• Harvey Weinstein accusers now more than 40

    It started with Ashley Judd. The New York Times story that unearthed the first of what would become more than 40 accusations of sexual harassment, and in some cases assault, against movie titan Harvey Weinstein started with an account from Judd. The actress told the story of an encounter that happened more than two decades ago, when she was in the midst of filming 1997's "Kiss the Girls." Judd claimed to the Times that she went to the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel for a business breakfast meeting with Weinstein but once there, a bathrobe-clad Weinstein asked if he could give her a massage or she could watch him shower. Her account to the Times was confirmed to CNN by her publicist. Judd went

  • Gord Downie of Tragically Hip dies at 53

    Tragically Hip toured in summer 2016 as a way of dealing with the singer's diagnosis. "This feels like the right thing to do now, for Gord, and for all of us," the band said at the time in a statement. Born in Kingston, Ontario, Downie loved playing hockey and became a lifelong fan of the Boston Bruins, which was strengthened by his godfather, Harry Sinden, serving as the team's coach and general manager. But he loved music and songwriting even more. Formed in 1984, the Hip, as the band is commonly called, became one of Canada's premiere groups with hits such as "Wheat Kings," "Bobcaygeon" and "Ahead by a Century." City and Colour's Dallas Green told The Canadian Press in June 2016 that Downie

  • Ed Sheeran cancels shows after accident

    Ed Sheeran says he is "unable to perform live concerts for the immediate future" after breaking his arm in a cycling accident. The star came off his bike, reportedly after being struck by a car, at the weekend. "A visit to my doctors confirmed fractures in my right wrist and left elbow," he said on Instagram, alongside a picture of his arm in a cast. So far, dates in Taipei, Osaka, Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong have been affected. "I'm waiting to see how the healing progresses before we have to decide on shows beyond that," the star said. "Please stay tuned for more details." A post shared by Ed Sheeran (@teddysphotos) on Oct 17, 2017 at 3:53pm PDT The 26-year-old has a further eight dates scheduled

  • 'Project Runway's' Mychael Knight dies at 39

    Lifetime, the network that airs "Project Runway," also released a statement to CNN. "We are saddened to hear about the passing of a member of the 'Project Runway' family, designer Mychael Knight," the statement said. "It's a loss of a great talent and we wish his family peace and solace during this difficult time." Born in Nuremberg, Germany, Knight grew up in Montgomery, Alabama, and graduated from high school in Washingtonville, New York. After attending Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, where he earned a degree in apparel design and merchandising, Knight broke into the fashion industry while working as an intern at Wilbourn Exclusives in Atlanta in 2001. An established fashion stylist,

  • Study: Trump's tweets lead to bad news coverage

    President Trump has said that Twitter allows him to eschew a press corp he routinely decries as dishonest. But those tweets have led to plenty of bad headlines, and poor marks from the American public. A study released on Wednesday by Pew Research Center found that most stories that included one of Trump's tweets "were more likely than others to have an overall negative assessment of him or his administration." Fifty-four percent of stories containing a Trump tweet carried a negative assessment from the journalist who wrote the story. Only 7% had a positive assessment, while 39% had neither. At first blush, those numbers might appear to give credence to Trump and his supporters, who believe that

  • Harvey Weinstein off Weinstein Company board of directors

    Harvey Weinstein is off the Weinstein Company board of directors. The departure foreshadows further changes at the crippled movie and TV studio, including a possible sale. His resignation came during a Tuesday morning board of directors meeting. For many years Weinstein was synonymous with the company, which he co-founded with his brother Bob Weinstein. But all that changed after an investigation by The New York Times detailed a decades-long pattern of alleged harassment by Weinstein. On October 8, Bob and the rest of the board members fired him. That meant Weinstein lost his co-chair job running part of the studio on a daily basis. He remained on the board -- but not for long. A spokesman for

  • Reese Witherspoon and America Ferrera reveal assaults

    The actress was there to introduce her "Big Little Lies" costar Laura Dern, who was an honoree. During her remarks, Witherspoon said the Weinstein scandal has been tough on her. "I have my own experiences that have come back to me very vividly and I have found it hard to sleep, hard to think, hard to communicate," she said. "A lot of the feelings I've been having about anxiety, about being honest, the guilt for not speaking up earlier or taking action." Witherspoon opened up about her "true disgust at the director who assaulted me when I was 16 years old and anger that I felt at the agents and anger at the agent and producers who made me feel that silence was a condition of my employment." "And