• Al Michaels apologizes for Harvey Weinstein joke during 'Sunday Night Football'

    NBC sportscaster Al Michaels apologized for making a joke about Harvey Weinstein during "Sunday Night Football." The New York Giants, who were playing the Denver Broncos, came into the game winless and with a star receiver injured. During the third quarter, Michaels said, "Let's face it, the Giants are coming off of a worse week than Harvey Weinstein, and they're up by 14 points." Cris Collinsworth, Michaels' partner on the broadcast, chuckled at the line and said, "Only my L.A. guy comes up with that one." "All you have to do is read the papers -- any paper," Michaels responded. Later in the broadcast, Michaels said he was "a little flip about somebody obviously very much in the news all over

  • Patients waiting years for NHS surgery

    Patients in Northern Ireland are waiting three years to see a consultant about having surgery following a GP referral. The BBC has obtained exclusive figures showing long waiting times before a decision to operate. In Northern Ireland, targets say most patients should be seen within 9 weeks and none should wait over 15 weeks. Yet some patients are waiting 155 weeks or more to see a specialist for spinal conditions. A spokesman for the Health and Social Care board said it was 'unacceptable' that waiting lists had grown so long. Longer and longer waits The health service has not met the targets for several years. Figures obtained by Freedom of Information requests in April this year and seen by

  • Mayim Bialik responds to 'victim blaming' backlash

    "I have always had an uncomfortable relationship with being employed in an industry that profits on the objectification of women," she wrote. "Though pressure to 'be like the pretty girls' started long before I entered Hollywood, I quickly learned even as a preteen actress that young girls with doe eyes and pouty lips who spoke in a high register were favored for roles by the powerful men who made those decisions." The actress went on to write about following the example of her first-generation American parents who warned her of the dangers of Hollywood. "My mom didn't let me wear makeup or get manicures," Bialik wrote. "She encouraged me to be myself in audition rooms, and I followed my mother's

  • Han Solo 'Star Wars' film gets a title

    "I'll see you next year," Howard said closing the video. The film, which stars Alden Ehrenreich as the young Han Solo, tells the origin story of the character made famous by Harrison Ford in the original series. It is Disney and Lucasfilm's latest attempt to expand the "Star Wars" universe beyond that of the Skywalker saga. The company saw success with its first "Star Wars" spinoff, "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," which made more than $1 billion worldwide in December. The production of "Solo" hasn't exactly been a smooth ride, however. The film's original directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, left the film during its production due to creative differences with Disney's Lucasfilm. The company

  • Cher reuniting with Meryl Streep for 'Mamma Mia' sequel

    (CNN)The queen of reinvention is making her return to the silver screen. Cher announced over the weekend in several tweets that she has been cast in "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again," the sequel to the hit 2008 film, "Mamma Mia!" CNN also confirmed the news. Details on Cher's character still remain a mystery but she did tell fans on Twitter that "her look is amazing, not like anything I've done & she's a pistol." She also gave her followers a glimpse of her sky-high platform boots. This also marks a reunion for Cher and Meryl Streep, both of whom co-starred in the the 1983 film, "Silkwood." Streep played Donna Sheridan in 2008's "Mamma Mia!" and she will be reprising her role for the 2018 sequel.

  • 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

  • John Oliver calls out the Academy

    The host of "Last Week Tonight" criticized the Academy for only stripping Harvey Weinstein of his membership and ignoring its other controversial members.