Celebrity

BREAKING: R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison

Kelly was convicted of racketeering, sex trafficking

NEW YORK (AP) - R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for using his R&B superstardom to subject young fans to systematic sexual abuse. The singer and songwriter was convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking last year…

Matthew McConaughey pleas for action on gun control

McConaughey told stories of those killed in the elementary shooting in Uvalde

Originally Published: 07 JUN 22 13:38 ET Updated: 07 JUN 22 15:07 ET By Kate Sullivan, CNN (CNN) -- Actor Matthew McConaughey delivered impassioned and at-times emotional remarks at the White House press briefing on Tuesday, telling the stories of…

Actor Ray Liotta dead at 67, according to reports

A source says Liotta died in his sleep Wednesday nighy

Ray Liotta, the actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill in “Goodfellas” and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams,” has died. He was 67. A source at the Dominican Republic’s National Forensic Science Institute who was…

Lyrics from Young Thug's songs used as evidence in his gang indictment

Here is the latest information on the Grammy-winning rapper's case

Originally Published: 11 MAY 22 17:32 ET By Leah Asmelash, CNN (CNN) -- Grammy-winning rapper Young Thug's lyrics are being cited as evidence in a sweeping 56-count gang indictment, again raising a debate over whether lyrics are protected free speech.…

BREAKING: Will Smith banned from Academy Awards for 10 years

This is a result of his slapping of comedian Chris Rock

Originally Published: 08 APR 22 14:55 ET Updated: 08 APR 22 15:20 ET By Chloe Melas and Lisa Respers France, CNN (CNN) -- Will Smith will not be allowed to attend the Academy Awards for the next 10 years, as…

Chris Rock: 'I am still still kind of processing what happened'

Chris Rock publicly addresses Oscars incident for the first time

Originally Published: 30 MAR 22 17:06 ET Updated: 31 MAR 22 08:45 ET By Chloe Melas, CNN (CNN) -- Chris Rock made an emotional return to the stage on Wednesday night for the first time since Will Smith slapped him…

Academy 'upset and outraged' by Will Smith's behavior

CEO Hudson says group is working on a decision, which could 'take a few weeks'

Originally Published: 30 MAR 22 08:54 ET By Chloe Melas (CNN) -- The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences told members its leaders are "upset and outraged" by Will Smith's behavior during the Oscars, in a letter obtained by…

Jada Pinkett Smith breaks silence amid Oscars controversy

'This is a season for healing and I'm here for it'

Originally Published: 29 MAR 22 11:35 ET Updated: 29 MAR 22 13:55 ET By Lisa Respers France, CNN (CNN) -- Jada Pinkett Smith posted a message on her verified Instagram account Tuesday, her first since her husband Will Smith slapped…

Will Smith's mother releases statement on altercation

Will Smith's mother: 'That's the first time I've ever seen him go off'

Originally Published: 29 MAR 22 09:28 ET By Lisa Respers France, CNN (CNN) -- Carolyn Smith, Will Smith's mother, was gathered with family at her home in the Philadelphia suburbs Sunday night, excited to watch her son at the Academy…

Chris Rock isn't pressing charges against Will Smith for the Oscars slap

The LAPD confirmed on Monday that Rock declined to file a police report

Originally Published: 28 MAR 22 06:26 ET Updated: 28 MAR 22 07:46 ET By Toyin Owoseje, CNN (CNN) -- Chris Rock will not be pressing charges against Will Smith following their onstage altercation at this year's Oscars, the Los…

Eminem took a knee during his Super Bowl halftime performance

Eminem has a history of supporting Kaepernick's efforts

Originally Published: 14 FEB 22 00:12 ET Updated: 14 FEB 22 08:36 ET By Amir Vera, Maureen Chowdhury and Deena Zaru, CNN (CNN) -- Sunday's Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show not only featured some of the greatest artists in…

Celine Dion cancels remaining shows of Courage World Tour

Dion cancels due to ongoing health issues

Originally Published: 16 JAN 22 10:22 ET By Sana Noor Haq, CNN (CNN) -- Celine Dion has announced the cancellation of the remaining 16 shows of her world tour, due to ongoing health issues. The Canadian singer said she was…

Tiffany Haddish arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, police say

Officers responded to a call regarding a driver asleep at the wheel on the roadway

Originally Published: 15 JAN 22 15:46 ET By Emma Tucker and Amy Simonson, CNN (CNN) -- Actor and comedian Tiffany Haddish was arrested in Georgia early Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to local police. Officers responded…

Bob Saget, comedian and 'Full House' star, dead at 65

Saget was found dead in a hotel room on Sunday at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando

Originally Published: 09 JAN 22 20:19 ET Updated: 10 JAN 22 07:21 ET By Sandra Gonzalez, CNN (CNN) -- Bob Saget, the comedian and actor arguably known best by audiences as wholesome patriarch Danny Tanner on the sitcom "Full House,"…

Sidney Poitier, Hollywood's first Black movie star, dies at 94

Poitier was first Black man to win best actor Oscar

Originally Published: 07 JAN 22 10:32 ET Updated: 08 JAN 22 09:01 ET By Brandon Griggs, CNN (CNN) -- Sidney Poitier, whose elegant bearing and principled onscreen characters made him Hollywood's first Black movie star and the first Black…

Actress Betty White dead at 99

White died weeks before a milestone birthday

Originally Published: 31 DEC 21 14:48 ET Updated: 31 DEC 21 14:49 ET By Todd Leopold, CNN (CNN) -- Betty White, the self-described "lucky old broad" whose sweetly sarcastic senior citizen characters were a beloved fixture on TV shows and…

Betty White is turning 100 and we're all invited

White invites fan to celebrate with her in a special movie event

Originally Published: 16 DEC 21 14:12 ET Updated: 17 DEC 21 10:08 ET By Marianne Garvey, CNN (CNN) -- Betty White is about to turn 100 and she'll celebrate in a big way. White, former Golden Girl and national treasure,…