CNN.com - RSS Channel - Entertainment

CNN.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more.



Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has died

Aretha Franklin, whose gospel-rooted singing and bluesy yet expansive delivery earned her the title "the Queen of Soul," has died, a source close to the family said Thursday. She was 76.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 4:05 pm


Tributes pour in for Aretha Franklin

A one-of-a-kind voice in the musical world is being remembered as a person who's left an unfillable void in the music industry.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 9:34 pm


How Aretha Franklin energized two social movements with one hit song

Nobody would call Aretha Franklin a central figure of the civil rights movement. And she was not an overt feminist.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 12:26 pm


Respect. Aretha Franklin's life in photos

Aretha Franklin's musical career spans six decades. Her more than 100 chart hits, including "Respect" and "Think," have made her the undisputed "Queen of Soul." Franklin died on August 16 at her home in Detroit, surrounded by family and friends, according to a statement on behalf of the family from the singer's longtime publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn. She was 76.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 4:27 pm


Julia Louis-Dreyfus 'grateful' to be back on 'Veep' set

The cast and crew of "Veep" are back in action.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 5:08 pm


'Mile 22' loads up brutal action vehicle that misses the mark

The basic plot for "Mile 22" is about as challenging as the average CBS drama pilot, which is less of a problem because it's also almost wholly irrelevant. The fourth collaboration between Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg is devoted to visceral, brutally violent action, which this 90-some-odd-minute movie delivers in droves, even if the title is at least 21 miles more than it's worth driving to see it.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 1:04 pm


Aerosmith is headed to Las Vegas

Aerosmith is setting up shop in Sin City.

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 12:59 pm


Emmys co-host Colin Jost not a fan of awards shows

Despite being one of the hosts of this year's Emmy Awards, Colin Jost says he's not a huge fan of awards shows.

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 10:26 am


Madonna joins sexy-celebs-in-their-60s club

If anyone could put the "sex" in "sexagenarian" it would be Madonna.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 9:48 am


Matt Groening's 'Disenchantment' can't cast much of a spell

After all these years cashing residual checks from "The Simpsons," Matt Groening doesn't need to produce another TV show unless he really wants to. So it's something of a surprise that his new creation for Netflix, "Disenchantment," doesn't cast much of a spell. Instead, it's a by-the-numbers affair -- the equivalent of a joke that begins "A princess, an elf and a demon walk into a bar...."

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 12:10 pm


Priyanka Chopra debuts her ring

It looks like Nick Jonas did good.

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 12:18 pm


Madonna turns 60

Posted on


Reality star Lyric McHenry dies at 26

Lyric McHenry, who appeared on the E! reality series "EJNYC," was found dead Tuesday in New York City, a law enforcement source confirmed to CNN.

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 10:55 am


Danity Kane is (kind of) reuniting

Some members of the pop girl group Danity Kane are getting back together.

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 1:19 pm


Penn Jillette claims Trump said 'racially insensitive' comments

Magician Penn Jillette, one half of the duo Penn &Teller, claims he heard President Donald Trump say "racially insensitive" remarks during his time appearing on the reality competition show, "The Celebrity Apprentice."

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 5:37 pm


Taylor Swift marks anniversary of her court victory

Taylor Swift is marking the one-year anniversary of her court victory in an assault case.

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 11:02 am


7 things you should know about Aretha Franklin

Musical icon Aretha Franklin is known for her powerhouse vocals, but here are a few other interesting facts about her personal life and career.

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 10:51 am


Lennon and McCartney sons come together for selfie

Hey Jude, John Lennon and Paul McCartney's kids are friends.

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 11:52 am


Colbert mocks Trump with song 'Say McCain'

Late-night host Stephen Colbert created a Destiny's Child parody of President Trump signing the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act, but failing to mention the Senator by name.

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 5:15 am


Pauley Perrette calls out 'Family Feud' for 'filthy answers'

Pauley Perrette is a fan of "Family Feud," but not some of its language.

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 3:19 pm


Ariana Grande and James Corden's musical ode to 'Titanic' is an ocean of emotion

James Corden's latest musical celebrity segment will have you swimming in emotions.

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 11:58 am


'Sabrina's' return looks chilling

It's "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" like you've never seen her before.

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 2:31 am


'Crazy Rich Asians' stars explain why the film should be allowed to fail

"Crazy Rich Asians" cast members Awkwafina, Nico Santos, Ronny Chieng and Janice Koh are hyperaware there's a lot riding on the success of their film.

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 12:25 pm


Why John Legend wants Louisiana to amend its constitution

As part of his continued work in criminal justice reform, John Legend is calling on Louisiana to change its constitution.

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 9:47 am


Chris Hardwick's tearful return to 'Talking Dead'

Chris Hardwick returned to hosting "Talking Dead" following allegations from his ex-girlfriend, actress Chloe Dykstra, that he sexually and emotionally abused her.

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 7:30 am


Is Netflix the new king of stand-up comedy?

For fans of stand-up comedy, this decade has been a dream come true.

Posted on 13 August 2018 | 11:01 am


'Ordeal by Innocence' spins Agatha Christie into juicy miniseries

Amazon is ramping up production of new programming, but in the meantime the streaming service is making the most out of British imports -- and specifically, miniseries. After the splendid "A Very English Scandal" comes "Agatha Christie's Ordeal by Innocence," a star-speckled three-part mystery, juicily constructed from one of the prolific crime writer's later works.

Posted on 10 August 2018 | 9:36 am


'Crazy Rich Asians' serves up auspicious mix of romance, laughs

"Crazy Rich Asians" understandably feels like an occasion -- a big, colorful coming-out party for Asian (and especially Asian-American) talent. Set aside the cultural significance, though, and director Jon M. Chu has delivered a highly satisfying, decidedly old-fashioned romantic comedy, garnished with soapy elements and enough mouth-watering shots of food to inspire a big meal before or after.

Posted on 9 August 2018 | 12:29 am


'Insatiable' feeds appetite for juicy, Southern-fried soap

"Insatiable" is an unexpected little gem, a series so floridly over the top as to feel like a send-up of 1980s soap operas on 21st-century steroids. Everyone, seemingly, is hot for someone they can't have or who's utterly oblivious to their interest, in a Netflix series that throws together teen beauty pageants, raging hormones and closeted desires in one surprisingly binge-worthy stew.

Posted on 9 August 2018 | 9:47 am