Racism uproar at home threatens to eclipse royal visit to US

LONDON (AP) — Renewed allegations of racism at Buckingham Palace threatened to overshadow Prince William’s trip to the United States after campaigners said the palace needed to acknowledge a wider problem that goes beyond one member of staff. The controversy erupted Wednesday when a Black advocate for survivors of domestic abuse said a senior member … Read more

Joe Pesci says playing Harry in the ‘Home Alone’ films came with some ‘serious’ pain

CNN — They say artists have to be willing to do anything for their art, and for Joe Pesci, that includes setting his head on fire. In a new interview with People, the Oscar winner reflected on the making of “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” on the occasion of the sequel’s 30th anniversary … Read more

Mistrial declared in actor Danny Masterson’s rape trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday after jurors said they were hopelessly deadlocked at the trial of “That ’70s Show” actor Danny Mastersonwho was charged with three monkfish. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charlaine F. Olmedo had ordered the jurors to take Thanksgiving week off and keep deliberating after they told … Read more

Tom Holland would be a great Zorro, according to Antonio Banderas

CNN — In the age of reboots, revivals and prequels, Antonio Banderas is sharing thoughts on who would make a great choice to follow in his masked footsteps as the legendary Zorro. The actor, who played the swashbuckling hero in 1998’s “The Mask of Zorro” and sequel “The Legend of Zorro” in 2005, said his … Read more

Tom Hanks and more stars share their favorite Christmas movies

Editor’s Note: “Tis the Season: The Holidays on Screen” celebrates the most beloved holiday films and television specials. The special airs Sunday, November 27 at 8 pm ET/PT on CNN. CNN — It’s that time of year to cozy up on the couch, grab a hot chocolate and watch one of the most cherished genres: … Read more

The secrets behind these Christmas movie classics

Editor’s Note: The CNN special “Tis the Season: The Holidays on Screen” celebrates the beloved genre of holiday films and television specials. It premieres this Sunday at 8 pm ET/PT. Watching Christmas movies is a whole tradition unto itself. Every family has their mainstays, whether it’s an animated classic from yesterday or a more modern … Read more

‘Aladdin’ turns 30: Alan Menken on the journey of an animated classic

CNN — It might be hard to believe, but this holiday weekend marks 30 years since the release of “Aladdin” – the animated classic that set the stage for multiple sequels, a live-action reimagining released in 2019 and even a Broadway musical. To mark the occasion, eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who nabbed two statuettes … Read more

Famed ‘Goonies’ house for sale in coastal Astoria, Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Good news for fans of “The Goonies:” the old Victorian home featured in the film is on sale in Astoria, Oregon, and potential buyers are considering making it more accessible to the public. “We have a few interested parties right now,” said realtor Jordan Miller, the listing agent for the property. … Read more

James Cameron almost didn’t choose Leonardo DiCaprio or Kate Winslet to star in Titanic

CNN — James Cameron is sharing some surprising details from the making of his blockbuster hit “Titanic,” which celebrates 25 years of being released next month. In a new video interview with GQ, the iconic director revealed that he almost didn’t end up casting Leonardo DiCaprio or Kate Winslet – his two romantic leads whose … Read more

‘Love Actually’ cast to reunite for 20th anniversary TV special

CNN — One of the most beloved modern Christmas classics is turning 20 next year, and to mark the occasion, cast members from the landmark 2003 romantic comedy “Love Actually” are reuniting for a TV special to air on ABC next week, the network announced Tuesday. Hugh Grant, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Bill Nighy and … Read more