It has not been a very good year for those concerned with climate change. The U.S. is considering leaving the landmark Paris climate pact, a hostile appointee leads the Environmental Protection Agency, and right-wing websites chortle, “Trump’s Latest Move Will Make Al Gore Fry.”
But is Al Gore himself despondent or depressed about it all? Not in the slightest.
“I’ve been inoculated in the year 2000,” he says, combining a burst of genial good humor with a reference to his presidential election loss to George W. Bush. “I now have a resistance to being disheartened, the antibodies are still thriving in my bloodstream.
Ellen DeGeneres is working on a new comedy special — for the first time in a very long time — and this time she's working with Netflix.
"Looks like it's been 15 years since you did a stand-up special. ... How about one for Netflix?" the streaming service asked her Wednesday on Twitter. Minutes later, DeGeneres replied, "Let me think about it. Ok I'm in."
Here's how "in" she is: "I'm writing it now, I can’t wait," DeGeneres said in a statement confirming the upcoming gig. "I'll keep you posted when and where I'm gonna shoot my Netflix special. I'm excited to do it; I'm excited for you to see it."
Fresh off of Tuesday's announcement that, yes, Tom Cruise has a "Top Gun" sequel in the works, it seemed natural to wonder what ever happened to the rest of the cast of that 1986 classic.
It's been 31 years since the film's release, and although none of his former co-stars is likely to be as well-preserved as Cruise — who appears to be in full "Benjamin Button" mode these days — it's also likely that few have had as tumultuous a career as Cruise has.
Here's what the cast and crew of "Top Gun" have been up to recently.
The body of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who died last week in Detroit, was reportedly cremated Tuesday in Hollywood, and a funeral is planned for later this week.
Widow Vicky Cornell, brother Peter Boyle and friends Linda Ramone and singer J.D. King were at Hollywood Forever Cemetery for the cremation, sources familiar with the service told TMZ.
Cornell's body was flown to Los Angeles from Detroit on Sunday, family attorney Kirk Pasich told Rolling Stone on Monday, and a private funeral will be held Friday. Pasich told Variety on Sunday that public memorials will be held "when it's decided."
Grande’s team said all ticket holders will be granted refunds. (May 24, 2017)
Ariana Grande's tour has been suspended through June 5, her management team said Wednesday. That includes the cancellation of concerts planned for Thursday and Friday at London's O2 Arena.
Twenty-two people died and at least 59 were injured in a suicide attack Monday night outside Manchester Arena, where Grande had just concluded a stop on her Dangerous Woman Tour.
"We ask at this time that we all continue to support the city of Manchester and all those families affected by this cowardice and senseless act of violence," the singer's reps said in a statement. "Our way of life has once again been threatened but we will overcome this together."
In the wake of Monday's deadly terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, Warner Bros. has announced it is canceling a planned premiere in London next week for its superhero film "Wonder Woman."
"Our thoughts are with those affected by the recent tragedy in the UK," the studio said in a statement. "In light of the current situation, we will not be proceeding with our plans for the premiere and junket activities in London."
Starring Gal Gadot and directed by Patty Jenkins, the highly anticipated film – which is set in Europe during World War I – will hold its U.S. premiere on Thursday in Los Angeles. It arrives in theaters June 2.
Courtesy of billionaire inventor/playboy Tony Stark, the suit is embedded with Iron Man-style technology. A Jarvis-like computer assistant informs Peter Parker (Tom Holland) of the "576 possible web shooter combinations" he has at his command. A parachute can also be deployed out of the back of the suit when needed, and the chest piece can detach and turn into a drone.
For those who prefer their Spidey old-school, though, the trailer also promises a return to Parker's teenage roots — though with a decidedly cockier spin than the shy, alienated high school nerd we've often seen depicted in the comics and onscreen.
Manchester Arena has postponed concerts by Take That, an English pop group from the city that was to play there Thursday, Friday and Saturday. But it's working to see that a KISS show proceeds next week.
"Unfortunately, due to the tragic events that unfolded on Monday night, it is not possible for the concerts to take place," the arena said in a statement. "These have now been postponed and more information will follow." In another statement, the arena cited the ongoing police investigation.
Take That had previously postponed a show at another location, saying Tuesday on its website, "Out of respect to all of the people and their families that were affected by the horrific incident last night at the Manchester Arena, we have decided to postpone our show tonight in Liverpool. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all."
The original "Top Gun" came out in 1986 and Cruise played a cocky Navy aviator hungry to be the best of the best when he enters the competitive Topgun program based at the Naval Air Station in Miramar, Calif.