Here's what's new and interesting in entertainment and the arts:
- Kathy Griffin has been widely criticized for a gory photo shoot with Donald Trump's (fake) head
- Then she apologized
- But President Trump didn't accept Griffin's apology
- Neither did First Lady Melania Trump
- And now CNN has fired Griffin
- Lebanon has officially banned 'Wonder Woman' over star's Israeli heritage
- Olivia Newton-John has a new cancer diagnosis; her June shows are postponed
Kathy Griffin is out of a job at CNN.
The cable network on Wednesday terminated its agreement with the comic, who for years has co-hosted its New Year's Eve program with Anderson Cooper, after a photo of Griffin holding a bloody, severed head in the likeness of President Trump went viral on social media.
The image, taken by photographer Tyler Shields, elicited strong criticism from liberals and conservatives alike.
Griffin apologized for the gory image in a 30-second video posted online Tuesday night.
"I beg for your forgiveness," Griffin said in the video. "I went too far."
Trump denounced the image Wednesday, calling it "Sick!" and saying Griffin should be ashamed.