George Michael, the English singer-songwriter who shot to stardom in the 1980s as half of the pop duo Wham! and went on to become one of the era’s biggest pop solo artists with hits such as “Faith” and “I Want Your Sex,” died over the Christmas holiday. He was 53.
Michael died peacefully at his home in Goring, England, according to his publicist. She said he had not been ill. In a statement, Thames Valley Police called Michael’s death “unexplained but not suspicious.”
Teamed with guitarist Andrew Ridgeley in Wham!, Michael soared to fame in Britain in the early ’80s with hits such as “Young Guns (Go For It!),” “Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do)” and “Bad Boys.”
Were you naughty this year? Were you nice? It doesn't matter, because Netflix is bringing back "Fuller House" for a third season either way.
Netflix delivered the news to fans on Saturday via various social media platforms, confirming that the spin-off series would return with new episodes in 2017.
The renewal news comes as little surprise to those following the career of "Fuller House" star Candace Cameron Bure, who left her position as co-host of "The View" in December, citing increased career demands on "Fuller House" and other projects.
It's Christmas day and many in Hollywood remain heavy-hearted after the Friday hospitalization of actress and author Carrie Fisher.
Fisher, best known for her iconic portrayal of Princess (and General) Leia in the "Star Wars" series, suffered a "cardiac episode" aboard a flight from London to LAX and is currently in intensive care at UCLA Medical Center.
Two people aboard a flight from London to Los Angeles said via social media that they saw Carrie Fisher stop breathing before the plane landed at LAX.
On Friday, airport police responded to calls of an unresponsive female passenger on board. Emergency officials confirmed that that passenger was Carrie Fisher, the 60-year-old actress and writer who rose to fame playing Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” movies.
She is reported to be in critical condition after experiencing a “cardiac episode” on the 11-hour flight.
Actress and writer Carrie Fisher has died after suffering a cardiac episode during a flight from London to Los Angeles on Dec. 23. Prior to the release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," Fisher spoke to The Times about the film, Princess Leia and her "Star Wars" legacy. Below is an excerpt from a story originally published on Dec. 4, 2015.
Fisher would know what it takes to make a lasting legacy in this franchise. The first few precious moments of "A New Hope" follow the angry revolutionary pulling together a contingency plan to smuggle spy documents off a spaceship. Unafraid of being taken hostage by the nefarious Empire, Princess Leia blasts the invading Imperial Stormtroopers. Leia shoots first.
In captivity, Leia proceeds to throw some truly galactic shade: "Darth Vader, only you could be so bold," "Gov. Tarkin, I should have expected to find you holding Vader's leash. I recognized your foul stench when I was brought on board," and the classic, "Aren't you a little short for a Stormtrooper?"
Ivanka Trump experienced some unexpected turbulence before takeoff on a Thursday morning JetBlue flight.
As TMZ reported, the daughter of President-elect Donald Trump was sitting with family on a commercial flight leaving New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport when a passenger began taunting her.
“Your father is ruining the country,” the passenger yelled at her, according to the website. “Why is she on our flight? She should be flying private.”
Delta Air Lines finds itself at the center of another passenger controversy, but this time the patron in question has a platform with nearly nearly 4 million subscribers.
YouTube star Adam Saleh, best known for pranking videos, as well as snapshots into how the world treats Muslims, was removed from a Delta flight Wednesday after an incident that Saleh claims was sparked by him speaking Arabic on the plane.
Saleh took video of the immediate aftermath of the encounter, as Delta was trying to remove him from the plane; he continued to livestream the event from the airport.
Cartoon Network has announced that it will be kicking off 2017 with brand-new episodes of fan-favorite shows including "Steven Universe," "Adventure Time" and "Regular Show."
Five new episodes of "Steven Universe" will premiere in a weeklong event kicking off on Jan. 30. Here are the titles and synopses for the upcoming episodes:
“Steven’s Dream” (Jan. 30): A strange dream prompts Steven to search for answers.
“Adventures in Light Distortion” (Jan. 30): Steven and the Gems take off on a search and recovery mission.
“Gem Heist" (Jan. 31): The Gems try to pull off a heist.
“The Zoo” (Feb. 1): Steven visits a special zoo.
“That Will Be All” (Feb. 2): Steven and the Gems make a daring escape!
Mordecai, Rigby and the rest of the "Regular Show" gang will jump-start the network's batch of new episodes with "Kill 'Em With Kindness" airing Jan. 14. The long-running show will be airing its hourlong series finale, which promises an epic final battle to decide the fate of the universe, on Jan. 16.