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.”