April 12th, 2013
01:32 PM ET

Actor Jonathan Winters dead, associate says

Jonathan Winters, the wildly inventive actor and comedian who appeared in such films as "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and "The Loved One" and played Robin Williams' son on the TV show "Mork & Mindy," has died.

He was 87.

Winters died Thursday evening of natural causes at his home in Montecito, California, according to business associate Joe Petro III.

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April 8th, 2013
07:35 AM ET

Monday's live events

Watch CNN.com Live for gavel-to-gavel coverage of the trial of Jodi Arias, who's accused of killing her ex-boyfriend in 2008.

Today's programming highlights...

11:00 am ET - The funeral of Roger Ebert - Friends, family and fans gather in Chicago to bid farewell to award-winning movie critic Roger Ebert, who died last week.

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Wesley Snipes freed from prison
Wesley Snipes was convicted of failing to file federal tax returns for three years.
April 5th, 2013
04:37 PM ET

Wesley Snipes freed from prison

"Blade" actor Wesley Snipes has been released from a federal prison where he was serving a three-year sentence after being convicted on tax charges in February 2010.

The release to a supervised residential location in New York occurred Tuesday, the Federal Bureau of Prisons told CNN.

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Halle Berry expecting
Oscar winner Halle Berry is pregnant at 46, her rep says.
April 5th, 2013
04:26 PM ET

Halle Berry expecting

Actress Halle Berry and her fiance, French actor Olivier Martinez, are expecting a child, Berry's representative told CNN on Friday.

Berry, 46, has a daughter, Nahla, from an earlier relationship with Gabriel Aubry.

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Film critic Roger Ebert dies
April 4th, 2013
03:44 PM ET

Film critic Roger Ebert dies

Legendary film critic Roger Ebert, who this week said he was facing a recurrence of cancer, has died at 70, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, which syndicated his column.

In an essay on his blog Tuesday, Ebert explained he was planning to slow down and reduce the number of movie reviews he wrote. Ebert had already lost his voice and much of his jaw after battling thyroid and salivary gland cancer.

"My intent is to continue to write selected reviews but to leave the rest to a talented team of writers handpicked and greatly admired by me," Ebert wrote. "What's more, I'll be able at last to do what I've always fantasized about doing: reviewing only the movies I want to review."

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Muppets' Jane Henson dies
Muppets co-creator Jane Henson takes part in a ceremony at the National Museum of American History in 2010.
April 2nd, 2013
05:51 PM ET

Muppets' Jane Henson dies

Jane Nebel Henson - who was married to the late Muppets creator Jim Henson and was instrumental in the development of the world-famous puppets - died Tuesday morning, a representative for the Jim Henson Company said. She was 79.

Henson died at her home in Connecticut after a "long battle with cancer," a written statement from the company said.

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'Finding Nemo' sequel on the way
The blue fish Dory, voiced by Ellen DeGeneris, will be featured in the "Finding Nemo" sequel by Disney/Pixar.
April 2nd, 2013
04:51 PM ET

'Finding Nemo' sequel on the way

Talk of a "Finding Nemo" sequel has been flitting about the Web for a while, but Disney/Pixar made it official on Tuesday.

On its Facebook page, the company announced that the follow-up to their 2003 story will arrive in November 2015, with Andrew Stanton returning to direct.

Called "Finding Dory," the focus will evidently be on one fish in particular: the humorously forgetful Regal Blue Tang named Dory, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres.

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Lindsay Lohan pregnant? Psych!
Actress Lindsay Lohan fooled a lot of Twitter followers with her April Fools joke.
April 2nd, 2013
04:27 PM ET

Lindsay Lohan pregnant? Psych!

Lindsay Lohan is not pregnant, the actress announced Tuesday, refuting herself.

"April Fools. Where's everyone's sense of humor?" the troubled actress wrote Tuesday morning on her verified Twitter account. This after unleashing a retweet storm with three simple words posted April Fool's night: "Its official: pregnant."

Some, but certainly not all, of those following @lindsaylohan went for it hook, line and sinker. Within an hour, it had been retweeted more than 9,000 times.

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Pregnant? Lindsay Lohan? Internet scoffs
April 2nd, 2013
03:26 AM ET

Pregnant? Lindsay Lohan? Internet scoffs

It didn't take long for the tweet to ping around the world.

"Its official. Pregnant..." said the three simple words.

But coming from the verified Twitter account of a troubled actress whose every move elicits intense scrutiny, they were enough to send the Internet into a tizzy.

Shortly after the tweet appeared on @lindsaylohan, it became a worldwide trending topic. Within an hour, it had been retweeted more than 9,000 times.

Was it an April Fool's joke?

Very likely.

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More court drama awaits Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan is accused of lying to a police officer, reckless driving and violating her probation for a shoplifting conviction.
March 18th, 2013
04:56 AM ET

More court drama awaits Lindsay Lohan

The soap opera that is Lindsay Lohan offers more drama after the actress missed a Sunday night flight to Los Angeles, where she goes on trial Monday morning.

With no more red-eye flights heading west, Lohan called on a Los Angeles-based beverage company for which she has made promotional appearances.

"Thanks Mr. Pink for the private jet see you all in a few hours in LA," Lohan tweeted early Monday. Mr. Pink makes "premium ginseng-infused wellness beverages," according to its website.

Fortunately for Lohan, the courthouse where her trial is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. is just two miles from Los Angeles International Airport.

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February 6th, 2013
07:41 PM ET

'Star Wars' makeup master Stuart Freeborn dead at 98

Stuart Freeborn, the "Star Wars" makeup artist who helped create Chewbacca, Yoda, Jabba the Hutt and the otherworldly creatures in the trilogy's famous barroom scene, has died, Lucasfilm said Wednesday.

He was 98.

A creature effects artist, Freeborn also worked on other film classics and was responsible for creating the apelike human ancestors in the "Dawn of Man" sequence in "2001: A Space Odyssey."

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Burt Reynolds in intensive care after coming down with flu, rep says
Burt Reynolds was among Hollywood's most popular actors in the 1970s and 1980s, thanks to his leading roles in movies like "Smokey and the Bandit" -- as he is shown in here, facing off with actress Sally Fields.
January 25th, 2013
08:26 PM ET

Burt Reynolds in intensive care after coming down with flu, rep says

Actor Burt Reynolds is in intensive care in a Florida hospital, where he went for treatment of flu symptoms, one of his representatives said Friday.

Reynolds was dehydrated when he went to the hospital, and was eventually transferred to its intensive care unit, his representative Erik Kritzer told CNN.

"He is doing better at this time," Kritzer said late Friday afternoon of the 76-year-old actor. "We expect, as soon as he gets more fluids, he will be back in a regular room."

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January 10th, 2013
07:52 AM ET

Thursday's live events

President Obama will be sworn in for a second term in office on Monday, January 21.  Watch CNN.com Live for all your inauguration coverage.

Today's programming highlights...

8:38 am ET - Academy Award nominations announced - Will "Lincoln" be sworn in for a Best Picture nod?  Is the Academy boffo for "Argo"?  Could "Skyfall" surprise?  Those questions and more will be answered when Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone reveal the nominees for the 85th Annual Academy Awards.

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December 13th, 2012
07:37 AM ET

Thursday's live events

The talk in Washington is all about the "fiscal cliff" and what the president and Congress need to do about it.  Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of the fiscal cliff debate.

Today's programming highlights...

8:00 am ET - Golden Globe nominations - Actors Jessica Alba, Megan Fox and Ed Helms announce the nominations for 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California.  The Golden Globes honor the best in TV and film.

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December 12th, 2012
07:49 AM ET

Wednesday's live events

The talk in Washington is all about the "fiscal cliff" and what the president and Congress need to do to avoid it.  Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of the fiscal cliff debate.

Today's programming highlights...

9:00 am ET - SAG Award nominations announced - The Screen Actors Guild Awards honor the best in film and television, and are voted on by the actors themselves.  Nominations for the 19th annual awards are announced today.

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Coroner: Director had anti-depressant, sleep aid in system before death
Tony Scott died August 19 in Calfornia.
October 22nd, 2012
06:57 PM ET

Coroner: Director had anti-depressant, sleep aid in system before death

Tony Scott - the British film director behind films such as  "Top Gun" and "Beverly Hills Cop II" - had an anti-depressant and a sleep aid in his system when he jumped to his death in August, the Los Angeles County coroner's department said Monday.

Scott died after jumping off a bridge in San Pedro, California, into the Pacific Ocean. The coroner's department determined the final cause of his death as "multiple blunt force injuries," with drowning another "significant" factor.

Read more about the director's life and death at CNN.com/Entertainment

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August 15th, 2012
09:33 PM ET

Police: Moviegoer accidentally shoots himself in the rear

A man carried a gun into a movie theater and accidentally shot himself with it, police in Sparks, Nevada, say.

According to an incident report, police received several calls Tuesday night reporting shots being fired inside the Sparks Century Theater downtown, where "The Bourne Legacy" was playing. Multiple police units and other emergency personnel rushed to the theater, but officers quickly determined that only one shot had been fired.

Witnesses told police the man's gun had gone off when he adjusted his position in his seat. They said he quickly got up, apologized to other patrons sitting near him and left the theater before police arrived.

Officers later found the man at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Reno with a gunshot wound to his buttocks. He told them his gun - for which he had a valid concealed-carry permit - fell out of his pocket and discharged when it hit the floor.

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July 13th, 2012
08:29 PM ET

Sylvester Stallone's son dies, lawyer says

Sage Stallone, the grown son of actor Sylvester Stallone, has died, his lawyer said during a phone interview with Los Angeles TV station KNBC.

A body was found at Sage Stallone's Los Angeles home, Los Angeles police told CNN, without identifying who had died.

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My interview with Ernest
Hollywood legend Ernest Borgnine made a big impression on a young reporter.
July 9th, 2012
02:55 AM ET

My interview with Ernest

Editor's note: Leslie Tripp is an assignment editor for the CNN National Desk.

Many people in their mid-30s and younger heard about the death of actor Ernest Borgnine and it didn't mean much. But I felt a particular sadness because I have interviewed Borgnine, and I actually made him cry.

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Prolific writer Nora Ephron dead at 71
Nora Ephron created strong female characters for films like "Silkwood" and "Sleepless in Seattle."
June 26th, 2012
09:18 PM ET

Prolific writer Nora Ephron dead at 71

(CNN) – Novelist, filmmaker and screenwriter Nora Ephron has died after a battle with leukemia, her publisher said Tuesday. She was 71.

"She brought an awful lot of people a tremendous amount of joy. She will be sorely missed," said the statement from Alfred A. Knopf.

Ephron's romantic comedies included the box office hits "When Harry Met Sally," and "Sleepless in Seattle," both of which earned her screenwriting Oscar nominations.

She was also nominated for an Oscar for writing "Silkwood," the story of anti-nuclear activist Karen Silkwood.

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