Phyllis Diller, one of the first female stand-up comediennes and a variety show star, passes away in her sleep.
Comedian Phyllis Diller, known for her self-deprecating humor, died "peacefully in her sleep" at her Los Angeles home Monday morning, her manager told CNN. Diller was 95.
The late-night TV talk war grows more competitive in January when ABC moves "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to an 11:35 p.m. start, pushing the long-running "Nightline" back an hour.
"VH1 Storytellers" is hitting up Grammy-winning ladies for its coming season: Pink, Alicia Keys, and Taylor Swift are the next batch of artists to be featured on VH1?s long-running music-interview franchise, EW has learned exclusively.
Way before people such as Roseanne Barr, Kathy Griffin and Rosie O'Donnell broke ground for women in comedy, there was Phyllis Diller. She got started in the late '50s, a time when female stand-up comics were a rarity.
Between 20 and 25 employees of NBC's "The Tonight Show" have been laid off and host Jay Leno has taken a substantial pay cut, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told CNN on Saturday.
Although Rage thinks Paul Ryan is just another cog in the "Machine," that doesn't stop the Republican vice presidential hopeful from rocking out to the rap metal group's anti-establishment lyrics.
In a survey conducted by Men's Health, Jennifer Aniston was named hottest woman of all time. A.J. Hammer reports.
Jennifer Aniston is heading back to the altar, after accepting a marriage proposal from Justin Theroux, representatives from both actors said Sunday.
Country music fans are loyal and they don't like to see their legends fall.
Cops say they found Randy Travis naked, smelling of alcohol and lying on a remote stretch of roadway in Texas
Country music star Randy Travis, who pleaded no contest to public intoxication following the Super Bowl in February, was arrested again Tuesday after being found naked, smelling apparently of alcohol and lying on a remote stretch of roadway in northern Texas just before midnight, authorities said.
Country singer Randy Travis is released from jail after being charged with driving while intoxicated.
The 2012 Summer Olympics are in the home stretch this week, but for the network airing them the games have just begun.
The water had barely dried on the rain-soaked stages of Lollapalooza in Chicago Saturday night when festival founder Perry Farrell announced the franchise would be expanding to the Middle East next year.
With the arrival of Lollapalooza 2012, 100,000 attendees are expected to descend on Chicago's Grant Park every day this weekend.
Jermaine Jackson retracted his signature on a letter made public last month criticizing executors of Michael Jackson's estate and his mother's advisers Monday.
On his website, Ronald William Brown posed with puppets, boasted about birthday party performances and offered workshops for school groups.
Brooke Baldwin reports on a puppeteer who chatted online about killing, kidnapping and eating a boy from his church.
Last weekend, a dark cloud hung over the box office after the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, rocked the country.
A judge appointed TJ Jackson, the 34-year-old son of Tito Jackson, as temporary guardian of Michael Jackson's three children in the absence of their grandmother Katherine Jackson.
Security camera video obtained by CNN shows the tension between Jackson family members amid a very public dispute over the whereabouts of Katherine Jackson.
What?! No best comedy series Emmy nomination for "Parks and Recreation?" "Community?" Nothing for "Mad Men's" John Slattery?
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel shows up to the Emmy nominations in his pajamas.
When it comes to comedy, the Emmys are making room for "Girls."
FX Network's "American Horror Story" and AMC's "Mad Men" landed the most Primetime Emmy Award nominations, with 17 apiece. "Downton Abbey," from PBS had 16 nods.
One of Bollywood's best known movie stars dies following a prolonged illness. CNN's Ram Ramgopal reports.
Kitty Wells shocked the country music scene when she first sang about honky tonks and cheating husbands 60 years ago, but it propelled her to stardom and blazed a path for the strong female voices that followed.
Oscar-winning actress Celeste Holm died at her home in New York on Sunday at the age of 95, her niece, Amy Phillips, confirmed.
Oscar-winning producer Richard D. Zanuck, whose films include "Driving Miss Daisy," "Jaws," and Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland," died Friday at age 77 of a heart attack in Los Angeles, his publicists said.
Maybe it pays to be a complainer.
On July 25th, 1965, Bob Dylan walked onstage at the Newport Folk Festival, plugged in his 1964 sunburst Fender Stratocaster and tore through a scorching three-song set. It was a crucial turning point in his career, and it quickly became rock & roll legend -- the moment when Dylan transformed from a protest folkie to a rebel genius. But the guitar Dylan played on that mythic afternoon went missing for the next 47 years -- until recently, when a team of PBS researchers told New Jersey resident Dawn Peterson that she had it in her home.
"Black Dynamite" has a new lease on life.
As the dispute between Viacom and DirecTV continued Wednesday, the conglomerate yanked access to some of its more popular programming that was available free on company websites. Fans can no longer watch full episodes of shows like "SpongeBob Squarepants" and "iCarly" or "Jersey Shore" and "The Daily Show," which is sure to further anger the 20 million DirecTV subscribers who continue to find a dark screen when they change the channel to Viacom-owned nets like Nick, MTV, Comedy Central and VH1.
A fan of 'Game of Thrones' launched an effort to get HBO to bypass cable and sell the series in an online subscription.
DNA found on a chain used by protesters believed to be aligned with the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York appears to be a "similar profile" to DNA recovered in the unsolved murder of a Julliard student in 2004, according to a source with knowledge of the case.
Legendary Jim Marshall photographed the Rolling Stones in 1972. CNN's Simon Barnett talks about the never-seen photos.
It's a first-world problem of epic proportions, and the couch potatoes of the Web aren't pleased.
Movie critic Grae Drake gives her grades for "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "Katy Perry: Part of Me."
When Lady Gaga flounces onto a concert stage in one of her Marie Antoinette-gone-"Clockwork Orange" getups, there's never much doubt that you're watching a glorious ''monster.'' The magic of Katy Perry, by contrast, is that she'll show up to perform in a shiny blue wig with Bettie Page bangs wearing oversize spinning lollipops pinned to her breasts ... and damned if she still doesn't look like the girl next door.
"Today is a big day for hip hop."
We're officially halfway through 2012, and if you're an obsessive box-office junkie like me, that means it's time to reflect back on the past six months at the movies and give credit to some of the best box-office performances. (Theoretically, it's also time to think back to box-office disasters like Battleship, John Carter, and That's My Boy, but we'll save that for another time...)
Who had more money thrown at him this weekend? A bong-smoking teddy bear with a bad attitude or Channing Tatum in a sparkly G-string?
SI.com has learned that Fox Sports is aggressively pursuing ESPN sportscaster Erin Andrews for a role at its network. The network's executives recently met with Andrews regarding a major role in Fox's college football coverage.
Thanks to his role as a throne-swiveling talent scout on NBC's hit singing competition The Voice, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine is now a stand-alone star ? one who seems awfully pleased to see his every move, from the silly beefs with fellow Voice coach Christina Aguilera to the flings with Victoria's Secret models, get street-fliered across the media landscape.
Comedian Conan O'Brien talks to CNN's Piers Morgan exclusively about his greatest achievement.
"I've always only been interested in trying to make people laugh," Conan O'Brien told Piers Morgan, "and trying to be funny and make things that would have made me laugh, you know? Or my brothers laugh, or my sisters laugh, or my parents laugh. That's always been the motivation for me."
For years, there has been talk that the music industry is in decline. The increase of Internet music piracy and the decrease of consumers' attention spans have been two of the factors blamed for for lackluster sales. So it's no surprise that music stars have sought other streams of income outside royalties, concert dates and merchandising sales throughout the years.
For the third time this year, following strong openings from "The Hunger Games" and "Snow White and the Huntsman," a movie with a tough female protagonist topped the box office in a major way.
Let's address the soap opera fans upfront: The past year has been tough for you. Yet industry analysts say it's probably going to get tougher in coming years -- only perhaps less so if you also happen to be a huge fan of talk TV.
Drake hit New York's Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Saturday night the way he prefers to travel: with friends and family in tow.
Miami Northwestern High's defensive coordinator stood before his players last month with a marker in his hand and a board full of plays at his back. "Any time in this game we're going to check goal line, I'm going to go Eagle," he yelled, referring to a blitz call. "We're going to hit the quarterback all night." The players nodded. Some smiled. Some scowled.
The Emmy nominations are being decided even as I write this.
GDANSK, Poland -- It was the game of the tournament so far in Euro 2012, a thrillingly open back-and-forth between the champions of World Cup 2010 (Spain) and World Cup 2006 (Italy). And when the smoke finally cleared, both sides came away with a point in a 1-1 tie that featured fascinating tactics (Spain's six starting midfielders; Italy's three-man back line), aggravating misses (Fernando Torres' miscues; Mario Balotelli's Leon Lett impression) and first-rate goalkeeping by two of the world's best, Iker Casillas and Gigi Buffon.
Despite what people think, The Great White Way isn't a vast wasteland filled with has-been stars, television talent competition show rejects and washed-up celebrities; it's actually a draw for high-wattage thespians who want some fat on which to chew.
Summertime has long been associated with pool parties and barbecues. But with so many new programs and series' finales on the way, the TV remote could be just as crucial this season as sunscreen and hot dogs.
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins will portray Iggy Pop in the forthcoming film "CBGB," the Hollywood Reporter confirms.
Actor Richard Dawson, original "Family Feud" host and "Hogan's Heroes" star has died at the age of 79.
For many, "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" remains Steven Spielberg's most indelible film, holding a special spot in moviegoers' hearts. (I know it does for me.)
If the one great book of American popular music is ever written, Doc Watson might not even need his own chapter. He has a solo -- or a harmony part, or a lead vocal, or a single perfect guitar lick -- in all the important chapters of the past 50 years.
With Regis Philbin hosting, David Letterman recounts going back on the air following September 11.
The prestigious Palme d'Or prize, awarded for the top director of a film at the Cannes Film Festival, will be presented Sunday.
Here's a quick way to get arrested in modern Russia: Walk into a cathedral wearing a neon mask and carrying a guitar, stand on the pulpit and scream punk songs with lyrics like "Virgin Mary drive Putin away!"
Eminem revealed that he has started work on his next solo record during an interview with Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg this morning.
Several hundred of Donna Summer's closest friends and family began crowding into a Nashville, Tennessee, church Wednesday afternoon to say goodbye to the queen of disco, who died of lung cancer last week.
Stars pay tribute to Donna Summer, Van Halen pulls summer tours, and 'iCarly' is being canceled.
The principal cellist of the Beijing Symphony Orchestra has been dismissed from his post after a video of his boorish behavior on a passenger train last week outraged users on Chinese social networks.
From August 14 2007: David Lee Roth hams it up at the Van Halen news conference announcing a new tour.
Classic rockers Van Halen on Thursday abruptly postponed more than 30 tour dates, following their June 26 concert in New Orleans, representative Anna Loynes said.
Donna Summer defined the disco era. Her brazenly sexual hits "Love To Love You Baby" and "I Feel Love" horrified some and delighted many more when they came out. They also helped to propel disco into a national phenomenon. Even now, the sound of her voice -- controlled yet passionate -- summons up the hedonistic, willful spirit of the late 1970s.
In May 2008, singer Donna Summer talked about keeping her fans in mind when planning her stage shows.
Traveling hip-hop festival Rock the Bells has announced its lineup.
Kim Kardashian's IMDB page experienced a sudden assault of truth grenades earlier today, resulting in an IMDB bio that looked just a little bit...different.
Singing competition shows like "American Idol" and "The Voice" don't only make stars, they rehabilitate them.
Movie critic Grae Drake gives grades to the movies "The Avengers" and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel."
Superheroes are proving their powers at the box office.
Fox has renewed its Sunday reality kingpin "Family Guy," as well as another Seth MacFarlane title, "American Dad."
Fashion designer and company founder, Monique Lhuillier talks to CNN about building her brand.
Carrie Underwood blew away the competition on the Billboard 200 this week, scoring her third straight number one album with her fourth release, "Blown Away," and moving 267,000 copies.
Jimmy Fallon will release his second album, "Blow Your Pants Off," on June 12.
President Obama joins Jimmy Fallon for a slow jam session on Fallon's late night talk show.
Adam "MCA" Yauch's death leaves a Beastie-size hole in pop music. Though the trio were not the most prolific legends on the landscape (over the course of 25 years, they released only seven proper albums), their impact has been gigantic. Starting with 1986?s "Licensed to Ill," the Beastie Boys rewrote the rules for commercial hip-hop, the mainstreaming of hardcore punk, the state of sampling, and the treatment of the old school.
Erin Burnett honors a man that was creative, energetic, passionate and OutFront.
The Wall Street Journal's Christopher John Farley on what led to the record-breaking box office haul for "The Avengers."
"The Avengers" have conquered America -- for one weekend, at least.
Comic book fans aren't the only ones expected to assemble in theaters Friday.
Neil Curry tests the athletic abilities of Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk at the European premiere of "The Avengers".
The Hollywood home of the Academy Awards show has a new name to replace the one it lost when Eastman Kodak Co. filed for bankruptcy in January.
In 1988, the West Coast hip-hop group N.W.A released a provocative song called "F**k tha Police," which stirred controversy and marked it as one of the most high-profile examples of tension between the black community in Los Angeles and authorities.
Abigail Washburn hoped to one day influence China - U.S. relations by using the law. Now, she's discovered another way.
Singer/songwriter LP reflects on singing as a child, writing songs and how a ukulele helped her career.
Somali hip-hop sensation Abdi Warsame, better known as K'Naan, has been compared to Eminem and Bob Marley.
His name means "traveler" and Somali-born poet, rapper and musician K'naan has certainly come a long way.
In 2002, Larry King sat down with the Bee Gees to talk about how they came up their music for "Saturday Night Fever."
It's lights out on Ted Nugent's scheduled performance at an Army base in Kentucky.
Reality programs have long featured contestants of color in their casts.
Former 'Bachelor' Matt Grant and 'Apprentice' star Omarosa speak out on the racial bias suit against the 'Bachelor.'
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