Category Archives: CNN – Entertainment

Where ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ at first wasn’t welcome

When “Welcome Back, Kotter” debuted on September 9, 1975, on ABC, viewers were charmed by the sitcom and its endearing group of unruly high school students. That is, unless those viewers were in Boston. In a controversy that’s become an unforgettable part of the sitcom’s history, Boston’s ABC affiliate initially wouldn’t let the now-classic comedy…MORE

Actor Saginaw Grant dies at 85

Actor Saginaw Grant, known for his roles in “Breaking Bad” and “The Lone Ranger,” has died, according to his publicist Lani Carmichael. He was 85 years old. The prolific Native American character actor died on July 28, Carmichael said. Carmichael’s announcement added that Grant was the “hereditary chief and the medicine man of the Sac…MORE

Lollapalooza cancels DaBaby’s performance after homophobic comments

More bad news for DaBaby. The Lollapalooza musical festival canceled the rapper’s performance on Sunday after his comments that were widely condemned as homophobic. At the Rolling Loud music festival in Miami on July 25, DaBaby made false and insulting comments about gay men and HIV. He also spoke crudely about women. DaBaby defended his…MORE

Excited for ‘House of Gucci’? Here’s what to watch to get ready

The “House of Gucci” trailer is out and the film looks like fire. Starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, it is based on the true life story of the murder of Maurizio Gucci, head of the Gucci fashion house. Driver stars as Gucci and Gaga as his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani, who was convicted of arranging…MORE

Olympics schedule and events to watch Sunday

The Summer 2020 Olympic Games are underway in Tokyo. If you’re watching in the US, here’s a look at some of the key events to check out today. Remember: Tokyo is 13 hours ahead of US Eastern Standard Time, but many of the events are replayed in US primetime hours. Gymnastics: There are several event…MORE

Olympics schedule and events to watch Saturday

As the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games get into the second weekend of competition, medals will be awarded in swimming, fencing, judo and tennis, to name a few. Here are some of the events to watch. Remember, Tokyo is 13 hours ahead of US Eastern Standard Time. Swimming: Medals in swimming will be given out in…MORE

Bob Odenkirk thanks fans for ‘outpouring of love’ following health scare

Bob Odenkirk thanked his fans on Friday after his health scare earlier this week. The actor tweeted, “Hi. It’s Bob. Thank you. To my family and friends who have surrounded me this week. And for the outpouring of love from everyone who expressed concern and care for me. It’s overwhelming. But I feel the love…MORE

Broadway theaters to require vaccinations for audience and staff

As the Delta variant sweeps across the US, Broadway has become the latest to issue guidelines regarding vaccinations. Owners and operators of all 41 Broadway theaters in New York City will require audience members and performers as well as staff to be vaccinated for all performances through the month of October. That announcement was made…MORE

Jodie Whittaker, the first female Doctor, will step down from ‘Doctor Who’ next year

Jodie Whittaker, the first woman to play the Doctor in “Doctor Who,” is leaving the long-running sci-fi show, the BBC has announced. The 39-year-old British actress made history in 2017 when her appointment as the TARDIS-traveling Time Lord was revealed. The BBC said Thursday that she will be bowing out of the show after season…MORE