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Actress Selma Blair reveals she has multiple sclerosis

Actress Selma Blair reveals she has multiple sclerosis

(CNN) - Television and film actress Selma Blair announced that she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. In an Instagram post Saturday, the "Cruel Intentions" actress revealed she was diagno ... Continue Reading
Netflix is canceling Marvel's 'Luke Cage'

Netflix is canceling Marvel's 'Luke Cage'

(CNN) - First it was "Iron Fist." Now it's "Luke Cage."

Marvel and Netflix confirmed to Deadline on Friday that the show "will not return for a third season." The streaming service dropped its other Marvel series "Iron Fist" last week.

The show, which debuted on the streaming service in 2016, followed the storyline of bulletproof superhero Luke Cage who tries to protect Harlem from villains making the neighborhood's streets unsafe.

The show's creator, Cheo Hodari Coker, tweeted his thanks to the cast and production crew as well as to Marvel and Netflix.

"A lot memories. A lot of individual thank-you calls to make," Coker tweeted. "Just want to say thank you to Marvel, Netflix, the best Writer's room, cast, crew, the Midnight Hour, all those who graced the stage at Harlem's Paradise and the most incredible fan base in the world. Forward always..."

The Netflix series aired its second season last June.

The cancellation surprised many of the show's fans, some who were expecting another season.

"So wait... First they cancel Iron Fist after a massive improvement. Now they've cancelled arguably their best Marvel series?! I swear to God, we'd better hear something about a Heroes for Hire series like, YESTERDAY. "

"Luke Cage was one of the greatest Superhero shows we have ever had. It had a quality, tone and point of view unlike anything we had seen in genre storytelling. Nothing can replace it. Just a tragedy losing this great show."

"I'm not into @Marvel movies or the universe. I was into #LukeCage which played like a modern Syfy allegory. Of all content on Netflix they cut Luke Cage in its prime. I hope they solicit other networks & platforms to continue. @cheo_coker is a great writer; Mike Colter is 'Luke.'"

Though the Marvel-Netflix show "Daredevil" just returned for its third season, some fans are worried about what this means for the rest of "The Defenders" characters -- Jessica Jones and Daredevil -- now that Iron First and Luke Cage are done.

"Welp. That makes half of 'em.#LukeCage #IronFist."

"#Defenders is also dead guys... $10 Says JJ is next."

Is the case against Harvey Weinstein unraveling?

Is the case against Harvey Weinstein unraveling?

NEW YORK (CNN) - Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced movie mogul whose alleged sexual assaults sparked the international #MeToo movement, may be sentenced to a lifetime of shame and ridicule. Legal expert ... Continue Reading
Musical powerhouses unite on album for families separated at the border

Musical powerhouses unite on album for families separated at the border

(CNN) - Some award-winning musicians are uniting to help bring families separated at the border back together.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Josh Groban, Idina Menzel, Audra McDonald and Laura Benanti are just a few of the names who gave their time and talents to a new bilingual children's album that will benefit non-profit organizations who are helping with family reunification.

"It's really been a labor of love," Benanti, who spearheaded the project told Stephen Colbert on "The Late Show" on Thursday.

Benanti said she was moved to put together the album after "seeing the images of children in cages."

All of the net proceeds from the album's sale will go to Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, better known as RAICES, and ASTEP (Artists Striving To End Poverty).

The album was produced by Benanti, Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Lynn Pinto.

Featured songs include "Arrorró Mi Niño" (performed by Laura Benanti & Isabella Preston), "Singing You Home" (performed by Audra McDonald & Jason Robert Brown, who also wrote the song) and "Cielito Lindo" (performed by Lin Manuel-Miranda & Mandy Gonzalez)

On Twitter, Benanti, who frequently appears on "The Late Show" parodying First Late Melania Trump, said she has "never been more proud of a project."

The album, out October 26, is available for pre-order.

For stars, Super Bowl performances might not be worth the headaches

For stars, Super Bowl performances might not be worth the headaches

(CNN) - The Super Bowl halftime show was originally seen as a clever way to capitalize upon the world's biggest TV stage. For the NFL, it offered the chance to retain more of the game's audience duri ... Continue Reading
Cardi B hands out winter coats in Brooklyn

Cardi B hands out winter coats in Brooklyn

(CNN) - Cardi B is kicking off the holiday season a bit early with some good will. The rapper handed out free winter coats in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday, where a massive crowd swarmed the "I L ... Continue Reading
'Wanderlust' strolls through monotony of monogamy

'Wanderlust' strolls through monotony of monogamy

(CNN) - "Wanderlust" is one of those series with a New York Times Sunday Styles feature baked into its DNA, provocatively contemplating how middle-aged married people deal with the monotony of monoga ... Continue Reading
'Halloween' sequel is up to its old tricks

'Halloween' sequel is up to its old tricks

(CNN) - The idea of doing a sequel to the original "Halloween" 40 years later -- ignoring all the screen mayhem in between -- is pretty inspired. Alas, that largely exhausts any freshness in a movie ... Continue Reading
Elle faces backlash over false Kim Kardashian and Kanye West breakup tweet

Elle faces backlash over false Kim Kardashian and Kanye West breakup tweet

(CNN) - No, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West did not breakup.Elle magazine sent "Kimye" fans into a tizzy with a false tweet on Thursday, claiming the couple was splitting. The tweet redirected fo ... Continue Reading
Film producer Jason Blum apologizes for comment claiming female directors shortage

Film producer Jason Blum apologizes for comment claiming female directors shortage

(CNN) - Film producer Jason Blum has apologized for claiming in a recent interview that his company, Blumhouse Productions, has never produced a theatrically distributed film by a female director due ... Continue Reading
Cardi B and Fran Drescher may team up for a reboot of 'The Nanny'

Cardi B and Fran Drescher may team up for a reboot of 'The Nanny'

(CNN) - Cardi B might be coming back to television.The reality star-turned-rapper is in talks to play Fran Drescher's daughter in a potential reboot of Drescher's popular '90s sitcom, "The Nanny." ... Continue Reading
Connie Britton's in a toxic romance in 'Dirty John' trailer

Connie Britton's in a toxic romance in 'Dirty John' trailer

(CNN) - Can Connie Britton make a clean get away from a toxic relationship in "Dirty John"? That's the question at the center of the latest trailer trailer for the addictive podcast-turned-TV show ... Continue Reading
How Netflix outgrew 'House of Cards' and 'Orange is the New Black'

How Netflix outgrew 'House of Cards' and 'Orange is the New Black'

(CNN) - "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black" both premiered in 2013, almost instantly putting Netflix on the map as an original-programming option, awards contender and pop-culture powerhou ... Continue Reading
'Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret' the movie is coming

'Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret' the movie is coming

(CNN) - Nearly 50 years after Judy Blume authored the popular young adult novel, "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret," she's agreed to let it be made into a movie. The book, first published in 1 ... Continue Reading
'Making a Murderer' picks up trail under glare of the spotlight

'Making a Murderer' picks up trail under glare of the spotlight

(CNN) - The frenzy stirred by "Making a Murderer" adds an extra dimension to its 10-episode follow-up, to the extent the original docu-series and the fallout from it becomes a significant part of the ... Continue Reading
Marvel-Netflix team-up less invincible as 'Daredevil' returns

Marvel-Netflix team-up less invincible as 'Daredevil' returns

(CNN) - The first and best of the Marvel-Netflix series, "Daredevil" returns for its third season having contracted the same affliction that has plagued encores of its brethren: a sluggish, plodding ... Continue Reading
Lead detective told Weinstein witness to delete cell phone messages

Lead detective told Weinstein witness to delete cell phone messages

(CNN) - The former lead detective handling the New York sex crimes investigation against Harvey Weinstein told an accuser to delete cell phone messages prior to turning her phones over to authorities ... Continue Reading
Julia Louis-Dreyfus never considered departing 'Veep'

Julia Louis-Dreyfus never considered departing 'Veep'

(CNN) - Julia Louis-Dreyfus came to terms with mortality when she was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer last year.In a wide ranging interview with The Washington Post published Wednesday, Louis ... Continue Reading
'Kids Are Alright' creator shifts 'juice' from political to the personal

'Kids Are Alright' creator shifts 'juice' from political to the personal

(CNN) - As a sitcom producer, Tim Doyle has a history of leaning into hot-button issues. He masterminded the "Ellen" coming-out episode in the late '90s, and helped bring Tim Allen's conservative pol ... Continue Reading
Radio host Delilah opens up about teen son's suicide

Radio host Delilah opens up about teen son's suicide

(CNN) - A little more than a year after her 18-year-old son died by suicide, radio star Delilah Rene is sharing her pain.The loss of her son, Zack, hit the mother of 13 hard, she said during an in ... Continue Reading

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