Monterey Park, California massacre: The gunman is dead, but the motive remains a mystery

CNN — It remains unclear why a 72-year-old man unleashed a hail of bullets at revelers celebrating the Lunar New Year – killing 10 people, injuring 10 others and destroying the majority Asian-American town of Monterey Park, in California. And with the shooter, Huu Can Tran, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the answer may … Read more

‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ crosses $2 billion mark in worldwide box office

CNN  —  As has frequently been the case throughout his unparalleled career, James Cameron made film history again this weekend. His long-awaited sequel “Avatar: The Way of Water” has now made over $2 billion in worldwide grosses, as reported by Deadline. That grand total is after the film’s box office take from this weekend, the … Read more

Aubrey Plaza joined by Amy Poehler to reprise ‘Parks and Rec’ roles on ‘SNL’

CNN  —  Aubrey Plaza made sure to pay homage to her Pawnee roots while hosting “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, and she had a little help from her former onscreen boss. The “White Lotus” star was joined by her “Parks and Recreation” costar Amy Poehler during the live broadcast, who appeared during Plaza’s opening monologue … Read more

Jurors leave Sundance premiere over closed captioning glitch

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Marlee Matlin, Jeremy O. Harris and Eliza Hittman exited the premiere of a film playing in competition at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday night after the closed captioning device failed to work. Matlin, who is deaf, is serving on the jury alongside Harris and Hittman for films debuting in … Read more

King Charles III’s coronation: Buckingham Palace reveals details of three-day celebration

London CNN  —  Buckingham Palace on Saturday revealed details of King Charles III’s coronation, set to be less extravagant than his mother’s ceremony 70 years ago, in a reflection of the cost-of-living crisis many Britons are enduring. Three days of celebrations will take place, with the coronation on Saturday May 6, a “Coronation Big Lunch” … Read more

‘Avengers’ star Jeremy Renner says he broke 30 bones in snowplow accident

CNN  —  “Avengers” star Jeremy Renner says he broke more than 30 bones in the New Year’s Day snowplow accident that sent him to the hospital for more than two weeks. Renner, who plays superhero archer Hawkeye in the Marvel movie and TV “Universe,” posted a photo on Instagram with a caption that read: “Morning … Read more

‘Rust’ will be completed and still star Alec Baldwin as he faces involuntary manslaughter charges in death of crew member, attorney says

CNN — Alec Baldwin, who is expected to face manslaughter charges in the death of a crew member during a rehearsal for the film “Rust,” will continue to star in the lead role, an attorney for the company said Friday. production at CNN. As the film progresses, operations will include “on-set security supervisors and union … Read more

Rapper Young Thug, co-defendant ara accused of in-court drug transaction

CNN  —  Grammy-winning rapper Young Thug and a racketeering co-defendant conducted a hand-to-hand drug transaction during a court hearing, prosecutors said in a motion filed in Atlanta. Fulton County prosecutors say the alleged exchange was captured on courtroom surveillance video Wednesday. The rapper, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, and Kahlieff Adams are charged … Read more

China keeping 1 hour daily limit on kids’ online games

HONG KONG– As China’s week-long Lunar New Year holiday approaches with promises of parties and red envelopes full of cash, kids have something else to look forward to: an extra hour of online gaming every day. One hour only. For years, Chinese authorities have sought to control the time children can spend playing online games, … Read more

Rust movie: Prosecutors are set to announce if there are criminal charges in deadly film shooting

CNN — Prosecutors say they are ready to announce whether criminal charges will be brought against a cinematographer’s fatal 2021 shooting involving actor Alec Baldwin and other members of the film’s production. District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies, New Mexico’s First Judicial District, and Special Prosecutor Andrea Reeb will release their decision in a written statement Thursday … Read more