‘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

‘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

Spare: Key takeaways from Prince Harry’s book

Editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Royal News, a weekly dispatch bringing you the inside track on the royal family, what they are up to in public and what’s happening behind palace walls. CNN  —  Britain’s Prince Harry has launched a series of incendiary accusations against members of his family in his new memoir, which … Read more

Aubrey Plaza and Michael B. Jordan set to host ‘Saturday Night Live’

CNN  —  Two first-time hosts will make their “Saturday Night Live” debuts when the show returns later this month. To resume its 48th season, the long-running sketch series will welcome “White Lotus” star Aubrey Plaza in her hosting debut on January 21, with musical guest Sam Smith, who is coming back to “SNL” for the … Read more

Barbara Walters, legendary news anchor, has died at 93

CNN  —  Barbara Walters, the pioneering TV journalist whose interviewing skills made her one of the most prominent figures in broadcasting, has died, her spokesperson confirmed to CNN. She was 93. “Barbara Walters passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones. She lived her life with no regrets. She was a trailblazer not … Read more

The most unforgettable pop culture moments of 2022

CNN  —  We’re at the end of 2022, folks, and what a year it’s been. From Bad Bunny’s world domination to that shocking moment at the Oscars; the chaotic “Don’t Worry Darling” press tour to the ascension of modern muse Julia Fox; Beyoncé going disco and “Abbott Elementary” winning our hearts – we’ve fit a … Read more

Why returning to Westeros, Middle-earth and ‘Star Wars’ felt so good in 2022

Editor’s Note: The past year was filled with uncertainty over politics, the economy and the ongoing pandemic. In the face of big changes, people found themselves longing for a different time. CNN’s series “The Past Is Now” examines how nostalgia manifested in our culture in 2022 — for better or for worse. CNN  —  After … Read more

‘Beauty and the Beast’ live: H.E.R. as a guitar-shredding Belle is the princess vibe we deserve

CNN  —  The 30th Anniversary celebration of the animated classic “Beauty and the Beast” that aired on ABC on Thursday night had a tall — and at times confusing — order: It was a live show, it was a dance performance and it was a look back at the movie’s making, with portions of the … Read more

Jealousy, lies and backstabbing. Harry and Meghan point the finger in final Netflix episodes

London CNN  —  It looks like the gloves are well and truly off for the Sussexes. The couple didn’t pull their punches in the final episodes of their tell-all docuseries, providing an extraordinary insight into why they left the UK. The episodes picked back up from 2018 as Prince Harry married Meghan at Windsor. The … Read more