Category Archives: Showbiz News

At 20 Years, Fox TV’s The Family Guy adjusting to new social mores

Fox TV’s “The Family Guy” has been pushing the limits of what is acceptable and permissible for television comedy since 1999. The show created by Seth MacFarlane is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Executive Producer Kara Vallow says changes in society such as the #MeToo movement have changed the show’s tone. “It’s obviously more difficult to…MORE

Justin Bieber’s April Fool’s pregnancy joke draws backlash

02 APR 19 08:24 ET By Lisa Respers France, CNN (CNN) — Justin Bieber’s apparent April Fool’s prank did not go over well. On Monday the singer posted a sonogram photo with no caption on his Instagram account. Bieber, 25, married model Hailey Baldwn, 22, last year, so some of his his followers took it…MORE

Justin Bieber asks fans for prayers and reveals he’s been ‘struggling’

11 MAR 19 12:28 ET By Chloe Melas, CNN (CNN) — Justin Bieber is asking fans for their prayers. The pop star, who has been open about his struggles with depression, took to Instagram over the weekend with a candid post about the difficult time he’s going through. “Just wanted to keep you guys updated…MORE

‘The Simpsons’ is pulling its Michael Jackson episode

08 MAR 19 08:54 ET By Lisa Respers France, CNN (CNN) — In light of the controversial “Leaving Neverland” documentary, “The Simpsons” is yanking one of its classic episodes featuring Michael Jackson. According to the Wall Street Journal, the show is removing the 1991 episode titled “Stark Raving Dad” which featured Jackson’s voice as a…MORE

R. Kelly: ‘I have been assassinated’

06 MAR 19 09:10 ET By Lisa Respers France, CNN (CNN) — R. Kelly is blaming scorned women and social media for his latest troubles. In his first TV interview since he was charged with sexual abuse last month, the singer ranted and cried, saying he is being persecuted. “You can start a rumor on…MORE

Luke Perry’s daughter: ‘I’m not really sure what to say or do’

06 MAR 19 09:15 ET By Lisa Respers France, CNN (CNN) — Luke Perry’s daughter, Sophie, has broken her silence since the death of her father. “A lot has happened in this past week for me,” the younger Perry posted on Instagram Tuesday. “Everything is happening so fast. I made it back from Malawi just…MORE

Corey Feldman defends Michael Jackson

05 MAR 19 11:05 ET By Lisa Respers France, CNN (CNN) — Corey Feldman, who has said he was molested as a child, has slammed the documentary alleging that Michael Jackson was a child sexual predator as “one-sided.” The former child star tweeted a lengthy statement Monday giving his thoughts about HBO’s “Leaving Neverland.” (HBO…MORE

Luke Perry, star of ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ and ‘Riverdale,’ dead at 52

04 MAR 19 13:04 ET By Lisa Respers France, CNN (CNN) — Luke Perry, who played the beloved Dylan McKay on the hit coming-of-age series “Beverly Hills 90210,” has died, according to his publicist. He was 52 years old. Developing story The-CNN-Wire ™ & © 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All…MORE

The 2019 Oscars were marked by inclusiveness and firsts

25 FEB 19 08:18 ET By Brian Lowry, CNN (CNN) — “Green Book” won best picture at the Oscars, marking the final twist on a night of historic firsts, filled with suspense until the final prize. Despite controversies surrounding the film, and many outspoken critics, the period drama about race relations in the 1960s felt…MORE