1. Piper Laurie, Oscar-nominated ‘Carrie’ and ‘Twin Peaks’ actress, dies at 91

    By Elizabeth Wolfe and Josh du Lac, CNN Piper Laurie, the celebrated actress known for her chilling portrayal of the overbearingly religious mother in “Carrie” and for playing Paul Newman’s down-in-the-dumps girlfriend in “The Hustler,” has died at 91, her manager said. Laurie died
  2. Chris Rock allegedly asked Jada Pinkett Smith out on a date amid divorce rumors

    By Lisa Respers France, CNN Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s marriage has been a topic of interest for many in recent years, even to Chris Rock, according to Pinkett Smith. “Every summer all the reports would come out that me and Will were getting a divorce,” Pinkett Smith told
  3. Gwyneth Paltrow jokes about using her Oscar statue as a doorstop

    By Lisa Respers France, CNN Gwyneth Paltrow had some fun with Vogue when they came to visit her home in the Hamptons. During the magazine’s “73 Questions” segment, the Academy Award winning actress gave the publication a tour of her garden at her house in the tony area of Long Isla
  4. Fat Joe ‘like kid in a candy store’ hosting BET Hip Hop Awards

    By Lisa Respers France, CNN Fat Joe is hosting the BET Hip Hop Awards for the second year in a row. He couldn’t be more thrilled, especially given that this year marks the 50th anniversary of hip hop. “Hosting for the 50th anniversary is beyond an honor,” he told CNN. “Any year tha
  5. From ‘The Exorcist’ to ‘Requiem for a Dream,’ 7 standout Ellen Burstyn performances

    By Dan Heching, CNN Five decades after Oscar-winning actor Ellen Burstyn lived a mother’s nightmare in “The Exorcist,” she has reprised her role as Chris MacNeil in “The Exorcist: Believer.” Now 90, Burstyn says shes busier than ever . Her memorable career credits range from starrin