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Sumner Redstone deposed ahead of Friday's trial

<b>Los Angeles (CNN) —</b> Sumner Redstone, the 92-year-old chairman emeritus of Viacom and CBS, was videotaped taking questions from lawyers at his Beverly Park mansion on Thursday.<p>That footage will be used as evidence in the contentious legal battle over Redstone's mental competency in a trial that …

Sumner Redstone

New York Times gets into food delivery - May. 5, 2016

The New York Times is getting into food delivery.<p>It's partnering with a startup called Chef'd to deliver meal kits to accompany recipes from NYT Cooking site.<p>The news -- first reported Thursday by Bloomberg -- comes as the New York Times looks to offset declining revenue in its print business.<p>The …

Recipes

Kobe Bryant teams with Sports Illustrated on 'Dear Basketball' project

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Kobe Bryant isn't planning to sit around now that he's retired.<p>The former LA Lakers star announced that he will partner with Sports Illustrated on a "multi-platform video project" called "Dear Basketball."<p>The animated short film will be based on the poem of the same name that …

Kobe Bryant

This newspaper died after just 10 weeks

<b>London (CNN) —</b> It's a sad day in the newspaper world.<p>British media company Trinity Mirror is killing off national daily New Day after just 10 weeks in print.<p>The newspaper launched on the last day of February, becoming the U.K.'s first new standalone national title in 30 years. It will publish its …

Review: 'Captain America: Civil War' sets standard for superhero team-ups

<b>Los Angeles (CNN) —</b> For movies, 2016 might be remembered as the year when superhero blockbusters formally entered their "It takes a village" stage.<p>After "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" sought to lay the groundwork for "Justice League," Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" assembles a dizzying …

Action Movies

Ed Henry takes time off from Fox News following reported affair

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Fox News says chief White House correspondent Ed Henry is "taking some time off" following a tabloid magazine's report about an extramarital affair.<p>On Wednesday morning In Touch Weekly accused Henry of having a "secret double life" with a "Las Vegas hostess."<p>The woman, identified …

'Star Wars Day' is a force with brands on Twitter

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Welcome to Star Wars Day.<p>"May The Fourth Be With You" started as a grass-roots fan event that has since been embraced by Lucasfilm, Disney, and fans of popular culture around the world.<p>The day has also become a big one for brands on social media.<p>The film franchise is one of the …

Star Wars

Washington Post's Dana Milbank ready to eat his Trump column

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Will Dana Milbank eat newspaper-lined tacos or ground newspaper falafel?<p>Chilaquiles with strips of newspaper or crispy dumplings filled with newspaper?<p>The Washington Post columnist has to choose a delicacy now that Donald Trump is the presumptive GOP nominee for president.<p>Last …

Donald Trump

Hulu closes in on 12 million subscribers; plans cable-like TV option

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Hulu expects to pass the 12 million subscriber mark sometime this month.<p>The streaming video service announced the new number on Wednesday morning ahead of its annual presentation to advertisers. This time last year, Hulu was closing in on the 9 million subscriber mark.<p>The data …

Hulu

Spider-Man doing what he can to boost box office for 'Captain America: Civil War'

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> "Captain America: Civil War" is setting up for one of the biggest openings in box office history, and it may get some extra help from everyone's favorite web-slinger.<p>"Civil War," the next film in Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe, opens Friday with Captain America fighting Iron …

Civil War

How Trump trumpets conspiracy theories

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump did it again on Tuesday, stating something from a highly questionable source as if it's fact.<p>In the past, his claims have come from fringe right-wing web sites and false social media memes. This time it is coming from the National Enquirer.<p>He credulously cited an …

Donald Trump

#WhitewashedOut objects to Asian characters played by white actors

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Asians took to Twitter Tuesday to decry what they said was Hollywood's practice of replacing Asian characters with white actors.<p>About 60,000 tweets answered the launch of the hashtage #WhitewashedOUT, started by comedian and actress Margaret Cho, writer Ellen Oh, and The Nerds of …

The Oscars

Ted Cruz attacks Roger Ailes, Rupert Murdoch

<b>Los Angeles (CNN) —</b> Senator Ted Cruz, staring into the twilight of his presidential campaign, has blamed Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch and chief executive Roger Ailes for the success of Donald Trump.<p>"There is a broader dynamic at work, which is network executives have made a decision to get behind …

Ted Cruz

Bloomberg editor John Micklethwait laments missed 5,000-1 bet

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Monday had to be a bittersweet day for Bloomberg News editor-in-chief John Micklethwait.<p>The sweet part was that his perennial loser soccer team, Leicester City Football Club, won the Premier League championship.<p>Here's the bitter part in Micklethwait's own words:<p>"For around 20 …

Leicester

Sean Hannity embraces Donald Trump, without apology

<b>Los Angeles (CNN) —</b> Sean Hannity finally copped to being a Republican shill.<p>"The media has accused me of going soft in interviews on Republicans," the Fox News host said on his radio show last month. "I plead guilty. I absolutely plead guilty. You know why? Because I want one of them to win."<p>The …

Sean Hannity

Reporter targeted by 'Trump trolls' says they want to 'silence criticism'

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> The hate just keeps coming.<p>Nearly a week after GQ magazine published her profile of Melania Trump, Julia Ioffe continues to receive vile tweets and comments, many of which targeted her for being Jewish.<p>On Sunday's "Reliable Sources," she described it as "the most obscene …

Criticism

Hulk Hogan has brought second lawsuit against Gawker

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Ex-wrestler Hulk Hogan has filed another lawsuit against Gawker.<p>Hogan filed the suit Monday in the same Florida state court where he won a $140 million judgment against Gawker in March for invading his privacy by posting a snippet of a Hogan sex tape.<p>The new suit alleges that …

Hulk Hogan

Larry Wilmore missed a chance to boost his sagging 'Nightly Show'

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Larry Wilmore could have used a big night to boost the weak ratings of "The Nightly Show." Instead, his appearance at the White House Correspondents Dinner was widely criticized as a bust and critics panned his performance.<p>Wilmore, who took over Comedy Central's late night time …

Larry Wilmore

'Game of Thrones,' 'The Walking Dead' Play fast and loose with the truth

<b>Los Angeles (CNN) —</b> The cover-up is often worse than the crime. And in television lately, coyness, obfuscation and occasionally outright lying can be worse than major plot twists that are snatched away like Lucy pulling the football from poor Charlie Brown.<p>Those who aren't caught up with "Game of …

The Walking Dead

In 'Game of Thrones' twist, Jon Snow is...

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> <b>Disclaimer: The following story includes spoilers from Sunday's episode of "Game of Thrones."</b><p>Jon Snow is dead, fans have been repeatedly told.<p>But following the apparent death of the character in last season's finale there was still doubt in the magical world of "Game of …

Jon Snow

'Captain America: Civil War' nabs $200 million at overseas box office in days

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Captain America and Iron Man took their fight to the overseas box office in a big way.<p>In just five days, Disney and Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" nabbed an estimated $200.2 million at the international box office.<p>The film starring Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans has …

Civil War

Larry Wilmore gets groans and grimaces at White House Correspondents gala

<b>Los Angeles (CNN) —</b> Larry Wilmore already succeeded Stephen Colbert once, as host of the program (now dubbed "The Nightly Show") that follows "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central. And he sought to do it again Saturday night, delivering a pointed, coolly received routine as the featured entertainment …

Larry Wilmore

Stephen Colbert's White House Correspondents legacy

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Larry Wilmore will tackle what's become a difficult assignment on Saturday night, serving as the entertainment for the White House Correspondents Dinner. And if the balancing act playing that event has become more treacherous for comics, the host of Comedy Central's "The Nightly …

Stephen Colbert

Will Ferrell reportedly abandons playing President Reagan

<b>(CNN) —</b> Will Ferrell has reportedly abandoned plans to play President Reagan after outcry over portraying the former world leader when he had dementia.<p>The NY Post reports the actor has pulled out of the project.<p>"The REAGAN script is one of a number of scripts that had been submitted to Will Ferrell …

Will Ferrell

Here's what Business Insider employees just said about why people are leaving - Apr. 29, 2016

As 2015 drew to a close, it felt as though the year -- and the future -- belonged to Business Insider.<p>Emboldened by a $343 million sale to the German publishing giant Axel Springer, the company's co-founder, Henry Blodget, set his sights on global domination.<p>Business Insider, Blodget declared in …

Henry Blodget

Marvel's 'The Punisher' to star in spinoff Netflix series

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> The punishment is about to begin -- on Netflix.<p>"The Punisher," the gun-toting take-no-prisoners Marvel vigilante, will get his own spinoff on the streaming video service, the company announced Friday.<p>The new series will star Jon Bernthal, who will reprise his role as Frank Castle. …

Netflix

Who is Kelly Ripa's next partner on 'Live'?

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Michael Strahan will co-host "Live with Kelly and Michael" for two more weeks, but Kelly Ripa and her viewers are already thinking about who's next.<p>Who will succeed Strahan? It is one of the most coveted jobs in television -- and the show's owner, ABC, is under enormous pressure to …

Kelly Ripa

Stanford Daily enjoys record traffic from John Boehner 'Lucifer' scoop

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Former House Speaker John Boehner's colorful comments about fellow Republican Ted Cruz dominated the political news cycle on Thursday.<p>But before they popped up on the New York Times, the Washington Post and CNN, the Stanford Daily had the story first.<p>The Daily's Ada …

John Boehner

Alicia Vikander to play Lara Croft in 'Tomb Raider' reboot

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> The new Lara Croft has some experience with a golden statue.<p>Alicia Vikander, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress at this year's Academy Awards, will play Lara Croft in the upcoming "Tomb Raider" reboot, MGM and Warner Bros. announced on Thursday.<p>The film, which will be …

Lara Croft