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Mother Teresa to Become a Saint: Pictures

10 Flipboard Reads Star Wars Fans Will Love

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters this week. The fanfare unites both Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader supporters alike with dazzling red carpet debuts, theories and sneak peeks. Ever since it was announced that J.J. Abrams was set to direct Episode 7, many have worried whether or not he …

Star Wars

Kathy Griffin Has the Last Laugh

A comedian recalls her climb from a mean-girls target to an 8,000-square-foot Hollywood Hills home<p>Comedian Kathy Griffin, 55, is currently on her 80-city “Like a Boss” stand-up tour and will be co-hosting her ninth consecutive “New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin” on CNN. She …

Comedy

Pictures of the Week 12.17.15

16 Emma Watson-Approved Books to Add to Your Reading List

Because who better to get a rec from than Belle/Hermione?<p>As we all know by now, Emma Watson is playing Belle in the live-action remake of <i>Beauty in the Beast</i>. As we also know (from our<p>childhoodlifelong obsession with Disney princesses), Belle is the ultimate bookworm. Therefore, by the transitive …

How new 'Star Wars' star Adam Driver went from a former Marine to the Hollywood A-list

The 32-year-old actor stands at 6'3", but it's his background that makes him really stand out.<p>Driver is a Marine turned Juilliard-trained actor with Midwest charm and an intense discipline that shines through in his performances.<p>He got his start acting in Broadway and Off-Broadway shows and slowly …

Star Wars

Celebrity Daughters Who Found Style Inspiration in Their Dads' Wardrobes

Celebrity kids are making major names for themselves. Besides starring in movies, becoming top models, and creating amazing music, these children of …

John Cleese Picks the Most Gut-Busting Monty Python Sketches

Upper-Class Twit of the Year, "The Galaxy Song," and more.<p>John Cleese never stops working. 76 years old and on the eve of a much-needed three-week vacation to the West Indies, he can't help but talk about the work he's going to accomplish while away: start planning the follow-up to his …

White House releases Christmas music playlists

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> If you find yourself with dead air at a Christmas gathering, the White House has a few holiday playlists it hopes might come in handy.<p>The White House on Wednesday released a pair of Christmas-themed playlists, one each from the Obamas and the Bidens, available on …

Christmas Trees

Carly Simon on Harems, James Taylor and Her Memoir

The singer talks about who’s who in ‘You’re So Vain,’ her marriages, infidelity and her new memoir<p>Carly Simon says that she knew she wanted to marry James Taylor as soon as she saw a poster of him. “I looked at him from a block away, and I said, ‘I’m going to marry that man,’ ” she remembers. That …

Carly Simon

12 Christmas Light Displays That Will Make You Wish the Holidays Would Never End

One house in Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights blazed with glowing statues of Santa, reindeer, and snowmen, while Columbia University’s sleek display in Manhattan dazzled passers-by. Over in California, multicolored strings of light climbed up palm trees, and in Copenhagen, silver and gold bulbs lit up all …

Pope Francis Welcomes in Christmas: Pictures

Northrop wins a $93 million contract to build the first-ever drone that can land on small warships

Northrop has been working on a design for the new drone for several years under a joint program called Tern that is led by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research.<p>Navy officials would like unmanned aerial systems to carry out intelligence, …

Military

Breathtaking Pictures of Dancers and Couples on the Edge of a Cliff

When looking for new creative ideas, it seems like everything has already been done by someone. But there are still people, like Jay Philbrick, that …

Two dead as migrants storm Spain's African border at Ceuta

The incident happened around 4:00 am (0300 GMT) near Benzu in the north of Ceuta with the migrants either scaling a barbed wire fence or swimming …

These Were the Cutest Photos of the Royal Family in 2015

There has been no official study that the country is happier as a whole on days that we get glimpses of the royal family, but we're pretty sure our lives are better for it. Who doesn't love when Prince George flashes a glimpse of his mischievous personality to the camera? Or when a stuffed animal …

Struggling To Absorb Asylum-Seekers, Germany Steps Up Deportations

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel says it is her country's responsibility to help anyone fleeing from war: More than a million people have sought asylum in Germany this year, and the German government has been generous in welcoming many of them.<p>At the same time, officials are stepping up …

Isil 'sanctioned harvesting of body parts'

Seized document shows that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant said taking body parts from a living donor to save a Muslim's life was permissible<p>Islamic State has sanctioned the harvesting of human organs in a previously undisclosed ruling by the group's Islamic scholars, raising concerns that …

Nigeria gas blast kills people lining up to refill cylinders for Christmas

Massive explosion sparked by butane tanker at gas plant in Nnewi in south-east Nigeria<p>A butane tanker ignited a huge explosion at a crowded industrial plant in Nigeria on Thursday, killing “tens of people” who were lining up to refill their cooking gas cylinders in time for Christmas, the …

Fashion 2015: A little more diverse, a lot more naked. And men looked better than women.

By Robin Givhan<p>, Fashion critic<p>As 2015 recedes into the distance, it’s easier to get a full-length, wide-angle view of the year’s fashion in all of its lace-trim, Yeezy Boost, technical cashmere-filled Instagrams. What were the events that resonated? What did they mean? And did we look good as it …

Twitter pledges to clamp down on trolls

As it enters its 10th year, social networking site reportedly plans to introduce measures to show abusers their actions have effects in the real world<p>Social media giant Twitter has pledged to clamp down on trolls once and for all, according to reports. Malicious Twitter users are said to be …

Internet

A growing holiday pastime: returning those unwanted gifts

After all the carols are sung and eggnog consumed, Americans this weekend will be indulging in a more modern — and growing — holiday pastime: returning unwanted gifts.<p>Many shoppers, if they give it any thought, assume those ill-fitting sweaters and unloved blenders will go right back onto store …

Storms bring double-digit rain totals to Alabama, Mississippi

<b>(CNN) —</b> A county in northeast Mississippi was getting hammered by thunderstorms on Christmas, with some areas receiving 10 inches of rain with more on the way, a National Weather Service meteorologist said Friday.<p>Monroe County residents can expect 2 to 3 more inches of rain after some people in the …

Weather

The Migrant March of 2015 in Pictures

Christmas Trees Around the World: Pictures

Baltic States

Final Stops on Campaign Trail Before the Holidays: Pictures

King Louie Recovering After Gunshot to Head

Chicago rapper King Louie is recovering after being shot in the head at the city’s Ashburn neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon. The rapper was shot …

Kimye Allegedly Offered $2.5 Million for Pictures of Saint West

A college fund, perhaps?<p>Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's relationship may be an open book, but as parents they take a much more guarded approach. Ultra-protective of North West—especially in the early months of her life—they're shielding their new son, Saint, from the spotlight as well.<p>While TMZ …

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend reveal baby's gender

<b>(CNN) —</b> If anyone can pull off a Vogue cover shot while pregnant, it's supermodel Chrissy Teigen.<p>Teigen revealed on social media this week -- with a picture of her cover for Vogue Thailand -- the gender of the baby she's expecting.<p>A couple of minutes after the photo was taken, "John and I learned …

The 23 Best Celebrity Street Style Looks of 2015

While we can't get enough of seeing celebrities all done up on the red carpet, there's something so insanely refreshing about their fashion when …