LOS ANGELES - "Flip or Flop" stars Tarek and Christina El Moussa have signed on for another full season of their hit HGTV show. The announcement of the hosts -- and former couple -- returning to the home improvement series comes amid a highly-publicized divorce, following a domestic altercation last spring. When the duo announced their separation after seven years of marriage this past December, the future of the HGTV series was unclear and reports surfaced that the seventh season would be shortened.
Elton John spent two nights in intensive care with a potentially deadly bacterial infection and has canceled all his concerts for the rest of April and May, his publicist said on Monday. The British musician, 70, became "violently ill" on a flight home from his recent South American tour, spokeswoman Fran Curtis said in a statement. The "Rocket Man" singer spent two nights in intensive care in the UK and is resting at home after being released on Saturday, the statement said.
LOS ANGELES - Bill O'Reilly has broken his silence following his departure last week from Fox News. In his first media appearance since signing off of "The O'Reilly Factor" April 11 for what he said was a planned vacation, O'Reilly posted a new installment of his "No Spin News" podcast Monday on his website, billoreilly.com.
LOS ANGELES - Heather Nauert, news anchor on "Fox & Friends," has been named spokesperson at the State Department. Nauert has been on "Fox & Friends" since 2012 and also co-anchored other programs and served as correspondent. The State Department noted that she has reported on the 9/11 terror attacks, the war in Iraq and the genocide in Darfur.
LOS ANGELES - Cuba Gooding Sr. was found dead in his car in Los Angeles, according to ABC. He was 72 . The soul singer was reportedly found slumped over inside his car in Woodland Hills, Calif. at 12:58 p.m. on Thursday, but he could not be resuscitated by CPR. A spokesperson with the Los Angeles Fire Department would not confirm Gooding Sr's identity, but confirmed to Variety that they responded to a call on Ventura Blvd. and determined the death of an adult male at that same time.
LOS ANGELES - Facebook unveiled its first foray into social VR at its f8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif. Tuesday, giving users of the company's Oculus Rift VR headset a new way to interact with each other through avatar-based chats and shared media experiences.
LOS ANGELES - Carrie Fisher won't appear in "Star Wars: Episode IX," after all. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy made the reveal during an interview with ABC News on Friday at the "Star Wars Celebration" in Orlando. "Sadly, Carrie will not be in 'Nine,'" Kennedy said. "But we will see a lot of Carrie in 'Eight.'" Related Everything We Know About 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Actor Todd Fisher, the late actress' brother and Debbie Reynolds' son, had said that his sister had a role in the ninth installment.
Actors Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner officially filed for divorce nearly two years after the Hollywood A-list couple split, the Los Angeles Times reported. Irreconcilable differences were cited in the paperwork filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, where Garner filed the divorce petition and Affleck filed his response, the newspaper reported late on Thursday. Garner and Affleck, both 44, are seeking joint custody of their three children: daughters Violet, 11, and Seraphina, 9.
The highly-anticipated trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is here. Disney and Lucasfilm dropped the footage on Friday at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Fla. during a panel dedicated to the movie featuring Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and "The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson. The trailer shows opens with Rey on the island where we saw Luke in "The Force Awakens." Hamill says "I only know one truth. It's time for the Jedi to end." There are also shots of an injured Finn in some type of stasis pod, and Kylo Ren brandishing his lightsaber.
LOS ANGELES - CNN political commentator Jeffrey Lord raised a few eyebrows on Thursday morning by comparing President Donald Trump to Martin Luther King Jr. Lord said Trump should be thought of as the "Martin Luther King of health care" during an appearance (via Skype) on Alisyn Camerota's "New Day." Fellow CNN commentator Symone Sanders, a Democratic activist, fired back immediately.