Biden: Fight over abortion rights 'is not over'
President Joe Biden called it "a sad day" for the country after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision legalizing abortion nationwide, but he vowed, "the fight is not over" and urged Americans to do their part. (June 24)news.yahoo.com
Ellen DeGeneres ends daytime show with plea for compassion
DeGeneres and guests Jennifer Aniston, Billie Eilish and Pink shared memories and affection as “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” concluded its Emmy-winning, 3,200-plus episode run that began in September 2003. Not because it was a different kind of show, but because I was different,” DeGeneres said of the pushback from TV stations. DeGeneres' daytime reign hit a serious bump in 2020, when the show was alleged to be a toxic workplace and three producers exited amid the claims. And I said, ‘OK, then I’ll be on daytime every day,’" DeGeneres said Thursday. DeGeneres wrapped her daytime show with a plea to her audience, one she said was worth repeating.wftv.com
Video appears to show alleged Jan. 6 rioters threatening Pence
Warning: Graphic content. CNN aired footage released by the Department of Justice that appears to show alleged Jan. 6 rioter Ryan Nichols threatening then-Vice President Mike Pence, saying, “So let me find out, Pence, let me find out myself, did you treason the country? We'll f***ing drag your ass too."news.yahoo.com
Officials conduct high-level meetings on Russia-Ukraine crisis, hoping to avoid military conflict
High-level meetings are taking place in Washington and Moscow in an attempt to prevent a Russian invasion of Ukraine. CBS News foreign correspondent Imtiaz Tyab reports from Ukraine, then CBS News national security correspondent David Martin joins CBS News' Tanya Rivero and Tony Dokoupil from the Pentagon with more.news.yahoo.com
Love at first sign? Texas man buys billboard, hoping to find ‘good woman’
Fill in the blank: A Texas man is looking for love and posted his intentions on a billboard. (ghornephoto/iStock )AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas man looking for love is not being coy -- he wants the world to know and is advertising his intentions. For talks & walks & mutual acts of kindness.”“What you see is something that took several months to really bear fruit,” Bays told KXAN-TV. Death by 10,000 cuts ... that’s what being a general contractor building houses is.”Now, Bays wants to build some relationships. “We’re programmed like that,” Bays told KVUE, adding that he is receiving up to 40 calls per day and has several dates lined up.wftv.com
New this week: 'Sex and the City,' Juice Wrld and Will Smith
This week’s new entertainment releases include a double album from Alicia Keys and a posthumous one from Juice Wrld, Sandra Bullock playing an ex-con in the Netflix film “The Unforgivable” and Will Smith testing himself in a wildlife documentary series.
New this week: 'Cry Macho,' McCreery and 'The Morning Show'
This week’s new entertainment releases include new music from Lindsey Buckingham and Scott McCreery, as well as the return of Clint Eastwood, who has gone back to his Western roots with “Cry Macho,” starring as a former rodeo star hired to bring a young man in Mexico back to his father in the U.S. Fans of TV's “The Morning Show” will also get to see Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell and Billy Crudup kick off Season 2.
Sneak peek: First look at ‘Friends’ reunion released
Get ready to jump back into the fountain — the “Friends” reunion is almost here. It now is being streamed on HBO Max, which is paying $425 million for the next five years, CNN reported. The show was supposed to premiere last year but was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, CNN reported. But the reunion is not the only big event for “Friends” fans. The location is in the “Friends” Experience in New York City, which opened in March.wftv.com
Aniston is award-worthy first responder in Emmy fire skit
LOS ANGELES – Jennifer Aniston missed out on an Emmy but proved herself as an award-worthy first responder when a ceremony stunt got overheated. In a bit during Sunday night's Emmys, host Jimmy Kimmel sprayed an envelope holding a winner's name with disinfectant then, for good measure, dropped it in a wire wastebasket and set it on fire. So far, so good, ceremony executive producer Reginald Hudlin said Monday. A test had been run beforehand, with a booster added to make the fire more visible, and things were going as planned when the scene was shot — including Aniston to the rescue. She sprayed the wastebasket again, but as she and Kimmel bantered the fire flared again, bigger, and "we're like 'uh oh,'" Hudlin said.
Another record low in viewership for 'Pandemmys'
(The Television Academy and ABC Entertainment via AP)NEW YORK – The novelty of television stars getting Emmy Awards delivered to their homes wasn't enough to keep the annual show from slipping further in popularity. The Nielsen company said 6.1 million people watched the Emmys on Sunday night, down from 6.9 million in 2019 and the third straight year of record low viewership. Still, it illustrated how the Emmy Awards are becoming a boutique event. Last year was the first time viewership slipped under 10 million people. Viewership is also fragmented across many different networks and streaming services, and several shows don't have a wide audience.
Primetime Emmy awards show ratings drop to all-time low
Jimmy Kimmel and actress Jennifer Aniston presented the award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series together at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards. Despite stacked odds, the 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards went off without a hitch Sunday night. In early estimates from Nielsen Monday, it appears the event saw the lowest viewership of any Emmy ceremony in the Television Academy's history, drawing only 5.1 million total viewers. The game between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks on NBC tallied 12.2 million viewers, dwarfing the Emmy numbers. The season premiere of "60 Minutes" on CBS drew in 7.5 million viewers.cnbc.com
The 'Pandemmys' were weird and sometimes wonderful
(The Television Academy and ABC Entertainment via AP)It was Regina King, winning her fourth career Emmy on Sunday, who perhaps summed up the proceedings the most succinctly — and accurately: “This is freaking weird." Nobody was more thrilled than Daniel Levy, son of best actor winner Eugene Levy; the younger Levy won the award for comedy writing, shared a directing award and captured the supporting actor trophy. A CALL TO THE BOOTHLevy used some of his considerable mic time to urge viewers to vote in November. “I know this seems like a really weird time to be celebrating,” Zendaya said. Sterling K. Brown gave out the show’s final award, best drama, in a Black Lives Matter shirt.
Zendaya becomes youngest lead drama actress to win Emmy
In this video grab captured on Sept. 20, 2020, courtesy of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and ABC Entertainment, Zendaya accepts the award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for "Euphoria" during the 72nd Emmy Awards broadcast. (The Television Academy and ABC Entertainment via AP)
Zendaya becomes youngest lead drama actress to win Emmy
In this video grab captured on Sept. 20, 2020, courtesy of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and ABC Entertainment, Zendaya accepts the award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for "Euphoria" during the 72nd Emmy Awards broadcast. (The Television Academy and ABC Entertainment via AP)LOS ANGELES – Zendaya said her “heart was filled” when she saw her fellow nominees, including Jennifer Aniston, cheering on the “Euphoria” actress for becoming the youngest drama lead actress to win an Emmy. She is only the second Black actress to claim the lead drama actress award, following Viola Davis’ groundbreaking 2015 win for “How To Get Away With Murder.”Zendaya along with her gleeful family and friends screamed, cheered, hugged and cried behind her as a stunned she accepted the award in what appeared to be a hotel suite. It’s pretty crazy.”On “Euphoria,” Zendaya plays Rue Bennett, a teenage addict struggling with her sobriety and recovery on the series that delves into sex, drugs, trauma and identity among high-schoolers. “I definitely felt like this wrapping of love around me as I was sitting here,” Zendaya continued.
A sweep for ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ ‘Succession’ tops Emmy Awards
(The Television Academy and ABC Entertainment via AP)LOS ANGELES – “Schitt's Creek,” the little Canadian show about a fish-out-of-water family, made history at Sunday's Emmy Awards with a comedy awards sweep, something even TV greats including “Frasier” and “Modern Family” failed to achieve. The awards for Pop TV's “Schitt's Creek” included best comedy series and trophies for its stars, including Catherine O'Hara and father-son Eugene and Daniel Levy. Moments later, his son won the award for comedy writing for “Schitt's Creek” episode, then shared a directing award and captured the supporting actor comedy trophy. As “Schitt’s Creek” gobbled up comedy awards, that left acclaimed “Insecure” and its creator Issa Rae empty-handed. But Black stories, Black performances and Black Lives Matter,” he said, urging Kimmel to shout with him.
Spicoli to the rescue with 'Fast Times' virtual benefit
LOS ANGELES Spicoli is making a virtual return to Ridgemont High to raise money for a pair of non-profit groups. Sean Penn, a cast member in 1982's Fast Times at Ridgmont High," will be joined by Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and other stars in a socially distanced reading of the film's script. Penn is handing the role of stoner Jeff Spicoli over to another actor, with details about who's playing what part to be unveiled at next week's event. None of those actors, nor Roberts or Aniston, appeared in the original film. It will be available on Facebook Live and TikTok via COREs Facebook page, www.facebook.com/CoreResponse.
Fresh comedy faces, 'Modern Family' farewell seek Emmy nods
This image released by Hulu shows Ramy Youssef in a scene from "Ramy." Nominations for the next Emmy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, July 28. Last year's best series winners Game of Thrones and Fleabag called it a wrap, clearing the path for others to prevail. The Handmaids Tale, which took the best drama trophy in 2017, is vying for its third nomination in the category. Big Little Lies, last year's winner for best limited series, is hunting for a drama series nod for its second season.
Why Mark Wahlberg doesn't do intermittent fasting and what he eats every day: 'I'm old school'
Intermittent fasting which typically entails eating only during a set window of six to eight hours each day may be trendy among big names like Twitter's Jack Dorsey, Jennifer Aniston and former NFL star Rob Gronkowski, but actor and health enthusiast Mark Wahlberg isn't buying into the fad. "For me, I've dealt with the ketone fad and intermittent fasting and all that stuff, but I'm old school," Wahlberg, 48, told CNBC Make It in July. Wahlberg says his physiotherapist and one of his coworkers tried to get him into intermittent fasting but he didn't budge. "Listen, I don't care what Dr. Oz says, I gotta have my breakfast before I work out, that's my preference," Wahlberg told TMZ on the following day on Jan. 11. "You gotta have food; food is your friend," Wahlberg said on Jan. 14.cnbc.com
Screen Actors Guild Awards could offer Oscars preview
FILE - This Jan. 15, 2019 file photo shows finished Actor statuettes displayed during the 25th Annual Casting of the Screen Actors Guild Awards at American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, Calif. The 26th Annual SAG Awards will held on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
'Friends' is leaving Netflix at midnight and won't be available to stream until May
NBC | Getty ImagesOn New Year's Day, the adventures of Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey will be gone from Netflix and won't be available to stream until May. "Friends," the hit '90s sitcom, has lived on the streaming service since 2015 when Netflix paid $100 million for the rights to exclusively stream it on its platform. In July, WarnerMedia outbid Netflix, to the tune of around $400 million to $500 million, for the rights to the TV show. In the meantime, "Friends" will not be available to stream. There shouldn't be a long gap between the show leaving Netflix and arriving on the NBC platform.cnbc.com
Big stars such as Jennifer Aniston are 'not necessarily the path to glory' for Apple TV+
"It's not necessarily the path to glory," Blank told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Friday, the day Apple TV+ launched with original programming including "The Morning Show," starring Aniston, and "See," starring Momoa. Apple TV+ becomes the latest entrant to the streaming wars dominated by incumbents Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. Apple TV+ will be free for a year with the purchase of an iPhone, an iPad, an iPod Touch, an Apple TV streaming box or a Mac computer. Earlier on "Squawk Box," Gene Munster, co-founder of start-up funding and research firm Loup Ventures, said Apple TV+ will "probably add about 200 million free subscribers." "The Irishman" debuts in select theaters Friday before becoming available on the Netflix streaming service on Nov. 27.cnbc.com
'The Morning Show' sounds muted alarm for Apple TV+
Actors Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston speak during an Apple product launch event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park on March 25, 2019, in Cupertino, California. CNN's Brian Stelter -- author of the "Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV" -- is a consulting producer on the series, which is clearly informed by that 2013 book's insights about the inner workings of morning television. (Apple TV+ has three more shows launching this week as part of its opening salvo, reviews to come.) To the extent "The Morning Show" is Apple's way of sounding the alarm for its new service, feel safe to hit the "snooze" button. "The Morning Show" premieres Nov. 1 on Apple TV+.
Watch Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon reenact scene from 'Friends'
Aniston, left, as Rachel, with Witherspoon as her sister, Jill, in a scene they originally played in 2000. (NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images)(CNN) - It's been almost 20 years, but Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston still got it. The two reenacted a scene from the hit TV show "Friends" in a press interview, which Witherspoon later posted on Instagram. Witherspoon briefly played Jill Green on the show, the sister of Rachel Green, Aniston's character. To fan's delight, Witherspoon posted the clip from the interview Friday, with the caption, "One of the best parts of working with Jen is reliving my favorite lines from #FRIENDS!"
Jennifer Aniston literally broke Instagram with her debut
When Jennifer Aniston joined Instagram, the volume of people trying to follow her crashed the app. MENLO PARK, Calif. - Jennifer Aniston's debut on Instagram started with a bang -- by crashing the app. "We are aware that some people were having issues following Jen's profile," a spokesperson for Facebook, which owns Instagram, said in a statement to CNN. Aniston took to her new Instagram page to acknowledge the glitches with a funny video. "As of now, people should be able to access and follow her profile with no problems," a Facebook company spokesperson said.
Jennifer Aniston joins Instagram with help from some 'Friends'
JenniferAniston/Instagram via CNN(CNN) - Jennifer Aniston's "Friends" co-stars will always be there for her -- even for her first day on Instagram. The actress on Tuesday joined the social media platform with a bang, posting a photo with her former co-stars Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc. "And now we're Instagram FRIENDS too," she wrote. Aniston's foray into social media comes as her new Apple TV+ show, "The Morning Show," prepares to launch. At a junket for the drama over the weekend, Aniston spoke with Entertainment Tonight about the appealing parts of joining Instagram.
Jennifer Aniston tells Variety why 'Friends' movie will never happen
Sadly, Jennifer Aniston -- who played Rachel Green throughout the sitcom's 10 seasons -- has now squashed hopes of a reboot. In an interview with Variety, the 50-year-old actress revealed that although there was some interest in a movie, producers wouldn't allow it. "Our producers wouldn't want it, wouldn't let us," she told the publication. Aniston said she was surprised that fans are still watching reruns of the show on Netflix, 25 years after it first premiered. "One, the show is about a time in your life when your friends are your family.
'Friends' co-stars reunite for a rare selfie, and it's perfection
Courteney Cox posed with former co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc on Saturday night. Thanks to this awesome selfie that Courteney Cox shared on Instagram, we're doing great. The "Friends" actor posed with former co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc on Saturday night. "A rare night and I love it," Cox captioned the photo. Well yeah, if the other three besties -- Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow and David Schwimmer -- were also in it.
10 celebs who guest starred on 'Friends'
Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer are shown in a scene from the NBC series "Friends." (CNN) - It's been 25 years since "Friends" premiered, and fans are still watching reruns over and over. The one with Brad PittIn an episode of season eight, Monica runs into former high school classmate Will Colbert, played by Brad Pitt (then married to Jennifer Aniston, who played Rachel Green). Crystal and Williams play friends Tomas and Tim. The ones with Tom SelleckBefore Monica and Chandler, there was Monica and Richard -- and he was played by none other than Tom Selleck.
Google marks 25 years of 'Friends' with Easter eggs
(L-R) Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matt Le Blanc as Joey Tribbiani, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay. (CNN) - This weekend marks 25 years since "Friends" hit TV screens -- and Google is marking the occasion with a sparkling special feature. The search engine has launched seven "Friends"-themed "Easter eggs" that show users special icons when they search for their favorite character. A search for Ross Geller, pop-culture's most famous paleontologist, brings up a couch -- click on it, and you'll hear Ross' helpful suggestion to "pivot!" For fans who search for "Friends glossary," the search engine will pull definitions for "unfloopy," "phalange," "hand twin" and "mississipily" -- just in case you needed reminding.
Apple releases first look at star-powered drama 'The Morning Show'
CNN imageCUPERTINO, Calif. - Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell and Jennifer Aniston are ready to give viewers the full story on "The Morning Show," a new drama coming to Apple TV+. Apple on Monday released the first look at the series, which is set to debut this fall. The overlapping voices of Witherspoon, Carell and Aniston are also heard in a cacophony of dramatic moments. "I'm a journalist, I can feel when the world needs me," Carell can be heard saying at one point. "The Morning Show" was one of several shows Apple highlighted earlier this year at an event previewing the content coming to the forthcoming streaming service.
With big shows leaving service, Netflix will have to do better than comedy specials, analyst says
Netflix might need to do better than comedy specials to keep its users on the platform, according to Rosenblatt Securities. On Tuesday, WarnerMedia announced its new streaming service, HBO Max, will have exclusive rights to "Friends," stripping it from Netflix's library. These licensed series have been staples for Netflix in driving viewing hours between Netflix's original content series, such as "Stranger Things." "The Office" accounted for almost 3% of viewing hours in 2018 and "Friends" accounted for almost 2% of viewing hours in 2018, according to Zgutowicz. Despite the cautious outlook for Netflix, Zgutowicz raised his price target for the streaming service to $370 from $350.cnbc.com
A chat with Jennifer Aniston
A chat with Jennifer Aniston Actress Jennifer Aniston could always get a laugh in the long-running TV show "Friends." In her new film, "Cake," she's trying her hand at a more serious role. Lee Cowan sits down with Aniston to talk about her career, and about the paparazzi's fascination with her.cbsnews.com
Jennifer Aniston on movie and TV fame
Jennifer Aniston on movie and TV fame The Emmy-winning actress has enjoyed a long movie career since the end of her long-running series, "Friends." Jennifer Aniston tells correspondent Lee Cowan that the fame that comes from playing a familiar TV character is very different from playing movie roles.cbsnews.com