Los Angeles approves long-awaited George Lucas art museum

Story highlights The Los Angeles City Council has approved plans for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art The project is designed by Beijing-based firm MAD Architects Gallery above features MAD Architects’ designs from around the world (CNN)After three years of talks — and proposals in three different cities — “Star Wars” creator George Lucas has finally secured a green light ...

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Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist dies at 56

Story highlights The actor died after battle with lung cancer Nyqvist starred in the original “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” movies (CNN)Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, known for his roles in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and “John Wick,” has died after a yearlong battle with lung cancer, his representative said. He was 56. The actor “passed away quietly ...

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Will the real Eminem please stand up?

Story highlights Eminem is sporting new facial hair Fans of the rapper have weighed in (CNN)Is that you, Eminem? Fans of the rapper are going wild after he shared a photo of himself sporting a beard on his usually clean-shaven face. Just a couple of guys from Compton and one from Detroit. With a beard. #thedefiantones A post shared by ...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda releases video for 'Hamilton Mixtape' immigrant anthem

(CNN)Did you think you’d gotten “Hamilton” all out of your system? Just you wait. The music video for “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” from “Hamilton Mixtape” was released Wednesday morning, and the anthem is certain to become your latest Lin-Manuel Miranda-provided earworm. Featuring some of music’s sharpest rhymers — K’naan, Residente, Riz MC (also known as Riz Ahmed, star ...

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Michelle Rodriguez threatens to leave 'Fast & Furious' franchise

Story highlights Michelle Rodriguez slammed the ‘Fast and the Furious’ franchise for its lack of female characters She took to Instagram to say she’s considering leaving her role as Letty Ortiz (CNN)Michelle Rodriguez is standing up for her female cast members. The actress announced on Instagram that she is prepared to leave behind her beloved role as Letty Ortiz in ...

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Halle Berry says her historic Oscar win now means 'nothing'

Story highlights Halle Berry is the first and only African American woman to win the Oscar for Best Actress Berry says the win means ‘nothing’ because her achievement has not led to more diversity in Hollywood (CNN)Being the first and only black woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress would seem like a watershed moment, but for Halle Berry ...

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