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'Wonder' movie is real life for these two families

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How much of the fictional "Wonder" story is realistic? Two real-life families of children with facial differences open up about how the heart-warming tale reflects their everyday lives.

The late-night comic who plays off Trump's 'inner self'

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Comedian Anthony Atamanuik turned an improv impersonation of Donald Trump into a full-time gig, starring in 20 episodes of "The President Show" for Comedy Central.

Jeffrey Tambor signals he may not return to 'Transparent' after harassment claims

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Jeffrey Tambor has signaled that he may leave Amazon Studio's "Transparent" after harassment allegations surfaced against him.

A notorious Russian Twitter troll claims to be back, and Twitter has not stopped it

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A Kremlin-linked troll that fooled thousands of Americans appears to have returned to Twitter more than a week ago. The account is proudly touting itself as a Russian troll in its Twitter bio, but Twitter has taken no action against it.

Sunday, Nov 19

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Fox News defends Hannity amid calls for ad boycott

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The network calls a petition for advertisers to ditch Sean Hannity's show an "intimidation effort" that is "nothing more than political opportunism based on deceit."

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Lena Dunham sorry for backing 'Girls' colleague accused of rape

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"Girls" creator Lena Dunham says she's sorry for weighing in on a rape accusation levied against a writer on her show.

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Country music star Mel Tillis dies

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Country music legend Mel Tillis died early Sunday morning, according to a statement from his publicist. He was 85.

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'Justice League' stumbles at the box office

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"Justice League" still had a big box office opening, but came in under industry expectations.

SNL takes on alumnus Al Franken

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"Saturday Night Live" took on Senator -- and former SNLer -- Al Franken on Saturday night after a woman said he groped and kissed her without her consent.

Using the Simpsons to explain how Asian Americans are overlooked

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Hollywood has offered up few Asian American stars. But one of its most well-known is a cartoon: Apu from The Simpsons.

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Singer David Cassidy in critical condition

CNN / Entertainment

David Cassidy, the wildly popular '70s heartthrob who shot to fame when he starred and sang in TV's "The Partridge Family," is in critical condition with organ failure.

Saturday, Nov 18

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AC/DC co-founder and guitarist dies

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AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young has died after battling dementia for several years, the band announced Saturday. He was 64.

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Mickey Mouse facts you probably didn't know

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Most parents would never let rodents near their kids -- unless, of course, it's Mickey Mouse.

Friday, Nov 17

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'Justice League' looks to its biggest heroes for box office success

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Warner Bros.' DC Entertainment is bringing out all its stars for this weekend's comic book mash-up, "Justice League." But will audiences embrace the superhero squad at the box office the way they flocked to this summer's "Wonder Woman?"

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Tracing the roots of conservative skepticism in the media with S.E. Cupp

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Cupp says that it is "really dangerous" for the President to sow distrust in the media, a crucial institution for a democracy.

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Daily Beast among digital sites eyeing sale

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IAC is entertaining potential buyers for The Daily Beast, the news and opinion site launched nearly a decade ago by former Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown.

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Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga split

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Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga have split after 10 years.

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The AMAs are tonight. Here's what to watch for

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The 45th American Music Awards are Sunday, and here's what you need to know to get you in the groove:

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Jay-Z takes on criminal justice reform in wake of Meek Mill sentence

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Jay-Z is speaking out about what he views as the criminal justice system "stalking" black people.

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Latin Grammys 2017: The winners list

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Latin music had its biggest night with the 2017 Latin Grammys in Las Vegas.

'Jim & Andy' captures Jim Carrey's deep dive into Andy Kaufman

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Tales about tortured artists (and comedians in particular) are a dime a dozen. Yet "Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond" -- a Netflix documentary about Jim Carrey's total immersion into the role of Andy Kaufman while making the 1998 biopic "Man…

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'Mudbound' lifts Netflix with look at race divides

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Elevating Netflix's theatrical game, "Mudbound" is a powerful and absorbing film, one that does a splendid job of preserving its literary voice while painting a densely layered portrait of two families -- one white, one black -- in World…

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Rapper and YouTube star Lil Peep dies

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Rapper Lil Peep, an emerging voice on the hip hop scene and a YouTube star, has died at the age of 21, police and a business associate confirmed to CNN Thursday.

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Star Wars video game maker apologizes

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The company behind the new Star Wars game has turned off a money-spinning part of it after an outcry from angry fans and scrutiny from regulators.

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Jeff Ross uses comedy to tackle immigration

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There's a moment in Jeff Ross's new comedy special where the comedian couldn't possibly look any more out of place.

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Rose McGowan pleads not guilty to drug charges

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Actress Rose McGowan turned herself in to authorities in Loudoun County, Virginia, on Tuesday in response to an arrest warrant on charges of drug possession.

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21st Century Fox on the block

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Comcast has approached 21st Century Fox about acquiring the majority of its assets, a source familiar with the talks told CNN.

Will Hollywood's sexual-misconduct reckoning result in lasting change?

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Since the Harvey Weinstein allegations surfaced, Hollywood has been buffeted by waves of new sexual-misconduct allegations against people both in front of and behind the camera. The question now is whether and how the entertainment…

Thursday, Nov 16

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Denzel Washington's 'Roman J. Israel'

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Denzel Washington, the producer, has developed a knack for finding great roles for Denzel Washington, the actor -- last year in "Fences" (which he also directed), this year in "Roman J. Israel, Esq." Washington's quirky performance shines…

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'Veep' delayed over Louis-Dreyfus' health

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Production on the seventh and final season of HBO's "Veep" has been postponed as star Julia Louis-Dreyfus continues treatment for breast cancer.