On the heels of ‘The Shape of Water,’ which won Best Picture and Best Director Oscars, Guillermo del Toro has signed an overall deal with Fox Searchlight Pictures. The deal ensures funding and distribution for all of the live-action feature films he writes, produces or directs.
Winnie Mandela has died at the age of 81. The longtime wife of South African President Nelson Mandela, she was also known for her political involvement and efforts to combat apartheid, as well as controversial actions that led to convictions for kidnapping and fraud.
Chrissy Metz has released a new memoir, ‘This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today.’ The book offers an intimate, inspirational look at the actress’s struggles, including an abusive stepfather, who “shoved me, slapped me, punched my arm and yanked my wrist,” and divorce.
Jimmy Carter said President Trump made “one of the worst mistakes” of his term in hiring John Bolton as national security adviser, adding Bolton is “a warlike figure” with catastrophic policies. The former president is among few U.S. leaders who has met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea
HBO has released a documentary on writer and filmmaker Arthur Miller. Narrated by his daughter Rebecca, ‘Arthur Miller: Writer,’ covers his full life chronologically, from struggles with the House Un-American Activities Committee to his five-year marriage to Marilyn Monroe.
Theresa May is heading two key meetings with her cabinet ministers to discuss the future of the UK and EU relations following Brexit, including Northern Ireland, immigration and trade. The EU will suspend "certain benefits” to the single market after the UK’s planned exit in March 2019.
Vladimir Putin won his fourth election to a six-year presidential term with more than three-quarters of the vote and 67% turnout. While there were some reports of election irregularities, extensive rigging was unlikely because of Putin’s real popularity among Russians.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have officially welcomed their third child, a 7 lbs., 6 oz. girl, via a surrogate on January 15. The reality star and entrepreneur has openly documented her struggles to have a baby on 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians.'
Heather Locklear was arrested for kicking police officers who were investigating her for a possible felony domestic violence offence against an injured boyfriend. In 2008, the TV actress was arrested for a DUI for prescription drugs; she pled guilty to reckless driving.
Silvio Berlusconi appeared at a political rally a week before parliamentary elections to support his party. Pundits say the former Italian president, who is still popular among fans despite a series of sex scandals and legal cases, may be trying to make a political comeback.
Lindsey Vonn won the third and what may be the last Olympic medal of her career: a bronze in downhill skiing. The athlete has battled major knee constructions, multiple broken bones, nerve damage and shredded cartilage since her last 2010 Olympic appearance in Vancouver.
Toni Braxton has confirmed she and Birdman are engaged. The singer, who is about to drop her first solo album in eight years, announced to her sisters that she is engaged to the rapper in a teaser for her TV show, 'Braxton Family Values.'
The Israeli police say they’ve found “sufficient evidence” to criminally indict Benjamin Netanyahu on charges in two corruption cases for "accepting bribes, fraud, and breach of trust." The Israeli prime minister denies all claims and says he’s “shocked by the insinuations.”
Kathy Bates has joined Kim Dickens, Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson in Netflix’s 2018 drama, ‘The Highwaymen.’ Based on true events, the film features two Texas Rangers drawn out of retirement to hunt down the notorious Great Depression criminal couple, Bonnie and Clyde.