LOS ANGELES—Tom Cruise turned up the excitement around the production of "Top Gun 2" on Wednesday with a confirmation on Australian TV that the film will go ahead. Interviewed on the "Sunrise" show on Australia's Seven Network, May 24, Cruise said that "filming will begin probably within the next next year." Asked by the presenter if rumors of the long awaited sequel were correct, Cruise said "it's true," before breaking into cackles and repeating himself several more time. "It's happening," he added. "You're the first people I've told. It's going to happen."
LOS ANGELES - British authorities have identified suspected Manchester bomber as Salman Abedi. The 22 year-old Abedi died in Monday's suicide blast that claimed the lives of 22 people and injured dozens at Manchester Arena where pop star Ariana Grande had just performed. ISIS has since claimed responsibility for the attack.
LOS ANGELES - Brian Williams has come under fire for his seemingly euphoric reaction to Thursday night's U.S. missile strike on Syria. During his "11th hour" MSNBC show, the anchor began to wax poetic at the sight of the Pentagon-released video that showed three missiles launching into the night sky on their way to a Syrian airfield
LOS ANGELES - In an attempt to court a politically active younger demographic, Pepsi may have instead set them off. A new ad for the soft drink stars Kendall Jenner as a high-fashion model, donning a blonde wig in the midst of a protest. It's not clear what the protest is supposed to be about -- many of the signs read general phrases like "Join the conversation" and "love."
LAS VEGAS --- Jason Aldean was named "entertainer of the year" in the final award at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday night, honoring the best in country music from the past year. The show took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley for the second consecutive year. Keith Urban led the nominations with seven, including album of the year, followed by Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris with six nods each.
LOS ANGELES - TLC is bringing back "Trading Spaces," the home renovation series that was the cabler's signature series for more than a decade.
LOS ANGELES - One "Wheel of Fortune" contestant will almost certainly be haunted by the ghost of Tennessee Williams after a blunder on Tuesday night's show that has since gone viral. With all but one letter of "Streetcar Named Desire" spelled out -- save the "M" -- Kevin shouted out with gusto, "K!" A deafening silence followed as his fellow contestants reckoned with the idea that he thought the puzzle was intended to spell out "Streetcar Naked Desire." Related Alex Trebek Raps Drake, Kanye West Hits on 'Jeopardy'
LOS ANGELES - After months of silence on the subject, Kim Kardashian West has opened up about being robbed at gunpoint last October in Paris. Kardashian West recounted the traumatizing experience to her sisters Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian during the Sunday, March19, episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians."
LOS ANGELES - CBS has officially given a series order for "The Big Bang Theory" spinoff "Young Sheldon," Variety has learned. The half-hour single cam, currently with an unspecified number of episodes ordered, will premiere in the 2017-18 season. Created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, the series follows "The Big Bang Theory's" Sheldon Cooper at age 9, living with his family in East Texas and going to high school.
LOS ANGELES - Winter is coming this summer, as the season 7 premiere date for HBO's massive hit has finally been revealed. The seventh and penultimate season will premiere on July 16. The announcement was made in an elaborate reveal on a live video on the show's Facebook page watched by over 150,000 fans, as a block of ice was melted by a flaming torch. Fans were encouraged to leave comments with the word "fire" and "dracarys" to speed up the melting; the reveal was also interspersed with short videos of the show's stars like Alfie Allen breathing fire.