Britney Spears is asking fans to respect her privacy after ‘joke calls’ prompted a health check

Britney Spears is asking fans to respect her privacy after ‘joke calls’ prompted a health check

CNN — Britney Spears has asked her fans to respect her privacy after saying earlier this week that “prank calls” prompted a police welfare check. The singer posted a message on Twitter on Thursday in which she addressed the police visit, saying “I love and adore my fans, but this time it went a little … Read more

Reality show ‘Squid Game’: Three people received medical treatment during filming

Reality show ‘Squid Game’: Three people received medical treatment during filming

CNN — Three people received medical treatment while filming for a real-life “Squid Game” show, Netflix has confirmed, but the streaming giant denied anyone was “seriously injured.” Netflix announced last year that it was launching “Squid Game: The Challenge” as a reality competition series based on the hit drama — a fictional South Korean series … Read more

Wagner group: US introduces new sanctions against Russian mercenary group

Wagner group: US introduces new sanctions against Russian mercenary group

CNN — The US Treasury Department on Thursday designated the Wagner Group, a Russian private mercenary organization heavily involved in the war in Ukraine, as a major transnational criminal organization, imposing a slew of sanctions on a transnational network that supports it. The U.S. State Department simultaneously announced a number of sanctions designed to “target … Read more

FBI has seized website used by notorious ransomware gang

FBI has seized website used by notorious ransomware gang

CNN — The FBI has seized a website that a notorious ransomware gang, which has extorted more than $100 million from victim organizations, used to disgrace its victims, according to a post on the website. The dark web website of the so-called Hive ransomware group carried a message on Thursday that it had been taken … Read more

Adam Scott closes with alleged ‘Boy Meets World’ snub

Adam Scott closes with alleged ‘Boy Meets World’ snub

CNN — Well, that’s inconvenient. Adam Scott went on the “Boy Meets World” rewatch podcast, “Pod Meets World,” on Sunday and joked confronted Danielle Fishel, Rider Strong and Will Friedle about a moment on set that he said he still thinks about decades later. Scott was a recurring character on the popular 1990s sitcom, in … Read more

From China to Japan, deadly cold grips East Asia. Experts say it’s the “new normal.”

From China to Japan, deadly cold grips East Asia.  Experts say it’s the “new normal.”

Hong-Kong CNN — A deadly cold snap gripping East Asia has claimed the lives of at least four people in Japan after freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall during the Lunar New Year holiday caused travel chaos, with climate experts warning that such extremes weather conditions had become the “new normal”. Japanese officials said all four … Read more

Iceberg about the size of London breaks off in Antarctica

Iceberg about the size of London breaks off in Antarctica

CNN — An iceberg the size of Greater London broke off the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica on Sunday, according to the British Antarctic Survey. Scientists first discovered significant cracks in the ice shelf a decade ago, but there have been two major breaks in the past two years. The BAS Halley Research Station is … Read more

Lance Kerwin, ‘Salem’s Lot’ actor, dies at age 62

Lance Kerwin, ‘Salem’s Lot’ actor, dies at age 62

CNN — Lance Kerwin, an actor best known for his role in the TV miniseries “Salem’s Lot” and other notable series in the 1970s, has passed away, his talent agent John Boitano tells CNN. He was 62. No information was provided about his cause of death. Kerwin started his career with appearances on several TV … Read more

Razzies Removes Child Star Ryan Kiera Armstrong From Worst Actress Nominees

Razzies Removes Child Star Ryan Kiera Armstrong From Worst Actress Nominees

CNN — The Razzies have apologized and removed child actor Ryan Kiera Armstrong from their annual list of nominees. Armstrong was this week nominated for worst actress for her performance in “Firestarter” by The Golden Raspberry Awards (the formal name for the Razzies), a Hollywood award show satire that bills itself as celebrating the best … Read more

Updated Covid-19 boosters continue to provide substantial protection even against the rapidly spreading XBB.1.5 subvariant

Updated Covid-19 boosters continue to provide substantial protection even against the rapidly spreading XBB.1.5 subvariant

CNN — The updated Covid-19 boosters reduce the risk of a person getting sick from the coronavirus by about half, even against infections caused by the rapidly spreading XBB.1.5 subvariant. New studies, conducted by researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are among the first to look at how the bivalent boosters … Read more