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'Game of Thrones' gives fans a meeting two decades in the making

'Game of Thrones' gives fans a meeting two decades in the making

(CNN) - After decades of waiting, "Game of Thrones" finally put two of the most important characters in the series in the same room.Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen came face to face on Sunday nigh ... Continue Reading
Singer Aaron Carter arrested on DUI, marijuana charges, Georgia officer says

Singer Aaron Carter arrested on DUI, marijuana charges, Georgia officer says

(CNN) - Singer Aaron Carter was arrested in Georgia under suspicion of driving under the influence and marijuana possession, the Habersham County sheriff's office said.Carter, 29, was detained Sat ... Continue Reading
URGENT - Chris Cornell dead at age 52

URGENT - Chris Cornell dead at age 52

(CNN) -- Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave, died Wednesday night, his representative told CNN.Cornell, 52, was in Detroit performing with Soundgarden, which had embarked on a US tour in April. Brian Bumbery, his representative, called Cornell's passing "sudden and unexpected" in a statement to CNN."His wife Vicky and family were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing, and they will be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause," the statement read. "They would like to thank his fans for their continuous love and loyalty and ask that their privacy be respected at this time."
'Roseanne' returning to ABC

'Roseanne' returning to ABC

(CNN) - Not only is "Roseanne" getting a reboot, but we also get both Beckys.ABC has announced they are bringing the beloved sitcom back next year with the original cast.Roseanne Barr (Roseanne ... Continue Reading
NBC is doing 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live!' next Easter

NBC is doing 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live!' next Easter

(CNN) - Next year, NBC will mark the resurrection of Jesus with a live musical that has in the past generated controversy for its depiction of him. The network announced Wednesday it will air a li ... Continue Reading
'Big Little Lies' is over so now what

'Big Little Lies' is over so now what

(CNN) - Invariably these things always come to an end.Whether it be binge watching or enjoying a series, there's often a let down after it is all over.Thus is the life today for fans of the lim ... Continue Reading
Britney Spears victimized by Twitter hoax claiming she had died

Britney Spears victimized by Twitter hoax claiming she had died

(CNN) - Britney Spears is alive, despite a hoax reporting her death on Monday. Sony Music's Twitter account, which was apparently hacked, posted two tweets claiming Spears had died, "RIP @britneys ... Continue Reading
George Michael dies of suspected heart failure, manager tells PA

George Michael dies of suspected heart failure, manager tells PA

(CNN) - George Michael, who passed away on Christmas Day, is believed to have died from heart failure, his manager Michael Lippman said, according to the UK-based Press Association. Police are tre ... Continue Reading
Wham! star George Michael has died

Wham! star George Michael has died

(CNN) -- British pop star George Michael has died, according to Britain's Press Association (PA) news agency. The musician, who shot to fame with the 1980s duo Wham!, was 53 years old. He went on to have a successful career. A statement from his publicist said: "It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period."
'Gilmore Girls' actor on revival: 'I was a little nervous at first'

'Gilmore Girls' actor on revival: 'I was a little nervous at first'

(CNN) - Thanks to his work as Kraglin in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy," Sean Gunn has had his fair share of exposure to a notoriously passionate group -- comic book fans. But even they, he said, aren't quite as fervent as fans of "Gilmore Girls."

"The 'Gilmore Girls' fans might be crazier, which is insane to even say that," Gunn, who played Kirk, told CNN in a recent interview leading up to the Netflix revival of the beloved show. "It's weird to see the parallel between 'Gilmore Girls' and a lot of the Comic-Con-type, sci-fi-fantasy fans. In a weird way, even though 'Gilmore Girls' is not in that genre, the way the fandom conducts itself and has created this community is similar."

That community is a big part of why the series is seeing a second life.

Despite wrapping up its run in 2007, the love for "Gilmore Girls" has never really died. If anything, it grew thanks to Netflix, who made all the seasons available for streaming in 2014.

Netflix greenlit a revival in January, a few months after much of the cast reunited at the ATX Television Festival in Austin to much fanfare.

Gunn was not at the Austin event, but remembers hearing rumblings about a possible return in the weeks and months that followed. He thought it was "strange and exciting."

"It was very, very cool," he said. "I'm ready to see what the fans think of it --- how much they like it."

Four "Gilmore Girls" mini-movies debut on Netflix November 25. Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel and most of the supporting cast will reprise their roles.

"I was a little nervous at first, sure," Gunn said of stepping back into quirky Kirk's shoes. "Then I walked onto set and I'm walking around and here I am in Stars Hollow and everything looked exactly how I remembered it looking ... he came back pretty quickly."

The hope is also that the warm, joy-filled feelings fans got from watching the original series comes roaring back, too.

With creator Amy Sherman-Palladino back at the helm -- she was not part of Season 7 -- chances are they will. But also, Gunn said, the show's message about community is still one that resonates.

"I think the idea that the community you live in is an extension of your family is a really nice thing for people to think about and to wish for in their own lives," he said. "The idea that a place like Stars Hollow exists, that's safe and comforting and the people there actually look out for one another, that's what appeals about the show to me."

Ellen DeGeneres posts star-studded mannequin video

Ellen DeGeneres posts star-studded mannequin video

(CNN) - Ellen DeGeneres was among the honorees at the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony on Tuesday, but she almost didn't make it into the White House. "They haven't let me into the White Hou ... Continue Reading