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'Star Wars' cast gets two unknowns, takes break while Harrison Ford heals

Filming for the next "Star Wars" movie will take a break next month to give Harrison Ford's broken leg time to heal, producers said Monday.

25 totally unnecessary but desirable travel gadgets

Yes, it's great to travel light. Sure, too much tech can make life trickier, not easier.

Jessica Simpson marries Eric Johnson

Jessica Simpson is a married woman -- again.

'True Blood': A fan favorite bites the dust

As "True Blood" nears its series finale, it's taking some of its best characters down with it.

George Lucas Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of filmmaker George Lucas. Personal: Birth date: May 14, 1944 Birth place: Modesto, California Birth name: George Walton Lucas, Jr.

5 questions about mother in toddler's hot-car death

Much of the focus in Cooper Mills Harris' death has been on Justin Ross Harris, the father who failed to drop the toddler off at day care.

Reports: Dozens shot in Chicago over holiday weekend

Dozens of people were shot across Chicago over the Fourth of July holiday weekend -- some by police officers -- CNN affiliates WGN, WLS and WBBM reported.

Hollywood skin guru in court in twisted case of betrayal, alleged plot to kill

Dawn DaLuise's list of celebrity clients featured the Who's Who of the entertainment industry, including Jennifer Aniston and Nicki Minaj.

At least 1 killed as strong quake shakes Mexico, Guatemala

At least one person was killed as a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck Monday morning in southern Mexico's Chiapas state near the border with Guatemala, authorities in Chiapas said.

63 abducted women, girls escape from Boko Haram

Sixty-three women and girls kidnapped by Boko Haram last month in Nigeria escaped from their captors and have returned to their burnt village, a security source and a local vigilante fighting the militant group said.