Classmate: 'Jihadi John' seemed like a nice guy
People who knew the man featured in a series of ISIS execution video say he was polite and popular when growing up in the UK. Some also recall a head injury he sustained on the playground. FULL STORY
ISIS to release 29 Christians, group says
An ISIS court in northern Syria has ordered the release of 29 Assyrian Christian hostages among more than 200 captured by the Sunni extremist group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday, citing an Assyrian commander.
Is Boehner facing a 'coup'?
John Boehner faces a looming threat from conservatives to oust him as speaker, and it's tying his hands on funding the Department of Homeland Security. FULL STORY
U.S. writer hacked to death
Extremists had threatened to kill Avijit Roy if he came to his native Bangladesh. FULL STORY
Egyptian court designates Hamas as a terror organization
An Egyptian court has ruled that Hamas is a terrorist organization, according to an Egyptian state-run media organization.
Her epic fat shaming response
In this week's Lisa's Desk episode, Lisa talks about a recent incident involving "Trainwreck" actress Amy Schumer, who is a size 6.
Putin critic shot dead
The fatal shooting of former Russian deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov sparked outrage among fellow opposition figures, who speculated that his killing was targeted. FULL STORY
100 U.S. troops drop on Germany
Jeb Bush survives, thrives at CPAC
Jeb Bush didn't just survive his journey into the conservative bear pit. By the end, he actually seemed to be enjoying it.
Gunman kills 7 in town of 50
Joseph Jesse Aldridge, 36, gunned down seven people in four homes in the rural community of Tyrone, Missouri, before killing himself, the State Highway Patrol said. FULL STORY
Leonard Nimoy, actor, poet, dies
Leonard Nimoy, whose portrayal of "Star Trek's" logic-driven, half-human science officer Spock made him an iconic figure to generations, died Friday. He was 83.
Stolen NASCAR Sprint Cup car found
Maybe the thieves didn't know what they were stealing.
That dress: Why you see blue, she sees white
Before you strangle your best friend who sees the colors in the now-famous dress differently than you do, please know that there's a scientific explanation.
Star's Oscar dress recovered?
The police may have found the missing dress.
'Duck Dynasty' star's STD rant gets ovation
Speaking at CPAC, Phil Robertson cited a 2008 CDC study of STDs and said the estimated 110 million STD cases in the United States are "the revenge of the hippies."
Exciting news for 'Fault in Our Stars' fans
The John Green gang is back together again.
Mexico drug lord caught
Mexican authorities have detained Servando Gomez, leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel, federal police told CNN En Español on Friday.
Catwoman comes out
Catwoman has been an arch-nemesis for Batman for 75 years, becoming an antihero over time and spinning off into her own comic book series.
Billionaire: I was poster boy for inequality
Imagine an American billionaire who is so callous that he could fly into Davos, Switzerland, for the annual World Economic Conference and announce that "America's lifestyle expectations are far too high and need to be adjusted so we have less things and a smaller, better existence." Pretty outrageous, don't you think?
Congress 'detached from reality'
Congress has agreed to fund the Department of Homeland Security through March 6. Only miles from the Mexican border, some people in McAllen, Texas are frustrated with the fight in Washington.
1,000-pound woman loses over 800 pounds
Mayra Gonzalez has lost over 800 pounds since she lied to prosecutors in 2008, telling them she rolled onto her nephew and killed him, in an effort to protect her sister. The capital murder charges against Gonzalez were dropped and she began a journey to reclaim her health.
Fishy case could silence accused bomber's pals
There was good news and bad news for federal prosecutors this week at the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsaranaev.
Reliving the '90s
What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon and others
Raise your hand if you are ready for spring and some warmer weather.
Shatner: Spock would not have been the same
In an interview taped two days before Leonard Nimoy's death, William Shatner reflects on Nimoy's legacy.
Buzz Aldrin: He brought out the Spock in all of us
I was saddened to learn of the passing of Leonard Nimoy, a fellow space traveler because he helped make the journey into the final frontier accessible to us all.
Police chief reveals JonBenét Ramsey details
Mark Beckner, the former Boulder, Colorado police chief who investigated JonBenét Ramsey's death, revealed more than he intended to on Reddit.
The week in 32 photos
Photos: Look at me! 23 selfies of the week
Kanye launches apology spree
Travel where it's still summer
Leonard Nimoy: A fascinating career
People we lost in 2015
Remembering those who died in 2015.
Vintage NASA photos up for auction
Nearly 700 photographs from the golden age of space exploration are being sold by Bloomsbury Auctions in London. The sale includes iconic images and a large number of rarely seen photographs from NASA.
Cute dog has nose for 'black diamonds'
New coat unleashes old memories
My mother, well-tempered but suffering from ever-worsening confusion, needed supervision. Her caretaker was ill, and I told my sisters, much to their relief, that I would be the first line of defense.
1-800-DOUBTS: Helpline for atheists
Madonna falls at awards show
'Top Model' contestant slain
Mirjana Puhar, a recent contestant on "America's Next Top Model," was found dead in a triple homicide Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to police reports.
Caught on camera: Florida police get physical
Two Florida law enforcement officers are under fire after video surfaced of a Fort Lauderdale officer slapping a man and a Broward Sheriff's Office deputy dragging a handcuffed woman down a hallway.
Leaked memo warns United pilots
United Airlines sent a scathing memo to its pilots warning that alarming behavior of its flight teams must stop now.
Rare birth: Baby born encased in amniotic sac
We all know that every baby is special, but Silas Philips pulled off a rare feat right out of the womb.
'Ghost Rider' resurrected from Boneyard
2,500 train cars dumped in sea
Usually dumping metal into the ocean is a bad thing, but for once throwing disused items into the sea is working out for the greater good.
Iran blows up fake USS Nimitz
Iran blasted its mock-up of a U.S. aircraft carrier during naval drills on Wednesday, swarming the target with 100 speedboats armed with rockets, shoulder-launched missiles and mortars as well as striking it with cruise missiles, according to reports from Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency.
Howard: Marriage failure, parenting success
It's a neurological disorder that causes involuntary movements and noises -- known as tics -- but for leading goalkeeper Tim Howard, Tourette's syndrome was the making of him.
Man creates huge snow tunnel to his driveway
A Canadian man shoveled a giant snow tunnel from his house to his car. The tunnel has been seen around the world. CNN affiliate CBC News has the story.
Wife of 'Sniper' knew 'something was up'
After eight days of testimony, the murder trial in the "American Sniper's"death has not answered the question that still haunts the families of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield. FULL STORY
Michael Sam -- TRAINING BEGINS ... No Cleats, Just Capezios
With just a couple of weeks until the NFL's veteran's combine, Michael Sam spent his Friday focusing on his footwork ... for "Dancing with the Stars!" Sam left the DWTS rehearsal studios clutching a pair of ballroom dancing shoes ... and got into a…
Bob Arum -- I'll Hook Ronda Rousey Up ... Free Tix to Pacquiao Fight!
Ronda Rousey can rest a little easier -- she won't have to pay MILLIONS for a ticket to the Pacquiao vs. Mayweather fight ... 'cause she's getting her tix for free ... TMZ Sports has learned! The UFC badass told us earlier this week that she was…
Paris Hilton -- TMZ Photo CAPTION-O-RAMA!
Here is a picture of Paris Hilton in Cuba ... with the kind of cigar that would make Monica Lewinsky blush! That's our best line ... think you can do better?! Great -- because this pic is the subject of our newest ... TMZ Photo…
Stars and Scars -- You Be the Judge
Lots of dresses in the news. Lupita's got stolen, but then recovered. And who can forget that really ugly dress -- whatever color it is. So we gotta ask ...
Bruce Jenner -- Lesson Not Learned ... Talking on Cell Phone While Driving
Bruce Jenner isn't helping his cause any ... as authorities mull over whether to prosecute him for vehicular manslaughter, he was tooling around L.A. Friday driving around and talking on his phone. Bruce finished a round of golf, jumped…
Calvin Klein -- We Never Said Lupita's Oscars Dress was Real
It's turning into the greatest Oscar story in years. Lupita Nyong'o's stolen Oscar dress -- which was reportedly worth between $150,000 and $10 MILLION -- appears to be all smoke and mirrors. TMZ broke the story ... the thief called us Friday…
Michelle Rodriguez -- Note to Minorities ... STOP STEALING WHITE SUPERHERO ROLES!!
Michelle Rodriguez has a different take in the lack of diversity in Hollywood ... she thinks it's ridiculous to make things right by making superheros less white. Rodriguez was cruising out of Katsuya Friday night when she shot down rumors…
'American Horror Story' Star Ben Woolf -- Ryan Murphy And Network Cover Final Expenses
"American Horror Story: Freak Show" creator Ryan Murphy is stepping up to help Ben Woolf 's family after the actor's death. Sources close to Ben tell TMZ both Murphy and FX have offered to cover portions of the final expenses. Ben's…
Chad Johnson -- Hire Me On 'Fashion Police' ... Yes, I'm Serious
With Kelly Osbourne quitting "Fashion Police" there's another celebrity making a run for her chair -- Chad Johnson ... who tells TMZ Sports he honestly believes he's the perfect guy for the job. "Who better when it comes to fashion than me? I…
'State of Affairs' Star -- Katherine Heigl's a Great Kisser ... Just Ask Her Husband
Katherine Heigl is a great kisser ... is probably something Chris McKenna shouldn't say, because she's married! Katherine's "State of Affairs" co-star jumped at our question with excitement and you can see the lightbulb go off when…
John Cena -- Vince McMahon's a BEAST In The Weight Room
John Cena doesn't think there's an age limit on weight room domination ... telling TMZ Sports 69-year-old Vince McMahon is an absolute TERROR on the racks. The WWE superstar was out in NYC (wearing only a t-shirt in the freezing weather) when…
What's The Big Frigin' Difference?!
Take a closer look at these stylish Cara Delevingne pics 'cause buried in these fashion photos are some super subtle differences ... take a front row seat and see if you can spot them! **HINT -- There are THREE differences in the above…
Paris Hilton's Obsessed Fan -- Rakes in Money As Professional Biker
The guy who gave Paris Hilton a cherry '67 Cadillac wasn't just some random dude ... he's a professional superbike racer ... who is trying to win her heart with expensive gifts. Johnny Rock Page says he met Paris years ago at an event (pic…
Lupita Nyong'o -- Dress Returned to Scene of the Crime!
Lupita Nyong'o's Oscar gown was returned to The London West Hollywood Friday afternoon where it was taken 2 days earlier ... and the thief called TMZ to tell us where it could be found and added it was a worthless fake. A guy called us at around…
Shia LaBeouf -- Transforms Into Optimus Grime
Shia LaBeouf is now the proud owner of a pony, and some hardware ... in his face. Shia debuted his Riff Raff-esque look -- ponytail past his shoulders and eyebrow piercing -- while walking around the San Fernando Valley Friday with his girlfriend…
TMZ Takeout -- Lupita Nyong'o, Kylie Jenner, and Ed Sheeran
Kate Upton -- So Plucking Hot ... She's Our #1 Pick (TMZ TV)
Mystery solved! We now know exactly why Kate Upton is so ridiculously hot, because she was spotted pulling off her secret move ... in her car! Warning: There's no guarantee you will get the same results. In fact, we guarantee you…
Ronda Rousey -- Half-Naked Weigh-In ... For UFC 184
Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano just stripped down to their skivvies for their official weigh-in for UFC 184. They are in good shape. Enjoy.
President Obama -- No On Fantasy Football ... Says Ex-Personal Aide
President Obama doesn't screw around at the waiver wire ... and won't obsess over Peyton Manning's passing yards -- 'cause he DOESN'T play fantasy football ... so says his ex-personal aide. Reggie Love -- who was Obama's "body man" from 2009…
David Hasselhoff's Daughter -- I'm a Rich Kid Now ... Just Check My Resume
David Hasselhoff's daughter has always been a rich kid ... but now she's got TV credits to prove it. 24-year-old Taylor-Ann Hasselhoff has been cast for season 3 of the reality show "Rich Kids of Beverly Hills" -- and we're told she's already…