Phelps Teases ‘Awesome’ Shark Race on ‘Tonight’

The world is standing by, waiting for the greatest Olympic swimmer of all time to finally meet his match — the great white shark. Ahead of a 100-meter race that kicks off Discovery Channel’s beloved Shark Week, Phelps visited “The Tonight Show” Thursday to reveal some details of the anticipated showdown. Though great whites may haunt the imaginations of other land dwellers, Phelps seemed excited by his close encounters with the ocean predators, explaining that he had been fascinated with sharks from a young age. Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Read More …

‘Timeless’ Cast Celebrates Fans, Second Season at Comic-Con

The cast and writers behind the revived NBC time-traveling drama “Timeless” opened their panel at San Diego Comic-Con International by thanking the fans over and over for helping bring back a show they once thought was gone for good.  “Here’s the truth,” said Executive Producer Eric Kripke. “You guys saved the show.” Thursday’s Comic-Con panel came just two months after NBC axed the show and then, shockingly, brought it back to life a few days later. “Timeless” will return in 2018 for a 10-episode second season.  The time-traveling drama follows Lucy Read More …

Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington dead at age 41

Chester Bennington, the lead vocalist of rock band Linkin Park, was found dead in a Southern California home Thursday, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office confirmed. He was 41. Law enforcement called the L.A. County Medical Examiner-Coroner shortly after 9 a.m. on Thursday, reporting an apparent suicide, said department spokesman Brian Elias. The investigation into Bennington’s death is ongoing. The news, first reported by TMZ, came just hours after Linkin Park released a music video for “Talking To Myself” off the band’s 2017 album, “One More Light.” In addition to Read More …

O.J. Simpson Has Been Granted Parole. What Happens Next?

A Nevada parole board voted unanimously Thursday to grant O.J. Simpson’s request for an early release from prison, but this doesn’t necessarily mean he’s a free man. “Parole is but one step out of the prison gate,” Loyola Law School professor and longtime Simpson case commentator Laurie Levenson told NBC News. O.J. Simpson Granted Parole Simpson is widely known for his 1995 trial and acquittal for the murder of his ex-wife and her friend in Los Angeles. In 2008, the now 70-year-old was sentenced to a minimum nine years in prison for Read More …