August 23rd, 2012
08:21 PM ET

Molly Ringwald on life after the big screen

Molly Ringwald is much more than just Pretty in Pink.

The former teen star is the focus of out IDEA segment tonight, which is all about reinvention.

She may be most famous for her sweetheart roles in iconic teen movies such as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink. But that was more than 25 years ago, and since then Molly has been a queen of reinvention. She's performed on Broadway, recorded a jazz album, and is still acting on ABC Family's "Secret Life of the American Teenager."

Tonight, she's OutFront with her newest project, her first novel titled "When it Happens to You."

Filed under: I.D.E.A. • News
August 23rd, 2012
07:57 PM ET

James Holmes was banned from university campus for making threats weeks before theater massacre

New details are emerging tonight about James Holmes, the gunman who allegedly killed 12 people and wounded 58 during a rampage at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.

According to prosecutors, the University of Colorado had banned James Holmes from campus for making unspecified threats about six weeks before the massacre. University officials reported the threats to campus police and took away his key card that gave him access to campus buildings.

Paul Callan, CNN legal contributor and a criminal defense attorney, is Outfront tonight to help us break down this new evidence.

Filed under: Crime
August 23rd, 2012
07:41 PM ET

Tropical Storm Isaac still churning through Caribbean toward U.S. mainland

Tropical Storm Isaac is picking up strength as it churns its way through the Caribbean toward Florida and the Gulf Coast. CNN's Chad Myers is closely following the storm and is OutFront with the latest.

Filed under: News • Weather
August 23rd, 2012
07:39 PM ET

GSA once again in the spotlight for wasteful spending

The GSA – the federal government's General Services Administration – is under fire again for wasteful spending.

After investigating the lavish conference in Las Vegas that caused a public outcry, Congress is now looking into the GSA's so-called virtual employees, the people who work from home as a cost-saving measure for the agency.

But what about when they have to go to work? One particular area of concern is how much taxpayers are spending on travel costs for those employees – A CNN investigation found that one such employee assigned to the Kansas City office actually works from Hawaii. Yes, Hawaii!

CNN's Drew Griffin is OutFront with more.

Filed under: Corruption • News • Politics
August 23rd, 2012
07:29 PM ET

Will Romney's appeal to the Catholic vote pay off?

Will Romney win in November on the strength of the Catholic vote? OutFront tonight are Raymond Arroyo, host of the "The World Over Live" on EWTN Catholic network, where Romney broke the news about Dolan's benediction at the convention, and James Carville, who is also Catholic.

Filed under: Election 2012 • Politics • Religion
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