Weekend Express with Lynn Berry

Fast-paced look at the day's essential news and buzz-worthy stories

As seen on Weekend Express: July 26 and July 27

As seen on Weekend Express: July 26 and July 27

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'Queen of Mean' chats about new gig, weight loss

'Queen of Mean' chats about new gig, weight loss

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli has been called the "Queen of Mean," but she was nice enough to sit down to talk about "Lipschtick," an all-female comedy series performing on the legendary Las Vegas strip.

The seasoned comedian shares what it's like to be a woman in a male-dominated industry, her personal weight loss journey and more with HLN's Yasmin Vossoughian.

Chadwick Boseman takes on the 'Godfather of Soul'

Chadwick Boseman takes on the 'Godfather of Soul'

The story of James Brown comes to the big screen this week in "Get On Up." The film follows Brown's rise as a performer, hitting the highs and lows of his professional and personal life.

Chadwick Boseman stars as the Godfather of Soul. "Get On Up" also stars Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Jill Scott. The film is directed by Tate Taylor, who also directed the 2011 hit, "The Help." Boseman & Taylor stopped by HLN this week to talk about the film.

OMG! Meet 'The Amazing Acro-Cats'

OMG! Meet 'The Amazing Acro-Cats'

You've probably heard of the term "crazy cat lady" as if it were a bad thing, but Samantha Martin's love for the furry creatures is helping them find a home.

According to CNN affiliate KUSA, Martin quit her zookeeper job and hit the road with her feline friends, dubbing the traveling act "The Amazing Acro-Cats." Martin told KUSA she initially wanted to show people it is possible to train a cat to do just about anything, but then people "started showing up in droves" to watch.

Inside Danny Nickerson's birthday bash

Inside Danny Nickerson's birthday bash

Serenades of "Happy Birthday" filled the Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts on Saturday, all for a young boy with a brain tumor.

Read more: Birthday wishes pour in for boy with brain tumor

Chomping away at the Chocodile hype

Chomping away at the Chocodile hype

The technical term is “individually wrapped chocolate-covered sponge cakes with a creamy filling.” Yes, this is the result of chocolate and Twinkies getting together to create the Chocodile.

Until recently, they were only in certain parts of the country and off store shelves for nearly a decade. To the delight of snackers, there's now a box near you, thanks to a nationwide release.

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Renisha McBride trial: What to expect in Week 2

The man who shot and killed 19-year-old Renisha McBride on his porch initially said it was an accident. Now, Theodore Wafer claims self-defense.

Read more: McBride Trial: Jury hears 911 call from shooter

Sink or sail: Annual cardboard boat races

Sink or sail: Annual cardboard boat races

Setting sail in a cardboard boat sounds like a bad idea, but it's actually a real thing!

According to CNN affiliate KATV, the 28th annual world championship cardboard boat races were held Saturday in Heber Springs, Arkansas. This year's was "wild and wacky and downright crazy."

Why aren't millennials investing cash?

Why aren't millennials investing cash?

Millennials are apparently sitting on cash instead of investing in what has been a booming stock market. Recently, BankRate.com asked some young adults:  "Where would you invest money you won't need for the next 10 years?”

A stunning 39 percent said they would keep the cash, despite interest rates so low they can't even keep up with inflation. Meanwhile, the stock markets have been going up and up, but only 13 percent say they would put that money into stocks.

Nothing like a little Texas (er, traffic) Hold 'Em

Nothing like a little Texas (er, traffic) Hold 'Em

Some drivers in Los Angeles came up with a clever way to pass the time while stuck in rush-hour traffic on Friday. They set up a poker table in the middle of the roadway.

Sarah Jung, who posted a photo on Instagram, told the Los Angeles Times the people were looking to play a little Texas Hold 'Em.

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