'Blue is the Warmest Color' is Cannes' Palme d'Or
2013-05-27 04:58:32 UTC
CANNES, France (AP) — The tender, sensual lesbian romance "Blue is the Warmest Color: The Life of Adele" won the hearts of the 66th Cannes Film Festival, taking its top honor, the Palme d'Or.
The jury, headed by Steven Spielberg, took the...
'Fast' races past 'Hangover' at weekend box office
2013-05-27 04:55:46 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's a blowout at the box office.
"Fast & Furious 6" is revving past "The Hangover Part III" in the No. 1 position at the Memorial Day weekend box office.
Universal Pictures' sixth installment of its muscle car fr...
Affleck gets honorary doctorate from Brown
2013-05-27 04:16:58 UTC
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Academy Award-winning actor and director Ben Affleck has received one of six honorary doctorate degrees from Brown University.
Affleck was among artists, writers, scientists and educators to receive the degrees from t...
Actor Tyler Perry donates $100K to Ohio schools
2013-05-26 16:26:30 UTC
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry has surprised middle school students in Ohio by showing up at a musical concert and donating $100,000 to help student athletes in the city's South-Western schools.
The Columbus Dispatch (h...
Cannes to close with a nail-biter ending
2013-05-26 15:59:50 UTC
CANNES, France (AP) — Steven Spielberg will close out the 66th Cannes Film Festival with a nail-biter of a finale.
The festival's top award, the prestigious Palme d'Or, will be handed out to one of 20 films in competition Sunday night in ...
JC Chandor gains a Cannes hit with 'All Is Lost'
2013-05-25 05:56:57 UTC
CANNES, France (AP) — J.C. Chandor may just have saved someone's life during an interview in Cannes.
The director who put Robert Redford in a struggle for survival as a capsized sailor in "All Is Lost" is talking about mortality when a gust...
Seen and heard at the Cannes Film Festival
2013-05-25 05:55:52 UTC
CANNES, France (AP) — Associated Press journalists open their notebooks at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
LIBERACE'S POODLE IS TOP DOG AT CANNES
Canine glamour was honored Friday in Cannes, with pampered poodle Baby Boy from Steven Sod...
Glitzy amfAR raises $25 million, goes to space
2013-05-25 05:51:06 UTC
CAP D'ANTIBES, France (AP) — With an apt rendition of "Gold-finger," singing legend Shirley Bassey roused celebrity-revelers to dig deep into their pockets at the 20th amfAR gala in the Cap D'Antibes Thursday, helping to raise an estimated $...
At Cannes' movie palace, talk of TV's rise
2013-05-25 05:46:26 UTC
CANNES, France (AP) — The annual Cannes festival on the French Riviera is the grandest platform in the world for the highest ambitions of film, a place where the art form is worshipped with wild passion and adoring reverence. Movies are proj...
Steely Cotillard shines in 'The Immigrant'
2013-05-25 05:09:07 UTC
CANNES, France (AP) — Academy award-winner Marion Cotillard gave her all and even learned another language to play a Polish woman struggling with the realities of 1920s New York in James Gray's terse offering, "The Immigrant."
Gold becomes a theme at glitzy Cannes amfAR gala
2013-05-21 04:52:05 UTC
There's always glitz and glamour at Cannes, France, during its annual film festival, and it's no different this year. But there's still a heavy infusion of gold to come this week at Thursday's amfAR gala, which will treat its celebrity gue...
'Trek' does $70.6M but falls short of studio hopes
2013-05-19 17:29:13 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Star Trek: Into Darkness" has warped its way to a $70.6 million domestic launch from Friday to Sunday, though it's not setting any light-speed records with a debut that's lower than the studio's expectations.
Cannes helps actors Bejo and Rahim cross borders
2013-05-19 16:48:54 UTC
CANNES, France (AP) — The magic and glamour of Cannes can be hard to spot on a day when rain is lashing the palm trees, roiling the gray Mediterranean and pooling in puddles along the Croisette.
But the world's leading film festival ca...
A Native American tale with international pedigree
2013-05-18 16:00:23 UTC
CANNES, France (AP) — It took an international production starring a Puerto Rican and a Frenchman to bring the Native American tale "Jimmy P.: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian" to the big screen.
The film, an English language one from F...
Julianne Moore: 'bad Mom' role is her antithesis
2013-05-16 18:19:06 UTC
CANNES, France (AP) — Julianne Moore sometimes identifies with the characters she plays but when it came to playing a bad mother in "What Maisie Knew," she couldn't relate.
In the recently released film, Moore portrays a rock-star mom goi...
US judge in Ore. dismisses movie pirating lawsuit
2013-05-15 07:17:04 UTC
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a movie company's Internet piracy complaint against 34 Oregonians, saying the company was unfairly using the court's subpoena power in a "reverse class-action suit" to save on legal expenses and...
'Django Unchained' back in Chinese movie theaters
2013-05-12 17:08:03 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — Quentin Tarantino's violent slave-revenge movie "Django Unchained" returned to Chinese theaters on Sunday, about a month after it was pulled on opening day for unspecified "technical reasons."
The rare suspension...
'Gatsby' gives 'Iron Man 3' a run for its money
2013-05-12 16:56:18 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gatsby looks almost as great as a superhero at the weekend box office.
Leonard DiCaprio's "The Great Gatsby" partied like it was the Roaring Twenties with a $51.1 million debut that made it a surprisingly strong runner-...
Lucasfilm: New 'Star Wars' movie to be shot in UK
2013-05-11 17:35:37 UTC
LONDON (AP) — The next "Star Wars" movie will be shot in a galaxy far, far away from Hollywood — Britain.
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy says the company has reached a deal with British Treasury chief George Osborne to make "Star ...
Will Downey suit up again after $175M 'IM3' haul?
2013-05-06 04:38:00 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Iron Man reigns as the standard-bearer of Hollywood superheroes with a $175.3 million domestic opening weekend for his latest sequel and an overseas haul of a half-billion dollars in less than two weeks.
According to ...
Keira Knightley says 'oui' to rocker James Righton
2013-05-05 17:25:06 UTC
PARIS (AP) — A French mayor says Oscar-nominated actress Keira Knightley has said "oui" to rocker James Righton in a small wedding ceremony in southern France.
Aime Navello said Sunday the couple followed French tradition when he married them...
'Iron Man 3' coins $175.3M in No. 2 US debut
2013-05-05 16:45:49 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Iron Man is a bigger golden boy than ever with a $175.3 million opening weekend at the domestic box office for the superhero's latest sequel.
According to studio estimates Sunday, "Iron Man 3" had the second-biggest debut ...
Witherspoon: I lied about pregnancy during arrest
2013-05-03 05:25:29 UTC
ATLANTA (AP) — Actress Reese Witherspoon recalled that she panicked, said some "crazy things" and even claimed to be pregnant the night she was arrested in Atlanta on a disorderly conduct charge.
During an interview Thursday on ABC's "Good Mo...
DreamWorks buying AwesomenessTV for about $33M
2013-05-02 04:59:54 UTC
GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. is buying AwesomenessTV, a YouTube teen network, for about $33 million in cash as it looks to tap into the popularity of online content.
DreamWorks said Wednesday that AwesomenessTV found...
Candice Bergen producing film on her famed father
2013-05-01 05:10:50 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Candice Bergen is producing a film about her late father, the famed ventriloquist Edgar Bergen, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.
The big-screen project will tell the story of Bergen's dad and his ventriloquist's dummy that...