Art - or 'poor softcore porn'?
2014-05-25 18:25:42 UTC
A film inspired by the life of Dominique Strauss-Kahn has drawn harsh criticism for its graphic depiction of an orgy - and has been left out in the cold at the Cannes Film Festival.
“This guy was slam-dunk going to be the president of France, a...
'The Voice' declares a Season 6 winner
2014-05-21 05:13:45 UTC
Josh Kaufman, 38, of Indianapolis triumphed in the viewer vote over two other singers who made it to the two-hour finale of the NBC singing competition: Christina Grimmie, 20, of Marlton, N.J., and Jake Worthington, 18, of La Porte, Texas. Worthin...
Caleb Johnson Wins 'American Idol' XIII
2014-05-22 05:31:21 UTC
Caleb Johnson auditioned for American Idol in two previous years and got cut both times. On Wednesday, the 23-year-old rocker from Asheville, N.C., won the show's 13th season, beating out 17-year-old Jena Irene for the title.
The season's two-h...
‘Alien’ creator H.R. Giger is dead
2014-05-13 08:22:09 UTC
The renowned Swiss artist H.R. Giger has died at the age of 73, following injuries sustained in a fall, Swiss public television, SRF, has reported. Giger was most famous for the alien monster he created for the movie of the same name.
SRF cited f...
Audrey Hepburn's 85th birthday: After a bizarre and traumatic childhood she went on to be a Hollywood great
2014-05-07 04:19:01 UTC
It used to be said that you can't be too rich or too thin. We now no longer believe this. Bankers and hedge fund managers are too rich; and now the celebrity magazines and tabloids lead the choruses of "Look how skinny's she's got!" The nicer way ...
Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Teaming On New Project She Wrote
2014-05-04 08:07:08 UTC
Brad Pitt and Angela Jolie are back at it! For the first time in nine years, the longtime partners are collaborating on an upcoming movie, Deadline reports.
Pitt, 50, met his current mate on the set of their first movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith, whic...
The 'Bollywood Oscars' host Indian and American stars
2014-04-28 06:03:04 UTC
<h3>Hrithik Roshan inadvertently mesmerises John Travolta with the technicolor lining of his jacket, inspiring the lead singer of the 1979 album Travolta Fever with unexpected dreams.</h3>TAMPA | The Indian film industry's top award show sailed in...
French tourist gave ‘homeless’ Richard Gere leftover pizza
2014-04-28 06:08:55 UTC
A French mother has revealed herself as the mystery do-gooder who gave Richard Gere food without realising the actor was only playing the role of a homeless man.
Kind-hearted tourist Karine Gombeau, 42, had come from a bon voyage to Little Italy...
Robin Williams' 'Villa of Smiles,' officially hitting market
2014-04-26 17:16:09 UTC
Robin Williams' "Villa of Smiles" estate in Napa Valley hit the Multiple Listing Service
Williams commissioned the Italianate estate about 10 years ago from Gast Architects, and is now offering it at $29.9 million -- a big price cut from about ...
Ladies' Home Journal ending regular publication after 130 years
2014-04-24 18:15:24 UTC
Ladies' Home Journal, the magazine that has been helping to shape the style and taste of American women since the 19th century, is ending its 130-year run of regular publication.
In its heyday, LHJ, as it is known in short, reached almost 7 mil...
Prosecutor: Oscar Pistorius is using his emotions "as an escape"
2014-04-14 17:45:40 UTC
The prosecutor at the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has suggested the South African athlete is using his emotions "as an escape".
He broke down in tears four times on Monday and has also vomited in court.
"Now you trying to be emotional and i...
Should film critics care about cinematic technique?
2014-04-11 19:59:00 UTC
The first debate in 2014 about the future of film criticism is under way, this time touching down on both sides of the Atlantic, so that must make it official.
First out of the gate were the Brits. “In the digital age what is left for a critic ...
Kate Winslet: 'I wish I'd had help dealing with fame'
2014-04-03 16:53:48 UTC
Kate Winslet says she wishes she had been given more support to help her cope with the pressures of early fame.
The Oscar-winning actress admitted her experience of Hollywood had been "one shock after another".
"It isn't easy going through t...
Colbert: Who gets the last laugh?
2014-04-02 07:39:29 UTC
A review of the best commentary on and around the world...
<h3>Today's must-read</h4>When you pick a fight with a man who stars in his own television show - particularly one who uses parody to self-consciously revel in his own glory - you have ...
Piers Morgan fires parting shot at the NRA in final CNN show
2014-03-29 20:15:39 UTC
<h3>Attributing poor ratings to a feud with gun rights advocates, the host said a muted goodbye to the struggling news network</h3>
There was no big celebration for Piers Morgan, no cake delivered to his desk on-air, no interviews with his favo...
Noah: 'Russell Crowe is just about the only actor who could have pulled this off' – first look review
2014-03-29 19:03:43 UTC
Darren Aronofsky, director of Black Swan and Requiem for a Dream, has here created a sombre, powerful biblical epic, shot through with a certain beserk grandeur and gloomy portentousness. Its desire to do justice to the spirit, if not the letter, ...
What the Wolves of Wall Street can teach us about risk
2014-03-25 07:46:57 UTC
"What a commentary on the state of twentieth-century capitalism," mused "motivational speaker" Jordan Belfort as he looked back on his life of fraud, sex, and drugs. As head of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont, he fleeced investors of hundreds ...
How the US TV drama about Saudi Arabia was scrapped
2014-03-25 07:16:08 UTC
<h3>A US television channel has scrapped plans to produce a pilot programme called Alice in Arabia after Twitter users labelled the concept "lazy" and "racist"</h3>
The channel in question - ABC Family - announced it would be making the show la...
Leto backs up Oscar speech with concert in Ukraine
2014-03-15 05:46:57 UTC
When he accepted his Best Supporting Actor Oscar, Jared Leto gave a moving speech where he addressed people living amid the crisis in Ukraine. And on Thursday, Jared Leto visited the capital of Kiev and the Euromaidan camp on Independence square. ...
New study: Hollywood is still a man's world
2014-03-15 06:26:46 UTC
If I asked you to name your favorite actress, I am sure you would have no shortage of names: Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock, Amy Adams, Judi Dench, Kate Winslet, or Cate Blanchett? What if I then told you that women are so margina...
Back to the Future fashion: this season's big trend
2014-03-14 07:20:39 UTC
That the film Back to the Future is being cited as a key fashion inspiration this season, just shy of 29 years since it was released, will come as no surprise to any fans of the film or, indeed, of fashion. The fashion industry has always been fon...
'12 Years a Slave' wins Oscar for best picture
2014-03-03 05:35:04 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama "12 Years a Slave" best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards.
Steve McQueen's slavery odyssey, based on Solomon Northup's 1853 memoi...
Oscars: Ellen's funniest moments
2014-03-03 04:34:29 UTC
The funniest moment of the night so far was when Ellen asked Meryl Streep to tweet a selfie with her and other superstars joined in the fun, including Jennifer Lawrence, Jared Leto, Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Channin...
List of Oscar winners 2014
2014-03-03 05:30:29 UTC
List of winners at Sunday's 86th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Best Picture: "12 Years a Slave."
Actor: Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club."
Actress: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmin...
Lupita Nyong'o wins Oscar for supporting actress
2014-03-03 05:27:56 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lupita Nyong'o has won the Academy Award for best supporting actress for her harrowing portrayal of a slave who's caught her sadistic master's eye in "12 Years a Slave."
It was the first Oscar nomination for the 31-year-old N...