ABC apologizes for child's joke on Kimmel's show
2013-10-29 00:59:31 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC is apologizing for a segment of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in which a child joked about killing Chinese people to help erase the U.S. debt.
The boy's unscripted comment came during a comedy bit in which youngsters commented on news events. The skit, aimed at poking fun at child...
Jackson doctor released, wants return to medicine
2013-10-29 00:52:23 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's doctor was quietly freed from jail on Monday, two years after he was convicted of killing the pop superstar with an overdose of a powerful anesthetic — and he would like to practice medicine again.
Conrad Murray was released at 12:01 a.m. from a jail in dow...
New York stops to listen as Lou Reed's public memorial floods city with music
2013-11-15 07:17:21 UTC
<h3>Crowd gathers on chilly day at Lincoln Center to pay tribute to musician with 'just Lou's voice, guitar music and songs'</h3>
The distorted opening chords of Lou Reed’s The Blue Mask blasted at concert volumes in a space better known for classical performances, prompting children on class ...
Marcia Wallace dies, voice of 'Simpsons' Krabappel
2013-10-26 19:11:40 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marcia Wallace, the voice of Edna Krabappel on "The Simpsons," has died.
"Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean said in a statement Saturday that her death is a terrible loss. He says Wallace's "irreplaceable character," the fourth-grade teacher who has to deal with Bart Simp...
Mexico TV star shows Hollywood what Latinos want
2013-10-25 07:39:04 UTC
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican comedian Eugenio Derbez jokes that it took him 12 years to become an overnight sensation.
The real punch line is that it took much longer.
The writer, director and star of the surprise Hollywood hit "Instructions Not Included" was a virtual unknown among the gener...
Kim Kardashian, Kanye West are engaged
2013-10-23 09:17:07 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Marriage is coming after the baby carriage for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
Kardashian's publicist, Ina Treciokas, confirmed Tuesday that the couple are engaged.
E! News first reported that West proposed to Kardashian Monday — her 33rd birthday — in front of family and fri...
Lady Gaga – Do What U Want (Feat R Kelly): new music
2013-10-23 09:32:23 UTC
Let us know what you think of the latest song to emerge from Gaga's forthcoming album.
Lady Gaga has made a new track available via iTunes and YouTube. Do What U Want (feet R Kelly) appears on Gaga's album Artpop, due to be released on 11 November. After Artpop's lead single, Applause, was rel...
Kate Middleton Looks Amazing Three Months After Baby's Birth
2013-10-18 18:45:57 UTC
Kate Middleton is having a ball! On Friday, Oct. 18, three months after giving birth to Prince George, her first child with husband Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge attended a SportsAid Athlete Workshop at the Copper Box in London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where she showed off her i...
Julia Louis-Dreyfus: 'Discomfort is a very underrated feeling'
2013-10-18 09:20:41 UTC
The sweet, sixtysomething couple in pastel leisurewear are curious about the room next to theirs in this Santa Monica beachfront hotel. There have been a lot of comings and goings all day. "So much activity!" the woman chuckles to me while her husband approaches the studio publicist who is loiter...
Kate Winslet's Vogue cover is ageless. But not in a good way
2013-10-18 09:13:24 UTC
Kate Winslet is on the cover of this month's Vogue and the photo is unbelievable.
I mean, literally unbelievable. The 38-year-old, who does OK without Mario Testino's help, looks in this portrait like a CGI version of herself. Her hair is detachable plastic; her eyes are like marbles. Her expr...
Ben Foster cycles ahead on Lance Armstrong movie
2013-10-17 17:04:01 UTC
LONDON (AP) — American actor Ben Foster is cycling into the lead as Lance Armstrong in a new movie about the disgraced American cyclist.
Director Stephen Frears said filming started Wednesday on the untitled project, and Foster is already proving to be a champion in the saddle.
Muse gets unsettlingly close in new concert film
2013-10-17 17:01:20 UTC
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Muse frontman Matt Bellamy had to be more than just camera-ready for "Muse - Live at Rome Olympic Stadium." The British rock band's new concert film was shot in 4K, which meant a whole new level of detail.
"There's weird things like hair and stuff that you probably woul...
Tenor Andrea Bocelli to receive master's next week
2013-10-17 16:46:10 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Andrea Bocelli (an-DRAY'-ah boh-CHEL'-ee) will receive a graduate degree in Italy next week.
The 55-year-old tenor says he'll receive a master's degree in vocal performance from The Conservatory of Music, Giacomo Puccini in La Spezia, Italy, on Tuesday.
Bocelli will present ...
MasterChef Finalist Josh Marks Dies From Apparent Suicide
2013-10-15 19:37:35 UTC
Josh Marks, a contestant on the reality series MasterChef, was found dead of an apparent suicide on Friday night, TMZ reports. The aspiring chef had a gunshot wound to the head when he was found by Chicago police in an alley. The cops, who were able to retrieve the weapon, believe it was self-inf...
Kim Kardashian's Low-Cut Dress Displays Her Famous Figure
2013-10-14 05:07:57 UTC
Four months after baby, Kim Kardashian's famous figure is back.
The new mom, who welcomed daughter North West on June 15, rocked a form-fitting, low-cut grey dress as she visited the DASH store in West Hollywood with sisters Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner on Oct. 11. Kim accessorized her lo...
Oscar nominee "Metro Manila" wins over Philippines
2013-10-05 07:42:08 UTC
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Britain's nominee as Best Foreign Language Film for the Oscars features an all-Filipino cast and a story that traces the sacrifices and hopes of an impoverished family from the countryside that tries its luck in the dark and squalid ghettos of...
Halle Berry to star in CBS series next summer
2013-10-05 07:40:09 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says Halle Berry will star in a serialized drama coming to the network next summer.
The Oscar-winning actress will headline "Extant," a 13-episode thriller. Berry will play an astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her ex...
'Red October' novelist Tom Clancy dies at 66
2013-10-02 20:09:57 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — In 1985, a year after the Cold War thriller "The Hunt for Red October" came out, Tom Clancy was invited to lunch at the White House, where he was questioned by Navy Secretary John Lehman.
Who, the secretary wanted to know, gave Clancy access to all that secret material?
Rio de Janeiro dreams of (being) Hollywood
2013-09-30 06:28:17 UTC
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — For Mayor Eduardo Paes, it's not enough that Rio de Janeiro is both an Olympic and a World Cup host city. He's determined to turn Rio into a Woody Allen city, too, and has gone to extraordinary lengths to persuade the director to shoot a movie here, meeting with Allen's sist...
Heidi Klum Prepares For Halloween
2013-09-29 23:48:26 UTC
Heidi Klum is known for her modeling career where she has hosted Project Runway as well as her entrepreneurial skills. However, the popular celebrity is also famously recognized for her knack of remembering and enjoying holidays.
As October 31st nears, Heidi Klum is getting ready for her annua...
Albuquerque set to say goodbye to 'Breaking Bad'
2013-09-28 06:22:55 UTC
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The southwestern New Mexico city that's played home to "Breaking Bad" is preparing for the end, with the Emmy-award winning series airing its last episode on Sunday.
As the AMC finale approaches, Albuquerque is planning on celebrating with watch parties and red carpet ...
AEG lawyer to follow cinematic final argument
2013-09-25 05:52:29 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The long running trial of Katherine Jackson vs. AEG Live LLC took a cinematic turn during closing arguments as a lawyer for Michael Jackson's family escorted jurors on a Hollywood style tour of the superstar's life through the magic of video.
It was a challenging act for the...
Emmys score with viewers, but so do dramas
2013-09-24 23:49:51 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Television viewers tuned in to see TV stars celebrating each other but didn't ignore what else the medium had to offer.
The Nielsen company said that on the same night that "Breaking Bad" won an Emmy Award for best drama, the penultimate episode of that AMC series set a viewers...
Tycoon plans $8 billion Chinese Hollywood
2013-09-23 10:22:18 UTC
QINGDAO, China (AP) — China's richest man plans to spend 50 billion yuan ($8.2 billion) to build the country's version of Hollywood in the northeastern city of Qingdao.
In a glitzy, star-studded red carpet event on Sunday, Wang Jianlin said his company, Dalian Wanda Group, will build a state o...
SHOW BITS: In a word, Twitter says Emmys weird
2013-09-23 08:41:43 UTC
Show Bits brings you the 65th annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.
TWITTER DUBS THE EMMYS WEIRD
With its big dance numbers, surprise winners and extended mont...