Oprah faced not just fashion retail racism, but size bias too
2013-08-12 23:55:33 UTC
The Guardian - Oprah's bad experience in a posh Swiss shop was based on a snap judgment about her status. Not being size 10 is part of that.
Oprah Winfrey is a successful billionaire with an empire worth $3bn, a woman whose public reputation has been built on self-empowerment. She has been fra...
Lady Gaga strips down naked for Marina Abramovic's Kickstarter art project
2013-08-25 15:48:11 UTC
Lady Gaga has left absolutely nothing to the imagination.
In a video to promote a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the Marina Abramovic Institute, the 27-year-old "Born This Way" singer usually known for her bizarre ensembles can be seen completely stripped down to her birthday suit.
In the ...
'Five Easy Pieces' star Karen Black dead at 74
2013-08-09 05:58:20 UTC
Karen Black, the prolific actress who appeared in more than 100 movies and was featured in such counterculture favorites as "Easy Rider," ''Five Easy Pieces" and "Nashville," has died in Los Angeles.
Black's husband, Stephen Eckelberry, says the actress died Wednesday from complications from c...
Kutcher: Better at keeping personal life private
2013-08-08 05:32:16 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — After embodying Steve Jobs in his new movie, Ashton Kutcher came to admire how the Apple Computer founder was able to balance his public and personal lives.
"He was better at it than I am," the 35-year old actor said.
"This business has a propensity to force you to be more p...
'Sapphires' DVD cover could change in the US
2013-08-06 16:27:51 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The American distributor of the Australian film "The Sapphires" is apologizing for the DVD cover, which some have called sexist and racist, and said Monday it is considering new cover art for future shipments.
Anchor Bay Entertainment said in a statement that it "regrets any...
Sarsgaard says dark characters 'wildly different'
2013-08-06 16:21:56 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Sarsgaard is eating up rave reviews for his latest dark characters: A porn star's manipulative husband in the biopic "Lovelace" and the violent yet sympathetic death-row inmate in the AMC series "The Killing."
In a recent interview, the actor said connecting with his audi...
Brangelina, Jennifer Lopez and More Stars With Adorable Double Trouble
2013-08-04 00:33:44 UTC
They say two is better than one—does this apply to kids?
Raising one child is hard/fulfilling enough, but some celeb mommies popped two out at once! In honor of this weekend's Twins Days Festival, we wanted to spotlight the twins out there who just happen to have famous parents.
Brad Pitt and A...
Ellen DeGeneres to host Oscars in 2014
2013-08-03 05:38:11 UTC
The comedian Ellen DeGeneres announced on Friday that she is to return as host of the Academy Awards, the second time she has been tasked with saving the Oscars a year after a poorly received performer.
For the 2014 show, she follows a heavily criticised performance this year by the Family Guy...
Kathy Bates happy being part of FX's 'Horror'
2013-08-03 00:23:59 UTC
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Kathy Bates says she's thrilled to be a regular on FX's "American Horror Story."
It's almost good enough to rid her of the bad taste from her previous stint on series TV.
Even so, she told reporters at a Television Critics Association session on Friday that she'...
Jack White denies threatening estranged wife
2013-08-03 00:06:59 UTC
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jack White denies making any threats against his estranged wife in a court filing Friday that responds to her request for a temporary restraining order.
British singer and model Karen Elson was granted the temporary restraining order pending a hearing. She showed the co...
Michael Ansara, who played original Klingon, dies
2013-08-03 00:00:45 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The actor who played the original Klingon on TV's "Star Trek" has died.
A longtime friend and spokesman for Michael Ansara says the actor died Wednesday at his home in Calabasas, Calif. after a long illness. He was 91.
Besides playing Kang the Klingon in various "Star Tre...
Vera Farmiga on The Conjuring, Bates Motel, maternal angst … and knitting
2013-08-02 01:13:03 UTC
Last night Vera Farmiga watched her new movie, a cheerfully manipulative and highly effective shocker, with an audience for the first time. "To me the masculine screams were a riot," she says. "They were just unabashed. Usually there's a self-awareness to male laughter, an apologetic giddiness, b...
Milton Greene slides of Marilyn, others snag $1.8M
2013-07-31 19:20:01 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of thousands of negatives of Marilyn Monroe and other stars by celebrity photographer Milton Greene have sold at auction for $1.8 million.
The archive includes 3,700 negatives and slides of Marilyn Monroe. All the material was sold with copyright.
Profiles in History au...
Denzel Washington is returning to Broadway
2013-08-02 01:15:28 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Denzel Washington is returning to Broadway — but he won't be singing.
Standing with his wife, Pauletta Pearson, on the red carpet Monday at the premiere his new movie, "2 Guns," the Oscar- and Tony-winning actor said he's set to appear in a revival of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Ra...
Lea Michele breaks silence after Monteith death
2013-07-30 06:46:17 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lea Michele is breaking her silence online after her "Glee" co-star and real-life boyfriend Cory Monteith died of an overdose earlier this month.
The actress posted a photo of her and Monteith on Twitter on Monday, along with a message thanking her followers for "helping me ...
'The Bachelorette' recap: The Blindside
2013-07-30 05:46:29 UTC
Ahoy, rose lovers! Welcome to "the television event of the summer"! And no, I'm not talking about Broadchurch -- but only because that starts next week. I'm talking instead about part one of the final leg of Desiree's "journey," which brings us to the island of Antigua, a.k.a. the perfect place t...
'Dexter' recap: This IS the Final Season, Right?
2013-07-29 05:38:37 UTC
The good news: We've escaped the muddled Brain Surgeon storyline! He's dead as Trinity after Sunday's "This Little Piggy" episode.
The not-great news: The episode was otherwise pretty sleepy, and a new murder case was introduced that looks right out of a CBS murder-of-the-week crime procedural.
Radio, TV personality David 'Kidd' Kraddick dies
2013-07-28 07:43:03 UTC
Radio and TV personality David "Kidd" Kraddick, the high-octane host of the "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning" show heard on dozens of U.S. radio stations in national syndication, has died at a charity golf event near New Orleans, a publicist said. Kraddick was 53.
The Texas-based radio host whose...
'Glee' actor says Monteith was show's leader
2013-07-28 01:21:37 UTC
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "Glee" cast member Mike O'Malley says Cory Monteith, who died earlier this month of a drug overdose, was a leader on the show.
O'Malley plays Burt Hummel, dad to Chris Colfer's Kurt on the musical. He told the Television Critics Association on Saturday that Monteit...
Musician JJ Cale dies; wrote Clapton, Skynyrd hits
2013-07-27 21:54:43 UTC
If musicians were measured not by the number of records they sold but by the number of peers they influenced, JJ Cale would have been a towering figure in 1970s rock 'n' roll.
His best songs like "After Midnight," ''Cocaine" and "Call Me the Breeze" were towering hits — for other artists. Eric...
Sandra Bullock: five best moments
2013-07-27 01:53:47 UTC
Our pick of the star's most memorable film performances. What else deserves to be on the list?
Since rising to prominence in the mid-90s, Sandra Bullock has been the go-to actor for a certain kind of likeable female lead. In The Heat, a new comedy from Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, she plays...
Nurse details anesthetic treatments on Jackson
2013-07-25 21:45:49 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A medical practitioner who administered anesthesia to Michael Jackson over a 10-year period says the entertainer had a high tolerance for medications.
David Fournier, a nurse anesthetist, testified on Thursday that he was no longer asked to work with Jackson after refusing t...
Jason Sudeikis leaving 'SNL' cast
2013-07-25 06:30:18 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — After eight years on the air at "Saturday Night Live," Jason Sudeikis says he's calling it quits.
Sudeikis used another late-night institution to make his announcement, telling David Letterman in the taping of Wednesday's show that he's leaving NBC's weekend program. Sudeikis h...
Authorities: Man said he was headed to kill Grace
2013-07-25 21:26:57 UTC
PHOENIX (AP) — A New York man indicted in Arizona on charges that he made Twitter threats against two national TV commentators over their Jodi Arias coverage told detectives he was on his way to kill one of them.
Maricopa County Sheriff's officials say David Lee Simpson of Bath, N.Y., told inv...
Dennis Farina, star of 'Law & Order,' dead at 69
2013-07-23 06:52:11 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Dennis Farina, a onetime Chicago cop who as a popular character actor played a TV cop on "Law & Order" during his wide-ranging career, has died.
Death came Monday morning in a Scottsdale, Ariz., hospital after Farina suffered a blood clot in his lung, according to his publicist...