State Dept. deletes Iran Oscar congrats tweet
2017-02-28 02:02:49 UTC
By Yeganeh Torbati | WASHINGTON
The U.S. State Department on Monday issued and then deleted a congratulatory message for an Oscar win by a prominent Iranian director who criticized President Donald Trump's travel ban as "inhumane."
The State Department's official Persian-language Twitter acco...
George Clooney: Trump and Bannon Are Hypocritical ‘Hollywood Elitists’
2017-03-01 07:34:52 UTC
Despite President Donald Trump and his trusty chief strategist Steve Bannon continuously criticizing the so-called “Hollywood elitism” plaguing the country, George Clooney is here to remind you that these two gentlemen, in fact, have very strong and heavily documented ties to the Hollywood commun...
The Oscars 2017 | 89th Academy Awards
2017-02-23 09:19:54 UTC
By Alicia Powell |
LOS ANGELES — It's not just women who are getting ready for the Oscars' red carpet on Sunday.
Employing everything from paint to cosmetic procedures, Hollywood's leading men are increasingly getting a little help to look their best on the most high-profile red carpet in ...
"The country is so sad right now and 'La La Land' is the only escapist movie"
2017-02-21 07:53:05 UTC
By Jill Serjeant |
LOS ANGELES — From "Singin' in the Rain" to "The Wizard of Oz," musicals haven't traditionally seen much love from the Oscars. But "La La Land" has changed all that, tapping into a desire for escapism and sending Hollywood scrambling to dust off its dancing shoes.
Civil Rights: Loving v. Virginia
2020-06-13 02:42:21 UTC
<h1>Happy Loving Day!</h1>
<p><em>The US Supreme Court struck down laws that banned interracial marriages in 16 states 53 years ago. The case that resulted in this decision was brought to the court by Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple who were jailed in Virginia and told to lea...
Arnold Schwarzenegger to Trump: 'Why don't we switch jobs?'
2017-02-03 01:30:28 UTC
Arnold Schwarzenegger took to Instagram and Twitter and offered this rebuttal: "Hey, Donald. I've got a great idea. Why don't we switch jobs? You take over TV, as you're such an expert in ratings. I take over your job and people can finally get to sleep comfortably again."
Singer Jennifer Holliday pulls out of Trump inauguration event
2017-01-18 04:06:30 UTC
By Dan Whitcomb | LOS ANGELES
Broadway star Jennifer Holliday said on Saturday she was pulling out of a concert celebrating the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, citing an online article that cast the performance as a "betrayal" of her gay and lesbian fans.
The Tony Award-winning ...
Hollywood favorite Meryl Streep trashes Donald Trump
2017-01-09 07:58:16 UTC
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA (Reuters) - "La La Land" danced off with seven Golden Globes on Sunday on a night marked by upsets and a stinging indictment of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump by Hollywood favorite Meryl Streep.
"La La Land", a romantic musical about a struggling actress and a jazz...
"Star Wars" Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher Dies at 60
2016-12-27 21:02:13 UTC
Los Angeles (Reuters) - Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films and later endured drug addiction and stormy romances with show business heavyweights, died on Tuesday aged 60, her daughter said through a family spokesman.
"It is with a very deep sadness that Bi...
George Michael dead at 53
2016-12-26 06:36:43 UTC
London (Reuters) - British pop singer George Michael, who shot to fame in the 1980s with Wham! and continued as a solo artist, died on Sunday at his home in England. He was 53.
In the mid-1980s, Wham! was one of the most successful pop duos ever, ahead even of Simon & Garfunkel, with singles l...
'DWTS' Pros Sharna Burgess and Gleb Savchenko Give Injury Updates and Rest-of-Season Predictions
2016-11-08 09:09:11 UTC
Dancing With the Stars pros Sharna Burgess and Gleb Savchenko both suffered painful knee injuries over the last few weeks, and both are healing while still trying to be the best teachers possible for their star partners.
Burgess is still in recovery mode after her doctor sidelined her for seve...
AP: Trump's wife, Melania worked illegally in the U.S.
2016-11-05 11:17:09 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump was paid for 10 modeling jobs in the United States worth $20,056 that occurred in the seven weeks before she had legal permission to work in the country, according to detailed accounting ledgers, contracts and related documents from 20 years ago provided to The Ass...
Melania Trump's intention to work could constitute visa fraud
2021-02-02 22:11:47 UTC
If someone were to enter the United States on one of those visas [ B-1 Temporary Business Visitor or B-2 Tourist Visa ] with the intention of working, it could constitute visa fraud, according to Andrew Greenfield, a partner at the Washington office of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, a firm t...
Complete list of Emmy nominations 2016
2016-07-17 14:40:11 UTC
The nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards are out. Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the ceremony in 2012, will return for another round. "I am excited to be hosting the Emmys again," he said in a statement. "I have a feeling I'm going to be great."
'Game of Thrones' has the most chances to wi...
The Killings of Tony Blair: watch the trailer for George Galloway's film about the former PM – video
2016-07-14 00:40:59 UTC
George Galloway – until recently the Respect MP for Bradford West – is an old adversary of Tony Blair, and he has presented and produced a documentary about Labour’s longtime leader in the 1990s and 2000s. Focussing on the decision to go to war in Iraq, Blair’s post-politics activities, and his e...
Piers Morgan to Jennifer Aniston: “Dismount from that high horse”
2016-07-14 20:41:38 UTC
In a powerful open letter published on The Huffington Post, Jennifer Aniston addressed the ongoing media speculation about her personal life and appearance.
“The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing. The way I am portrayed by the media is simply a reflect...
Jennifer Aniston is fed up and fighting back
2016-07-14 20:30:49 UTC
Jennifer Aniston is not staying silent anymore. She is fed up and fighting back. The 47-year-old actress spoke up in a column for the Huffington Post, penned by the actress herself in what she acknowledges is a move that is most unlike her.
She slams the media's "sport-like scrutiny and body s...
President Barack Obama: Muhammad Ali 'shook up the world'
2016-06-05 03:51:30 UTC
The impact Muhammad Ali had on society, and not just in the athletic community, was tremendous. When the legendary boxer passed away Friday night, many important figures voiced afterwards how Ali greatly influenced their lives.
President Barack Obama penned an essay in 2010 on what Ali meant t...
George Clooney: There is not gonna be a President Donald Trump. It’s not gonna happen
2016-05-13 20:47:39 UTC
Cannes — It took about 17 minutes into the Cannes Film Festival press conference for tonight’s out of competition premiere of Money Monster for star and co-producer George Clooney to deliver the line that inevitably will be lighting up Twitter — especially notorious tweeter Donald Trump’s account...
The life and times of Animals legend Eric Burdon
2016-05-12 08:35:56 UTC
The singer of "House of the Rising Sun" and founder of the band The Animals is considered one of the greatest white blues performer ever. Following his 75th birthday, Eric Burdon will once again go on tour.
Back in 1964, The Animals were storming the charts in Britain, the US, Canada and Austr...
Rolling Stones asks Trump to stop using their songs at events
2016-05-05 05:17:17 UTC
As Donald Trump sealed up the Republican nomination with a victory speech at the Trump Tower Tuesday night, the music as he exited the stage sent a message about his general election campaign: “Start Me Up.”
The Rolling Stones, who wrote the song, would prefer that he stop.
“The Rolling Sto...
The mystery surrounding Prince's death - No signs of trauma or suicide in his death
2016-04-23 08:02:12 UTC
Police found no signs of suicide or obvious trauma in the death of U.S. music superstar Prince, but it could take weeks before autopsy results reveal how the groundbreaking performer died, authorities said on Friday.
The intensely private musician, whose hits included "Purple Rain" and "When D...
‘The world lost a creative icon’: Prince dies at 57
2016-04-23 08:07:12 UTC
Prince, the innovative pop superstar whose songwriting and eccentric stage presence electrified fans around the world with hits including "Purple Rain" and "When Doves Cry," died on Thursday in Minnesota. He was 57.
His influential, genre-defying music blended jazz, funk, R&B, disco and rock, ...
Prince protege Vanity dies at 57
2016-02-16 07:05:58 UTC
Denise Matthews, who as Vanity fronted the group Vanity 6 but was best known for her collaboration with Prince, has died at a hospital in Fremont, California.
Her death was confirmed by Gisela Hernandez, spokeswoman for Washington Hospital Health Care System. Hernandez did not say when Matthew...
Harry Belafonte Endorses Bernie Sanders for President
2016-02-13 09:39:57 UTC
Artist and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte is supporting Bernie Sanders. Belafonte affirms the senator's history of fighting for civil rights.
In a video posted on the Vermont senator’s YouTube channel, the entertainer and social activist says Sanders’ candidacy is giving an opportunity...