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  • State Dept. deletes Iran Oscar congrats tweet
    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’
    George_clooney-_trump_and_bannon_are_hypocritical_%e2%80%98hollywood_elitists%e2%80%99 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
    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"
    'la_la_land'_global_gathering 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. With a...

  • Civil Rights: Loving v. Virginia
    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?'
    16914_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." <hr><blockquote><a ...

  • Singer Jennifer Holliday pulls out of Trump inauguration event
    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
    Untitled 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
    %22star_wars%22_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
    George_michael_never_gonna_dance_again 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
    Sharna_burgess_gleb_savchenko 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.
    Ap-_trump's_wife_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
    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
    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
    Blairbush 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”
    Jennifer_aniston_is_fed_up_and_fighting_back 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
    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'
    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
    George_clooney__there_is_not_gonna_be_a_president_donald_trump._it%e2%80%99s_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
    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
    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
    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
    %e2%80%98the_world_lost_a_creative_icon%e2%80%99-_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
    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
    Harry_belafonte__artist_and_civil_rights_activist__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...