Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week
2014-01-22 10:03:55 UTC
Here are some key moments:
CHANEL'S COUTURE SPORTS CLUB
It was not your run-of-the-mill Paris sports club. It was Chanel haute couture.
At Karl Lagerfeld's dazzling "Cambon Club" show, he boldly mixed the couture designs associated with Coco Chanel's fashion empire at 31 rue Cambon, with...
Rita Moreno honored for lifetime achievement
2014-01-19 10:10:31 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rita Moreno did a little of everything in accepting the lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild. She sang, she danced, she dropped the F-bomb.
The 82-year-old entertainer was clearly delighted with being singled out at the SAG Awards on Saturday night. The cr...
With SAG win, 'Hustle' has Oscar look of 'Argo'
2014-01-19 10:05:20 UTC
Hollywood loves a sequel, and this awards season is shaping up to be one.
Just as "Argo" emerged as the unlikely victor over "Lincoln" last year, another 1970s-set crowd-pleaser is turning into the Academy Awards favorite over a solemn historical epic about slavery.
David O. Russell's "Amer...
List of 86th annual Academy Award nominations
2014-01-16 17:30:49 UTC
Complete list of 86th Annual Academy Award nominations announced Thursday:
1. Best Picture: "American Hustle," ''Captain Phillips," ''Dallas Buyers Club," ''Gravity," ''Her," ''Nebraska," ''Philomena," ''12 Years a Slave," ''The Wolf of Wall Street."
2. Actor: Christian Bale, "American Hust...
Marcus ‘The Magnificent’ Malone, Talks About Being Homeless
2014-01-16 18:01:40 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — It’s the embrace felt around the world.
International superstar Carlos Santana and his long-lost friend — and former bandmate — Marcus “The Magnificent” Malone, were reunited after 40 years over the holidays.
It all started on Dec. 9. when Marcus, a homeless man, became p...
'Hustle,' 'Gravity' lead Oscars with 10 nods each
2014-03-02 08:18:32 UTC
The Academy Awards appear to be the three-horse race many expected they would be, with "Gravity," ''American Hustle" and "12 Years a Slave" all receiving a heap of nominations in an Oscar field that blends otherworldly endurance with glamorous escapism.
The nominations for the 86th Academy Awa...
Kristen Stewart 'terrified' to film 'Equals'
2014-01-14 18:14:53 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kristen Stewart has signed on to play the lead in "Like Crazy" director Drake Doremus' futuristic love story "Equals," and it's making her a nervous wreck.
"I can't believe I agreed to do it," said the "Twilight" actress about her upcoming role in the sci-fi drama, which als...
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr to perform at Grammys
2014-01-14 18:12:30 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammys weekend is shaping up to be a Beatles weekend.
The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will perform at the Jan. 26 awards show in Los Angeles. The Beatles will be honored at the Academy's Special Merits Awards the day before, and ...
'Romeo and Juliet' with Bloom becomes a V-Day film
2014-01-14 08:02:40 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — This Valentine's Day, why not offer your loved one a timeless Broadway romance — without ever leaving your neighborhood?
Content provider Screenvision and the new company BroadwayHD teamed up to record the recent Orlando Bloom-led production of "Romeo and Juliet" and broadcast ...
Seth MacFarlane brings his love of science to TV
2014-01-14 07:57:32 UTC
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Stewie likes science.
Seth MacFarlane, creator of "Family Guy" and voice of Stewie on the animated Fox show, is bringing his love of space exploration to television. He's the executive producer of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," a 13-part series that will debut March 9 o...
International directors gather for Globes panel
2014-01-12 10:18:42 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Golden Globe Awards are put on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — a group of journalists who cover movies for international publications — so it's fitting to pay special tribute to international filmmakers.
The HFPA did that Saturday at its 11th annual Foreign ...
Hanks, Blanchett, Scorsese among BAFTA guests
2014-01-12 10:01:15 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Hanks, Martin Scorsese, Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Aaron Paul celebrated their Golden Globe Award nominations over cucumber sandwiches and scones with cream.
The nominees were among the guests of honor at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' annual ...
Bullock top winner at People's Choice Awards
2014-01-09 10:41:36 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winners of the 40th annual People's Choice Awards:
Movie: "Iron Man 3"
Movie actor: Johnny Depp
Movie actress: Sandra Bullock
Movie duo: Sandra Bullock and George Glooney, "Gravity"
Action movie: "Iron Man 3"
Action movie star: Robert Downey Jr.
21st Century Fox to delist from Australian market
2014-01-09 10:11:27 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty-First Century Fox Inc., the media entertainment giant controlled by Rupert Murdoch, says it plans to delist its shares in Australia, the country where the company got its start.
Since it split from publishing company News Corp. last June, Fox generates very little revenu...
Downton Abbey season four: as beautifully British & baffling as ever
2014-01-06 12:01:44 UTC
<h3>Spoiler alert: This blog is for people watching Downton Abbey season four. Do not read on if you have not seen episode one.</h3>
After three breathless seasons, any American with an enduring taste for Downton Abbey will get what they deserve in round four. That sounds bad but it is meant t...
Phil Everly and brother were architects of harmony
2014-01-06 07:57:34 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Art Garfunkel answered the door to his Manhattan apartment holding a framed black-and-white picture of two smiling men. It was a test.
Correctly identifying Phil and Don Everly in the picture would reveal me as a journalist knowledgeable about music and the roots of Garfunkel's...
'Big Bang Theory' star Kaley Cuoco gets married
2014-01-01 23:18:31 UTC
SANTA SUSANA, Calif. (AP) — "The Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco (KAY-lee KWOH-koh) is starting off 2014 as a Mrs.
Cuoco's representative, Melissa Kates, says the actress wed tennis pro Ryan Sweeting in a New Year's Eve ceremony at a ranch in Santa Susana, Calif.
Afterward, the 28-year-ol...
NASA responds to Beyonce's Challenger sample use
2013-12-31 23:55:28 UTC
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — NASA officials say the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger accident "should never be trivialized" in response to a new song from Beyonce that features an audio sample recorded just after tragedy struck.
The space agency issued a statement late Tuesday after the pop star began...
Vegas' New Year's Eve about big names, big bashes
2013-12-31 09:59:39 UTC
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sin City is set to ring in 2014 with big-name concerts, celebrity-hosted parties and an eight-minute rooftop fireworks display billed as the nation's largest.
John Legend is performing at Haze nightclub at Aria, Ne-Yo is welcoming the new year at Pure nightclub at Caesars Pala...
Italian distributor apologizes for "Slave" posters
2013-12-30 20:52:02 UTC
MILAN (AP) — The Italian distributor of the film "12 Years A Slave" has apologized for promotional posters attacked as racist for featuring Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender, despite their relatively minor roles, and not the film's star, Chiwetel Ejiofor.
BIM Distribuzione said in a statement M...
How Hollywood fell for the 'big lie'
2014-01-10 06:30:15 UTC
When violence erupted two weeks ago in the world's youngest country, one of the first voices to speak out, before the US president or the head of the United Nations, was that of the Hollywood actor George Clooney. There was nothing particularly objectionable about his counsel, which in any case w...
Balloting begins! Oscar nominations voting starts
2013-12-28 07:49:28 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar voters, start your ballots.
Voting begins Friday for 2014's Academy Awards nominees. Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are invited to cast secret ballots for their favorite film work from the past year until Jan. 8, 2014.
The academy is offe...
Lord Infamous, rapper with Three 6 Mafia, has died
2013-12-22 22:31:08 UTC
Groundbreaking rapper Ricky Dunigan, who rhymed under the name Lord Infamous, passed away on Friday night at his mother’s home in Memphis. He was 40 years old. The cause of death is currently unknown.
Dunigan helped form the Memphis-based rap collective Three 6 Mafia in 1991 alongside DJ Paul ...
Steven Van Zandt is sad Mandela will miss concert
2013-12-20 05:45:48 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Van Zandt says his first thought when he heard Nelson Mandela had died "was a selfish one."
Van Zandt, guitarist in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, said he'd hoped Mandela would be able to attend one of the band's South African shows next month.
He said the trip wi...
hompson: Microsoft to pick CEO early next year
2013-12-18 07:55:51 UTC
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft expects to finish its search for CEO Steve Ballmer's replacement by early next year.
Board director John Thompson, who heads the company's executive search committee, said so in a blog post Tuesday.
Ballmer said in August he would retire within 12 months.