Wahlberg shoots down Kardashian comparison
2013-11-13 08:37:48 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mark Wahlberg says his family won't be the new Kardashians.
Wahlberg will appear in a new unscripted A&E series about family-owned restaurant Wahlburgers alongside his mother and brothers Donnie and Paul. But the actor and producer shoots down any comparison to that other fa...
John Tavener, composer and seeker, dies at 69
2013-11-13 08:12:42 UTC
LONDON (AP) — British composer John Tavener, whose career was boosted with the help of The Beatles and who often is remembered for the elegiac song performed as Princess Diana's coffin was carried out of Westminster Abbey, died Tuesday. He was 69.
Tavener's publisher, Chester Music, said he di...
Lady Gaga unveils 'flying dress' at NY album fete
2013-11-11 18:39:46 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga's album sales are already stratospheric, so why not her evening wear?
The "Applause" singer unveiled a high-tech, white vehicle she bills as the world's first flying dress. The contraption lifted her up inside a mammoth building at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where she he...
'What a total star!' Simon Cowell gushes over Amira Willighagen, 9, as she wows the Holland's Got Talent panel with a flawless operatic rendition
2013-11-11 18:38:27 UTC
<h3>Had more than ten million views on YouTube after being posted last Saturday
Taught herself to sing after watching videos online with her brother
Performed a flawless rendition of Puccini's O Mio Babbino Caro from the opera Gianni Schicchi
He's always on the lookout for the hotte...
Justin Bieber has troubled tour in South America
2013-11-11 17:32:58 UTC
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Justin Bieber is blaming food poisoning for forcing him to quit the stage for the second time during his South America tour. This time he drew boos from a huge crowd in Buenos Aires' River Plate stadium who paid up to $320 to see their idol perform up close.
Miley Cyrus twerks at MTV Europe Music Awards
2013-11-10 21:36:17 UTC
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Miley Cyrus opened MTV's Europe Music Awards with her hit song "We Can't Stop" — while wearing a space-themed silver spandex suit and twerking with a female dwarf.
To the delight of the crowd in Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome, Cyrus finished the number by sticking out her tongue — the...
Viral Video Chart: Morgan Freeman, Miley Cyrus and One Direction
2013-11-08 09:14:05 UTC
Robert De Niro puts his own spin on Wrecking Ball, The Simpsons tackle The Hobbit and Pentatonix sing Beyoncé
Our theme this week is youth and we start with some of the greatest veterans of the silver screen reading the words of some of the most popular young music artists of the day. While Mo...
Kanye West pleads not guilty in battery case
2013-11-08 08:21:38 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye West has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor battery and attempted grand theft in a case filed over a scuffle with a celebrity photographer earlier this year.
Attorney Blair Berk entered the plea on the rapper's behalf Thursday in a Los Angeles court. West was charged wi...
British actor says playing Mandela was a gift
2013-11-04 17:30:10 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — British actor Idris Elba says he wanted to capture the spirit of Nelson Mandela, not impersonate him, while playing the role of the former South African president and anti-apartheid leader in a film.
Elba said Monday that acting as Mandela in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"...
A man's perspective on why engagement rings are a joke
2013-11-03 07:50:44 UTC
'A diamond is forever' is genius marketing with no basis in relationship reality. My love isn't proportional to a ring size.
Most of us are adult enough to know magic doesn't exist. And yet we're the same species that thinks fat rings are fairy-tale items which somehow "secure" another person'...
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 ...
Oprah visits 2 South African grads studying in NY
2013-10-23 09:24:12 UTC
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has paid a visit to two of the graduates from the celebrity's school in South Africa who are enrolled at a private college in upstate New York.
A spokeswoman for OWN, Winfrey's cable channel, says Tuesday that the former daytime talk-show queen was a...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Gay Rights Protest Greets Opening Night at the Met
2013-09-24 16:36:16 UTC
After the lights dimmed for the Metropolitan Opera’s Russian-themed opening night gala on Monday evening, the first solo voice that rang out in the house was not of a tenor or soprano, but of a protester criticizing the recent antigay laws signed by President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.
Ellen Pompeo: 'The Emmys felt so dated to me'
2013-09-24 00:29:33 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen Pompeo wasn't a fan of this year's Emmy Awards show.
The 43-year-old actress says she "was really disappointed" by Sunday's telecast.
"I didn't see any diversity in the Emmys at all. The Emmys felt so dated to me," she said in an interview Monday. "That dance number wa...
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...
Hits and misses on the Emmys red carpet
2013-09-23 08:37:26 UTC
The public loves its Monday morning quarterbacking about a red-carpet hit, and, maybe more so, a miss. (Yes , Lena Dunham, we'll be talking about those oversized flowers on your dress.)
There are plenty of hits to mention from Sunday's Emmy Awards — Julia Louis-Dreyfus in a beautiful metallic-...