Emmy telecast wins biggest audience in 8 years
2013-09-24 20:33:06 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen Co. says Sunday's Emmy broadcast scored a one-third audience spike over last year.
Prelimary ratings figures indicate the 3-hour telecast on CBS averaged 17.6 million viewers, compared to 13.3 million viewers for last year's Emmy show on ABC.
It was the largest a...
Netflix, Kerry Washington could make Emmy history
2013-09-22 18:14:59 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Netflix's "House of Cards" vies with cable series "Breaking Bad" and "Mad Men" for best drama honors at the Emmy Awards, it will be a milestone in the coming-of-age of online entertainment.
The political thriller, the first online program to compete for the top trophy, ...
Britney Spears announces Las Vegas residency
2013-09-17 17:54:16 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Britney Spears is heading to Las Vegas.
The 31-year-old pop star confirmed a two-year residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday. "Britney: Piece of Me" will debut Dec. 27. Spears announced 16 dates, but she will perform 50 shows ea...
Bob Newhart finally gets his Emmy Award
2013-09-16 07:00:44 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Newhart, among TV's most enduring stars with shows stretching back more than five decades, wept as he finally captured his first Emmy Award.
Newhart, 84, was honored at Sunday's creative arts Emmy ceremony for his guest role last season on "The Big Bang Theory" as Prof...
Miss America Nina Davuluri brushes off racist criticism after victory
2013-09-22 18:17:41 UTC
The Miss America pageant has crowned its first winner from an Indian background – an aspiring doctor who plans to use the $50,000 (£31,000) prize money to fund her studies – sparking a flood of racist criticism on social media.
"I'm so happy this organisation has embraced diversity," 24-year-o...
Lindsay Lohan's mom arrested on DWI charge in NY
2013-09-13 17:55:07 UTC
OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (AP) — Lindsay Lohan's mother is facing an aggravated drunken driving charge in New York following a traffic stop on Long Island.
State police say Dina Lohan, 50, was stopped on the Northern State Parkway in Nassau County at 11 p.m. Thursday after troopers clocked her driving ...
Bra tops, cutouts: Not everyone wants to be trendy
2013-09-11 19:13:53 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Is it ever OK to — gasp! — step away from a trend? Absolutely, say some of the stylists, editors and designers gathered for New York Fashion Week.
After all, not everybody can or wants to pull on skimpy bra and cropped tops, a couple of styles popping up with some frequency by ...
Dina Eastwood files for legal separation from Clint Eastwood
2013-09-11 19:06:54 UTC
Correction: This story originally reported incorrectly that Clint Eastwood had filed for divorce. He has not.
Dina Eastwood filed for legal separation Monday in Monterey County Superior Court from her actor/director husband, Clint Eastwood.
Her petition seeks spousal support and physical cu...
Sans claws, Hugh Jackman rages in 'Prisoners'
2013-09-11 18:47:30 UTC
TORONTO (AP) — Hugh Jackman may spend an inordinate amount of time playing a mutant wolf superhero, but even the Australian actor realizes his image is somewhat defanged.
Whether it's because he hasn't shied away from musicals, on Broadway and in "Les Miserables," or because Jackman happens to...
Elton John to perform Liberace tribute at Emmys
2013-09-09 16:57:11 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elton John is about to do something he's never done: Perform live at the Emmy Awards.
The television academy announced Monday that the 66-year-old musician will make his Emmy debut with a tribute to Liberace, whose life story is told in HBO's "Behind the Candelabra."
"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" at Toronto Film Festival
2013-09-09 05:24:46 UTC
TORONTO (AP) — The Nelson Mandela biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival with a heavy dose of reverence for its subject, and a few extra pounds of muscle, too.
Idris Elba stars as the South African leader in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," ...
Simple looks are deceiving at NY Fashion Week
2013-09-07 23:31:20 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The simple things can be the hardest to do in fashion, because you have to do them well.
Take the white shirt. Designers Peter Som and Max Azria both said a plain white button-down shirt is their favorite thing to see on a woman, and versions of it have been on nearly every cat...
Bruno Mars to sing at Super Bowl half
2013-09-07 20:14:35 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winner Bruno Mars will sing at halftime of the Super Bowl in February, a person familiar with the NFL's entertainment plans told The Associated Press on Saturday.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made. The official word is expec...
Gandolfini on screen again in 'Enough Said'
2013-09-06 18:55:55 UTC
TORONTO (AP) — After Nicole Holofcener cast James Gandolfini in her divorcee romantic comedy "Enough Said," the "Sopranos" actor kept suggesting she rethink her decision.
Alec Baldwin, he insisted, would be far better suited.
"He would list some actors he thought could do a much better job,...
Angelina Jolie to receive humanitarian award
2013-09-06 09:18:51 UTC
Angelina Jolie is to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
The honorary Oscar is one of several statuettes handed out by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the Governors Awards in November.
Veteran actress Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and costume designer Piero Tosi...
Lady Gaga: 'People think I'm finished'
2013-09-03 20:58:22 UTC
How did Lady Gaga hide from her fans? Why did she ride around in a gold wheelchair? And is she really just a metal-loving girl from New York?
Back in 2008, when Lady Gaga mania began, it often felt like you couldn't avoid her. There were the hit records, of course – Poker Face, Telephone and B...
At Toronto Film Fest, Oscar isn't the only rage
2013-09-03 20:45:09 UTC
The roads taken to the Academy Awards are many, but they usually run through Toronto.
Every best picture winner since 2007 has played at the Toronto International Film Festival, from "No Country for Old Men" to last year's winner, "Argo." While other late summer festivals like Telluride can cl...
Designer calls for a halt to fashion week's celebrity circus
2013-09-03 06:50:57 UTC
Oscar de la Renta halves his guest list for show in New York as critics say too many poseurs crowd the runways.
Some of America's most prominent fashionistas are calling time on the overcrowding, demand for endless "newness" and general hoopla that has become an obsession in the industry.
'Child of God' star slept in caves preparing role
2013-09-01 07:27:03 UTC
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Scott Haze says he spent three cold months living in the mountains of Tennessee, subsisting on one piece of fish and one apple a day, and sleeping in caves to prepare for the role of deranged killer Lester Ballard in the film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel "Child of Go...
Lohan skips Venice to focus on health
2013-09-01 06:32:24 UTC
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Lindsay Lohan says she skipped the Venice Film Festival to "focus on my health and well-being."
Lohan wrote on her website Saturday that she never confirmed she would be in Venice to promote Paul Schrader's "The Canyons." She said would have enjoyed being at the festival, ...
Bullock says no goo-goo eyes by co-star Clooney
2013-08-30 06:48:36 UTC
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Sandra Bullock is putting the kibosh on tabloid suggestions that George Clooney might be making the moves on her.
British tabloid The Sun published a photo of the pair from the Venice premiere of their new film "Gravity," saying that Clooney was "making eyes" at his co-sta...
Zeta-Jones and Douglas 'taking some time apart'
2013-08-29 01:38:49 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — A spokeswoman for Catherine Zeta-Jones says the actress and her husband, Michael Douglas, "are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage."
Publicist Cece Yorke said in an email to The Associated Press on Wednesday that there would be no further comment. A ph...
Sting's wife Trudie Styler to star off-Broadway
2013-08-29 01:26:35 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress and producer Trudie Styler, the better half of pop singer Sting, will star this fall in a new off-Broadway adaptation of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull."
Producers said Wednesday that Styler will portray the fading actress Irina Arkadina in the Culture Project's version o...
Bass nixes 'N Sync reunion; dishes on Miley Cyrus
2013-08-27 07:13:13 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Don't get your heart set on anything more than the 90-second 'N Sync reunion seen on the MTV Video Music Awards. The performance marked the first time the band played together in 11 years, and also the last time they'll do it, at least for a while.
"It would be lovely to do it,...
Alec Baldwin and wife give birth to daughter in NY
2013-08-25 15:49:00 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin and his wife have given birth to a baby girl in New York.
Hilaria Baldwin tweeted the news from her verified Twitter account Friday night. She says that the family is overjoyed and that Carmen Gabriela "is absolutely perfect."
Publicist Matthew Hiltzik als...