Venice Film Festival: Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” won the Golden Lion
2017-09-10 05:50:40 UTC
VENICE (Reuters) - Mexican director Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water”, a dark fairy tale in which a mute cleaning lady falls in love with
an aquatic creature, won the Golden Lion award for best film at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday.
The film beat contenders including George C...
Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dies aged 91
2017-08-20 20:05:33 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jerry Lewis, the high prince of low-brow comedy on stage and in movies as well as a fund-raising powerhouse with his annual Labor Day telethon, died on Sunday of "natural causes" at the age of 91, his family said.
"Famed comedian, actor and legendary entertainer Jerry L...
Aretha Franklin announced to return to her hometown of Detroit
2017-08-19 21:21:55 UTC
Aretha Franklin, who has reigned as the Queen of Soul for some 50 years, has announced plans to return to her hometown of Detroit and open a nightclub.
The chart-toping Motown legend will not have to travel far: she currently lives in a suburb near the Motor City that gave birth to her musical...
Roman Polanski remained a fugitive from justice
2017-08-19 06:16:51 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Friday rejected a request by the woman who was raped by director Roman Polanski 40 years ago to have the criminal case against him dismissed.
Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon ruled that Polanski remained a fugitive from justice and that the court...
Stephen Colbert brings a Trump cartoon character to Showtime
2017-07-29 01:08:52 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Trump is returning to television - this time as a cartoon character in a Showtime series produced by television talk show host Stephen Colbert.
The yet-to-be-titled 10-episode series will make its debut in the fall, the cable network said on Thursday. It will follow a c...
Kathryn Bigelow: Racially charged 'Detroit' is a really important story that needs to be told
2017-08-05 18:52:00 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As a white filmmaker from Northern California, Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow was aware she may not be the "perfect person" to bring the racially charged story behind the 1967 Detroit riots to the big screen.
But the resonance of Bigelow's "Detroit" with the pre...
O.J. Simpson wins parole, soon out of prison
2017-07-20 20:44:07 UTC
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - O.J. Simpson will walk out of prison in October after nine years behind bars, but he is far from free of his financial woes.
The 70-year-old football star, who won his release from a Nevada parole board on Thursday after serving time for a botched robbery, is l...
Trump taught his children: Fight dirty and win, no matter the cost
2017-07-29 01:08:46 UTC
Donald Trump taught his children to fight dirty and win, no matter the cost.
Decades before Donald Trump Jr. started making headlines as a First Son with a controversial record of meeting with Russian nationals, President Donald Trump‘s eldest child was a self-confessed hard-partying fraterni...
Joe Scarborough is leaving the Republican Party: "How much of this country are they willing to sell out?"
2017-07-12 01:44:31 UTC
MSNBC host, and former Republican member of Congress, Joe Scarborough announced he is leaving the GOP during a taping of Tuesday's <i>Late Show With Stephen Colbert.</i>
"I'm not going to be a Republican anymore," Scarborough said. "I've got to become an independent."
The conservative pundi...
US President Trump tried to blackmail the hosts of MSNBC's “Morning Joe”
2017-06-30 20:05:21 UTC
WASHINGTON — Two television hosts assailed by Donald Trump questioned his mental health on Friday and charged that the White House had tried unsuccessfully to get them to apologize to the president for unfavorable coverage in exchange for his getting a negative tabloid story about them killed.
Johnny Depp was chatting about Trump 'assassination'
2017-06-23 08:29:33 UTC
Actor Johnny Depp appeared to threaten Trump during a speech at the Glastonbury Festival.
"Can you bring Trump here?" he asked the audience, as he introduced a screening of his film The Libertine.
After receiving jeers from the crowd, he added: "You misunderstand completely. When was the la...
George Clooney's Tequila Company Sold for Up to $1 Billion
2017-06-22 00:12:49 UTC
LONDON — Diageo Plc has agreed to buy George Clooney's high-end tequila brand Casamigos in a deal valuing it at up to $1 billion, as the world's largest spirits maker seeks to boost its presence in a high-growth market.
Diageo said on Wednesday it would pay $700 million initially for the compa...
Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor
2017-06-21 06:02:14 UTC
LOS ANGELES — Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis is retiring from acting, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday, ending a storied movie career that includes performances in "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" , "In the Name of the Father" , "Lincoln" and "Gangs of New York."
Day-Lewis, 60, the...
Amal Clooney has given birth to twins: Ella and Alexander
2017-06-06 17:04:40 UTC
George and Amal Clooney Welcome Daughter Ella and Son Alexander.
Amal Clooney gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl, on Tuesday, her husband George Clooney's publicist said, the first children for the international human rights lawyer and her movie star spouse.
Amal Clooney and the Oscar-wi...
Alec Baldwin Teaches Daughter Carmen 'Trump Impression'
2017-05-22 18:10:08 UTC
Alec Baldwin's wife Hilaria Thomas posted on her Instagram page Saturday a video of the actor teaching their 3 and 1/2-year-old daughter Carmen his Donald Trump impression, the one he does in costume on SNL.
"Carmen, what day does Daddy play Donald Trump?" Hilaria asks.
"Saturday," Carmen r...
Eva Longoria's Character Fancies Her Son's Teacher in 'Decline and Fall'
2017-05-12 23:25:00 UTC
She's smitten. Eva Longoria stars in the upcoming TV adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's 1928 novel, Decline and Fall, and Us Weekly has an exclusive sneak peek.
The Desperate Housewives alum, 42, plays Margot Beste-Chetwynde in the series, which is set in the Roaring Twenties. In the clip, Beste-Che...
Hillary Clinton at New York's Tribeca Film Festival
2017-04-23 16:41:07 UTC
NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton, who until recently had avoided the spotlight in the wake of her election defeat in November, made a surprise appearance at New York's Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday as a panelist to discuss illegal elephant poaching.
The discussion followed the premiere of Academ...
Hollywood Actress Erin Moran Dies At 56
2017-04-23 04:39:12 UTC
Popular actress Erin Moran, a mainstay on TV from the late '60s to the mid-'80s and best known for her kid-sister role in the sitcom "Happy Days," has died. She was 56.
Authorities in Indiana found her body Saturday afternoon after getting a 911 call at 4:07 p.m. for "an unresponsive female," ...
Stephen Colbert: Bill O'Reilly was a self-righteous landfill of angry garbage
2017-04-21 05:25:37 UTC
Stephen Colbert opened his show on Wednesday night by addressing Fox News’ firing of Bill O’Reilly, the man who served as the inspiration for the “Stephen Colbert” conservative pundit character who spent almost a decade hosting The Colbert Report.
“Bill and I did not see eye to eye on… anyth...
Legendary Comedian and Actor, Don Rickles Dies at Age 90
2017-04-06 18:51:37 UTC
Legendary Comedian and Actor, Don Rickles who created laughs with ridicule and sarcasm in a decades-long career that earned him the facetious nickname "Mr. Warmth," died on Thursday at his Los Angeles home from kidney failure, his publicist said. He was 90.
Rickles, who said he developed his b...
Louis C.K.: Trump Is A ‘Gross Crook Dirty Rotten Lying Sack Of Sh*t’
2017-04-05 08:47:51 UTC
Appearing the The Late Show, comedian Louis C.K. went off on liars and President Donald Trump in particular, calling him a “Gross crook dirty rotten lying sack of shit.”
As he sat with host Stephen Colbert, C.K. launched into a diatribe about liars before turning to Trump.
“Someones people ...
Keith Urban, Academy of Country Music Awards, Carrie Underwood - Highlights and Winners
2017-04-03 03:49:10 UTC
Keith Urban, Academy of Country Music Awards, Carrie Underwood - Highlights and winners - Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban and more couples rock ...
Country music's king and queen, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, sat front and center at the 52nd Annual Academy of Country Mus...
Yusuf Islam, known as Cat Stevens is coming back to New Zealand
2017-04-02 08:34:45 UTC
Yusuf Islam - better known as Cat Stevens - is coming back to New Zealand.
There might never have been a Cat Stevens if it weren't for Jane Fonda.
The Beatles, the Yardbirds and even the Monkees also had a hand in his creation - though not necessarily in the way you might think.
Bob Dylan finally got the Nobel Literature prize
2017-04-02 03:28:26 UTC
Bob Dylan got the Nobel Literature prize-giving he wished for on Saturday, a Swedish broadcaster reported, finally receiving his diploma and medal in a private ceremony in Stockholm a world away from the media storm the award has generated.
The Swedish Academy that hands out the Nobels said on...
CHUCK BERRY DIES
2017-03-19 08:46:55 UTC
By Bill Trott
CHUCK BERRY DIES — Chuck Berry, who duck-walked his way into the pantheon of rock 'n' roll pioneers as one of its most influential guitarists and as the creator of raucous anthems that defined the genre's early sound and heartbeat, died on Saturday, March 19, 2017 at his Missouri...