Grammys 2016, the music's biggest night
2016-02-16 07:05:32 UTC
Rapper Kendrick Lamar led the Grammy winners on Monday with five wins but was shut out of the night's top categories as Taylor Swift nabbed album of the year in an upset victory.
Compton, California rapper Lamar went into the awards with 11 nominations, and had looked on course to take album o...
Harry Belafonte 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...
Trump needs more than fame to win
2016-05-29 23:32:46 UTC
Republican Party leaders have dismissed Donald Trump as “just” a celebrity since last summer. Yet, as much as the Republican establishment might want to deny it, Trump’s improbable candidacy in the 2016 presidential election is actually a product of the GOP’s decision 60 years ago to elevate acto...
Adele doesn't give Trump permission to use her music
2016-02-04 00:05:35 UTC
<h3>Pop star Adele has issued a statement to distance herself from Donald Trump, after he used her music at his rallies.</h3>
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British singer Adele made clear on Monday that she has not given permission ...
#OSCARSSOWHITE: Oscars' Film Academy pledges to diversify membership by 2020
2016-01-23 04:17:02 UTC
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, organizer of the Oscar awards, pledged on Friday to double its membership of women and minorities by 2020 through an ambitious affirmative action plan that includes stripping some older members of voting privileges.
The announcement came amid a ...
Oscars So White: Actors of Color Out of the Industry's Biggest Honors
2016-02-29 03:59:42 UTC
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Global Gathering — With one look at the 20 actors that were nominated for this year’s Oscars, it’s easy to wonder - where is the diversity in Hollywood? This is the second year in a...
'The Revenant' and 'The Martian' take top Golden Globes
2016-01-11 06:37:10 UTC
Revenge drama "The Revenant" and space adventure "The Martian" took the top film awards at Sunday's Golden Globes, setting them up as formidable Oscar contenders after a night of surprises and stinging barbs from return host Ricky Gervais.
Pioneer-era tale "The Revenant" won three awards inclu...
Did Sean Penn interview help capture 'El Chapo'?
2016-01-11 04:27:27 UTC
Global Gathering — Recently recaptured drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman gave an interview to actor and director Sean Penn, according to an article written by Penn and published in Rolling Stone magazine on Saturday night.
Penn said that he traveled 14 hours from Los Angeles to a remo...
Aretha Franklin: "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman"
2015-12-31 08:11:14 UTC
Aretha Franklin performed at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors during the ceremony's tribute to Carole King, who co-wrote one of Franklin's signature songs, "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman." Franklin performed that 1967 single at the Kennedy Center Honors, which aired Tuesday night followin...
Oscar Pistorius verdict changed to murder
2015-12-03 09:37:59 UTC
Oscar Pistorius is currently under house arrest after spending one year of his original five-year sentence in jail.
Pistorius will have to return to court to be re-sentenced, for murder.
He killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013 after shooting her four times through a locked...
Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Muller has Alzheimer's
2015-10-07 07:16:05 UTC
Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Muller has Alzheimer's.
Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Muller is receiving treatment for Alzheimer's disease.
Nicknamed 'Der Bomber', Muller, 70 next month, scored 68 goals in 62 games for what was then West Germany, and netted over 650 goals in hi...
Les Miserables star Kyle Jean-Baptiste, one of Broadway's youngest treasures, dies at 21
2015-08-30 05:23:58 UTC
Kyle Jean-Baptiste, 21, fell from a fire escape after Friday evening's performance at the Imperial Theatre, said representative Marc Thibodeau.
Last month, Mr Jean-Baptiste made history performing the role of ex-convict Jean Valjean in the musical.
A statement described him as a remarkable youn...
Oscar Pistorius to be released on parole
2015-06-09 08:09:52 UTC
(Reuters) - Opinion in South Africa is sharply divided over reports that Olympic and Paralympic track star, Oscar Pistorius will be released from prison on parole in August, after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Rudi Bakhtier ...
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt adopting from Syria
2015-04-13 22:47:15 UTC
Angelina Jolie, 39, and Brad Pitt, 51, "want to adopt a little girl from Syria," reveals a pal of the pair, parents of Cambodian-born Maddox, 13, Vietnamese Pax, 11, Ethiopian Zahara, 10, and biological kids Shiloh, 8, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 6. "It's in the works." (A rep for Pitt denies th...
Richard Dysart, Emmy-winning actor, died at age 86
2015-04-09 22:53:17 UTC
Richard Dysart, who also played Coach in the original 1972 Broadway production of Jason Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning "That Championship Season," died Sunday at home in Santa Monica after a long illness, his wife, artist Kathryn Jacobi, told The Hollywood Reporter.
The acclaimed "L.A. Law" —...
Petition by Ashton Kutcher - Stop Gender Stereotyping: Provide Universally Accessible Changing Tables in All Your Stores
2015-04-02 17:40:08 UTC
After Ashton Kutcher's Facebook lament about the lack of diaper changing tables in men's restrooms went viral, the actor decided to make a more proactive move. Kutcher teamed up with Change.org to create a petition asking Target and Costco to "provide universally accessible changing tables in the...
Ted Cruz origin of birth story from Calgary
2016-01-19 07:31:57 UTC
<h3><i>Cruz’s family was more than happy to benefit from Canada’s universal health care system with a birth that could have cost them big money in the U.S.</i></h3>
Is the fact that Ted Cruz was born in Calgary going to hamper his bid for the U.S. presidency?
Reporter Bill Kaufmann from 'CA...
Sean Penn is refusing to apologise for a controversial Oscars joke
2015-03-09 18:58:26 UTC
Sean Penn is refusing to apologise for a controversial Oscars joke in which he joked about Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s immigrant status.
While presenting his friend with the prize for best picture last month, the actor and leftwing activist asked: “Who gave this son of a bit...
Is it ever acceptable to wear sunglasses indoors?
2014-08-01 17:30:24 UTC
It's sunglasses weather across much of the northern hemisphere, and yet wearing them indoors is likely to make you an object of ridicule. Why?
If you want people in a room instantly to judge you a colossal, thundering ninny, there's a very simple series of steps you can take.
Make sure you'...
Rachel McAdams: 'I was in awe of Lilo's talent
2014-07-22 06:19:48 UTC
It may have been 10 years since Mean Girls entered our hearts forever (can you believe it?!), but the movie continues to be a topic of discussion.
Such was the case when Allure magazine conducted an interview with their fresh-faced cover star for their August issue, Rachel McAdams, who played th...
George Clooney Says He’s “Marrying Up” With Fiancée Amal Alamuddin
2014-07-22 06:19:40 UTC
Sorry ladies, but George Clooney is gushing over his fiancée yet again.
In a new interview with Variety, the actor drops a huge compliment when briefly discussing his engagement to Amal Alamuddin.
"I'm marrying up," he proclaims with regard to his activist-lawyer-author bride-to-be.
The happy ...
James Garner dies aged 86
2014-07-20 21:18:03 UTC
The actor James Garner has died at the age of 86, Los Angeles police have confirmed.
Garner was best known for his primetime television roles as a wisecracking frontier gambler on Maverick and as an ex-con turned private eye on The Rockford Files.
He built a six-decade career playing rugged...
Texas actress, Shannon Richardson gets 18 years
2014-07-17 14:25:54 UTC
A minor actress from Texas was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison for sending ricin-tainted letters to President Obama, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and the head of his gun-control group.
Shannon Guess Richardson, 36, was also ordered to pay $367,000 restitution as part of a ...
Soul legend Bobby Womack dies at 70
2014-06-28 06:43:04 UTC
Bobby Womack, who has died aged 70, was one of the great soul singers, who, in a professional career that lasted nearly six decades, worked closely with leading musicians ranging from Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett and Sly Stone to Damon Albarn and Gorillaz.
Yet for many years, he was ...
Brazil opens World Cup in Sao Paulo with football carnival
2014-07-13 18:33:12 UTC
<strong>Final : </strong>The full, surprise-free teamsheets
Both teams name unchanged XIs. Miroslav Klose, the World Cup's leading goalscorer, leads the German line ahead of the equally in-form Andre Schurrle. Angel Di Maria and Sergio Aguero are both fit for the bench, but Sabella is taking n...