'Downton Abbeys don't grow on trees' : NBCU's Michael Edelstein
2013-12-18 07:57:10 UTC
Downton Abbey may seem a quintessentially English drama, yet it ultimately belongs to a US media giant. Carnival, the UK producer of Downton, Whitechapel and Dracula, is owned by NBC Universal (itself a subsidiary of US cable company Comcast), which also owns Made in Chelsea creators Monkey and o...
Beyonce sells 617,000 albums in 3 days on iTunes
2013-12-16 23:53:14 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce's surprise album has sold surprisingly well: Her fifth solo effort sold more than 600,000 units in its first three days, setting a record for first-week domestic digital sales.
Beyonce's self-titled album was released early Friday morning exclusively on iTunes unbeknown...
Judge finalizes divorce of Jack White, Karen Elson
2013-12-13 19:35:21 UTC
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville judge has finalized the divorce between Jack White and British model and singer Karen Elson.
Court records show the final divorce agreement was signed by a judge on Nov. 26. The agreement names Elson as the primary residential parent for the couple's two chi...
Van Dyke and Andrews Celebrate Mary Poppins
2013-12-10 19:08:32 UTC
Los Angeles - After earlier premieres at the London Film Festival in October and the AFI Film Fest at the Chinese Theatre in November where the original Mary Poppins premiered in 1964, Saving Mr. Banks, Walt Disney Studio’s big awards contender, finally had its official Los Angeles premiere on a ...
Paris Hilton's brother assaulted at Miami party
2013-12-09 00:25:08 UTC
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say the brother of socialite Paris Hilton was assaulted at a Miami Beach party.
A police report says 24-year-old Barron Hilton told authorities a man struck him in the face after the two had an argument at a party Friday in a Miami Beach home. Hilton suffer...
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis get Grammy respect
2013-12-08 01:57:30 UTC
A song about the joy of thrift shops put Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on the charts, but it's their musical attack on homophobia that's earning Grammy nominations.
When the Recording Academy revealed nominations for the 56th Grammy Awards Friday night, the hip-hop duo was named in seven categories, i...
Rush Limbaugh: Pope is preaching 'pure Marxism'
2013-12-02 18:33:28 UTC
(CNN) – Pope Francis: Successor to St. Peter ... the people's pontiff ... Marxist?
That's what conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh suggests, calling the Pope's latest document "pure Marxism."
Limbaugh blasted the pontiff on Wednesday, a day after Francis released "Evangelii Gau...
New Zealand airline reveals image of Hobbit dragon
2013-12-02 09:03:14 UTC
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's national airline unveiled a giant image Monday of the dragon Smaug on one of its planes to celebrate the premiere of the second movie in the Hobbit trilogy.
Air New Zealand showed the 54-meter (177-foot) image that's featured on both sides of a Boeing...
Speed a factor in crash that killed action star Paul Walker
2013-12-02 09:02:13 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans of "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker erected a makeshift memorial near the site of his fatal automobile crash, as investigators worked to determine the cause of the fiery weekend wreck that also claimed the life of his friend.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department...
Sutton Foster to return to Broadway in 'Violet'
2013-11-25 06:59:27 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — One of Broadway's biggest stars is coming back: Sutton Foster.
The Roundabout Theatre Company said Monday that the two-time Tony Award winner will star in the musical "Violet" directed by Leigh Silverman. Previews begin in March with an opening slated for April 20 at the Americ...
Taylor Swift wins AMA artist of the year
2013-11-25 06:45:26 UTC
Taylor Swift's fans have done it again, voting her the American Music Awards artist of the year for a third time.
Swift won Sunday night's top honor, giving her a leading four trophies as fans celebrated the women of pop music.
Swift didn't perform, but she was a constant presence on stage ...
Kim K. fights back against cosmetic surgery rumors
2013-11-23 23:52:05 UTC
Rumors about Kim Kardashian going under the knife have been revived once again.
Now that the 33-year-old is back in the spotlight and unafraid to show just how much she's slimmed down since delivering her daughter North in June, a report in Life & Style magazine has claimed that Kardashian had...
Ginnifer Goodwin is expecting her first child
2013-11-20 20:36:23 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The fairy tale continues for Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas of ABC's "Once Upon a Time."
The actors, who play Snow White and Prince Charming on the TV drama, are expecting their first child together.
Goodwin's representative confirmed the news, first reported by People mag...
Kelly Clarkson adds new stars to Christmas special
2013-11-20 20:27:14 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC says Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg and William Shatner are among those joining Kelly Clarkson's holiday special.
The special, titled "Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale," is also set to include country stars Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire and Trisha Yearwoo...
Batkid saves San Francisco as charity makes a wish come true
2013-11-16 05:41:55 UTC
San Francisco was beset by a wave of crime on Friday, as a woman was taken hostage and tied to cable car tracks, a criminal calling himself the Riddler attempted to rob a bank vault, and a miscreant known as Penguin generally made a nuisance of himself in the downtown area.
Happily, each incid...
Tina Turner and other famous Americans who gave up citizenship
2013-11-14 08:03:28 UTC
What’s citizenship got to do with it? Tina Turner is just one in a long line of folks who have turned their back on the blue passport.
This item just in via an “activity” report from the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland, headlined “Soul Legend Relinquishes U.S. Citizenship.”
Alleged Alec Baldwin stalker found in contempt
2013-11-13 18:47:38 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Before her trial even concluded, Alec Baldwin's accused stalker was ordered to jail for 30 days Wednesday after a series of courtroom outbursts got her declared in contempt of court.
After Genevieve Sabourin's days of sobs, gasps, remarks and interruptions continued during some...
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...
Guilty plea in Miss Teen USA extortion case
2013-11-13 07:32:52 UTC
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California computer science student pleaded guilty Tuesday to hacking the computers of Miss Teen USA and other young women, secretly photographing them and threatening to post the pictures online if they didn't send him more naked photos.
Jared James Abraham...
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.
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...
Paula Abdul connects to Jewish roots in Israel
2013-11-04 02:25:37 UTC
JERUSALEM (AP) — Paula Abdul, an award-winning singer, dancer, choreographer and TV personality, can add a new title to her resume: religious pilgrim.
The former "American Idol" and "The X-Factor" judge is on her first trip to Israel, where she is connecting to her Jewish roots and planning on...
Lady Gaga gets naked during surprise London show
2013-10-30 07:47:05 UTC
Oh, you cheeky Gaga!
Always unpredictable Lady Gaga bares all during a surprise dance act for patrons of London’s club G-A-Y.
“Had an amazing night tonight at G-A-Y in London. After all these years you continue to inspire me,” Gaga tweeted about the famous gay club.
She dropped by G-A-Y ...