• 'Hustle' leads Globes, '12 Years' takes best drama
    2014-01-13 08:20:56 UTC

    Amy Poehler made out with Bono, Tina Fey mocked George Clooney's taste in women and Matt Damon emerged, bizarrely, as the night's recurring gag. But at the end of a madcap Golden Globes (Fey toasted it as "the beautiful mess we hoped it would be"), the major honors soberly ended up with the favorites. David O. Russell's con-artist c...
  • Charlize Theron and Sean Penn Kiss and Cuddle at Help Haiti Home Benefit
    2014-01-12 10:12:17 UTC

    Charlize Theron and Sean Penn aren't shy about packing on the PDA. Although the Oscar winners have stayed mum about the nature of their relationship, they were quite comfortable showing their affection for each other at Penn's Help Haiti Home gala Saturday night at the Montage hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Theron and Penn didn't pos...
  • Hudson: The emotional highlight at People's Choice
    2014-01-09 10:29:23 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Hudson held back tears when she accepted the favorite humanitarian award at the 2014 People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night. Accompanied on stage by her sister Julia Hudson, the Oscar-winning actress became choked up as she said, "My mother always taught us without family you have nothing. Whether you ...
  • Disney's 'Frozen' freezes out 'Paranormal' spinoff
    2014-01-05 21:15:42 UTC

    NEW YORK (AP) — On a wintry weekend, Disney's "Frozen" retook the box-office top spot with $20.7 million, freezing out the horror spinoff "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones." Paramount's "The Marked Ones" debuted in second place with $18.2 million, a total that includes Thursday night screenings, according to studio estimates Sun...
  • NASA responds to Beyonce's Challenger sample use
    2013-12-31 23:55:28 UTC

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — NASA officials say the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger accident "should never be trivialized" in response to a new song from Beyonce that features an audio sample recorded just after tragedy struck. The space agency issued a statement late Tuesday after the pop star began to receive criticism from Challenger fa...
  • Vegas' New Year's Eve about big names, big bashes
    2013-12-31 09:59:39 UTC

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sin City is set to ring in 2014 with big-name concerts, celebrity-hosted parties and an eight-minute rooftop fireworks display billed as the nation's largest. John Legend is performing at Haze nightclub at Aria, Ne-Yo is welcoming the new year at Pure nightclub at Caesars Palace and Maroon 5 is playing at Mandalay B...
  • Hollywood poised for best-ever box-office year
    2013-12-28 07:44:14 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite a string of summertime flops, Hollywood is expected to have a banner year at the domestic box office, coming in just shy of $11 billion, the largest annual take ever. But because of higher ticket prices, actual attendance at North American theaters remained flat after a decade of decline. With the current ...
  • Marcus “the Magnificent” Malone & Santana
    2020-06-18 02:44:19 UTC

    <h3>Carlos Santana Reunites With Marcus &ldquo;the Magnificent&rdquo; Malone</h3><p>The local news reporter for KRON4, Stanley Roberts, was filming a segment called &ldquo;People Behaving Badly,&rdquo; and interviewing people about illegal dumping in an Oakland neighborhood. He interviewed Marcus Malone, whom he found rummaging through...
  • Carlos Santana Reunites With Homeless Bandmate
    2020-03-30 02:55:06 UTC

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A news reporter for a San Francisco television station has reunited rock guitarist Carolos Santana with a former bandmate he hadn't seen in decades and who now lives on the streets of Oakland. Reporter Stanley Roberts ran into percussionist Marcus "The Magnificent" Malone while working on a story about illegal...
  • Lord Infamous, rapper with Three 6 Mafia, has died
    2013-12-22 22:31:08 UTC

    Groundbreaking rapper Ricky Dunigan, who rhymed under the name Lord Infamous, passed away on Friday night at his mother’s home in Memphis. He was 40 years old. The cause of death is currently unknown. Dunigan helped form the Memphis-based rap collective Three 6 Mafia in 1991 alongside DJ Paul (Paul Beauregard) and Juicy J (Jordan Ho...
  • Portrait of Farrah Fawcett belongs to Ryan O'Neal
    2013-12-20 05:36:36 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For most of the last 33 years, an Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett has hung in the home of her longtime lover, Ryan O'Neal, and a jury's verdict Thursday ensures that is where it will stay. For nearly a month, O'Neal has been in a courtroom as lawyers for the University of Texas at Austin sought to gain poss...
  • 'The Voice' season 6: Shakira, Usher to return in 2014
    2013-12-18 07:57:26 UTC

    As speculated, Shakira and Usher will return as coaches on the NBC show "The Voice" for season 6 in spring 2014, once again replacing veteran stars Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green, the network confirmed on Tuesday, Dec. 17. The new season, with Shakira, Usher and veteran coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, is set to premiere o...
  • Homeland: Pedding the worst lies about US foreign policy
    2013-12-17 08:39:14 UTC

    Suspension of disbelief is standard in Hollywood. But Homeland Season 3 makes unrealistic international relations an art form. In one of the more famous moments in the Showtime thriller, Homeland, Saul Berenson – a man who looks like he should be teaching ethnomusicology to doe-eyed liberal arts undergrads, but instead is the acting...
  • 'Lawrence of Arabia' star Peter O'Toole dead at 81
    2013-12-16 00:38:23 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — Known on the one hand for his starring role in "Lawrence of Arabia," leading tribesmen in daring attacks across the desert wastes, and on the other for his headlong charges into drunken debauchery, Peter O'Toole was one of the most magnetic, charismatic and fun figures in British acting. O'Toole, who died Saturday at a...
  • Bruno Mars is Billboard's top artist of 2013
    2013-12-13 19:40:06 UTC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Miley Cyrus twerked her way to the top of the charts and Justin Timberlake returned to music after a seven-year hiatus, but another artist owned music in 2013: Bruno Mars. Billboard announced Friday that the pop crooner is the year's top overall artist. "It's flattering. It's just an honor," Mars said in an interv...
  • 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 children and White will get about 150 days ...
  • '12 Years a Slave' tops SAG Awards with 4 noms
    2013-12-12 08:17:49 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve McQueen's historic saga "12 Years a Slave" topped the nominations list for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Wednesday, cementing it as a solid Academy Awards prospect with four nominations. John Wells' dysfunctional family adaptation "August: Osage County," which hits theaters Dec. 25 and features ...
  • 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 cool December Monday night. It took plac...
  • 'Gravity,' 'Her' tie for LA Film Critics top honor
    2013-12-09 00:38:05 UTC

    The Los Angeles Film Critics Association split between the space odyssey "Gravity" and the futuristic romance "Her," lending no more certainty to an awards season that's so far been full of contenders. The two films shared best picture in the awards announced Sunday by the L.A. critics, but "Gravity" was the top award-winner. The in...
  • 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, including for best new artist, song of th...
  • Shelton, Bryan returning as hosts of ACM Awards
    2013-12-02 19:00:34 UTC

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan are returning as hosts of the next year's Academy of Country Music Awards. The country music stars teamed up last year and things went so well they're coming back for the April 6 awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The academy also announced Monday that Florida Georgia Line will...
  • 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 said speed was a factor in Saturday's o...
  • Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher finalize divorce
    2013-11-28 07:24:35 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are officially divorced. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon finalized the couple's split on Tuesday, roughly a year after Kutcher sought to end the couple's marriage. Moore and Kutcher were married in September 2005 and the actress announced they had separated in Novembe...
  • Alec Baldwin blames gay activists for US show being pulled
    2013-11-27 06:28:08 UTC

    Actor, who reportedly called photographer a 'cocksucking fag', acknowledged he had to take some responsibility. The actor Alec Baldwin has blamed "the fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy" for the decision by MSNBC, the US cable news channel, to cancel his weekly show after he used offensive language to a photographer. Baldwin, wh...
  • Marine Vacth: 'Nudity is a costume too'
    2013-11-25 07:29:03 UTC

    The English title of the film that launches Marine Vacth as a screen star is Young & Beautiful, which is undeniably an accurate description of the Paris-born model turned actor. But the original French Jeune & jolie, a knowing nod to a now-defunct young women's magazine, simply means "young and pretty". So writer-director François Ozon...