• BBC plans birthday bash as 'Doctor Who' turns 50
    2013-11-21 19:39:00 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — "Doctor Who" is turning 50. So what do you get a time-traveling, galaxy-hopping hero who has everything? Plenty of new time and space on the airwaves. The BBC is throwing a broadcasting blowout for the sci-fi show, which began with little fanfare and few expectations on Nov. 23, 1963, but is now one of its biggest h...
  • 486,750 sign petition to ban an American TV star from South Africa
    2013-11-23 22:07:07 UTC

    The petition, launched by Cape Town resident Elan Burman, includes a letter addressed to Director General Mkuseli Apleni and other South African officials. "She is an absolute contradiction to the culture of conservation this country prides itself on," Burman wrote. "Her latest Facebook post features her with a lion she has just exe...
  • Jolie, Martin moved to tears at Governors Awards
    2013-11-17 09:39:33 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin and Angela Lansbury were moved to tears at the film academy's fifth annual Governors Awards. Each of the entertainers accepted honorary Oscar statuettes Saturday at a private dinner at the Hollywood & Highland Center. Italian costume designer Piero Tosi was also honored, but did not at...
  • Bon Jovi, Strait take home Billboard touring wins
    2013-11-15 07:38:09 UTC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Road titan Bon Jovi has won top honors at the Billboard Touring Awards and George Strait has been named the 2013 Legend of Live. Bon Jovi took the top tour award as the highest-grossing tour and the top draw award as the best-selling road show of the year at Thursday night's ceremony in New York honoring the concert ...
  • 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.” “Long-time Swiss resident Tina Turner” was in the embass...
  • 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 legal arguments Wednesday, Manhattan Cr...
  • 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 famous set of reality TV siblings. "No,...
  • Lady Gaga unveils 'flying dress' at NY album fete
    2013-11-11 18:39:46 UTC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga's album sales are already stratospheric, so why not her evening wear? The "Applause" singer unveiled a high-tech, white vehicle she bills as the world's first flying dress. The contraption lifted her up inside a mammoth building at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where she held a launch party for her new album on S...
  • 'What a total star!' Simon Cowell gushes over Amira Willighagen, 9, as she wows the Holland's Got Talent panel with a flawless operatic rendition
    2013-11-11 18:38:27 UTC

    <h3>Had more than ten million views on YouTube after being posted last Saturday Taught herself to sing after watching videos online with her brother Performed a flawless rendition of Puccini's O Mio Babbino Caro from the opera Gianni Schicchi </h3> He's always on the lookout for the hottest new talent that could add to his alre...
  • Miley Cyrus twerks at MTV Europe Music Awards
    2013-11-10 21:36:17 UTC

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Miley Cyrus opened MTV's Europe Music Awards with her hit song "We Can't Stop" — while wearing a space-themed silver spandex suit and twerking with a female dwarf. To the delight of the crowd in Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome, Cyrus finished the number by sticking out her tongue — the same expression she flashed repeatedly ...
  • 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 Morgan Freeeman puts his own spin on Ylvis...
  • 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 with two misdemeanors in September over a ...
  • Swedish cinemas launch feminist movie rating
    2013-11-06 11:04:56 UTC

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — You expect movie ratings to tell you whether a film contains nudity, sex, profanity or violence. Now movie theaters in equality-minded Sweden are introducing a new rating to highlight gender bias, or rather the absence of it. To get an "A'' rating, a movie must pass the so-called Bechdel test, which means it must ha...
  • British actor says playing Mandela was a gift
    2013-11-04 17:30:10 UTC

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — British actor Idris Elba says he wanted to capture the spirit of Nelson Mandela, not impersonate him, while playing the role of the former South African president and anti-apartheid leader in a film. Elba said Monday that acting as Mandela in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" was a gift and that he read a lot to un...
  • A man's perspective on why engagement rings are a joke
    2013-11-03 07:50:44 UTC

    'A diamond is forever' is genius marketing with no basis in relationship reality. My love isn't proportional to a ring size. Most of us are adult enough to know magic doesn't exist. And yet we're the same species that thinks fat rings are fairy-tale items which somehow "secure" another person's love, one step away from a "happily ev...
  • New York stops to listen as Lou Reed's public memorial floods city with music
    2013-11-15 07:17:21 UTC

    <h3>Crowd gathers on chilly day at Lincoln Center to pay tribute to musician with 'just Lou's voice, guitar music and songs'</h3> The distorted opening chords of Lou Reed’s The Blue Mask blasted at concert volumes in a space better known for classical performances, prompting children on class trips and workers plugged into laptops t...
  • Underwood will star on live TV in 'Sound of Music'
    2013-10-23 08:53:46 UTC

    NEW YORK (AP) — The end of the year looks busy for Carrie Underwood, and she couldn't be happier. The six-time Grammy winning singer will host the Country Music Association Awards for the sixth time. You can see her every week singing the opening on Sunday Night Football. And for one night in December, she will star in a live televi...
  • Lady Gaga – Do What U Want (Feat R Kelly): new music
    2013-10-23 09:32:23 UTC

    Let us know what you think of the latest song to emerge from Gaga's forthcoming album. Lady Gaga has made a new track available via iTunes and YouTube. Do What U Want (feet R Kelly) appears on Gaga's album Artpop, due to be released on 11 November. After Artpop's lead single, Applause, was released, Gaga defended herself against tho...
  • Kate Middleton Looks Amazing Three Months After Baby's Birth
    2013-10-18 18:45:57 UTC

    Kate Middleton is having a ball! On Friday, Oct. 18, three months after giving birth to Prince George, her first child with husband Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge attended a SportsAid Athlete Workshop at the Copper Box in London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where she showed off her impressive volleyball skills and amazing ...
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus: 'Discomfort is a very underrated feeling'
    2013-10-18 09:20:41 UTC

    The sweet, sixtysomething couple in pastel leisurewear are curious about the room next to theirs in this Santa Monica beachfront hotel. There have been a lot of comings and goings all day. "So much activity!" the woman chuckles to me while her husband approaches the studio publicist who is loitering alongside us in the hallway. "So – w...
  • Kate Winslet's Vogue cover is ageless. But not in a good way
    2013-10-18 09:13:24 UTC

    Kate Winslet is on the cover of this month's Vogue and the photo is unbelievable. I mean, literally unbelievable. The 38-year-old, who does OK without Mario Testino's help, looks in this portrait like a CGI version of herself. Her hair is detachable plastic; her eyes are like marbles. Her expression, which I guess is her own, albeit...
  • Tenor Andrea Bocelli to receive master's next week
    2013-10-17 16:46:10 UTC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Andrea Bocelli (an-DRAY'-ah boh-CHEL'-ee) will receive a graduate degree in Italy next week. The 55-year-old tenor says he'll receive a master's degree in vocal performance from The Conservatory of Music, Giacomo Puccini in La Spezia, Italy, on Tuesday. Bocelli will present his thesis, titled "The Value and Meanin...
  • 'Glee' episode says goodbye to Monteith, Finn
    2013-10-10 02:09:15 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Other TV series have woven a cast member's death into an episode honoring them and their character. But "Glee" has an especially sensitive task. The Fox series will pay tribute Thursday to Cory Monteith, who was found dead in a Canadian hotel room in July of an accidental alcohol and drug overdose that ended his l...
  • Miley Cyrus rules 'SNL' as host and musical guest
    2013-10-06 06:06:48 UTC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Miley Cyrus cautioned viewers she wouldn't be twerking on "Saturday Night Live." But she commanded the stage on this week's edition of the NBC sketch comedy show, serving as both host and musical guest. And she did some shimmying as an over-sexed Congresswoman Michele Bachmann in a parody video about the governmen...
  • Oscar nominee "Metro Manila" wins over Philippines
    2013-10-05 07:42:08 UTC

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Britain's nominee as Best Foreign Language Film for the Oscars features an all-Filipino cast and a story that traces the sacrifices and hopes of an impoverished family from the countryside that tries its luck in the dark and squalid ghettos of the Philippine capital Manila. "Metr...