Miss America Nina Davuluri brushes off racist criticism after victory
2013-09-22 18:17:41 UTC
The Miss America pageant has crowned its first winner from an Indian background – an aspiring doctor who plans to use the $50,000 (£31,000) prize money to fund her studies – sparking a flood of racist criticism on social media.
"I'm so happy this organisation has embraced diversity," 24-year-o...
Sting: 'Have you ever heard me complain?'
2013-09-13 05:03:05 UTC
What a pretentious wanker I am!" shouts Sting loudly. We are on the French Riviera, sitting at a quiet table on the balcony of the house – now a hotel – where F Scott Fitzgerald wrote Tender is the Night, and I have just reminded Sting of a remark he made in 1987. Then a 36-year-old superstar pro...
Sans claws, Hugh Jackman rages in 'Prisoners'
2013-09-11 18:47:30 UTC
TORONTO (AP) — Hugh Jackman may spend an inordinate amount of time playing a mutant wolf superhero, but even the Australian actor realizes his image is somewhat defanged.
Whether it's because he hasn't shied away from musicals, on Broadway and in "Les Miserables," or because Jackman happens to...
Elton John to perform Liberace tribute at Emmys
2013-09-09 16:57:11 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elton John is about to do something he's never done: Perform live at the Emmy Awards.
The television academy announced Monday that the 66-year-old musician will make his Emmy debut with a tribute to Liberace, whose life story is told in HBO's "Behind the Candelabra."
"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" at Toronto Film Festival
2013-09-09 05:24:46 UTC
TORONTO (AP) — The Nelson Mandela biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival with a heavy dose of reverence for its subject, and a few extra pounds of muscle, too.
Idris Elba stars as the South African leader in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," ...
Angelina Jolie to receive humanitarian award
2013-09-06 09:18:51 UTC
Angelina Jolie is to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
The honorary Oscar is one of several statuettes handed out by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the Governors Awards in November.
Veteran actress Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and costume designer Piero Tosi...
Lady Gaga: 'People think I'm finished'
2013-09-03 20:58:22 UTC
How did Lady Gaga hide from her fans? Why did she ride around in a gold wheelchair? And is she really just a metal-loving girl from New York?
Back in 2008, when Lady Gaga mania began, it often felt like you couldn't avoid her. There were the hit records, of course – Poker Face, Telephone and B...
At Toronto Film Fest, Oscar isn't the only rage
2013-09-03 20:45:09 UTC
The roads taken to the Academy Awards are many, but they usually run through Toronto.
Every best picture winner since 2007 has played at the Toronto International Film Festival, from "No Country for Old Men" to last year's winner, "Argo." While other late summer festivals like Telluride can cl...
Designer calls for a halt to fashion week's celebrity circus
2013-09-03 06:50:57 UTC
Oscar de la Renta halves his guest list for show in New York as critics say too many poseurs crowd the runways.
Some of America's most prominent fashionistas are calling time on the overcrowding, demand for endless "newness" and general hoopla that has become an obsession in the industry.
Beyonce closes first day of Jay-Z's Philly fest
2013-09-01 06:21:59 UTC
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Beyonce closed the first day of her husband Jay-Z's second annual music festival with a 90-minute set that featured hits like "Single Ladies" and "Crazy In Love."
Beyonce was the headline performer Saturday at the "Budweiser Made In America" festival in Philadelphia at the ...
Bullock says no goo-goo eyes by co-star Clooney
2013-08-30 06:48:36 UTC
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Sandra Bullock is putting the kibosh on tabloid suggestions that George Clooney might be making the moves on her.
British tabloid The Sun published a photo of the pair from the Venice premiere of their new film "Gravity," saying that Clooney was "making eyes" at his co-sta...
Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake own the MTV VMAs
2013-08-27 07:10:11 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Miley Cyrus' memorable moment at the MTV Video Music Awards may not have been good for her, but it was great for MTV and social media.
An estimated 10.1 million people watched the annual program Sunday night, up 66 percent over last year for a show that is fueled by the buzz fr...
Julie Harris, Broadway star, dies at 87
2013-08-25 05:49:49 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Julie Harris, one of Broadway's most honored performers, whose roles ranged from the flamboyant Sally Bowles in "I Am a Camera" to the reclusive Emily Dickinson in "The Belle of Amherst," died Saturday. She was 87.
Harris died at her West Chatham, Mass., home of congestive hear...
James Franco gets artsy with Ovation channel
2013-08-21 18:59:46 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Franco is coming back to TV, but this time it's not for a soap opera or the Academy Awards.
The Ovation channel said Wednesday that it's joining with the actor-writer-filmmaker on a new series, "James Franco Presents."
Ovation said the series will document Franco's ...
Source: Jennifer Lopez deal with 'Idol' imminent
2013-08-20 16:45:21 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with negotiations to bring Jennifer Lopez back as an "American Idol" judge says her return will be announced this week.
The person said Monday that a deal is close to being signed with Lopez, who was an "Idol" judge for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. The person wa...
Princess Diana death: Scotland Yard studying new information
2013-08-18 06:28:19 UTC
The Metropolitan police are to assess new information about the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed in a road crash in Paris in 1997.
Scotland Yard did not elaborate on the information, or its source, but Sky News said it had come from the former parents-in-law of a former soldier and had ...
Michele dedicates Teen Choice Award to Monteith
2013-08-12 01:40:25 UTC
Lea Michele made her first public appearance following the death of her co-star and real-life boyfriend Cory Monteith at Sunday's Teen Choice Awards.
Monteith, who co-hosted the Teen Choice Awards in 2010, was found dead July 13 in Vancouver, British Columbia. An autopsy revealed the 31-year-o...
Films featuring Karen Black
2013-08-09 06:13:09 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Among films that featured actress Karen Black:
"You're a Big Boy Now," 1959.
"Hard Contract," 1966.
"Easy Rider," 1969.
"Five Easy Pieces," 1970.
"Drive, He Said," 1971.
"Little Laura and Big John," 1972.
"Portnoy's Complaint," 1972.
"The Great Gatsby," 197...
'Downton' actress notes a UK George trend
2013-08-07 08:48:34 UTC
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Michelle Dockery warns against jumping to conclusions about how her character's baby on "Downton Abbey" and the British royal infant ended up with the same name.
George proved the name of choice for the fictional boy born to Lady Mary on "Downton" and the real one ...
Rep: Jazz keyboardist George Duke dies at 67
2013-08-06 16:18:09 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — A representative says Grammy-winning jazz keyboardist and producer George Duke, whose sound infused acoustic jazz, electronic jazz, funk, R&B and soul, has died. He was 67.
The representative said Duke died Monday night in Los Angeles. He was being treated for chronic lymphocyt...
Michael Ansara will be fondly remembered and sadly missed
2013-08-05 01:47:54 UTC
Michael Ansara, the actor who specialized in playing American Indians and aliens, died last week at age 91.
He will be remembered by many for his "Star Trek" role as Kang, the evil Klingon leader.
But I'll remember him for his earlier role as the Apache Indian chief Cochise, and because he ...
Brangelina, Jennifer Lopez and More Stars With Adorable Double Trouble
2013-08-04 00:33:44 UTC
They say two is better than one—does this apply to kids?
Raising one child is hard/fulfilling enough, but some celeb mommies popped two out at once! In honor of this weekend's Twins Days Festival, we wanted to spotlight the twins out there who just happen to have famous parents.
Brad Pitt and A...
Ellen DeGeneres to host Oscars in 2014
2013-08-03 05:38:11 UTC
The comedian Ellen DeGeneres announced on Friday that she is to return as host of the Academy Awards, the second time she has been tasked with saving the Oscars a year after a poorly received performer.
For the 2014 show, she follows a heavily criticised performance this year by the Family Guy...
Michael Ansara, who played original Klingon, dies
2013-08-03 00:00:45 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The actor who played the original Klingon on TV's "Star Trek" has died.
A longtime friend and spokesman for Michael Ansara says the actor died Wednesday at his home in Calabasas, Calif. after a long illness. He was 91.
Besides playing Kang the Klingon in various "Star Tre...
Lady Gaga Reveals Juicy ARTPOP Details
2013-07-31 21:36:09 UTC
Mother Monster announces release date for 'Applause' video and shares some lyrics.
Put your hands together, it's almost time for Lady Gaga to drop her new track, "Applause." On Wednesday (July 31), the singer hopped on Twitter and revealed some more details about her highly anticipated August ...