Cinema's colorful wildlife on view at Cannes
2013-05-28 04:35:40 UTC
CANNES, France (AP) — "Look at these people, this wildlife."
As the partying journalist of Paolo Sorrentino's "The Great Beauty," Toni Servillo was surveying Rome's colorful nightlife, but he might as well have been contemplating the Cannes Film Festival. The 66th edition of the Cote d'A...
Jolie aunt dies of breast cancer days after op-ed
2013-05-27 04:42:49 UTC
ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — Less than two weeks after Angelina Jolie revealed she'd had a double mastectomy to avoid breast cancer, her aunt died from the disease Sunday.
Debbie Martin died at age 61 at a hospital in Escondido, Calif., near San Diego, her husband, Ron Martin, told The Associate...
Back to Basic for Sharon Stone as she hints at on-screen reunion with Michael Douglas
2013-05-26 08:40:34 UTC
Having caused a sensation with her return to Cannes last week, Sharon Stone wants to recreate her sizzling chemistry with Basic Instinct co-star Michael Douglas more than 20 years on.
Sharon, said: ‘Michael’s an extraordinary actor, but I’d like to do a different kind of movie with him...
Actress Bynes accused of bong toss out NYC window
2013-05-25 05:07:22 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Amanda Bynes appeared disheveled in a long blond wig and sweats Friday in a criminal court where she was charged with reckless endangerment after police said she heaved a marijuana bong out the window of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment.
The 27-year-old former...
Jennifer Lopez to open cellphone stores
2013-05-23 04:38:06 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — "Jenny from the Block" wants the block to buy Verizon phones from her.
Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez says she's opening a chain of cellphone stores and a website under the Viva Movil brand. The aim is to sell Verizon phones and services to Latinos.
The first store ...
Gosling misses Cannes premiere, sends his regrets
2013-05-22 11:13:24 UTC
CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival is missing one of its biggest stars of this year's festival: Ryan Gosling.
The actor was unable to attend the premiere Wednesday of Nicolas Winding Refn's "Only God Forgives." Gosling stars in the Bangkok noir about a brother pressured by his mo...
'The Voice' 2013: Tessanne Chin takes the season 5 crown
2014-05-07 04:15:53 UTC
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Founding member of The Doors dies at 74
2013-05-21 04:37:36 UTC
Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the 1960s rock group The Doors whose versatile and often haunting keyboards complemented Jim Morrison's gloomy baritone and helped set the mood for some of rock's most enduring songs, has died. He was 74.
Manzarek died Monday in Rosenheim, Germany, surr...
Penn urges US to pressure Bolivia to free US man
2013-05-21 04:23:46 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Actor Sean Penn on Monday urged the U.S. government to pressure Bolivia to free an American businessman detained without charge since 2011 in a case that has drawn accusations he was the victim of corrupt local prosecutors.
Penn said international pressure on Bolivian P...
Dior presents cruise fashions amid stars in Monaco
2013-05-20 04:28:03 UTC
MONACO (AP) — The glittering star power of Cannes migrated up the coast to Monaco for front-row seats at Dior's colorful, sexy cruise fashion show.
With the Mediterranean Sea the picturesque backdrop, Dior showcased its 2014 collection on Saturday night. It was a wet, cold and generally ...
Cannes helps actors Bejo and Rahim cross borders
2013-05-19 16:48:54 UTC
CANNES, France (AP) — The magic and glamour of Cannes can be hard to spot on a day when rain is lashing the palm trees, roiling the gray Mediterranean and pooling in puddles along the Croisette.
But the world's leading film festival can transform careers — something no one knows that ...
'American Idol' Runner-Up Kree Harrison Tells Fans To 'Stay Tuned'
2013-05-17 16:26:02 UTC
Kree Harrison isn't letting her "American Idol"loss to Candice Glover get her down. In fact, she's got some big plans for the future — plans that might even involve departing judge and "Idol" vet Randy Jackson.
"It was sad. We'll see each other. I know we will," the 22-year-old Texas native to...
Jolie admired for bravery in mastectomy revelation
2013-05-15 07:21:56 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — "I hope that other women can benefit from my experience," Angelina Jolie wrote in a powerful op-ed article Tuesday, explaining her decision to go public with having her breasts removed to avoid cancer.
But amid the accolades for the film star's courageous revelation, d...
Angelina Jolie says she had double mastectomy
2013-05-14 06:32:25 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie says she's had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that makes it extremely likely she'll get breast cancer.
Jolie authored an op-ed for Tuesday's New York Times where she writes that in April she finished three months of su...
'Django Unchained' back in Chinese movie theaters
2013-05-12 17:08:03 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — Quentin Tarantino's violent slave-revenge movie "Django Unchained" returned to Chinese theaters on Sunday, about a month after it was pulled on opening day for unspecified "technical reasons."
The rare suspension order on April 11 by the movie's importer, China ...
Bravo's 'Top Chef' heads to New Orleans
2013-05-12 04:51:52 UTC
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bravo's hit cooking competition show "Top Chef" is heading to New Orleans.
The cable TV network issued a statement Friday that "the vibrant food scene of New Orleans will be a welcome addition in the 11th season of the series."
The statement also said Bravo is working...
Rosanne Cash's new project takes her out of NYC
2013-05-12 04:50:15 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Rosanne Cash has been a New Yorker for two decades, but her latest project is taking her out of the city.
The 57-year-old singer is preparing a new album of songs about the American South, and did a lot of traveling with husband John Leventhal to get ideas.
American Idol Sources Confirm All Four Judges Are Gone
2013-05-11 06:53:08 UTC
Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and (as previously reported) Randy Jackson are "definitely gone" from American Idol, sources close to the show confirm to E! News.
Reps for Fox and Fremantle declined to comment.
The panel-scrapping shakeup, which was first reported by The Wrap, follows ...
Candice Glover wins 12th season of 'American Idol'
2014-05-21 04:13:13 UTC
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The third time's the charm for Candice Glover on "American Idol."
The booming 23-year-old R&B vocalist from St. Helena Island, S.C., won the Fox singing competition after auditioning a tri...
Mamma Mia!: ABBA The Museum opens in Stockholm
2013-05-09 07:04:31 UTC
STOCKHOLM (AP) — You can thank ABBA for the music. And so much more.
A museum devoted to the pop superstars opening in Stockholm on Tuesday will celebrate the band's long list of hits. But it will also show off paraphernalia, including the helicopter featured on the cover of its "Arrival" albu...
Trombone Shorty, Aaron Neville close Jazz Fest
2013-05-06 04:41:27 UTC
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For more than two decades, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has closed with a performance by the city's own Neville Brothers.
On Sunday, that tradition changed. Aaron Neville performed on a stage with his new band while young brass band frontman Troy "Tromb...
'Iron Man 3' coins $175.3M in No. 2 US debut
2013-05-05 16:45:49 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Iron Man is a bigger golden boy than ever with a $175.3 million opening weekend at the domestic box office for the superhero's latest sequel.
According to studio estimates Sunday, "Iron Man 3" had the second-biggest debut ever, behind the $207.4 million start last year fo...
Lohan probation in jeopardy after rehab departure
2013-05-03 05:24:14 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lindsay Lohan's whereabouts were unknown Thursday hours after her attorney told a judge that the troubled actress had checked into a rehab facility only to later learn that the starlet apparently never checked in for treatment.
Lohan's lawyer and publicist did not re...
'American Idol' is now 3rd-rated competition show
2013-05-01 05:18:40 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Television's champion for nearly a decade, Fox's "American Idol," now isn't even the most popular competition show on the air.
Both editions of "The Voice" on NBC and "Dancing With the Stars" on ABC had larger audiences than "Idol" last week, the Nielsen Co. said. "Idol"...
James Bond studio to open 1st US facility in Ga.
2013-04-30 06:15:53 UTC
ATLANTA (AP) — The British film studio that's home to the James Bond movie franchise announced plans Monday for its first U.S. film production facility, at a site near Atlanta.
The large-scale film complex will be called Pinewood Atlanta, and Pinewood will manage the facility under an ...