• Venice Film Festival: Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” won the Golden Lion
    2017-09-10 05:50:40 UTC

    VENICE (Reuters) - Mexican director Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water”, a dark fairy tale in which a mute cleaning lady falls in love with an aquatic creature, won the Golden Lion award for best film at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday. The film beat contenders including George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” and Alexander Payn...
  • French-Armenian Singer Charles Aznavour Gets Hollywood Star
    2017-08-25 03:58:51 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - French singer Charles Aznavour finally got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, capping a more than 70-year career as one of his country’s most popular entertainers. Aznavour, 93, who was born Shahnour Varinag Aznavourian in Paris to Armenian parents, has sold more than 100 million records in 80 ...
  • Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dies aged 91
    2017-08-20 20:05:33 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jerry Lewis, the high prince of low-brow comedy on stage and in movies as well as a fund-raising powerhouse with his annual Labor Day telethon, died on Sunday of "natural causes" at the age of 91, his family said. "Famed comedian, actor and legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis passed away peacefully today of nat...
  • Roman Polanski remained a fugitive from justice
    2017-08-19 06:16:51 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Friday rejected a request by the woman who was raped by director Roman Polanski 40 years ago to have the criminal case against him dismissed. Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon ruled that Polanski remained a fugitive from justice and that the court could not dismiss a case "merely becaus...
  • 'Step' - the inspirational story of black Baltimore teens facing adversity
    2017-08-05 19:11:08 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A group of black teenage girls stomp, clap and shout in unison in step dance routines, channeling their anger, frustration and hopes into powerful performances in a new documentary "Step," out in U.S. theaters this week. The journey of the founding class of the step troupe at the Baltimore Leadership School f...
  • Kathryn Bigelow: Racially charged 'Detroit' is a really important story that needs to be told
    2017-08-05 18:52:00 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As a white filmmaker from Northern California, Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow was aware she may not be the "perfect person" to bring the racially charged story behind the 1967 Detroit riots to the big screen. But the resonance of Bigelow's "Detroit" with the present-day Black Lives Matter movement, fu...
  • Trump taught his children: Fight dirty and win, no matter the cost
    2017-07-29 01:08:46 UTC

    Donald Trump taught his children to fight dirty and win, no matter the cost. Decades before Donald Trump Jr. started making headlines as a First Son with a controversial record of meeting with Russian nationals, President Donald Trump‘s eldest child was a self-confessed hard-partying fraternity brother at the University of Pennsylv...
  • Joe Scarborough is leaving the Republican Party: "How much of this country are they willing to sell out?"
    2017-07-12 01:44:31 UTC

    MSNBC host, and former Republican member of Congress, Joe Scarborough announced he is leaving the GOP during a taping of Tuesday's <i>Late Show With Stephen Colbert.</i> "I'm not going to be a Republican anymore," Scarborough said. "I've got to become an independent." The conservative pundit said the Republican Party "betrayed th...
  • US President Trump tried to blackmail the hosts of MSNBC's “Morning Joe”
    2017-06-30 20:05:21 UTC

    WASHINGTON — Two television hosts assailed by Donald Trump questioned his mental health on Friday and charged that the White House had tried unsuccessfully to get them to apologize to the president for unfavorable coverage in exchange for his getting a negative tabloid story about them killed. "He appears to have a fragile, impetuou...
  • Large crowds turned out for Pride marches in San Francisco & New York
    2017-06-26 07:01:24 UTC

    SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK — Large crowds turned out for Pride marches on Sunday in New York City and San Francisco, the two U.S. places most associated with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights movement, with the East Coast city bringing a more political flavor to the event sparked by events there almost 50 years ago. Par...
  • Johnny Depp was chatting about Trump 'assassination'
    2017-06-23 08:29:33 UTC

    Actor Johnny Depp appeared to threaten Trump during a speech at the Glastonbury Festival. "Can you bring Trump here?" he asked the audience, as he introduced a screening of his film The Libertine. After receiving jeers from the crowd, he added: "You misunderstand completely. When was the last time an actor assassinated a presiden...
  • George Clooney's Tequila Company Sold for Up to $1 Billion
    2017-06-22 00:12:49 UTC

    LONDON — Diageo Plc has agreed to buy George Clooney's high-end tequila brand Casamigos in a deal valuing it at up to $1 billion, as the world's largest spirits maker seeks to boost its presence in a high-growth market. Diageo said on Wednesday it would pay $700 million initially for the company, co-founded by the American actor, wi...
  • Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor
    2017-06-21 06:02:14 UTC

    LOS ANGELES — Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis is retiring from acting, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday, ending a storied movie career that includes performances in "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" , "In the Name of the Father" , "Lincoln" and "Gangs of New York." Day-Lewis, 60, the only man to have won three best actor O...
  • NBC viewers are calling for boycotts Megyn Kelly interview
    2017-06-17 07:47:14 UTC

    NEW YORK — Infowars came to my hometown three years ago. Dan Bidondi, who identified himself as a reporter for the website that hawks extremist views and fake news, arrived with a video camera at the municipal center of Newtown, Connecticut, to cover a routine Board of Education meeting. Bidondi wasn't interested in hearing how a New E...
  • CNN Parts Ways After Reza Aslan Calls Trump A ‘Piece Of Sh*t'
    2017-06-10 02:59:53 UTC

    Reza Aslan, a religious scholar-turned-CNN-host, sent a tweet calling the U.S. President Donald Trump a “piece of shit” in response to one of Trump’s tweets promoting his travel ban. Aslan removed the message, but a screen shot is below. <blockquote><img alt="Reza_aslan_calls_trump_a_piece_of_shit" src="/system/images/20892/origi...
  • Amal Clooney has given birth to twins: Ella and Alexander
    2017-06-06 17:04:40 UTC

    George and Amal Clooney Welcome Daughter Ella and Son Alexander. Amal Clooney gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl, on Tuesday, her husband George Clooney's publicist said, the first children for the international human rights lawyer and her movie star spouse. Amal Clooney and the Oscar-winning star of films like "Ocean's Eleven...
  • Roger Moore dies at 89 after "a short but brave battle with cancer"
    2017-05-23 18:25:59 UTC

    LONDON — Actor Roger Moore, who earned international fame playing British secret agent James Bond in seven movies, died of cancer on Tuesday at the age of 89, his family said. His 12 years as action man 007, the fictitious spy with a voracious appetite for danger and sex, made Moore a millionaire and a heartthrob the world over, tho...
  • Portugal's Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision Song Contest
    2017-05-14 03:33:41 UTC

    KIEV — Portugal's Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 on Saturday performing a jazz-style ballad written by his sister, taking the top spot for the first time in the country's history and celebrating with a call to "put emotion back into music". Along with singers from Italy and Bulgaria, Sobral was a favorite going...
  • Eva Longoria's Character Fancies Her Son's Teacher in 'Decline and Fall'
    2017-05-12 23:25:00 UTC

    She's smitten. Eva Longoria stars in the upcoming TV adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's 1928 novel, Decline and Fall, and Us Weekly has an exclusive sneak peek. The Desperate Housewives alum, 42, plays Margot Beste-Chetwynde in the series, which is set in the Roaring Twenties. In the clip, Beste-Chetwynde takes a liking to her son's teach...
  • Hillary Clinton at New York's Tribeca Film Festival
    2017-04-23 16:41:07 UTC

    NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton, who until recently had avoided the spotlight in the wake of her election defeat in November, made a surprise appearance at New York's Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday as a panelist to discuss illegal elephant poaching. The discussion followed the premiere of Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow...
  • Hollywood Actress Erin Moran Dies At 56
    2017-04-23 04:39:12 UTC

    Popular actress Erin Moran, a mainstay on TV from the late '60s to the mid-'80s and best known for her kid-sister role in the sitcom "Happy Days," has died. She was 56. Authorities in Indiana found her body Saturday afternoon after getting a 911 call at 4:07 p.m. for "an unresponsive female," the Harrison County Sheriff's Department...
  • Stephen Colbert: Bill O'Reilly was a self-righteous landfill of angry garbage
    2017-04-21 05:25:37 UTC

    Stephen Colbert opened his show on Wednesday night by addressing Fox News’ firing of Bill O’Reilly, the man who served as the inspiration for the “Stephen Colbert” conservative pundit character who spent almost a decade hosting The Colbert Report. “Bill and I did not see eye to eye on… anything,” Colbert said during his Late Show ...
  • Bill O'Reilly Fired at Fox News
    2017-04-19 19:16:33 UTC

    NEW York — Bill O'Reilly will not be returning to Fox News - 21st Century FoX. Fox Inc has decided to part ways with star cable news host Bill O'Reilly following allegations of sexual harassment, the company said on Wednesday. “After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bil...
  • Legendary Comedian and Actor, Don Rickles Dies at Age 90
    2017-04-06 18:51:37 UTC

    Legendary Comedian and Actor, Don Rickles who created laughs with ridicule and sarcasm in a decades-long career that earned him the facetious nickname "Mr. Warmth," died on Thursday at his Los Angeles home from kidney failure, his publicist said. He was 90. Rickles, who said he developed his brand of humorous mockery because he was ...
  • Louis C.K.: Trump Is A ‘Gross Crook Dirty Rotten Lying Sack Of Sh*t’
    2017-04-05 08:47:51 UTC

    Appearing the The Late Show, comedian Louis C.K. went off on liars and President Donald Trump in particular, calling him a “Gross crook dirty rotten lying sack of shit.” As he sat with host Stephen Colbert, C.K. launched into a diatribe about liars before turning to Trump. “Someones people lie, ‘That guy lied, they found out he l...