CHUCK BERRY DIES
2017-03-19 08:46:55 UTC
By Bill Trott
CHUCK BERRY DIES — Chuck Berry, who duck-walked his way into the pantheon of rock 'n' roll pioneers as one of its most influential guitarists and as the creator of raucous anthems that defined the genre's early sound and heartbeat, died on Saturday, March 19, 2017 at his Missouri...
"Beauty and the Beast" star Emma Watson is planning legal action over stolen photos
2017-03-16 08:07:13 UTC
LONDON ( Entertainment ) — Disney classic "Beauty and the Beast" star Emma Watson is planning legal action over photos said to have been leaked online, but her representatives on Wednesday denied reports that the pictures showed the British actress nude.
"Photos from a clothes fitting Emma had...
Kristen Stewart hopes to help others by going public about her sexual orientation
2017-03-10 20:32:24 UTC
New York — Kristen Stewart hopes to help others by going public about her sexual orientation.
The 26-year-old, who used to date her co-star from the "Twilight" film series, Robert Pattinson, made headlines in February when she announced she was gay while hosting the U.S. late night sketch show...
Schwarzenegger will not be back for NBC's reality show, because Trump
2017-03-04 07:45:39 UTC
By Piya Sinha-Roy |
LOS ANGELES — Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Friday he will not be back for another season of NBC's reality show "The Celebrity Apprentice," blaming U.S. President Donald Trump's ongoing role as executive producer for low ratings.
Action movie star Schwarzenegger took ...
The full list of Oscar winners 2017: Stars get political at Oscars
2017-02-27 10:17:25 UTC
By Jill Serjeant | LOS ANGELES
"Moonlight" won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, beating favorite "La La Land" for the movie industry's most prestigious award.
But in a highly unusual mishap, presenter Warren Beatty first, mistakenly initially announced that musical "La La Land" had w...
Denzel Washington may join Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson who have won 3 Oscars
2017-02-24 07:47:41 UTC
By Jill Serjeant |
LOS ANGELES — Denzel Washington plays a talkative, bombastic, larger-than-life dad whose personality leaps off the screen.
Casey Affleck, by contrast, plays an introverted father, taciturn, mumbling and depressed.
Both men are competing to be named best actor at Sunda...
The Oscars 2017 | 89th Academy Awards
2017-02-23 09:19:54 UTC
By Alicia Powell |
LOS ANGELES — It's not just women who are getting ready for the Oscars' red carpet on Sunday.
Employing everything from paint to cosmetic procedures, Hollywood's leading men are increasingly getting a little help to look their best on the most high-profile red carpet in ...
Civil Rights: Loving v. Virginia
2020-06-13 02:42:21 UTC
<h1>Happy Loving Day!</h1>
<p><em>The US Supreme Court struck down laws that banned interracial marriages in 16 states 53 years ago. The case that resulted in this decision was brought to the court by Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple who were jailed in Virginia and told to lea...
Arnold Schwarzenegger to Trump: 'Why don't we switch jobs?'
2017-02-03 01:30:28 UTC
Arnold Schwarzenegger took to Instagram and Twitter and offered this rebuttal: "Hey, Donald. I've got a great idea. Why don't we switch jobs? You take over TV, as you're such an expert in ratings. I take over your job and people can finally get to sleep comfortably again."
Singer of 'La Lambada' Loalwa Braz found dead in Brazil
2017-01-19 18:04:21 UTC
Loalwa Braz, the Brazilian singer best known for the 1980s hit Lambada, has been found dead in a burnt-out car in Brazil.
Local police confirmed it was Braz, but the circumstances of her death are unknown.
The singer, who was 63, was discovered close to her home in Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro sta...
Singer Jennifer Holliday pulls out of Trump inauguration event
2017-01-18 04:06:30 UTC
By Dan Whitcomb | LOS ANGELES
Broadway star Jennifer Holliday said on Saturday she was pulling out of a concert celebrating the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, citing an online article that cast the performance as a "betrayal" of her gay and lesbian fans.
The Tony Award-winning ...
Hollywood favorite Meryl Streep trashes Donald Trump
2017-01-09 07:58:16 UTC
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA (Reuters) - "La La Land" danced off with seven Golden Globes on Sunday on a night marked by upsets and a stinging indictment of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump by Hollywood favorite Meryl Streep.
"La La Land", a romantic musical about a struggling actress and a jazz...
"Star Wars" Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher Dies at 60
2016-12-27 21:02:13 UTC
Los Angeles (Reuters) - Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films and later endured drug addiction and stormy romances with show business heavyweights, died on Tuesday aged 60, her daughter said through a family spokesman.
"It is with a very deep sadness that Bi...
George Michael dead at 53
2016-12-26 06:36:43 UTC
London (Reuters) - British pop singer George Michael, who shot to fame in the 1980s with Wham! and continued as a solo artist, died on Sunday at his home in England. He was 53.
In the mid-1980s, Wham! was one of the most successful pop duos ever, ahead even of Simon & Garfunkel, with singles l...
Eddie Redmayne Opens Up About Fatherhood
2016-11-08 09:01:25 UTC
Eddie Redmayne Opens Up About Fatherhood: ‘I Don’t Think Anything Can Prepare You’ - Eddie Redmayne is dishing on his new life as a dad.
The 34-year-old British star, who welcomed his 4-month-old daughter, Iris Mary, with wife Hannah Bagshawe this summer, admits nothing could have prepared him...
Clint Eastwood: Trump says 'dumb things' but people should 'get over it'
2016-08-05 08:23:57 UTC
REUTERS - Clint Eastwood, the 86-year-old four-time Oscar winner, excoriated the current generation of Americans as weak and overly sensitive while backing Donald Trump even though the Republican presidential hopeful has "said a lot of dumb things."
Eastwood, a prominent celebrity supporter of...
Jennifer Aniston is fed up and fighting back
2016-07-14 20:30:49 UTC
Jennifer Aniston is not staying silent anymore. She is fed up and fighting back. The 47-year-old actress spoke up in a column for the Huffington Post, penned by the actress herself in what she acknowledges is a move that is most unlike her.
She slams the media's "sport-like scrutiny and body s...
Bud Spencer died at the age of 86
2016-06-27 21:22:10 UTC
Italian actor and filmmaker Carlo Pedersoli, widely known as Bud Spencer died at the age of 86 on Monday, reports said.
His son Giuseppe Pedersoli confirmed the reports.
"My father died peacefully at 18:15 and did not suffer from pain. His last words were 'Thank you'," said his son in a sta...
Muhammad Ali, Boxing Legend, Dead at 74
2016-06-04 07:29:48 UTC
Former world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, whose record-setting boxing career, unprecedented flair for showmanship, and controversial stands made him one of the best-known figures of the 20th century, died on Friday aged 74.
Ali's death was confirmed in a statement issued by family spokes...
Chicago Police locate singer Sinead O'Connor safe — Erlear: Chicago-area police looking for Sinéad O'Connor, missing since Sunday
2016-05-16 19:30:33 UTC
UPDATE: Police confirmed Monday afternoon that Sinead O’Connor has been safely located and is no longer considered missing.
ORIGINAL STORY: Police in the Chicago suburb of Wilmette said on Monday they are "seeking to check the well-being" of Irish singer Sinead O'Connor, who they s...
George Clooney: There is not gonna be a President Donald Trump. It’s not gonna happen
2016-05-13 20:47:39 UTC
Cannes — It took about 17 minutes into the Cannes Film Festival press conference for tonight’s out of competition premiere of Money Monster for star and co-producer George Clooney to deliver the line that inevitably will be lighting up Twitter — especially notorious tweeter Donald Trump’s account...
The life and times of Animals legend Eric Burdon
2016-05-12 08:35:56 UTC
The singer of "House of the Rising Sun" and founder of the band The Animals is considered one of the greatest white blues performer ever. Following his 75th birthday, Eric Burdon will once again go on tour.
Back in 1964, The Animals were storming the charts in Britain, the US, Canada and Austr...
Rolling Stones asks Trump to stop using their songs at events
2016-05-05 05:17:17 UTC
As Donald Trump sealed up the Republican nomination with a victory speech at the Trump Tower Tuesday night, the music as he exited the stage sent a message about his general election campaign: “Start Me Up.”
The Rolling Stones, who wrote the song, would prefer that he stop.
“The Rolling Sto...
The mystery surrounding Prince's death - No signs of trauma or suicide in his death
2016-04-23 08:02:12 UTC
Police found no signs of suicide or obvious trauma in the death of U.S. music superstar Prince, but it could take weeks before autopsy results reveal how the groundbreaking performer died, authorities said on Friday.
The intensely private musician, whose hits included "Purple Rain" and "When D...
‘The world lost a creative icon’: Prince dies at 57
2016-04-23 08:07:12 UTC
Prince, the innovative pop superstar whose songwriting and eccentric stage presence electrified fans around the world with hits including "Purple Rain" and "When Doves Cry," died on Thursday in Minnesota. He was 57.
His influential, genre-defying music blended jazz, funk, R&B, disco and rock, ...