• Audrey Hepburn's 85th birthday: After a bizarre and traumatic childhood she went on to be a Hollywood great
    2014-05-07 04:19:01 UTC

    It used to be said that you can't be too rich or too thin. We now no longer believe this. Bankers and hedge fund managers are too rich; and now the celebrity magazines and tabloids lead the choruses of "Look how skinny's she's got!" The nicer way of saying the same thing, and making it a compliment, is to call the person elegant. Au...
  • Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Teaming On New Project She Wrote
    2014-05-04 08:07:08 UTC

    Brad Pitt and Angela Jolie are back at it! For the first time in nine years, the longtime partners are collaborating on an upcoming movie, Deadline reports. Pitt, 50, met his current mate on the set of their first movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith, which arrived in theaters in June 2005. While the action flick was successful, bringing in $18...
  • Peaches Geldof ‘died of heroin overdose
    2014-05-01 11:41:01 UTC

    Peaches Geldof died from an overdose of heroin – the same drug that killed her mother Paula Yates - an inquest will reportedly be told today. Shortly before she was found dead, Ms Geldof, 25, had posted a photograph on Twitter of her as a child with her mother. She had spoken of never getting over her mother’s death. The Times ne...
  • George Clooney is engaged to girlfriend Amal Alamuddin
    2014-04-27 18:16:54 UTC

    George Clooney is ready to commit. The Oscar-winning actor is engaged to girlfriend Amal Alamuddin, according to multiple reports. The news is surprising to anyone familiar with Clooney's playboy status, but the two were clearly in love in photos that emerged from the couple's romantic getaway to Tanzania in March. Though the co...
  • Why is Woody Allen still popular?
    2014-04-26 07:48:58 UTC

    Woody Allen is a man of habits. For over half a century, the stand-up comedian, writer and filmmaker has been true to his nerd glasses and his fashion-resistant wardrobe of khaki trousers. He has stayed loyal to his rigorous work habits, exotic phobias, piquant neuroses, distinctive Brooklyn accent and the clarinet he faithfully plays ...
  • George Clooney Rips Las Vegas Casino Mogul in Defense of ‘Longtime Friend’ Obama
    2014-04-23 23:53:02 UTC

    George Clooney won't tolerate insults being hurled at his “longtime friend” President Barack Obama, whether you agree with his politics or not. The actor is setting the record straight on a heated dinner conversation he had with Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn two weeks ago, which ended with Clooney calling Wynn an “asshole” and w...
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas Make First Public
    2014-04-16 20:20:10 UTC

    Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas have made their reconciliation red carpet official. On Tuesday night, the couple stepped out for opening night of "The Library" at The Public Theater in New York City. The 44-year-old "Red 2" star looked stunning in a long black dress with a plunging neckline and showed off her newish blunt ban...
  • Should film critics care about cinematic technique?
    2014-04-11 19:59:00 UTC

    The first debate in 2014 about the future of film criticism is under way, this time touching down on both sides of the Atlantic, so that must make it official. First out of the gate were the Brits. “In the digital age what is left for a critic to supply?” asked Malcolm Thorndike Nicholson in an article in UK’s Prospect magazine, whi...
  • Mickey Rooney, child star, legend of the screen, dies at 93
    2014-04-07 15:51:08 UTC

    Actor Mickey Rooney, who became the United States' biggest movie star while still a brash teenager in the 1930s and later a versatile character actor in a career that spanned 10 decades, has died aged 93. Rooney, who developed a reputation as a hard-partying, off-screen brat in his heyday and married eight times, died after a long i...
  • Kate Winslet: 'I wish I'd had help dealing with fame'
    2014-04-03 16:53:48 UTC

    Kate Winslet says she wishes she had been given more support to help her cope with the pressures of early fame. The Oscar-winning actress admitted her experience of Hollywood had been "one shock after another". "It isn't easy going through that level of exposure so quickly," she told the BBC News website. Winslet's latest film...
  • Colbert: Who gets the last laugh?
    2014-04-02 07:39:29 UTC

    A review of the best commentary on and around the world... <h3>Today's must-read</h4>When you pick a fight with a man who stars in his own television show - particularly one who uses parody to self-consciously revel in his own glory - you have to be prepared for what might happen. The Colbert Report's Stephen Colbert, the target ...
  • Noah: 'Russell Crowe is just about the only actor who could have pulled this off' – first look review
    2014-03-29 19:03:43 UTC

    Darren Aronofsky, director of Black Swan and Requiem for a Dream, has here created a sombre, powerful biblical epic, shot through with a certain beserk grandeur and gloomy portentousness. Its desire to do justice to the spirit, if not the letter, of the scriptural source should not be doubted; Aronofsky, who co-wrote the script, has gi...
  • How the US TV drama about Saudi Arabia was scrapped
    2014-03-25 07:16:08 UTC

    <h3>A US television channel has scrapped plans to produce a pilot programme called Alice in Arabia after Twitter users labelled the concept "lazy" and "racist"</h3> The channel in question - ABC Family - announced it would be making the show last Monday, and the premise caused immediate alarm. The story revolves around a fictional c...
  • Reeva Steenkamp was standing when Pistorius fired first shot, court told
    2014-03-19 17:17:40 UTC

    Reeva Steenkamp was standing in a toilet cubicle and facing the closed door when she was hit in the right hip by the first of four hollow-point bullets fired at her by Oscar Pistorius, a police ballistics expert testified on Wednesday at the double-amputee Olympic runner's murder trial. Steenkamp then fell back on to a magazine hold...
  • The Voice Battle Rounds Part 2
    2014-03-19 05:22:18 UTC

    Last night's Battle Rounds got off to an amazing start, but we're certainly not done yet. Tonight, we join the coaches as they continue to choose two of their singers to face-off at a time, with one going home - or maybe being stolen! - at the end of it. Join Digital Spy live from 8/7c for all the action! 21:01 Well, that's it for ...
  • The Voice: Sisaundra Lewis Steals The Show
    2014-03-18 05:10:49 UTC

    The blind auditions introduced so many great singers so when they were put head-to-head, some tough competition was brought into the spotlight. Thankfully, The Voice has the steal, which saved some of the best singers — and also kept the judges fighting, as per usual. In the end, Blake Shelton‘s contestant Sisaundra Lewis stole the sho...
  • The Voice' Recap: Battles Begin With a Bang
    2014-03-18 04:45:55 UTC

    It's out with the blind auditions and in with the battle rounds on The Voice, where coaches pair off their contestants and challenge them to out-sing the other in a sudden-death duet. Each coach invites a fellow musician for help as guest mentor, and also has the option to "steal" whatever performer is cast off by another team. Shak...
  • Leto backs up Oscar speech with concert in Ukraine
    2014-03-15 05:46:57 UTC

    When he accepted his Best Supporting Actor Oscar, Jared Leto gave a moving speech where he addressed people living amid the crisis in Ukraine. And on Thursday, Jared Leto visited the capital of Kiev and the Euromaidan camp on Independence square. The star paid his respects to those who died in clashes with police and took pictures at a...
  • Friend: Pistorius fired guns in public
    2014-03-12 02:56:06 UTC

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius fired guns in public in the months before he killed his girlfriend — once out of a car sunroof on a road and once in a crowded restaurant, a onetime friend said at the athlete's murder trial Tuesday, drawing an aggressive effort from the chief defense lawyer to pick holes in his testimony. ...
  • Did Oscar Pistorius intentionally kill his girlfriend?
    2014-03-10 07:20:29 UTC

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The testimony in the first week of Oscar Pistorius' murder trial was jaw dropping at times, and more riveting evidence is expected as the prosecution seeks to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the double-amputee athlete intentionally shot dead his girlfriend. Pistorius' once-inspiring life story unrave...
  • '12 Years a Slave' wins Oscar for best picture
    2014-03-03 05:35:04 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama "12 Years a Slave" best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards. Steve McQueen's slavery odyssey, based on Solomon Northup's 1853 memoir, has been hailed as a landmark corrective to the movie industry's long omission of slave...
  • Cate Blanchett wins Oscar for best actress
    2014-03-03 05:34:53 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cate Blanchett has won the Academy Award for best actress for her bravura performance as a fragile socialite experiencing a meltdown in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine." Blanchett had been deemed the front-runner from the very beginning of the Oscar season. It was the sixth Oscar nomination for the Australian actress ...
  • Nyong'o, Leto, 'Gravity' win at Academy Awards
    2014-03-03 04:22:12 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — First-time winners Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto took supporting acting honors, while the 3-D spectacle "Gravity" amassed a force of technical awards in a smooth if safe Oscar ceremony Sunday punctuated by politics, pizza and photo-bombing. Wearing Nairobi blue, the 31-year-old Nyong'o, breakout star of the histor...
  • 'Frozen' wins Oscar for animated feature film
    2014-03-03 02:31:52 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney's fairytale musical "Frozen" has won the Oscar for best animated feature. The 3-D film about a magically icy princess and her sister was directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, with voicing by Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell and Josh Gad. It's loosely based on the 19th century Hans Christian Andersen fairytale,...
  • Leto wins Oscar for supporting actor
    2014-03-03 05:27:29 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jared Leto has won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for his performance as an HIV-positive transgender prostitute in "Dallas Buyers Club." Leto, 41, returned to acting after a six-year hiatus to play the role, and had widely been expected to win the Oscar. It was his first nomination. The other nomin...