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 neck...
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 a...
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 ...
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 BB...
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.
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; Ar...
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....
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.
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 th...
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 ...
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 perfor...
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 cl...
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...
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.
'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...
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 Osca...
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-...
'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 ce...
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 ...
The Oscar nominees are . . .
2014-03-02 07:57:50 UTC
“American Hustle” Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
“Captain Phillips” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, Producers
“Dallas Buyers Club” Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, Producers
“Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyma...
Oscar superstar presenters practice at rehearsal
2014-03-02 07:22:47 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before the big show, the Oscars have a casual day.
That's when the superstar presenters who will dazzle fans worldwide on Sunday practice walking onto the Dolby Theatre stage and delivering their lines in front of a small audience of show workers and rehearsal actors. ...
12 Years a Slave' rolls at Spirit Awards
2014-03-02 06:54:41 UTC
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — "12 Years a Slave" rolled at the Spirit Awards, winning five awards including best feature at the annual independent film celebration.
On the eve of the Academy Awards, the slavery tale won awards for director Steve McQueen, actress Lupita Nyong'o, screenwrite...
Ellen DeGeneres: The star who came out of the cold
2014-03-01 09:41:05 UTC
In September, Ellen DeGeneres told the audience of her talkshow about the pros and cons of hosting the Academy Awards: "Pro: a lot of fancy designers will want to approach me and want me to wear a beautiful, expensive gown. Con: ain't no way in hell I'm wearing a gown." The audience erupted in ch...
World's greatest guitarist Paco de Lucia dies at 66
2014-02-27 08:51:59 UTC
MADRID (AP) — Paco de Lucia, the world's greatest guitarist who dazzled audiences with his lightning-speed flamenco rhythms and finger work, has died in Mexico, Spanish officials said Wednesday. He was 66.
De Lucia suffered a heart attack while on vacation at the Caribbean beach resort of Play...
Oscar President: movie could help loosen white dominance
2014-02-23 05:33:13 UTC
As the deadline for voting in the Academy Awards approaches this week, Tinseltown's elite could yet make movie history. If British director Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave is named best picture, it will be the first time a black director's film has taken the top Oscar.
Cheryl Boone Isaacs, wh...