Spain princess testifies in historic fraud probe
2014-02-08 12:14:36 UTC
PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain (AP) — Spain's Princess Cristina headed into court Saturday to testify in a historic judicial hearing aimed at helping determine whether she and her husband illegally used company funds for personal expenses, including lavish parties at their modernist Barcelona mansion.
Hoffman's NYC funeral attracts Hollywood stars
2014-02-07 21:33:15 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Ethan Hawke, Brian Dennehey, Amy Adams and Ellen Burstyn were among the stars who paid their respects Friday at a private funeral for Philip Seymour Hoffman that combined sadness and humor to honor an actor widely considered among the best of his gene...
Hoffman among thousands of addiction victims
2014-02-04 12:47:43 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Philip Seymour Hoffman suffered from a chronic medical condition that required ongoing treatment. An admitted drug addict who first sought professional help more than two decades ago, Hoffman apparently succumbed to his illness with an overdose despite a return to rehab last Ma...
'Her,' 'Captain Phillips' win Writers Guild awards
2014-02-02 05:18:55 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spike Jonze's "Her" and Billy Ray's "Captain Phillips" have earned top screenplay honors from the Writers Guild of America.
Winning the prize for original screenplay on Saturday was "Her," Jonze's futuristic exploration of a man's relationship with his computer starring Joaq...
Dylan Farrow resurrects Allen molestation claim
2014-02-02 16:44:41 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Dylan Farrow renewed molestation allegations against Woody Allen, claiming the movie director sexually assaulted her when she was 7 after he and actress Mia Farrow adopted her.
In an open-letter to The New York Times posted online Saturday, Dylan Farrow made her first public co...
Daft Punk, Macklemore top left-of-center Grammys
2014-01-27 18:57:33 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammy Awards celebrated outcasts and outsiders, lionizing a couple of French robots, white rappers and a country gal espousing gay rights, and a Goth teenager who's clearly uncomfortable with the current themes in pop music.
Grammy Awards reach 28.5 million viewers
2014-01-27 18:58:26 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Awards are a hit with television viewers, with Nielsen reporting in its preliminary ratings that 28.5 million viewers tuned in to music's biggest night.
If the Nielsen Company's fast national rating holds up when a more complete report is issued later Monday, that wo...
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis win 4 Grammys Awards
2014-01-27 18:56:34 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are cleaning house at the Grammys.
The rap duo won best new artist at the Sunday awards show as well as best rap album for "The Heist," beating efforts from Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, Kanye West and Drake.
"Wow, we're here on the stage right now," said...
Madonna to perform at the Grammy Awards
2014-01-24 19:28:38 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's official: Madonna will perform at the Grammy Awards.
A Friday news release from The Recording Academy had no other details about the seven-time Grammy winner's appearance, however, which has been a rumor for some time.
Also added to the performance lineup are nominee...
Hathaway, 'Prada' assistant reunite for 'Song One'
2014-01-24 19:21:51 UTC
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — After working together on "The Devil Wears Prada," Anne Hathaway has reunited with first-time filmmaker Kate Barker-Froyland for her directorial debut "Song One."
Hathaway starred in the 2006 comedy "The Devil Wears Prada," which was directed by David Frankel. Barker-F...
Cyrus, Hudson to perform at Clive Davis gala
2014-01-24 07:36:29 UTC
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Miley Cyrus may have been snubbed by Grammy voters, but the "Wrecking Ball" singer will take center stage at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy gala.
In an interview Thursday Davis said Cyrus will perform at his annual party, as will four-time Grammy nominee Lorde.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis hit warm up for Grammys
2014-01-24 07:34:00 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were a little-known rap duo from Seattle with an album that sold beyond modest expectations a year ago.
As 2014 opens, Macklemore and Lewis are the focal point of the Grammy Awards — and few are more surprised than them.
"I never thought I'd be at ...
Justin Bieber's arrest latest sign of trouble
2014-01-24 07:26:57 UTC
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — When he debuted five years ago, Justin Bieber was a mop-haired heartthrob, clean cut and charming. But a series of troubling incidents have put his innocent image at risk, and none more so than his arrest on DUI charges Thursday.
Police say they arrested a bleary-eyed ...
Rita Moreno honored for lifetime achievement
2014-01-19 10:10:31 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rita Moreno did a little of everything in accepting the lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild. She sang, she danced, she dropped the F-bomb.
The 82-year-old entertainer was clearly delighted with being singled out at the SAG Awards on Saturday night. The cr...
With SAG win, 'Hustle' has Oscar look of 'Argo'
2014-01-19 10:05:20 UTC
Hollywood loves a sequel, and this awards season is shaping up to be one.
Just as "Argo" emerged as the unlikely victor over "Lincoln" last year, another 1970s-set crowd-pleaser is turning into the Academy Awards favorite over a solemn historical epic about slavery.
David O. Russell's "Amer...
Lithgow, Molina show longtime love at Sundance
2014-01-19 09:54:53 UTC
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — John Lithgow and Alfred Molina fell in love while making the film "Love is Strange."
The veteran actors play a couple who marry after 39 years together in the Ira Sachs film that premiered Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival.
Once wed, one of the men loses his job ...
List of 86th annual Academy Award nominations
2014-01-16 17:30:49 UTC
Complete list of 86th Annual Academy Award nominations announced Thursday:
1. Best Picture: "American Hustle," ''Captain Phillips," ''Dallas Buyers Club," ''Gravity," ''Her," ''Nebraska," ''Philomena," ''12 Years a Slave," ''The Wolf of Wall Street."
2. Actor: Christian Bale, "American Hust...
'Hustle,' 'Gravity' lead Oscars with 10 nods each
2014-03-02 08:18:32 UTC
The Academy Awards appear to be the three-horse race many expected they would be, with "Gravity," ''American Hustle" and "12 Years a Slave" all receiving a heap of nominations in an Oscar field that blends otherworldly endurance with glamorous escapism.
The nominations for the 86th Academy Awa...
Kristen Stewart 'terrified' to film 'Equals'
2014-01-14 18:14:53 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kristen Stewart has signed on to play the lead in "Like Crazy" director Drake Doremus' futuristic love story "Equals," and it's making her a nervous wreck.
"I can't believe I agreed to do it," said the "Twilight" actress about her upcoming role in the sci-fi drama, which als...
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr to perform at Grammys
2014-01-14 18:12:30 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammys weekend is shaping up to be a Beatles weekend.
The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will perform at the Jan. 26 awards show in Los Angeles. The Beatles will be honored at the Academy's Special Merits Awards the day before, and ...
'Romeo and Juliet' with Bloom becomes a V-Day film
2014-01-14 08:02:40 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — This Valentine's Day, why not offer your loved one a timeless Broadway romance — without ever leaving your neighborhood?
Content provider Screenvision and the new company BroadwayHD teamed up to record the recent Orlando Bloom-led production of "Romeo and Juliet" and broadcast ...
'Hustle' leads Globes, '12 Years' takes best drama
2014-01-13 08:20:56 UTC
Amy Poehler made out with Bono, Tina Fey mocked George Clooney's taste in women and Matt Damon emerged, bizarrely, as the night's recurring gag.
But at the end of a madcap Golden Globes (Fey toasted it as "the beautiful mess we hoped it would be"), the major honors soberly ended up with the fa...
International directors gather for Globes panel
2014-01-12 10:18:42 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Golden Globe Awards are put on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — a group of journalists who cover movies for international publications — so it's fitting to pay special tribute to international filmmakers.
The HFPA did that Saturday at its 11th annual Foreign ...
Charlize Theron and Sean Penn Kiss and Cuddle at Help Haiti Home Benefit
2014-01-12 10:12:17 UTC
Charlize Theron and Sean Penn aren't shy about packing on the PDA.
Although the Oscar winners have stayed mum about the nature of their relationship, they were quite comfortable showing their affection for each other at Penn's Help Haiti Home gala Saturday night at the Montage hotel in Beverly H...
Hanks, Blanchett, Scorsese among BAFTA guests
2014-01-12 10:01:15 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Hanks, Martin Scorsese, Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Aaron Paul celebrated their Golden Globe Award nominations over cucumber sandwiches and scones with cream.
The nominees were among the guests of honor at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' annual ...