#OSCARSSOWHITE: Oscars' Film Academy pledges to diversify membership by 2020
2016-01-23 04:17:02 UTC
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, organizer of the Oscar awards, pledged on Friday to double its membership of women and minorities by 2020 through an ambitious affirmative action plan that includes stripping some older members of voting privileges.
The announcement came amid a ...
Oscars So White: Actors of Color Out of the Industry's Biggest Honors
2016-02-29 03:59:42 UTC
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Global Gathering — With one look at the 20 actors that were nominated for this year’s Oscars, it’s easy to wonder - where is the diversity in Hollywood? This is the second year in a...
Singer David Bowie dies after 18-month battle with cancer
2016-01-11 19:17:17 UTC
David Bowie died peacefully surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer.
'While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.'
His latest album Blackstar was released just last Friday, although Bowie h...
'The Revenant' and 'The Martian' take top Golden Globes
2016-01-11 06:37:10 UTC
Revenge drama "The Revenant" and space adventure "The Martian" took the top film awards at Sunday's Golden Globes, setting them up as formidable Oscar contenders after a night of surprises and stinging barbs from return host Ricky Gervais.
Pioneer-era tale "The Revenant" won three awards inclu...
Did Sean Penn interview help capture 'El Chapo'?
2016-01-11 04:27:27 UTC
Global Gathering — Recently recaptured drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman gave an interview to actor and director Sean Penn, according to an article written by Penn and published in Rolling Stone magazine on Saturday night.
Penn said that he traveled 14 hours from Los Angeles to a remo...
Aretha Franklin: "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman"
2015-12-31 08:11:14 UTC
Aretha Franklin performed at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors during the ceremony's tribute to Carole King, who co-wrote one of Franklin's signature songs, "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman." Franklin performed that 1967 single at the Kennedy Center Honors, which aired Tuesday night followin...
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' has record opening
2015-12-19 07:32:17 UTC
LOS ANGELES - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" hurtled toward $120 million at the U.S. and Canadian box office on Friday and a potential record-breaking $215 million through Sunday, giving the long-awaited movie a shot at the biggest opening weekend of all time.
The ticket sales figures from Wal...
The Republican TV Showdown - Trump vs. Cruz
2016-01-29 06:24:12 UTC
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz are set to square off Tuesday evening in the fifth and final debate of 2015.
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Les Miserables star Kyle Jean-Baptiste, one of Broadway's youngest treasures, dies at 21
2015-08-30 05:23:58 UTC
Kyle Jean-Baptiste, 21, fell from a fire escape after Friday evening's performance at the Imperial Theatre, said representative Marc Thibodeau.
Last month, Mr Jean-Baptiste made history performing the role of ex-convict Jean Valjean in the musical.
A statement described him as a remarkable youn...
If negotiators agree on the final details of a preliminary agreement, then this deal will be a historic step forward
2015-04-05 23:00:56 UTC
Why a Nuclear Agreement With Iran Is the Right Choice.
The full-page ad in this week’s Washington Post portraying President Obama as history’s favorite whipping boy, Neville Chamberlain, was wrong in nearly every one of its many strident particulars.
It was wrong in suggesting that a nucl...
Petition by Ashton Kutcher - Stop Gender Stereotyping: Provide Universally Accessible Changing Tables in All Your Stores
2015-04-02 17:40:08 UTC
After Ashton Kutcher's Facebook lament about the lack of diaper changing tables in men's restrooms went viral, the actor decided to make a more proactive move. Kutcher teamed up with Change.org to create a petition asking Target and Costco to "provide universally accessible changing tables in the...
Sinead O'Connor No Longer ''Emotionally Identifies'' With Her Biggest Hit
2015-03-18 03:51:33 UTC
Sinead O'Connor has apparently stopped caring that much about U since she recorded what became her signature hit.
The oft-tempestuous singer announced over the weekend that she is going to stop singing "Nothing Compares 2 U" live, giving her fans a heads-up via Facebook so that no one would get ...
The Obamas Are Taking Over Hollywood
2015-03-16 09:57:14 UTC
President Barack Obama appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday night, and earlier that afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama taped Monday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. While her husband read "mean tweets" for the late-night set, Michelle got people moving and grooving with Ellen DeGeneres...
New fashion museum exhibit documents Lauren Bacall
2015-03-14 07:38:06 UTC
New York (AP) – On stage, screen and magazine covers, Lauren Bacall was known as “The Look,” but in her regular life, the late icon described her style as “studied carelessness.”
Now, more than six months after her death, student curators at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology ha...
Obama to do Jimmy Kimmel Live
2015-03-10 16:26:50 UTC
President Obama hits the late night talk show circuit again this week, appearing Thursday on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Obama does the Kimmel gig during his end-of-the-week trip to California.
It's his second appearance on the Kimmel show, but his first as president. Obama also appeared on the prog...
Sean Penn is refusing to apologise for a controversial Oscars joke
2015-03-09 18:58:26 UTC
Sean Penn is refusing to apologise for a controversial Oscars joke in which he joked about Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s immigrant status.
While presenting his friend with the prize for best picture last month, the actor and leftwing activist asked: “Who gave this son of a bit...
Kendrick Lamar announces new album [Untitled], due March 23
2015-03-09 17:42:38 UTC
1. The link takes me to iTunes, but I don’t have iTunes on my computer.
2. I go on an Macbook, find the tweet again, click the link, and it says that it’s not available in the US.
3. I make a joke to my friend about it on gchat. He replies with a subordinate clause.
4. I reload the link ...
Lightning in a Bottle goes large for 10th anniversary festival
2015-03-09 17:20:02 UTC
Do LaB is aiming to out-do themselves again with the 10th anniversary of Lightning in a Bottle, setting up camp in California this Memorial Day Weekend, from May 21-25. The lineup is sure to please hippies and hipsters alike, with headliners such as Âme, Goldroom, Zion I, GRiZ, Polica, SOHN, Lee ...
Red Bull Music Academy NY 2015 presents PC Music, GHE20G0TH1K, Merzbow, Islam Chipsy & EEK, Tri Angle, and more
2015-03-09 17:12:05 UTC
Red Bull Music Academy is coming back to New York, and it means “business.” For the entire month of May, RBMA will put on an incredible series of performances, club nights, lectures, and workshops. In addition to a performance by FKA Twigs and conversations with La Monte Young, A$AP Rocky, and Ge...
Best Documentary Oscar for Snowden Film 'Citizenfour'
2015-02-23 08:06:57 UTC
Academy Awards: Citizenfour, A Laura Poitras’ film chronicling the living history of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's unprecedented heist of U.S. government secrets, won Hollywood’s highest accolade by snatching the Oscar for Best Documentary. An unusual feat for a movie so critical of U.S. pol...
Bob Dylan's MusiCares Person of Year speech
2015-02-08 17:46:57 UTC
When Bob Dylan took the stage on Friday night at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where he was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year at its annual dinner, the iconic singer/songwriter's "thank you" speech was a lengthy 40 minute-long message, during which he opened up about about his influenc...
George Clooney Says He’s “Marrying Up” With Fiancée Amal Alamuddin
2014-07-22 06:19:40 UTC
Sorry ladies, but George Clooney is gushing over his fiancée yet again.
In a new interview with Variety, the actor drops a huge compliment when briefly discussing his engagement to Amal Alamuddin.
"I'm marrying up," he proclaims with regard to his activist-lawyer-author bride-to-be.
The happy ...
James Garner dies aged 86
2014-07-20 21:18:03 UTC
The actor James Garner has died at the age of 86, Los Angeles police have confirmed.
Garner was best known for his primetime television roles as a wisecracking frontier gambler on Maverick and as an ex-con turned private eye on The Rockford Files.
He built a six-decade career playing rugged...
Texas actress, Shannon Richardson gets 18 years
2014-07-17 14:25:54 UTC
A minor actress from Texas was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison for sending ricin-tainted letters to President Obama, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and the head of his gun-control group.
Shannon Guess Richardson, 36, was also ordered to pay $367,000 restitution as part of a ...
Tommy Ramone, the last original Ramone, dies aged 62
2014-07-12 16:35:06 UTC
Tommy Ramone, the last remaining original member of the New York punk band Ramones, has died of cancer at the age of 62 at his home in the city.
The manager-turned-drummer, and then producer of the band, was a Hungarian immigrant, born Erdélyi Tamás in Budapest, who came to the US in 1957.