Back to the Future fashion: this season's big trend
2014-03-14 07:20:39 UTC
That the film Back to the Future is being cited as a key fashion inspiration this season, just shy of 29 years since it was released, will come as no surprise to any fans of the film or, indeed, of fashion. The fashion industry has always been fond of rehashing – sorry, I mean paying homage to – ...
'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...
Oscars: Ellen's funniest moments
2014-03-03 04:34:29 UTC
The funniest moment of the night so far was when Ellen asked Meryl Streep to tweet a selfie with her and other superstars joined in the fun, including Jennifer Lawrence, Jared Leto, Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Channing Tatum and Kevin Spacey took part in the selfie, ...
List of Oscar winners 2014
2014-03-03 05:30:29 UTC
List of winners at Sunday's 86th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Best Picture: "12 Years a Slave."
Actor: Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club."
Actress: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine."
Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyer...
Lupita Nyong'o wins Oscar for supporting actress
2014-03-03 05:27:56 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lupita Nyong'o has won the Academy Award for best supporting actress for her harrowing portrayal of a slave who's caught her sadistic master's eye in "12 Years a Slave."
It was the first Oscar nomination for the 31-year-old Nyong'o, and she won it for her film debut.
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 ...
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...
Actress linked to Hollande appears at movie awards
2014-03-01 09:15:08 UTC
PARIS (AP) — The actress whose secret tryst with French President Francois Hollande led to his separation from his long-time girlfriend on Friday made her first public appearance since the scandal broke, atttending France's presitigious movie awards in which she was a nominee — but left empty-han...
White House to host first student film festival
2014-02-28 09:17:29 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Who in Washington needs the Oscars when the White House is rolling out the red carpet for a film festival of its own?
Two days before attention shifts to Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, the White House will create a little buzz for America's future filmmakers...
Affleck casts spotlight on situation in Congo
2014-02-27 08:52:24 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Academy award-winner Ben Affleck understands that celebrity is a double-edged sword, helping him draw attention to the strife and suffering in the Congo while attracting skeptics dismissive of Hollywood stars and causes.
So the actor and director did a self-described tutorial...
Global Green party kicks off Oscar week
2014-02-27 08:52:11 UTC
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Global Green USA kicked off Oscar week with a worthy celebration dedicated to rebuilding communities subject to environmental degradation.
Actress Malin Akerman applauded the organization's "conscience" party for being the perfect way to jump-start the final days leadi...
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...
Officials: NY suspect had Hoffman's cell number
2014-02-06 06:13:05 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — At least one of four people arrested during an investigation of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's suspected fatal heroin overdose had the actor's cellphone number, two law enforcement officials said Wednesday.
Investigators zeroed in on the four after a tipster, responding to publ...
Kate Middleton Is Going To Be Pregnant With Second Child in 2014
2014-02-04 23:02:08 UTC
Kate Middleton had a huge year in 2013 and yet she is expected to be pregnant again shortly. In July she delivered her first child and a royal heir and rumor has it that as The Duchess of Cambridge celebrates her 32nd birthday today she is planning ahead for baby number two. Kate and Prince Willi...
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...
Oscar-winning actor Maximilian Schell dies at 83
2014-02-01 16:41:39 UTC
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian-born actor Maximilian Schell, a fugitive from Adolf Hitler who became a Hollywood favorite and won an Oscar for his role as a defense attorney in "Judgment at Nuremberg," has died. He was 83.
Schell's agent, Patricia Baumbauer, said Saturday he died overnight at a hospit...
Lady Gaga: ‘Life is art all the time’
2014-02-01 08:31:29 UTC
<h3>The pop star has worked with avant-garde artists for her latest album, Artpop. She speaks with Miranda Sawyer/BBC in an off-the-wall interview for The Culture Show</h3>
Lady Gaga ? sphinx-like on a makeshift throne ? is surrounded by mannequins draped in white material. She takes long (som...
From Downton to Sherlock: US TV’s British Invasion
2014-02-01 07:05:22 UTC
Downton Abbey is smashing records and Doctor Who is filling convention centres in America. Why is TV from the UK so popular across the pond? Ken Tucker/ BBC reports.
When the fourth series of Downton Abbey premiered in the US on 5 January to more than 10m viewers and a new ratings record, it w...
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...
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 ...
Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week
2014-01-22 10:03:55 UTC
Here are some key moments:
CHANEL'S COUTURE SPORTS CLUB
It was not your run-of-the-mill Paris sports club. It was Chanel haute couture.
At Karl Lagerfeld's dazzling "Cambon Club" show, he boldly mixed the couture designs associated with Coco Chanel's fashion empire at 31 rue Cambon, with...