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 ...
Seth MacFarlane brings his love of science to TV
2014-01-14 07:57:32 UTC
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Stewie likes science.
Seth MacFarlane, creator of "Family Guy" and voice of Stewie on the animated Fox show, is bringing his love of space exploration to television. He's the executive producer of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," a 13-part series that will debut March 9 o...
Producers: 'American Idol' making changes
2014-01-14 07:54:34 UTC
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The producers of "American Idol" said Monday that the show's new season will include changes to freshen it, including expanded song choices for contestants.
After tending toward a fair amount of golden oldies, the show's song list will add more current tunes that the yo...
'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 ...
Bullock top winner at People's Choice Awards
2014-01-09 10:41:36 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winners of the 40th annual People's Choice Awards:
Movie: "Iron Man 3"
Movie actor: Johnny Depp
Movie actress: Sandra Bullock
Movie duo: Sandra Bullock and George Glooney, "Gravity"
Action movie: "Iron Man 3"
Action movie star: Robert Downey Jr.
Hudson: The emotional highlight at People's Choice
2014-01-09 10:29:23 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Hudson held back tears when she accepted the favorite humanitarian award at the 2014 People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night.
Accompanied on stage by her sister Julia Hudson, the Oscar-winning actress became choked up as she said, "My mother always taught us witho...
Downton Abbey season four: as beautifully British & baffling as ever
2014-01-06 12:01:44 UTC
<h3>Spoiler alert: This blog is for people watching Downton Abbey season four. Do not read on if you have not seen episode one.</h3>
After three breathless seasons, any American with an enduring taste for Downton Abbey will get what they deserve in round four. That sounds bad but it is meant t...
Disney's 'Frozen' freezes out 'Paranormal' spinoff
2014-01-05 21:15:42 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — On a wintry weekend, Disney's "Frozen" retook the box-office top spot with $20.7 million, freezing out the horror spinoff "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones."
Paramount's "The Marked Ones" debuted in second place with $18.2 million, a total that includes Thursday night scree...
Phil Everly dies at 74; half of vocal duo the Everly Brothers
2014-01-06 07:55:52 UTC
<h3>The Everlys charted nearly three dozen hits in the late '50s and early '60s, among them 'Bye Bye Love' and 'When Will I Be Loved.' Their harmonies influenced the Beatles and Beach Boys.</h3>
Phil Everly, who with his brother, Don, made up the most revered vocal duo of the rock-music era, the...
'Big Bang Theory' star Kaley Cuoco gets married
2014-01-01 23:18:31 UTC
SANTA SUSANA, Calif. (AP) — "The Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco (KAY-lee KWOH-koh) is starting off 2014 as a Mrs.
Cuoco's representative, Melissa Kates, says the actress wed tennis pro Ryan Sweeting in a New Year's Eve ceremony at a ranch in Santa Susana, Calif.
Afterward, the 28-year-ol...
NASA responds to Beyonce's Challenger sample use
2013-12-31 23:55:28 UTC
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — NASA officials say the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger accident "should never be trivialized" in response to a new song from Beyonce that features an audio sample recorded just after tragedy struck.
The space agency issued a statement late Tuesday after the pop star began...
Vegas' New Year's Eve about big names, big bashes
2013-12-31 09:59:39 UTC
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sin City is set to ring in 2014 with big-name concerts, celebrity-hosted parties and an eight-minute rooftop fireworks display billed as the nation's largest.
John Legend is performing at Haze nightclub at Aria, Ne-Yo is welcoming the new year at Pure nightclub at Caesars Pala...
Italian distributor apologizes for "Slave" posters
2013-12-30 20:52:02 UTC
MILAN (AP) — The Italian distributor of the film "12 Years A Slave" has apologized for promotional posters attacked as racist for featuring Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender, despite their relatively minor roles, and not the film's star, Chiwetel Ejiofor.
BIM Distribuzione said in a statement M...
How Hollywood fell for the 'big lie'
2014-01-10 06:30:15 UTC
When violence erupted two weeks ago in the world's youngest country, one of the first voices to speak out, before the US president or the head of the United Nations, was that of the Hollywood actor George Clooney. There was nothing particularly objectionable about his counsel, which in any case w...
Balloting begins! Oscar nominations voting starts
2013-12-28 07:49:28 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar voters, start your ballots.
Voting begins Friday for 2014's Academy Awards nominees. Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are invited to cast secret ballots for their favorite film work from the past year until Jan. 8, 2014.
The academy is offe...
Hollywood poised for best-ever box-office year
2013-12-28 07:44:14 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite a string of summertime flops, Hollywood is expected to have a banner year at the domestic box office, coming in just shy of $11 billion, the largest annual take ever. But because of higher ticket prices, actual attendance at North American theaters remained flat after a...
Carlos Santana Reunites With Homeless Bandmate
2020-03-30 02:55:06 UTC
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A news reporter for a San Francisco television station has reunited rock guitarist Carolos Santana with a former bandmate he hadn't seen in decades and who now lives on the streets of Oakland.
Reporter Stanley Roberts ran into percussionist Marcus "The Magnificent" Malon...