Entertainment

  • Lord Infamous, rapper with Three 6 Mafia, has died
    -diaalnews-entertainment 2013-12-22 22:31:08 UTC
    Groundbreaking rapper Ricky Dunigan, who rhymed under the name Lord Infamous, passed away on Friday night at his mother’s home in Memphis. He was 40 years old. The cause of death is currently unknown. Dunigan helped form the Memphis-based rap collective Three 6 Mafia in 1991 alongside DJ Paul ...

  • Steven Van Zandt is sad Mandela will miss concert
    Vanzandt2new_2507249b 2013-12-20 05:45:48 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Van Zandt says his first thought when he heard Nelson Mandela had died "was a selfish one." Van Zandt, guitarist in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, said he'd hoped Mandela would be able to attend one of the band's South African shows next month. He said the trip wi...

  • Portrait of Farrah Fawcett belongs to Ryan O'Neal
    Ap_fawcett_warhol_dispute_3_sr_131219_16x9_992 2013-12-20 05:36:36 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For most of the last 33 years, an Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett has hung in the home of her longtime lover, Ryan O'Neal, and a jury's verdict Thursday ensures that is where it will stay. For nearly a month, O'Neal has been in a courtroom as lawyers for the Universit...

  • 'The Voice' season 6: Shakira, Usher to return in 2014
    Diaalnews-entertainment 2013-12-18 07:57:26 UTC
    As speculated, Shakira and Usher will return as coaches on the NBC show "The Voice" for season 6 in spring 2014, once again replacing veteran stars Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green, the network confirmed on Tuesday, Dec. 17. The new season, with Shakira, Usher and veteran coaches Adam Levine...

  • 'Downton Abbeys don't grow on trees' : NBCU's Michael Edelstein
    Downton_abbey-diaalnews-entertainment 2013-12-18 07:57:10 UTC
    Downton Abbey may seem a quintessentially English drama, yet it ultimately belongs to a US media giant. Carnival, the UK producer of Downton, Whitechapel and Dracula, is owned by NBC Universal (itself a subsidiary of US cable company Comcast), which also owns Made in Chelsea creators Monkey and o...

  • Homeland: Pedding the worst lies about US foreign policy
    Homeland-diaalnews.com 2013-12-17 08:39:14 UTC
    Suspension of disbelief is standard in Hollywood. But Homeland Season 3 makes unrealistic international relations an art form. In one of the more famous moments in the Showtime thriller, Homeland, Saul Berenson – a man who looks like he should be teaching ethnomusicology to doe-eyed liberal ar...

  • 'Lawrence of Arabia' star Peter O'Toole dead at 81
    Lorence_of_arabiadiaalnews-entertainment 2013-12-16 00:38:23 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Known on the one hand for his starring role in "Lawrence of Arabia," leading tribesmen in daring attacks across the desert wastes, and on the other for his headlong charges into drunken debauchery, Peter O'Toole was one of the most magnetic, charismatic and fun figures in British ac...

  • Beyonce sells 617,000 albums in 3 days on iTunes
    Diaalnews.com- 2013-12-16 23:53:14 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce's surprise album has sold surprisingly well: Her fifth solo effort sold more than 600,000 units in its first three days, setting a record for first-week domestic digital sales. Beyonce's self-titled album was released early Friday morning exclusively on iTunes unbeknown...

  • Bruno Mars is Billboard's top artist of 2013
    Diaalnews-entertainment 2013-12-13 19:40:06 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Miley Cyrus twerked her way to the top of the charts and Justin Timberlake returned to music after a seven-year hiatus, but another artist owned music in 2013: Bruno Mars. Billboard announced Friday that the pop crooner is the year's top overall artist. "It's flattering. It'...

  • Judge finalizes divorce of Jack White, Karen Elson
    Judge_finalizes_divorce_of_jack_white__karen_elson-diaalnews.com 2013-12-13 19:35:21 UTC
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville judge has finalized the divorce between Jack White and British model and singer Karen Elson. Court records show the final divorce agreement was signed by a judge on Nov. 26. The agreement names Elson as the primary residential parent for the couple's two chi...

  • '12 Years a Slave' tops SAG Awards with 4 noms
    12_years_a_slave-diaalnews-entertainment 2013-12-12 08:17:49 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve McQueen's historic saga "12 Years a Slave" topped the nominations list for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Wednesday, cementing it as a solid Academy Awards prospect with four nominations. John Wells' dysfunctional family adaptation "August: Osage County," w...

  • Van Dyke and Andrews Celebrate Mary Poppins
    Mary_poppins-diaalnews-entertainment 2013-12-10 19:08:32 UTC
    Los Angeles - After earlier premieres at the London Film Festival in October and the AFI Film Fest at the Chinese Theatre in November where the original Mary Poppins premiered in 1964, Saving Mr. Banks, Walt Disney Studio’s big awards contender, finally had its official Los Angeles premiere on a ...

  • 'Gravity,' 'Her' tie for LA Film Critics top honor
    Sandra-diaalnews.com 2013-12-09 00:38:05 UTC
    The Los Angeles Film Critics Association split between the space odyssey "Gravity" and the futuristic romance "Her," lending no more certainty to an awards season that's so far been full of contenders. The two films shared best picture in the awards announced Sunday by the L.A. critics, but "G...

  • Paris Hilton's brother assaulted at Miami party
    39a0843a4bf65c29450f6a7067004284 2013-12-09 00:25:08 UTC
    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say the brother of socialite Paris Hilton was assaulted at a Miami Beach party. A police report says 24-year-old Barron Hilton told authorities a man struck him in the face after the two had an argument at a party Friday in a Miami Beach home. Hilton suffer...

  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis get Grammy respect
    Grammy-diaalnews-entertainment 2013-12-08 01:57:30 UTC
    A song about the joy of thrift shops put Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on the charts, but it's their musical attack on homophobia that's earning Grammy nominations. When the Recording Academy revealed nominations for the 56th Grammy Awards Friday night, the hip-hop duo was named in seven categories, i...

  • Shelton, Bryan returning as hosts of ACM Awards
    Luke_bryan-blake_shelton-diaalnews-entertainment 2013-12-02 19:00:34 UTC
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan are returning as hosts of the next year's Academy of Country Music Awards. The country music stars teamed up last year and things went so well they're coming back for the April 6 awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The academy also announc...

  • Rush Limbaugh: Pope is preaching 'pure Marxism'
    Here_is_why_rush_limbaugh_was_most_important_individual_media_figure_in_u.s. 2013-12-02 18:33:28 UTC
    (CNN) – Pope Francis: Successor to St. Peter ... the people's pontiff ... Marxist? That's what conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh suggests, calling the Pope's latest document "pure Marxism." Limbaugh blasted the pontiff on Wednesday, a day after Francis released "Evangelii Gau...

  • Speed a factor in crash that killed action star Paul Walker
    Paul-walker-wallpaper-paul-walker-25715716-1024-768 2013-12-02 09:02:13 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans of "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker erected a makeshift memorial near the site of his fatal automobile crash, as investigators worked to determine the cause of the fiery weekend wreck that also claimed the life of his friend. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department...

  • Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher finalize divorce
    Diaalnews-entertainment 2013-11-28 07:24:35 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are officially divorced. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon finalized the couple's split on Tuesday, roughly a year after Kutcher sought to end the couple's marriage. Moore and Kutcher were married in September 2005 and the actress...

  • Alec Baldwin blames gay activists for US show being pulled
    Bildschirmfoto_2012-05-07_um_15.53.05 2013-11-27 06:28:08 UTC
    Actor, who reportedly called photographer a 'cocksucking fag', acknowledged he had to take some responsibility. The actor Alec Baldwin has blamed "the fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy" for the decision by MSNBC, the US cable news channel, to cancel his weekly show after he used offensive la...

  • Marine Vacth: 'Nudity is a costume too'
    Marine-vacth 2013-11-25 07:29:03 UTC
    The English title of the film that launches Marine Vacth as a screen star is Young & Beautiful, which is undeniably an accurate description of the Paris-born model turned actor. But the original French Jeune & jolie, a knowing nod to a now-defunct young women's magazine, simply means "young and p...

  • Sutton Foster to return to Broadway in 'Violet'
    A6cb1cc79bfc0f27440f6a706700eca8 2013-11-25 06:59:27 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — One of Broadway's biggest stars is coming back: Sutton Foster. The Roundabout Theatre Company said Monday that the two-time Tony Award winner will star in the musical "Violet" directed by Leigh Silverman. Previews begin in March with an opening slated for April 20 at the Americ...

  • Taylor Swift wins AMA artist of the year
    Taylor_swift_sending_money_to_fans 2013-11-25 06:45:26 UTC
    Taylor Swift's fans have done it again, voting her the American Music Awards artist of the year for a third time. Swift won Sunday night's top honor, giving her a leading four trophies as fans celebrated the women of pop music. Swift didn't perform, but she was a constant presence on stage ...

  • Kim K. fights back against cosmetic surgery rumors
    Diaalnews.com 2013-11-23 23:52:05 UTC
    Rumors about Kim Kardashian going under the knife have been revived once again. Now that the 33-year-old is back in the spotlight and unafraid to show just how much she's slimmed down since delivering her daughter North in June, a report in Life & Style magazine has claimed that Kardashian had...

  • BBC plans birthday bash as 'Doctor Who' turns 50
    Doctor__who-diaalnews-entertainment 2013-11-21 19:39:00 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — "Doctor Who" is turning 50. So what do you get a time-traveling, galaxy-hopping hero who has everything? Plenty of new time and space on the airwaves. The BBC is throwing a broadcasting blowout for the sci-fi show, which began with little fanfare and few expectations on Nov. 2...