Kim Kardashian, Kanye West are engaged
2013-10-23 09:17:07 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Marriage is coming after the baby carriage for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
Kardashian's publicist, Ina Treciokas, confirmed Tuesday that the couple are engaged.
E! News first reported that West proposed to Kardashian Monday — her 33rd birthday — in front of family and fri...
Underwood will star on live TV in 'Sound of Music'
2013-10-23 08:53:46 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The end of the year looks busy for Carrie Underwood, and she couldn't be happier.
The six-time Grammy winning singer will host the Country Music Association Awards for the sixth time. You can see her every week singing the opening on Sunday Night Football. And for one night in ...
Kate Middleton Looks Amazing Three Months After Baby's Birth
2013-10-18 18:45:57 UTC
Kate Middleton is having a ball! On Friday, Oct. 18, three months after giving birth to Prince George, her first child with husband Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge attended a SportsAid Athlete Workshop at the Copper Box in London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where she showed off her i...
Julia Louis-Dreyfus: 'Discomfort is a very underrated feeling'
2013-10-18 09:20:41 UTC
The sweet, sixtysomething couple in pastel leisurewear are curious about the room next to theirs in this Santa Monica beachfront hotel. There have been a lot of comings and goings all day. "So much activity!" the woman chuckles to me while her husband approaches the studio publicist who is loiter...
Ben Foster cycles ahead on Lance Armstrong movie
2013-10-17 17:04:01 UTC
LONDON (AP) — American actor Ben Foster is cycling into the lead as Lance Armstrong in a new movie about the disgraced American cyclist.
Director Stephen Frears said filming started Wednesday on the untitled project, and Foster is already proving to be a champion in the saddle.
Muse gets unsettlingly close in new concert film
2013-10-17 17:01:20 UTC
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Muse frontman Matt Bellamy had to be more than just camera-ready for "Muse - Live at Rome Olympic Stadium." The British rock band's new concert film was shot in 4K, which meant a whole new level of detail.
"There's weird things like hair and stuff that you probably woul...
Tenor Andrea Bocelli to receive master's next week
2013-10-17 16:46:10 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Andrea Bocelli (an-DRAY'-ah boh-CHEL'-ee) will receive a graduate degree in Italy next week.
The 55-year-old tenor says he'll receive a master's degree in vocal performance from The Conservatory of Music, Giacomo Puccini in La Spezia, Italy, on Tuesday.
Bocelli will present ...
MasterChef Finalist Josh Marks Dies From Apparent Suicide
2013-10-15 19:37:35 UTC
Josh Marks, a contestant on the reality series MasterChef, was found dead of an apparent suicide on Friday night, TMZ reports. The aspiring chef had a gunshot wound to the head when he was found by Chicago police in an alley. The cops, who were able to retrieve the weapon, believe it was self-inf...
'Glee' episode says goodbye to Monteith, Finn
2013-10-10 02:09:15 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Other TV series have woven a cast member's death into an episode honoring them and their character. But "Glee" has an especially sensitive task.
The Fox series will pay tribute Thursday to Cory Monteith, who was found dead in a Canadian hotel room in July of an accidental al...
Oscar nominee "Metro Manila" wins over Philippines
2013-10-05 07:42:08 UTC
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Britain's nominee as Best Foreign Language Film for the Oscars features an all-Filipino cast and a story that traces the sacrifices and hopes of an impoverished family from the countryside that tries its luck in the dark and squalid ghettos of...
Halle Berry to star in CBS series next summer
2013-10-05 07:40:09 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says Halle Berry will star in a serialized drama coming to the network next summer.
The Oscar-winning actress will headline "Extant," a 13-episode thriller. Berry will play an astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her ex...
'Red October' novelist Tom Clancy dies at 66
2013-10-02 20:09:57 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — In 1985, a year after the Cold War thriller "The Hunt for Red October" came out, Tom Clancy was invited to lunch at the White House, where he was questioned by Navy Secretary John Lehman.
Who, the secretary wanted to know, gave Clancy access to all that secret material?
Rio de Janeiro dreams of (being) Hollywood
2013-09-30 06:28:17 UTC
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — For Mayor Eduardo Paes, it's not enough that Rio de Janeiro is both an Olympic and a World Cup host city. He's determined to turn Rio into a Woody Allen city, too, and has gone to extraordinary lengths to persuade the director to shoot a movie here, meeting with Allen's sist...
"Sons of Anarchy" Actor Dies; Suspected of Killing Landlady
2013-09-30 03:24:22 UTC
A 28-year-old man suspected of fatally beating his 81-year-old landlady in Los Feliz and then falling or jumping to his death was an actor who appeared in the hit TV show, “Sons of Anarchy,” police confirmed on Thursday.
Jonathan Kendrick Lewis died on Wednesday before 10:40 a.m. in the 3600 b...
Heidi Klum Prepares For Halloween
2013-09-29 23:48:26 UTC
Heidi Klum is known for her modeling career where she has hosted Project Runway as well as her entrepreneurial skills. However, the popular celebrity is also famously recognized for her knack of remembering and enjoying holidays.
As October 31st nears, Heidi Klum is getting ready for her annua...
Bridget Jones' fans horror at death of Mark Darcy
2013-09-29 23:36:12 UTC
Bridget Jones fans have taken to social networking to voice their horror at the news that author Helen Fielding has killed off Mark Darcy.
In extracts from her new book, Mad About The Boy, published in the Sunday Times magazine, Bridget reveals that Darcy - her husband and father to her two ch...
AEG lawyer to follow cinematic final argument
2013-09-25 05:52:29 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The long running trial of Katherine Jackson vs. AEG Live LLC took a cinematic turn during closing arguments as a lawyer for Michael Jackson's family escorted jurors on a Hollywood style tour of the superstar's life through the magic of video.
It was a challenging act for the...
Emmys score with viewers, but so do dramas
2013-09-24 23:49:51 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Television viewers tuned in to see TV stars celebrating each other but didn't ignore what else the medium had to offer.
The Nielsen company said that on the same night that "Breaking Bad" won an Emmy Award for best drama, the penultimate episode of that AMC series set a viewers...
Rogen, Goldberg to make R-rated animated film
2013-09-24 18:26:02 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Sony Pictures will make a raunchy, R-rated animated film written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg titled "Sausage Party."
The project was announced Tuesday by Sony, which is co-financing the film with Annapurna Pictures. Writing partners Rogen and Goldberg penned the script alon...
Ellen Pompeo: 'The Emmys felt so dated to me'
2013-09-24 00:29:33 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen Pompeo wasn't a fan of this year's Emmy Awards show.
The 43-year-old actress says she "was really disappointed" by Sunday's telecast.
"I didn't see any diversity in the Emmys at all. The Emmys felt so dated to me," she said in an interview Monday. "That dance number wa...
Tycoon plans $8 billion Chinese Hollywood
2013-09-23 10:22:18 UTC
QINGDAO, China (AP) — China's richest man plans to spend 50 billion yuan ($8.2 billion) to build the country's version of Hollywood in the northeastern city of Qingdao.
In a glitzy, star-studded red carpet event on Sunday, Wang Jianlin said his company, Dalian Wanda Group, will build a state o...
SHOW BITS: In a word, Twitter says Emmys weird
2013-09-23 08:41:43 UTC
Show Bits brings you the 65th annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.
TWITTER DUBS THE EMMYS WEIRD
With its big dance numbers, surprise winners and extended mont...
Hits and misses on the Emmys red carpet
2013-09-23 08:37:26 UTC
The public loves its Monday morning quarterbacking about a red-carpet hit, and, maybe more so, a miss. (Yes , Lena Dunham, we'll be talking about those oversized flowers on your dress.)
There are plenty of hits to mention from Sunday's Emmy Awards — Julia Louis-Dreyfus in a beautiful metallic-...
Emmy telecast wins biggest audience in 8 years
2013-09-24 20:33:06 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen Co. says Sunday's Emmy broadcast scored a one-third audience spike over last year.
Prelimary ratings figures indicate the 3-hour telecast on CBS averaged 17.6 million viewers, compared to 13.3 million viewers for last year's Emmy show on ABC.
It was the largest a...
Netflix, Kerry Washington could make Emmy history
2013-09-22 18:14:59 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Netflix's "House of Cards" vies with cable series "Breaking Bad" and "Mad Men" for best drama honors at the Emmy Awards, it will be a milestone in the coming-of-age of online entertainment.
The political thriller, the first online program to compete for the top trophy, ...