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...
Is it ever acceptable to wear sunglasses indoors?
2014-08-01 17:30:24 UTC
It's sunglasses weather across much of the northern hemisphere, and yet wearing them indoors is likely to make you an object of ridicule. Why?
If you want people in a room instantly to judge you a colossal, thundering ninny, there's a very simple series of steps you can take.
Make sure you'...
Rachel McAdams: 'I was in awe of Lilo's talent
2014-07-22 06:19:48 UTC
It may have been 10 years since Mean Girls entered our hearts forever (can you believe it?!), but the movie continues to be a topic of discussion.
Such was the case when Allure magazine conducted an interview with their fresh-faced cover star for their August issue, Rachel McAdams, who played th...
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.
Kate Middleton and Prince William's Emotional moments at Wimbledon
2014-07-03 05:26:18 UTC
Stop whatever you are doing, and take a few moments right now to just revel in this glorious picture of Kate and William at Wimbledon. This image will no doubt be studied for decades to come, and will presumably be placed on stamps, splashed on billboards, and tattooed on bodies across the globe....
Soul legend Bobby Womack dies at 70
2014-06-28 06:43:04 UTC
Bobby Womack, who has died aged 70, was one of the great soul singers, who, in a professional career that lasted nearly six decades, worked closely with leading musicians ranging from Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett and Sly Stone to Damon Albarn and Gorillaz.
Yet for many years, he was ...
Casey Kasem dies at 82
2014-06-15 18:02:55 UTC
Casey Kasem poses after receiving the Radio Icon award during the 2003 Radio Music Awards in Las Vegas. Photograph: Eric Jamison/AP
Casey Kasem, the US radio personality with the distinctive voice who counted down the top pop music hits on a popular weekly show and also provided the voice of hip...
How Doctor Zhivago was saved
2014-06-13 08:18:54 UTC
US smuggled banned book to readers in Soviet Union after British spy managed to photograph Pasternak's original text.
British intelligence played a vital role in smuggling copies of Boris Pasternak's banned novel Doctor Zhivago to Soviet readers, with MI6 secretly passing the Russian manuscrip...
Chile's star on the rise: Ana Tijoux
2014-06-09 04:03:54 UTC
Chilean hip hop artist Ana Tijoux is winning fans at home and abroad with her Latin rhythms and socially engaged lyrics.
In the first episode of a new series showcasing Latin American musical talent, she performs Vengo. It is a song about indigenous pride, urging Chileans to celebrate their In...
Amal Rejected George Clooney, Twice
2014-06-05 07:16:47 UTC
Analyze all of George Clooney's exes and you'll be hard pressed to find a "type." From girl-next-door (who can throw down in a ring) Stacy Keibler to Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis, and Cocktail Waitress Sarah Larson, the only shared trait seemed to be" Beautiful. So what was missing? Why cou...
Art - or 'poor softcore porn'?
2014-05-25 18:25:42 UTC
A film inspired by the life of Dominique Strauss-Kahn has drawn harsh criticism for its graphic depiction of an orgy - and has been left out in the cold at the Cannes Film Festival.
“This guy was slam-dunk going to be the president of France, and now he’s sitting on Rikers Island accused of ra...
Very public private ceremony: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West officially tied the knot
2014-05-25 17:05:45 UTC
The ceremony was held in front of nearly 200 family member and friends in Florence, Italy, People reports. Details about the extravagant, multi-day celebration have been making headlines for weeks; this is a couple whose everyday lives are filmed for TV cameras, after all.
If this was indeed a p...
'The Voice' declares a Season 6 winner
2014-05-21 05:13:45 UTC
Josh Kaufman, 38, of Indianapolis triumphed in the viewer vote over two other singers who made it to the two-hour finale of the NBC singing competition: Christina Grimmie, 20, of Marlton, N.J., and Jake Worthington, 18, of La Porte, Texas. Worthington finished second.
Kaufman, a member of Team...
Caleb Johnson Wins 'American Idol' XIII
2014-05-22 05:31:21 UTC
Caleb Johnson auditioned for American Idol in two previous years and got cut both times. On Wednesday, the 23-year-old rocker from Asheville, N.C., won the show's 13th season, beating out 17-year-old Jena Irene for the title.
The season's two-hour finale opened with Johnson and Jena Irene toge...
Michael Jace charged in wife's shooting death
2014-05-21 04:16:30 UTC
Los Angeles - Michael Jace, who played a Los Angeles cop in TV's "The Shield," has been arrested in the fatal shooting of his wife, police said Tuesday.
Police found April Jace, 40, shot to death in her south Los Angeles home Monday night, Los Angeles Police Det. Lyman Doster said.
Charlize Theron Gets Emotional Talking About Her Relationship with Sean Penn
2014-05-20 05:40:28 UTC
While Charlize Theron is certainly Sean Penn's type — beautiful, blond, and artistic like his exes Madonna, Robin Wright, and Scarlett Johansson — news of their romance, which was first exposed during a New Year's island getaway, came as a surprise. It shouldn't have though; they've had a friends...
Actress Leila Hatami’s Cannes kiss sparks outrage in Iran
2014-05-20 05:10:35 UTC
<h3>Iranian actress Leila Hatami outraged authorities in her home country on Sunday after a photograph emerged of her kissing the director of the Cannes Film Festival, Gilles Jacob, on the cheek.</h3>Hatami, who rose to international fame in 2011 with the Academy-Award winning Iranian drama “A Se...