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George Lucas's film empire tops Forbes list of richest U.S. celebrities

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 1:12pm
Filmmaker George Lucas's "Star Wars" empire - the movie franchise, not Darth Vader's fictional galactic government - planted him firmly atop Forbes magazine's third annual ranking of the wealthiest U.S. celebrities which was released on Tuesday.

Penny Marshall, 'Big' director and TV's 'Laverne,' dead at 75

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 1:11pm
Penny Marshall, who played an endearingly graceless character with a thick Bronx accent in U.S. television's "Laverne & Shirley" before becoming a pioneering film director with hits including "Big" and "A League of Their Own," has died at 75, her publicist said on Tuesday.

Steve Carell tells tale of hope from trauma in 'Welcome to Marwen'

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 8:11am
Actor Steve Carell takes on the real-life story of a man recovering from a brutal attack in his latest Hollywood offering "Welcome to Marwen", as he uses art as a form of therapy.

CBS fires CEO Leslie Moonves and denies $120 million severance

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 5:13pm
CBS Corp said on Monday it has fired Leslie Moonves for cause and has denied a $120 million severance package as it girds for a likely legal battle with its former chief executive who has been accused of sexual harassment and assault that allegedly took place before and after he joined the company.

CBS denies former CEO Leslie Moonves $120 million severance

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 4:32pm
CBS Corp said on Monday it will not pay Leslie Moonves a $120 million severance package as it girds for a likely legal battle with its former chief executive who has been accused of sexual harassment and assault that allegedly took place before and after he joined the company.

Jeff Bridges to receive lifetime achievement honor at Golden Globes

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 2:44pm
Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges will receive a lifetime achievement award at January's Golden Globes ceremony for his wide range of work, from Western "True Grit" to comedy "The Big Lebowski," the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said on Monday.

Emily Blunt's terrifying moment as the new Mary Poppins

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 9:05am
She takes on a beloved movie character and dances with penguins, but what really terrified British actress Emily Blunt was descending slowly from the clouds as the new Mary Poppins.

Metal or mariachi? Metalachi offers best of both music worlds

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 7:09am
Decked out in skin-tight leopard print spandex, his eyelids smeared with black make-up, singer Vega de la Rockha roars into a sea of raised "devil horn" hand gestures - the appreciation symbol of heavy metal music.

Two of a kind: China's first pet cloning service duplicates star pooch

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 4:42am
Juice is a one-foot tall canine wonder who has starred in dozens of Chinese film and television productions.

From toys to socks, celebrities share their best and worst Christmas gifts

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 4:31am
Still wondering what to get loved ones this Christmas? Perhaps some celebrity pointers might help.

Australian actress accuses Geoffrey Rush of inappropriate behavior

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 3:31am
A female star of hit television show Orange is the New Black leveled misconduct allegations against actor Geoffrey Rush, the second Australian actress to accuse the Oscar winner of behaving inappropriately during an Australian theater production.

Philippines wins fourth Miss Universe crown

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 11:33pm
Catriona Gray from the Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on Monday, the fourth time the Southeast Asian country has won the international beauty pageant.

Philip Colbert updates pop art for the digital age in new show

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 6:43pm
Artist and designer Philip Colbert, whose surrealist clothes have been worn by Lady Gaga and Rita Ora, brings pop art back to British painting with a new show that comments on consumerist culture, climate change and our appetite for social media.

Box Office: 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Swings to $35 Million Debut, 'Mortal Engines' Sputters

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 10:13am
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" is the new box office king, collecting a solid $35.4 million during its first three days of release.

Anti-harassment groups share $20 million CBS handout after Moonves exit

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 5:05pm
CBS Corp on Friday named the Time's Up anti-sexual harassment group and 17 other organizations that will share a $20 million donation stemming from the exit of its chief executive Les Moonves following allegations of sexual misconduct.

'The Favourite' corset dresses go on display at Kensington Palace

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:26pm
A selection of costumes worn by the cast of period film "The Favourite" went on display at London's Kensington Palace on Friday, in the same rooms where the royal characters the movie is based on once walked.

French TV station apologizes after Bob Marley song gaffe

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 9:19am
French 24-hour news channel BFM TV has apologized for playing the song "I Shot the Sheriff" after police shot dead Cherif Chekkat, the suspect behind an attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg that killed four people.

Spain's prosecutor accuses singer Shakira of tax fraud

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 8:04am
Spain's public prosecutor has filed an accusation of tax fraud against Colombian singer Shakira, the prosecutor's spokesman said.

Grammy Award-winning singer Nancy Wilson dies at 81

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 3:01am
Grammy award-winning singer Nancy Wilson, whose hits ranged from R&B to jazz and funk, died at her California home at age 81 on Thursday after a long illness, her publicist said.

Grammy Award winning jazz singer Nancy Wilson dies at 81

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 1:58am
Grammy award winning singer Nancy Wilson, 81, died peacefully at her California home Thursday after a long illness, her longtime publicist said.