Wed, 18 Jul 2018 04:31:42 -0400
BBC to pay damages to Cliff Richard for televising police raid
British singer Cliff Richard won 210,000 pounds ($273,735) in damages on Wednesday after London's High Court ruled the BBC had breached his privacy by televising a raid on his house which he said damaged his reputation and left him feeling violated.
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 03:05:10 -0400
Cancer drug movie strikes nerve in China, becomes box-office hit
A low-budget Chinese movie about a leukemia patient who turns to smuggling cheaper cancer drugs from India has struck a chord with Internet users and even the country's leaders, spotlighting national anxieties about unaffordable hospital care.
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 19:27:18 -0400
'Saturday Night Live' pulled in China amid crackdown on content
China's version of U.S. broadcaster NBCUniversal's satire show "Saturday Night Live" (SNL) has temporarily been pulled from a domestic video site, amid a crackdown on content ranging from online blogs to livestreamed video.
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:17:22 -0400
TV streaming services overtake pay-TV in Britain: Ofcom
The number of Britons subscribing to TV services like Netflix, Amazon and Sky's NOW TV, has overtaken traditional satellite and cable TV for the first time, media regulator Ofcom said on Wednesday.
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:26:48 -0400
Kurt Cobain's daughter says time for U.S. to get over mental health taboo
Kurt Cobain's daughter said on Tuesday the United States should overcome its taboo about mental health and addiction almost a quarter of century after her rock star father took his own life.
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:21:04 -0400
Two Eds better than one: Two Ed Sheerans seen in Berlin but real Ed stays away
Fans of British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran could not believe their eyes when they came to the unveiling of his wax figure in Berlin's Madame Tussauds and saw him - or at least what they believed to be him - emerging from a limousine.
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:19:30 -0400
Boxer Mayweather, George Clooney lead world's highest paid entertainers
American boxer Floyd Mayweather was named the world's highest-paid entertainer on Monday on a list that saw actor George Clooney take the No. 2 spot with the highest annual pay of his career.
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 07:18:29 -0400
China big-budget fantasy epic pulled after box office flop
A Chinese blockbuster hopeful backed by Alibaba Pictures Group and with a reported budget of over $100 million, was abruptly pulled from cinemas after a lackluster opening weekend at the box office.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:22:21 -0400
'Mamma Mia!' sing-along returns with star-studded sequel premiere
Amid olive trees and plenty of ABBA tunes, the musical world of "Mamma Mia" took over a London theater on Monday for the film sequel's world premiere with Oscar winner Meryl Streep and pop diva Cher among the attendees.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:17:16 -0400
U.S. politician denounces as 'sick fraud' Baron Cohen TV guns prank
A Republican congressman filmed for Sacha Baron Cohen's satirical television series who appeared to back a fictitious scheme to train toddlers to use guns said on Monday that he was the victim of "a sick fraud."
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:34:25 -0400
Johnny Depp and ex-managers settle lawsuit over finances
"Pirates of the Caribbean" star Johnny Depp and his former business managers have settled dueling lawsuits over his business affairs, Depp's representatives said on Monday.
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 13:09:07 -0400
Cardi B crowns break-out year with leading 10 MTV VMA nominations
Rapper Cardi B earned a leading 10 nominations on Monday for the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), reflecting a break-out year that has seen her become one of the industry's most successful and sought-after performers.
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 11:01:18 -0400
Box Office: 'Skyscraper' Gets Rocky Start as 'Hotel Transylvania 3' Checks In at No. 1
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - It turns out Dwayne Johnson was no match for Dracula and company.
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 02:02:01 -0400
Hollywood star Will Smith brings down curtain on Russia World Cup
Hollywood actor and singer Will Smith performed the soccer World Cup's official song "Live It Up" in the tournament's closing ceremony in Moscow on Sunday.
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 17:37:17 -0400
U.S. lawmakers shown backing fake kindergarten gun scheme in Sacha Baron Cohen satire
In Sacha Baron Cohen's provocative new comedy show, American politicians are filmed backing a fictitious program to teach kindergartners how to use guns to defend themselves in school shootings.
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 15:59:57 -0400
Nancy Sinatra, first wife of star Frank Sinatra dies at 101
Nancy Sinatra, the first wife of the late, legendary singer and actor Frank Sinatra, died Friday at the age of 101, her daughter, also named Nancy Sinatra, said in an internet tweet.
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 06:35:14 -0400
Supermodel Kate Upton pregnant with first child
Supermodel and actress Kate Upton took to Instagram on Saturday to show off a new addition: her baby bump.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:58:45 -0400
Jamie Cullum brings new material to Montreux, takes a jab at Trump
British singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum mixed classics with new material at Montreux Jazz Festival, telling the crowd he was happy to be away from London during a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:33:07 -0400
McQueen thriller 'Widows' to open London Film Festival
British director Steve McQueen will open his first major feature since "12 Years a Slave" won an Oscar in 2013 when thriller "Widows" kicks off the BFI London Film Festival in October.
Scarlett Johansson quits transgender role after LGBT backlash
Scarlett Johansson on Friday pulled out of a movie in which she was cast to play a transgender character following a backlash from some members of the LGBT community who believed the part should have gone to a transgender actor.
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