Acclaimed film 'Selma' disappoints LBJ historian

The widely acclaimed movie “Selma” about the 1965 Civil Rights movement has disappointed at least one moviegoer: a leading historian of President Lyndon B. Johnson. The director of the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, which hosted a major civil rights summit this year that was headlined by four U.S. presidents, ...

Sony announces limited release for 'The Interview'

Dec 24, 2014

Sony announces limited release for 'The Interview'

Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Tuesday a limited theatrical release of “The Interview” beginning Thursday, putting back into the theaters the comedy that prompted an international incident with North Korea and outrage over its canceled release. Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton said Tuesday that Seth ...

Dec 21, 2014

Madonna releases songs early

Madonna on Saturday suddenly released six new songs months ahead of schedule, furious that early versions had leaked online in what she had described as “artistic rape.” The songs will appear on her first album in three years, “Rebel Heart,” which comes out in ...

Dec 17, 2014

Green Day, Reed, Starr, Jett enter rock hall

The punk trio Green Day, poet of the New York underground Lou Reed and “Lean on Me” singer Bill Withers will lead a new class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. The hall announced Tuesday that it will ...

Dec 16, 2014

Camille Cosby defends husband as 'kind, generous'

Bill Cosby’s wife rebutted sex assault allegations against her husband of a half-century on Monday, saying the man being accused by at least 15 women of drugging and having sex with them is “a man I do not know.” In a statement issued Monday, ...

Dec 16, 2014

'Yasukuni' director says 2007 film timelier than ever

With Angelina Jolie’s film “Unbroken” about Japan’s brutal treatment of prisoners during World War II being released this month, Chinese filmmaker Li Ying figures his 2007 anti-militarist documentary “Yasukuni” has only gained in relevance. The film, which had its British premiere last week, focuses ...

Miss South Africa crowned Miss World before billion viewers

Dec 15, 2014

Miss South Africa crowned Miss World before billion viewers

Miss South Africa, 22-year-old Rolene Strauss, was crowned Miss World 2014 at the pageant’s final in London on Sunday, with an estimated billion viewers watching on television around the globe. Miss Hungary, Edina Kulcsar, was the runner-up and Miss United States, Elizabeth Safrit, came ...