Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight in deadly hit-and-run, media say

Notorious rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was involved in a hit-and-run in Los Angeles on Thursday that left one man dead and another person in the hospital, U.S. media reported. The co-founder of Death Row Records ran over two bystanders as he tried to flee a fight on a film ...

Bob Dylan, 'wise' at 73, gives album free to seniors

Jan 24, 2015

Bob Dylan, 'wise' at 73, gives album free to seniors

Bob Dylan is giving away his latest album for free to select seniors as the 73-year-old rock legend says he is at peace with getting older. Dylan’s 36th studio album, “Shadows in the Night,” which interprets songs by Frank Sinatra, will be mailed at ...

Tiny and gargantuan Hina dolls displayed in Tokyo

Jan 23, 2015

Tiny and gargantuan Hina dolls displayed in Tokyo

An annual exhibition of antique Hina dolls began Friday at Tokyo’s Hyakudan Kaidan exhibition hall, bringing together about 500 specimens, including those believed to be the largest and smallest of the vintage dolls depicting the Imperial court. The sixth such exhibition at Hyakudan Kaidan, ...

Jan 22, 2015

Israeli arrested over Madonna song leak

An Israeli man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of hacking Madonna’s computer and selling the pop icon’s songs online, a private investigator involved in the case said. Israeli police confirmed they had detained a man suspected of stealing the work of a number ...

Sony's 'The Interview' surpasses $40 million in digital sales

Jan 21, 2015

Sony's 'The Interview' surpasses $40 million in digital sales

“The Interview,” the Sony Pictures comedy believed to have triggered a cyberattack on the studio, has racked up over $40 million in sales from 5.8 million digital downloads, the studio said on Tuesday. Michael Lynton, chief executive of Sony Corp.’s entertainment arm, called the ...

Jan 21, 2015

James Patterson to launch explosive 'Private Vegas'

James Patterson, already among the world’s best-selling authors, plans to shake up the publishing industry with the launch of his new novel, “Private Vegas,” which will self-destruct within 24 hours. A deep-pocketed fan willing to spend $294,038 will be flown to an undisclosed location ...

Miss Lebanon in hot water after selfie with Miss Israel

Jan 19, 2015

Miss Lebanon in hot water after selfie with Miss Israel

Miss Universe contestants are keen to proclaim their desire for world peace, but this year’s Miss Lebanon has declared war after claiming Miss Israel muscled in uninvited during a group “selfie.” Saly Greige took to her Facebook page to declare that Israel’s Doron Matalon ...

Jan 18, 2015

Oi! Asian skinheads gather for antiracism event in Malaysian capital

Asian “skinheads” converged on Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, over the weekend for two days of full-throated live music performances — but with a message far different from that often associated with their Western cousins. Sporting shaven heads, tattoo-covered torsos and leather boots, the roughly ...