'Days of Our Lives' bad guy Joseph Mascolo dies at 87

Joseph Mascolo, who played bad guy Stefano DiMera on NBC’s daytime serial “Days of Our Lives,” has died. He was 87. Mascolo, who had Alzheimer’s disease for a number of years, died Wednesday, according to a statement released by NBC on behalf of his wife, Patricia Schultz-Mascolo. Although he was ...

Brad Pitt's bid to have custody filings sealed rejected

Dec 8, 2016

Brad Pitt's bid to have custody filings sealed rejected

A judge on Wednesday rejected Brad Pitt’s request to seal details about custody arrangements in his divorce from Angelina Jolie Pitt. Los Angeles Superior Court Richard J. Burdge Jr. denied Pitt’s request in a brief written order that states the filing did not meet ...

Dec 7, 2016

Ryuichi Sakamoto's 'Revenant' soundtrack nominated for Grammy

Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto’s soundtrack for the movie “The Revenant” is among the works nominated for the 59th Grammy Awards, according to a list released Tuesday. The awards given out by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences are considered the top honors ...

'Brady Bunch' mother Florence Henderson dies at 82

Nov 25, 2016

'Brady Bunch' mother Florence Henderson dies at 82

Florence Henderson, the wholesome actress who went from Broadway star to television icon when she became Carol Brady, the ever-cheerful matriarch of “The Brady Bunch,” has died, her manager and her publicist said. She was 82. Henderson died Thursday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center ...

SMAP set to skip year-end 'Kohaku'

Nov 24, 2016

SMAP set to skip year-end 'Kohaku'

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NHK announced the lineup Thursday for the 67th edition of its annual “Kohaku” year-end music contest, but the country’s top boy band SMAP was not on the list. The five-member group, comprised Masahiro Nakai, Takuya Kimura, Goro Inagaki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi and Shingo Katori, announced ...

Nov 17, 2016

Monet painting fetches record $81.4 million

A painting from Claude Monet’s acclaimed “Grainstack” series fetched $81.4 million at Christie’s New York auction of impressionist and modern art. Wednesday evening’s sale set a new auction record for the artist. The previous auction record for a Monet was $80.4 million set in ...

De Kooning painting sells for record $66.3 million

Nov 16, 2016

De Kooning painting sells for record $66.3 million

Willem de Kooning’s “Untitled XXV” was sold late Tuesday at Christie’s in New York for $66.3 million, a record for a work by the abstract artist and for post-war contemporary art. The imposing work, which measures 7 by 6.5 feet (2 by 2.2 meters), ...