'Law & Order' veteran character actor Steven Hill dead at 94

Steven Hill, a versatile character actor in theater, films and television who achieved his greatest success late in life as grumpy District Attorney Adam Schiff on TV’s long-running “Law & Order,” died Tuesday. He was 94. He died Tuesday morning at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, his wife, Rachel, ...

It's true: SMAP to split up at year's end

Aug 14, 2016

It's true: SMAP to split up at year's end

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After a quarter-century run, the Japanese boy band SMAP has decided to call it quits on Dec. 31, its management agency said in a press release Sunday, shocking die-hard fans in Asia and around the world. Some of the members of the synchronized five-man ...

Cancer claims famed pianist Hiroko Nakamura, 72

Jul 29, 2016

Cancer claims famed pianist Hiroko Nakamura, 72

Noted Japanese pianist Hiroko Nakamura, a prizewinner at the prestigious International Chopin Piano Competition, died of bowel cancer at her Tokyo home Tuesday. She was 72. A native of Yamanashi Prefecture, Nakamura, whose real name was Hiroko Fukuda, was one of the first students ...

Aerosmith's Joe Perry collapses during concert

Jul 12, 2016

Aerosmith's Joe Perry collapses during concert

Aerosmith’s hard-rocking guitarist Joe Perry collapsed during a concert in New York but was said Monday to be recovering. Perry was performing Sunday night with his side project Hollywood Vampires, which features glam metal pioneer Alice Cooper on vocals and Hollywood star Johnny Depp ...