Coppola, Kidman put Cannes spotlight on gender imbalance

The imagery was stark, if inevitable: 12 Palme d’Or winners, one of them female. When the Cannes Film Festival celebrated its 70th anniversary on Tuesday, it assembled luminaries from across cinema as well as many of the recent winners of its top prize. Jane Campion was the only woman director ...

Trump can't stop climate movement, Gore says in Cannes

May 23, 2017

Trump can't stop climate movement, Gore says in Cannes

Donald Trump cannot stop the climate movement despite the president’s efforts to roll back environmental protections, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said Monday. Gore painted a hopeful picture for environmentalists at the Cannes Film Festival, claiming that new U.S. state regulations and clean-energy ...

Jimmy Kimmel to return as next year's Oscars host

May 17, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel to return as next year's Oscars host

Late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Oscars, the Academy said Tuesday, as the glitzy annual show moves on from the biggest mix-up in its history. The 49-year-old comedian will be reunited with producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd for ...

New Miss USA helps regulate nuclear power plants

May 15, 2017

New Miss USA helps regulate nuclear power plants

The Miss USA pageant on Sunday touted American diversity, and chose an African-American chemist with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to wear the crown. Kara McCullough from the U.S. capital will go on to represent the United States at the Miss Universe contest. “We regulate ...

'Deadwood,' 'Sin City' actor Powers Booth dies at 68

May 15, 2017

'Deadwood,' 'Sin City' actor Powers Booth dies at 68

Powers Boothe, the character actor known for his villain roles in TV’s “Deadwood,” and in the movies “Tombstone,” “Sin City” and “The Avengers,” has died. He was 68. Boothe’s publicist says he died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles Sunday. Beau ...

Low-key Portuguese wins Eurovision contest with tender ballad

May 14, 2017

Low-key Portuguese wins Eurovision contest with tender ballad

Portugal’s Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday with a gentle romantic ballad that challenged the event’s decades-long reputation for cheesy, glittery excess. Sobral sang his “Amar Pelos Dois” (“Love For Both”) in a high, clear tenor accompanied by quiet strings and ...