Blues legend B.B. King dies at 89

B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname “King of the Blues,” died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He as 89. His attorney, Brent Bryson, told The Associated Press that King died ...

Johnny Depp's dogs face death in Australia

May 14, 2015

Johnny Depp's dogs face death in Australia

Johnny Depp’s pet dogs, Pistol and Boo, have been ordered by Australia to “bugger off” back to Hollywood or face being put down after he flew the terriers into the country illegally in a case dubbed the “war on terrierism.” The actor, who is ...

Mathematics tracks the hip-hop 'revolution'

May 7, 2015

Mathematics tracks the hip-hop 'revolution'

Of all the music styles to emerge in the last 50 years, none took the world by storm quite like hip-hop, say researchers who have tracked pop’s evolution with hard stats. More than disco, funk or heavy metal, hip-hop and its spin-off rap appear ...

Van Gogh painting fetches $66 mn at New York auction

May 6, 2015

Van Gogh painting fetches $66 mn at New York auction

A Vincent Van Gogh painting fetched more than $66 million at a New York auction on Tuesday, the most paid for a work by the Dutch post-impressionist artist since 1998. According to the Sotheby’s auction firm, Van Gogh’s “The Allee of Alyscamps,” which depicts ...

Actress Miho Kanno announces she's pregnant

May 5, 2015

Actress Miho Kanno announces she's pregnant

Actress Miho Kanno has announced she is pregnant and expects to give birth to her first child in the fall. The 37-year-old Kanno married actor Masato Sakai, 41, in 2013. Sakai is also a noted actor and became particularly popular after he was featured ...

Apr 30, 2015

Japan actor Watanabe honored over Tony nomination

Japanese actor Ken Watanabe said Wednesday he felt honored after being nominated the previous day for a Tony Award for his role in the Broadway musical “The King and I.” “It is truly an honor to be recognized as one of the five (nominees ...