Dec 16, 2014

Camille Cosby defends husband as 'kind, generous'

Bill Cosby’s wife rebutted sex assault allegations against her husband of a half-century on Monday, saying the man being accused by at least 15 women of drugging and having sex with them is “a man I do not know.” In a statement issued Monday, ...

Dec 16, 2014

'Yasukuni' director says 2007 film timelier than ever

With Angelina Jolie’s film “Unbroken” about Japan’s brutal treatment of prisoners during World War II being released this month, Chinese filmmaker Li Ying figures his 2007 anti-militarist documentary “Yasukuni” has only gained in relevance. The film, which had its British premiere last week, focuses ...

Miss South Africa crowned Miss World before billion viewers

Dec 15, 2014

Miss South Africa crowned Miss World before billion viewers

Miss South Africa, 22-year-old Rolene Strauss, was crowned Miss World 2014 at the pageant’s final in London on Sunday, with an estimated billion viewers watching on television around the globe. Miss Hungary, Edina Kulcsar, was the runner-up and Miss United States, Elizabeth Safrit, came ...

Lost 1927 Disney short film found in Norway

Dec 12, 2014

Lost 1927 Disney short film found in Norway

A copy of a 1927 Walt Disney cartoon that was thought to be lost has been found in northern Norway, the country’s National Library said Thursday. The film — an almost complete version of “Empty Socks,” the first Christmas film by the U.S. entertainment ...

Full list of Screen Actors Guild Award nominees

Dec 11, 2014

Full list of Screen Actors Guild Award nominees

Following are nominees for the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards announced Wednesday: MOVIES — Actor: Michael Keaton, “Birdman”; Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”; Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”; Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler”; Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher.” — Actress: Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”; Reese Witherspoon, ...

Woman files defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby

Dec 11, 2014

Woman files defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby

A woman who has accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her in the 1970s filed a defamation lawsuit Wednesday against the comedian, alleging he “publicly branded” her a liar through statements made by his lawyer and publicist. Tamara Green said in the lawsuit filed ...

At 84, Rowlands dances back onscreen in 'Lessons'

Dec 10, 2014

At 84, Rowlands dances back onscreen in 'Lessons'

Don’t get Gena Rowlands started on the bulk of film roles she gets offered these days: a lot of grumpy and ill-fated old women. “I can say, for sure, I die,” the actress noted, smiling. “But I have had some really great parts, too.” ...

Toho plans new Godzilla movie for 2016 release

Dec 8, 2014

Toho plans new Godzilla movie for 2016 release

Godzilla is going on the rampage once more. And this time the monster will be made in Japan, like the original. Film studio Toho’s announcement comes after the success earlier this year of Hollywood’s latest Godzilla film, directed by Gareth Edwards, which grossed more ...

Lady Gaga reveals rape as teenager

Dec 5, 2014

Lady Gaga reveals rape as teenager

Lady Gaga has revealed that she was raped as a teenager and said that it took her years of therapy to acknowledge and start to recover from the trauma. “I don’t want to be defined by it,” the pop star said. “I’ll be damned ...

New York police case fuels hip hop feud

Dec 5, 2014

New York police case fuels hip hop feud

A racially charged police case in New York has fueled a storm between hip hop artists, with white Australian star Iggy Azalea rejecting charges that she has ignored African American concerns. New York-raised rapper Azealia Banks took Azalea to task for not immediately raising ...