Feb 2, 2015

'Sniper' shoots down Super Bowl weekend record with $31.9 million

“American Sniper” shot down another box-office record: Its $31.9 million is the biggest Super Bowl weekend gross ever. According to studio estimates Sunday, the Clint Eastwood film narrowly surpassed the previous top Super Bowl weekend draw. The concert film “Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: The Best ...

Greek singer Roussos dies at age 68

Jan 27, 2015

Greek singer Roussos dies at age 68

by Odile Duperry

Greek singer Demis Roussos, best known for his hit operatic pop ballads in the 1970s and ’80s, died in Athens at the weekend aged 68. His death was announced in a brief statement Monday by the Igia clinic, where he was admitted some time ...

Bob Dylan, 'wise' at 73, gives album free to seniors

Jan 24, 2015

Bob Dylan, 'wise' at 73, gives album free to seniors

Bob Dylan is giving away his latest album for free to select seniors as the 73-year-old rock legend says he is at peace with getting older. Dylan’s 36th studio album, “Shadows in the Night,” which interprets songs by Frank Sinatra, will be mailed at ...

Tiny and gargantuan Hina dolls displayed in Tokyo

Jan 23, 2015

Tiny and gargantuan Hina dolls displayed in Tokyo

An annual exhibition of antique Hina dolls began Friday at Tokyo’s Hyakudan Kaidan exhibition hall, bringing together about 500 specimens, including those believed to be the largest and smallest of the vintage dolls depicting the Imperial court. The sixth such exhibition at Hyakudan Kaidan, ...

Jan 22, 2015

Israeli arrested over Madonna song leak

An Israeli man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of hacking Madonna’s computer and selling the pop icon’s songs online, a private investigator involved in the case said. Israeli police confirmed they had detained a man suspected of stealing the work of a number ...

Sony's 'The Interview' surpasses $40 million in digital sales

Jan 21, 2015

Sony's 'The Interview' surpasses $40 million in digital sales

“The Interview,” the Sony Pictures comedy believed to have triggered a cyberattack on the studio, has racked up over $40 million in sales from 5.8 million digital downloads, the studio said on Tuesday. Michael Lynton, chief executive of Sony Corp.’s entertainment arm, called the ...