'La La Land' leads Oscars race with 14 Academy Award nominations

Jan 24, 2017

'La La Land' leads Oscars race with 14 Academy Award nominations

“La La Land,” Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.’s film about star-crossed lovers trying to make it in the entertainment industry, was nominated for 14 Academy Awards, including best picture, tying for the most ever. Amazon.com Inc.’s “Manchester By The Sea,” was nominated for six Oscars, ...

Actor Hiroki Matsukata dies at 74

Jan 23, 2017

Actor Hiroki Matsukata dies at 74

Actor Hiroki Matsukata died of brain lymphoma on Saturday, it was learned Monday. He was 74. Matsukata, whose real name was Koju Meguro, was known for his performances in “Jingi Naki Tatakai (“Battles without Honor and Humanity”), a blockbuster Japanese yakuza film series. The ...

Madame Tussauds unveils wax figure of Trump

Jan 19, 2017

Madame Tussauds unveils wax figure of Trump

London’s Madame Tussauds museum has unveiled a wax figure of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump days ahead of his inauguration. The figure, dressed in a navy suit, red tie and an American flag lapel pin, now stands in the museum’s mock-up of the White House’s ...

Why some artists no longer want to be famous

Jan 5, 2017

Why some artists no longer want to be famous

“I love being famous,” the black U.S. comedian Chris Rock once quipped. “It’s almost like being white.” But a growing number of artists would rather have success without the encumbrance of fame. From the street artist Banksy to the Italian literary phenomenon Elena Ferrante, ...

Jan 2, 2017

Legendary cartoon artist of 'Bambi' fame Tyrus Wong dies at 106

Legendary animation artist Tyrus Wong, whose evocative sketches were used to create Disney’s groundbreaking “Bambi” cartoon, has died at the age of 106, the company said. “Tyrus Wong had a gift for evoking incredible feeling in his art with simple, gestural composition,” said a ...