'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' actor Bob Hoskins dies at 71

May 1, 2014

'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' actor Bob Hoskins dies at 71

Bob Hoskins never lost his Cockney accent, even as he became a global star who charmed and alarmed audiences in a vast range of roles. Short and bald, with a face he once compared to “a squashed cabbage,” Hoskins was a remarkably versatile performer. ...

Paul Simon, Edie Brickell arrested for disorderly conduct

Apr 29, 2014

Paul Simon, Edie Brickell arrested for disorderly conduct

Singer Paul Simon and his wife, Edie Brickell, were arrested on disorderly conduct charges by officers investigating a “family dispute,” police said Monday. A caller from the singers’ Connecticut home dialed police Saturday night and hung up, police chief Leon Krolikowski said at a ...

Homemaker, 37, joins girl group AKB48

Apr 17, 2014

Homemaker, 37, joins girl group AKB48

Commercial music juggernaut AKB48 has added a 37-year-old mother of two to the wildly popular all-girl group as it looks to broaden the appeal of its teen-dominated line-up. The collective, whose 90-plus singers and dancers are rotated in and out of the limelight according ...

Comic book character Archie to die 'heroically'

Apr 9, 2014

Comic book character Archie to die 'heroically'

Not even Archie Andrews is immortal in the world of comics. Archie Comics announced Tuesday that the famous comic book character will heroically sacrifice himself while saving the life of a friend in a July installment of “Life with Archie,” a comic book series ...

U.S. Comedian Colbert accused of racism over Asian tweet

Mar 29, 2014

U.S. Comedian Colbert accused of racism over Asian tweet

Social media erupted in outrage and counterattacks Friday after U.S. comedian Stephen Colbert used language that mocked Asian-Americans in what was intended as an anti-racist jibe. Colbert, who is liberal but parodies a blustery conservative on his late night talk show, took aim at ...

Mar 24, 2014

Jimmy Fallon off to fast start on 'Tonight'

One month in, NBC’s generational trade of Jay Leno for Jimmy Fallon at the “Tonight” show is succeeding beyond the hopes of executives who engineered it. Fallon’s fast start is clear in television ratings and even more stark in social media metrics. While too ...

Hollywood movie titles lost in translation

Mar 1, 2014

Hollywood movie titles lost in translation

David O. Russell’s crime drama “American Hustle” could be a big winner at Sunday’s Academy Awards. But for the movie’s many international fans, it may take a little longer to realize it. In their country, there is simply no word that captures the true ...