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 ...

Jan 21, 2015

James Patterson to launch explosive 'Private Vegas'

James Patterson, already among the world’s best-selling authors, plans to shake up the publishing industry with the launch of his new novel, “Private Vegas,” which will self-destruct within 24 hours. A deep-pocketed fan willing to spend $294,038 will be flown to an undisclosed location ...

Miss Lebanon in hot water after selfie with Miss Israel

Jan 19, 2015

Miss Lebanon in hot water after selfie with Miss Israel

Miss Universe contestants are keen to proclaim their desire for world peace, but this year’s Miss Lebanon has declared war after claiming Miss Israel muscled in uninvited during a group “selfie.” Saly Greige took to her Facebook page to declare that Israel’s Doron Matalon ...

Jan 18, 2015

Oi! Asian skinheads gather for antiracism event in Malaysian capital

Asian “skinheads” converged on Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, over the weekend for two days of full-throated live music performances — but with a message far different from that often associated with their Western cousins. Sporting shaven heads, tattoo-covered torsos and leather boots, the roughly ...

'Timbuktu' Oscar nod a 'great sign' for Africa: director

Jan 16, 2015

'Timbuktu' Oscar nod a 'great sign' for Africa: director

The Oscar nomination for Mauritanian film “Timbuktu,” about daily life in the Islamist-occupied city, is a “great sign for Mauritania and Africa,” the film’s director said on Thursday. The film made history earlier in the day, when all the Academy Award nominees were announced, ...

'Birdman,' 'Grand Budapest Hotel' top Oscar nods

Jan 16, 2015

'Birdman,' 'Grand Budapest Hotel' top Oscar nods

Dark comedy “Birdman” and stylish crime caper “The Grand Budapest Hotel” topped the Oscars nominations list Thursday with nine each, firing the starting gun on the home stretch of Hollywood’s awards race. In second place was World War II code-breaking thriller “The Imitation Game,” ...