Nov 3, 2015

Bold new 'Star Trek' streaming series has fans concerned

The classic science-fiction show “Star Trek” is boldly going into the streaming universe, with a series that will introduce characters and alien civilizations but which left fans on Monday largely underwhelmed. CBS said the series, starting in January 2017, will be shown primarily on ...

Taylor Swift sues radio host for groping

Oct 30, 2015

Taylor Swift sues radio host for groping

Pop superstar Taylor Swift has demanded a trial of a radio host she accuses of groping her, saying she hopes to stand up for other women who have been assaulted. The singer asked for the trial in a legal counterclaim against David Mueller, who ...

'Back to the Future' Day in Japan

Oct 22, 2015

'Back to the Future' Day in Japan

People around the world celebrated Oct. 21, 2015, as the day is when Marty McFly is supposed to arrive in the future, and thanks to its location on the international dateline, Japan was early to the global party. Here are few highlights from social ...

Jamaica's Marlon James wins Booker Prize for fiction

Oct 14, 2015

Jamaica's Marlon James wins Booker Prize for fiction

Marlon James became the first Jamaican winner of the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday with a vivid, violent, exuberant and expletive-laden novel based on the attempted assassination of Bob Marley. Michael Wood, chairman of the judging panel, said “A Brief History of Seven ...

Oct 14, 2015

Jennifer Lawrence tackles Hollywood sexism

One of Hollywood’s top movie stars, Jennifer Lawrence, hit out against film industry sexism in a blunt essay Tuesday for an online feminist newsletter. The Oscar-winning actress blasted pay inequality between the sexes in her post for Lenny, a newsletter co-founded by Lena Dunham, ...

Hollywood actresses say 'no more' to harassment,  pay disparity

Oct 11, 2015

Hollywood actresses say 'no more' to harassment, pay disparity

Hollywood actresses bemoan pay disparity with their male counterparts, as well as the despised “casting couch” — where film executives sometimes make sexual advances before deciding who gets a coveted movie role. But some of Hollywood’s top female stars are saying “no more,” and ...

Sep 30, 2015

Smithers to finally come out as gay on 'The Simpsons'

It has been an open secret for a while but Waylon Smithers Jr., of the long-running cartoon comedy “The Simpsons,” is finally coming out as gay. According to the show’s producer, Smithers, who has unsuccessfully hidden his sexuality for years, will come out to ...

Actors Fukuyama, Fukiishi marry

Sep 28, 2015

Actors Fukuyama, Fukiishi marry

Actor and singer-songwriter Masaharu Fukuyama, 46, and actress Kazue Fukiishi, 33, married on Monday, their management agencies said. The day happened to be Fukiishi’s birthday. “We had a friendship which over the past few years grew into a relationship,” Fukuyama said in a statement ...