Japanese actor Jinpachi Nezu dies at 69

Dec 30, 2016

Japanese actor Jinpachi Nezu dies at 69

Actor Jinpachi Nezu, known for his so-called nihilistic acting style, died of pneumonia at a hospital in Tokyo on Thursday. He was 69. Nezu, whose real name is Toru Nezu, often played silent, stoic roles. After making his breakthrough in a theater group led ...

Scarlett Johansson is the year's top-grossing movie star

Dec 28, 2016

Scarlett Johansson is the year's top-grossing movie star

Scarlett Johansson was named the top-grossing actor of 2016 on Tuesday thanks to her roles in superhero movie “Captain America: Civil War” and Hollywood satire “Hail Caesar.” Forbes said Johansson just edged out her “Captain America” co-stars Chris Evans and Robert Downey with box-office ...

James Taylor cancels Manila show over drug war killings

Dec 21, 2016

James Taylor cancels Manila show over drug war killings

Grammy award-winning singer James Taylor said Wednesday he has canceled a February 2017 concert in the Philippines in protest of the alleged extrajudicial killings in President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal drug war. “I don’t think of my music as being particularly political but sometimes one ...