Golden Globes sing for 'La La Land,' but Trump has spotlight

Jan 9, 2017

Golden Globes sing for 'La La Land,' but Trump has spotlight

“La La Land” steamrolled, “Moonlight” swooped in at the last minute and Meryl Streep offered an impassioned rebuke to President-elect Donald Trump at a schizophrenic Golden Globes that pivoted between heartfelt moments of protest and old-fashioned song and dance Damien Chazelle’s bright-hued Los Angeles ...

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, ...

Actors seek posthumous protections after big-screen resurrections

Dec 31, 2016

Actors seek posthumous protections after big-screen resurrections

Tuesday’s death of actress Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in “Star Wars,” set off waves of remembrance among fans — but also speculation over her character’s return in yet-to-be-filmed episodes. Filmmakers are tapping advances in digital technology to resurrect characters after a performer ...

Dec 31, 2016

Did Debbie Reynolds die of broken-heart syndrome?

Dying of a broken heart is real. When Debbie Reynolds passed away on Wednesday, her son said the stress of his sister Carrie Fisher’s death the day before was too much for his mother to take. The emotional distress of losing a loved one ...

'Watership Down' author Richard Adams dies at age 96

Dec 28, 2016

'Watership Down' author Richard Adams dies at age 96

British author Richard Adams, whose 1972 book “Watership Down” became a classic of children’s literature, has died, according to his daughter. He was 96. Juliet Johnson said on Tuesday that Adams died in Oxfordshire, England on Christmas Eve after getting progressively weaker in recent ...