'Star Wars' R2-D2 performer Kenny Baker dies at 81

Aug 14, 2016

'Star Wars' R2-D2 performer Kenny Baker dies at 81

Kenny Baker played the lovable droid R2-D2 in the “Star Wars” films, achieving cult status and fans’ adulation without showing his face or speaking any lines. The 3-foot 8-inch (112-cm) performer — a word he preferred to actor — inside the waste-bin-shaped costume has ...

Darth Vader to return in 'Star Wars' spin-off

Jun 23, 2016

Darth Vader to return in 'Star Wars' spin-off

Cinema’s ultimate villain, Darth Vader, is set to make a comeback with a menacing appearance in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” industry magazine Entertainment Weekly said on Wednesday. The first standalone “Star Wars” story, “Rogue One” is set just before “A New Hope” ...

Johnny Depp's wife files for divorce in Los Angeles

May 26, 2016

Johnny Depp's wife files for divorce in Los Angeles

Johnny Depp’s wife has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences after 15 months of marriage. Amber Depp, an actress known as Amber Heard, filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court and is seeking spousal support from the Oscar-nominated actor. Heard listed their date ...

Texas woman and her Chewbacca mask go viral

May 21, 2016

Texas woman and her Chewbacca mask go viral

A Texas woman found fame this week after filming a Facebook Live video of herself in an electronic Chewbacca mask that racked up over 50 million views in less than 24 hours. Candace Payne recorded the video in a department store parking lot on ...

Bollywood actress to shoot Japan calendar to boost tourism

Apr 9, 2016

Bollywood actress to shoot Japan calendar to boost tourism

Bollywood actress Evelyn Sharma said Friday that she, along with Miss World Japan 2015, Chika Naka-gawa, will appear in a 2017 calendar featuring photos taken at tourist sites around the nation as part of a project to attract more Indian tourists to Japan. In ...