Universal Studios parks to add Nintendo attractions

Nov 30, 2016

Universal Studios parks to add Nintendo attractions

Nintendo-themed areas will be added to Universal theme parks in Osaka, Orlando, Florida, and Hollywood, California, over the next few years, Nintendo Co. and Universal Parks & Resorts announced. The new areas will have multiple attractions featuring Mario and other Nintendo game characters, making ...

Hollywood Walk of Fame honors late samurai star Toshiro Mifune

Nov 16, 2016

Hollywood Walk of Fame honors late samurai star Toshiro Mifune

Hollywood celebrated the life of legendary Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune on Monday, honoring him with a star on its iconic Walk of Fame two decades after his death. Mifune rose to stardom through filmmaker Akira Kurosawa’s classics, including “Rashomon” (1950) and “Seven Samurai” (1954), ...

Trump shock kicks in in Hollywood

Nov 11, 2016

Trump shock kicks in in Hollywood

Lady Gaga besieged Trump Tower. Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence penned a thoughtful essay. Miley Cyrus posted a tearful video. Hillary Clinton’s celebrity supporters were in deep mourning Thursday as Hollywood came to terms with Republican Donald Trump’s stunning election as U.S. president. Pop princess ...

Mar 3, 2016

Qatar-based beIN buys 100% of Miramax film studio

A Qatar-based media group that has already moved into international sports broadcasting has purchased a 100 percent stake in the film studio Miramax, part of its expansion into the entertainment business. The beIN Media Group, which earlier spun off from Doha’s Al-Jazeera network, bought ...

Jan 11, 2016

Sean Penn: a Hollywood rebel with many causes

Sean Penn, whose interview with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman made headlines around the world, is known for his acting brilliance and bad-boy reputation but he is also a sleeves-rolled-up humanitarian and lifelong activist. As a member of the 1980s Hollywood “brat pack” and husband ...

Wealthy N.Y. eccentric arrested on LA murder warrant

Mar 16, 2015

Wealthy N.Y. eccentric arrested on LA murder warrant

Robert Durst, a wealthy eccentric linked to two killings and his wife’s disappearance, was arrested on a murder warrant just before Sunday’s finale in a serial TV documentary about his life. Durst was arrested by FBI agents Saturday at a J.W. Marriott hotel in ...

'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,” ...

Jan 16, 2015

'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Oscar nominations with nine nods each

Two extravagant comedies, “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” tied for the most Oscar nominations Thursday morning with nine nods each, including best picture. They were joined in best-picture nominations by “Boyhood,” “Whiplash,” “The Theory of Everything,” “The Imitation Game,” “American Sniper” and “Selma.” ...