'Sherlock' star Cumberbatch announces engagement

Benedict Cumberbatch fans might be weeping on the inside over the “Sherlock” star’s engagement — but he’s seeing nothing but their love, he says. “It’s a crazy old love bomb to drop and the amount of love that comes back to you, that was the thing that (fiancee Sophie Hunter ...

Nov 25, 2014

Cosby's show nixed in Washington state after sex assault claims

Embattled comedian Bill Cosby’s show in Yakima, Washington state, has been canceled, venue organizers said Monday, in the latest of several cancellations following decades-old sexual assault allegations that have surfaced in recent weeks. The Capitol Theatre said all ticket holders to the show, scheduled ...

Nov 14, 2014

First-ever Elvis record, license to go up for auction

The first record Elvis Presley ever made will go on auction next year, along with his first driver’s license, his Graceland estate said Thursday. They are among 68 Presley collectibles going under the hammer at the second “Auction at Graceland” in Memphis, Tennessee. The ...

'The Force Awakens': New Star Wars film has title

Nov 7, 2014

'The Force Awakens': New Star Wars film has title

Star Wars fans were sent into a frenzy Thursday as studio giant Disney revealed the title of the iconic franchise’s seventh episode — “The Force Awakens” — and said filming was over. “The Force Awakens” immediately shot to the top of trending topics on ...

Japanese conductor Nishimoto honored at Vatican music festival

Oct 24, 2014

Japanese conductor Nishimoto honored at Vatican music festival

Conductor Tomomi Nishimoto was honored at the Vatican music festival in a ceremony held by the annual event’s sponsoring foundation in Rome on Thursday, becoming the first Japanese to win the award. Nishimoto, 44, will conduct concerts at two venues, including Saint Peter’s Basilica, ...

Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

Oct 21, 2014

Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably ...