'Breaking Bad' goes out on top at Emmy Awards

“Modern Family” won a record-tying fifth best comedy series Emmy Award and a dominant “Breaking Bad” captured the top drama award and a trio of acting honors in the ceremony. Bryan Cranston was honored Monday night ceremony as best actor in a drama for “Breaking Bad,” proving that “True Detective” ...

Robin Williams had Parkinson's disease, wife reveals

Aug 15, 2014

Robin Williams had Parkinson's disease, wife reveals

Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease and was sober at the time of his suicide, his wife said Thursday. In a statement, Susan Schneider said that Williams, 63, was struggling with depression, anxiety and the Parkinson’s diagnosis when he was ...

Robin Williams' public joy belied private pain

Aug 14, 2014

Robin Williams' public joy belied private pain

In public, Robin Williams shared only the joy he found in life, never the sorrow. He was the same man in private, shielding even longtime friends from the darkness of depression that finally enveloped him. “I can honestly say I never saw him in ...

Robin Williams hanged himself with belt, official says

Aug 13, 2014

Robin Williams hanged himself with belt, official says

Authorities described Robin Williams’ final moments Tuesday, saying the actor and comedian hanged himself with a belt in his San Francisco Bay Area home. Marin County Sheriff’s Lt. Keith Boyd said Williams was last seen alive by his wife Sunday night when she went ...

Aug 11, 2014

New life for song dubbed 'viral hit of WWI'

A century ago, British soldiers marched off to fight in World War I to a cheerful, bittersweet tune urging them to “Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile!” Now veterans, military families and serving soldiers have taken to ...

Hand-rolled sushi gets Brazilian makeover

Aug 7, 2014

Hand-rolled sushi gets Brazilian makeover

“Temaki” hand-rolled sushi is proving popular among Brazilians looking for a quick bite. But some of the ingredients used by local chefs, such as tropical fruits, would be sure to raise eyebrows in Japan. Low-cost sushi restaurants known as “temakeria” in Portuguese are on ...

Russian group crowned world 'cosplay' champs in Nagoya

Aug 3, 2014

Russian group crowned world 'cosplay' champs in Nagoya

A Russian team won the World Cosplay Championship in Nagoya on Saturday by dressing up as characters from the popular game “The Legend of Zelda.” About 2,000 costume fans from about 26 countries and regions flocked to the city to compete in the final ...

'Hercules' no match for 'Lucy' in U.S. weekend box office race

Jul 28, 2014

'Hercules' no match for 'Lucy' in U.S. weekend box office race

“Lucy,” starring Scarlett Johansson as a woman with a super-powered brain, collected $44 million to win at domestic box offices, outmuscling “Hercules,” but both releases helped pump life into a lackluster summer at U.S. and Canadian theaters. “Hercules” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in ...

Sexual harassment at Comic-Con in the spotlight

Jul 28, 2014

Sexual harassment at Comic-Con in the spotlight

Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend’s Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue — allegations of sexual harassment at the annual comic book convention. Geeks for CONsent, founded by three women from Philadelphia, gathered ...

'Iron Man' Robert Downey Jr. highest-earning actor, Forbes says

Jul 22, 2014

'Iron Man' Robert Downey Jr. highest-earning actor, Forbes says

Robert Downey Jr, the star of Disney’s Marvel superhero film franchises “Iron Man” and “The Avengers,” is Hollywood’s highest-paid actor for the second consecutive year, with estimated earnings of $75 million, according to Forbes.com. The 49-year-old star made most of his money from June ...