Stephen Hawking is guest vocalist on new Pink Floyd album

Oct 9, 2014

Stephen Hawking is guest vocalist on new Pink Floyd album

Pink Floyd’s first studio album in two decades will be without estranged ex-member Roger Waters, but one vocalist from the last record is staying on: physicist Stephen Hawking. Song credits leaked onto the Internet of Pink Floyd’s “The Endless River” — one of the ...

Oct 1, 2014

California bans paparazzi drones

California on Tuesday approved a law that will prevent paparazzi from using drones to take photos of celebrities. Gov. Jerry Brown also signed into law a series of bills aimed at tightening protection of privacy, including one against “revenge porn,” in which people put ...

Clooney marries human rights lawyer in private ceremony in Venice

Sep 28, 2014

Clooney marries human rights lawyer in private ceremony in Venice

George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin on Saturday, out of sight of pursuing paparazzi and adoring crowds. A smiling Clooney traveled up the spectacular Grand Canal to his wedding standing aboard a water taxi, waving to hundreds of well-wishers on shore and ...

Cuba turns down request for Hemingway fishing logs

Sep 12, 2014

Cuba turns down request for Hemingway fishing logs

U.S. scientists won’t get immediate access to potentially invaluable fishing logs kept by Ernest Hemingway but authorities will work to allow researchers to view them eventually, Cuban officials said Thursday. Cuba’s National Cultural Heritage Council said marine scientists on a tour with the author’s ...

At 40, Mel Brooks' 'Young Frankenstein' proves forever fresh

Sep 11, 2014

At 40, Mel Brooks' 'Young Frankenstein' proves forever fresh

“Young Frankenstein” is pushing 40, but is by no means over the hill. The film’s writer-director, Mel Brooks, and actresses Cloris Leachman and Teri Garr gathered at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday night for a 40th-anniversary screening of their ...

Joan Rivers remembered at star-studded funeral

Sep 8, 2014

Joan Rivers remembered at star-studded funeral

Howard Stern delivered the eulogy, Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang “Smile” and bagpipers played “New York, New York” at Joan Rivers’ funeral Sunday, a star-studded send-off that — like the late comedian herself — brought together the worlds of Hollywood, theater, fashion and media. ...

Sep 7, 2014

Fake links to nude celebrities crash New Zealand Internet

New Zealanders keen to view hacked photos of naked celebrities are being blamed for a nationwide Internet meltdown. It is believed a handful of computer users clicked links on Friday evening, believing they would take them to the illicit images — but instead they ...

U.S. comedian Jon Stewart's first film is no joke

Sep 6, 2014

U.S. comedian Jon Stewart's first film is no joke

On “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart has frequently made a punch line out of his movie career. When movie stars come on the show, Stewart often happily mocks his own film credentials, the ones largely from his days before becoming a revered late-night host: ...