Ready to rumble: Asian pro wrestlers dream of stardom

Jun 19, 2016

Ready to rumble: Asian pro wrestlers dream of stardom

Kenneth Thexeira is a mild-mannered writer for an interior-design magazine by day, but on certain nights his alter ego bursts forth in golden tights and a baby-blue cape: enter “The Eurasian Dragon.” The 27-year-old Singaporean is part of a small but growing community of ...

Rod Stewart knighted by queen

Jun 11, 2016

Rod Stewart knighted by queen

Rocker Rod Stewart has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in her annual Birthday Honors List, which also included recognition for astronaut Tim Peake and “Downton Abbey” star Penelope Wilton. Stewart, the raspy-voiced singer of “Maggie May,” “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” and “Some ...

Madonna prevails in key copyright case

Jun 3, 2016

Madonna prevails in key copyright case

Madonna on Thursday triumphed in a copyright case concerning her song “Vogue,” in a victory for artists seeking to use samples. The lawsuit concerns a brief horn riff that appears five times in the radio version of “Vogue,” a dance track that was a ...

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 ...

1960s 'Mister Ed' sitcom star Alan Young dies at 96

May 21, 2016

1960s 'Mister Ed' sitcom star Alan Young dies at 96

Actor and comedian Alan Young, who played the amiable straight man to a talking horse in the 1960s sitcom “Mister Ed,” has died at age 96, a spokeswoman for the Motion Picture and Television Home said Friday. The English-born, Canadian-educated Young died Thursday, according ...

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 ...