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: ...

Sep 5, 2014

Online 'safe harbor' for nude photos defines Internet

Imagine what the Internet would be like if most major websites had imposed controls preventing the naked photos stolen from Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities from being posted online. The Internet would be less sleazy, but prescreening more content might also mute ...

Sep 3, 2014

How can you protect your online data?

The circulation of nude photographs stolen from celebrities’ online accounts has thrown a spotlight on the security of cloud computing, a system used by a growing number of people to store personal information over the Internet. On Tuesday, Apple acknowledged the security breakdown and ...

Sep 3, 2014

Should theft of naked photos online be considered a sex crime?

Already hounded by paparazzi on their doorsteps, celebrities face a new battle to protect their privacy from hackers willing to splash their most intimate behind-closed-doors photos online. After the massive release of naked photos of stars including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, some experts said it ...

Sep 3, 2014

Leak clouds Apple's shiny image

by Christina Farr and Edwin Chan

Apple Inc. has often displayed uncanny timing with its well-orchestrated end-of-year iPhone releases. But the leak of racy celebrity photos in the past few days put the company in the unusual position of having to mend its image just days before a highly anticipated ...