Jun 24, 2015

'Eight is Enough' dad Dick Van Patten dead at 86

Charismatic actor Dick Van Patten, star of the popular 1970s “Eight is Enough” television series, died Tuesday in Los Angeles aged 86. The actor, who also starred in “The New Dick Van Dyke Show,” “Happy Days” and “The Love Boat,” died of complications from ...

Composer for 'Titanic,' 'Avatar' dies in plane crash: report

Jun 23, 2015

Composer for 'Titanic,' 'Avatar' dies in plane crash: report

James Horner, the celebrated composer for some of Hollywood’s smash-hit films, including “Titanic” and “Avatar,” died Monday in a plane crash at the age of 61, U.S. media reported. Hollywood trade magazine Variety reported the composer died when his personal aircraft crashed in Santa ...

'Star Wars' shown in Chinese theaters for first time

Jun 16, 2015

'Star Wars' shown in Chinese theaters for first time

China has become one with the Force by showing the original “Star Wars” film in cinemas for the first time, nearly four decades after it became a global hit and a cornerstone of Western popular culture. The Shanghai International Film Festival is showing all ...

Eddie Redmayne to star in 'Harry Potter' spinoff

Jun 3, 2015

Eddie Redmayne to star in 'Harry Potter' spinoff

Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne will enter the world of magic in Warner Bros.’ anticipated “Harry Potter” spinoff movie “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” the studio said. Redmayne, 33, who won a best actor Oscar this year for his role as Stephen Hawking ...

British actor joins Kurds fighting Islamic State group

Jun 3, 2015

British actor joins Kurds fighting Islamic State group

A British actor who has had minor roles in Hollywood films has joined Kurdish fighters battling the Islamic State group in Syria and appeared in an online video Tuesday. Michael Enright, who played a deckhand in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” appeared ...

Former starlet helps raise money to save rural U.S. abbey

May 24, 2015

Former starlet helps raise money to save rural U.S. abbey

Mother Dolores Hart finds it miraculous that she was able to turn one kiss with Elvis Presley into the spark that helped save an abbey. The former starlet, who walked away from Hollywood in 1963 to become a nun, spun her tale into a ...

'Ao no Ran' is a riproaring rhapsody in blue

May 13, 2015

'Ao no Ran' is a riproaring rhapsody in blue

by Kaori Shoji

“Ao no Ran” is the latest in the popular Geki×Cine series. To cut a long story short, Geki×Cine is a filmed stage production, but one done so meticulously that not a single moment of relevance or emotion is lost in the translating process. What ...