Emma Watson to star in live-action 'Beauty and the Beast'

Jan 27, 2015

Emma Watson to star in live-action 'Beauty and the Beast'

Emma Watson will play Belle in Disney’s live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast.” The Walt Disney Co. announced the casting of the “Harry Potter” star Monday, setting the prettier half of the romance at the center of the fairy tale. Who will play ...

Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe; Miss USA runner-up

Jan 26, 2015

Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe; Miss USA runner-up

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out contestants from 87 other countries. Miss USA Nia Sanchez and Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha were the runners-up during Sunday’s competition. Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell and Miss Netherlands Yasmin Verheijen were also among the ...

Jan 22, 2015

Israeli arrested over Madonna song leak

An Israeli man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of hacking Madonna’s computer and selling the pop icon’s songs online, a private investigator involved in the case said. Israeli police confirmed they had detained a man suspected of stealing the work of a number ...

Model who says Cosby sexually abused her meets with police

Jan 15, 2015

Model who says Cosby sexually abused her meets with police

A model who claims comedian Bill Cosby drugged and sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008 met with Los Angeles police on Wednesday to pursue criminal charges. An attorney for Chloe Goins, Spencer Kuvin, said she is the first woman accusing Cosby ...

Jan 8, 2015

Protesters shout at fans as Cosby returns to stage in Canada

Scandal-plagued Bill Cosby got applause from Canadian fans as he took the stage Wednesday for first time since November, but protesters outside shouted “Shame on you!” at ticket-holders streaming in. Cosby’s show in Kitchener was the first of three performances planned in Canada’s Ontario ...

Kanye West, Paul McCartney cut New Year's single

Jan 2, 2015

Kanye West, Paul McCartney cut New Year's single

Musical powerhouses Kanye West and Paul McCartney have teamed up in a surprise collaboration to produce a new single released Thursday, “Only One.” The soft ballad, which West said was inspired by his daughter, features the vocals of the world-famous rapper, and former Beatle ...

Jazz great Buddy DeFranco dies at age 91

Dec 27, 2014

Jazz great Buddy DeFranco dies at age 91

Renowned jazz clarinetist Buddy DeFranco, who led the way on his instrument in the transition between the swing and bebop eras, has died at the age of 91, his family said Friday. DeFranco’s family said the famed musician died Wednesday evening at a Panama ...

Dec 21, 2014

Madonna releases songs early

Madonna on Saturday suddenly released six new songs months ahead of schedule, furious that early versions had leaked online in what she had described as “artistic rape.” The songs will appear on her first album in three years, “Rebel Heart,” which comes out in ...

College professors turn to TV's 'Simpsons'

Dec 18, 2014

College professors turn to TV's 'Simpsons'

Bart and Lisa Simpson have been in elementary school for 25 years, but that hasn’t stopped them from showing up on college campuses. Universities across the U.S. are using satirical references from “The Simpsons” to grab students’ attention and convey lessons in literature and ...

Dec 17, 2014

No charges for Cosby over '74 molestation claim

Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently claimed the comedian molested her around 1974. The rejection of a child sexual abuse charge by prosecutors came roughly 10 days after the woman, Judy Huth, met ...