Oldest Holocaust survivor dies; film up for Oscar

Feb 24, 2014

Oldest Holocaust survivor dies; film up for Oscar

Alice Herz-Sommer, believed to be the oldest Holocaust survivor, died at age 110 on Sunday. The accomplished pianist’s death came just a week before her extraordinary story of survival through two years at a Nazi prison camp, which she claimed was made possible by ...

Feb 24, 2014

Netflix reaches deal with Comcast

Netflix has reached a deal with Comcast to ensure that its TV shows and movies are streamed smoothly to American households, the first deal the online video streaming service has reached with an Internet service provider. The two companies said in a joint statement ...

Web pioneers try to transform TV

Feb 16, 2014

Web pioneers try to transform TV

by Dominic Rushe

Netflix had a chance of breaking the Internet over the weekend in America. The hugely popular movie streaming company released the second season of the award-winning drama “House of Cards” on Friday, just as winter storms turned large swaths of America into a nation ...

Woody Allen sex abuse detailed

Feb 2, 2014

Woody Allen sex abuse detailed

The adopted daughter of Woody Allen has spoken for the first time about the alleged sexual abuse she suffered during her childhood at the hands of the legendary Hollywood director. In an open letter published on a New York Times blog, Dylan Farrow, adopted ...

J.K. Rowling says Harry should have married Hermione

Feb 2, 2014

J.K. Rowling says Harry should have married Hermione

After years of squabbling, Harry Potter’s best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger finally became an item — but now their creator, J.K. Rowling, has admitted she made a mistake by marrying them off. Hermione — whose quick wits get the teen wizards out ...

Oscar-winning actor Maximilian Schell dies at 83

Feb 2, 2014

Oscar-winning actor Maximilian Schell dies at 83

Austrian-born actor Maximilian Schell, a fugitive from Adolf Hitler who became a Hollywood favorite and won an Oscar for his role as a defense attorney in “Judgment at Nuremberg,” has died. He was 83. Schell’s agent, Patricia Baumbauer, said on Saturday that he had ...

DGA: Alfonso Cuaron wins top prize for 'Gravity'

Jan 26, 2014

DGA: Alfonso Cuaron wins top prize for 'Gravity'

Alfonso Cuaron was awarded the top film honor from the Directors Guild of America for “Gravity” on Saturday night. In the recent bustle of Hollywood shows, “Gravity,” David O. Russell’s con caper “American Hustle,” and Steve McQueen’s historical epic “12 Years a Slave” were ...