Jan 11, 2016

Sean Penn: a Hollywood rebel with many causes

Sean Penn, whose interview with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman made headlines around the world, is known for his acting brilliance and bad-boy reputation but he is also a sleeves-rolled-up humanitarian and lifelong activist. As a member of the 1980s Hollywood “brat pack” and husband ...

'Star Wars' takes Chinese social media by storm ahead of release

Dec 27, 2015

'Star Wars' takes Chinese social media by storm ahead of release

After a mammoth marketing campaign, the growing online chatter in China around “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” suggests that the latest installment of the hit film franchise has a shot at breaking box-office records in the world’s second-largest movie market. China is crucial if ...

'Star Wars' mania hits White House

Dec 19, 2015

'Star Wars' mania hits White House

The White House has caught “Star Wars” mania. President Barack Obama began his year-end press conference Friday by letting reporters know their meeting wouldn’t be the most important event taking place Friday. That honor went to a special screening of “The Force Awakens” for ...

A blockbuster awakens: 'Star Wars' back on big screen

Dec 15, 2015

A blockbuster awakens: 'Star Wars' back on big screen

Fans cheered the highly anticipated Hollywood premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with standing ovations, applause and screams of delight as the space epic resumed under tight security. Police cordoned off the area around the famed Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard hosting the ...