'X-Men' director Bryan Singer sued in second teen sex abuse case

May 6, 2014

'X-Men' director Bryan Singer sued in second teen sex abuse case

A British man who accuses “X-Men” director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager was spurred to bring a lawsuit against the filmmaker after Singer was sued by another man on similar allegations, the plaintiff’s lawyer said Monday. The lawsuit in federal ...

Movie star Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Apr 7, 2014

Movie star Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Mickey Rooney, the pint-size, precocious actor and all-around talent whose more than 80-year career spanned silent comedies, Shakespeare, Judy Garland musicals, Andy Hardy stardom, television and the Broadway theater, died Sunday at age 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was ...

Malaysia bans 'Noah' epic as 'un-Islamic'

Apr 5, 2014

Malaysia bans 'Noah' epic as 'un-Islamic'

Malaysia has joined other Islamic countries in banning the Hollywood biblical epic “Noah” starring Russell Crowe, decrying it as irreligious and saying it violates Islamic law against depicting prophets. A Home Ministry official on Saturday confirmed that Paramount’s latest big-budget film, which has sparked ...

Chiba city asks dates to 'register' their love

Mar 12, 2014

Chiba city asks dates to 'register' their love

by Magdalena Osumi

Under a campaign to promote the city as a comfortable environment for young couples, the city of Nagareyama, Chiba Prefecture, has been offering residents an opportunity to officially declare their love by submitting “koi-todoke” (love registration) forms. “This kind of project encouraging young people ...

Sexy Jesus in 'Son of God' becomes hot issue

Mar 8, 2014

Sexy Jesus in 'Son of God' becomes hot issue

They say you can never be too rich or too thin. Surely it goes without saying that you can’t be too good-looking, either, right? Especially in Hollywood. But in the popular new film “Son of God,” Jesus is so easy on the eyes that ...

'12 Years a Slave' rises up at Academy Awards

Mar 3, 2014

'12 Years a Slave' rises up at Academy Awards

Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama “12 Years a Slave” best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards on Sunday — the first best-picture winner directed by a black filmmaker. Steve McQueen’s slavery odyssey, based on Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir, has been hailed ...

Black actors leaving for Hollywood worry British government

Mar 2, 2014

Black actors leaving for Hollywood worry British government

Black British actors have been taking Hollywood by storm, with Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Oscar nomination for “12 Years a Slave” just the latest example, but at home they still face a lack of roles that has driven some from the country. The British government is ...

Mar 1, 2014

Hoffman died from toxic mix of drugs

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died from a lethal combination of heroin, cocaine and other drugs, the New York City medical examiner rules.

Hollywood movie titles lost in translation

Mar 1, 2014

Hollywood movie titles lost in translation

David O. Russell’s crime drama “American Hustle” could be a big winner at Sunday’s Academy Awards. But for the movie’s many international fans, it may take a little longer to realize it. In their country, there is simply no word that captures the true ...