Italian director Franco Zeffirelli dies at age 96

Entertainment News Jun 16, 2019

Italian director Franco Zeffirelli dies at age 96

Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in his cinematic "Romeo and Juliet" and the miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth," died Saturday at 96. While Zeffirelli was most popularly known for his films, ...

Japanese film director Yasuo Furuhata dies at age 84

Film May 27, 2019

Japanese film director Yasuo Furuhata dies at age 84

Japanese film director Yasuo Furuhata, known for his work with the late actor Ken Takakura, died of pneumonia on May 20 in Tokyo, Toei Co. said Sunday. He was 84. After joining the film production company, Furuhata, a native of Nagano Prefecture, marked his debut ...

Arnold Schwarzenegger assaulted during event in South Africa

Entertainment News May 19, 2019

Arnold Schwarzenegger assaulted during event in South Africa

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was assaulted during a public appearance in South Africa on Saturday, but the 71-year-old appeared to quickly recover and say "I'm just glad the idiot didn't interrupt my Snapchat." Video shows the former California governor standing and filming children at a sporting ...

Fabled Orient Express train may return to Europe's rails again

Business May 17, 2019

Fabled Orient Express train may return to Europe's rails again

It conjures up the atmosphere of rail travel from a bygone golden age, steaming through Europe experiencing top-notch cuisine and the company of fellow passengers who could be writers or spies. And who knows, maybe a mysterious murder along the way deep in the night ...

Polanski sues Oscars academy for reinstatement

Entertainment News Apr 21, 2019

Polanski sues Oscars academy for reinstatement

Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski is suing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, demanding his reinstatement nearly a year after the organization expelled him amid the #MeToo movement. Polanski, who in 1977 pleaded guilty in California to statutory rape, argued in a court ...