Chic guitarist Rodgers gets back to his busking roots
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 10:22:56 -0400
Nile Rodgers, the guitarist and founding member of disco band Chic, got back to his busking roots in London on Saturday, delighting fans with stripped-down versions of some of his best-known songs.
CBS announces four-part series of short 'Star Trek' episodes
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:53:16 -0400
CBS Corp's next voyage into the "Star Trek" universe will come in the form of a four-part series of 10-to-15-minute episodes released starting this fall on the CBS All Access streaming service, the network said on Friday.
Extradite accused killer of Chilean singer Victor Jara, daughter pleads
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:34:47 -0400
The daughter of popular Chilean folk singer Victor Jara has urged the Chilean government to act quicker to push for the extradition from the United States of the man found liable for the 1973 murder of her father.
Taylor Swift cast in movie version of 'Cats': Hollywood reports
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:29:40 -0400
Taylor Swift has been cast in a big screen version of the stage musical "Cats," in what will be the pop singer's biggest movie role so far, entertainment publications Variety and the Hollywood Reporter said on Friday.
'Breaking Bad' creator teases crossover with 'Better Call Saul'
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:29:21 -0400
The casts of television shows "Breaking Bad" and its spinoff "Better Call Saul" united at the annual Comic-Con festival in San Diego ahead of what producers teased as a screen crossover for some characters later this year.
Bodysuits, boots and masks galore as Comic-Con opens in San Diego
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 11:02:55 -0400
There were bodysuits, boots and masks galore in San Diego as thousands of comic, superhero and anime fans flocked to the opening of Comic-Con on Thursday.
Oasis return? Liam Gallagher urges end to estrangement from brother
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 06:45:47 -0400
Singer Liam Gallagher wants to reconcile with his brother and former Oasis bandmate, Noel, almost 10 years after the famous British rock group split.
Widower of Thorn Birds author Colleen McCullough wins legal battle over her estate
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 23:19:16 -0400
The widowed husband of Australian author Colleen McCullough, whose 1977 best-selling novel The Thorn Birds became a smash hit television miniseries, has won a bitter legal dispute over her estate after a court found in his favor on Friday.
Four men indicted in murder of Florida rapper XXXTentacion
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 18:42:55 -0400
A grand jury has indicted four men in the June murder of up-and-coming rapper XXXTentacion in Florida, officials said on Thursday.
First female 'Doctor Who' calls role 'an absolute joy'
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:48:06 -0400
British actress Jodie Whittaker made her public debut on Thursday as the first female "Doctor Who," saying casting a woman to lead the long-running sci-fi television series was inevitable.
What's your favorite ABBA song? 'Mamma Mia!' cast share their picks
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:25:52 -0400
From the upbeat "Waterloo" to the lesser known "When I Kissed The Teacher", the "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" cast belt out an array of ABBA songs in the highly anticipated film, which comes out this week.
Singer Tom Jones, 78, cancels UK shows due to bacterial infection
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 09:03:54 -0400
Welsh singer Tom Jones, 78, has been taken to hospital with a bacterial infection, forcing him to cancel shows in Britain.
Moon landing drama 'First Man' to open Venice Film Festival
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:05:19 -0400
Space drama "First Man", which looks at the mission of U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong to become the first man to walk on the moon, will open this year's Venice Film Festival, organizers said on Thursday.
Two Eds better than one: Two Ed Sheerans seen in Berlin but real Ed stays away
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:07:40 -0400
Fans of British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran could not believe their eyes when they came to the unveiling of his wax figure in Berlin's Madame Tussauds and saw him - or at least what they believed to be him - emerging from a limousine.
'The Crown' offers fans glimpse of new cast as royals
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:50:33 -0400
Fans of "The Crown", one of the most expensive television series ever produced, have been given a sneak peak of actress Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret in the third season of the drama that chronicles Britain's royal family.
BBC to pay damages to Cliff Richard over police raid, says press freedom at risk
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 08:17:42 -0400
British singer Cliff Richard won substantial damages on Wednesday after London's High Court ruled the BBC had breached his privacy by televising a police raid on his house which he said had left him feeling violated.
Cancer drug movie strikes nerve in China, becomes box-office hit
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 07:05:20 -0400
A low-budget Chinese movie about a leukemia patient who turns to smuggling cheaper cancer drugs from India has struck a chord with Internet users and even the country's leaders, spotlighting national anxieties about unaffordable hospital care.
'Saturday Night Live' pulled in China amid crackdown on content
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 03:05:10 -0400
China's version of U.S. broadcaster NBCUniversal's satire show "Saturday Night Live" (SNL) has temporarily been pulled from a domestic video site, amid a crackdown on content ranging from online blogs to livestreamed video.
TV streaming services overtake pay-TV in Britain: Ofcom
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 19:27:18 -0400
The number of Britons subscribing to TV services like Netflix, Amazon and Sky's NOW TV, has overtaken traditional satellite and cable TV for the first time, media regulator Ofcom said on Wednesday.
Kurt Cobain's daughter says time for U.S. to get over mental health taboo
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:17:22 -0400
Kurt Cobain's daughter said on Tuesday the United States should overcome its taboo about mental health and addiction almost a quarter of century after her rock star father took his own life.