Entertainment  July 30, 2014
Pulitzer winning novel 'The Goldfinch' to hit big screen
US writer Donna Tartt reads her new novel "The Goldfinch" at the worldDonna Tarrt's acclaimed novel "The Goldfinch" could be set for the big screen after Warner Bros. snapped up the film rights to the Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller, it was confirmed Tuesday.A tale of survival, "The Goldfinch" charts a decade in the life of its 13-year old protagonist, whose mother is killed in an act of terrorism at the New York'...  Full Story
Steven Seagal's Estonia gig nixed over pro-Russia stance
This photo taken on March 13, 2013 shows RussiaHollywood tough guy Steven Seagal has had his blues gig cancelled at a festival in Estonia following an uproar in this formerly-Soviet ruled Baltic state over the star's pro-Russia views, the authorities said Tuesday.Seagal is reported to back Russian President Vladimir Putin's March annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula and regards him as a pe...  Full Story
Before 'Star Wars' film reboot, a new animated 'Rebels'
(L-R) Vanessa Marshall, Freddie Prinze Jr., Taylor Gray, Steve Blum and Tiya Sircar, the stars who voiced the characters in "Star Wars: Rebels", pictured at Comic-Con International in California on July 25, 2014"Star Wars" fans breathlessly waiting for the next episode in the legendary saga to hit movie screens late next year are about to meet a new band of ragtag rebels trying to defeat the Empire.The animated "Star Wars: Rebels", which will debut in October on the Disney XD channel, is Lucasfilm's latest foray into the world of Jedi knights and light sa...  Full Story
'Lucy' thrills at North American box office
US actress Scarlett Johansson arrives to attend a press conference at a shopping mall in Beijing on March 24, 2014Director Luc Besson's sci-fi thriller "Lucy," about a woman turned superhuman by using 100 percent of her brain, debuted at the top of the North American box office, industry figures showed Monday.The film -- starring Scarlett Johansson in the title role -- raked in $43.9 million, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said.It beat out another newc...  Full Story
US star Duchovny sparks controversy with patriotic Russian ad
David Duchovny and his daughter Madelaine West Duchovny attend the New York Knicks v Miami Heat game at Madison Square Garden on January 9, 2014 in New York CityUS actor David Duchovny has stirred up a storm of debate in Russia by appearing in an ultra-patriotic beer ad in which he fantasises about being Russian.The "X-Files" and "Californication" star appears in a glossy ad for a Russian beer brand that is inspired by his eastern European origins."There is another country, where I got my family name from,...  Full Story
Divorce sheds light on Michael Moore's wealth
US director Michael Moore and his wife Kathleen Glynn at the Venice film festival on September 6, 2009Oscar-winning director Michael Moore, famous for documentaries challenging capitalism, has divorced his wife of 22 years following a civil court proceeding in Michigan that drew attention to his wealth."'Kathleen and Michael have mutually and amicably reached a divorce settlement'," read a posting this week on Moore's Facebook page, confirming his ...  Full Story
Fanboys and girls grapple with change as Comic-Con under way
Guests attend Day 1 of Comic-Con International 2014 on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, CaliforniaCaptain America is now black, Thor becomes a woman, and comic character Archie Andrews is shot and killed while saving his gay friend.The annual pop-culture carnival that is the Comic-Con Festival got under way in San Diego on Thursday with fans welcoming the world of change facing so many beloved characters.An estimated 150,000 devotees of comics,...  Full Story
US star Malkovich hits out at Sydney Opera House
File photo of US actor John Malkovich, who has criticised the acoustics at the Sydney Opera HouseUS actor John Malkovich has hit out at Sydney's famous Opera House, saying the acoustics were so hideous they "would do an aeroplane hangar a disservice".The thespian and star of movies including "Burn After Reading" and "Dangerous Liaisons" performed at the iconic building in the 2011 Sydney Festival production "The Giacomo Variations", which was ...  Full Story