Entertainment  November 29, 2015
Human chains, Hollywood heavyweights in global climate rallies
Climate change demonstrators march to demand curbs to carbon pollution in London on November 29, 2015 on the eve of the climate summit in ParisCelebrities and activists dressed as polar bears joined hundreds of thousands of people in colourful rallies across the globe Sunday to demand action on climate change, telling world leaders on the eve of a crunch UN summit that there is "no planet B."From Sydney to London, humid Rio to chilly New York, at least 683,000 hit the streets in 2,300 eve...  Full Story
Final 'Hunger Games' again tops box office
Jennifer Lawrence attends the premiere of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 in New York on November 18, 2015The fourth and final "Hunger Games" movie shrugged off lukewarm reviews to rule the North American box office for the second straight week over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, industry figures showed Sunday."The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2" raked in $75.8 million in ticket sales in its second weekend in the United States and Canada, box of...  Full Story
Adele's '25' album sales smashes record
British singer Adele has set a new record for the largest single sales week for an album since tracking the numbers begain in 1991Pop singer Adele's latest album, "25," has sold a record-smashing 3.38 million copies in its first week on the US market, Nielsen Music reported.The British star's release set a record for the largest single sales week for an album since Nielsen began methodically tracking weekly music sales in 1991, the company said late Saturday.It is also the fi...  Full Story
Facebook ramps paid leave time for new dads
All new dads working for Facebook outside the US currently get a minimum of four weeksWith Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg about to become a dad, the social network boosted the amount of time fathers can take off to bond with their new babies.Beginning with the new year, dads working full-time for Facebook anywhere in the world will have the option of taking four months' paid leave.All new dads working for Facebook outside the U...  Full Story
Actress Anne Hathaway expecting first child: report
Actress Anne Hathaway (L) and actor Adam Shulman attend the 65th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards at Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland on February 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, CaliforniaOscar-winning Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway and her husband, producer Adam Shulman, are expecting their first child, according to the website of celebrity news outlet E!"Anne is in her second trimester and feeling great!" a source close to the 33-year-old told E! News.Hathaway, who earned an Oscar in 2013 for her performance as Fantine in "Les Mi...  Full Story
Vonn crashes out in Aspen giant slalom
Lindsey Vonn of the US WomenUS ski star Lindsey Vonn crashed out in the first run of the giant slalom Friday at her home nation Alpine Ski World Cup event.Four-time World Cup champion Vonn, 31, was running seventh when she faltered, the third of 18 skiers who failed to finish the opening run."My left ski came off," Vonn said. "To be honest I am a bit perplexed. It wasn't even...  Full Story
Feel the Force: fans live and breathe Star Wars
R2-Mr.T2 -- a Mr. T-themed R2-D2 robot that says "I pity the Sith" -- on display inside Rancho Obi-Wan, the worldMichael Bender was hooked by age two. Jennifer Landa got the bug when she was nearly six. Steve Sansweet was well into his 30s when the Star Wars passion was born.All three are among the legions of hardcore fans the space epic has generated over the years and who are champing at the bit in anticipation of the saga's latest installment -- "Star Wars...  Full Story
Bad blood as Taylor Swift's Kiwi video shoot ruffles feathers
Taylor Swift, pictured on August 30, 2015, slipped into New Zealand to film a video at Bethells BeachConservationists in New Zealand on Thursday accused Taylor Swift of endangering a rare bird species while shooting a music video near Auckland but the film's producers said they were responsible, not the US singer.The 25-year-old pop superstar slipped into New Zealand this week to film the video at Bethells Beach, a popular seaside town just outsid...  Full Story