|Coen brothers comedy, Chinese shocker lead Cannes pack|
|A Coen brothers comedy, a daring Chinese expose of exploitation and moral rot, and a divorce drama by an Iranian Oscar winner emerged as the breakout favourites as the Cannes Film Festival hit the halfway mark Tuesday.
Although incessant rain and chilly winds put a damper on the champagne-fuelled soirees in this French Riviera town, audiences have... Full Story|
|'Hangover 3' goes out with a bang in Sin City|
|One of the oddest moments for Todd Phillips, director of the "Hangover" movies, was meeting a Zach Galifianakis lookalike on the Vegas Strip who refused to have his picture taken if not paid.
Galifianakis' hilarious bearded misfit Alan -- who takes center stage in the final installment, out this week -- has become a staple image on T shirts and to... Full Story|
|'Star Trek' boldly goes to top of US box office|
|"Star Trek: Into Darkness" soared at warp speed to the top of the US box office, smashing blockbuster sequel "Iron Man 3" off of first place after two weeks there, industry figures showed Monday.
The latest installment of the cult science fiction phenomenon starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto took in $70.2 million on its debut weekend, accordin... Full Story|
|Swift wins big, Bieber booed at Billboard awards|
|Pop diva Taylor Swift took home an armful of trophies, and Justin Bieber confronted a chorus of boos at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday.
Swift, 23, in a figure-hugging blue Zuhair Murad mini-dress, collected eight awards including top artist, top female artist and top Billboard 200 album for her latest release "Red," which has sold more than ... Full Story|
|Young African-American director creates buzz at Cannes|
|You may not have seen any of his stuff, but movie insiders predict you soon will.
And good parents, American football and mentoring by Hollywood star Forest Whitaker are what gave him his chance.
Aged just 26, from a modest background, African-American director Ryan Coogler is being tipped at the Cannes Film Festival as a dazzling new talent.
Hi... Full Story|
|Denmark takes Eurovision crown|
|Twenty-year-old barefoot singer Emmelie de Forest was the toast of Denmark Sunday after winning this year's Eurovision Song Contest in the Swedish city of Malmo.
Her song, "Only Teardrops" confirmed its status as the bookmakers' favourite to register a comfortable win at Saturday night's finals, scoring 281 points at a glittering ceremony watched ... Full Story|
|US Civil War hero 'Stonewall' Jackson still venerated|
|It has been 150 years since Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson died, and visitors are still bringing flowers -- and lemons -- to shrines that honor the memory of the Confederate army general.
Jackson was one of the most successful generals in the 1861-1865 US civil war, and according to legend he sucked on lemons as he entered battle.
"Jackson is a hero ... Full Story|
|Dancer says Jackson sexually abused him as child|
|An Australian choreographer alleged Thursday that Michael Jackson sexually abused him for seven years as a child, a claim the late singer's estate described as "outrageous and sad."
Wade Robson -- who testified at Jackson's infamous 2005 molestation trial that the star never touched him -- told a TV interviewer that the self-styled King of Pop was... Full Story|