Entertainment  July 25, 2014
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
Film charts Detroit's 'slow motion catastrophe'
File photo of General Motors headquarters in Detroit, MichiganWhen film director Steve Faigenbaum grew up in Detroit, the city pulsated to the sound of Motown and car manufacturing.Today, the once mighty city, which declared bankruptcy in 2013, is a nightmarish vision of urban decay that draws young people from all over the world to buy a house for $1,000.With the highest violent crime rate of any large US ci...  Full Story
'Weird Al' Yankovic tops charts with parody album
US comedian-singer "Weird Al" Yankovic has scored a career-first number one album following a viral video campaign parodying two of the biggest hits of the past yearUS comedian-singer "Weird Al" Yankovic has scored a career-first number one album following a viral video campaign parodying two of the biggest hits of the past year.Yankovic, 54, famed for his spoof 1984 version of Michael Jackson's "Beat It" -- "Eat It" -- finally found chart-topping glory after coming up with comic versions of Robin Thicke's "Bl...  Full Story
First Superman comic book to go up and away at eBay
A purportedly pristine copy of the first Superman comic book could fetch millions of dollars when it goes up, up and away in an auction at online marketplace eBayA purportedly pristine copy of the first Superman comic book could fetch millions of dollars when it goes up, up and away in an auction at online marketplace eBay.A copy of Action Comics #1 in which the Kryptonian superhero made his debut in 1938 will be offered in an eBay auction that opens on August 14 and run for ten days."This is an extraordina...  Full Story
Four American novelists on Booker Prize longlist
New Zealand author Eleanor Catton is awarded the 2013 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for her book Four Americans made the longlist Wednesday for the 2014 Booker Prize for Fiction, which has opened up the field for the first time to novelists from outside the Commonwealth.The 13-strong list for the prize, one of the highest-profile awards in English-language literature, included six authors from Britain, four from the United States, two from Ire...  Full Story
US man claims Africa land, makes daughter a 'princess'
Emily Heaton poses next to the flag of the territory between Egypt and Sudan her father claimed for her at her home in Abingdon, Virginia, on July 19, 2014Fathers often see their daughters as royalty. But a few months ago, when Emily Heaton said she wanted to be a princess, her father Jeremiah quickly found her a kingdom.Many little girls would have been satisfied with the wooden turrets and ramparts of the castle in the community playground of rural Abingdon, Virginia, where the Heatons live. But Je...  Full Story
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