Entertainment  March 03, 2015
John Oliver, the British comedian spurring America to action
British comedian and television host John Oliver on stage in Beverly Hills, California, on October 14, 2014John Oliver may have been ruled out of the running to replace Jon Stewart but the British comedian's role in helping sway the debate over "net neutrality" has cemented his status as The Daily Show host's spiritual heir.Oliver was the first name on most people's lips last month when Stewart sent his legions of fans into mourning after announcing he ...  Full Story
Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight hospitalized for third time
Former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight looks on while seated at the Compton Courthouse in Compton, California, on February 3, 2015Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was taken to hospital for the third time in less than a month Monday, as he made his latest appearance in court.The 49-year-old, who has complained of medical problems since he was arrested in late January over a fatal hit-and-run incident, said he has lost 35 pounds in weight and is blind in one eye."At this time, I ...  Full Story
'Focus' snatches US box office gold
Actors Will Smith (L) and Margot Robbie arrive at the premiere of Warner Bros. PicturesSexy con-artist flick "Focus" stole the top spot at North American box offices this weekend, vaulting over bondage film "Fifty Shades of Grey."The fast-paced and glittering dark comedy full of deception stars Will Smith as crook Nicky who takes on protegee Jess, played by Margot Robbie."Focus" got $18.7 million in sales, handily winning first place...  Full Story
Massive demand for Grateful Dead final shows
The Grateful Dead performs at the Izod Center on April 28, 2009 in East Rutherford, New JerseyThe Grateful Dead embodied the hippie spirit, but the free market has sent prices for resold tickets to the band's final shows soaring to more than $100,000.Tickets for the rock legends' three July 4 weekend shows at Chicago's Soldier Field -- which has a capacity of 61,500 -- sold out within minutes after going online Saturday.Nearly 500,000 peopl...  Full Story
Madonna plans global tour for new album
Madonna performs on stage during the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles February 8, 2015Madonna on Monday announced concerts across North America and Europe to support her new album, her first extensive shows since a high-grossing and controversy-filled global tour in 2012.The pop superstar will start a 35-date tour to accompany her "Rebel Heart" album on August 29 in Miami, with concerts across North America as well as a show in Puer...  Full Story
Dark visions haunt Soko on new, heavier album
French singer and actress Soko arrives to attend ChanelSoko wakes up every couple of hours each night. Recently it's because she has friends staying over, and she's a self-conscious sleeper. But for much longer Soko has been consumed by dark, vivid visions.The French musician and actress explains that the songs on her new album "My Dreams Dictate My Reality" -- an emotionally searing work full of inten...  Full Story
Police recover pearl gown stolen from movie star Nyong'o
Actress Lupita NyongA $150,000 pearl-encrusted dress stolen from the hotel room of Kenyan star Lupita Nyong'o has been found, Los Angeles police said.The custom-made gown, encrusted with some 6,000 pearls, went missing from the Oscar-winning star's hotel room after she turned heads in it Sunday on the Academy Awards red carpet. "A dress that greatly resembles the dres...  Full Story
Tributes pour in for Leonard Nimoy, aka Mr Spock
William Shatner (R) and Leonard Nimoy (L), the actors who portrayed Capt James T. Kirk and Mr Spock respectively in the original Star Trek, recall memories of filming the show at the Star Trek convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, on August 19, 2006President Barack Obama joined Leonard Nimoy's co-stars from "Star Trek" to bid adieu to the actor who died Friday aged 83 after making his name as "Mr Spock.""Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy," said Obama, who recalled meeting the Boston-born Nimoy with the Vulcan salute in 2007.More than a household name, Nimoy was a "life...  Full Story
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