Entertainment  October 24, 2014
Elton John lends star power to US war on AIDS
US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) meets with Sir Elton John to discuss PEPFAR and the work of the Elton John AIDS Foundation October 24, 2014 at the State Department in Washington, DCRock star Elton John teamed up with the Obama administration Friday to launch a new $7 million fund to provide access to HIV services in South Africa.The fund will be established for men who have sex with men and transgender people in the nation, the only African country where same-sex marriage is legal.The British pop music icon lent star power to...  Full Story
Mystery of Degas dancer takes to stage
Performers dance during the media preview of musical production "Little Dancer" in New York on October 6, 2014, ahead of its world premiere to be held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DCIn Edgar Degas' celebrated sculpture "The Little 14-Year-Old Dancer," the precocious ballet student holds her head high but with a look of unease as she clasps her arms uncomfortably behind her back.When musical lyricist Lynn Ahrens took a closer look at the sculpture, she sensed that there must have been a deeper tale between Degas and his model, ...  Full Story
From David Beckham to Sting: UN reaches for the stars
US actor Leonardo DiCaprio poses during the designate ceremony as UN Messenger of Peace at the United Nations September 20, 2014 in New YorkThe United Nations is throwing a party on Friday for its 69th birthday and guests can expect to be dazzled by Sting and piano sensation Lang Lang at a New York concert hosted by Alec Baldwin.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be hand, as will Sam Kutesa, president of the General Assembly, but getting the world to notice the work of the United Natio...  Full Story
Christian Bale to play Apple's Steve Jobs
Actor Christian Bale addresses a press conference for the film "American Hustle" in the Berlinale Special category at the 64rd Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, on February 7, 2014Oscar-winner Christian Bale -- best known for his star turn as Batman in the blockbuster "Dark Knight" films -- will play Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic."We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that's Chris Bale," the film's screenwriter Aaron Sorkin said, in an interview with Bloomberg Television posted ...  Full Story
'Goodfellas' actor sues 'The Simpsons' for $250 mn
The Simpsons merchandise is seen on display at the 350th episode block party on the New York street of Fox Pico Lot, April 25, 2005, in Los Angeles, California"Goodfellas" actor Frank Sivero is suing Fox Television for $250 million for allegedly ripping off his wise-guy cinematic character and using it on "The Simpsons."According to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Sivero also claims producers of hit cartoon series "The Simpsons" promised to make a film with him but reneged, and were simply usi...  Full Story
'Healthy' Zellweger broaches storm over new-look face
Actress Renee Zellweger arrives at ELLERenee Zellweger hit back Wednesday at the online furore triggered by her new-look face, saying she was simply older and happier. The 45-year-old Oscar-winner, whose first film in five years is out next year, told People magazine she had not been "taking care of myself" and was exhausted, but is now back to health."I'm glad folks think I look differ...  Full Story
Tributes for Oscar de la Renta, who defined romantic glamour
Oscar de la Renta dressed generations of the world's most iconic women, from former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy to lawyer Amal Alamuddin, bride to modern Hollywood royal George Clooney.Tributes poured in on Tuesday for the Dominican-born designer, who moved to New York in the 1960s and defined American fashion over five decades, creating a multi-...  Full Story
'Death Becomes Her:' British royalty headlines NY show
Mourning garments are displayed during a press preview of the "Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on October 20, 2014The Oscar-winning Hollywood comedy "Death Becomes Her" has lent its name to a New York exhibition that reveals nothing was more becoming to a 19th century widow than black crepe.With dozens of dresses, jewelry, hats, accessories and magazine prints, the exhibition, which opens Tuesday, looks back on a time when European and American women had to co...  Full Story
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