Entertainment  July 05, 2015
'Cartel Land' looks at murky US, Mexico vigilante world
Director Matthew Heineman a special screening of "Cartel Land" at Tribeca Grand Hotel on June 25, 2015 in New York CityWith his docu-Western "Cartel Land," US filmmaker Matthew Heineman paints a complex picture of vigilante movements in Mexico and the United States that blur the line between "good and evil."The 32-year-old New Yorker, who won the best director prize at the Sundance independent film festival, had done documentaries about US social issues until he go...  Full Story
Prince pulls music from most online streaming services
Pop icon Prince has opened a new chapter in his fraught relationship with the Internet by suddenly pulling his music from most streaming servicesPop icon Prince has opened a new chapter in his fraught relationship with the Internet as he suddenly pulled his music from most streaming services.A message that appeared on sector-leader Spotify said that Prince's publisher "has asked all streaming services to remove his catalog.""We have cooperated with the request, and hope to bring his music b...  Full Story
Donna Karan steps down as chief designer of DK International
Designer Donna Karan attends the 2013 Gordon Parks Foundation Awards at The Plaza Hotel in New York City on June 4, 2013Founder Donna Karan is stepping down as the chief designer of Donna Karan International after 30 years at one of the world's most recognizable fashion houses, the company said.Karan, 66, will turn her full attention to her Urban Zen lifestyle brand, founded in 2007, which sells home decor, jewelry and beauty products."Our visionary founder, Donna K...  Full Story
Comic Carrey slams 'fascist' California vaccine order
Veteran comic actor Jim Carrey, pictured on April 18, 2015, has labeled CaliforniaVeteran comic actor Jim Carrey has labeled California's governor a "corporate fascist" for ordering tougher rules on mandatory vaccinations, claiming they can poison children.In an ongoing Twitter rant Wednesday, Carrey insisted he is not against vaccinations as such, but claimed that those advocated by the western US state for schoolchildren conta...  Full Story
Sexy six-packs back in 'Magic Mike XXL'
Amber Heard, Channing Tatum and Jada Pinkett Smith at the European premiere of "Magic Mike XXL" in central London on June 30, 2015Sexy strippers with rippling six-packs are front and center once more in "Magic Mike XXL," with Channing Tatum again starring in the more light-hearted sequel to the 2012 original.Movie review website Rotten Tomatoes gave the film -- out Wednesday in the United States and around the globe later this week -- a middling 65 percent approval rating by ...  Full Story
Hollywood royals Affleck, Garner announce divorce
Actor/director Ben Affleck and actress Jennifer Garner arrive on the red carpet for the 85th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on February 24, 2013Hollywood A-list power couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced the end of their 10-year marriage, ending months of rumors.The confirmation of the split between the Oscar-winning actor/director and his actress wife came a day after their wedding anniversary."After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision t...  Full Story
Mexico, Bogota reject Miss Universe over Trump tirade
Miss Mexico Josselyn Garciglia talks to the media at a Miss Universe preliminary event on January 20, 2015 in MiamiAnger over US presidential candidate Donald Trump's remarks about Mexican migrants boiled over Tuesday as Bogota withdrew its candidacy to host his Miss Universe show and Mexico dropped out of the pageant.The real estate tycoon's comments have incensed Latin Americans and the Hispanic community in the United States since he said on June 16 that mig...  Full Story
Misty Copeland, celebrity ballerina, breaks race ceiling
Misty Copeland attends a gala celebrating the Time 100 issue of the Most Influential People at the Lincoln Center in New York on April 21, 2015Misty Copeland, whose personal story and social media prowess helped make her a rare celebrity in ballet, made history Tuesday as the first black female principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.The New York-based company, one of the most prestigious ballet companies which has welcomed top international talent over its 78-year history, announ...  Full Story