Entertainment  October 23, 2014
'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
'I was Patient Zero of cyber-bulling', says Monica Lewinsky
Monica Lewinsky, shown here in 2006 in New Yrok City, says she was one of the first victims of cyber-bullying, becoming "Patient Zero" after her affair with Bill ClintonMonica Lewinsky said she was one of the first victims of cyber-bullying, becoming "Patient Zero" after her affair with Bill Clinton, as the former White House intern gave her first speech in 13 years. In an emotional address at Forbes' inaugural Under 30 summit in Philadelphia that recalled the 1998 sex scandal with Clinton, the 41-year-old announc...  Full Story
Singer Neil Diamond digs for 'real gold' with new album
Brooklyn native Neil Diamond has sold 128 million albums with hits such as "Red Red Wine", "Sweet Caroline" and "Girl, YouMaking music is all about "digging inside of yourself" for "real gold", Neil Diamond, one of the bestselling singer-songwriters of all time, told AFP in an interview.Speaking in London before this week's release of his latest album, "Melody Road", the 73-year-old American artist said that success is often down to luck and being a musician is a gamb...  Full Story
Iconic 'Easy Rider' chopper sells for $1.35 million
The iconic Harley-Davidson chopper ridden by Peter Fonda in the 1969 classic "Easy Rider" sits prior to itThe iconic Harley-Davidson chopper-style motorbike ridden by Peter Fonda in the 1969 classic "Easy Rider" film sold for $1.35 million at auction this weekend. The "Captain America" bike, complete with authenticating documents including a letter from Fonda, was sold late Saturday at entertainment industry auction house Profiles in History, said spok...  Full Story
Oratorio raises disorienting voice for Chelsea Manning
A singer performs between two screens showing footage of a US military attack in Baghdad during a rehearsal of "The Source" in New York on October 8, 2014A new artistic production aims to give new perspective on Chelsea Manning -- serving a 35-year prison sentence for the biggest document leak in US -- through an oppressive atmosphere of digital disorientation."The Source," which premieres Wednesday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival, is described as a "multimedia oratorio" by its...  Full Story