Entertainment  April 20, 2014
Kim Novak hits back at post-Oscar 'bullies'
Actress and presenter Kim Novak arrives in the press room during the 86th Academy Awards on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CaliforniaVeteran actress Kim Novak has lashed out at the "bullies" who mocked and criticized her appearance at the Academy Awards last month.The 81-year-old, star of Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 masterpiece "Vertigo," said she was too humiliated to leave her house after the wave of ridicule and jokes made about her slow speech and rigid appearance while presenti...  Full Story
US Capitol superheroes fail to break world record
Two women wear super-hero costumes in an attempt to break the world record for the largest gathering of individuals dressed as comic-book characters, in Washington, on April 18, 2014They may have super-human powers and the nerve to don spandex, but a dozen Supermen and a number of Captain Americas failed to break a world record Friday outside the US Capitol.Exactly 237 people gathered under dull skies attempting to conjure up something miraculous and smash the record for the largest gathering of individuals dressed as comic-bo...  Full Story
Rap star Chris Brown to go on trial Monday
Rihanna (R) and Chris Brown at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on December 25, 2012 Hip-hop star Chris Brown will stand trial on Monday for an alleged assault outside a trendy hotel in Washington.If convicted, Brown could face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.Brown, 24, appeared in court Friday in the US capital in a crisp suit that made him look more like a genteel Wall Street banker than an actor, dancer and rap artist...  Full Story
Depp trades 'clown nose' for serious 'Transcendence'
Actor Johnny Depp at the Los Angeles Premiere of the film Johnny Depp has abandoned flashy pirate gear, wigs and other "clown nose" costumes to plunge into the serious, even cerebral "Transcendence," a sci-fi thriller about nanotechnology.Known for his "Pirates of the Caribbean" dreadlocks, "Alice in Wonderland" top hat and "Lone Ranger" face paint, Depp slips into the less colorful role of a scientist wh...  Full Story
Mattel reports loss as Barbie sales plummet
Models pose with Barbie dolls at the Mattel booth of the International Toy Fair in Nuremberg, southern Germany, on January 28, 2014Toymaker Mattel has a problem: Barbie's performance has not been very pretty of late.Sales of the iconic blond dolls tumbled 14 percent in the first quarter, the second straight quarter to see a double-digit decline.Barbie's slump comes as Mattel and other toymakers contend with bloated product inventories and a cut-throat retail environment that h...  Full Story
'X-men' director accused of sex assault on teen boy
Director Bryan Singer is pictured at TCL Chinese Theatre on February 26, 2013 in Hollywood, CaliforniaA lawyer for "X-Men" director Bryan Singer dismissed as defamatory Thursday claims that the filmmaker sexually assaulted a former child model and aspiring teenage actor.The alleged victim, Michael Egan III, said in a lawsuit that Singer forced him to have sex at parties in California and Hawaii in the late 1990s, when he was 17 years old.But Singer...  Full Story
Whoopi Goldberg debuts as marijuana columnist
Actress Whoopi Goldberg arrives on the red carpet for the 86th Academy Awards on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CaliforniaOscar-winning actress, comedienne and talk-show host Whoopi Goldberg sang the praises of marijuana inhaled through a pocket vaporizer on Thursday as she made her debut as an online pot columnist."The vape pen has changed my life. No, I'm not exaggerating. In fact, her name is Sippy." wrote Goldberg, 58, about her pocket vaporizer on "The Cannabist,...  Full Story
Original Jesus Ted Neeley brings 'Superstar' to Rome
American actor Ted Neeley (R) takes part in a rehearsal of the show "Jesus Christ Superstar" on April 11, 2014 in RomeTed Neeley, the original lead in "Jesus Christ Superstar", is back four decades on as the son of God in the hit musical in Rome, and hopes Pope Francis will be in the audience.The pontiff will be "just down the street and we're hoping he's going to come visit us and see the show. I think he's a wonderful, wonderful man," an enthusiastic 70-year-old...  Full Story