Entertainment  February 07, 2016
'Star Wars' hits $2 billion global sales mark
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" became only the third film ever to reach the $2 billion mark, and is only the second to do so in a first release"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has soared to the $2 billion mark in global ticket sales, Disney announced Sunday, as the movie landed in fourth place at the North American box office, behind "Kung Fu Panda 3" in the top spot.The latest "Star Wars" franchise became only the third film ever to reach the $2 billion mark, and is only the second to do s...  Full Story
Inarritu scoops top DGA prize for 'The Revenant'
"The Revenant" director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu took the top prize at the Directors Guild of America on February 6, 2016 in Los AngelesMexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's bid for Oscars glory was boosted Saturday as he took top prize at the Directors Guild of America honors -- seen as a bellwether for the Academy Awards.Inarritu was crowned best director for revenge and survival epic "The Revenant", three weeks ahead of the glittering culmination of Hollywood's annual ...  Full Story
Beyonce, in surprise new track, takes on police abuse
Beyonce performs during the Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, LouisianaBeyonce is back with her first new music in more than two years, a hip-hop-heavy track with nods to the Black Lives Matter movement and police brutality.The pop superstar released a single and accompanying video, "Formation," on Saturday in a surprise one day before she is set to perform before tens of millions of television viewers during halftime...  Full Story
Super Bowl 50 commercials aim to leave us laughing
NFL championship spectacles such as Super Bowl 50 are the rare moments when Americans come together as a nation, with a record 114.4 million US viewers tuned in last yearComedy is the dominant theme for Sunday's Super Bowl television commercials, with celebrities and cute animals trying to make record-setting American audiences laugh while bombarding them with advertising pitches.A platoon of Hollywood celebrities, pop singers and at least one sports mega-star appear in the pricey ads, all trying to separate viewer...  Full Story
Filmmaker Michael Moore hospitalized with pneumonia
Michael Moore speaks at the 53rd New York Film Festival on October 4, 2015 in New York CityFilmmaker Michael Moore was hospitalized with pneumonia and has cancelled plans to promote his upcoming documentary "Where to Invade Next," even though he said Friday he was doing "much better."Moore said he was admitted to the intensive care unit of a New York hospital on Sunday, but said he expected to be discharged on Friday."Let's just say thin...  Full Story
The Monkees return with new album, tour
Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees perform on April 3, 2012 in New YorkThe Monkees, the original reality TV stars whose band was conceived as a show, are returning with a new album and tour for their 50th anniversary.The album announced Friday, entitled "Good Times!", will be the first by The Monkees in 20 years and features tracks written by others for the classic band.The songwriters include legendary singer and con...  Full Story
'Orange is the New Black' renewed for three more seasons
Actresses Uzo Aduba, Taylor Schilling, Laverne Cox, Selenis Leyva and Kate Mulgrew, casting director Jennifer Euston, and actress Laura Prepon attend the "Orange Is The New Black" FYC screening at DGA Theater on August 11, 2015 in New York CityNetflix on Friday announced it had renewed the award-winning women's prison dramedy "Orange is the New Black" -- one of the streaming giant's tentpole series -- for three more seasons.The fourth season of "Orange is the New Black" premieres June 17, and the new Netflix commitment will take the series into its seventh season.The show has won four Em...  Full Story
Men's fashion week in New York wraps up on high note
New York Fashion Week: MenThe second round of men's fashion week in New York has wrapped up on a high note after four days of shows reflecting thirst for innovation, openness and confidence in what's to come.The nascent showcase for the latest in American menswear drew trend spotters, bloggers, buyers and other style gurus -- all in a distinctly laid back atmosphere.There w...  Full Story