Entertainment  April 26, 2015
Gunmen open fire on buses carrying rap star Lil Wayne, crew
Recording artist Lil Wayne performs onstage in Los Angeles, California, on November 23, 2014Two tour buses carrying rap star Lil Wayne and his entourage came under fire early Sunday in Georgia, according to US media, which said no one was injured in the shooting.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper reported that the shooting by unknown assailants occurred in Cobb County, near Atlanta, around 3:30 am (0730 GMT), after the music star ...  Full Story
'Furious 7' outruns box office rivals for 4th straight week
Actor Vin Diesel (C) poses with other "Furious 7" cast members as he is honored with a hand and footprint ceremony in Hollywood, California, April 1, 2015"Furious 7" showed no sign of running out of gas, notching a fourth straight week at the top of the US box office with $18.3 million in tickets sold, movie industry estimates showed on Sunday.The movie, which last week surged past the $1 billion mark in global sales, is the first since "The Hunger Games" in March 2012 to dominate the box office for...  Full Story
All new Whitney Museum opens in New York
"Women and Dog" by Marisol is seen during a preview tour for the new Whitney Museum of American Art on April 23, 2015 in New YorkFour years after breaking ground, New York's much-loved Whitney Museum for American art reopens next Friday in a futuristic $422 million premises built by Italian architect Renzo Piano.The celebrated museum of modern and contemporary American art has turned its back on the bourgeois satisfaction of the Upper East Side to move down town to the achin...  Full Story
US Olympic hero Bruce Jenner hailed for coming out as transgender
US Olympic champion turned reality TV star Bruce Jenner was undergoing a sex change has been rich fodder for supermarket tabloids for monthsUS Olympic champion turned reality TV star Bruce Jenner won praise Saturday from celebrities and activists for revealing he is transitioning from male to female, ending long-running speculation he identifies as a woman.In a highly anticipated, two-hour television interview aired Friday -- hailed by transgender rights' campaigners and his own Kardas...  Full Story
As electronica booms, DJs seek voice beyond machines
DJ Richie Hawtin (R), a pioneer of techno music, delivers a lecture to students at the New School in New York on April 17, 2015Electronic music has enjoyed soaring growth in recent years, but to detractors the genre consists of little beyond crowd-pleasing DJs clicking play on their computers.But several leading artists are seeking to combat perceptions with a renewed effort to emphasize the human element behind the music.Richie Hawtin, a leading force in techno music, on ...  Full Story
Bieber settles with photographer over 'assault'
Justin Bieber, pictured here on March 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, has resolved a lawsuit with a photographer who said he was assaulted by a bodyguard of the pop starJustin Bieber has resolved a lawsuit with a photographer who said he was assaulted by a bodyguard of the pop star, an attorney for the Canadian heartthrob said Friday.Bieber's attorney Jeremiah Reynolds refused to give details, saying only: "The case has settled."Photographer Jeffrey Binion filed a lawsuit against Bieber in 2013, accusing the 21-ye...  Full Story
Netflix defends Sandler film after native American walkout
US actor Adam Sandler remains tight-lipped after a group of native Americans stormed out of his latest movie, while streaming giant Netflix defended the satirical filmStreaming giant Netflix has defended a new Adam Sandler movie after a group of native American actors stormed off the set saying it used racially offensive stereotypes.Actors including Navajo natives quit the set of "The Ridiculous Six" earlier this week, lamenting use of broken English and characters such as Beaver's Breath and Wears No Bra.Sandle...  Full Story
Armenians hit Hollywood for massacre anniversary
Tens of thousands of Armenian Americans take to the streets of Los Angeles on April 24, 2015, to march for justice and in memory of victims of the Armenian genocideTens of thousands of protestors marched through Hollywood on Friday to mark the centenary of the massacre of some 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman forces."We demand justice," read placards carried amid a sea of red, blue and orange Armenian flags along Sunset Boulevard, as demonstrators marched towards the Turkish consulate.Los Angeles is home to t...  Full Story