Entertainment  May 04, 2016
Jodie Foster gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Actress and director Jodie Foster attends the ceremony honoring her with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in Hollywood, California, on May 4, 2016Two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster was awarded a star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame on Wednesday -- and revealed she was banned from the glitzy thoroughfare as a child.The veteran actress was presented with the 2,580th star on the walk by longtime friend Kristen Stewart outside the iconic TCL Chinese Theater in the heart of Tinseltown."I gr...  Full Story
Radio stations mourn Prince with song simulcast
The Current radio station encouraged fans to share tributes over social media with the hashtag #NothingCompares2ULeading US radio stations Wednesday simultaneously played Prince's ballad "Nothing Compares 2 U" in a memorial over the airwaves to the late pop legend.The Current, a Minnesota public radio station that has long been a leading news source on the music star and hometown hero, spearheaded the simulcast at 5:07 pm local time (2207 GMT).The timing come...  Full Story
Janet Jackson expecting first child at 49: report
Janet Jackson, who turns 50 on May 16, is expecting her first childPop superstar Janet Jackson is expecting her first child at age 49, reports said Wednesday.The younger sister of Michael Jackson stunned funs last month by halting a global tour and saying that she and her husband Wissam Al Mana were "planning our family."Jackson, who turns 50 on May 16, did not offer further details at the time. But the celebrity ...  Full Story
'Magnificent 7' revives forgotten story of black cowboys
"Now itFrom the chiseled, insouciant Robert Mitchum and the rugged, laconic Clint Eastwood to John Wayne, the most celebrated cowboy of all, Hollywood's Western icons are invariably strong, brooding -- and white.The roles they play, too -- legendary frontiersmen like Jesse James, Billy the Kid and Wyatt Earp -- are typically ranchers, lawmen or outlaws ba...  Full Story
Grammys launches festival in Brooklyn
Singer Ne-Yo, pictured performing on March 10, 2016, will take the stage at the inaugural Grammy Park festival in Brooklyn, New YorkThe Grammys, the biggest night of the music industry, is throwing an inaugural festival in Brooklyn to showcase a diversity of genres.Dubbed Grammy Park, the event runs from Thursday through Sunday across New York's largest borough with both free and ticketed concerts.Highlights include a ticketed concert Thursday by R&B singer Ne-Yo, a three-t...  Full Story
Addiction specialist rushed to see Prince before death
Messages left by fans outside PrinceA specialist in painkiller addiction hurriedly made plans to see Prince hours before the music legend was found unconscious, a lawyer said Wednesday, offering possible new clues on the singer's sudden death.Prince's representatives had contacted California-based Howard Kornfeld, who treats people with addictions to opioids, on April 20 and the doct...  Full Story
NY art auction season to kick off, break a taboo
An art expert at ChristieThe spring art auction season kicks off Sunday in New York with paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Cy Twombly and a taboo-smashing statue of Hitler.Some 1,500 artworks are to go under the gavel over the course of five days of auctions expected to fetch more than a billion dollars.The most important ones will be held in the evening, three hosted ...  Full Story
'Jessica Jones' star calls superhero part her dream role
Krysten Ritter, 34, has won plaudits for her performance as a private investigator with superpowers in "Jessica Jones"The star of Netflix hit "Jessica Jones" said Tuesday she knew she had found her dream job even before she read for the role of the titular superhero sleuth.Krysten Ritter, 34, has won plaudits for her performance as a private investigator with superpowers in the hard-hitting Marvel television adaptation, hotly tipped to win big at the Emmy Awards i...  Full Story