Entertainment  May 24, 2016
'Angry Birds' tops North American box office
US actor and producer Josh Gad poses on May 10, 2016 during a photocall for the animated film "The Angry Birds Movie""The Angry Birds Movie" hopped to the top of the North American box office over the weekend, booting "Captain America" into second place, according to industry data released on Monday.The 3D animated take on the popular video game features a trio of flightless birds -- Red, Chuck and Bomb -- who take out their anger on an invasion of purple pigs.Th...  Full Story
Madonna's Prince tribute criticized at Billboard Music Awards
Madonna took to the Las Vegas stage at the end of the evening and sang "Nothing Compares 2 U" followed by "Purple Rain"Madonna came under fire for her tribute to Prince during the Billboard Music Awards ceremony, which critics saw as too distant from the late artist himself.Wearing a shimmering lilac-colored suit, Madonna took to the Las Vegas stage at the end of the evening and sang "Nothing Compares 2 U" followed by "Purple Rain" as she held the hand of surprise ...  Full Story
US media mogul Redstone opposes Paramount sale
US mogul Sumner Redstone, 92, says he believes it is in the best interest of Viacom that Paramount Pictures should remain wholly owned by the parent company and has opposed any sale of a minority stakeUS mogul Sumner Redstone said he opposes the proposed sale of a minority stake in Paramount Pictures, the jewel of his media empire."Unless Viacom's board presents a concrete plan that convinces him otherwise, Mr Redstone continues to believe that it is in the best interest of Viacom that Paramount Pictures should remain wholly owned by the parent ...  Full Story
Prince may have died hours before he was found: report
Messages are left by fans outside the Paisley Park residential compound of music legend Prince in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 21, 2016Prince may have died at least six hours before his body was found, and was given fluids intravenously the day before he died, The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported, as new details emerged about the singer's final hours.Autopsy and toxicology results have yet to be released, but the Star Tribune on Saturday cited sources as saying that Prince grew i...  Full Story
Elvis guitar fetches $334,000 at New York auction
During a 1975 concert in Asheville, North Carolina, Elvis Presley had given the guitar to fan Mike Harris, who had kept it until nowA guitar given to Elvis Presley by his father in 1969 went under the hammer for $334,000 in New York during an auction that also saw a Michael Jackson vest fetch $256,000.Vernon Presley is said to have changed the finish of the Gibson Dove acoustic guitar to ebony after his son earned his black belt in karate.It beat auction house Julien's estimate...  Full Story
Modern-day pioneer puts tiny Nevada town up for sale
 A half-century ago Nancy Kidwell and first husband Slim turned a triangle-shaped gravel airstrip abandoned by the US military into a thriving community that featured a casino, store, camper van park, motel, bar and restaurant Nancy Kidwell is a modern-day pioneer of the American desert, a rough-riding frontierswoman who built an entire town amid the lonely Yucca trees and sturdy sagebrush, where nothing existed before.A half-century ago, Kidwell and first husband Slim turned a triangle-shaped gravel airstrip abandoned by the US military into a thriving community that fe...  Full Story
Netflix recreates drug kingpin Escobar's death
The body of Medellin drug cartel leader Pablo Escobar (C) lies on the roof of a house in December, 1993 moments after he was gunned down by Colombian police while trying to escape authoritiesSlumped on a terracotta rooftop, Pablo Escobar succumbs to multiple bullet wounds, blood leaching from his chest, signaling the end of the drug lord's reign of terror in Colombia.The death of the feared Medellin Cartel's "Don Pablo" has been recreated in painstaking detail by the cast and crew of Netflix hit "Narcos," its showrunner revealed after ...  Full Story
'Thrilling' western is mainstream hit of Cannes film festival
(FromL)  US actors Chris Pine and Ben Foster with British director David Mackenzie just before the screening of their film "Hell or High Water" at Cannes on May 16, 2016Whichever film wins the Palme d'Or at Cannes on Sunday night, there is no mistaking the biggest mainstream hit of the festival."Hell or High Water", a modern western starring Jeff Bridges as a Texan ranger on the trail of two brothers robbing branches of the bank that is about to repossess their farm, has had critics reaching for superlatives. The ...  Full Story
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