Entertainment  December 19, 2014
New York Fashion Week booted out of Lincoln Center
People are seen outside the Lincoln Center during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 collections on September 7, 2013 in New YorkNew York's glitzy, multi-million-dollar Fashion Week will be booted out of Lincoln Center for causing disruption to an adjacent park, under a legal settlement between the city and local activists. The ruling was reached after the fashion extravaganza, run by IMG Worldwide Inc, was accused of misusing Damrosch Park, where trees and perennial plantin...  Full Story
Bon Iver frontman to curate new festival
Justin Vernon of Bon Iver poses with the Best Alternative Music Album award for "Bon Iver" and the Best New Artist award at the 54th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California on February 12, 2012The frontman of Bon Iver, who won critical acclaim for his emotionally resonant indie folk rock, has announced a festival that promises to throw a spotlight on new music.Justin Vernon announced the inaugural festival to take place on July 17-18 in his hometown of Eau Claire in the Upper Midwestern state of Wisconsin, known for its scenic landscape ...  Full Story
More US cinemas cancel NKorea parody film
Hackers invoked the 9/11 attacks in their most chilling threat yet against Sony Pictures, warning the Hollywood studio not to release a film which has angered North KoreaMore major US cinema chains canceled Wednesday plans to screen the comedy film that has offended North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, after mysterious computer hackers threatened attacks on theaters showing the movie, reports said.Regal, AMC and Carmike theaters were among chains who will not show the madcap movie about a plot to assassinate the Nort...  Full Story
Timberlake, Biel expecting first child: ex-bandmate
Heartthrob couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are expecting their first child, TimberlakeHeartthrob couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are expecting their first child, Timberlake's former bandmate says.Joey Fatone, who performed with Timberlake in the boy band 'NSync, confirmed Biel's long-rumored pregnancy in an interview to be released Wednesday."He told me a while ago, and I kept my mouth shut," Fatone told In Touch Weekly."J...  Full Story
Oscar nominee Wallis shines in 'Annie' remake
US actors Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis pose for pictures during a photocall for the film "Annie" in central London on December 16, 2014Oscar-nominated child star Quvenzhane Wallis brings her trademark zest to a new big-screen version of the classic Broadway musical "Annie," retold for the social media era.The film -- incidentally among the Sony productions leaked online by hackers -- tells the story of the young heroine who, while striving to find her real parents to save her from...  Full Story
Cosby won't be charged over decades-old sex claim
In this October 21, 2010 photo comedian Bill Cosby performs onstage in New YorkUS prosecutors declined to charge Bill Cosby over allegations he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl in the Playboy Mansion in 1974, in a rare piece of good news for the veteran comic.About 20 women have accused the 77-year-old Emmy and Golden Globe winner of sexual assault or rape in alleged incidents dating mostly from decades ago, but so far o...  Full Story
Hungarian Roma sues Beyonce over smash hit
Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z perform on stage for the 56th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, January 26, 2014A Hungarian singer from the Roma community is suing Beyonce over the smash hit "Drunk in Love," saying the superstar sampled a folk tune without permission.The song off Beyonce's Grammy-nominated self-titled album begins with an Eastern-sounding a cappella voice that gradually fades out after around 40 seconds as a pop beat, keyboards and Beyonce's...  Full Story
Green Day marks rock's new generation in Hall of Fame
US punk rock band Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong (R) and Jason White (L) perform during the Bilbao BBk Live music festival, on July 13, 2013, in BilbaoLatter-generation punks Green Day won spots in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Tuesday, joining older legends in the band's first year of eligibility.Other 2015 inductees into the hall of fame include Bill Withers, the soul singer best known for his 1972 song "Lean on Me," and hard rockers Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.Three deceased artists ro...  Full Story