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British rapper Example makes film debut in "Between Two Worlds"

LONDON British rapper Example swaps music stages for film sets in “Between Two Worlds”, making his “scary” screen debut in the modern day love story. The rapper and singer, known for hits such as “Stay Awake” and “Say Nothing”, plays … Continue reading

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Female stars discuss Hollywood gender pay gap

BEVERLY HILLS – The topic of equal pay for actors and actresses took center stage at Elle magazine’s Women in Hollywood awards  on Monday. Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence last week penned an essay on the subject — in which she … Continue reading

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Lamar Odom making ‘incredible strides,’ Khloe Kardashian says

LOS ANGELES Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian said on Tuesday her estranged husband Lamar Odom has made “incredible strides” as he recovers from a collapse in a Las Vegas brothel last week, while the former NBA player’s aunt called his … Continue reading

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Fans fete ‘Star Wars’ on China’s Great Wall

BEIJING – Donning light sabers, “Star Wars” fans gathered at China’s Great Wall on Tuesday ahead of the release of the highly-anticipated next episode of the sci-fi saga. A new trailer for “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”  … Continue reading

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Sony to pay up to $8 million in ‘Interview’ hacking lawsuit

Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc has agreed to pay up to $8 million to resolve a lawsuit by employees who claimed their personal data was stolen in a 2014 hacking tied to the studio’s release of a comedy set in North … Continue reading

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ breaks presale records

LOS ANGELES Early ticket sales for December’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” broke IMAX records with more than $6.5 million for U.S. screenings, the theater chain said on Tuesday, while the trailer delivered a boost for ESPN’s Monday Night Football. … Continue reading

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Selena Gomez tops Billboard 200 chart, The Game debuts at No. 2

LOS ANGELES Pop star Selena Gomez edged out rapper The Game for the top spot on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday. “Revival,” the second record from 23-year-old Gomez, sold 85,000 albums and 198,000 songs, and was … Continue reading

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Bullock weighs in on equal pay issue

Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock has added her voice to the issue of equal pay among women in Hollywood following an essay on the subject by “Hunger Games” actress Jennifer Lawrence last week.     “My question isn’t so much about the … Continue reading

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Murray mixes music dreams, darker matter in Afghan war comedy "Rock the Kasbah"

NEW YORK Bill Murray plays a has-been rock music manager whose fortune changes while on tour in Afghanistan in “Rock the Kasbah”, taking the time-honored route of using comedy to tackle more serious matters. Murray plays Richie Lanz, whose best … Continue reading

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‘The Force Awakens’ Star Wars fans, crashing online ticket sales

LOS ANGELES “Star Wars” fans were given the longest look yet at the upcoming “The Force Awakens” film on Monday, in an action-packed trailer which became the top trending topic on Twitter and sparked a rush of bookings which crashed … Continue reading

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