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Penguin film director gives climate warning in Cannes closer

CANNES, France The French director who charmed the world and won an Oscar with his 2005 documentary “March of the Penguins” will close the Cannes festival on a somber note with a film about global warming that says not only … Continue reading

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Box Office: ‘Tomorrowland’ Tops Slow Memorial Day Weekend With $32.2 million

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – There weren’t as many fireworks at the Memorial Day weekend box office this year as newcomer “Tomorrowland” disappointed with a $32.2 million debut. The science-fiction adventure stars George Clooney and was directed by Brad Bird of … Continue reading

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Killers’ frontman Brandon Flowers tops British albums chart

LONDON Killers’ frontman Brandon Flowers scored his second solo chart-topping album after “The Desired Effected” went straight in at number one in Britain on Sunday, the Official Charts Company said. Flowers pipped Paul Weller’s “Saturns Pattern” to the top spot … Continue reading

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French film ‘Dheepan’ wins top Palme d’Or award in Cannes

CANNES, France French film “Dheepan” won the top Palme d’Or prize for director Jacques Audiard at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival on Sunday, crowning a good night for French cinema which took two other awards. The film tells the … Continue reading

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Icelandic film on sheepfarmer brothers wins Cannes ‘Regard’ prize

CANNES, France An Icelandic movie about two sheepfarming brothers who have not spoken in 40 years but are brought together by an outbreak of a disease that threatens their flocks won the Un Certain Regard prize at the Cannes Film … Continue reading

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Sweden’s Mans Zelmerlow wins Eurovision Song Contest

VIENNA Sweden’s Mans Zelmerlow won the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna on Sunday, beating Russia and Italy in the world’s biggest international music show. The 28-year-old singer and TV presenter, who had been a bookmakers’ favorite, performed … Continue reading

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U.S. deejay Kasem’s widow will not face criminal charges

The widow of American radio personality Casey Kasem will not face criminal charges in connection with his death, prosecutors said on Friday, despite allegations of abuse from three of his adult children. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said … Continue reading

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U.S. deejay Kasem’s widow will not face criminal charges

The widow of American radio personality Casey Kasem will not face criminal charges in connection with his death, prosecutors said on Friday, despite allegations of abuse from three of his adult children. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said … Continue reading

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From Austria to Australia, Eurovision casts net wide for 60th year

VIENNA A slice of Swedish electro-pop, Italian ‘popera’ and a pop star from Australia, about as far from Europe as you can get, are among the favorites for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. The annual kitsch-fest, watched by … Continue reading

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Cannes gets a Fassbender ‘Macbeth’ suffering combat stress

CANNES, France Michael Fassbender is a “Macbeth” for our times, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, while Marion Cotillard is a Lady Macbeth haunted by the loss of a child, in the final competition entry screened on Saturday for the top … Continue reading

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