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London ‘William Tell’ gets chorus of boos for nude scene

LONDON Gioachino Rossini’s opera “Guillaume Tell” (William Tell) about the Swiss patriot who shoots an arrow that splits an apple atop his son’s head is famed for its overture with the galloping horse theme used in “The Lone Ranger” television … Continue reading

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Seattle home linked to Disney’s "Up" movie could be demolished: media

A century-old Seattle house resembling the home in Walt Disney Co’s animated movie “Up” is facing possible demolition, local media reported on Monday. In 2006, Edith Macefield drew national media coverage when she refused a $1 million offer for her … Continue reading

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Marvel’s superhero ‘Ant-Man’ plays big for the silver screen

LOS ANGELES Marvel brings its latest superhero offering to the silver screen in “Ant-Man”, with Paul Rudd, known for his roles in popular comedies, portraying a thief who has the power to shrink in size but grow in power. Rudd … Continue reading

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R&B singer Miguel says new ‘Wildheart’ album rooted in LA

LONDON Grammy Award winning RB singer Miguel brings his hometown of Los Angeles to the forefront in his third studio album “Wildheart”. The singer-songwriter, born Miguel Jontel Pimentel, released the album on Monday, following up on his 2012 critically acclaimed … Continue reading

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Men bring the moves, but ladies take charge in ‘Magic Mike XXL’

LOS ANGELES Mike may have the magic, but it’s the ladies that have the control in “Magic Mike XXL,” as five buff men cater to the female gaze in the supercharged raunchy male stripper movie sequel. The film, out in … Continue reading

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Larry Kramer ‘still has work to do’ as film celebrates his life

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Larry Kramer’s confrontational style has mellowed. Now 80, the playwright, novelist and AIDS activist, speaks softly and looks almost frail in a big leather armchair in his New York apartment overlooking Washington Square Park. … Continue reading

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NBC fires Trump, drops pageants over candidate’s insults to Mexicans

NBC cut ties with real estate developer and TV personality Donald Trump and the “Miss USA” and “Miss Universe” pageants on Monday for making comments insulting Mexicans when he began his run for president earlier this month. The pageants, part … Continue reading

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Sean Combs tumbles, Janet Jackson gets emotional at BET awards

Rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs took a tumble, Janet Jackson made an emotional appearance, and the BET TV network paid tribute on Sunday to campaigners across the United States demanding better police accountability after a troubled year. Combs fell through a … Continue reading

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Sean Combs tumbles, Janet Jackson gets emotional at BET awards

Rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs took a tumble, Janet Jackson made an emotional appearance, and the BET TV network paid tribute on Sunday to campaigners across the United States demanding better police accountability after a troubled year. Combs fell through a … Continue reading

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‘Ted 2′ stumbles to $32.9 million opening, ‘Jurassic World’ tops with $54.2 million

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – The party wasn’t as wild the second time around. Universal’s “Ted 2″ debuted to an underwhelming $32.9 million across 3,442 theaters, roughly $15 million less than most analysts had expected the pot-smoking teddy bear comedy would … Continue reading

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