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Drama of mother starving baby grips Venice fest

VENICE (Reuters) – A film portraying New York City mother who starves her baby because she thinks he is saint-like and food contains impurities has caused a stir at the Venice Film Festival for its switch from light romance to … Continue reading

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Gainsbourg reprises Deneuve daughter role in ‘Three Hearts’

VENICE (Reuters) – Charlotte Gainsbourg says the most exciting thing about her role in the French romantic comedy “3 Coeurs” (Three Hearts), shown in Venice, was the chance to once again play Catherine Deneuve’s daughter, a role she had in … Continue reading

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Family of seriously ill Joan Rivers ‘keeping fingers crossed’: daughter

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The daughter of comedian Joan Rivers, hospitalized in serious condition after suffering cardiac arrest, said on Sunday the comedian’s family members are “keeping our fingers crossed,” according to a hospital statement. Rivers, 81, has been hospitalized … Continue reading

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Actress Jenny McCarthy marries pop star Donnie Wahlberg

(Reuters) – Actress Jenny McCarthy and pop star turned reality television star Donnie Wahlberg have tied the knot in Chicago, family and media said on Sunday. McCarthy, a former co-host of the daytime talk show, “The View,” and Wahlberg, part … Continue reading

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Dozens arrested at Made in America music festival in Los Angeles

(Reuters) – Seven people were arrested on Sunday at the Made in America music festival in downtown Los Angeles, following an opening day that left more than two dozen people in handcuffs, police said. During Sunday’s show at Grand Park … Continue reading

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Venice film fest puts hard-hitting global issues on screen

VENICE (Reuters) – The Venice Film Festival has earned a reputation over the decades for tackling controversial political and social issues head on, and this year has been no exception. German-born Turkish director Fatih Akin’s “The Cut”, shown on Sunday, … Continue reading

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Pacino says crowds charge his batteries at Venice fest

VENICE (Reuters) – Al Pacino stars in two movies shown at the 71st Venice Film Festival, which meant he had to do a double round of media events, but the 74-year-old said he drew energy from the crowds that turned … Continue reading

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ wins weekend, tops this year’s box office universe

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The “Guardians of the Galaxy” misfits reached a new box office stratosphere over the U.S. Labor Day weekend, soaring past fellow Marvel hero “Captain America” to become the highest-grossing domestic movie of 2014. “Guardians” rang … Continue reading

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Pacino plays depressed men – twice

VENICE (Reuters) – Al Pacino fended off suggestions on Saturday that because he plays depressed characters in two movies shown at the Venice Film Festival he must have a special affinity for such roles. The “Godfather” star, who is 74, … Continue reading

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Bogdanovich’s ‘She’s Funny That Way’ milks laughs in Venice

VENICE (Reuters) – A madcap New York drawing-room comedy that played out like a classic Hollywood farce saw “The Last Picture Show” director Peter Bogdanovich in sharp comedic form at the Venice Film Festival on Friday. In “She’s Funny That … Continue reading

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