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Steven Hill, who played ‘Law & Order’ DA Schiff, dies at 94

August 25, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Steven Hill, a versatile character actor in theater, films and television who achieved his greatest success late in life as grumpy District Attorney Adam Schiff on TV’s long-running... more »»

 
 
 
AFI postpones ‘The Birth of a Nation’ screening, Parker Q&A

August 25, 2016 LOS ANGELES (AP) — The American Film Institute has canceled plans to screen writer-director Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation” for students this week amid controversies surrounding a 17-year-old... more »»

BBC lists Top 100 films of 21st century; David Lynch tops it

August 25, 2016 There still may be 84 years to go, but a new list ranks David Lynch’s “Mulholland Drive,” Wong Kar-wai’s “In the Mood for Love” and Paul Thomas Anderson’s “There Will Be Blood” as the top films of... more »»

Harry Belafonte weighs in on Nate Parker and his new film

August 25, 2016 NEW YORK — Harry Belafonte says it’s unfair that Nate Parker’s shining moment with his film “The Birth of a Nation” is being overshadowed by a 17-year-old rape case. more »»

Burt Bacharach cancels 2 concerts to recover from broken arm

August 25, 2016 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Burt Bacharach is canceling two September concerts to recover from a broken arm. more »»

Counterfeit pain pills likely came to Prince illegally

August 24, 2016 MINNEAPOLIS — The disclosure that some pills found at Prince’s Paisley Park home and studio were counterfeit and contained the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl strongly suggests the pills came to... more »»

Headley Bennett, sax player on Bob Marley’s first song, dies

August 24, 2016 KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Saxophonist Headley Bennett, who played on “Judge Not,” Bob Marley’s first song, has died at age 85, his family said Monday. more »»

Doherty settles with ex-managers she said mismanaged money

August 24, 2016 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court records show Shannen Doherty has settled a lawsuit against her former business managers, who she accused of leaving her without health insurance and caused a delay in doctor... more »»

Jennifer Lawrence tops Forbes list of highest-paid actresses

August 24, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lawrence is a girl on fire — at least monetarily speakin. more »»

Filmmaker who made illustrations into moving images dies at age 98

August 24, 2016 WESTON, Conn. (AP) — An Oscar-nominated filmmaker who developed a technique to transform illustrations from children’s books into moving images for films has died at his Connecticut home. more »»

Mark Hamill supports request by terminally ill ‘Star Wars’ fan

August 24, 2016 LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill is among those lending his support to a terminally ill fan who wants to see “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” before he dies. more »»

Car slams into crowd at outdoor concert in Ohio, injuring 9

August 23, 2016 PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — The 74-year-old driver of a car that slammed into a crowd at an outdoor community concert in Ohio injuring nine people, two of them seriously, confused the brake with the... more »»

Malaysian rapper held for allegedly insulting Islam in video

August 23, 2016 KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An ethnic Chinese rapper in Malaysia has been detained for allegedly insulting Islam in his latest music video. more »»

Remembering ‘Heroes’: Berlin unveils plaque to David Bowie

August 23, 2016 BERLIN (AP) — Berlin’s mayor has inaugurated a memorial to a hero: a plaque commemorating David Bowie’s time in the then-divided city in the late 1970s. more »»

The memory of all that: Can you still find Sinatra in Vegas?

August 23, 2016 LAS VEGAS — Popular Frank Sinatra tunes in Las Vegas hotel lobbies have been replaced by the likes of Sia and Rihanna. more »»

Official: Pills found at Prince’s estate contained fentanyl

August 22, 2016 MINNEAPOLIS — Several pills taken from Prince’s estate in Paisley Park after his death were counterfeit drugs that actually contained fentanyl — a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin... more »»

‘Ben-Hur’ crashes, ‘Suicide Squad’ stays on top for 3rd week

August 22, 2016 NEW YORK — A big-budget remake of “Ben-Hur” was trampled under a herd of holdovers and new releases at the box office, the latest casualty in a bruising summer for Hollywood. more »»

Founding guitarist of 3 Doors Down Matt Roberts dies

August 22, 2016 WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) — Guitarist Matt Roberts, a founding member of the rock band 3 Doors Down, has died in Wisconsin. The 38-year-old was in West Bend to perform at a benefit. more »»

Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip holds final show

August 22, 2016 KINGSTON, Ontario (AP) — A delirious sold-out crowd and countless Canadians on live TV watched the final concert by rock band The Tragically Hip, whose lead singer and songwriter Gord Downie has bee... more »»

Jared Leto boards ‘Blade Runner’ sequel

August 21, 2016 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fresh off a divisive turn as the Joker in “Suicide Squad,” Jared Leto is set to take off on a new adventure in the sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 dystopian cult classic “Blade... more »»

 
 
 

 

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