Netherlands wins Eurovision contest; Madonna flag display causes stir - The Netherlands won the 64th Eurovision Song Contest in Israel on Sunday in a songfest that passed off without serious incident, despite calls by pro-Palestinian groups to boycott the event.
Sun, 19 May 2019 03:43:54 -0400
Schwarzenegger struck by flying kick at South Africa sports event - A man struck Arnold Schwarzenegger with a flying kick at a sports event in South Africa on Saturday, though the actor and former California governor later reassured fans that they needn't worry about him.
Sat, 18 May 2019 15:42:59 -0400
Clad in green, film crew protest Argentina abortion law on Cannes red carpet - Waving green scarves and chanting "solidarity for women", an Argentine film crew and several dozen campaigners turned the Cannes red carpet into a protest on Saturday as they showcased a documentary looking at the highly-charged issue of abortion.
Sat, 18 May 2019 15:38:48 -0400
On Eurovision final day, Israelis cheer as Palestinians protest - As singers made last-minute preparations for the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv on Saturday, Israeli police threw a high-security cordon around the venue to head off attacks, or protests by boycotters who have urged fans to shun the event.
Sat, 18 May 2019 13:06:12 -0400
Almodovar's ode to filmmaking hits the right notes at Cannes - Pedro Almodovar is used to a good reception from what he called "faithful" audiences in France - so much so, the director joked on Saturday that he was "Franco-Spanish".
Sat, 18 May 2019 12:47:01 -0400
Antonio Banderas says heart attack helped him reinvent himself - Antonio Banderas said a heart attack he suffered two years ago spurred him into a health kick but also allowed him to reinvent himself as an actor, including as he prepared to take on the lead role in Pedro Almodovar's autobiographical new movie.
Sat, 18 May 2019 12:27:03 -0400
Cannes critics warm to Ken Loach's dig at gig economy - With the tale of a family unraveling under the pressure of their precarious jobs, Ken Loach's latest Cannes entry takes aim at the gig economy model dividing politicians and workers the world over.
Sat, 18 May 2019 11:46:25 -0400
Emotional 'Rocketman' cast formed close bond with Elton John - Actor Taron Egerton said on Friday he'd developed a close friendship with Elton John while preparing for the biopic "Rocketman", adding to the emotion after a glittering premiere where few of its stellar attendees were left dried-eyed.
Sat, 18 May 2019 11:26:14 -0400
Tarantino puts in early red carpet turn at Cannes Film Festival - Quentin Tarantino may have made it to the Cannes film competition by the skin of his teeth after rushing to finish editing on his latest movie in time but the director put in an unexpected early turn on the Croisette's red carpet on Saturday.
Sat, 18 May 2019 11:25:08 -0400
Kim Kardashian names fourth child, a boy, Psalm West - Reality television star Kim Kardashian announced on Friday she has named her fourth child, a boy born last week via a surrogate, Psalm West.
Sat, 18 May 2019 08:28:10 -0400
Cannes contender Diop wanted to see more black actors on screen - Mati Diop, the first woman of African descent to compete for the top prize at Cannes with a haunting film about migrants, said on Friday the label made her "sad" but showed how much work there was to do for equality in the movie industry.
Fri, 17 May 2019 20:26:15 -0400
Grumpy Cat, whose scowl launched a million memes, dies age 7 - Grumpy Cat, an internet celebrity for her permanent frown, died "in the arms of her mommy, Tabatha" this week, leaving behind countless online jokes about how we all feel at our worst moments, her family said on Friday. She was 7.
Fri, 17 May 2019 17:01:12 -0400
Lions Gate offered to sell Starz to CBS for $5.5 billion: sources - Lions Gates Entertainment offered to sell cable channel Starz to CBS Corp for $5.5 billion after rebuffing a lower offer, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Fri, 17 May 2019 16:59:26 -0400
Woodstock 50 festival announces new funding to get show back on - The organizers of a three-day concert marking the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival said on Friday they have obtained new funding to enable the show to go on.
Fri, 17 May 2019 16:16:38 -0400
Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas reunite on Cannes red carpet - Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas, long-time collaborators of director Pedro Almodovar, turned up the glamor on the red carpet at Cannes on Friday for the Spaniard's latest outing, a contender for the top prize at the film festival.
Fri, 17 May 2019 15:59:21 -0400
Eurovision fans hit the beach ahead of Saturday final - Hundreds of tourists and concertgoers packed into a sea-front Eurovision park in Tel Aviv on Friday, soaking in the late spring sun ahead of the music competition's Saturday final.
Fri, 17 May 2019 11:12:20 -0400
Madonna gets into Eurovision groove in Tel Aviv despite Palestinian criticism - Pop star Madonna took time out ahead of her scheduled guest performance at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel, attending an evening event in Tel Aviv on Thursday.
Fri, 17 May 2019 10:20:30 -0400
Elton John touches down in Cannes for sparkling 'Rocketman' premiere - (This May 16 story corrects to show that Priyanka Chopra attended screening of '5B', not 'Rocketman'.)
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