Saturday, January 31, 2015
Amy Poehler turned the tables on her roasters, poking fun at Harvard and its famed Hasty Pudding theater troupe during its annual Woman of the Year award and roast Thursday.
Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced “King of Kitsch” whose avalanche of music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and `70s overwhelmed critical mockery and made him an Oscar-nominated songwriter and one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.
Earth authorities are completely unprepared for the arrival of alien visitors and worried humans should ready themselves by watching a groundbreaking documentary, the film's director boasts.
One of the world's leading comics festivals opened in France on Thursday under tight security as it dedicated this year's event to the murdered cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo.
Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr is set for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but first he plans a new album and tour of the United States and Latin America.
Rapper Lil Wayne has had it with his record label. He's suing Cash Money Records for US$51 million after claiming that it stiffed him for US$8 million on a record he delivered last month.
Death Row Records founder Marion “Suge” Knight accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man as he fled attackers, his lawyer said. Authorities said the incident was being investigated as a homicide.
Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credited with lifting American morale during World War II, has died. He was 94.
Friday, January 30, 2015
After years of flying to North Korea with “bags full of money” and returning with hundreds of works of art, investor Frans Broersen believes he has pre-emptively secured a lucrative slice of a market so specialized it doesn't really exist.
Two Taiwanese films — “Paradise in Service” (軍中樂園) and “Thanatos, Drunk” (醉.生夢死) — will be screened at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, which will take place Feb. 5-15.