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Friday, May 15, 2015
Watts into feathers; Coens not into television
Premieres, parties, pretty people and paparazzi. All come together at the annual Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera. Associated Press journalists are in the mix, too, and here's what they've been reporting: Resplendent In Feathers
'American Idol' crowns 14th season champion
Nick Fradiani is the latest winner of "American Idol."
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Michael Fassbender is cool and composed, calmly answering questions from a reporter, with one exception: when it's suggested he's not quite as severely serious as some of the films he's made.
With nod to Eastwood, Fassbender goes West in new film 'Slow West'
Women take spotlight as Cannes film fest opens
The Cannes film festival eschews its usual blockbuster kick-off on Wednesday, opening with a gritty French film that marks only the second time a female director has won the coveted first slot.
Joey Alexander's favorite things include the Avengers, SpongeBob and Thelonious Monk. He's a normal 11-year-old kid who just happens to be a jazz piano prodigy from Indonesia and has already impressed such jazz luminaries as Wynton Marsalis and Herbie Hancock.
Directors' guild blames studios, networks for gender bias
The Directors Guild of America says networks and studios are to blame for the "deplorable" dearth of female directors in Hollywood, following a call by the American Civil Liberties Union for an investigation into the industry's "systemic failure" to hire female directors.
Obi-Wax Kenobi: 'Star Wars' stars join London wax museum
Heroes and villains from a galaxy far, far away have flown into Madame Tussauds wax museum in London for a new "Star Wars" exhibition, which opens Saturday.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Taiwanese film director Hou Hsiao-hsien (侯孝賢) was mistaken for a Chinese national by the organizer of the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival, which is scheduled to be held from Wednesday through May 24.
Nouveau riche, investors pay big bucks for artworks
A vibrant, multi-hued painting from Pablo Picasso set a world record for artwork at auction, selling for US$179.4 million on Monday night, and a sculpture by Alberto Giacometti set a record for most expensive sculpture, at US$141.3 million.
Like many people, John Travolta remembers where he was when O.J. Simpson was riding in a white Ford Bronco in that infamous slow-speed pursuit in 1994 before he surrendered to police and later faced murder charges in the deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ronald Goldman.
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