Entertainment

Shirley Temple, former Hollywood child star, dies at 85

(Reuters) – Shirley Temple Black, who lifted America’s spirits as a bright-eyed, dimpled child movie star during the Great Depression and later became a U.S. diplomat, died late on Monday evening at the age of 85, her family said in a statement. Temple Black, who lured millions to the movies in the 1930s, “peacefully passed away” at her Woodside, Calif., home from natural causes at 10:57 p.m. local time (0157 ET), surrounded by her family […]

Stolen 300-Year-Old Stradivarius Violin Recovered And Played In Wisconsin

(Reuters) — A Stradivarius violin worth millions of dollars, which was stolen from a concert violinist in an armed robbery in January and recovered by the police less than a week ago was back being used during a performance of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on Monday (February 10). Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond played his famous Stradivarius violin at the concert in the Brookfield auditorium where he was received by the public with a standing ovation, NBC News reported. The 300-year-old […]

Oscar-Winner Danish Film Director Gabriel Axel Dies at age 95

DANISH film director Gabriel Axel, the first Dane to win an Oscar for best foreign film “Babette’s Feast”, died Sunday, February 9, at the age of 95. News about his death was announced by his daughter, Karin Moerch,  in a statement.   She said her father died “quietly and peacefully after a long and eventful life.” She did not say where he died or give the cause of death. Born April 18, 1918, in Denmark’s second […]

Gold glitters among the looks at New York Fashion Week

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:57pm EST (Reuters) – Going for the gold isn’t just a slogan for the Olympics Games; the gleaming metal is dominating fashions for fall. Gold is appearing in elegant evening wear, where it might be expected to shine, and in casual tops, sweaters and jackets as well on the runways in New York, where hundreds of designers are showing their Fall 2014 collections this week. Son […]

Jason Wu, a Michelle Obama fave, shows luxurious coat designs

By Jane H. Furse NEW YORK Fri Feb 7, 2014 7:26pm EST (Reuters) – Designer Jason Wu, a favorite of first lady Michelle Obama, on Friday showed luxurious outerwear in his fashion show that played up elements of style he called “unflustered beauty.” Wu’s fall 2014 collection used soft amethysts, powder grays and embroidered blacks. His fabrics and materials were, as always, luxurious. “The inspiration was really something quite darkly romantic,” he said after his […]

George Clooney And His “Monuments Men” Whip Fans At Berlinale Red Carpet Into A Frenzy

(Reuters) — George Clooney and his cast of “The Monuments Men” whipped the German capital into a frenzy on Saturday (February 7) with hundreds of fans trying to catch a glimpse of Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray and others as they arrived at the movie’s international red carpet premiere. There, the stars patiently signed autographs and took pictures with fans. For the most ambitious of his five films as director, George Clooney assembled a top-shelf cast of fellow actors to play […]

Emotional Leno bids farewell to “Tonight Show”

(Reuters) – Comedian Jay Leno said an emotional goodbye to the “Tonight Show” on Thursday with a star-studded farewell led by actor Billy Crystal, after hosting the NBC late night program for more than 20 years and handing the reins over to Jimmy Fallon. Leno, 63, who took over one of U.S. broadcast television’s marquee programs in 1992 from Johnny Carson, came out to a standing ovation from the audience of friends and family, shaking […]

Music Apps For All Genres

BY NIKKI VERON CRUZ Are you getting bored of your old playlists? Need some new musical influences? Would you like to refresh your tunes and learn more about different genres, pioneering and upcoming bands as well? Well, now that music from all sort of genres and cultures, is available to all in all mediums, here are a few apps that could get you started on your new musical venture. Here are a few of our […]

Disney profit beats forecasts with ESPN, ‘Frozen’

(Reuters) – Media company Walt Disney Co reported higher profit for the quarter that ended in December, beating Wall Street expectations with growth at sports network ESPN and the strong performance of its animated hit film “Frozen.” The company posted adjusted earnings per share of $1.04, according to a statement released on Wednesday, exceeding the 92 cents average estimate of analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Net income for the quarter rose to $1.8 billion, […]

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman to be buried in private funeral

LOS ANGELES Tue Feb 4, 2014 8:14pm EST (Reuters) – Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his New York apartment on Sunday in an apparent heroin overdose, will be buried in a private funeral service, the late Oscar-winner’s representative said on Tuesday. The statement issued by Hoffman’s publicist, Karen Samfilippo, did not say when the funeral service for family and friends would happen. It said it would take place in New York […]

‘Silly’ selfies craze will die out, says ’60s snapper Bailey

By Li-mei Hoang LONDON Mon Feb 3, 2014 7:00am EST (Reuters) – The craze for taking “selfies” will die out soon, said British photographer David Bailey, famously known for capturing the free spirit of the swinging ’60s. The 76-year old, whose famous subjects include supermodel Kate Moss, Rolling Stone singer Mick Jagger and actor Jack Nicholson, said he had never taken a self portrait on a smartphone or webcam because he was too busy taking […]