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Raspy-voiced British soul singer Joe Cocker dies at 70

- Raspy-voiced, Grammy-winning singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of the Beatles' "With A Little Help From My Friends" and "You Are So Beautiful," has died, his agent said on Monday. He was 70.

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TV talent show winner Ben Haenow lands Britain's Christmas No.1

LONDON - The winner of Britain's "X-factor" TV talent show, 29-year-old Ben Haenow, claimed the coveted Christmas number one spot in the British singles chart on Sunday, the Official Charts Company said.

Music 21 Dec 2014

George Clooney criticizes Hollywood in Sony cyber attack

NEW YORK - Oscar winner George Clooney slammed Hollywood power players for not supporting Sony Pictures following the cyber attack on the company over the satirical comedy "The Interview" about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

North Korea 19 Dec 2014

'Wind Beneath My Wings' songwriter Henley dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Larry Henley, the songwriter best-known for "Wind Beneath My Wings," has died at the age of 77 at a hospice in Nashville, Tennessee, after a prolonged illness, colleagues and friends said on Friday.

People 19 Dec 2014

Forget the politics, Sony executives say North Korea comedy 'desperately unfunny'

SEOUL - The comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader is "desperately unfunny" and would have flopped overseas if it had not been canceled, according to leaked e-mails of international executives of Sony Pictures. | Video

Film, North Korea 19 Dec 2014

U.S. court backs $2.1 million copyright award for song 'Whoomp!'

TEXARKANA, Texas - The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has upheld a $2.1 million jury award in a copyright infringement case involving the 1993 hit rap song "Whoomp! (There It Is)."

U.S., 19 Dec 2014
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Book Talk: War on Afghan frontline, by a female soldier

KABUL - Chantelle Taylor is a former combat medic who fought in one of Britain's bloodiest battles in Afghanistan and wrote about her experience as a rare woman on the front line.

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