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'The Book of Life,' 'Kingsman' lead Fox's eclectic Comic Con peeks

SAN DIEGO - Action, comedy, animation and dystopia made up an eclectic slate of upcoming films that 20th Century Fox presented at Comic Con on Friday, hoping to engage the convention's avid fan base. | Video

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'Hunger Games,' 'Divergent' pushed aside for new Comic Con fare

SAN DIEGO - Young adult film franchises have dominated the conversation at San Diego's annual Comic Con gathering in recent years, but as the buzz-building convention kicked off on Thursday, the absence of established blockbusters has allowed studios to push new fare targeting a similar audience.

Film, 24 Jul 2014

'Weird Al' Yankovic still trying to wrap head around No. 1 album

LOS ANGELES - The past week for "Weird Al" Yankovic has been a little weird by the standards of the curly-haired, accordion-playing, oddball master of pop music parody.

Music, 24 Jul 2014

Brain power outwits Asian mobsters in sci-fi thriller 'Lucy'

NEW YORK - Gun-toting thugs and a vicious Asian mob boss are no match for the brawn and brain of French director Luc Besson's super-powered heroine in his sci-fi, action thriller "Lucy."

24 Jul 2014

N.Y. judge adjourns disorderly conduct case against actor LaBeouf

NEW YORK - A judge on Thursday adjourned until September the disorderly conduct and harassment case against actor Shia LaBeouf, who was charged with disturbing a Broadway theater performance in June. | Video

24 Jul 2014

N.Y. Met Opera threatens to lock out musicians in labor dispute

NEW YORK - New York's Metropolitan Opera said it will lock out its musicians and other unionized employees next week if a new contract agreement is not reached, in an escalation of a labor dispute that threatens to derail an entire opera season.

Arts 24 Jul 2014
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'The Book of Life' takes No. 1 spot on U.S. bestsellers list

NEW YORK - "The Book of Life," the final novel of the time-traveling trilogy written by Deborah Harkness, shot straight to the top of the U.S. bestsellers list on Thursday.

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