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Country music singer Thomas Rhett debuts atop Billboard chart

LOS ANGELES Country singer Thomas Rhett's latest album debuted at the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, leading six new entries in the top 10.

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Hulu's big Emmy night marks a streaming milestone

LOS ANGELES Streaming service Hulu made Emmy history on Sunday by becoming the first digital platform to win a top series award with its dystopian saga "The Handmaid's Tale."

Television Sep 18 2017

Audience, actors cry foul about arrest of Russian theater director

MOSCOW A play staged by arrested Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov drew a full house on its first night at a Moscow theater, with many in the audience and cast expressing solidarity with the director who they said is being punished for his liberal views.

Russia Sep 18 2017

Diverse shapes, sizes, colors dominate Emmys red carpet

The Emmy awards red carpet challenged the traditional ideals of Hollywood beauty on Sunday with diversity in race, body shape and sexual identity reinventing television's biggest runway.

Television, Sep 17 2017

'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing' wins at Toronto film festival

TORONTO Director Martin McDonagh's comic drama, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," won the award for audience favorite at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, giving the film a boost ahead of the upcoming awards season.

Film, Sep 17 2017

Box Office: 'Mother!' Crumbles With $7.5 Million, 'It' Repeats No. 1

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "It" continues to post terrifyingly huge numbers, while "Mother!" opens with a thud.

Film, Sep 17 2017
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British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video