Mike Nichols, award-winning American director, dies at 83


- Mike Nichols, a nine-time Tony Award winner on Broadway and the Oscar-winning director of influential films such as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," "The Graduate," and "Carnal Knowledge," died on Wednesday at age 83. | Video

A Minute With: Christoph Waltz on being a 'Horrible Boss'

LOS ANGELES - As Colonel Hans Landa in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds," Christoph Waltz embodied an unsettling charm and cruelty, unleashing terror while maintaining his manners and securing an Oscar in the process.

People 19 Nov 2014

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth named 'sexiest man alive' by People magazine

NEW YORK - "Thor" star Chris Hemsworth was named People magazine's "sexiest man alive" on Tuesday in a live broadcast of the late night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live." | Video

People 19 Nov 2014

'Sex references' dropped in rating of Paddington bear film

LONDON - A description of the new talking bear "Paddington" children's movie saying it contained "mild sex references" has been dropped for "innuendo". | Video

19 Nov 2014

James Cagney's 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' Oscar to hit auction block

LOS ANGELES - The late James Cagney's best actor Oscar statuette for the 1942 musical "Yankee Doodle Dandy" is expected to fetch at least $800,000 when it goes up for auction on Thursday in Los Angeles, auction house Nate D. Sanders said. | Video

People, 19 Nov 2014

Angelina Jolie says POW film helped with motherhood

SYDNEY - "Unbroken", a film Angelina Jolie directed about the plight of an American Olympian turned World War II prisoner, helped her tackle motherhood, the Oscar-winning actress said on Monday.

People, 17 Nov 2014

Japanese tough guy actor Ken Takakura dies at 83

TOKYO - Ken Takakura, an actor known as "Japan's Clint Eastwood" for his portrayal of tough but principled gangsters in over 100 movies and who gained international fame in director Ridley Scott's "Black Rain," has died at the age of 83.

Japan 19 Nov 2014

Many of China's TV shows, films are rubbish, minister says

BEIJING - Many of the television shows, movies and publications produced in China each year are rubbish, and the solution is to banish decadent themes and concentrate on uplifting social values instead, a senior government minister has said.

Television, China 18 Nov 2014

German World Cup documentary pulls in crowds despite bad reviews

BERLIN - A behind-the-scenes documentary film about Germany's successful campaign to win the 2014 soccer World Cup in Brazil pulled in the crowds in Germany on its opening weekend, despite woeful reviews.

17 Nov 2014

'Dumb and Dumber' sequel outmuscles 'Hero' to win weekend box office

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - "Dumb and Dumber To", the sequel to the 1994 comedy that raised stupidity to an art form, led the U.S. and Canadian box office this weekend, taking in $38.1 million and outmuscling last week's winner, "Big Hero 6." | Video

16 Nov 2014