LOS ANGELES - As a prominent cast member of "Saturday Night Live" for a decade, Kristen Wiig played characters from political figures to pop stars, but in her latest film, the comedian taps into a more complex and serious side of life.
- Prada -- the Devil's favorite fashion brand, as the film and book would have it -- is launching a giant multi-disciplinary arts complex on the edge of Milan that it hopes will attract tens of thousands of visitors a year.
LOS ANGELES - After solving murders in central London with "Sherlock" and traipsing through Middle Earth in "The Hobbit," actor Martin Freeman is heading into the Marvel universe, the Walt Disney Co-owned studio said on Tuesday.
VIENNA - Austrian prosecutors have charged the owner of a basement filled with Adolf Hitler paraphernalia as a Nazi sympathizer after his collection featured in a documentary film by cult director Ulrich Seidl last year.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Avengers: Age of Ultron" scored the second-biggest domestic opening in history this weekend, kicking off summer blockbuster season with a mammoth $187.7 million debut. | Video
LOS ANGELES - Major retailers and Disney Stores around the world will start selling the first merchandise tied to the upcoming film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" during an event that will kick off just after midnight on Sept. 4.
LOS ANGELES - Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon teams up with "Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara in "Hot Pursuit", a female-driven comedy directed, produced and led by a strong presence of women on set. | Video
LOS ANGELES - The rebooted "Star Wars" franchise hit a bump on Friday as filmmaker Josh Trank, who was selected to direct one of the upcoming standalone films, said he was stepping down from the project to pursue other "creative opportunities."
NEW YORK - Robert Redford has added the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award to his list of honors for his work in front and behind the camera, and the Hollywood star said he still enjoys making movies after more than 50 years in the industry. | Video
BEIJING - Ju Anqi's low-budget film "Poet on a Business Trip" took just one main actor, one camera and 40 days on the road in China’s remote western Xinjiang region to make back in 2002. | Video
LONDON - British crime writer Ruth Rendell, best known as the creator of Detective Chief Inspector Wexford, died in hospital on Saturday at the age of 85, her publisher said.