'Star Wars' awakens force with new stars in teaser trailer


LOS ANGELES - "There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?" | Video

A Minute With: 'Sunny' Charlie Day on oddballs, 'Horrible Bosses'

LOS ANGELES - From playing the screeching, illiterate, cat food-eating Charlie Kelly on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" to the hapless, tortured, dim-witted Dale on "Horrible Bosses", Charlie Day has found his niche with oddball characters.

People, 26 Nov 2014

Jolie says she likes directing - but is not through acting

LONDON - Angelina Jolie says she prefers working behind the camera instead of in front of it, but on Tuesday at the London premiere of her searing prisoner-of-war drama "Unbroken," she added that she is not giving up acting entirely.

People 25 Nov 2014

'Birdman' soars ahead in Independent Spirit Award nominations

LOS ANGELES - Existential black comedy "Birdman" led the Independent Spirit Awards nominees on Tuesday, as thriller "Nightcrawler," coming-of-age chronicle "Boyhood" and civil rights drama "Selma" followed with five nods each. | Video

26 Nov 2014

Shia LaBeouf appears in N.Y. court in disorderly conduct case

NEW YORK - Actor Shia LaBeouf made a brief appearance in a New York court on Tuesday to show he was in compliance with a treatment program after he pleaded guilty in September to a disorderly conduct violation for disturbing a performance of "Cabaret" on Broadway.

25 Nov 2014

'Wizard of Oz' Cowardly Lion suit, Casablanca piano go for millions

NEW YORK - The Cowardly Lion costume worn in the film "The Wizard of Oz," including the sculpted likeness of actor Bert Lahr's face, was auctioned for nearly $3.1 million.

25 Nov 2014

Authorized documentary on Nirvana's Kurt Cobain to air on HBO

LOS ANGELES - The first documentary made with the cooperation of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain's family will be released in 2015, U.S. premium cable network HBO said on Tuesday.

Television, Music, 25 Nov 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch hails unsung hero in 'The Imitation Game'

NEW YORK - Like many people, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch knew very little about Alan Turing, the genius mathematician he portrays in "The Imagination Game," who helped to hasten the end of World War Two by cracking Germany's wartime communications code.

25 Nov 2014

'Horrible Bosses 2' reunites goofball trio for kidnapping comedy

LOS ANGELES - After an unsuccessful attempt to murder their "Horrible Bosses" in the 2011 hit comedy, goofball buddies Nick, Kurt and Dale reunite in a sequel deciding to go into business for themselves and eliminate the need for managers. Or so they think.

24 Nov 2014

Aussie film kicks like a mule, skips cinemas for iTunes debut

SYDNEY - An Australian film about a hapless drug mule has bypassed cinemas to make its debut on the iTunes online store in a novel attempt to beat piracy and woo audiences drawn to big-ticket Hollywood releases with huge advertising budgets.

24 Nov 2014

Pulitzer winner Lahiri in shortlist for S.Asia fiction prize

NEW DELHI - Pulitzer Prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri is one of five frontrunners for next year's DSC Prize, one of South Asia's biggest literary awards, according to the shortlist announced in London on Thursday.