LOS ANGELES Fans of the blockbuster "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will have to wait two more years for the next installment as Walt Disney Co. on Wednesday pushed back the release of "Star Wars: Episode VIII" by seven months. | Video
LOS ANGELES - As soon as the nominations for this year's Oscars were announced last week, they were quickly subject to criticism over the lack of diversity among the contenders. | Video
NEW YORK Will Smith on Thursday joined director Spike Lee and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith in not attending the 2016 Oscar ceremony in February in protest over the absence of nominated actors of color, while nominee Mark Ruffalo said he will attend the show after confusion over his stance. | Video
Director Spike Lee on Wednesday backed away from calls to boycott the Academy Awards ceremony amid controversy over a lack of diversity among this year's nominees and said a plan is needed to ensure racial equity in Hollywood.
LONDON Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated five times for an acting Oscar and Kate Winslet, his co-star in the 1997 blockbuster "Titanic", says he may finally win the golden statuette next month. | Video
SANTA MONICA, California - Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, actress Brie Larson and Catholic Church sex abuse probe film "Spotlight" took top Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday. | Video
LOS ANGELES - Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Jack Black stepped out for an early morning premiere of the latest installment of the "Kung Fu Panda" franchise at the weekend. | Video
MEXICO CITY Oscar-winning Mexican film director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has stood by U.S. actor Sean Penn for his interview with drug lord Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman, saying in an article published on Sunday that Penn wrote a "fantastic" story.
LOS ANGELES Grueling revenge movie "The Revenant" emerged as the Oscar front-runner on Thursday in nominations that pit big-budget movies against small personal dramas and once again shut actors of color out of the industry's biggest honors. | Video
LONDON British actor Alan Rickman, whose roles ranged from Hollywood villains to Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films, has died after a battle with cancer aged 69. | Video
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the official novel of the latest blockbuster movie, took the top spot on the weekly U.S. fiction bestseller chart on Thursday.