Judge dismisses Pennsylvania woman's lawsuit against Bill Cosby


A U.S. federal judge on Thursday dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought by a Pennsylvania woman against Bill Cosby, which contended the comedian smeared her character when he accused her of lying in claiming he had sexually assaulted her in the 1980s.

Will Smith shuns Oscars in diversity protest, Ruffalo to attend

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

Film, U.S. 22 Jan 2016

Adele to perform at 2016 Grammys

Adele, whose album "25" swiftly became the biggest seller of 2015, is to perform at the 2016 Grammy Awards in February, organizers said on Wednesday. | Video

Music, 20 Jan 2016

Oscar-nominated Italian film director Ettore Scola dies at 84

ROME Italian director Ettore Scola, whose Oscar-nominated films chronicled the growing pains, class divisions and frustrated idealisms of 20th century Italy, has died at the age of 84, his family said. | Video

Italy 20 Jan 2016

Singer Don McLean says marriage breakdown behind domestic violence arrest

"American Pie" singer Don McLean said on Thursday his domestic violence arrest this week stemmed from "the very painful breakdown" of his long marriage and asked fans not to judge him.

U.S., Music 21 Jan 2016

Actor DiCaprio honored in Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland - Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio received an award "for his leadership in tackling the climate crisis" at the Annual Crystal Awards held at the World Economic Forum . | Video

Davos 20 Jan 2016

Director Spike Lee says not calling for Oscars boycott

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.

Film, 20 Jan 2016

The Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey dead at 67

LOS ANGELES Glenn Frey, the prolific guitarist, singer, songwriter and founding member of the Eagles, died on Monday at age 67, the American rock band known for "Hotel California" and dozens of other hits said on its website. | Video

Music, 18 Jan 2016

Pamela Anderson causes stir in French parliament over foie gras

PARIS Former Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson triggered scenes of chaos in France's parliament on Tuesday as journalists fought and shoved to hear her campaign for a ban on the force-feeding of ducks and geese for foie gras. | Video

Environment, France 20 Jan 2016

Winslet on DiCaprio Oscar nod: 'It's going to be Leo's year'

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

Film, 18 Jan 2016