Hollywood mogul Simon buys fur farm with animal rights activists


SAN DIEGO - Hollywood mogul and co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon, has bought a chinchilla farm in Southern California as part of a drive by animal rights activists to close the breeding facility.

British singer Cliff Richard cancels cathedral performance

LONDON - British singer Cliff Richard, whose house was searched last week by police investigating allegations of a sexual offense involving an underage boy in the 1980s, has canceled a performance he was due to give next month in Canterbury Cathedral, his spokesman said on Tuesday.

Music, 19 Aug 2014

Indian yoga guru Iyengar dies at 95

NEW DELHI - Indian yoga guru BKS Iyengar, who built a global following that included violin maestro Yehudi Menuhin and novelist Aldous Huxley, died on Wednesday, his website said. He was 95.

20 Aug 2014

Saxophonist Dickson plays classics, pop and saves lives too

LONDON - After winning a Classic BRIT award in 2013, proving the saxophone can be an important classical instrument, Amy Dickson is taking it to more familiar pop territory on her new album. | Video

Music, 19 Aug 2014

At 91, Marvel creator Stan Lee continues to expand his Universe

LOS ANGELES - Marvel Entertainment's chief emeritus Stan Lee may be in his ninth decade, but it hasn't stopped him from adding outposts to his creative empire as he hopes to interest a new generation of children in super heroes of all shapes and sizes.

Film, 19 Aug 2014

Australia rebukes mining tycoon over abusive attack on China

SYDNEY - Australian mining mogul and politician Clive Palmer was rebuked by the government on Tuesday for a tirade against China, in which he described its government as "bastards" who shoot their own people and want to take over the country's resources.

Fedoras share tips on food-beer pairings in new cookbook

NEW YORK - Husband and wife team Brooke and Luther Fedora show how beer adds complexity to a dish and why selecting the right brew can elevate any meal in their debut cookbook, "The Foodie's Beer Book."

19 Aug 2014

'Saturday Night Live' announcer Don Pardo dead at 96

LOS ANGELES - Veteran broadcaster Don Pardo, the seldom-seen, booming-voiced announcer for NBC's television sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live" for nearly 40 years, died on Monday aged 96, the New York Times and other media reported.

19 Aug 2014

Gisele Bundchen leads pack as world's highest paid model: Forbes

NEW YORK - With estimated earnings of $47 million during the past year from lucrative contracts and other business ventures, Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen is the world's highest paid model for the eighth consecutive year, said on Monday.

Brazil 18 Aug 2014

Actress Debbie Reynolds to receive SAG lifetime honor

LOS ANGELES - Debbie Reynolds, the star of such enduring Hollywood films as "Singin' in the Rain" and "How the West Was Won," will be honored with a lifetime achievement award by her peers, the Screen Actors Guild said on Monday. | Video

18 Aug 2014