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Rare Darth Vader mask, Harry Potter glasses up for auction in LA

Sep 09 2019

LOS ANGELES A rare Darth Vader mask and helmet worn in one of the early "Star Wars" movies goes up for auction in Los Angeles later this month, along with a pair of Harry Potter's signature glasses.

Kelly Clarkson hoping to keep it real for new U.S. talk show

Sep 04 2019

LOS ANGELES Kelly Clarkson, the first "American Idol," launches her own talk show next week with a mix of music, celebrities and ordinary people that she hopes will be more uplifting than the daily news coming out of the United States.

Tiny Nevada town near secretive Area 51 braces for alien hunters

Aug 23 2019

RACHEL, Nevada Connie West, co-owner of an alien-themed motel in the tiny U.S. desert outpost of Rachel, Nevada, believes they are coming no matter what. Not aliens, but alien hunters. | Video

Actor with Down syndrome inspires and stars in Hollywood film

Aug 02 2019

LOS ANGELES The critically acclaimed new movie "The Peanut Butter Falcon" took an unusual path to Hollywood and has made an unlikely star of Zack Gottsagen, an actor who has Down syndrome.

San Diego duo takes on electric scooter industry

Aug 01 2019

SAN DIEGO, Two men in San Diego have impounded thousands of electric scooters they say have been left littered about the city and endangering pedestrians, sparking a battle with companies that have flooded cities with the two-wheelers. | Video

K-Pop's BTS now in your pocket with mobile game

Jun 25 2019

(This June 24 story, corrects title of Simon Sim to president of the U.S. arm of Netmarble Corp instead of president of the South Korean mobile gaming company, paragraph 5.) | Video

Pokemon Go creators release Harry Potter mobile game Wizards Unite

Jun 21 2019

LOS ANGELES The creators of mobile gaming phenomenon Pokemon Go unleashed a new game on Thursday that features Harry Potter and other characters from the wizarding world made famous in best-selling books and blockbuster movies. | Video

Ron Howard frames Pavarotti story through arias for new documentary

Jun 04 2019

LOS ANGELES Director Ron Howard did not know much about opera, but he understands drama when he sees it, and Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti's life was packed with it. | Video

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