Entertainment

National Portrait Gallery show explores nature of celebrity

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the age of selfies, social media and streaming videos, the idea of what makes a celebrity has expanded far beyond the Hollywood icons of the past. Now scientists, technology geeks, designers, writers and YouTube stars achieve fame alongside athletes and entertainers....

Hollywood sex abuse documentary screens in Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) -- A dark side of the movie world has played out onscreen at Cannes in "An Open Secret," a documentary about child sexual abuse that calls itself "the movie Hollywood doesn't want you to see."...

CANNES WATCH: Celebrities douse in diamonds at De Grisogono

CANNES, France (AP) -- Celebrities were dousing in diamonds Tuesday at the glitzy De Grisogono soiree - one of the social event highlights of the Cannes Film Festival....

If you can make it there: Acts try out for NY subway spots

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a rite of spring: performers auditioning for the privilege of doing their thing in grubby, noisy subway stations....

Filmmaker, artist Prashant Bhargava dies at 42

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Prashant Bhargava, a deeply humane filmmaker and artist perhaps best known for the 2011 film "Patang" ("The Kite"), died Friday of cardiac arrest in New York. He was 42....

Filmmakers defend a language switch at English-heavy Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) -- The Cannes Film Festival is as close to the movies' answer to the United Nations. The filmmakers and media of the world are usually represented in one way or the other. The Croisette, Cannes' seaside promenade, is usually a babble of tongues....

CANNES WATCH: 'Sicario' takes muscular look at drug war

CANNES, France (AP) -- Denis Villeneuve unveiled his drug war thriller "Sicario" at the Cannes Film Festival, premiering a muscular saga that plunges deep into Mexico only to reveal more about the other side of the border....

Filmmakers defend a language switch at English-heavy Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) -- The Cannes Film Festival is as close to the movies' answer to the United Nations. The filmmakers and media of the world are usually represented in one way or the other. The Croisette, Cannes' seaside promenade, is usually a babble of tongues....

Law journal publishes special issue examining 'Breaking Bad'

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A University of New Mexico School of Law student journal has published a special issue analyzing legal issues related to the story line of AMC's "Breaking Bad" - and what might have happened if the real-life legal system was imposed on the fictional characters....

Review: Melancholy 'Aloft' buckles under leaden themes

"Aloft" is not an easy film. Peruvian director Claudia Llosa's meditative, generation-spanning drama about a falconer (Cillian Murphy) on a journey to find his healer and artist mother (Jennifer Connelly) languishes in tragedy. The frozen landscape is sun-soaked but unforgiving and the characters are burdened with the weight of the world and a futile hope for salvation....

Glittering gowns mix with glittering tutus at ballet gala

NEW YORK (AP) -- Socialites, models and actresses in brightly colored, sparkly spring gowns packed into the audience, and ballet stars in brightly colored, sparkly tutus packed onto the stage - all to celebrate the 75th anniversary of American Ballet Theatre....

Cannes steps into trouble with high-heels dress code

CANNES, France (AP) -- The Cannes Film Festival is coming under scrutiny for its strict dress code after women not wearing high heels were turned away from a premiere....

Cannes steps into trouble with high-heels dress code

CANNES, France (AP) -- The Cannes Film Festival is coming under scrutiny for its strict dress code after women not wearing high heels were turned away from a premiere....

CANNES WATCH: Jackson patriarch makes a splash at Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) -- Along with film stars and other top actors and directors in the industry, Cannes Film Festival red carpet premieres tend to bring out the random celebrity that makes you wonder why they're there....

'Fun Home' composers Tesori and Kron can make Tony history

NEW YORK (AP) -- When it comes to breaking new ground in the theater, the axiom, "Chance favors the prepared mind" sometimes works out nicely. Just ask "Fun Home" composers Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron....

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