One of the oddest moments for Todd Phillips, director of the "Hangover" movies, was meeting a Zach Galifianakis lookalike on the Vegas Strip who refused to have his picture taken if not paid.
Galifianakis' hilarious bearded misfit Alan -- who takes center stage in the final installment, out this week -- has become a staple image on T shirts and tourist trinkets in Vegas, where the first blockbuster film was set in 2009.Full Story
Pop diva Taylor Swift took home an armful of trophies, and Justin Bieber confronted a chorus of boos at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday.
Swift, 23, in a figure-hugging blue Zuhair Murad mini-dress, collected eight awards including top artist, top female artist and top Billboard 200 album for her latest release "Red," which has sold more than 5.4 million copies worldwide.Full Story
The tensions of Palestinian life under Israeli occupation exploded onto the screen at Cannes on Monday, where a tale of love and betrayal won a five-minute standing ovation.
"Omar" is the new work by Hany Abu-Assad, who shot to prominence in 2006 with "Paradise Now," which won a Golden Globe and, in the race for best foreign-language film, became the first-ever Palestinian film to be tipped for an Oscar.Full Story
"Star Trek: Into Darkness" soared at warp speed to the top of the U.S. box office, ousting blockbuster sequel "Iron Man 3," industry estimates showed Sunday.
The latest installment of the cult science fiction phenomenon starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto took in $70.6 million on its debut weekend, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations.Full Story
"Great Gatsby" actress Carey Mulligan traded in her Tiffany jewels and Prada-designed flapper dresses for polo necks and duffel coats in her second star turn at the Cannes Film Festival Sunday in the Coen brothers' eagerly anticipated "Inside Llewyn Davis".
Mulligan stars with Justin Timberlake and Oscar Isaac as folk singers chasing fame and success in early 1960s New York in a bleakly comic film greeted by one critic as the "best so far at Cannes" while another hailed a "stupendous soundtrack".Full Story
A six-cord electric guitar that Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison played went under the hammer for $408,000, Julien's Auctions said Sunday.
The customized VOX guitar was the centerpiece of the annual Music Icons auction held Saturday at the New York Hard Rock Cafe by the Beverly Hills, California-based auctioneers.Full Story
When amateur actress Etsuko Shigemoto walks out in front of a Paris audience in an all-Japanese production this month she will forget about being 87 years old.
"I have weak hearing and poor sight. I have problems all over my body," she said. "But I am still young in spirit."Full Story
Saudi Arabia's first woman filmmaker, Haifaa Al-Mansour, said her country was becoming "more tolerant and more accepting" as she picked up an award in Cannes on Saturday for her acclaimed film "Wadjda".
The 2012 tale of an impish young Saudi girl who plots to own a bicycle in defiance of a ban has won the hearts of critics and public alike in France, Germany and Switzerland, where it is being distributed.Full Story
Blue Ivy's gonna be a big sis!
That's right: Superstar supermom Beyoncé is expecting her second child with hubby Jay-Z, multiple sources exclusively confirm to E! News.Full Story
French actor and newly-minted Russian citizen Gerard Depardieu on Saturday compared President Vladimir Putin to the late Pope John Paul II and said the ex-KGB agent is what Russia needs as a leader.
Depardieu is preparing to shoot a new film in Moscow and the Chechen capital Grozny -- a city rebuilt from the ground up after nearly two decades of war -- as he settles in to his new role as global ambassador of Russian culture.Full Story