Las Vegas appears to have a winner when it comes to hyper-specific themes. The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas has opened a concert venue intended to evoke a 1930s-era theater dropped into an Eastern European glass factory.
The Strip's newest event space will celebrate a grand opening just before the new year with a performance by pop star Bruno Mars. It technically opened its doors on Sunday, hosting an IBM meeting.Full Story
Authorities say the brother of socialite Paris Hilton was assaulted at a Miami Beach party.
A police report says 24-year-old Barron Hilton told authorities a man struck him in the face after the two had an argument at a party Friday in a Miami Beach home. Hilton suffered deep cuts on his forehead and nose. He posted a photo of the injuries online.Full Story
The sounds of high-performance car engines filled the air Sunday as thousands of fans, friends and car enthusiasts headed to the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita to pay tribute to Paul Walker at the site where the "Fast & Furious" actor died in a car crash.
The memorial, planned through social media, was scheduled to begin at noon, but mourners began arriving hours beforehand to leave flowers, candles, stuffed animals and other tributes.Full Story
Can a smash TV soap bring closure for historical wrongs and succor from contemporary turmoil? Check out a Turkish series on the 16th-century Ottoman monarch Suleiman the Magnificent.
From the Arab world to the Balkans, the story of the sultan's harem and his romance with a Slav beauty has captivated nations that suffered under Ottomon domination.Full Story
A new documentary shines a worrying and grisly light on a growing Latino pop culture phenomenon in the United States inspired by the deadly drug violence which has ravaged neighboring Mexico.
"Narco Cultura" depicts the "narco clubs" of the southern and southwestern U.S., from Los Angeles to Atlanta, where fans come to hear popular music glorifying Mexico's drug cartels.Full Story
Stephen King has decided to give Twitter a try. But don't expect to hear a lot from him.
The best-selling horror author can now be followed at the account @StephenKing.Full Story
Veteran rapper Jay-Z topped nominees for the 2014 Grammys announced Friday with nine nods, while Taylor Swift and Daft Punk were also among those in the running in major categories.
But Jay-Z other major stars including Justin Timberlake failed to score any nominations in the major categories, which saw a mixture of rap and pop in the running for the top honors at music's equivalent of the Oscars next month.Full Story
The Dubai International Film Festival opened on Friday, promising a strong selection of Arabic-language feature films and documentaries, among them the award-winning Palestinian movie "Omar".
Hollywood stars Cate Blanchett and Martin Sheen attended the opening of the festival. kicking off with a screening of Hany Abu Assad's Omar, the first-ever Palestinian film to be tipped for an Oscar.Full Story
Written by Anthony Sargon
“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, an adaptation of James Thurber’s short-story, is a little bit tricky to review. On one hand, I had a really good time throughout the majority of the film, but at the same time, I wasn’t exactly sure I knew what was happening. When the movie ended, I had more questions than answers, and that’s slightly unfortunate, because it has the potential to be a huge crowd-pleaser.Full Story
Thalia, the Mexican-born pop star and actress, is covering the U.S. coasts, receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles and landing her own fashion line at Macy's stores, including the Herald Square flagship in New York.
The “Queen of Latin Pop” Thalia was honored Thursday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.Full Story