Hollywood has been clamoring to capture Cuba's colorful charm since a thaw in frosty Cold War relations, but the islanders say the boom comes with their own underfunded film industry in crisis.
Several big American productions have created jobs and put Havana's art deco elegance in the shop window since U.S. filmmakers were given the right to shoot on the Communist-led island in January.Full Story
British rock group Radiohead on Saturday condemned "violent intolerance" after Islamists brutally attacked customers at an Istanbul record store attending an album release party, angered that the event coincided with Ramadan.Full Story
Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones appeared in court Friday to reject allegations that his bandmates had plagiarized an obscure instrumental rock song for their iconic hit "Stairway to Heaven."Full Story
Florida's Walt Disney World plans to put up signs warning of the danger of alligators following the death of a toddler snatched from the shore of a resort lake, U.S. media reported.
"All of our beaches are currently closed, and we are conducting a swift and thorough review of all of our processes and protocols," Walt Disney World Resort Vice President Jacquee Wahler said in a statement Thursday.Full Story
U.S. rocker Meat Loaf collapsed on stage mid way through a hit song while performing late Thursday in the western Canadian city of Edmonton, local media reported.
Video of the concert posted on news sites show the veteran rocker falling down while singing his 1993 smash "I'd Do Anything for Love."Full Story
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page told a court Wednesday he hadn't heard a song he is accused of plagiarizing for the iconic "Stairway to Heaven" until a few years ago.
Page and bandmate Robert Plant are accused of stealing the rock epic's opening bars from "Taurus," an instrumental track from the first album of long-defunct psychedelic Los Angeles rock band Spirit.Full Story
Prince William will appear on the cover of Britain's leading gay magazine to speak out against homophobic bullying, the publication revealed on Wednesday.Full Story
An American family's Disney vacation turned into a nightmare when an alligator snatched their two-year-old boy at the shore of a resort lake and the father was unable to pry the toddler from the animal's jaws, officials said Wednesday.
A search and rescue operation launched after the attack Tuesday night at the Grand Floridian hotel not far from the Magic Kingdom was ongoing, but police said they held out little hope the boy would be found alive.Full Story
Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and Robert Plant appeared in court on Tuesday to deny accusations that they "lifted" the opening bars to iconic rock song "Stairway to Heaven."
The musicians, dressed in black suits, arrived to a throng of reporters at Los Angeles federal court, where a jury of four men and four women was played their anthemic hit.Full Story
Security has been stepped up at Disney theme parks following reports that the gunman behind the massacre in Orlando may have scouted Disney World in Florida as a possible target.
"Unfortunately, we've all been living in a world of uncertainty, and during this time we have increased our security measures across our properties, adding such visible safeguards as magnetometers, additional canine units and law enforcement officers on site, as well as less visible systems that employ state-of-the-art security technologies," Disney spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler said in a statement.Full Story