The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis tested the boundaries of legitimate art with a film festival devoted to the online cat videos that pervade YouTube and social networks.
It's not unheard of for some cat videos to rack up as many as 50 million YouTube views. Most are simple: a cat tries and fails to jump into a cardboard box, or makes a ridiculously cute noise while eating a spoonful of sour cream. Some are more cinematic, with tricky angles, animated graphics, mood music and other tricks of the filmmaking trade.Full Story
Hollywood legend Michael Cimino spoke with emotion at the Venice film festival on Thursday as he unveiled a new director's cut of his "Heaven's Gate" -- one of the biggest flops of all time.
Cimino's 1980 film was panned when it came out after his Oscar-winning "The Deer Hunter" and it helped bring down Hollywood giant United Artists.Full Story
A Russian national channel said Thursday it would censor "The Simpsons" cartoon series to comply with a new law banning scenes of violence, drinking and smoking before a late evening watershed.
The 2x2 channel, aimed at young adults, told Agence France Presse it would cut scenes where the Simpsons family watches a spoof ultra-violent cartoon called "The Itchy & Scratchy Show" after the law comes into force on Friday.Full Story
Sylvester Stallone's eldest son Sage died from heart failure, the Los Angeles county coroner's office said Thursday, adding that there were almost no drugs in the 36-year-old's body.
Sage Moonblood Stallone, who was also an actor and appeared with his father in two films, was found dead at his Hollywood home on July 13, leaving the "Rocky" star "devastated."Full Story
Holly Madison, the blonde burlesque performer who worked at Playboy and on reality TV before starring in a Las Vegas Strip show, says she'll be adding a new title to the resume — mom.
The 33-year-old star of "Peepshow" told Us Weekly she's 12 weeks into her pregnancy. Her boyfriend of nine months, Pasquale Rotella, issued an enthusiastic statement Wednesday.Full Story
Kim Kardashian has settled a lawsuit against Old Navy claiming the clothing retailer violated her publicity rights by using a lookalike in an ad.
Kardashian sued over the spot in July 2011, claiming the company's use of a model who looked like her might confuse consumers about her actual endorsements, which include a clothing store and shoe line.Full Story
The creator of "Modern Family" has fired off a barbed tweet about gay marriage at Ann Romney, after the wife of the Republican White House hopeful said it was her favorite TV show.
Romney named the show -- which features a high-profile gay couple, Mitch and Cam -- as her top television pick in an interview on the eve of her speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.Full Story
Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood could make Mitt Romney's day Thursday if he is the surprise speaker at the Republican National Convention, as event buzz and U.S. media have led on.
Anonymous GOP sources quoted by Fox News and other U.S. media said Wednesday the Oscar-winning director/actor and all-around tough guy will be the "mystery speaker" with a prime-time slot just before Senator Marco Rubio introduces Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.Full Story
As she kicked off the U.S. leg of her "MDNA Tour" in Philadelphia, Madonna said she was happy to party in the USA after touring Europe for three months.
The pop icon told the crowd Tuesday night they should "never forget how lucky you are to live where you live and to have the freedom that you have." She made the comments after talking about the arrest of three members of the punk-rock female band Pussy Riot. The women were sentenced to two years in prison after performing a "punk prayer" at Moscow's Christ the Savior cathedral in which they called on the Virgin Mary to deliver Russia from its leader, Vladimir Putin.Full Story
Britain's Prince Harry will next week make his first public appearance since nude photographs of him in a Las Vegas hotel room flooded the internet, it was announced on Tuesday.
The prince will cheer on swimmers at the Paralympic Games on Monday and will later meet with British competitors in London.Full Story