Latest stories
'Fast and Furious 8' Set for 2017 Release

The "Fast and Furious" franchise is set to roar into its next phase with an eighth installment due in 2017, the first without Paul Walker, the late actor's co-star Vin Diesel said Thursday.

"Furious 7" has only just raced to the top of the global box office, taking over $1 billion worldwide in the last appearance for Walker, who died in a tragic unrelated car crash mid-way through filming.

W140 Full Story
Oscar-Winner Michel Hazanavicius Wants to Work with Tom Cruise

Oscar-winning director Michel Hazanavicius is under consideration to take on a comedy-musical film with Tom Cruise titled "Bob the Musical," the Frenchman said Thursday at a film festival in Los Angeles.

"It is an amazing, wonderful idea," Hazanavicius said about the possibility of doing the film.

W140 Full Story
Child Actor of 'Everybody Loves Raymond' Commits Suicide

Sawyer Sweeten, known for his role as one of twin sons in the U.S. sitcom "Everybody loves Raymond," committed suicide on Thursday aged 19, U.S. media reported.

"This morning a terrible family tragedy has occurred," Sweeten's sister Madylin said in a statement, according to the showbiz publication Variety.

W140 Full Story
Elton John's Heart-Shaped Glasses Stolen from Memphis Museum

Officials say a pair of Elton John's heart-shaped glasses has been stolen from a display case at a Memphis museum.

Memphis police said Wednesday the glasses were taken from the Memphis Rock n' Soul Museum. Officers were called to the museum on Tuesday night, when employees noticed the glasses were missing.

W140 Full Story
Sony Announces Animated Spider-Man from 'Lego Movie' Team

Sony Pictures announced plans for an animated "Spider-Man" feature from the "Lego Movie" writing/directing team of Christopher Miller and Phil Lord on Wednesday at CinemaCon. But the beleaguered studio failed to address the elephant in the room for the audience of theater owners at the annual conference: "The Interview."

In December, amid the hack on Sony and perceived terrorist threats, the major theater chains decided not to show "The Interview" in their theaters. In a statement, Regal Entertainment Group referenced the "wavering support" of Sony in Regal's decision not to show the film. Ultimately, Sony orchestrated a day-and-date release for the film, and it maintained the position that exhibition of the film was the sole decision of the theater owners.

W140 Full Story
Sandra Bullock Named People's 'Most Beautiful Woman'

Sandra Bullock was named the World's Most Beautiful Woman for 2015 by People magazine Wednesday, following in the footsteps of Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts and last year's Lupita Nyong'o.

The 50-year-old Oscar winner, a Hollywood veteran known for her self-deprecating humor, said she initially thought the magazine's honor was "ridiculous."

W140 Full Story
Fashion Houses Await Birth of a Tiny Style Heavyweight

Whether wrapped in pink or blue, the new baby of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, will have the power to influence trends across the globe as the latest addition to a powerful fashion dynasty.

Whenever Kate or her baby Prince George wear items, they rapidly sell out, in a marketing phenomenon dubbed the "Kate effect" that is helped along by social media and online shopping trends.

W140 Full Story
Gwyneth Paltrow Files for Divorce from Singer Chris Martin

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are officially uncoupling after the actress filed for divorce after more than 11 years of marriage.

Paltrow cited irreconcilable differences for the breakup of her marriage to Martin, who is the frontman for the band Coldplay.

W140 Full Story
Cruise Wows CinemaCon with Look at 'Mission' Stunts

Tom Cruise revealed Tuesday at a surprise appearance at CinemaCon in Las Vegas that he actually hung off the side of an airplane in the film "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation."

The actor said he performed the stunt, which involved a massive Airbus A400M taking off and flying to 5,000 feet (1,500 meters), eight times with a harness attaching him to the aircraft.

W140 Full Story
First Indian Artist at Coachella Marks Electronica Rise

Once an afterthought for many international artists, India has quickly emerged as a hotbed for electronic dance music -- and, in a sign of its growth, the first Indian act has played the influential Coachella festival.

The duo B.R.E.E.D, which had its start in Mumbai and Goa, put on an energetic set at the festival that closed Sunday in the California desert with a style driven by a heavy rhythm that the band calls "future bass electronic."

W140 Full Story