Newspapers themselves have been making headlines lately, with the British tabloid News of the World collapsing amid allegations of phone hacking and police bribery and News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch testifying before Parliament — and being attacked by a protestor with a shaving-cream pie in the process.
But the Fourth Estate has long been an inspiration for filmmakers who've depicted reporters as both seekers of truth and unscrupulous diggers of scoops.Full Story
Movie icon Clint Eastwood, who once reveled in the role of hard-bitten San Francisco cop "Dirty" Harry Callahan, has paid a stirring tribute to U.S. law enforcement officers.
Accepting to be honorary chairman of a National Law Enforcement Officers Museum in Washington that plans to open its doors at the end of 2013, Eastwood, 81, said the project was "long overdue" and "richly deserved."Full Story
Indonesian Harry Potter fans will finally be able to see the last adventure of the boy wizard on the big screen after the country resolved a boycott by US film studios over a drawn-out tax dispute.
Movie-goers have so far missed out on "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" and several other blockbusters during the five-month boycott.Full Story
Israeli heavy metal band Orphaned Land performed alongside Lebanese belly dancer Johanna Fakhri at the Hellfest music festival in the western French town of Clisson on Sunday, according to France24.
“Cooperating with belly dancers has become a trademark for the band, which makes a point of using its music to bring Israelis and Arabs closer together,” France24 reported.Full Story
There's a seasonal shift going on in the condiment firmament. Ketchup, the big red staple of American pantries, is catching up with the cool crowd as chefs and food entrepreneurs seek new inspiration.
"It's a very exciting time to be making ketchup," says Scott Norton, who with Mark Ramadan founded the recently launched Sir Kensington's Gourmet Scooping Ketchup.Full Story
In next year's beach season, women can be comfortable, feel glamorous and look trend-right in pants as beach cover-ups.
Bold-colored and printed pantsuits were among the popular styles on the runway during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012, which ended this week. Slouchy pants in bright pink and black, and even a Spandex, bohemian-print legging, also might be coming soon to a beach near you.Full Story
For a foodie, the new film about Spain's renowned elBulli restaurant is a bit like an Angelina Jolie movie for a teenage boy.
That boy's never going on a date with Angelina. And sorry, dear foodie, but you're never gonna eat at elBulli.Full Story
"The Hangover" star Bradley Cooper will appear as Lucifer in a movie version of the classic poem "Paradise Lost" to be filmed in Sydney.
The government of New South Wales, where Sydney is located, announced Wednesday that the movie will be directed by Australian Alex Proyas, who also directed "I, Robot" starring Will Smith and "Knowing" with Nicholas Cage.Full Story
Hollywood stars Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis have accepted YouTube invitations from two U.S. marines, one serving in Afghanistan, to accompany them to military balls.
And singer-turned-actor Timberlake and "Black Swan" star Kunis are having fun with the invitations by a male and female Marine, which went viral on the video-sharing site last week.Full Story
Belarus has banned the radio broadcast of several popular Russian songs with dissident undertones amid protests against the regime of the President Alexander Lukashenko, sources said on Tuesday.
Over the past few weeks several songs -- including late Soviet-era dissident rock icon Viktor Tsoi's famous "We Are Waiting for Change" -- have disappeared from the airwaves of radio stations.Full Story