Catalan chef Ferran Adria, who is closing his legendary Spanish eatery elBulli on Saturday, has won acclaim over two decades there from perhaps the sternest of culinary judges -- the French.
Adria's avant-garde cooking grabbed the attention of fellow cooks across the border, who hail him as a genius and an artist, while bemoaning the poor imitations his groundbreaking cuisine has spawned.Full Story
A Japanese porn star's hugging contest, as well as covetable limited edition action figures, is drawing record crowds of manga-crazed youngsters to Hong Kong's annual comic fair.
Hundreds of excited teens camped out for days so they could be among the first inside the venue, turning elevated walkways leading into the city's convention centre into makeshift homes.Full Story
People close to Amy Winehouse say she left a trove of unreleased music, but no decision has been made about whether it will be released.
Spokesman Chris Goodman says there is "plenty" of material, but there have been no discussions yet about releasing anything.Full Story
Police fired beanbags to disperse revelers who threw bottles and other objects on Hollywood's main tourist drag Wednesday, outside the premiere of a rave-inspired documentary.
Two people were arrested and three police cars damaged outside Graumann's Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard, where "Electric Daisy Carnival Experience" was being screened, a police spokeswoman said.Full Story
Bollywood has had a better start to the second half of 2011 after a tough first six months of empty cinemas and postponed releases caused by clashes with major cricket tournaments, analysts say.
Long queues and "house full" signs have returned to cinemas in India's entertainment capital Mumbai and across the country since the start of June for a string of films that have proved a hit with audiences.Full Story
After the birth of her sixth child, Lauryn Hill wants to clear up two things: Rohan (RO'-han) Marley didn't abandon her while she was pregnant, and he's not the baby's father.
The blogosphere has been abuzz after word came last week that the reclusive Grammy winner had a baby boy. Marley, the father of her five other children, sent a message on Twitter "forwarding all well wishes to Ms. Hill on the birth of her new son." That tweet, along with pictures showing him in an embrace with another woman, created speculation.Full Story
"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says he snapped his Achilles tendon while running after a burglar who had stolen cash, a bracelet and other items from his San Francisco hotel room.
The 71-year-old Trebek tells KGO-TV that he also injured his other leg while falling down during the chase early Wednesday. He was on crutches later Wednesday when he hosted the National Geographic World Championship at Google headquarters in Mountain View.Full Story
Lebanese vocalist and musician Zeid Hamdan was briefly detained on Wednesday for slander over a song posted on YouTube in which he urges President Michel Suleiman to "go home."
"General prosecutor Saeed Mirza ordered Zeid Hamdan detained for a song posted more than 18 months ago," Zeid’s lawyer Nizar Saghiyyeh told Agence France Presse.Full Story
Hugh Hefner's 25-year-old former fiancee took a parting shot at the Playboy founder Tuesday, saying she had never been turned on by him and they only had sex once.
Crystal Harris, who called off the California nuptials with the 85-year-old in June, said she had never seen her former husband-to-be naked.Full Story
As Japan plunged into crisis with a triple earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in March, organizers of the Fuji Rock Festival were faced with a choice over whether the show should go on.
In the aftermath, "audiences didn’t want to go to concerts," said Johnnie Fingers, director of the Fuji Rock festival organizing company SMASH. "Japan needed time for healing."Full Story