"Cars 2," the sequel to the animated Disney film, did well enough despite tepid reviews to roar into first spot among weekend movies, industry data showed Monday.
The latest Pixar production, with voices provided by Owen Wilson, Michael Caine and others, earned $66.1 million in North America, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations.Full Story
Penelope Cruz, Pedro Almodovar and Antonio Banderas were among 25 Spanish film stars honored with a sidewalk plaque on Madrid's new Walk of Fame, which was inaugurated Monday.
The granite, marble and steel plaques feature a large star and the celebrity's name, like the ones on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which has become one of Los Angeles' top tourist draws since it opened in 1960.Full Story
James Bond actor Daniel Craig and Oscar-winning fellow-Brit Rachel Weisz have married after a whirlwind six-month romance, reports said Sunday quoting their publicists.
Craig, 43, and Weisz, 41, tied the knot Wednesday in an ultra-secret New York ceremony. Reports said only four guests were in attendance, two family friends acting as witnesses, Craig's teenage daughter and Weisz's young son.Full Story
U.S. soul diva Beyonce on Sunday brought Britain's Glastonbury festival to a flamboyant finale with a greatest hits and covers set before of 100,000 sun-baked revelers.
The Bootylicious singer, whose husband Jay Z played a famous set at the 2008 festival, performed her solo repertoire, hits from her time as a member of Destiny's Child and an eclectic mix of cover versions.Full Story
The red and black leather jacket worn by Michael Jackson in his "Thriller" video went under the hammer for $1.8 million, a day after the second anniversary of the pop icon's death.
The jacket, which fetched several times its estimate of between $200,000 and $400,000, has "Love Michael Jackson" written on the sleeve, and a dedication in the lining to his long-time costume designers, to whom he gave it.Full Story
The John Galliano label, no longer helmed by the disgraced designer, sent out a far more accessible collection on Friday at the Paris spring-summer menswear shows, put together by a longtime associate.
Bill Gaytten stepped out the shadows to take a bow at the finale of the first John Galliano Homme show since the celebrated British couturier's spectacular fall from grace in February.Full Story
Oprah Winfrey received an honorary degree Friday from a South African university that has been called a model of reconciliation for its response to a racist student video that shocked the nation.
The U.S. talk show queen was awarded an honorary doctorate in education from the University of the Free State, where four white students caused national fury in 2007 by making a video that showed five black workers on their hands and knees eating food that appeared to have been urinated on.Full Story
Montreal's jazz festival this year promises to breach the banks of its genre, with an eclectic cast of performers ranging from Tony Bennett and Dave Brubeck to Robert Plant and Prince.
The festival officially opens on Saturday with an open-air show from French soul singer Ben l'Oncle Soul.Full Story
Troubled U.S. starlet Lindsay Lohan was banned Thursday from partying while under home detention, but escaped jail after reportedly testing positive for alcohol.
A judge said Lohan, who is in home custody as part of a plea deal following an alleged jewelry theft, had not violated the terms of her probation but should have known better than to hold a rooftop barbecue.Full Story
Michael Jackson and his siblings watched Bollywood films every Saturday morning when they were young and were inspired by the glamour, Jermaine Jackson said Thursday.
"We were watching you from day one as we were on the journey to becoming The Jackson Five," he told a press conference at the opening of the Indian International Film Awards in Toronto.Full Story