Hollywood star Will Smith said Friday that he will probably shoot a comedy with his son Jaden when they team up for the third time in film-making.
Smith, who arrived in Taiwan on Thursday on a promotional tour, said it was "fantastic" to work with the 15-year-old in their second movie together, the sci-fi flick "After Earth", set to hit cinemas in June.Full Story
Director Ken Loach is not impressed. "Happy films for happy people" is the withering verdict of the man who made his name with the likes of "Cathy Come Home" and "Kes" on much of today's film and television.
Movies and programs now "don't ask questions... like a soft cushion for the brain... the life squeezed out of it by so many bureaucrats above," he says.Full Story
Michael Jackson's family tried several times to carry out "interventions" on the singer to help him fight drug addiction, but he denied having a problem, a trial heard Thursday.
The late King of Pop's mother Katherine Jackson told police a few months after his June 2009 death about the attempts to convince her son to do something about his drug abuse, a detective said.Full Story
India's movie industry toasted its 100th birthday on Friday with the release of two films celebrating its humble origins in the silent era and the influence of glamorous modern-day Bollywood.
"Bombay Talkies" comprises four short stories inspired by India's love of cinema and the impact of the movies, created by some of the country's leading filmmakers.Full Story
"Iron Man 3" is expected to launch America's summer blockbuster season with a bang this weekend, having already taken global box offices by storm, industry analysts say.
Robert Downey Jr returns as the metal-suited Marvel superhero, in a sequel to the last "Iron Man" movie in 2010, but also playing off the back of last year's comic-book mega hit "The Avengers," which also featured him.Full Story
An Algerian singer accused of poking fun at the police in one of his songs on Thursday was given a suspended six-month sentence and fined around 1,000 euros, an Agence France Presse correspondent at the court reported.
A court in the western city of Oran issued the verdict against Cheb Faisal, 29, who was arrested last month after a complaint was filed by the general directorate of national security (DGSN) for performing a song that allegedly made fun of the police agency and its head, Abdelghani Hamel.Full Story
The much-anticipated Spice Girls musical "Viva Forever" will close June 29 after a disappointing six-month run in London.
Producer Judy Craymer said Thursday that despite improvements to the show "we just can't make it work."Full Story
Rapper Chris Kelly, who shot to fame as part of the 1990s duo Kriss Kross, has been found dead at his home in Atlanta, reports said Thursday. He was 34.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on its website that Kelly's death was being treated as a possible drug overdose.Full Story
Outfits and wigs worn by Elizabeth Taylor in "Cleopatra" and Kirsten Dunst in "Marie Antoinette" have gone on show in the U.S. capital in a salute to the skills of Italian costumers.
"Star Wigs: The Italian Hand Creates," which runs through May 11 at the Italian embassy in Washington, brings together 100-odd creations from such famous Italian houses as Rochetti and Rochetti, Peruzzi and Farani.Full Story
Do those New World Cabernets and Zinfandels make your head spin? Fed up with having to stop drinking after just one glass?
Plenty of wine lovers around the world will have noticed their favorite tipples are getting stronger, and many of them are unhappy about the hangovers that come with increased alcohol levels.Full Story