updated: 01/26/2015 10:49 p.m.
Emma Watson will play Belle in Disney's live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. The Walt Disney Co. announced the casting of the Harry Potter star Monday, setting the prettier half of the romance at the center of the fairy tale.
posted: 01/26/2015 3:09 a.m.
Actress Angelina Jolie, the special envoy for the United Nations Refugee Agency, appealed Sunday for urgent funding to assist more than 3 million displaced Iraqis and Syrians living in dire conditions in northern Iraq.
posted: 01/25/2015 3:48 a.m.
Al Pacino says he can relate to Simon Axler, the lead character in his film The Humbling — about an aging actor who worries he’s lost his craft and his appetite for acting.
updated: 01/23/2015 11:52 p.m.
Seth Rogen responded to the anger incited by a series of tweets he wrote regarding the film American Sniper in a statement issued exclusively to The Associated Press on Thursday, saying it wasn't his intent to offend anyone or to say anything with political implications.
updated: 01/22/2015 10:23 p.m.
CNN has joined Fox News Channel in saying that it was mistaken to report in the wake of an attack on the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo that there were neighborhoods in Europe considered "no go" zones for non-Muslims. Fox apologized during the weekend for on-air comments made by pundits, including one who described the English city of Birmingham as "totally Muslim."
updated: 01/19/2015 10:36 p.m.
Grammy-winning R&B group TLC is depending on fans to fund the release of its final album through a Kickstarter campaign. The group, which consists of T-Boz and Chilli, launched the campaign Monday. It's been nearly 13 years since the last album, 3D, was released seven months after the death of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes in 2002.
posted: 01/19/2015 3:16 a.m.
Bill Cosby performed to a welcoming Denver audience Saturday, despite a protest by about 100 people outside the theater. Cosby’s two performances Saturday came after a woman held a news conference at a nearby hotel to accuse him of sexually assaulting her in 1986.
posted: 01/16/2015 2:43 a.m.
Complete list of 87th annual Academy Award nominations announced Thursday:
updated: 01/15/2015 7:26 p.m.
Two extravagant comedies, Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, dominated nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards with nine nods each, while Boyhood remained the widely acknowledged front-runner.