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Princess Mathilde's pink diamond sold for $15.9M

May 13, 2015 GENEVA — An 8.72-carat pink diamond ring believed part of a collection once owned by Princess Mathilde Bonaparte sold at auction Tuesday for $15.9 million, according to Sotheby's Geneva. more »»

Stephen Hawking to appear at music festival

May 13, 2015 LONDON — Stephen Hawking is a scientific superstar. Now he's going to mix with rock stars, taking the stage at the Glastonbury Festival. more »»

Hollywood accused of bias in hiring female directors

May 13, 2015 LOS ANGELES — The ACLU is asking federal and California civil rights agencies to investigate what it calls “the systemic failure” to hire female directors in the entertainment industry. more »»

Fox calling an end to ‘American Idol’

May 12, 2015 NEW YORK — Fox is lowering the curtain on “American Idol,” ending a series that dominated television throughout the 2000s and made stars of the likes of Simon Cowell, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie... more »»

Bieber nearly done with time in vandalism case

May 12, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Justin Bieber has completed most of the terms of his probation in a vandalism case filed after the pop singer threw eggs at his former neighbors’ house, a probation report filed Monda... more »»

Picasso painting sets record at $179 million

May 12, 2015 NEW YORK — A vibrant, multi-hued painting from Pablo Picasso set a world record for artwork at auction, selling for $179 million on Monday nigh. more »»

Bronze ‘Scary Lucy’ statue part of comedy center

May 12, 2015 CELORON, N.Y. — A statue of Lucille Ball in her western New York hometown may not be very flattering, but it sure is funny. more »»

French radio station takes on new role after Paris attacks

May 11, 2015 CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France — It’s called “Beur FM” — after a slang term for Arab people — and has become the voice of France’s Islamic community in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks. more »»

Joy in Monaco: Royal twins are baptized

May 11, 2015 MONACO — Monaco has welcomed with joy the baptism of the principality’s five-month-old royal baby twins. more »»

Ripa, Oliver recipients of GLAAD awards

May 11, 2015 NEW YORK — Kelly Ripa, John Oliver and Thomas Roberts are among the recipients of the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards. more »»

Oregon band wins Ellington competition

May 11, 2015 NEW YORK — The American Music Program of Portland, Oregon, has won Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington high school jazz band competition after an emotional performance honoring its ailin... more »»

Anthony Geary leaving TV's 'General Hospital'

May 10, 2015 NEW YORK — Actor Anthony Geary, whose character Luke Spencer's marriage to Laura in 1981 on "General Hospital" was the biggest moment in daytime television history, is leaving the soap opera after... more »»

Julio Iglesias receives honorary degree

May 10, 2015 BOSTON — Julio Iglesias and three other prominent music industry figures have received honorary degrees from Boston's Berklee College of Music at its commencement. more »»

Rock in Rio USA arrives in entertainment-filled Las Vegas

May 10, 2015 LAS VEGAS — What’s a music festival in Las Vegas without a jeweled-jumpsuit-wearing Elvis serenading a just-married couple with “Viva Las Vegas”? Add a wedding chapel to the list of features at the... more »»

Bill Clinton, Oprah on Letterman next week

May 9, 2015 NEW YORK — Former President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Howard Stern and Julia Roberts will be among the guests during the final full week of David Letterman's reign as a late-night host. more »»

ABC will make another Shonda Rhimes series

May 9, 2015 NEW YORK — Megaproducer Shonda Rhimes is increasing her real estate on ABC. more »»

‘Friends’ creator introduces ‘Grace & Frankie’ on Netflix

May 9, 2015 NEW YORK — Marta Kauffman, co-creator, writer and executive producer of “Friends,” knows that the comedy landscape has changed since millions tuned in weekly to see what was happening with Ross and... more »»

Aniston, Mann added to NBC's 'Red Nose Day'

May 8, 2015 LOS ANGELES — NBC is adding the star power of Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Leslie Mann to its "Red Nose Day" charity special. more »»

Colbert's desk helps raise $800K for schools

May 8, 2015 NEW YORK — Money from the auction of the desk and set of "The Colbert Report" will help thousands of school kids in comedian Stephen Colbert's native South Carolina. more »»

Paul Shaffer ready to disband the CBS Orchestra

May 8, 2015 NEW YORK — Hidden in the attention being paid to David Letterman leading to his May 20 retirement is the knowledge that it will also mean the end of a regular television role for America’s... more »»

 
 
 

 

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