By Alexandria Sage PARIS (Reuters) - A man stripped to his underwear, his mouth covered with duct tape, hangs from an overpass - the brutal opening scenes of the movie kick-starting the main competition for the Cannes film festival. True to the variety on offer at the influential jamboree, the second picture on Thursday began with a shot of a nubile young woman sunbathing topless on a beach, watched by a voyeur. "Heli" by Mexican director Amat Escalante and "Jeune & Jolie" by France's Francois Ozon were the first two of 20 films competing for the event's coveted Palme D'Or award. ... More »Brutal scenes kick off Cannes film contest
Liam Hemsworth fiance walked the red carpet solo -- but wearing her engagement ring -- in a black and white ensemble in Hollywood on May 15 More »Miley Cyrus Wears Sexy Jumpsuit, Engagement Ring at Maxim Hot 100 Party
USA has ordered a pair of comedies to series, including one from Denis Leary, and is developing eight new dramas, the network announced Thursday.
Based on a U.K More »USA Orders Two Comedies to Series, Developing Eight Dramas
The CW announced its new fall schedule Thursday, pairing The Vampire Diaries with new period drama Reign, moving Beauty and the Beast and Supernatural to new nights holding Nikita's final six episodes until later in the season More »CW Fall Schedule: Beauty and the Beast, Supernatural Move, Nikita's Endgame Postponed
What are you doing after the apocalypse? More »Review: 'Metro: Last Light' digs deep under Moscow
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The popular video game "Angry Birds" is jumping off smart phones and onto the big screen in a new animated 3D film due to be released in 2016, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced on Wednesday. The film will be a joint venture between Sony Pictures Entertainment and Finnish game-maker Rovio, and follows the game's foray into television with an animated weekly series that began in March this year. "Sony impressed us with their great attitude, determination, and professionalism. ... More »'Angry Birds' to invade screens in new Sony Pictures 3D film
When AMC's The Killing returns for its third season, Detective Sarah Linden will be leading a happier, healthier life.
One year after the end of the Rosie Larsen murder investigation, Linden (Mireille Enos) is now a ferry worker living on an island off the coast of Seattle More »Exclusive The Killing Video: What Pulls Linden Back In?
Given the fanfare with which NBC is closing The Office after nine seasons (at least two too many), you'd think it was a Cheers or Seinfeld-sized hit from the "must-see" glory days, instead of the show that presided over the slow fade of a once-powerful comedy brand on the back of too many same-seeming niche comedies specializing in preciously arch irony More »The Thursday Playlist: Office, Big Bang, Idol and Other Finales
NEW YORK (AP) — A Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL' BAH'-skee-aht) painting has set a new auction record for the graffiti artist at a sale of postwar and contemporary art in New York. More »Basquiat painting fetches record $48.8M in NY
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Andy Williams' eclectic art collection has brought $46 million at a New York City auction. More »1st day of 2-day Andy Williams auction brings $46M
McConaughey's wife and mother of three also tells Us Weekly that date nights without the kids are "very important" More »Camila Alves, Matthew McConaughey Baby Son Livingston Is "Big" and "Happy"
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Four years ago, Bradley Cooper had built a solid reputation as a scene-stealing supporting player. Ed Helms was best known for his sweet but buffoonish Andy on "The Office." And few, besides comedy-club bookers and his own family members, could wrap their mouths around the last name of Zach Galifianakis. More »For stars, 'Hangover' series was a game changer
For $2,000, fans of the goop goddess Gwyneth Paltrow had the opportunity to purchase Groupon tickets to meet and enjoy a cooking demonstration by the culinary queen. However, with only 60 tickets available, the hot commodity sold out in record time. More »Gwyneth's Meet-And-Greet Groupon Sells Out
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian actor Sanjay Dutt surrendered before a Mumbai court Thursday to begin serving time for a weapons conviction linked to a deadly terror attack in the city in 1993. More »Indian actor Dutt surrenders to serve jail time
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Listening to actor Simon Helberg talk about "The Big Bang Theory," you'd think his show was actually a nerdy nighttime soap. The actor, who plays aerospace engineer Howard Wolowitz on the CBS sitcom, dropped a few hints about what to expect from Thursday night's season finale. More »Expect cliffhanger from 'Big Bang Theory' finale
NEW YORK (AP) — Duncan Sheik is part of an unusual campaign on Kickstarter: Not to get his musical "American Psycho" up and running. It's to make it killer. More »'American Psycho' creators turn to crowd-funding
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — One by one the teenage singers practice the opening lines to "Boogie Wonderland," a disco-funk hit from an era before they were born, as dancers work on hip-swinging moves that require perfect choreography. More »Stax's past influences future musicians in Memphis
UPDATE: Entertainment Weekly claims that while Shakira may not be reclaiming her red swivel chair as a judge in the upcoming Fall season, both the Colombian beauty and fellow judge Usher are set to return for the Spring. Fans of the show can expect the original line-up of judges from Season 1 which includes Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green to round out the judging panel for the next season. More »Shakira Leaves 'The Voice,' Xtina Set to Return
LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson, a former star athlete who once lived for the spotlight, was back on stage telling the grim story of the Las Vegas afternoon in 2007 that sent him to prison. More »OJ Simpson testifies in bid for new Vegas trial
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The lead singer of the 1960s Australian folk-pop group The Seekers is recovering from a brain hemorrhage suffered after a concert. More »The Seekers singer Durham suffers brain hemorrhage
BANGKOK (AP) — Thais' deep affection for ghost stories and laughter has brought a new phenomenon to movie theaters — comic touches added to an oft-told tragedy of true love, which have made the latest adaptation of the Mae Nak legend into the all-time highest-grossing Thai film. More »Thai ghost film remake appeals with funny twist
May 19: PBS newscaster Jim Lehrer is 79. TV personality David Hartman is 78. Actor James Fox is 74. Actress Nancy Kwan is 74. Actor Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca in "Star Wars") is 69. Musician Pete Townshend is 68. Singer-bassist Dusty Hill of ZZ Top is 64. Singer-actress-model Grace Jones is 61. Drummer Phil Rudd of AC/DC is 59. Guitarist Iain Harvie of Del Amitri is 51. Actor Jason Gray-Stanford ("Monk") is 43. Singer Jenny Berggren of Ace of Base is 41. Singer Shooter Jennings is 34. Guitarist Tim McTague of Underoath is 30. Guitarist James Richardson of MGMT is 30. Actor Eric Lloyd ("The Santa Clause") is 27. More »Celeb birthdays for the week of May 19-25
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