Veteran actor Michael Gambon, who was known to many for his portrayal of Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore in six of the eight “Harry Potter” films, has died, his publicist said Thursday. He was 82. MORE..
Hollywood’s writers union said its members could return to work on Wednesday while they decide whether to approve a three-year deal that provides pay raises and some protections around use of artificial intelligence among other gains. MORE..
David McCallum, the British actor who became a star by playing a secret agent in 1960s spy drama The Man From U.N.C.L.E., has died at the age of 90. MORE..
French rapper MHD has been given a 12-year jail term for the murder of a young man in Paris in 2018. MORE..
A trade group for U.S. authors has sued OpenAI in Manhattan federal court on behalf of prominent writers including John Grisham, Jonathan Franzen, George Saunders, Jodi Picoult and “Game of Thrones” novelist George R.R. Martin, accusing the company of unlawfully training popular artificial-intelligence based chatbot ChatGPT on their work. MORE..
American singer-songwriter Katy Perry has sold her music catalogue to Litmus Music, a subsidiary of The Carlyle Group, for a record $225 million. MORE..
YouTube said on Tuesday it had blocked Russell Brand from making money from his online channel after the British actor and comedian was accused of a string of sexual assaults. MORE..
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, known for his charisma and exceptional acting skills, is once again proving his mettle as a box office powerhouse with his latest film Jawan. MORE..
Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness have announced they are separating after 27 years of marriage. MORE..
Taylor Swift cleaned up at Tuesday’s MTV Video Music Awards and won the evening’s top trophy, as Shakira accepted the night’s prestigious Video Vanguard honor with a hip-shaking, career-spanning performance. MORE..
Samar Virmani and Sonakshi Rawat Singh, lead actor and actress of the fantasy film “Kadira Divyaraja” were acclaimed at the Australian premiere of “Kadira Divyaraja” screening at Events Cinema, Castle Hill Sydney on Sunday (Sept. 10). MORE..
Striking writers in Hollywood have picketed the recording of Drew Barrymore’s talk show in New York. MORE..
Like many horrors before it, bad reviews didn’t scare off moviegoers from buying tickets for “ The Nun II.” The sequel to the 2018 hit, released in 3,728 theaters by Warner Bros., topped the box office in its first weekend in North American theaters earning an estimated $32.6 million, the studio said Sunday. MORE..
US actor Danny Masterson has been sentenced to serve 30 years to life in prison for raping two women. MORE..
The boss of Japan’s biggest pop talent agency has resigned after finally admitting the sexual abuse committed by its late founder, Johnny Kitagawa. Julie Fujishima resigned from Johnny and Associates on Thursday during a public apology to her uncle’s victims. MORE..
Joe Jonas filed for divorce from Sophie Turner on Tuesday after four years of marriage and two children. MORE..
Despite facing frequent and intrusive scrutiny, along with a slew of extensive tests, for his bowling action, cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan rarely engaged in verbal responses. MORE..
A group of men who say they were sexually abused by a Japanese boy band producer expressed hope Monday that the company will provide financial compensation and introduce measures to prevent a recurrence. MORE..
A 58-year-old Tennessee woman has earned the title of the world’s longest competitive mullet for a female. MORE..
A county in eastern China is offering couples a “reward” of 1,000 yuan ($137) if the bride is aged 25 or younger, the latest measure to incentivise young people to get married amid rising concern over a declining birth rate. MORE..
Warner Bros has delayed the planned November release of its big-budget Dune sequel until March 2024. MORE..
Georgia’s second-largest school district says that it has removed two books from 20 school libraries, saying the books had “highly inappropriate, sexually explicit content.” MORE..
The DC superhero film “Blue Beetle” led weekend ticket sales with a modest $25.4 million opening, according to studio estimates Sunday, dethroning “Barbie” from the top spot after a record-setting run that left movie theaters colored pink for a month. MORE..