Category: Entertainment

Paul Simon wraps up farewell tour back home

Paul Simon wraps up farewell tour back home

Paul Simon ended his final concert tour under a moonlit sky on home turf Saturday, telling an audience in a Queens, N.Y. park that their cheers “mean more than you can know.” Simon performed at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, which he said was a 20-minute bicycle ride from where he grew up, ending the landmark night with his first big […]

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Actor James Woods bashes Twitter after getting locked out

Actor James Woods bashes Twitter after getting locked out

Actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account over a tweet he sent out months ago that was found to be in violation of Twitter’s rules. The tweet was posted July 20 and includes a hoax meme that said it came from Democrats and encouraged men not to vote in the midterm elections. Woods got an email […]

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Mystery around disappearance of Chinese star Fan Bingbing

Mystery around disappearance of Chinese star Fan Bingbing

 X-Men star Fan Bingbing’s Beijing management office is dark and abandoned. Her birthday passed almost unremarked in China’s hyper-adrenalized social media environment. For one of China’s best known stars and a rising Hollywood actress, Fan’s vanishing is stunning, coming amid vague allegations of tax fraud and possibly other infractions that could have put her at odds with Chinese authorities. Fan […]

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Judge to decide if Cosby goes to prison for ’04 sex assault

Judge to decide if Cosby goes to prison for ’04 sex assault

Bill Cosby faced the start of a sentencing hearing Monday at which a judge will decide how to punish the 81-year-old comedian who blazed the trail for other black entertainers and donated millions to black causes but preyed on at least one young woman and perhaps many more. Cosby was the first celebrity to go to trial in the #MeToo […]

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Will Smith bungee jump is latest stunt near Grand Canyon

Will Smith bungee jump is latest stunt near Grand Canyon

At the end of the 1991 movie “Thelma & Louise,” the two leading ladies — fugitives cornered by authorities in the Grand Canyon — decide against surrendering and instead drive off a cliff. One of cinema’s most iconic endings wasn’t filmed in the national park in Arizona, but not for lack of trying. “We didn’t want to encourage people coming […]

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Joe Bonamassa rocks the blues hard on ‘Redemption’

Joe Bonamassa rocks the blues hard on ‘Redemption’

There are a few months left in the year, so though “Redemption” is his third album of 2018 — after a strong collaboration with Beth Hart and a double live album of covers of tunes by British legends like Eric Clapton, Cream, Jeff Beck and Led Zeppelin — it’s possible Joe Bonamassa still has a release or two in his […]

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Burt Reynolds mourned at small private memorial in Florida

Burt Reynolds mourned at small private memorial in Florida

About 80 of Burt Reynolds’ friends and relatives shared memories of the late actor at a private memorial service. Reynolds’ ex-wife Loni Anderson and their son Quinton Anderson Reynolds were among the speakers at the Thursday service at Quattlebaum Funeral Home in North Palm Beach, Florida, a family spokeswoman, Cheryl Kagan, told The Associated Press. Reynolds died at age 82 […]

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Wendy Williams’ new hot topic: Helping substance abusers

Wendy Williams’ new hot topic: Helping substance abusers

 Talk show diva Wendy Williams feels lucky to be alive after more than a decade of cocaine abuse and now wants to help others be present in their own lives. Williams has been giving back through the Hunter Foundation, created with husband Kevin Hunter, since 2014. The two recently added a new anti-drug initiative, BeHere.org. Their goal is to raise […]

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Jane Fonda, her life and men star in a revealing documentary

Jane Fonda, her life and men star in a revealing documentary

As beguiling and powerful as Jane Fonda is onscreen, she has yet to play a role that’s a match for her whiplash-inducing life of artistry, celebrity and polarizing activism. Then there’s the personal drama, including serial marriages to three very different husbands with their own claims to fame. When the 80-year-old Fonda decided to participate in a documentary about her […]

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San Francisco museum shows off modern Muslim women’s fashion

San Francisco museum shows off modern Muslim women’s fashion

 The head covering is among the most identifiable elements of Muslim women’s dress and most likely to be portrayed as drab and restrictive to the Western eye. But a new exhibition in San Francisco shows that the covering used by some Muslim women can be a bright yellow head wrap or a loose drape of rose; a black silk and […]

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