Major League Baseball star pitcher Matt Cain wants to do his part to help the next terminally ill child make good on a dream, by donating $50,000 to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
A Los Angeles man who placed prank calls about job vacancies for prominent professional coaches has been arrested, authorities said Tuesday.
Draft figures from a San Francisco Bay Area research group show that this year's America's Cup sailing races generated far less economic activity than expected.
More than 18 million television viewers watched Carrie Underwood perform the role of Maria last week in NBC's "The Sound of Music Live!" But actress Julie Andrews, who starred in the 1965 blockbuster film, wasn't among them.
A California court has scheduled arguments next month for Michael Jackson's doctor to appeal his involuntary manslaughter conviction, after having already served his prison sentence.
Former NBA player Lamar Odom has pleaded no contest to a drunken driving charge and accepted a sentence of three years' probation and three months of alcohol abuse treatment.
The grandmother of a member of the U.S. Olympic Luge team has been killed in a weather-related car crash in upstate New York, authorities said Tuesday.
Florida A&M University is no longer on probation. The accrediting organization voted Tuesday on FAMU's status, and officials said voting to lift the university's probation was the best possible option.
Media baron Ted Turner said Tuesday that he is shocked the Atlanta Braves baseball team is moving out of the ballpark named after him, after just 16 years of occupancy there.
Leonardo DiCaprio has co-founded an eco-friendly motor racing team with Gildo Pallanca Pastor, the owner of electric carmaker Venturi Automobiles.
George Clooney has sent protesters in the Ukraine a pre-Christmas video message, wishing them success in their bid to persuade President Viktor Yanukovych to sign a treaty with the European Union.
The road to a second straight Super Bowl will almost surely go through Seattle. And that should be enough to wipe the smiles off the faces of any San Francisco fans.
Retired managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox have been unanimously elected to the baseball Hall of Fame by the expansion era committee.
The advocacy group for the adult film industry has called for another moratorium on filming after an actor tested positive for HIV for the third time this year
Sleeping dragons, as we know from our childhood literature, eventually awaken. If they didn't, there wouldn't be a story. So it's hardly news that in the second installment of Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" trilogy, the dragon rouses from his slumber.
Underscoring deeply conflicted characters has become director David O. Russell's sweet spot. From his raw 1996 film, "Flirting with Disaster," to last year's acclaimed "Silver Linings Playbook," he effectively unravels the disarray.
Actress Eleanor Parker, a three-time Oscar nominee who played the scheming baroness in "The Sound of Music," has died at age 91.
Steve McQueen's historic saga "12 Years a Slave," David O. Russell's con artist romp "American Hustle," Ryan Coogler's numbing "Fruitvale Station" and Alfonso Cuaron's space odyssey "Gravity" round out the American Film Institute's top-10 movies of the year.
An attorney for a so-called "right-hand man" of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez wants more detail from Massachusetts prosecutors about the accessory to murder charge he's been given.
In its second weekend, Disney's animated tale "Frozen" cooled off "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and the lone new release "Out of the Furnace" by taking over the top spot at the box office.
Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill and Darlene Love — the principal subjects of the documentary film "20 Feet from Stardom" — are set to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the 100th Rose Bowl game in Pasadena.
According to a new research study, violent television dramas that are broadcast on major networks carry milder cautions than cable shows that are equal in gore.
Las Vegas police said a suicidal man -- who turned out to be a former Hollywood stuntman -- was ultimately shot to death by officers after he reportedly pointed a gun at them.
British prosecutors say they are charging singer and former U.K. "X Factor" judge Tulisa Contostavlos for allegedly helping supply cocaine to an undercover journalist.
A Russian newspaper says the jailed members of the Pussy Riot band could be released under a Kremlin amnesty.
Five artists who have been playing music, dancing or singing since they were children are being honored with this year's Kennedy Center Honors in Washington.
Friends, fans and high-performance car enthusiasts are heading to Santa Clarita for a memorial for "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker, who was killed there last week in a high-speed car crash.
Action man Sylvester Stallone is set to open up about his career successes and failures in a special question and answer session with fans in London next month.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell has been rocked to her core by the death of late civil rights icon Nelson Mandela, insisting he gave her "a reason for being" during times of personal difficulty.
The Nashville, Tennessee bar owner who allegedly shot and killed country singer Wayne Mills during an argument last month has been charged with second-degree murder.
Typewriters and a desk from the home of the original author of the Nancy Drew mystery books are going up for auction in Ohio.
Actress Kirstie Alley has slammed Leah Remini for criticizing the Church of Scientology after turning her back on the religion following nearly three decades of devotion.
A mural stenciled on the side of a Hollywood gas station five years ago by the British street artist Banksy has fetched more than $200,000 at a Beverly Hills auction.
A new film, "Icebound," documents the race against death and will open the Anchorage International Film Festival this week. The 95-minute picture is narrated by Patrick Stewart, and a national theatrical release is set for next spring.
With the passing of Nelson Mandela, the sweeping biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" transforms in the midst of its theatrical release from a living tribute to a big-screen eulogy.
Tiger Woods said the death of Nelson Mandela was "a sad day for many people," especially those who had the chance to meet him. That moment was 15 years ago for Woods when he was in South Africa for the Million Dollar Challenge.
A director who worked on the reality TV show "America's Next Top Model" has been killed in a home invasion shooting. He died and his wife was seriously wounded in the attack at their rented Los Angeles home.
Pianist and composer Stan Tracey, the elder statesman of Britain's jazz scene, has died at the age of 86. Son Clark Tracey said the musician "passed away peacefully" on Friday. He had been suffering from cancer.
One of the worst finals in World Cup history — Spain vs. the Netherlands — will be reprised in one of the first games of the 2014 edition of the global soccer championship.
Thursday night's live telecast of "The Sound of Music" appears to be a hit for NBC. The Nielsen ratings company says preliminary figures show nearly 18.5 million viewers tuned in.
Los Angeles authorities have arrested an 18-year-old man accused of stealing part of the Porsche that "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was riding in when he was killed in a crash last weekend, officials said.
The "X-Men" franchise will get another boost in 2016 with the release of "X-Men: Apocalypse." Veteran "X-Men" director and producer Bryan Singer hinted at the next installment via Twitter on Thursday.
The Sundance Film Festival will soon become more children-friendly. Organizers announced plans Thursday to debut a program of independent films aimed at young audiences at the festival next month.
Not a lot of fans knew who Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Lorde were when we gathered a year ago to celebrate music with the Grammy Awards nominations.
It took a few tries, but Keith Urban and Miguel finally got into a groove while preparing for their upcoming collaboration at Friday's Grammy nominations concert.
Former "Harry Potter" stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint are both prize contenders for performances on the London stage.
The University of New Hampshire has fired its women's hockey head coach Brian McCloskey after an investigation into inappropriate physical contact he allegedly had with a player during a recent game.
Call it Disneyland Chicago.
People attending the London premiere of a new film about Nelson Mandela were told of his death as the closing credits rolled.
The University of California has agreed to a deal worth nearly $18 million with Internet video game maker Kabam for the naming rights to the football field at the newly-renovated Memorial Stadium.