To protest a Nativity scene, a Florida man has put up a Festivus pole with beer cans at the state Capitol.
From "Sunset Boulevard" to "In a Lonely Place" to "Barton Fink," we've often had the writer's perspective on the painful life of movie scripting. Now, in Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks," we have the studio's.
Producers of a new musical version plan to stage their show at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta in September 2014. Academy Award nominee Ron Shelton, who directed and wrote the movie, has adapted his screenplay.
NFL linebacker Manti Te'o said his rough rookie season has nothing to do with the flack he's faced over getting fooled by a hoax involving a fake girlfriend while at Notre Dame.
A Southern California city is gearing up for a heated debate over a Vietnamese new year's parade that would exclude the community's gay and lesbian residents.
The family of a reality TV producer, who has been accused of killing his wife in Mexico, and the woman's sisters have settled a dispute over her estate.
Christopher Evan Welch, the actor whose roles on New York stages led to a series of film and television roles, including a regular spot on AMC's "Rubicon," has died in Southern California.
California safety officials have issued more than $50,000 in fines, against an elevator company whose employee was killed while working on the new San Francisco 49ers stadium in Northern California.
Nominees for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced on Wednesday, and include several of the year's most critically-acclaimed films.
"12 Years a Slave," "August: Osage County," "Dallas Buyers Club," and "Lee Daniel's The Butler" top the list of outstanding performances for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards with three nominations each.
A second man has been charged with stealing a piece of the car wreckage in which "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker died, authorities said.
Jim Hall, one of the leading jazz guitarists of the modern era whose subtle, mellow style of playing strongly influenced younger proteges such as Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell, has died at age 83.
Singing and hard-hitting football is the formula for success for NBC, at least for one week.
A spokesman for the Rev. Billy Graham says the evangelist has generally been weaker since his 95th birthday celebration last month but his vital signs are good.
1980s pop star Kim Wilde had a close encounter with a UFO as she mourned the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson four years ago.
Tragic actor Paul Walker's remains have been claimed by his parents and transported to a local mortuary, according to a report.
Actor-turned-director Dexter Fletcher has been handed the job of bringing Freddie Mercury back to life on the big screen in a new biopic starring Ben Whishaw as the tragic Queen rocker.
Singer Demi Lovato has opened up about the extent of her past drug issues, revealing she used to smuggle cocaine onto planes because she could not go an hour without a fix.
The Sundance Film Festival will premiere 117 independent feature films and 11 documentaries at its 30th anniversary next month — a lineup representing the 2014 fest's most prestigious films.
The 52-year-old Australian director still has another movie to go, so he can be forgiven for not wanting to ponder too deeply the 16 years he's already spent in the service of J.R.R. Tolkien.
Drew Barrymore isn't exactly feeling the pregnancy glow. She and her husband, Will Kopelman, are expecting their second child. Their daughter, Olive, is 14 months old.
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.