Michael Fassbender on making 'Macbeth': 'the Scottish film'CANNES, France (AP) — Michael Fassbender doesn't know if the "Macbeth" curse carries over to movie adaptations, but he'd rather not test it.
"The Scottish film" is what Michael Fassbender calls his "Macbeth" adaption, which is set to premiere Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival. He's...
Tim Roth deals with death, sadness in Cannes entry 'Chronic'CANNES, France (AP) — Tim Roth toned things down for his role in the Cannes Film Festival entry "Chronic."
The British actor known for his explosive turns in films from "Made in Britain" to "Pulp Fiction" is tense and taciturn as a nurse who cares for the dying in the English-language...
Here come the judges as 'AGT' returns for its 10th seasonNEW YORK (AP) — "They keep telling people it's the 10th anniversary. But it's the fourth season, as far as I'm concerned," says Howard Stern, who joined "America's Got Talent" as a judge in 2012.
That's what you'd expect Howard to say.
But quickly he adds that with "AGT" launching...
Joel McHale to host annual ESPY awardsNEW YORK (AP) — Actor and talk-show host Joel McHale will be the host of the annual ESPY Awards show in July.
The irreverent sports awards show, created by ESPN, is actually being shown on sister network ABC on July 15. ESPN said Friday the show will take place in the Nokia Theatre in...
Dutch art sleuth helps German police track down Nazi artTHE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch art sleuth best known for identifying works looted from Jewish owners by the Nazis said he helped German police recover two massive bronze horse sculptures crafted for Adolf Hitler, as more details emerged Friday about an amazing trove of Nazi-era...
CANNES WATCH: 'Arabian Nights' canine named Cannes' top dogCANNES, France (AP) — A small white dog named Lucky has taken the award for Cannes' best performance on four legs.
The maltipoo — a cross between a Maltese terrier and a poodle — was awarded the Palme Dog at the film festival on Friday for a sparky performance as Dixie the dog in...
Cannes favorite Nanni Moretti explores loss in 'My Mother'CANNES, France (AP) — Director Nanni Moretti is pleased to hear that some audience members came out of "Mia Madre," his new movie about a filmmaker whose mother is dying, and immediately called their own moms to say "I love you."
"Every once in a while, movies do the right thing," the...
Australia in Europe's Song Contest? In a word, yes.VIENNA (AP) — For the first time in its 60-year history, the Eurovision Song Contest may be won by — Australia.
The land Down Under is making its debut in Europe's favorite songfest, invited as a wild card due to its strong fan base. Its entry, Guy Sebastian, is one of the...
Czech reality show lets family experience Nazi occupationPRAGUE (AP) — A new reality show in the Czech Republic has let a family of seven experience what it was like living under Nazi occupation during World War II.
The Czech public broadcaster said the family members, chosen from 400 applicants, were brought back in time to March 15, 1939...
Nazi-looted painting from Gurlitt art trove to go on saleLONDON (AP) — A painting that was seized by the Nazis and only recently returned to the Jewish owner's heirs is going on auction.
Max Liebermann's "Two Riders on a Beach" was discovered in 2012 in the long-hidden art trove hoarded by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt. Gurlitt died...
Demilitarizing the cops: States retool police training
BURIEN, Wash. (AP) — When prosecutor Dan Satterberg used to visit Washington state's police academy, the seas would part before him. Recruits would snap to attention, backs to the walls, and allow him to pass.
Now, they greet him and... Full story
Eiffel Tower disrupted amid workers' anger about pickpockets
PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower closed to the public for most of the day Friday as workers protested a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the Paris landmark that attracts thousands of visitors daily.
The walkout came a day after Paris... Full story
IS captures Iraqi town, purges opponents in Syria's Palmyra
BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State group militants searched through the Syrian town of Palmyra for government troops and fighters, using lists of names and informers to track them down and shooting some in the head on the spot, activists... Full story
Surveillance debate produces unusual alliances in Capitol
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' debate over domestic surveillance is scrambling partisan divisions in the Senate as libertarian-minded Republicans defy their leaders to make common cause with liberal Democrats.
Tea party conservative Sen.... Full story
Obama's Senate allies hope to endorse his trade bill Friday
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of President Barack Obama's trade agenda hope to fend off hostile Senate amendments Friday and send a major trade bill to the House, where another fierce debate awaits.
Senators also plan to address the... Full story