Robert Downey says he was 'den mother' on 'Avengers' setLONDON (AP) — It's hard to imagine Robert Downey Jr. as the authoritarian type, but the actor says he played a stabilizing force amid the ever-growing cast of superheroes during the filming of "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
"I am an assistant den mother for him (director Joss Whedon) —...
Cruise wows CinemaCon with look at 'Mission' stuntsLAS VEGAS (AP) — Tom Cruise revealed Tuesday at a surprise appearance at CinemaCon in Las Vegas that he actually hung off the side of an airplane in the film "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation."
The actor said he performed the stunt, which involved a massive Airbus A400M taking off...
Head of movie association predicts record year at box officeLAS VEGAS (AP) — It matters where you watch a movie, the head of the Motion Picture Association of America stressed Tuesday at the opening of an annual gathering of theater owners in Las Vegas.
Chris Dodd, chairman and CEO of the association, also said piracy and illegal downloading...
Jake Gyllenhaal, Sienna Miller on Cannes Film Festival juryPARIS (AP) — Prize winners at the Cannes Film Festival will be chosen by a jury that includes American actor Jake Gyllenhaal, Mexican director Guillermo del Toro and Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan.
Malian musician Rokia Traore is also on the panel, announced Tuesday, along with...
Gwyneth Paltrow files for divorce from singer Chris MartinLOS ANGELES (AP) — Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are officially uncoupling after the actress filed for divorce after more than 11 years of marriage.
Paltrow cited irreconcilable differences for the breakup of her marriage to Martin, who is the frontman for the band Coldplay.
Gabby Giffords to receive DVF 'inspiration' awardNEW YORK (AP) — Gabby Giffords, who's been devoting her time to pushing for tougher gun laws as she slowly recovers from her 2011 shooting, will now have ,000 to donate to her cause, courtesy of designer Diane von Furstenberg.
Von Furstenberg's DVF Foundation is honoring the former...
Country awards help CBS dominate ratingsNEW YORK (AP) — With Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan and Taylor Swift leading the way, country music helped CBS to a dominant week in the television ratings.
The Academy of Country Music Awards was seen by just under 16 million viewers, making it the most-watched program in the Nielsen...
Review: Indie 'Adult Beginners' explores familiar territory"Are you happy?" is the prevailing question of its fair share of indie dramas.
The cinema of borderline depressive thirtysomethings living in reasonably pleasant suburban environs might as well be a genre unto itself. While it's still a valid premise for exploration, its latest entry,...
100-carat diamond sells for $22 million at auctionNEW YORK (AP) — A "perfect" 100-carat diamond in a classic emerald cut sold for just over million at auction on Tuesday.
The internally flawless D color stone is the only classic emerald-cut white diamond of the highest color and clarity and over 100 carats to come to auction,...
Encore! TV does it again with planned 'Full House' revivalNEW YORK (AP) — As TV networks plunder the recycling bin for old shows to revive, "Full House" must have been the final scrap at the bottom of the barrel.
Or so it would seem to those gobsmacked by news that Netflix is resuscitating the 1987-95 ABC sitcom — which, even for fans, is...
DEA chief to retire amid pressure over agents' sex scandal
WASHINGTON (AP) — The embattled head of the Drug Enforcement Administration said Tuesday that she plans to retire after three decades with the agency, an announcement that came amid mounting pressure for her resignation from members of... Full story
Blue Bell says it's still trying to pinpoint listeria cause
HOUSTON (AP) — A massive recall has brought more attention and put more pressure on a century-old Texas ice cream company that has been searching to discover how its products became linked to a deadly string of listeria cases.
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Smuggler's mistake turned rescue into tragedy
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Rescue seemed so close at hand.
A ship with experience plucking migrants from unseaworthy smuggler's boats had arrived soon after the distress call went out. But then the fishing trawler's navigator made a... Full story
US-Cuba relations challenge ballplayers choosing pro path
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Yasmany Tomas had three choices to continue his baseball career: stay in Cuba and make up to $2,500 a month, play in Japan with a shot at a million dollar contract, or give up family and life in the island on... Full story
Campaign against Yemen rebels enters new phase, Saudi says
NAJRAN, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia declared an end on Tuesday to its nearly month-long "Decisive Storm" air campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen, and announced the start of a more limited military campaign aimed at preventing... Full story