Cannes fans eager to know: Who will get coveted Palme d'Or?CANNES, France (AP) — Just what film directors Joel and Ethan Coen are thinking is a question that has long bedeviled moviegoers. Now they have the Cannes Film Festival on pins and needles, too.
The 68th Cannes Film Festival wraps up with an awards ceremony Sunday night that will...
At Cannes, Michel Franco's 'Chronic' looks death in the faceCANNES, France (AP) — Death is something we'd all like to avoid. But director Michel Franco thinks a reluctance to look at the end of life is unhealthy.
The Mexican filmmaker's Cannes Film Festival entry "Chronic" stars Tim Roth as a homecare nurse to the dying. It's an unflinching...
Cannes celebrities protected by seagull-deterrent falconsCANNES, France (AP) — As Mary J. Blige walked outside with her entourage and Mads Mikklesen sipped his chilled glass of wine, the VIP guests of Cannes' Grand Hyatt Martinez appeared blissfully unaware of the dangers circling above their heads.
Aggressive gulls have for years been the...
Longtime Oscars director Marty Pasetta dies in car accidentLA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Marty Pasetta, a television veteran who directed Academy Awards telecasts for most of the 1970s and 80s, has died.
Pasetta died Thursday night in La Quinta, California, after being hit by an unattended car that was apparently left running. He was 82.
Susan Sarandon urges tourists to visit earthquake-hit NepalKALLABARI, Nepal (AP) — Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon is urging tourists to come to Nepal, where two powerful earthquakes in the last month killed thousands of people and raised concerns that the nation's vital tourism industry could be seriously hurt.
Sarandon is in...
Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest while Russia is booedVIENNA (AP) — Sweden beat Russia to win the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, in an event described by organizers as beyond politics but marred by boos for the Russian that were apparently prompted by the Ukraine conflict and the Kremlin's anti-gay policies.
Italy took third...
B.B. King memorial more cheers than tears in Las VegasLAS VEGAS (AP) — A standing ovation for B.B. King and more cheers than tears marked a family-and-friends memorial of the late blues great's life and legacy Saturday in Las Vegas.
"B.B. was energetic, Amen?" Pastor Pamela Myrtis Mason said to open the service that drew more than 350 to...
CANNES WATCH: Going out In styleCANNES, France (AP) — The 68th Cannes Film Festival was going out in style this weekend, with Marion Cotillard drawing raves on both carpet and screen at the "Macbeth" premiere and the very cool entourage from the LA indie "Dope" continuing to wow the fest as anticipation grew for...
B.B. King Homecoming festival honors memory of blues legendJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of music fans are expected to let the good times roll Sunday at the 35th annual B.B. King Homecoming Festival, a free gathering that the legendary bluesman started in his hometown of Indianola, Mississippi.
Performers this year include a country blues...
Nigerian senator-elect wanted for US drug deal 'arrested'LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian drug agents Saturday surrounded the house of a senator-elect wanted by the United States in a nearly 20-year-old heroin deal that was the alleged basis for the TV hit "Orange is the New Black."
Buruji Kashamu is under house arrest, according to the...
Local elections in Spain test upstart parties' voter appeal
MADRID (AP) — Spaniards were voting Sunday in local elections that could see two upstart parties end nearly four decades of dominance by the ruling conservative Popular Party and its rival, the center-left Socialists.
At stake are... Full story
Carter says Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue after Ramadi
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State group's takeover of Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said, in the harshest assessment yet from a high-ranking Obama administration... Full story
170 kids on their own among migrants to arrive in Indonesia
KUALA CANGKOI, Indonesia (AP) — It was just the two of them, brother and sister, out on the open ocean with hundreds of other desperate migrants, mostly Rohingya Muslims fleeing their homes in Myanmar. For nearly three months, the... Full story
The Latest in Cleveland: Cafe patrons were pepper-sprayed
Officials say some protesters angry over the acquittal of a police officer charged in the deaths of two unarmed suspects became violent and turned on bystanders, including some who pepper-sprayed patrons sitting at outdoor... Full story
Irish gays wake up to whole new world: When's the wedding?
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's gay citizens woke up Sunday in what felt like a nation reborn — some with dreams of wedding plans dancing in their heads.
Many weren't rising too early. The Irish gay community's biggest party in history came... Full story