Bel Kaufman, author of the bestselling 1960s classic "Up the Down Staircase," has died at 103.
In Brett Ratner's adaptation of Steve Moore's 2008 graphic novel, "Hercules," as played by Dwayne Johnson, is a world-weary mercenary who allows others to believe — and perhaps embellish — his heroic tales. Travelling with a Magnificent Seven-style band of warriors who are lured by riches to defend the beleaguered kingdom of Lord Cotys (John Hurt), the mighty man is still haunted by nightmares of the three-headed Cerberus, and he mourns the murder of his wife and children — though there are those who whisper that he himself killed them.
Mattel unveiled the special-edition "Darth Car," which heralds the toymaker's partnership with the "Star Wars" franchise.
You can calm down now, Internet. Ben Affleck has gotten the original TV Batman's stamp of approval.
Three years ago, director Luc Besson tried to do prestige, directing an Oscar-bait biopic about Burmese political dissident Aung San Suu Kyi titled "The Lady."
You know the voice of Morgan Freeman: commanding, firm, resonant. He's even played God. He inhaled helium with Jimmy Fallon with funny results.
The annual San Diego Comic-Con, mecca of all things pop culture, began on Wednesday night and runs through Sunday, July 27. The massive convention -- known for giving fans a first look at the latest "geek-friendly" TV, film and of course, comics -- is also a major gathering for cosplayers (that is, fans who wear costumes of their favorite characters).
As a male model, Andrej Pejic blazed trails with an androgynous look. Pejic reveals to People magazine about her recent gender reassignment surgery.
To convincingly yell "I am Hercules!" in his new action movie, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson had to do more than warm up his vocal chords.
Attendees at 2014's San Diego Comic-Con have gotten up close and personal with Ben Affleck's Batman.
When last we saw Olivia Pope, she was flying off into the sunset (or maybe just flying off) with Jake by her side—leaving behind a broken Fitz, who'd just lost his son and realized some horrible things about his father. D.C. now rests in the hands of Olivia's own father, who once again took over B-613. So what awaits the team when season four starts up? How about a new face?
It's "Mandatory": "Weird Al" Yankovic is Number One with his album "Mandatory Fun."
Shia LaBeouf appeared in Manhattan criminal court Thursday morning over charges stemming from a June incident at a Broadway performance of "Cabaret."
Jennifer Lopez shows that 45 is treating her pretty well with new pictures of her in a bikini.
"Fifty Shades of Grey's" infamous "Red Room" has arrived.
A Florida company claims A&E violated its trademark with Duck Dynasty's "My favorite color is Camo" clothing sales.
The last we saw of Captain Jack Sparrow, he was on a beach with ol' scallywag Gibbs, reflecting on his decision to deny himself the Fountain of Youth. "Who's to say I won't live forever [anyway], eh?," he says. Indeed.
It's nothing to "whoop whoop" about: The ongoing sexual harassment lawsuit against horrorcore hip-hop act Insane Clown Posse just got a lot more disgusting, and it involves a glass sex toy reportedly owned by Kid Rock. Attorneys for the group's former publicist, Andrea Pellegrini, have subpoenaed the rocker to produce the item as court evidence, Detroit Free Press reports.
The host of CBS' "Late Show" may be changing to Stephen Colbert, but the location is staying the same: New York.
"Glee" star Naya Rivera is now Mrs. Ryan Dorsey.
Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on HBO's hit series "Game of Thrones," got into a row on Twitter with British Airways.
After the New Year, it'll be "Downton Abbey" season.
Another go at "Iron Man"? Robert Downey Jr. would welcome the opportunity.
Casey Kasem's body was flown to Canada a month after he died, a funeral home director told CNN Tuesday.
Beverly Hills police want Justin Bieber to "take the bull by the horns" and tone down his house parties.
Singer Adam Levine has married an Angel -- of the Victoria's Secret variety, that is. He wed model Behati Prinsloo in Mexico, reports say.
Robert Downey Jr. is once again the most highly paid actor in Hollywood, according to Forbes magazine.
Philip Seymour Hoffman didn't want his children to become "trust fund kids" so he left his fortune to his girlfriend, who is the children's mother.
Singer Ray J Norwood has been charged with sexual battery, vandalism, resisting arrest and battery in connection with an incident at a Beverly Hills hotel.
Dwayne Johnson has long been rumored to play a character in Warner Bros' rapidly expanding DC movie universe.
Although the general public may be embracing the LGBT community more these days, it doesn't look like Hollywood is keeping up.
Eddie Vedder has a message for his critics: "Imagine." He sang the John Lennon song in response to criticism over his anti-war views.
Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, who played Mel Gibson's daughter in "The Patriot," died Saturday at her home in Houston, her mother said. She was 21.
Netflix is having a moment. Its series, such as "House of Cards" and "Orange Is the New Black," picked up 31 Emmy nominations. Wall Street approves
The "Monty Python Live (Mostly)" show -- which concluded Sunday -- was vintage Python in many ways.
J.J. Abrams has given "Star Wars" fans something new to geek out about, and better yet, it's for a good cause.
On Saturday, two stars from "Facts of Life" got together for a long overdue TV reunion.
It looks like Kanye West's new wife is rubbing off on him.
Every single episode of "The Simpsons" is going online, fully searchable.
Farrah Franklin, whose claim to fame is five months backing up Beyonce in the band Destiny's Child, was charged with disorderly conduct Sunday.
We had joy. We had fun. We had loathing. 1974 stands out for its bad-song production, but 1974 is often ranked as the best year for movies since 1939.
Time to pull up the comfy chair. The last Monty Python live show is airing Sunday.
James Garner, the understated, wisecracking everyman actor who enjoyed multigenerational success on both the small and big screens, has died. He was 86.
"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" came back strong this weekend to take the No. 1 spot at the box office.
Tim McGraw "instinctively swatted" at a fan who refused to let go of his leg during the finale of an Atlanta concert last week, a rep said.
A daughter of the late Casey Kasem says she doesn't know where the radio host's body is.
Sparks flew between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie the first time they worked together. Now Hollywood's hottest couple will share the screen once again.
Lifetime has found its replacement for Zendaya Coleman.
"The Purge: Anarchy" may be one of the summer's sequels that actually improves on the original.
Jason Biggs sent out a tweet about the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash. He got jeered and eventually apologized.
Check out our pick's for 2014's best and worst moments in pop culture so far.
"Two and a Half Men" isn't going quietly.
Once upon a time in college, Jay (Jason Segal) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) met and fell in love and went at it like proverbial rabbits.
Move over, Steve Rogers. Let the Falcon take wing. The Falcon, aka Sam Wilson, is taking over as Captain America.
Actress Elaine Stritch, known for her brash persona, gravelly voice, died Thursday, longtime friend Julie Keyes told CNN. She was 89.
Jillian Michaels just returned to "The Biggest Loser" in 2013, but she's already exiting the series once again.
The mother of late "Glee" actor Cory Monteith has opened up for the first time about the death of her son.
Bryan Cranston is returning to television with an HBO adaptation of Broadway's "All the Way."
The MTV Video Music Awards nominations are out, and 2014's show is set to be all about Beyonce.
Thor is now a woman.
American blues guitarist and singer Johnny Winter died Wednesday in a hotel room in Switzerland, his representative said Thursday. He was 70.
As the host of the 2014 ESPY Awards, Drake hit a home run.
A company that says it produced videos about a cursing teddy bear fond of prostitutes is suing Seth MacFarlane over his "Ted" movie.
The son of tennis great John McEnroe and Academy-award winning actress Tatum O'Neal was arrested on drug charges in Manhattan.
Apple Corps and director Ron Howard are teaming up for a documentary on the the Beatles' touring years, according to a statement released by the principals.
And two more bite the dust: A source confirms to EW that "Saturday Night Live" has elected not to renew the contracts of Noël Wells and John Milhiser, both of whom joined the sketch show last fall as featured players. Deadline first reported the news.
"Weird Al" Yankovic "Word Crimes" doesn't spoof Madonna or Michael Jackson; he's educating the Internet on how to properly use the Oxford comma.
An international music awards show announced a new Adele album Tuesday -- but nothing's happening, says her label chief.
Justin Bieber isn't the only famous face being copied via plastic surgery.
In April, Archie Comics released the news that its lead character, Archie Andrews, would die in an upcoming issue of "Life with Archie."
After serving time, rapper Ja Rule is now on a more spiritual path.
Country fans are dancing on the streets of Chicago... and crying into their Guinness glasses in Dublin.
"Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller and producer Jody Savin surrendered to the Wayne County Sheriff's office in Georgia over the weekend, Sheriff's officials said.
A trio of middle school rockers, Unlocking the Truth, has just unlocked a major record deal with Sony.
Rapper Andre Johnson, who severed his penis and then jumped from a Los Angeles building, has broken his silence about what happened.
Sandra Bullock came face-to-face with an intruder her house last month, according to a police search warrant.
After just one season as a cast member on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," Brooks Wheelan took to Twitter to announce his firing from the hit comedy show.
You want to know when "Scandal" and "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" return?
Comedian Tracy Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Walmart over a deadly crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left him critically injured.
Getting a song to hit in the summer can change a career -- just ask Katy Perry or Robin Thicke.
A woman who accused Bright Eyes singer Conor Oberst of raping her when she was a teenager a decade ago now says she made the story up.
Nickelodeon has canceled "Sam & Cat," with last Saturday's episode serving as its series finale. The show lasted one season.
Since 1941, comic book fans have followed the exploits of teenaged Archie Andrews and his friends. This July, they'll find out how he dies.
Octuplets mom Nadya Suleman settled the welfare fraud case against her by repaying $26,000 prosecutors say she illegally claimed.
The legendary rock band KISS becomes the next big act to make an extended stop in Las Vegas.
If this weekend's number one movie Dawn of the Planet of the Apes — the second entry in the rebooted Apes franchise — has a spiritual sibling in the original series of films, it is 1972′s Conquest of the Planet of the Apes. While Conquest was the fourth movie in the franchise to arrive in cinemas it is, like Dawn, the second according to the interior timeline of its series and, again like director Matt Reeves' new film, features an apocalyptic showdown between apes and humans. Thus, it seems appropriate that this weekend Dawn of the Planet of the Apes comprehensively conquered the domestic box office by earning an estimated $73 million, exceeding both expectations and the $54.8 million opening weekend of its predecessor, 2011′s Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
Fans of "Pawn Stars" will be seeing a lot less of Corey Harrison.
Renowned conductor Lorin Maazel died from complications of pneumonia at his home in Virginia on Sunday, his family said. He was 84.
Grammy-winning jazz bassist Charlie Haden, whose music career spanned seven decades and several genres, died Friday, his publicist said Sunday. He was 76.
Buddy "Cake Boss" Valastro was rescued Friday night after his 32-foot Boston Whaler got lost in heavy fog and and low visibility in New York Harbor.
Tommy Ramone, who powered pioneering punk rock band The Ramones as the group's original drummer, has died.
Tender, loving vampires? Look elsewhere than FX's "The Strain."