05/15/2014 1:01amIn what may be his last remarks at a public gathering, Philip Roth accepted Yaddo's first ever Artist Medal and spoke gratefully of his time at the venerable retreat in the summer of 1964.
05/15/2014 2:50amNew Zealand soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, touring Australia to celebrate her 70th birthday, makes a rule of never discussing retirement.
05/15/2014 3:20amThe Gaza Strip is tough turf for artists. An Israeli-Egyptian border blockade of the Hamas-ruled territory keeps them away from an international audience and potential buyers, while the local art market is close to nil.
05/15/2014 4:41amA documentary chronicling Michael Jackson in his last years has been acquired at the Cannes Film Festival.
05/15/2014 6:20amA hotel where someone recorded security video appearing to show Beyonce's sister, Solange Knowles, attacking Jay Z inside an elevator said Wednesday it had identified and fired the person.
05/15/2014 7:10amIn Mike Leigh's biopic of J.M.W. Turner, Timothy Spall brings the great British painter of stormy seas and fiery skies to life as a gruff, grunting genius.
05/15/2014 7:11amAs Miley Cyrus' godmother, Dolly Parton has spent a lot of time answering reporters' questions about the Hannah Montana actress turned pop ingenue as she promotes her new album, "Blue Smoke," out this week.
05/15/2014 9:31amIt was all too much for the director of "Timbuktu," a touching humanist account of the jihadist takeover of Northern Mali in 2012. Abderrahmane Sissako broke down in tears at a Cannes press conference as he described his film's depiction of brutal Islamist law that shattered the lives of innumerable families.
05/15/2014 10:01amThe CW television network is bringing the comic book hero "The Flash" onto its fantasy-laden schedule, along with a soap opera about a virgin who is artificially inseminated by accident.
05/15/2014 10:12amGong Li is a participant at Cannes, but next month, she'll have higher profile role at a film festival closer to home.
05/15/2014 11:01amA man who lives near Oprah Winfrey's new property above Telluride, Colorado, is suing her for allegedly blocking access to hiking trails open to neighbors for decades.
05/15/2014 11:21amConsidering TV's tradition of copying what works, then copying those copies, it says a lot that no show rips off "The Good Wife."
05/15/2014 11:41amTo portray J.B. Bernstein, the sports agent behind the signing of the first two Indian Major Leaguers, Jon Hamm had to act like a noble guy in Disney's based-on-a-true-story "Million Dollar Arm," instead of the cutthroat ad exec he embodies on TV's "Mad Men."
05/15/2014 12:01pmFormer "Scandal" star Columbus Short has pleaded not guilty to felony battery for a fight that seriously injured a man at a West Hollywood restaurant earlier this year.
05/15/2014 12:31pmThe famous and powerful flocked to Manhattan's legendary Four Seasons to celebrate Barbara Walters, a legendary newswoman now stepping away from daily television.
05/15/2014 12:41pmThe California Supreme Court has ruled that a $3.75 million life insurance policy singer Frankie Valli and his ex-wife purchased while they were married is community property that must be be divided equally in their divorce.
05/15/2014 12:51pmAs France is electrified with buzz of a possible Kim Kardashian and Kanye West wedding in the country this month, the sister of the bride-to-be, TV reality star and aspiring model Kendall Jenner, has taken the other side of the country by storm in Cannes.
05/15/2014 1:10pmJohn Lithgow is returning to the New York stage with gusto in 2014 — first with Shakespeare's "King Lear" in Central Park this summer and then in a Broadway revival of Edward Albee's "A Delicate Balance" by fall.
05/15/2014 1:21pmThe Foo Fighters are headed to the small screen.
05/15/2014 1:32pmFor Edie Falco, the stigma surrounding older actresses is nothing more than Hollywood folklore. In fact, the 50-year-old says life has never been sweeter.
05/15/2014 1:41pmA last-minute change prevented what could have been an uncomfortable moment during the Sept. 11 museum dedication ceremony: remarks by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie followed by the song "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
05/15/2014 1:51pmCarrie Fisher is excited about her "Star Wars" return, even if she can't say much about it.
05/15/2014 3:23pmOprah Winfrey and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton surprised Barbara Walters on Thursday as the legendary newswoman taped her final edition of "The View" to end a five-decade career on television.
05/15/2014 3:53pmOne of the nation's oldest museums, known for its daring contemporary art exhibitions next to the White House and for its financial troubles, is being taken over by two larger institutions and will soon close for renovations.
05/15/2014 5:51pmCharles Weedman, a Los Angeles lawyer who gained international fame representing singer Claudine Longet in the shooting death of her ski champion lover, has died.
05/15/2014 6:01pmAuthorities said ailing radio host Casey Kasem was on vacation — not in danger — when they found him in Washington state this week.
05/15/2014 6:21pmJay Z, Beyonce and Solange say "families have problems and we're no different" after a video leaked of Beyonce's sister attacking the rap mogul in a hotel elevator.
05/15/2014 8:21pmGlowing Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o shone bright at the Calvin Klein celebration of Women In Film event in Cannes. She wore a shimmering blue Calvin Klein strapless dress with a slashed bodice styled with silver sandals. To complement that look, the "12 Years a Slave" star wore enviable teardrop cut out crystal earrings. During the exclusive event, she hung out with fellow WIF attendees Julianne Moore, Rooney Maara and Naomi Watts.