08/30/2013 1:03amSolidarity leader Lech Walesa has largely fallen from grace in the eyes of his Polish countrymen. Oscar-winning filmmaker Andrzej Wajda says he wants to restore his longtime friend as Poland's hero in his latest movie _ which he calls the hardest of his life.
08/30/2013 4:07amChinese authorities have disrupted an independent film school, shut down two film festivals and harassed organizers of a third in recent months, say independent filmmakers, who see the actions as part of a general clampdown on freedom of expression.
08/30/2013 7:23amMost of us have a pretty limited banana repertoire. We eat them straight up, baked into quick breads, pureed into smoothies, or sliced into either fruit salad or some sort of breakfast food. That's about it.
08/30/2013 8:03amRon Howard's "Made in America" documentary about the Jay-Z-curated music festival in Philadelphia will air Oct. 11 on Showtime.
08/30/2013 8:15amThe British businessman who bought Liberace's 15,000-square-foot Las Vegas mansion for half a million dollars said Friday he plans to work on it relentlessly to restore it to its former glory.
08/30/2013 8:35amLindsay Lohan is a no-show at the Venice Film Festival, where she was expected to promote the erotic thriller "The Canyons."
08/30/2013 9:29amA gregarious and widely loved publisher who worked with authors ranging from Doris Kearns Goodwin and Shirley MacLaine to Janet Evanovich and Augusten Burroughs has died. Matthew Shear has 57.
08/30/2013 10:08amNicolas Cage is once again playing a hard-drinker in his latest film, `'Joe," premiering in competition at the Venice Film Festival, but his approach to the role has evolved since his Oscar-winning performance in `'Leaving Las Vegas."
08/30/2013 10:15amPut the members of Alabama in the same room together and very quickly the jokes start and the laughs roll.
08/30/2013 10:19amWhy, oh why, didn't I know the president of Nigeria's name?
08/30/2013 10:21amAct I, Scene 1: Four actors in well-worn coveralls and baseball caps take the stage at the county jail. They're here to tell a tale of love, friendship, jealousy and betrayal. It's the stuff of Shakespearean tragedy. The names and themes haven't changed over the centuries, but the language has a modern beat:
08/30/2013 10:25amA 23-year-old assistant to British artist David Hockney died when he drank acid after taking drugs and alcohol at the painter's home, a coroner ruled Friday.
08/30/2013 11:05amTo all lovers of the perfectly weighed word, Seamus Heaney offered hope on this side of the grave.
08/30/2013 11:41amExcited about the new iPhone expected to be unveiled Sept. 10? Apple will now join others in allowing you to trade in your old model.
08/30/2013 1:01pmA large portion of the Indiana high school where James Dean was first exposed to acting has caved in, dealing what local officials say could be a final blow to efforts to preserve the building.
08/30/2013 1:18pmFox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly has apologized for incorrectly stating that no Republicans were invited to participate in a ceremony this week marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for civil rights and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
08/30/2013 2:06pmIsraeli director Yuval Adler and Palestinian co-writer Ali Waked say they have won praise for their film "Bethlehem," which takes a street view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, from people on both sides _ for them evidence the film succeeded in not pressing an agenda.
08/30/2013 2:57pmThe wife of rock musician Ted Nugent has been arrested after a handgun was found in her carry-on luggage at an airport security checkpoint.
08/30/2013 3:12pmA federal appeals court ruled Friday that California can keep in place its ban on the sale of foie gras.
08/30/2013 4:23pmMexico has shipped its first load of blue agave tequila to China in hopes of turning the Asian nation into the biggest market for the alcoholic beverage after the U.S.
08/30/2013 4:43pmA federal appeals court upheld the conviction of an opera-loving philanthropist convicted of a multimillion-dollar fraud but ordered him resentenced.
08/30/2013 9:36pmNearly a third of the huge forest fire burning in and around Yosemite National Park was contained Friday and some small communities in the mountainous area were no longer under evacuation advisories, but smoke descending down into San Joaquin Valley cities was becoming a problem.