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Review: 'Avengers' hits big screen with a blast

April 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this film image released by Disney, Iron Man, portrayed by Robert Downey Jr., left, and Captain America, portrayed by Chris Evans, are shown in a scene from “The Avengers” (AP Photo/Disney) The hype has been building for years and it couldn’t possibly be more deafening at this point. After a series of summer blockbusters [&hellip...

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Actors, artists aim to turn around failing schools

April 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 1, 2011 file photo, actress Sarah Jessica Parker poses for photographers in London. Sarah Jessica Parker, Kerry Washington and Forest Whitaker are signing up for a new initiative Monday with the Obama administration to adopt some of...

Zac Efron brings 'The Lucky One' to London

April 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Actor Zac Efron attends a special screening of “The Lucky One”, hosted by The Cinema Society and Men’s Health, at the Crosby Street Hotel on Thursday, April 19, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) LONDON (AP) — Hollywood heartthrob...

Review: 'Streetcar Named Desire' is steamy, strong

April 23, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this April 2, 2012 photo provided by Springer Associates, from left, Blanche, played by Nicole Ari Parker, gets ready to leave as Stella, played by Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Eunice, played by Amelia Campbell, look on in a scene from “A Streetcar Named...

Hudson trial showcases violent Chicago 'hood

April 23, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This April 17, 2012, photo shows the former home of Jennifer Hudson and her family, boarded up in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. About the only difference between it and thousands of boarded-up buildings in Chicago’s most notorious neighborhood is...

Chaz Bono, Josh Hutcherson win GLAAD Awards

April 23, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Cher greets her transgender child Chaz Bono at The 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards on April 21, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. (AP Photo/Vince Bucci) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chaz Bono picked up a pair of trophies at the GLAAD Media Awards. The 43-year-old transgender...

NYC photo exhibit captures Warhol as young artist

April 22, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this 1964 photo provided by Allen Cooper Enterprises, artist Andy Warhol holds an unrolled acetate of “Marilyn” in his New York studio called “The Factory.” The photo will be featured in an exhibit entitled: “Before They Were Famous:...

'Hunger Games' fever makes archery cool for kids

April 22, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this April 13, 2012 photo, Christa Mattessich of Oakland, N.J., 7, retrieves her arrows after a round in the youth archery league at Targeteers Archery in Saddle Brook, N.J. In schools and backyards, for their birthdays and out with their dads, kids are...

Unauthorized biography spills Simon Cowell secrets

April 22, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 20, 2007 file photo “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell speaks during the 2007 Fox Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. A revealing new biography offers intimate, some might say too intimate, details about Simon Cowell,...

'American Idol' Taylor Hicks to launch Vegas show

April 22, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this March 3, 2009, file photo, musician Taylor Hicks is interviewed in New York. Hicks, “American Idol” Season 5 winner, is getting his own short-term show on the Las Vegas Strip. Casino officials announced the Alabama native will...