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USAID op undermines Cuba’s hip-hop protest scene

December 12, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this Dec. 2, 2014, photo, Cuban musician Silvio Rodriguez talks during an interview with The Associated Press in Havana, Cuba. Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that a U.S. agency infiltrated Cuba’s hip-hop scene, recruiting unwitting rappers to spark a youth movement against the government. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) HAVANA (AP) —...

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Globes snubs: Jolie, Nolan get no love this year

December 12, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

This photo released by Paramount Pictures shows, Matthew McConaughey, left, and Anne Hathaway, in a scene from the film, ‘”Interstellar.” The film, directed by Christopher Nolan, received only one Golden Globe nomination for best original...

Ex-TV pitchman disrupts hearing on owl allegations

December 12, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this May 10, 2006 photo, Dell Schanze watches the proceedings during his trial in West Jordan, Utah. The TV pitchman accused of chasing a barn owl in flight on his motorized paraglider is expected to appear in federal court Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. The...

‘Beverly Hillbillies’ actor sues CBS over chain

December 12, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Monday, Sept. 5, 2005 file photo, former TV star, Max Baer Jr., waves to parade goers during the Labor Day parade in Virginia City, Nev. The actor who played Jethro Bodine in the 1960s television series “The Beverly Hillbillies” is...

CBS extends CEO Moonves’ contract another 2 years

December 12, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this July 29, 2013 file photo, Les Moonves arrives at the CBS, CW and Showtime TCA party at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. CBS is extending the contract of President and CEO Moonves for another two years, through June 2019. CBS...

‘Tapia’ documentary set to air on HBO on Dec. 16

December 12, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 23, 2007, file photo, Evaristo Primero, left, from El Paso, Texas, and five-time world champion Johnny Tapia, from Albuquerque, N.M., square off in the eighth round of a scheduled 10-round bout at Isleta Pueblo, N.M. A documentary on...

Studio head, producer apologize for Jolie, Obama remarks

December 12, 2014 • Business, EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, director Angelina Jolie poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film “Unbroken” in London. Scott Rudin, the high-powered producer at the center of the latest embarrassment stemming...

Wahlberg acknowledges varied opinions about pardon

December 11, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

Mark Wahlberg attends “The Gambler” premiere on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Since it was revealed Mark Wahlberg is seeking a pardon in Massachusetts for assaults he committed as a...

Gov.-elect Baker conducts the Boston Pops

December 11, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

Guest conductor, Mass. Governor-elect Charlie Baker, left, takes in the applause from the audience with Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart, right, after conducting the Boston Pops Orchestra in “Sleigh Ride” during the 31st annual “A...

LA man charged with killing ex-lover’s pet rabbit

December 11, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this May 23, 2012 file photo, cast member Dimitri Diatchenko arrives at the premiere of “Chernobyl Diaries” in Los Angeles. Diatchenko is charged with killing his ex-girlfriend’s pet rabbit, sending her grisly photos of its...