Cook, Thomas and Southgate honoured in UK New Year list

Britain has recognized its sporting stars in the Queen’s New Year’s honors list with a knighthood for cricketer Alastair Cook, and awards for Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas, England soccer boss Gareth Southgate and his captain Harry Kane. Reuters: Entertainment News

Audrey Geisel, widow of Dr. Seuss, dies at age 97

Audrey Geisel, the widow of beloved children’s book author Dr. Seuss and an avid promoter of his legacy, died this week at her California home at age 97, a representative confirmed on Friday. Reuters: Entertainment News

Movie maker Harvey Weinstein loses bid to dismiss criminal case

A New York state judge on Thursday denied Harvey Weinstein’s motion to dismiss criminal charges that he sexually assaulted two women, rejecting the movie producer’s argument that the case was tainted by police and prosecutorial misconduct. Reuters: Entertainment News

Inside the elephant at the heart of ‘Circus 1903’

A roll-call of acrobats, contortionists, jugglers and trapeze artistes will be captivating London audiences this Christmas season in a show that celebrates the golden age of circus acts. Reuters: Entertainment News

Penny Marshall, ‘Big’ director and TV’s ‘Laverne,’ dead at 75

Penny Marshall, who played an endearingly graceless character with a thick Bronx accent in U.S. television’s “Laverne & Shirley” before becoming a pioneering film director with hits including “Big” and “A League of Their Own,” has died at 75, her publicist said on Tuesday. Reuters: Entertainment News

CBS denies former CEO Leslie Moonves $120 million severance

CBS Corp said on Monday it will not pay Leslie Moonves a $ 120 million severance package as it girds for a likely legal battle with its former chief executive who has been accused of sexual harassment and assault that allegedly took place before and after he joined the company. Reuters: Entertainment News

CBS fires CEO Leslie Moonves and denies $120 million severance

CBS Corp said on Monday it has fired Leslie Moonves for cause and has denied a $ 120 million severance package as it girds for a likely legal battle with its former chief executive who has been accused of sexual harassment and assault that allegedly took place before and after he joined the company. Reuters:…

Jeff Bridges to receive lifetime achievement honor at Golden Globes

Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges will receive a lifetime achievement award at January’s Golden Globes ceremony for his wide range of work, from Western “True Grit” to comedy “The Big Lebowski,” the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said on Monday. Reuters: Entertainment News

Australian actress accuses Geoffrey Rush of inappropriate behavior

A female star of hit television show Orange is the New Black leveled misconduct allegations against actor Geoffrey Rush, the second Australian actress to accuse the Oscar winner of behaving inappropriately during an Australian theater production. Reuters: Entertainment News

Metal or mariachi? Metalachi offers best of both music worlds

Decked out in skin-tight leopard print spandex, his eyelids smeared with black make-up, singer Vega de la Rockha roars into a sea of raised “devil horn” hand gestures – the appreciation symbol of heavy metal music. Reuters: Entertainment News

Philippines wins fourth Miss Universe crown

Catriona Gray from the Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on Monday, the fourth time the Southeast Asian country has won the international beauty pageant. Reuters: Entertainment News

Philip Colbert updates pop art for the digital age in new show

Artist and designer Philip Colbert, whose surrealist clothes have been worn by Lady Gaga and Rita Ora, brings pop art back to British painting with a new show that comments on consumerist culture, climate change and our appetite for social media. Reuters: Entertainment News

French TV station apologizes after Bob Marley song gaffe

French 24-hour news channel BFM TV has apologized for playing the song “I Shot the Sheriff” after police shot dead Cherif Chekkat, the suspect behind an attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg that killed four people. Reuters: Entertainment News

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