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January 28, 2017 4:22 PM 'A Truly Magnificent Talent:' Actor John Hurt Dies at 77

LONDON — As a self-described "old drunk," the actor John Hurt nonetheless had a half-century career highlighted with memorable performances, two Oscar nominations, a Golden Globe and four British BAFTA awards. Success and failure were taken in stride. When the film "Divine Rapture" shut down in 1995 after two weeks of shooting in Ireland, Debra Winger 55

January 28, 2017 3:02 PM Critic's Notebook: Sundance Needs to Go on a Diet

The festival has grown too unwieldy, THR's chief film critic writes, and could address logistical concerns and make a statement of artistic integrity by downsizing. There are many different possible takeaways from the 2017 edition of the Sundance Film Festival, but the following is one of them: This is the year that it can be definitively said that Sundance 60

January 28, 2017 2:00 PM ‘A truly magnificent talent:’ actor John Hurt dies at 77

LONDON (AP) — As a self-described “old drunk,” the actor John Hurt nonetheless had a half-century career highlighted with memorable performances, two Oscar nominations, a Golden Globe and four British BAFTA awards. Success and failure were taken in stride. When the film “Divine Rapture” shut down in 1995 after two weeks of shooting in Ireland, Debra 39

January 28, 2017 10:00 AM One Certainty of Trump’s Wall: Big Money

An earlier attempt tried cameras and radar but ran over budget. The project was a loss for taxpayers. But for contractors, it was a big win. An examination of failed efforts from the past highlights the potential gains for companies and potential pitfalls for taxpayers. Among the possible winners are construction firms, high-tech surveillance companies 60

January 26, 2017 8:40 PM 'Black-ish' Star Jenifer Lewis Sues LA Fitness Your Manager Dated Me and Conned Me!!!

"Black-ish" star Jenifer Lewis says the guy who trained her, flirted with her and started dating her has ripped her off for $50k, and she's blaming the gym. Jenifer met the guy at an LA Fitness club in West Los Angeles, where he was a manager who worked the front desk. She says they got chummy and started seeing each other. She says 3 months into the relationship 33

January 26, 2017 7:27 PM Iranian actress to shun Oscars in protest of Trump immigrant ban

The star of Iran's Oscar-nominated movie "The Salesman" said on Thursday she would not attend the Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood next month because of U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed ban on immigrants from Muslim nations. Taraneh Alidoosti, 33, a Tehran-born actress, said the move was racist. "Trump's visa ban for Iranians is racist. Whether 36

January 26, 2017 6:19 PM Iranian-born actress to boycott Oscars over Trump

Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti, star of the Oscar-nominated "The Salesman," says she won't attend the Academy Awards in protest of President Donald Trump's immigration policies. Alidoosti called plans for a temporary visa ban of Iranians "racist" in a message posted Thursday on Twitter. "The Salesman," directed by Asghar Farhadi, was on Tuesday nominated 31

January 26, 2017 1:10 PM Morning news headlines: PM to call for 'renewed' special relationship between Britain and America

The latest news from Britain and around the world Theresa May will call for a "renewed" special relationship between Britain and America as she becomes the first world leader to meet Donald Trump since his inauguration as president last week. Arriving in America on Thursday ahead of Friday's meeting in the White House, the Prime Minister will say that both the UK and US are undergoing 80

January 26, 2017 1:07 PM Carol Burnett, Ed Asner Remember Mary Tyler Moore

Co-stars and longtime friends of Mary Tyler Moore are mourning the star's death, which was announced Wednesday afternoon. She was 80. "And she will always be loved. And Mary Richards will live on,” Burnett, 83, said in a telephone interview of Moore’s character on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Moore's character paved the way for working woman as an employee 33

January 26, 2017 12:41 PM British astronaut Peake to make second space flight

LONDON (Reuters) - British astronaut Tim Peake is to return to the International Space Station to carry out more research, the government said on Thursday. The announcement was made at London's Science Museum, where the capsule which carried Peake on his previous 186-day 'Principia' mission to the space station was unveiled for display. "Tim Peake's 63