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Rapper Fetty Wap's 'Trap Queen' crowns Billboard 200 chart

Fetty Wap (C) performs with Fall Out Boy during the second night of the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada September 19, 2015. Reuters/Steve Marcus Rapper Fetty Wap’s first album topped the Billboard 200 chart on Monday, following a wave of hit singles including hip hop anthem “Trap Queen.”   In its…

Lions Gate Entertainment in talks to merge with Starz: LA Times

Liberty Media Corp. chairman John Malone arrives at the annual Allen and Co. conference at the Sun Valley, Idaho Resort July 12, 2013. Reuters/Rick Wilking <span class="articleLocation”>Movie and television studio Lions Gate Entertainment Corp is in advanced talks to merge with John Malone’s premium TV cable network Starz, Los Angeles Times reported, citing sources. The two companies have held high-level…

Teen star of YouTube's Bratayley family dies at age 13

Teen YouTube star Caleb Logan LeBlanc, part of the popular “Bratayley” family on YouTube known for posting humorous, wholesome daily videos, has died suddenly at age 13, his family and police said. LeBlanc died on Thursday in Maryland following a “medical emergency,” the Anne Arundel County Police Department said in a statement on Monday. “Responding officers arrived and observed a…

Family of late actor Robin Williams reach settlement in legal dispute

A woman takes a picture of a mural depicting late actor Robin Williams in Belgrade, August 13, 2014. Reuters/Marko Djurica The widow and children of late Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams, who died by suicide last year, have reached a proposed settlement after a bitter dispute over his estate, according to court papers. The settlement, filed in San Francisco Superior Court…

Son of a Trump: Mexican comedians hit back in insult-laden show

Decked out in dark suits and outlandish blond wigs, a clutch of Mexico’s most popular comedians lambasts Donald Trump as a dangerous buffoon in a new play that hits back over his anti-Mexican comments on the U.S. election campaign trail. When he entered the presidential race in June, Trump thundered against Mexico and its undocumented migrants in the United States,…

Check, pleats and sporty comfort from Stella McCartney in Paris

Known for mixing luxury and sport, designer Stella McCartney showed off bright summer dresses with polo shirt collars in a colorful offering for women’s wardrobes next spring. Under the gilded chandeliers of Paris’ Opera Garnier, the Briton sent out models in long dresses and skirts decorated in white and red, green or black check, as well as jaunty stripes. McCartney…

Sam Smith video for Bond theme 'Writing's On The Wall' released

Grammy Award winner Sam Smith released the video for his theme song for the new James Bond film “Spectre” on Monday, days after the ballad became the first 007 title track to top the British pop charts. The song “Writing’s On The Wall” went straight to the top of the British charts last week. The video shows snippets of the…

'The Martian' triumphs with $55 million debut

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – “The Martian” blasted off with a massive $55 million this weekend, nearly surpassing another space-based adventure, “Gravity,” as the highest-grossing October debut in history. The Ridley Scott release was bolstered by rapturous reviews, with critics calling the picture among the director’s best and heaping praise on Matt Damon’s performance as an astronaut stranded on the Red…

Hillary Clinton pokes fun at herself in 'Saturday Night Live' appearance

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waits to speak to supporters at the Human Rights Campaign Breakfast in Washington, October 3, 2015. Reuters/Joshua Roberts Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton dropped in at the late night comedy show “Saturday Night Live” on Saturday, appearing in a sketch as a bartender alongside comedian Kate McKinnon, who played the former United States senator and secretary…

Modigliani painting expected to sell for more than $100 million at auction

HONG KONG – Christie’s auction house previewed highlights of its autumn sales on Friday, including Amedeo Modigliani’s “Nu Couche (Reclining Nude)” that could set a new record for the Italian artist when it is sold in New York next month. Giovanna Bertazzoni, the deputy chairman and senior international director of Impressionist and modern art at Christie’s, said the painting is…

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