• Film portrays costs of South Korean craze for top schools

    A documentary film about the social and personal costs of South Koreans' craze for being admitted to the nation's top three universities depicts a system that is a far cry from President Barack Obama's praise of the Asian country as a model for US educational reforms.

  • London Film Festival puts focus on women, onscreen and off

    The London Film Festival opens Wednesday with "Suffragette," the story of British women who fought for the right to vote — a milestone on a journey to equality that many believe is still unfinished.

  • Model sues Bill Cosby over alleged 2008 sexual assault

    A model who has accused Bill Cosby of drugging her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008 sued the comedian on Tuesday for sexual assault.

  • Review: 'Steve Jobs' plays man versus machine

    The owner of a reptile store is recovering after police officers pried off a 6-meter python that was crushing the man.

  • Asian cinema masterpieces, ferry tragedy at Korean film fest

    South Korea's second-largest city is in a festive mood as the Busan Film Festival passes the midpoint.

  • Britain leads International Emmys with 7 nominations

    Britain has garnered a leading seven International Emmy nominations, including best actress and actor nods for Sheridan Smith and Rafe Spall.

  • Filming begins in Dubai for new movie 'Star Trek Beyond'

    Looking for a "vertical city" to stand in for a futuristic world, actors and filmmakers involved in the film "Star Trek Beyond" ended up among the gleaming towers of Dubai.

  • Afghan actress urges Afghan women to keep working

    When Marina Gulbahari walked the red carpet on the first night of Asia's largest film festival, she showed the world more than the colorful traditional Afghan dress she was wearing.

  • Chris Brown vows to raise awareness about domestic violence Down Under

    American R&B singer Chris Brown has said he will raise awareness of domestic violence if he is granted a visa to tour Australia, after authorities indicated he could be banned from entering the country.

  • Beatles contract sold for S$790,000 at London auction

    The contract that launched the career of the Beatles was sold on Tuesday in London for £365,000 (S$790,000), auction house Sotheby's said.

  • Actor Paul Walker's daughter sues Porsche over fatal crash

    Paul Walker's daughter sued Porsche for wrongful death Monday, claiming the sports car that her father was in when he was killed suffered from numerous design defects.

  • MTV extreme sports star killed in Calif. skydiving accident

    An extreme sports and MTV star skydiving for the opening ceremony of a golf event in Northern California died when he struck a tree Monday, authorities said.

  • Obama, Beyonce part of Global Citizen fest all-star lineup

    First lady Michelle Obama introduced a new campaign focusing on education for girls, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai earned loud applause for her striking speech and Beyonce was energetic during her live performance at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival.

  • Pope Francis shares stage with Queen of Soul, Bocelli

    Pope Francis and an admiring throng of thousands enjoyed a little music from the Queen of Soul, Andrew Bocelli and others at the end of his first day in Philadelphia on his first-ever U.S. tour.

  • Australia warns Chris Brown he may not be allowed Down Under

    Chris Brown's plans to tour Down Under were in jeopardy on Sunday after the Australian government formally warned the troubled R&B singer that he is likely to be denied a visa because of his criminal conviction for assaulting pop star Rihanna.

  • Looking out for a Hero

    Hindi movie Hero is an action and romance drama shot in scenic locations in India. A remake of a film of the same name from back in 1983, the 2015 version is the love story of Sooraj (Sooraj Pancholi) and Radha (Athiya Shetty) who come from opposite sides of the tracks.

  • Pope, UK band releasing albums of same name on same day

    Holy musical matrimony? Pope Francis and UK pop group The Vamps are releasing albums of the same name on the same day.

  • Big Emmy wins for 'Olive Kitteridge,' 'Transparent,' 'Veep'

    "Transparent" emerged as an early winner at Sunday's Emmy Awards, capturing a best comedy actor trophy for Jeffrey Tambor and a directing award for its creator, and giving both winners a chance to pay tribute to the show's trangender themes.

  • Publicist: 'Hollywood Wives' novelist Jackie Collins dies

    Jackie Collins, the bestselling author of dozens of novels including "Hollywood Wives" that dramatized the lifestyles of the rich and the treacherous, died Saturday.

  • AlbumREVIEWS: ‘Ai’ by A City Sorrow Built

    Like most post-hardcore/screamo music, Ai, Bali-based A City Sorrow Built’s debut album, released on Sailboat Records in June, is loud and kind of sad.