NYC subway performers: We're being over-policed
NEW YORK (AP) — Subway acrobats, dancers and musicians on Tuesday decried what they said was heavy-handed policing, gathering outside City Hall to join critics of a police clampdown on minor offenses.
Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — He was the funniest guy in the room, something that made it all the harder for friends and fans to accept that beneath that reservoir of frenetic energy and seemingly endless good humor resided demons so dark they could push Robin Williams to suicide.
Williams a comic force, versatile actor
NEW YORK (AP) — The question from a fan in a Sirius XM interview last year was innocent — what do you think you'd be doing if you didn't become a comedian? — and within seconds Robin Williams was impersonating physicist Stephen Hawking getting a lap dance at a strip club.
'Nashville' goes live in new season premiere
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Actor Charles Esten has more at stake in the new season of the ABC drama "Nashville" than resolving the cliffhanger that left his character, singer-songwriter Deacon Claybourne, in the midst of a lyricist love triangle.
Gaza probe 'operational' without Clooney's fiancee
GENEVA (AP) — The president of the U.N. top human rights body says the commission on possible violations of the rules of war in Gaza is "operational" despite the decision by George Clooney's fiancee to pull out of the panel.
Schoonmaker, Scorsese's right-hand woman, gets top Venice award
Oscar-winning film editor Thelma Schoonmaker, who has worked hand-in-hand with director Martin Scorsese for over 40 years, was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in Venice on Tuesday. The 74-year-old American has edited some of the biggest selling and critically acclaimed movies of the past 30 years, from "Goodfellas" to "Gangs of New York" and "The Wolf of Wall Street", and only works with Scorsese...
Family: Joan Rivers on life support
Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office.
Taiwanese movie on young soldiers to open Asia's top film fest
A feature film portraying young Taiwanese soldiers at the height of cross-strait tension will open Asia's top movie festival next month, organisers said Tuesday, adding this year's event would feature more films from lesser-known Asian regions. "Paradise in Service" by acclaimed Taiwanese actor-director Niu Chen-Zer, also known as Doze Niu, is a fictional drama set on an island caught in the middle of a military standoff between China and Taiwan...
Bieber charged with assault over photo incident
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faces new charges after he was arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and an ATV that led to a physical altercation involving a photographer, his lawyer said Tuesday.