At 70, 'The Third Man' still thrills fans despite Viennese snub


From its iconic theme music to the legendary chase scene through postwar Vienna's sewers, spy classic "The Third Man" still draws legions of fans to the Austrian capital 70 years after its premiere -- but has never found a place in locals' hearts. "Austria is the only country where the… Read


'Jojo Rabbit' wins Toronto's sought-after audience award


Taika Waititi's Nazi Germany-set satire "Jojo Rabbit" won the People's Choice award Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival, a prize that has historically been one of the most ironclad predicators of Academy Awards chances. Because so many of the top fall movies play in Toronto, the festival's audience award… Read


'SNL' adds 3 to its cast, including an Asian American comic


"Saturday Night Live" is adding three new cast members for its upcoming 45th season, including the show's only Asian American performer. Bowen Yang, who joined NBC's "SNL" last season as a staff writer, will be a featured player, NBC said Thursday. Yang is co-host of a podcast, "Las Culturistas." Also… Read


Coppola gets into 'Godfather' spat with UK's Johnson


Filmmaking legend Francis Ford Coppola is not impressed with Boris Johnson's love for his bloody 1972 gangster classic "The Godfather". The Brexit-backing UK prime minister told The Daily Mail newspaper during his successful leadership challenge in July that his favorite piece of filmmaking was the "multiple retribution scene in 'The… Read


Sam Smith announces new pronouns of 'they' and 'them'


Sam Smith has declared the pronouns of "they/them" on social media after coming out as non-binary in what the pop star called a "lifetime of being at war with my gender." The English "Too Good at Goodbyes" singer was met with thousands of mostly supportive comments, along with some detractors… Read


U.S. rocker Eddie Money dies at 70


Eddie Money, the prolific American rocker known for a string of hits in the 1970s and 1980s like "Take Me Home Tonight," has died, entertainment outlet Variety said Friday, citing his family. He was 70. Money -- whose smashes included "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Baby Hold On" -- had… Read


Nielsen says it will include out-of-home viewing soon


Television networks will be happy to know that ratings will go up for many of their programs next year, simply because the Nielsen company will count more people. The company whose numbers provide the currency for the TV industry says its change will begin next September, when it begins accounting… Read


New film explores legacy of Puerto Rican actor Raúl Juliá

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Members of Generation X may know Raúl Juliá for his energetic and playful role as Gomez Addams in the 1991 movie adaptation of "The Addams Family." Others may think of Juliá in his critically acclaimed role in the 1985 "Kiss of the Spider Woman" as revolutionary Valentin Arregui. But to… Read


In 'Hustlers,' Jennifer Lopez steals money, and the show


"Hustlers" is, in itself, a hustle. It looks like a flashy, glamorous movie about strippers — all sparkle and skin and high-heels. And it is that. But the fleshy, dazzling surface of "Hustlers," written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, cloaks an empowering feminist tale about a sisterhood of women who… Read


Influential singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston dead at 58


Daniel Johnston, one of rock's ultimate loners beloved for his earnest if haunting lyricism, died Wednesday of natural causes. He was 58 years old. The enigmatic singer-songwriter and visual artist had been in and out of the hospital in recent months for issues linked to his kidneys, his brother and… Read

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