NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of classic HBO shows like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire" will soon have access to those series and more through Amazon Prime in the first online streaming deal signed by the cable network. More »Amazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO
Amazon will begin streaming some HBO shows to its premium customers next month, the companies said on Wednesday, in a move that could lure subscribers away from Netflix Inc, a company they both compete with. The companies said this was the first time HBO, the premium cable channel owned by Time Warner Inc, had licensed its programming to an online subscription streaming service. HBO shows are not available through Netflix. Netflix shares fell 4.9 percent to $354.54. More »HBO strikes deal with Amazon to stream shows
WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge was put on hold for months Wednesday after prosecutors declined to grant immunity to his bodyguard, who would be a key witness in the case. More »Singer Chris Brown's DC trial delayed for months
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge has been delayed for months after prosecutors declined to grant immunity to the singer's bodyguard, whom defense lawyers call a key witness. More »Pop star Chris Brown's DC trial delayed for months
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A million dollars will change you. More »Performing dogs go big after $1 million TV prize
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A Miami judge on Wednesday agreed to delay pop star Justin Bieber's trial until July 7 on charges stemming from the Canadian singer's January arrest when he was caught allegedly drag racing on Miami Beach. The trial was set to begin May 5, but lawyers for Bieber argued that more time may be needed to hear potential pre-trial motions. "If the case goes ahead there are some motions that would require evidence," said Bieber's defence lawyer Roy Black. "There are some serious matters regarding the test," he added, referring to evidence that Bieber was driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. More »Justin Bieber's Miami trial pushed back to July
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The International Indian Film Academy is holding its annual awards ceremony in Tampa starting Wednesday. More »Indian film stars, Bollywood Oscars come to Fla.
An image taken from this year's "Call of Duty" takes a giant stride across the uncanny valley -- and it's the first piece of material from Activision's annual blockbuster. Shown as part of a talk at the Game Developers Conference in March, the image was produced by lead studio Sledgehammer Games as an example of in-game character models for the next "Call of Duty," reports IGN. Its existence confirmed in a February investors call, and it having been in development since 2011, the new "Call of Duty" remains otherwise under wraps. Publisher Activision has traditionally chosen an early to mid-November release for its annual sales juggernaut; More »First image for 'Call of Duty' 2014 shows next-gen detail
The design house has uploaded a video going behind the scenes on its Spring-Summer 2014 campaign featuring the Italian swimmer, who also appeared in the Emporio Armani Fall-Winter 2013-2014 Eyewear and Underwear campaigns. Ahead of the summer season, the temperature has already started to rise thanks to Emporio Armani's new video on the making of its Spring-Summer 2014 Underwear campaign. A scantily clad Luca Dotto poses to show off the luxury brand's latest briefs and boxers. The swimmer, who is known for his short-distance freestyle performance, is not the first athlete to model for Emporio Armani. More »Luca Dotto gets undressed again for Emporio Armani
Primark, the low-budget British clothing chain, intends to enter the US market with a first store opening next year in Boston, its parent group announced on Wednesday. "We will be taking Primark to the north-east of the USA with the opening of a number of stores, the first of which we expect to begin trading towards the end of 2015," Charles Sinclair, chairman of Primark-owner Associated British Foods, said in a statement. Headquartered in Dublin, Primark operates out of 271 stores spread across Western Europe. More »Primark to enter US clothing market
By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber, whose tumultuous life has landed him in trouble more than once, on Wednesday apologized for a visit to a Tokyo shrine at the center of a bitter international row over Japan's wartime aggression. Bieber, 20, posted a picture on social media of himself visiting Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine with the heading, "Thank you for your blessings". The picture was later deleted, although it was republished elsewhere on the Internet, including by a Bieber fan group, and drew criticism from South Korea and China. The shrine honors 14 Japanese leaders convicted as war criminals after World War Two along with Japan's war dead, and visits to the shrine by Japanese politicians anger victims of Japan's past aggression, including South Korea and China. More »Justin Bieber apologizes after Japan shrine visit sparks Asian anger
TOKYO (AP) — Justin Bieber apologized Wednesday to those he offended by visiting a Japanese war shrine, saying he thought it was a beautiful site and only a place of prayer. More »Justin Bieber apologizes for Japan war shrine trip
MIAMI (AP) — Trial was delayed Wednesday until July for pop star Justin Bieber on driving under the influence and other charges after his lawyers asked for more time to examine evidence and discuss whether to accept a possible plea deal. More »Bieber trial delayed on DUI, other charges to July
The Kenyan-Mexican actress has been named as 2014's "Most Beautiful" by People magazine. More »Lupita Nyong'o named People's 'Most Beautiful'
It's been a big year for Lupita Nyong'o. After winning an Oscar and a lucrative advertising deal the actress was named on Wednesday as the world's most beautiful woman for 2014 by People magazine. Nyong'o, who took home this year's Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role as the slave Patsey in director Steve McQueen's acclaimed film "12 Years A Slave," said she "never dreamed" she would be praised for her looks and land on the cover of the weekly magazine. "It is exciting and just a major, major compliment," Nyong'o, 31, told People. More »Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o named People's most beautiful woman
MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida judge has delayed the trial of pop star Justin Bieber on charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license until July. More »Bieber trial delayed to July on DUI, other charges
Rock giants Led Zeppelin on Wednesday unveiled two previously unheard recordings ahead of the re-issue of the band's first three albums in June. The two tracks -- an early version of their classic track "Whole Lotta Love", and a 1970 cover of blues standard "Key to the Highway" -- are among dozens of tracks which will be officially released along with the re-issued albums. Guitarist Jimmy Page, 70, chose the material after painstakingly searching through the tracks, which have been stored in the band's archive for decades. Singer Robert Plant said: "It was a particularly prolific time, where we were learning about each other's capabilities." More »Led Zeppelin unveil unheard recordings
By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Do not mess with Miss Meadows, the tap dancing elementary school teacher played by actress Katie Holmes in the new film of the same name that has premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. She tends to punctuate meet-ups with a decidedly non-ironic "toodle-loo," and as described by one of the cops on her trail in "Miss Meadows" is a "pulp fiction Mary Poppins." But her mission to clear the streets of bad people is complicated when she falls for a local sheriff, played by James Badge Dale ("World War Z," and "Parkland.") "I'm a fan of strong women, and I like seeing them on screen," Holmes said of the vigilante heroine she portrays in the film. "She was delightful and believed in what she was doing and the integrity of her mind." The vigilante satire co-stars three-time Emmy-award winner Jean Smart ("Samantha Who?" and "Frasier") and Mary Kay Place, who also won an Emmy for comedy series "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman." Written and directed by first-time filmmaker Karen Leigh Hopkins, the long gestation of "Miss Meadows" began with the 1993 abduction and murder of 12-year-old Polly Klaas, who was snatched from her bedroom in Petaluma, California, during a slumber party. More »Katie Holmes, armed and dainty in vigilante satire "Miss Meadows"
Known as the Bard and regarded as England's greatest playwright, William Shakespeare, whose 450th birthday is celebrated on Wednesday, let his imagination roam as widely as his characters. Following are some of the locales, cited by travel website www.GoEuro.co.uk, associated with Shakespeare and his plays. "Macbeth" - Scotland "Something wicked this way comes" - the oft-quoted words of the three witches before their second meeting with the brave but ruthless Scottish general, Macbeth. Although there are no sites in Scotland directly connected to the real-life Macbeth - an 11th-century King of Scots - the fictional character's titles of Thane of Glamis and Thane of Cawdor point to popular attractions Glamis and Cawdor castles. More »On the Bard's 450th, a birthday tour of some play 'sets'
Users of Google's navigation service can now explore locations as they have appeared at different points in time, observing changes in the landscapes through the years. Certain images in Google Maps Street View now have a clock icon, which indicates the possibility to view a location's appearance in previous years or different seasons. The journey is somewhat limited, however, since Street View was only launched in 2007 in North America, before spreading through the rest of the world from 2008. More »Google lets Street View users go back in time
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Celebrity psychic Uri Geller is the beaming new face of Israeli disaster-readiness, starring in army-sponsored TV and Internet advertisements on how to take shelter from missile attacks or earthquakes. Launched on Wednesday, the campaign marks Geller's return to his native country from Britain and aims to keep Israelis vigilant, though public fears of any imminent war with Iran, Syria or Lebanese and Palestinian guerrillas have receded. ... More »Spoon-bending psychic Geller helps Israelis defy disasters
NBC has uploaded the first trailer for "Crossbones," the new period drama that will take viewers back to the 18th century and to New Providence in the Bahamas, a hotbed of pirate activity. More »John Malkovich debuts as Blackbeard in 'Crossbones' trailer