Art & Culture

Germany Rejects Spain's Bid To Buy Octopus Oracle

Octopus oracle Paul's prescience wasn't needed to predict how this one would turn out: His aquarium in Germany on Friday gave a resounding "nein" to a bid to move the celebrity mollusk to Spain.

Paul the psychic octopus 'could transfer to Spain' after bidding war

Paul the psychic octopus may be heading for Spain after having correctly predicted the result of the 2010 World Cup final.

Mangroves, much more than a swamp

On 26 December 2004 an undersea earthquake off Sumatra - one of the most powerful ever recorded - generated a tsunami that rolled across the Indian Ocean and surged onto the shores of southeast Asia with outrageous force. Coastlines protected by mangroves were the lucky ones. Or were they?

Film censors run scared from Bin Laden joke

A Bollywood film has been banned in Pakistan due to its depiction of Osama bin Laden.

Academy Elects Three First-time Governors, Returns Nine Incumbents

Beverly Hills, CA – A trio of Oscar® recipients – director Kathryn Bigelow, film editor Anne Coates and documentarian Michael Moore – make up the year’s first-time electees to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors.

Country artists to honor 32nd 'Red Arrow' Soldiers, families at homecoming celebration Saturday

Headline artist Brian Stace perform for hometown, Wisconsin, to entertain Wisconsin Army National Guard.

More than 3,200 National Guard Soldiers and their families will gather in Steven's Point Saturday [June 19] for the Back from the Sand celebration which includes performances from Country artists Brittini Black and Wisconsin's-own Brian Stace.

Academy Does 3D Times Three

Beverly Hills, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will devote three Tuesday evenings – June 22 and 29, and July 6 – to exploring 3D techniques and their rapidly expanding use in filmmaking in “Getting Perspective III: Exploring the Craft of 3D Movie Technology.” The series will feature conversations with filmmakers, 3D demonstrations and movie clips, culminating with a screening of “U2 3D,” the Irish rock band’s 2008 concert movie.

Rue McClanahan dies at 76

New York — Emmy-winning “Golden Girls” actress Rue McClanahan died of a stroke in a New York hospital early Thursday, her manager said. She was 76.

McClanahan’s family surrounded her bed when she died at New York Presbyterian Hospital, according to manager Barbara Lawrence.

The actress’ career began on the New York stage in the 1950s, but her long television career was first boosted when producer Norman Lear cast McClanahan in his hit CBS series “All in the Family” in 1971. She appeared in Lear’s “Maude” a year later.

Blanket, Prince, Paris Jackson first autographs up for sale

Their autographs are raised for Jackson family's museum

Los Angeles, California — Michael Jackson’s three children did something recently they’ve never before done: signing their autographs on something to be sold.

Respected Taiwnese Actor Hsiang-ting Ke Finishes his Walk of Life

With 93 years long life, Ke contricuted numerous movies in Taiwan entertainment histrory

Taiwan's well respected actor Hsiang-ting Ke, passed away on the 16th from multiple organ failure at age 93.