A Minute With: Sam Claflin on horror, heroes and 'Hunger Games'


LOS ANGELES - Sam Claflin has fought pirates, fallen in love with Snow White and participated in a "Hunger Games" battle-to-the-death, but in his latest film, the British actor takes on the frightening consequences of the supernatural.

R&B singer Chris Brown's assault trial delayed by bodyguard case

WASHINGTON - R&B singer Chris Brown's trial for allegedly assaulting a fan outside a hotel in Washington, D.C., was delayed again on Wednesday after his defense said more time was needed to arrange for the testimony of his bodyguard.

Music 23 Apr 2014

Brother-in-law of Britain's Prince Charles dies in New York

NEW YORK - Mark Shand, the brother-in-law of Britain's Prince Charles, died in a New York hospital on Wednesday after suffering a serious head injury in a fall outside a club following a charity event.

Life, 23 Apr 2014

Doctor convicted in Michael Jackson death denied latest appeal

LOS ANGELES - The California Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to hear an appeal by Michael Jackson's personal physician, Conrad Murray, who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star's death.

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Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o named People's most beautiful woman

NEW YORK - 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.

Life, 23 Apr 2014

Stephen Colbert pays visit to new 'Late Show' home

NEW YORK - Stephen Colbert dropped in on David Letterman's late night CBS talk show, the "Late Show" on Tuesday, to get a glimpse of the rigors of the high-profile job he will take over in 2015.

23 Apr 2014

Illness spoils 'Royals' singer Lorde's Australian tour

SYDNEY - Ailing Grammy award-winning New Zealand singer Lorde has postponed her Australian tour this week after doctors advised she needed immediate rest and recuperation, her promoters said on Tuesday. | Video

Music 23 Apr 2014

'Ice Road Truckers' star kidnapped, beat Las Vegas prostitute: police

NEW YORK - A former star of the History Channel reality TV show "IRT: Deadliest Roads" is due in court in Las Vegas next month to face first degree kidnapping, extortion and coercion charges, a spokeswoman for the Clark County District Attorney's Office said.

22 Apr 2014

Man accusing 'X-Men' director of sex abuse sues more Hollywood execs

LOS ANGELES - A man who has sued "X-Men" filmmaker Bryan Singer claiming he had raped him as a teenager named three more Hollywood executives in lawsuits filed on Monday, alleging sexual abuse and rape and seeking damages exceeding $10 million. | Video

22 Apr 2014

For 'Daily Show' alum Oliver, 'Last Week' is 'fresh turf to ruin'

NEW YORK - Launching a weekly Sunday night news comedy show in an era of ever shorter news cycles is both a blessing and a curse, as John Oliver freely admits.

22 Apr 2014