ROME British actor Colin Firth, who has often played the role of a quintessential Englishman in his many films, has become an Italian citizen, Italy's Interior Ministry said.
LOS ANGELES Former U.S. President Bill Clinton's debut novel will not hit shelves for almost a year, but it is already getting the TV treatment as Showtime said Friday that it would adapt the anticipated book into a series.
LONDON It wasn't exactly instant karma when Beatle John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, heard about a Polish beverage company's new drink called "John Lemon".
LOS ANGELES Pop singers Avril Lavigne and Bruno Mars topped a list of celebrities on Tuesday ranked the most dangerous to search for online because of results that could expose fans to malicious websites.
Harry Dean Stanton, whose scruffy looks and off-beat demeanor made him a favorite of directors seeking a character actor to add eccentricity or melancholy to the screen, died on Friday from natural causes, his agent said. He was 91. | Video
NEW YORK Comedian Bill Cosby's retrial on sexual assault charges will begin on April 2 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, a judge ruled on Friday.
LOS ANGELES Comedian and talk show host Rosie O'Donnell said she was saddened on Friday by the news that her ex-wife had died of an apparent suicide.
LOS ANGELES Selena Gomez said on Thursday that she has had a kidney transplant to treat the lupus that has derailed her life for more than three years | Video
LOS ANGELES Carrie Fisher's hand-annotated script for her "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" movie is expected to fetch up to $50,000 at an auction next month of her personal property.