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Metal or mariachi? Metalachi offers best of both music worlds
Decked out in skin-tight leopard print spandex, his eyelids smeared with black make-up, singer Vega de la Rockha roars into a sea of raised "devil horn" hand gestures - the appreciation symbol of heavy metal music. Yet this is no ordinary metal concert. From under his silver sombrero, trumpeter El Cucuy then breaks into a mariachi melody, and Twisted Sister's classic "We're Not Gonna Take It" morphs into its Mexican folk equivalent - "No Toleraremos".
Jeff Bridges to receive lifetime achievement honor at Golden Globes
Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges will receive a lifetime achievement award at January's Golden Globes ceremony for his wide range of work, from Western "True Grit" to comedy "The Big Lebowski," the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said on Monday. Bridges will be honored by the HFPA with the Cecil B. DeMille Award, an annual accolade given to a person who has made a lasting impact on the world of film.
Steve Carell tells tale of hope from trauma in 'Welcome to Marwen'
Actor Steve Carell takes on the real-life story of a man recovering from a brutal attack in his latest Hollywood offering "Welcome to Marwen", as he uses art as a form of therapy. The 56-year-old "The Office" and "Foxcatcher" star plays American photographer Mark Hogancamp, who in 2000 was viciously assaulted outside a bar after telling a group of guys he liked to cross dress.
CBS fires CEO Leslie Moonves and denies $120 million severance
CBS Corp said on Monday it has fired Leslie Moonves for cause and has denied a $120 million severance package as it girds for a potential legal battle with its former chief executive who has been accused of sexual harassment and assault that allegedly took place before and after he joined the company. The decision to deprive Moonves of his severance follows a board of directors review of the findings of an investigation into Moonves' behavior and the CBS culture conducted by two law firms, Debevoise & Plimpton and Covington & Burling, hired by CBS.
George Lucas's film empire tops Forbes list of richest U.S. celebrities
Filmmaker George Lucas's "Star Wars" empire - the movie franchise, not Darth Vader's fictional galactic government - planted him firmly atop Forbes magazine's third annual ranking of the wealthiest U.S. celebrities which was released on Tuesday. The net worth of the 74-year-old writer, director, producer and creator of the enduring space saga was estimated at $5.4 billion, leading a list that also included athletes, musicians and one wealthy illusionist.
Paul McCartney, Emma Stone join on anti-bullying music video
Former Beatle Paul McCartney has teamed up with Oscar winner Emma Stone on the music video for his new single "Who Cares", a song he hopes will inspire youngsters to stand up to bullying. The pair are shown miming and dancing on an all black and white set alongside harlequin-like figures who torment Stone before she and McCartney make their escape in his car.
'Vice' movie explores U.S. Vice President Cheney's 'shadowy' rise to power
Shortly after the release of his 2015 Wall Street drama "The Big Short," writer and director Adam McKay was home sick with the flu and picked up a book about former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney. McKay was fascinated by the power that Cheney quietly amassed behind the scenes of the George W. Bush administration, and he was inspired to write and direct "Vice," which opens in movie theaters on Christmas, to show how that happened.
Philippines wins fourth Miss Universe crown
Catriona Gray from the Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on Monday, the fourth time the Southeast Asian country has won the international beauty pageant. Gray, a 24-year-old Filipino-Australian model, won the title in the Thai capital Bangkok where the pageant included for the first time a transgender contestant.
Penny Marshall, 'Big' director and TV's 'Laverne,' dead at 75
Penny Marshall, who played an endearingly graceless character with a thick Bronx accent in U.S. television's "Laverne & Shirley" before becoming a pioneering film director with hits including "Big" and "A League of Their Own," has died at 75, her publicist said on Tuesday. Marshall died of complications of diabetes Monday at her home in Hollywood Hills, California, her publicist, Michelle Bega said in a phone interview.
Emily Blunt's terrifying moment as the new Mary Poppins
She takes on a beloved movie character and dances with penguins, but what really terrified British actress Emily Blunt was descending slowly from the clouds as the new Mary Poppins. More than 50 years after it first charmed audiences worldwide, Blunt stars in the sequel "Mary Poppins Returns" as the magical English nanny with a no-nonsense demeanor but a twinkle in the eye.
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