The only child of the late singer Whitney Houston has not been taken off life support or declared brain dead, a family source said on Thursday, five days after Bobbi Kristina Brown was found face down in a bathtub at her Georgia home.
The source, who asked not to be identified, said media reports that Brown, Houston’s daughter with singer Bobby Brown, had no brain activity were incorrect.
Disney promotes parks chief Staggs, seen in lead to succeed Iger Walt Disney Co named Thomas Staggs, the head of its theme parks and resorts unit, as chief operating officer of the company on Thursday, putting him in the lead to succeed Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger in 2018.
Staggs will assume the role of COO immediately while he continues to run the parks business until a successor is named, Disney said in a statement.
Pascal to step down as Sony studio head after hacking upheaval, Amy Pascal will step down as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment after hackers angry about a movie she championed mocking North Korea’s dictator exposed a raft of embarrassing emails between Pascal and other Hollywood figures.
One of the most powerful women executives in Hollywood, Pascal had kept a low profile since her emails were leaked by hackers and widely reported by media, particularly one in which she made racially insensitive remarks about President Barack Obama’s taste in films.
Rap mogul ‘Suge’ Knight returned to jail from hospital, Rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight, charged with murder and other offenses in a fatal hit-and-run incident, was returned to jail from a Los Angeles area hospital late on Wednesday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
Department spokesman Deputy Kelvin Moody said Knight, 49, was released from the hospital at about 9 p.m. (0500 GMT).
He declined to describe the nature of Knight’s medical treatment.
Arctic survival film, from female perspective, kicks off Berlin fest, An Arctic survival movie about two women – the wife of North Pole explorer Robert Peary and a young Inuit fighting for their lives together in a snowbound shack kicked off the 65th Berlin International Film Festival on Thursday.
“My first bear,” high society matron Josephine Peary, played by French actress Juliette Binoche, says triumphantly in the opening moments of Spanish director Isabel Coixet’s “Nobody Wants the Night” as she fells a polar bear with a single shot.
Former pop star Gary Glitter found guilty of child sex offences Former British pop singer Gary Glitter, who shot to fame in the 1970s as a “glam-rock” star but was later convicted of child sex crimes, was found guilty on Thursday of indecently assaulting three girls.
Glitter, 70, whose real name is Paul Gadd, came to prominence with the hit “Rock and Roll”, and became renowned for his figure hugging shiny silver all-in-one suits and platform shoes.
Top Grammy contenders find grassroots strength in streaming, the old fashioned radio still reigns as consumers’ top source for finding new music, but at Sunday’s Grammy Awards, online streaming might show itself to be the fast track to industry recognition.
With the likes of record of the year nominees Iggy Azalea and Meghan Trainor breaking out on YouTube and streaming services such as Spotify, this year’s Grammys could be a celebration for one of music’s few growing segments.
‘Birdman’ director’s flight of fancy may reap reward of Oscar, from the first scene showing actor Michael Keaton levitating in his underwear, it becomes quite clear that “Birdman” will not unfold in a conventional way.
A favorite to win the Academy Award for best picture, director Alejandro G. Inarritu’s satirical jab at show business takes the audience down a cinematic rabbit hole and not just because it takes place in the warren of a Broadway theater.
Actor Johnny Depp marries fiancee Amber Heard Johnny Depp, the star of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film series, married his fiancee, Amber Heard, at their home in Los Angeles earlier this week, according to People magazine. The 51-year-old actor, who met Heard, 28, when they appeared together in the 2011 film “The Rum Diary,” tied the knot on Tuesday in a small ceremony.
Bruce Jenner has told the Kardashians he is transgender, People Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner has told family members, including reality TV personalities the Kardashians, that he is becoming a woman and they have pledged their support, People magazine reported on Wednesday.
The 65 year old former decathlete, which according to published reports will star in an upcoming reality series documenting his transition, made the revelation to his ex wife Kris Jenner, his children and her sons and daughters from a previous marriage.