Madonna Leads Billboard’s Top-grossing Tours

While this year’s pop charts have been dominated by young singers, it is veteran music stars, led by Madonna, who are commanding big money in tour ticket sales, according to a new Billboard list released. Madonna, 54, topped Billboard’s list of highest-grossing live tours, earning an estimated $228.4 million in ticket sales from her sold-out […]

“Hobbit” Actor Mckellen Says has Prostate Cancer

The “Hobbit” actor Ian McKellen said in an interview published that he had had prostate cancer for the last six or seven years, but added that the disease was not life-threatening. McKellen (73) played Gandalf in the hit “Lord of the Rings” movie trilogy, and reprises the role in three prequels based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s […]

Legendary Indian Sitarist, Composer Ravi Shankar Dead at 92

Sitarist and composer Ravi Shankar, who helped introduce the sitar to the Western world through his collaborations with The Beatles, died in Southern California, his family said. He was 92. Shankar, a three-time Grammy winner with legendary appearances at the 1967 Monterey Festival and at Woodstock, had been in fragile health for several years and […]

Eddie Murphy the Most Overpaid Actor

Eddie Murphy was once among Hollywood’s top box office draws, but he now has the dubious honor of being crowned its most overpaid actor, according to Forbes magazine. In its annual list, determined by the misalignment between star salaries and their films’ box office take, Murphy, once a one-man gold mine with 1980s hits such […]

Lady Gaga Buys Michael Jackson’s Costumes at Auction

Pop star Lady Gaga purchased 55 items belonging to late singer Michael Jackson in auction that raised more than $5 million, a portion of which will be donated to charity, Julien’s Auctions said. The auction, held in Beverly Hills, showcased 465 lots of items spanning Jackson’s career through the years, including costumes and props used […]

Halle Berry’s Ex Claims He was Victim in Thanksgiving Brawl

Halle Berry’s ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry won a restraining order against the actress’s current lover, as the two men fought in the Los Angeles courts over who started their Thanksgiving Day brawl. Releasing photos of himself with a black eye and cuts to his face, Aubry claimed that he was the victim in the November 22 […]

Psy’s “Gangnam Style” Video Becomes YouTube’s Most Viewed

South Korean rap star Psy’s music video “Gangnam Style” became the most watched item ever posted to YouTube with more than 800 million views, edging past Canadian teen star Justin Bieber’s 2-year-old video for his song “Baby.” The milestone was the latest pop culture victory for Psy, 34, a portly rap singer known for his […]

Jackie Chan Upcoming Film Will Be Last Big Action Movie

Kung Fu superstar Jackie Chan said that while the upcoming film “Chinese Zodiac 2012” will be his last major action movie, citing his increasing age, he will still be packing punches in the world of philanthropy. Chan wrote, directed and produced his latest film, set to premiere in cinemas in China next month. He also […]