Prince William and Kate release family snapshots of baby George

LONDON,  (Reuters) – Prince William and his wife Kate released two informal family snapshots as the first official photos of their son, Prince George, on Tuesday, disappointing royal fans hoping to get a good look at Britain’s newest royal heir.

T&T Bollywood show cancelled

(Trinidad Express) Bollywood stars Rani Mukherjee and Arjun Rampal will not be coming to Trinidad.

Hit-and-run charge against R&B singer Chris Brown dismissed

LOS ANGELES,  (Reuters) – A judge in Los Angeles today dismissed a hit-and-run charge against Chris Brown after the R&B singer and the other motorist resolved to have the case dropped, a court spokeswoman said, but Brown still might face jail time.

Bollywood’s Priyanka Chopra targets stereotypes in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES,  (Reuters) – Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has a higher mission than just making it in Hollywood: she wants to break down stereotypes of Indians in Tinseltown’s eyes and maybe make things easier for her compatriots who live in the United States.

Who knew? Denzel Washington reveals comedic flair in ‘2 Guns’

NEW YORK,  (Reuters) – Denzel Washington was looking for something light after his role as an alcoholic airline pilot in “Flight” and found it in “2 Guns,” an action buddy film that showcases the two-time Academy Award winner’s flair for comedy.

Singer Chris Brown pleads not guilty to hit-and-run charge

LOS ANGELES,  (Reuters) – R&B singer Chris Brown pleaded not guilty today to a hit-and-run charge in a case that could lead to jail time for the Grammy-winning performer, a Los Angeles Superior Court spokeswoman said.

‘Law & Order’ star Dennis Farina dead at 69

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Dennis Farina, the former Chicago cop turned film and television actor best known for his role as wise-cracking detective Joe Fontana on the hit NBC police drama “Law & Order,” died in Scottsdale, Arizona, yesterday, his publicist said.

Justin Timberlake responds to ‘Take Back the Night’ controversy

(Billboard) – Justin Timberlake says he was not aware of the existence of the sexual assault awareness foundation bearing the same name as his latest single, “Take Back the Night.” “Upon the release of my new single, ‘Take Back The Night,’ I was made aware of an organization of the same name called The Take Back the Night Foundation,” the singer said in a statement.

Stevie Wonder to boycott Florida over ‘stand your ground’ law

(Reuters) – Rhythm and blues singer Stevie Wonder said he will not perform in Florida until the state discards a “stand your ground” law that played a prominent role in the defense of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman who was acquitted in a racially charged murder trial.

Singer Aretha Franklin cancels Michigan concert

LOS ANGELES,  (Reuters) – Soul music superstar Aretha Franklin today canceled an upcoming concert in Michigan, citing recovery from health issues that forced her to postpone concerts earlier this year.

Bollywood’s Barfi wins at Indian film awards in Macau

MACAU (Reuters) – The film Barfi scooped top honors in India’s version of the Oscars at a ceremony in the Chinese gambling haven of Macau on Saturday that also celebrated a century of Bollywood, which makes up a big chunk of a multi-billion-dollar film industry.

‘Lone Ranger’ ambushed at box office, Disney may face loss

LOS ANGELES,  (Reuters) – “The Lone Ranger,” Walt Disney Co’s big-budget western starring Johnny Depp, performed below expectations on Wednesday night, raising the possibility that the movie could saddle the media giant with a loss on the film.

Publisher scraps Paula Deen’s top-selling cookbook before release

LOS ANGELES,  (Reuters) – An upcoming book of recipes by disgraced celebrity chef Paula Deen that shot to the top of online bookseller Amazon’s best-sellers list has been canceled, the publisher said today, adding to the fallout from Deen’s use of a racial slur.