Coming-of-age tale "Moonlight" and road movie "American Honey" led the pack of independent films tipped for Oscars glory.
The actor told an audience at a screening for the film that he gained 45 pounds to play businessman, who strikes gold in Indonesia.
Hollywood's traditional media players are facing an unprecedented challenge to their business model as 'cord-cutters' opt to cancel their expensive cable subscriptions in favor of on-demand streaming services.
Chinese powerhouse Dalian Wanda is reportedly in talks to buy a controlling stake in US film studio Legendary, providing the company with a key anchor in Hollywood.
The Los Angeles premiere of the latest "Hunger Games" movie has been toned down and at least two television shows have been cancelled in light of the Paris attacks.
Hollywood stars including Leonardo DiCaprio launched Macau's newest $3.2 billion casino and entertainment resort.
Shell-shocked Hollywood mourned James Horner, the Oscar-winning composer of musical scores for "Titanic" and "Avatar," who died in a plane crash aged 61.
Indian movie star Irrfan Khan, lauded for his roles in "The Lunchbox" and "Life of Pi", has urged Hollywood directors to adopt Bollywood's love of flamboyant song-and-dance routines.
The Rolling Stones announced a surprise last-minute gig at a small Hollywood concert venue night, as they warm up for an upcoming North American tour.
Funnywoman Melissa McCarthy was immortalized on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, adding her name to the star-studded stretch of Tinseltown sidewalk honoring the entertainment industry.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) called for government action to confront "widespread exclusion of women directors" in the US film and television industries.
Hollywood star Ben Affleck says he was "embarrassed" upon learning he had slaveholding ancestors.
Hollywood screen icon Lauren Bacall's personal possessions from the precious to the mundane hit the auction block in New York, still drawing plenty of fans.
Framed by the dramatic backdrop of Kabul's ruined Darulaman palace, Abbas Alizada throws kung fu punches, kicks and spins, watched by an eager young crowd.
Hollywood's A-list actresses oozed old-school elegance in white and glittering silver on the Oscars red carpet.
Hollywood is holding its breath ahead of the Oscars, with dark comedy "Birdman" and coming-of-age drama "Boyhood" neck-and-neck in the awards season home stretch.
There may be no shortage of British talent in Hollywood, but all eyes are now on Eddie Redmayne, the newcomer who scooped a best actor BAFTA in London.
Antonio Banderas, 54, is on form. The Spanish star will shortly play Pablo Picasso in "33 Dias," and will be in Terrence Malick's next film, "Knight of Cups."
Hollywood voiced solidarity with French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Hollywood filmmakers urged US authorities to do more to protect against cyberattacks, and sought to close ranks with Sony.