The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) called for government action to confront "widespread exclusion of women directors" in the US film and television industries.
Ariana Miyamoto entered the Miss Universe Japan beauty contest after a mixed-race friend committed suicide.
Famously curvy reality show star Kim Kardashian launched a new line of clothing in Brazil.
Selfies and social media have been the death of film stars, iconic French actress Catherine Deneuve said in an interview published Sunday.
Luxury brand Louis Vuitton lured a bevy of stars to the California desert to see its latest cruise collection by Nicolas Ghesquiere.
Sam Smith said Thursday he would undergo surgery on his vocal cords and canceled weeks of shows.
Russia is pulling out all the stops for celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany with 16,000 troops marching in a Red Square parade.
Prince announced a peace concert in Baltimore on Mother's Day after the death in police custody of an African American man sparked sometimes violent protests.
Days after a brief jail stint in the Bahamas for marijuana possession, Willie Nelson was invited to the White House by Jimmy Carter who thanked the country superstar for his campaign support.
The eighth episode of "Star Wars" is to be filmed in Britain, the government announced, perhaps hoping the good news of jobs and investment might offer a pre-election boost.
China's march towards global ascendancy has taken another leap forward -- at least when it comes to New York high society and its most glittering fashion extravaganza, the Met Ball.
Britney Spears, whose career has been full of both commercial success and criticism, has recorded a song with a younger kindred spirit, Australian rapper Iggy Azalea.
He is unlikely to be named a Middle East peace negotiator, but DJ superstar Paul van Dyk says that his music in a way has succeeded where politics has failed.
Ten pro-Kremlin Russian bikers, part of a larger group on a controversial World War II victory ride through Europe, reached the German border.
The birth of Britain's royal baby girl is a cause for celebration not just across the Commonwealth realms but also for campaigners.
Prince William's wife Kate was admitted to hospital in London in labour with the couple's eagerly-awaited second child.
Ben E. King, the soul singer whose Gospel-influenced "Stand By Me" became one of the most broadcast songs of the 20th century, has died at 76.
The opening of Expo 2015 was marred by violent clashes between police and dozens of militants opposed to Milan's hosting of the world fair.
They don't fit the normal fan profile, but South Korea's 40-something K-pop "aunties" are every bit as obsessed with their idols as their teenage counterparts.
The intricacies of cross-strait diplomacy may not have been uppermost on her mind but Katy Perry caused a stir in both Taiwan and China.