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FILE - Yoshiko Yamaguchi, is seen in an April 1991 file photo. The tale of Yamaguchi, known in the older generation as "Rikoran," a wartime screen star, is told in a musical to remind Japanese of their disastrous militarist past. Yamaguchi, who symbolized Japan's dreams of Asian conquest, has died at age 94. (AP Photo/Sadayuki Mikami)

Japan's World War II film idol Rikoran dies at 94

Japanese film idol Yoshiko Yamaguchi, who was known as Rikoran and symbolized Japan's dreams of Asian conquest, has died at age 94. Known as Shirley Yamaguchi in the U.S. and one of biggest Japanese film stars during and after World War II, Yamaguchi died of heart failure Sept. 7, according ...

Keyboard legend Joe Sample is a founding member of The Crusaders. CONTRIBUTED

Jazz-funk pioneer Joe Sample dies at 75

Pianist and composer Joe Sample, a founding member of the genre-crossing Jazz Crusaders who helped pioneer the electronic jazz-funk fusion style, has died. He was 75. Sample died of complications due to lung cancer Friday evening at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, his manager, Patrick Rains, told The ...

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 30:  Actress/singer Pia Zadora arrives at the opening of "Pawn Shop Live!," a parody of History's "Pawn Stars" television series, at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino on January 30, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Pia Zadora to have ankle surgery after accident

According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home. Spokeswoman Eileen Koch says the singer-actress remained in intensive care at University Medical Center. Zadora suffered a head injury and a compound ...

In this photo provided by the Hollywood Bowl, the orchestra, led by conductor Thomas Wilkins in a Homer Simpson costume, performs at the world premiere of "The Simpsons Take the Bowl" at the legendary concert venue Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Los Angeles. The program featured music, stars and reminiscences from TV's longest-running scripted show. (AP Photo/The Hollywood Bowl, Greg Grudt)

'The Simpsons' toast 25 years with songs and stars

Bart and Lisa Simpson, Chief Wiggum and son Ralph, bartender Moe and Apu from Kwik-E-Mart celebrated 25 years of "The Simpsons" in Hollywood on Friday. Those characters are performed by three actors — Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith and Hank Azaria — who hosted the world premiere of "The Simpsons Take ...

This photo released by the Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation shows "The Simpsons" art by Matt Groening. "The Simpsons Take the Bowl!" world premiere is held on Sept. 12-14, 2014 at The Hollywood Bowl, in Los Angeles. It is co-hosted by Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith, and features special guest appearances by Beverly D’Angelo, Jon Lovitz, “Weird Al” Yankovic, and Matt Groening, among others. (AP Photo/Copyright Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, The Simpsons) ***MANDATORY***MUST CREDIT PHOTO AND NOT CROP OUT SIGNATURE ON PHOTO***

'The Simpsons' toast 25 years with songs and stars

Bart and Lisa Simpson, Chief Wiggum and son Ralph, bartender Moe and Apu from Kwik-E-Mart came to the Hollywood Bowl to celebrate 25 years of "The Simpsons." Those characters are performed by three actors — Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith and Hank Azaria — who hosted the world premiere of "The ...

Miss New Jersey Cierra Kaler-Jones displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Miss America contestants showcase shoes in parade

Contestants vying for the Miss America title showed off some fancy footwear along a New Jersey boardwalk. The traditional "Show Us Your Shoes" parade on Saturday featured 53 Miss America hopefuls riding down Atlantic City's boardwalk in convertibles, each sporting creatively decorated shoes to evoke their home state. The Press ...

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Beyonce and JAY Z perform during the Beyonce and Jay Z - On the Run tour at Stade De France on Friday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Paris, France. (Photo by Rob Hoffman/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

An emotional Beyonce, Jay Z end tour in Paris

An emotional Beyonce was in tears as she and husband Jay Z wrapped up their "On the Run" stadium tour Saturday night in Paris, where the duo said they got engaged years ago. The performers told the audience at Stade de France that Paris was also where their 2-year-old daughter, ...

Paul McCartney, center with Chrissie Hynde and Rita Ora  sit in the from row as they applauds the models during the Hunter Original Spring/Summer 2015 show at London Fashion Week in London, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

McCartneys and wellies at London Fashion Week

The sun's out, and so are the celebrities, style mavens and paparazzi. London Fashion Week turned up the heat on its second day, with a hectic schedule of catwalk shows that drew stars to the front rows and had editors scurrying from one end of London to the other to ...

From left, Paul McCartney, Chrissie Hynde, Rita Ora  and Jamie Campbell Bower sit in the from row during the Hunter Original,  Spring/Summer 15 show at London Fashion Week in London, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Paul, Stella McCartney front row at Hunter's show

It's not every day that you see not just one, but two McCartneys on the front row. Paul McCartney and his fashion designer daughter Stella caused a stir as they sat down to watch the catwalk show staged Saturday by Hunter Original, squeezing in next to pop star Rita Ora ...

FILE - In this July 20, 2010 file photo, a person uses Netflix in Palo Alto, Calif. Netflix is tapping into six new markets on Monday hoping to gain hundred thousand new subscribers and balance out the billions spent on entertainment content each year. Their presence is welcome in most European countries, but in France Netflix is facing government-imposed regulatory hurdles and pressure from established local competitors. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

France bristles as Netflix advances in Europe

Netflix is tapping into six new markets Monday hoping to gain a big subscriber base around Europe, but is facing a frosty welcome in France. Well-established French competitors are trying to head off a Netflix wave, the government wants oversight and the cinema industry wants Netflix to invest heavily in ...

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