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France's minister for women's rights said Friday she found it "surprising and shocking" that controversial Franco-Polish filmmaker Roman Polanski was chosen to preside over France's equivalent of the Oscars. The award-winning director of "Chinatown" and "Rosemary's Baby" has been wanted in the US for almost four decades for the rape of a 13-year-old girl in Los Angeles. The decision to honour him at France's annual Cesars ceremony has infuriated women's groups, with many taking to social media to call for a boycott of the televised show.
BOSTON (AP) — Hollywood films about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings shot on location last year to bring the story to the silver screen, but not all the for-profit productions have been forthcoming about the taxpayer-funded benefits they're seeking or have already received for filming in Massachusetts.
Adele will sing at this year's Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy announced Friday, offering her a chance at redemption a year after her set went musically awry. The chart-topping English balladeer will perform a song at the televised February 12 gala in Los Angeles, joining the ranks of the previously announced John Legend and Metallica. The sound briefly went out and Adele's voice drifted out of tune during the rest of the song.