MUMBAI, India (AP) — One of India's biggest and most popular movie stars, Salman Khan, has been found guilty of running over five men sleeping on a sidewalk, killing one in a hit-and-run case that has dragged through the courts for more than 12 years.
An Australian mayor has accused public broadcaster SBS of promoting "poverty porn" in a controversial new documentary about working class Sydney residents, as a picket line of garbage trucks protested the programme Wednesday. SBS is set to air "Struggle Street", a three-part series, from Wednesday night showcasing the lives of people in multicultural Mount Druitt, one of Sydney's more disadvantaged suburbs, 50 kilometres (30 miles) west of the city. "What I saw wasn't a documentary, it was simply publicly-funded poverty porn," he said on a petition at Change.org, which has attracted almost 3,000 supporters. "I share the outrage of local residents who feel they were lied to about what this documentary would be.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Jeff Koons' "Balloon Dog" and Henry Moore's "Archer" are among some of the world's most iconic sculptures competing for space at a new museum exhibition where one of Alberto Giacometti's signature figurines appears to stride boldly into the room.
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. Prince said that Sunday's concert would take place at an arena in downtown Baltimore -- a stark contrast to the famously eccentric singer's preference in recent years for announcing shows at the last minute. "In a spirit of healing, the event is meant to be a catalyst for pause and reflection following the outpouring of violence that has gripped Baltimore and areas throughout the US," a statement from Prince's promoters said.
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd says his bandmates are ignoring him after he was charged with threatening to kill and drugs offences, despite the Australian wanting to join their world tour. In recent appearances, including at the Grammys this year, the band featured Chris Slade at the drum kit and he is playing on their "Rock or Bust" world tour, which kicked off this week in Europe. I wrote them a letter and I tried to get in touch with Angus but I have had no contact from anybody," he said, referring to band co-founder Angus Young. "He's a great drummer, and he's done a lot of stuff for us.
Of all the music styles to emerge in the last 50 years, none took the world by storm quite like hip-hop, said researchers Wednesday who tracked pop's evolution with cold, hard stats. More than disco, funk or heavy metal, hip-hop and its spinoff rap appear "to be the single most important event that has shaped the musical structure of the American charts in the period that we studied," said their report. Born as a form of expression for disenfranchised youth in New York City's borough the Bronx, the arrival of hip-hop creates a large spike on a series of graphics illustrating the research findings, carried by the journal Royal Society Open Science. "Hip-hop just sort of blasts out of nowhere," lead study author Armand Leroi, an evolutionary biologist with Imperial College London, told AFP.
NEW YORK (AP) — When Janeane Garofalo asked Brad Bird, the director of "Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol," about Tom Cruise at a recent Tribeca Film Festival event, she peppered Bird with allusions to the Scientology documentary "Going Clear." Bird called it "a very inside reference," but Garofalo quickly disagreed.
Would you stand by your child if she was slowly dying of a gruesome and highly contagious illness? That's the central question that Arnold Schwarzenegger has to face in "Maggie," a terminal illness drama where the malady at hand involves morphing into a member of the flesh-eating undead.