NEW YORK (AP) — After Chris Pratt tweeted a shirtless photo of himself to flaunt the shape he had gotten into for "Zero Dark Thirty," he received, he says, a "giant ball of criticism" from his friends. It also helped land him the lead in one of the summer's biggest movies. More »Summer preview: Chris Pratt enters a new 'Galaxy'
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Justin Bieber has apologised after posting a photograph online of a visit to a controversial Japanese shrine which honours war criminals. The Canadian pop star is in Tokyo on holiday with his mother, Pattie Mallete, and paid a visit to the Second World War Yasukuni shrine. Twitter user @BackinTokyo wrote: "Did Justin Bieber just honour the memory of some of Japan's worst war criminals?" A photo of Bieber, 20, posing with a Shinto priest was also deleted. More »Justin Bieber Sorry After Japanese Shrine Visit
Vin Diesel has posted a photo from the set of Fast & Furious 7 alongside Paul Walker's two brothers. Diesel, who plays Dominic Toretto in the franchise, posted the photo of the three of them on his Facebook page. He also paid tribute to the men's parents, writing: "After spending time with his biological brothers, I must say to the parents, you raised some great kids." Fast & Furious 7, which is directed by James Wan and stars Diesel and Tyrese Gibson, has been adjusted to include the footage shot with Walker and to give his character some kind of a send-off. More »Vin Diesel Pictured With Paul Walker's Brothers
TOKYO (AP) — Justin Bieber apologized Wednesday to those he offended by visiting a Japanese war shrine, saying he thought it was a beautiful site and only a place of prayer. More »Justin Bieber apologizes for Japan war shrine trip
Former News Of The World editor Andy Coulson has told the hacking trial he was never played a voicemail left on Daniel Craig's phone by Sienna Miller, which exposed the actors were having an affair. Coulson, also a former Number 10 spin doctor, denied the allegations made by former NOTW journalist Dan Evans that he was present when a tape of the message left on the James Bond star's phone was played. He said he had asked staff working on the story not to refer to Miller's then-boyfriend Jude Law as either a "sex addict" or a "love rat" in copy due to the paper's relationship with sources in his camp. More »Coulson Denies Hearing Sienna Message To Craig
By Stephen Kalin and Tom Perry CAIRO (Reuters) - When French Egyptologist Olivier Perdu saw a fragment of a pharaonic statue on display in a Brussels gallery last year, he assumed it was a twin of an ancient masterpiece he had examined in Egypt a quarter of a century earlier. The reality was an even more remarkable coincidence: the fragment was part of the very same artefact - a unique 6th century B.C. statue hewn from pale green stone - that Perdu had received special permission to study in Cairo in 1989. "What I had between my hands in Brussels was the object that I had studied in the Cairo museum in 1989." Thanks to his chance encounter, the piece excavated in 1858 has found its way back to Egypt. It is now back in Cairo, where conservation experts have reunited it with the rest of the statue. More »Serendipity aids Egypt in struggle to recover stolen heritage
It's been a big year for Lupita Nyong'o. After winning an Oscar and a lucrative advertising deal the actress was named on Wednesday as the world's most beautiful woman for 2014 by People magazine. Nyong'o, who took home this year's Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role as the slave Patsey in director Steve McQueen's acclaimed film "12 Years A Slave," said she "never dreamed" she would be praised for her looks and land on the cover of the weekly magazine. "It is exciting and just a major, major compliment," Nyong'o, 31, told People. More »Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o named People's most beautiful woman
AL-EIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — An American director's short film about an Israeli army raid in a Palestinian refugee camp ends with a surprise — literally involving a rabbit, though not one pulled from a hat. The story told in "The Warren" is meant to question the ways Israelis and Palestinians see each other as a result of their long-running conflict. More »Some drama off-camera in Mideast conflict film
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez left behind an unpublished manuscript that he chose not to print while he was alive, an editor told The Associated Press on Tuesday as the writer's compatriots held a musical tribute to him in his native Colombia. More »Mexico editor: Garcia Marquez left manuscript
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The so-called Bollywood Oscars have been held in Macau, Singapore, London and now . Tampa? More »Indian film awards arrive in Tampa, Fla., but why?
Drew Barrymore and her husband Will Kopelman have announced the birth of their second daughter. More »Drew Barrymore Gives Birth To Second Baby Girl
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Quentin Tarantino has had his lawsuit against a website which linked to a leaked script for his new film dismissed. The Oscar-winning director sued Gawker for contributory copyright infringement after it linked to another site which had posted the whole of The Hateful Eight, an unproduced Western. But California Judge John F Walter said Tarantino failed to prove it was an act of direct copyright infringement. Gawker claimed its actions were "fair use" and that it was only reporting the fact that the script had been leaked. More »Tarantino Hateful Eight Gawker Suit Dismissed
By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - Legendary rockers Led Zeppelin said on Wednesday they will include previously unreleased songs in the first batch of reissues of their nine studio albums, including a version of their pulsating "Whole Lotta Love" The reissues, remastered by guitarist Jimmy Page, will be launched on June 3 with deluxe editions of "Led Zeppelin", "Led Zeppelin II" and "Led Zeppelin III". "It is a selection of work in progress with rough mixes, backing tracks, alternate versions, and new material recorded at the time." The companion audio for the band's 1969 debut album "Led Zeppelin" features a previously unreleased performance recorded in October of that year at the Olympia Theatre in Paris. Its companion audio contains alternate mixes of five songs from the album, including "Whole Lotta Love", plus backing tracks to "Thank You" and "Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman)," and the previously unreleased track "La La." The nine tracks featured on the companion audio to "Led Zeppelin III" include outtakes of songs from the album as well as three previously unheard compositions: "Jennings Farm Blues", "Bathroom Sound", and the band's take on the blues classics "Keys To The Highway/Trouble In Mind." Led Zeppelin was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005 and a year later was awarded the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. More »Led Zeppelin is back with 'Whole Lotta' unreleased tunes
NEW YORK (AP) — Summer is the season of Michael Bay. More »Summer movie preview: Bay reboots 'Transformers'
Stephen Colbert has appeared on CBS' Late Show for the first time since it was announced he would be taking over from current host David Letterman. Introducing his successor, Letterman, who has hosted the show since 1993 and is retiring next year, said the new host was "very talented" and "always entertaining". Colbert, 49, made his mark satirising political conservatives on his Comedy Central weeknight cable show, The Colbert Report. When the new appointment was announced, CBS president Leslie Moonves said: "Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television. More »Colbert 'Thrilled' To Get Letterman's TV Job
NEW YORK (AP) — U.K.-born and bred Cat Deeley has found a place in Hollywood, thanks to hosting the Fox dance competition show, "So You Think You Can Dance," which will launch its 11th season next month. More »Cat Deeley ditches fun side for bad girl role
By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Senate unanimously approved groundbreaking legislation on Tuesday that guarantees equal access to the Internet and protects the privacy of Brazilian users in the wake of U.S. spying revelations. President Dilma Rousseff, who was the target of U.S. espionage according to documents leaked by former NSA analyst Edward Snowden, plans to sign the bill into law. The legislation, dubbed Brazil's "Internet Constitution," has been hailed by experts, such as the British physicist and World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, for balancing the rights and duties of users, governments and corporations while ensuring the Internet continues to be an open and decentralized network. To guarantee passage of the bill, Rousseff´s government had to drop a contentious provision that would have forced global Internet companies to store data on their Brazilian users on data centre servers inside the country. More »Brazilian Congress passes Internet bill of rights
The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday April 14, to Sunday April 20, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. More »Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks
Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson is reportedly dating Katy Perry's best friend. According to The Sun newspaper, Pattinson struck up a close relationship with the Roar singer's stylist, Cleo Wade, during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival over the weekend. "Cleo is one of Katy's best friends, so Rob has been spending time with their gang. The 27-year-old British actor star had ended his relationship with Kristen Stewart, who was his Twilight co-star and girlfriend of four years, after it was confirmed that she cheated on him with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. More »Robert Pattinson Dating Katy Perry's Stylist Friend Cleo Wade?