(CBS/AP) Small but raucous protests were held in dozens of cities around the world Friday in support of three members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, who were convicted of hooliganism in Moscow.
A few dozen people came out in Barcelona, Spain, a couple hundred in Paris, and a handful in Washington. There were masks and undies on heads, a topless activist hacking down a cross in Ukraine, balaclavas on Soviet-era statues of soldiers in Bulgaria and everywhere signs reading "Free Pussy Riot."
(CBS/AP) ATLANTA - Family and friends are preparing to say their final goodbyes to the stepson of Grammy-winning pop star Usher, three weeks after the 11-year-old was critically injured in a boating accident on a Georgia lake.Continue »
(CBS/AP) Jerry Seinfeld has decided to return to his roots and bring back his live stand-up comedy act in New York City.
It will be the first time he'll present a full, live-comedy performances in the city since his 1998 Broadway show, "I'm Telling You for the Last Time."Continue »
(CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES - "Modern Family" stars Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell have banded together and are suing to void their contracts to work on the hit comedy, arguing that the contracts are illegal under California law.
The suit, filed Tuesday, argues that their contracts with 20th Century Fox Television violate a California law prohibiting personal service contracts from extending for more than seven years.
(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - "Ghost the Musical" won't be haunting Broadway for much longer.
Producers said Tuesday that the production, based on the 1990 film of the same name, will play its final performance at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Aug. 18. It will have lasted 39 previews and 136 regular performances.Continue »
The brief statement from Hathaway, who plays Catwoman in the film, reads in full:
My heart aches and breaks for the lives taken and altered by this unfathomably senseless act. I am at a loss for words how to express my sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.Continue »
Actor Christian Bale, who plays Batman in the movie where a shooting rampage occurred, has released a statement about the tragedy.
"Words cannot express the horror that I feel. I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them," said Bale in the statement released Saturday afternoon.Continue »
Nolan, who also directed two other movies in the "Dark Knight" trilogy, said he would like to express "profound sorrow" on behalf of the cast and crew about "the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community."
"I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime," Nolan said.
"The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me."Continue »
(CBS News) Warner Bros. has pulled the trailer for its upcoming film "Gangster Squad" from theaters in wake of the mass shooting in Colorado early Friday during a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises."Continue »
(CBS/AP) PARIS - The Paris premiere of "The Dark Night Rises" has been canceled after a gunman killed 12 people early Friday morning in Colorado during a screening of the highly anticipated film.
Workers were pulling down the red carpet display in front of a movie theater on the French capital's famed Champs-Elysees after the Friday premiere was canceled. Some could be seen carrying away a large mask that had adorned the facade of the theater.Continue »
(CBS News) Security measures are being increased at movie theaters in New York and in Europe after a gunman killed 12 people early Friday at a Colorado screening of "The Dark Knight Rises."Continue »
(CBS News) Warner Bros. has released a statement saying the studio is "deeply saddened" to learn a gunman opened fire during a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Colorado early Friday morning, leaving 12 people dead and dozens injured, according to police.Continue »
(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - Fashion designer Vera Wang, who launched her label with wedding gowns, and her husband, Arthur Becker, are separating.
A statement from company President Mario Grauso to Women's Wear Daily earlier this week said Wang and Becker "mutually and amicably agreed to separate."