Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig to topline “Ghostbusters”
McCarthy and Wiig starred together in Bridesmaids; Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are both cast members on Saturday Night Live.
Drenge grunge band confirm release of new album “Undertow”
“Undertow” marks the band's second album, following the release of their eponymous debut album back in 2013.
Hozier, Annie Lennox to duet at this year’s Grammy Awards
Other performers announced so far for this year's Grammys ceremony include Pharrell, Madonna, AC/DC, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran.
France, Germany, UK to hold talks with Iran in Istanbul
The talks will be at the level of political directors to lay the ground for a political deal by the end of June. Helga Schmid will also attend.
Sia unveils new track “Salted Wound” for “Fifty Shades of Grey”
Beyoncé, The Rolling Stones, Jessie Ware and Frank Sinatra are amongst other artists featured on the soundtrack.
Duran Duran, Skrillex, Die Antwoord among Sonar Fest headliners
Last year's festival featured headline performances from Chic, Despacio, Royskopp and Kaytranada.
Oscar winner Ang Lee’s “Halftime Walk” to start filming in Apr
The dark satire follows 19-year-old Texas-born infantryman Billy Lynn and his fellow U.S. servicemen who survive a firefight in Iraq in 2005.
Chris Pratt “courted to headline new "Indiana Jones" movie”
Steven Spielberg's frequent collaborator Janusz Kaminski is expected to work as cinematographer in the much-awaited project.
PACE: mass digital spying fundamental threat to human rights
This comes as part of an anti-terrorism effort spurned by the recent attacks in France and elsewhere around Europe.
Fox Searchlight picks up Saoirse Ronan’s Sundance drama “Brooklyn”
“Brooklyn” follows a young woman in 1952 who travels to NY from Dublin and gets caught between two different cities and two different men
Tom Hardy investigates serial killer in "Child 44" trailer
The movie centers on a secret police agent who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife as a traitor.
Azeris fire over 7000 shots at Karabakh positions on night of Jan 28
The Karabakh frontline units continue controlling the situation at the frontline, retaliating in case of necessity.
Sony to cut 1,000 jobs in smartphone division: report
The company has struggled to gain market share in high-end smartphones, lagging far behind Apple and Samsung Electronics.
Syrian opposition, Assad representatives start talks in Moscow
The Kremlin-sponsored talks were not expected to yield a major breakthrough as the exiled National Coalition, has refused to attend.
Twitter announces support for group messaging
Detailed within a post on the official Twitter blog, the new group messaging feature is now part of the direct message system.
Placido Domingo to star in Woody Allen's first opera production
Domingo said in a statement that the company "crafted a season full of audience favorites" to mark the anniversary.
New PM says Greece will not default on its debts
His recovery plan - involving reform and changes, in addition to fighting tax evasion - was aimed at preventing deficits in the future.
Universal Pictures Int’l nabs critically acclaimed period horror “The Witch”
“The Witch” follows a family who begin to suspect the oldest daughter of being a witch following the disappearance of their infant son.
Shell to build petrochemicals plant in Iraq
Esawi told a press conference that the Nibras complex would make Iraq the largest petrochemical producer in the Middle East.
Paramount announces new dates for its horror releases
"Rings", the reboot of "The Ring", would hit theaters on Nov 13, the new "Paranormal Activity" and "Friday the 13th" reboot are also rescheduled.
“Matrix” helmers’ “Jupiter Ascending” to debut at secret Sundance screening
Neither the film’s directors nor its star Channing Tatum are coming to Park City, according to people familiar with the matter.
Steve Jobs biopic announces full cast, starts production
The project was previously developed by Sony, but it was picked up by Universal after Sony put it in turnaround.
LG rolls out retro-themed Ice Cream Smart flip phone
The handset sports the clamshell design that was popular around ten years ago, but includes a touchscreen as well as physical buttons.
Apple posts record quarterly profits after iPhone sales surge
The firm made a net profit of $18bn between Oct and Dec last year, making it the biggest quarterly profit ever recorded by a public company.
Russia says North Korea's leader accepted invitation to Moscow
Earlier this month, reports emerged suggesting Russia could be the recipient of Kim Jong-un's first official visit.
Israeli aircraft strike Syria positions after Golan Heights attack
The strike came amid rising frontier tension 10 days after an Israeli air strike in Syria killed an Iranian general.
Tripoli hotel attack leaves at least 9 dead
Several gunmen stormed the Corinthia Hotel and opened fire in the reception area. A car bomb also exploded nearby.
Japan presses Jordan for help in IS hostage release after death threat vid
A voice in the video said the hostage he will be killed unless Jordan frees would-be suicide bomber Sajida al-Rishawi from death row.
Defense Minister sees no danger of renewal of war in Karabakh
"If we are to choose between observation of ceasefire and provision of peace, we'll take every effort to achieve the latter," Seyran Ohanyan said.
Global Finance names Ameriabank best trade finance bank in Armenia
The magazine awarded the prizes to the banks in 84 countries, with the amount of transactions, customer service quality and other factors considered.
HTC One M9 benchmarking test shows how powerful it might be
The Android device, which is also being referred to as Hima, was assigned a single-core score of 1232 and a multi-core score of 3587.
Acer pledges support to Windows Phone
With Microsoft recently confirming that Windows Phone will be swallowed up by Windows 10, Acer's new devices are expected to run the new OS.
3 killed as militants attack hotel in Libya's capital
Several gunmen stormed Tripoli's Corinthia Hotel and opened fire in the reception area. A car bomb also exploded outside the hotel.
Syria rockets hit Israeli-occupied Golan Heights
The move came nine days after an Israeli air strike in Syria killed an Iranian general and several Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas.
Sweden's Eyewell acquires “1944” epic war drama
“1944” chronicles the Battle of Tannenberg, often referred to as the bloodiest battle on World War II’s Eastern Front.
Guillermo del Toro's "Justice League: Dark" characters revealed: report
This year, del Toro will release gothic horror "Crimson Peak" starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam.
Vancouver hosts panel on Armenian Genocide in literature
“The Armenian Genocide in Literature and Memory” was attended by academics and a large number of Armenian community.
Spain’s Film Factory nabs Pablo Trapero’s "The Clan"
Producers are K & S’ Hugo Sigman and Matias Mosteirin, Trapero, and Pedro and Agustín Almodóvar and Esther García at El Deseo.
Emma Watson to play Belle in Disney musical "Beauty and the Beast"
Bill Condon ("Dreamgirls", "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part I,") serves behind the lens.
EU leaders threatening fresh sanctions against Russia
Vladimir Putin called the Ukrainian army a "NATO foreign legion," reflecting his readiness to stand up to the West.
Armenian Genocide Memorial ground - breaking ceremony held in Pasadena
“It’s been such a journey,” Catherine Menard said, adding that she was excited to see her design beginning to take shape.
The Prodigy release "The Day Is My Enemy" new track
It comes complete with face-melting guitar, gut-wrenching bass and the kind of sound that makes Skrillex look like Kenny G.
Imagine Dragons premiere "Shots" off "Smoke + Mirrors" album
In "Shot", vocalist Dan Reynolds apologizes for being an unlucky guy who always ends up hurting the ones he loves.
Azeris fire over 4500 shots at Karabakh positions on night of Jan 27
The Karabakh frontline units continue controlling the situation at the frontline, retaliating in case of necessity.
Israel expels intelligence veterans for refusing to spy on Palestinians
No signatories' names were published, in apparent keeping with their non-disclosure commitments to Unit 8200.
Dropbox acquires visual version control platform Pixelapse
Pixelapse says it will continue to work as a standalone product for existing users over this year and also accept new users.
Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo reteaming for Hurricane Katrina drama
Oyelowo can currently be seen in DuVernay’s “Selma,” which has been nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.
Open Road, Sony win bidding war for "Dope" Sundance comedy
"Dope" tells the story of a high school student played by Shameik Moore who wants to get into Harvard.
Auschwitz survivors gather to mark 70th anniv. of liberation
The commemoration will be held at the site in southern Poland where 1.1 million people, most of them Jews, were killed.
Marisa Tomei, Olivia Wilde join Diane Keaton, Alan Arkin’s “Let It Snow”
Story follows the exasperated members of an extended family as they attempt to gather for their annual Holiday celebration.