Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 08:05 a.m.
BEVERLY HILLS, California — Mariah Carey will join "American Idol" as a judge next season, Fox announced Monday, bringing her star power to the show that remains a ratings leader but has seen its viewership and pop culture status diminish.
"I am so excited to be joining 'Idol,'" said Carey, addressing the Television Critics Association via Fox entertainment chief Kevin Reilly's cellphone, which he put on speakerphone for the hotel ballroom meeting.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 07:23 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — "The Dark Knight Rises" earned a sizeable $160.9 million over the weekend, making it the third-largest opening ever, but falling slightly below expectations following the mass shooting at a Colorado screening of the Batman film.
Warner Bros. said Monday that the final installment of director Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy earned $160,887,295.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 06:49 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Elton John says he should be dead because of his self-destructive lifestyle decades ago.
"By all rights, I shouldn't be here today," he told the International AIDS conference on Monday.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 06:10 a.m.
LONDON — The London Olympics opening ceremony will be a grand spectacle — but will it be a surprise?
In a word, no.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 02:29 a.m.
CENTENNIAL, Colorado — A former doctoral student accused of going on a deadly shooting rampage at a showing of the new Batman movie in Colorado appeared in court for the first time on Monday, but he didn't seem to be there at all.
James Holmes shuffled into court with his hands cuffed and his brown hair dyed orange-red — the first look the world got of the 24-year-old since the Friday rampage that left 12 people dead and 58 others injured at a packed midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises." It was one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.
Monday, July 23, 2012 - 11:38 p.m.
FORMER Philippine Tourism Authority head Nixon Kua who was shot by still unidentified suspects in Calamba City in Laguna province on Saturday died Monday night.
A television report said media colleagues of Nixon, who is also a newspaper columnist, confirmed his death.
Monday, July 23, 2012 - 07:01 p.m.
MANILA (6th Update, 6:21 p.m.) -- President Benigno Aquino III on Monday asserted the Philippines sovereignty over the disputed areas in the West Philippines Sea (South China Sea) despite China's aggression.
"There are those who say that we should let Bajo de Masinloc go; we should avoid the trouble. But if someone entered your yard and told you he owned it, would you agree? Would it be right to give away that which is rightfully ours?" Aquino said in his third State of the Nation Address (Sona).
Monday, July 23, 2012 - 06:31 p.m.
A PRIEST lamented President Benigno Aquino III’s “expression of support” on the Reproductive Health (RH) bill during his State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday.
According to Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines–Episcopal Commission on Family and Life executive secretary Fr. Melvin Castro, it is unacceptable that the President of a predominantly Catholic nation would endorse the “anti-life measure.”
Monday, July 23, 2012 - 05:49 p.m.
MANILA (Updated 5:36 p.m.) – President Benigno Aquino III said on Monday old-age and disability pensioners will get at least P5,000 starting next year.
"Isipin po ninyo: may mga pensyonado tayong tumatanggap ng 500 pesos lamang kada buwan. Paano niya ito pagkakasiyahin sa tubig, kuryente, at pagkain araw-araw?" the President related in his State of the Nation Address.
Monday, July 23, 2012 - 05:37 p.m.
MANILA (5th Update, 5:25 p.m.) -- President Benigno Aquino III again mentioned his political nemeses, former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and ousted Chief Justice Renato Corona, in his third State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday.
"Katarungan ang tawag sa plunder case na isinampa laban sa dating Pangulo," Aquino said in his speech delivered before a joint session of Congress at the House of Representatives Monday.