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Turkey expands bombing raids to PKK targets in Iraq

Turkish fighter jets have bombed military positions of Turkey's Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in neighbouring Iraq.<p>The air raids came just hours after Turkish planes pounded Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) positions in Syria on Friday morning, marking a significant shift in Ankara's …

Middle East

‘Shadowhunters’ Set to Premiere in Early 2016

ABC Family held its upfront on Tuesday in New York City where the network discussed its upcoming projects, including <i>Shadowhunters.</i><p>The network …

Liam Payne Tweets Emotional Missive: One Direction Is 'Far from Over'

Following the announcement of Zayn Malik‘s departure from the band on Wednesday, each of the members of One Direction spoke out on Twitter to express …

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PT. 1 — Clip, 10 Photos, and Magazine Cover

Indonesian tourist boat sinking leaves 15 missing

Two Britons rescued but more missing after boat sinks while travelling between Lombok and the Komodo Islands<p>Two Britons are in hospital and 15 other people are missing after a tourist boat sank while travelling between islands in Indonesia.<p>The group was travelling between Lombok and the Komodo …

Tourists 'swim six hours', drink own urine after boat sinks off Indonesia

Group also endures erupting volcano to survive Thirteen others rescued from sea after sinking off Sumbawa Two foreigners are still missing<p>A group of 10 tourists, including two Britons, had to swim more than six hours to safety after their boat sank in rough seas while travelling between islands in …

Dozens injured after strong earthquake hits Iran near border with Iraq

A powerful earthquake struck early Monday in western Iran, injuring at least 250 people in a region near the border with Iraq.<p>Local authorities said they fear the quake may have caused widespread destruction in rural areas.<p>The 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit at a depth of around 10 kilometers (6 …

Threat Level of Iceland Volcano Raised

<b>Correction appended, Aug. 19</b><p>In 2010, the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland erupted, costing airlines billions of dollars in canceled flights. Now, …

Volcanoes

Tidbit from Rowling: bio on minor Potter character

LONDON (AP) — J.K. Rowling has posted new details about a minor character from her Harry Potter books on the fan website Pottermore.com.<p>The author has written a short biography of Celestina Warbeck, a glamorous singing sorceress resembling Shirley Bassey and a favorite of Mrs. Weasley's.<p>The new …

Daniel Radcliffe: ‘If people are speculating about your sexuality, then you’re doing OK’

He’s given up Googling himself, he doesn’t actually demand nude scenes in his films, and it was a big mistake talking about the drinking: the former Harry Potter actor on trying to convince people he’s just a normal guy<p>Before I meet Daniel Radcliffe properly, I have to pretend to meet him. The …

J.K. Rowling Writes a New 'Harry Potter' Story Because She's J.K.-Frickin'-Rowling

The Harry Potter franchise isn't as dormant as you might imagine. Even though the last proper book by J.K. Rowling was published way back in 2007 and the last film in the series hit screens in 2011, there have been plenty for Potter-heads to chew on since -- among them a vast online hub overseen by …

J.K. Rowling sends care package to grieving teen Cassidy Stay - TODAY.com

<i>Editor's note: This story,</i> <i>originally</i> <i>published on Aug. 7,</i> <i>has been updated to reflect a statement from Cassidy Stay and her family regarding the outpouring of donations and media attention they have received in the wake of J.K. Rowling's letter. Stay</i> <i>and her family said that they would be closing</i> …

Books

J.K. Rowling writes to grieving teen

J.K Rowling has recast her "Harry Potter" magic and reportedly brought Dumblebore back to life.<p>A spokesperson for the author confirms Rowling sent a letter and a package to a Texas teenager who optimistically found strength in the words of a "Harry Potter" film after witnessing the murder of her …

JK Rowling plans crime book spree

<b>JK Rowling's crime novels written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith will eventually outnumber her Harry Potter books, she has revealed.</b><p>The author said her plans as Galbraith were "pretty open ended" and that his books would number more than the seven Harry Potter novels she wrote.<p>The second …

Books

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them to Shoot at Harry Potter's Studio

Sorting Hat places filming location at Warner Bros. Leavesden.<p>Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them will be filmed at Warner Bros. Studios …

Maleficent - Trailer 2

From Disney comes “Maleficent”—the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.”

Maleficent - Teaser

From Disney comes “Maleficent”—the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.”

Disney Villains: Ranking the Top 30 of All Time

Admit it: Disney princesses and other heroes of Disney animated features can be... kinda bland. But the villains are always fascinating and alluring. Many are seductive and deceptive by nature, and most have much more flair and style than the protagonists who defeat them. Really, it's a wonder that …

Emma Watson Is Now an Ivy League Graduate

Photo: via Twitter<p>Though we hear about celebrities giving higher education a stab every so often, it's fairly unusual that we actually see them follow through from freshman year to graduation—<i>especially</i> when their careers continue to take off simultaneously. But leave it to Emma Watson to be the …

‘Divergent’ sequel ‘Insurgent’ begins production in Atlanta | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Shailene Woodley and Theo James in "Divergent." (Jaap Buitendijk / Summit Entertainment)<p>Shailene Woodley, left, and Theo James in "Divergent." (Summit Entertainment)<p>Ben Lloyd Hughes, Zoe Kravitz and Shailene Woodley in "Divergent." (Summit Entertainment)<p>Shailene Woodley in "Divergent." (Jaap …

Alfonso Cuarón will not direct Harry Potter prequel

Mexican director reveals he has no plans to helm JK Rowling film trilogy based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them<p>Alfonso Cuarón has denied reports he will take on JK Rowling's new film trilogy, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.<p>Speaking in the Italian town of Pietrasanta in Tuscany, …

'Frozen' Is Now the Fifth-Highest Grossing Movie in Box Office History

"Frozen" fans just can't "Let It Go": The animated Disney hit has now become the fifth-highest-grossing film of all time.<p>The musical has now made just under $1.22 billion at the international box office since its debut last November, cruising ahead of such films as "Iron Man 3," "Transformers: Dark …

Pixar getting introspective with next movie, 'Inside Out'

Pixar Animationhas revealed the official synopsis for its next movie, "Inside Out," which is set inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl.<p>Directed by Pete Docter (<p>"Up,""Monsters, Inc.") and set for release June 19, 2015, "Inside Out" tells the story of Riley, a girl who is uprooted from her life in …