• Marilyn Manson: Columbine massacre 'destroyed' my career

    The singer now says "If [the Columbine killers] had just bought my records, they would be better off. Certain people blame me for the shootings at schools." "That's going to be a great pull-quote for you," he told The Guardian. "But, honestly, the Columbine era destroyed my entire career at the time." Manson is currently promoting his new album titled "Heaven Upside Down." In 2012, he said the title for his "Born Villain" was influenced by having been been wrongfully vilified because of Columbine. "When it comes to things like Columbine, it would have been different if they [Harris and Klebold] had actually liked my music, but I think that I have had more blame accredited to me than any person

  • Colin Firth gets Italian citizenship

    British actor Colin Firth has become an Italian citizen, the country's authorities have confirmed. His wife - film producer Livia Giuggioli - is Italian, making the Oscar-winning Bridget Jones star eligible for citizenship there. The 56-year-old now has dual citizenship and can therefore keep his British passport. Firth said he had applied for an Italian passport because of "the uncertainty around". The actor said that he has been connected to Italy "for more than two decades now". "I was married there and had two children born in Rome," he added. He said that his wife was applying for a British passport also, and both his children have dual citizenship. He added: "We never really thought much

  • Sir Patrick's guide to RSC costume sale

    The Royal Shakespeare Company is selling off more than 10,000 items of clothing worn by actors over the decades. Hollywood star and RSC veteran Sir Patrick Stewart gave BBC News a tour of the costume sale and shared some of his memories. The sale is taking place on Saturday 23rd September. Video journalist: Sophie van Brugen. Additional production: Tom Beal, Verity Wilde.

  • Did Jimmy Kimmel kill the health care bill?

    Jimmy Kimmel spent the week on TV battling a health care bill he didn't believe in. On Friday, the bill appeared to be on its last legs, and Kimmel may have played a part. Sen. John McCain announced Friday that he cannot "in good conscience" vote for the GOP's latest plan to overhaul Obamacare. This likely ends the Republicans' latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Following McCain's statement, Kimmel took to Twitter to say, "Thank you @SenJohnMcCain for being a hero again and again and now AGAIN." The tweet capped off a dramatic week that included three nights of opening monologues in which Kimmel blasted one of the bill's sponsors, Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy, for

  • Abortion should not be crime, doctors say

    Abortions should be treated as a medical issue and not a crime, the UK's leading pregnancy doctors say. Currently in England, Wales and Scotland it is illegal to have a termination without approval from two doctors and could mean a prison term. Abortions should be regulated in line with other procedures without criminal sanctions, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists said. It says the 24-week gestational limit should not change. RCOG president Professor Lesley Regan said it had a responsibility to ensure women had access to "this key healthcare service". "I want to be clear that decriminalisation does not mean deregulation, and abortion services should be subject to regulatory

  • Meet the man who inspired Gyllenhaal's 'Stronger'

    (CNN)He was the subject of an iconic photograph: Jeff Bauman, ashen and dazed, severely wounded in the 2013 Boston marathon bombing, rushed away in a wheelchair after losing his legs. Now the new film "Stronger," which is based on Bauman's memoir, explores his recovery in the aftermath of the terror attack. Bauman said he struggled with the "Boston Strong" slogan that swept the city in the wake of the attack. It was really magical, and it forced me to get up and get moving," Bauman explained.

  • Colbert calls out Trump: 'In your face'

    On "The Late Show," Stephen Colbert said President Trump's tweet about the Emmy Awards was factually inaccurate.