Another day, another celebrity #IceBucketChallenge. Ian McKellen rounded up quite the posse to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the viral campaign created to raise awareness and funds for the ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease) Association. If you’re going to douse yourself with freezing cold water, you might as well have some good company: Looks like McKellen went the complete opposite route of his best friend Patrick Stewart, who totally holds the unofficial record for the classiest ice...

Organisers of Sydney’s Mardi Gras have blamed a financial loss on high ticket prices and negative publicity. ...

Teen tearjerker “If I Stay” (Cinema Score: A-) set the pace at the box office on Friday, but “Guardians of the Galaxy” may have enough fuel left to pass it and top the box office by Sunday night. ...

“Wizard of Oz” fans at Comic-Con last month saw ads promoting an upcoming limited series called “Emerald City,” NBC’s long-gestating modern take on the magical land over the rainbow. Now that project is no longer moving forward. ...

The League Managers’ Association’s chief executive is facing calls to quit over a statement he put out referring to racist and homophobic texts as “friendly banter.” ...

John Lennon’s killer has been denied bail yet again. Mark David Chapman, the man who gunned down the former Beatle in December 1980 outside the musician’s New York apartment, has been denied parole for the eighth time. Chapman was sentenced to 20 years to life in 1981 after pleading guilty to second-degree murder. On Friday, Aug. 22, a three-person Parole Board panel denied the inmates request for release. The panel decision came from a concern that Chapman would commit more crimes and that his release would be “incompatible...

SAN FRANCISCO — Police released video footage Thursday of a man they are describing as a person of interest in the case of the brutal beating and subsequent death of a gay man in San Francisco earlier this month near the city’s famously tolerant Castro neighborhood. A camera mounted in a taxi cab recorded a man in a hooded sweatshirt hurriedly following Bryan Higgins, 31, across Market Street on the morning of Aug. 10. Higgins’ battered body was found nearby at 7 a.m. and his family removed him from life support on Aug....

Manchester Pride has kicked off today with thousands of revellers, and a parade led by Orange is the New Black’s Lea DeLaria. ...

This looks like it hurt. Iggy Azalea fell off the stage while performing her hit “Fancy” during an MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert on August 23: Despite the blunder, security guards quickly pulled Azalea back onto the stage and she finished the song, telling the crowd she felt “very blessed” that she did not break her legs. Azelea is definitely handling the incident like a champ, posting a video of the embarrassing moment on her Instagram account. She captioned the clip, “Sorry but it would be a crime...

There comes a point in every life where your dreams are run over by the steamroller of reality. For me, it was the idea of a home that looked like something out of “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” Over the years, I hoarded vintage everything and anything, sacrificing space, sanity and occasionally my shins as I’d knock into a too-low nightstand found for $5 at a thrift store. While I had imagined a man living with me in this outdated wonderland, he was a vague apparition that I assumed would periodically offer me a martini...

On Friday, Jimmy Fallon wrote his traditional “Thank You Notes,” but this time around he offered a rare earnest thank you… albeit with a twist punch-line. In his first note of the night, Fallon wrote, “Thank you, 13-year-old female pitcher Mo’ne Davis, for being the break-out star of the Little League World Series and showing the world that ‘throwing like a girl’ can actually be a good thing.” Aww. Then Fallon continued, “Right, Dad…” The dig at Dad aside, it was a fitting...

A women’s college in the US state of California has accepted a female trans woman student for the first time. ...

Jennifer Lopez got super candid about her romantic life when she stopped by Chelsea Lately on Aug. 21. Though she’s now single after her split with Casper Smart, the 45-year-old told Chelsea Handler that she likes to be in a steady relationship. “I would get married again,” Lopez said on the talk show. “I’m not one to like, whore around and stuff like that. That’s not my thing,” she added. So what does J.Lo look for when it comes to love? Lopez said that first and foremost, it comes down to chemistry....

If you’re not ready for things to get ridiculously freaky on “American Horror Story” Season 4, then we recommend you take a moment to prepare. Earlier this week, Ryan Murphy released the first teaser trailer for his upcoming “AHS: Freak Show,” which featured a creepy-looking hand. Now the series’ creator has released another short teaser via his Twitter, introducing us to another freak. Horror Story Tongue http://t.co/XI6Ri0UfUW — Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) August 23, 2014 The new teaser finally gives...