'Fifty Shades' movie casts Dakota Johnson, Hunnam
The big-screen adaptation of E L James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" has cast its lead roles.
Charlie Hunnam will play the 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey, and Dakota Johnson will play the college student he captivates, Anastasia Steele. Focus Features and Universal Pictures announced the castings Monday.
The 23-year-old Johnson is the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. She has had small roles in "The Social Network" and "21 Jump Street."
The 33-year-old British actor Hunnam starred in this summer's robot-monster battle "Pacific Rim." He currently stars in the FX series "Sons of Anarchy."
Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, the film is to be released next August.
Beach Boys sound check interrupts Ohio wedding
A northeast Ohio couple had planned every detail of their wedding -- except for the sound check of a Beach Boys concert next door during their ceremony.
A few bars of "God Only Knows" played as Mark Kent and Jaime Diadium exchanged vows next to the Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica in Cleveland last month.
The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports that when the band found out about the timing of its sound check, the newlyweds' guests were told they could attend the concert for free. Many of them wandered over for a couple of songs.
When the bride stopped by the concert, she was brought on stage for the encore and played the tambourine next to Mike Love as he sang "Fun, Fun, Fun."
Anime director to retire after latest film
Anime director Hayao Miyazaki, 72, will retire from filmmaking with his latest film, "The Wind Rises" ("Kaze Tachinu"), which is now showing in theaters around Japan.
Koji Hoshino, president of Miyazaki's production company Studio Ghibli, made the announcement Sunday during a press conference at the Venice International Film Festival, where the film is in competition. Miyazaki himself will hold a press conference in Japan on Friday.
Miyazaki hinted at retiring a few times in the past.
Hoshino did not reveal why Miyazaki has decided to retire, but said: "There is a line in 'Kaze Tachinu' that the creative period continues only for 10 years. Miayzaki has told me, 'My 10 years have already finished.' "
Miyazaki began his career as an animator for television. In 1979, he directed his first film, "Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro." After he released "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind," which he wrote and directed in 1984, he helped found Studio Ghibli, which became his production base. At Studio Ghibli, Miyazaki produced "Kiki's Delivery Service," "Princess Mononoke" and other popular works. In 2001, "Spirited Away" chalked up a record $301,905,952 at Japan's box office.
Nine Inch Nails rocks second day of Philly music fest
Nine Inch Nails closed the second night of the "Budweiser Made In America" festival with a set that captured the audience -- although the crowd was not nearly as large as Beyonce's the night before.
Trent Reznor and his band mates performed 19 songs at the Jay-Z-curated festival on Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Reznor didn't hold back: drenched in sweat and holding the microphone close, he sang his band's rock hits and tracks from the group's new album, "Hesitation Marks," out Tuesday.
He emerged onstage in all black while lights flashed behind him during songs like "Closer" and "Head Like a Hole." The band closed the night with a slow and smoky version of "Hurt," which Johnny Cash famously covered.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis also performed Sunday, earning cheers from the crowd, as did Miguel and Kendrick Lamar.