A federal judge ruled that the characters of Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, and many others from Arthur Conan Doyle's stories are in the public domain, but the Conan Doyle estate says Sherlock Holmes still isn't free for use.
Evangeline Lilly says of her 'Hobbit' character Tauriel, 'The most important thing I wanted to bring was a sense of femininity.' Evangeline Lilly stars in the new 'Hobbit' film, 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,' with Martin Freeman and Richard Armitage.
The box office appears headed for the highest-grossing year on record – $10.9 billion, even though fewer tickets were sold. Among the big draws: 'Despicable Me 2,' 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire,' and 'Furious 6.'