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Archive for December 31st, 2011

  • Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta dies at 80

    December 31, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Oct. 18, 2011 file photo, Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta speaks at a news conference in Tokyo, Japan. Mexico City’s Camino Real hotel from 1968 is the architect best known work, but he also oversaw the remodeling of Los...

  • Moore: Traverse City fest tops $500,000 fund goal

    December 31, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this Dec. 29, 2011 photo, filmmaker Michael Moore holds a news conference at the State Theatre in Traverse City, Mich., to announce that recent fundraising efforts for the theatre have resulted in surpassing its $500,000 goal. (AP Photo/Traverse City...

  • Deschanel, Gordon-Levitt post New Year’s Eve duet

    December 31, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE- In this Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 file photo, actress Zooey Deschanel, right, and actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt arrive at the Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards in Los Angeles. Deschanel and Gordon-Levitt are curious about your New Year’s Eve plans. The two...

  • Voice of Darth Vader swears in NY sheriff friend

    December 31, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Oct. 20, 2010 file photo, actor James Earl Jones sits for a photograph backstage at the Golden Theater in New York. Jones swore in his longtime friend and neighbor Adrian “Butch” Anderson, the sheriff in Dutchess County, on Thursday,...

  • Singer, actress Kaye Stevens dies in Florida

    December 31, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Jan. 6, 1967 file photo, Sammy Davis Jr. and Kaye Stevens perform on a TV show. Stevens a singer, actress, and longtime South Florida resident who was a frequent guest on Johnny Carson’s “The Tonight Show,” has died at a...

  • Patricia Clarkson to lead Muses parade

    December 31, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE- In this Tuesday, Dec, 13, 2011 file photo, Patricia Clarkson attends the premiere of “The Iron Lady” at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York. Clarkson will lead the Carnival parade of the Krewe of Muses in her hometown of New Orleans. The star...

  • Hugh Hefner, Playboy ready for their next chapters

    December 31, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Oct. 13, 2011 photo, American magazine publisher, founder and Chief Creative Officer of Playboy Enterprises, Hugh Hefner is seen surrounded by books at his home at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Kristian Dowling) LOS ANGELES...

  • GM recalling Chevrolet Sonics to check brake pads

    December 31, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Aug. 3, 2011 photo made available by General Motors Co., a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic sedan is driven around the test track at the GM Milford Proving Ground in Milford, Michigan. General Motors Co. said on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, that it is...

  • Markets in Europe, Asia end 2011 down but US up

    December 31, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

    A trader walks by others monitoring screens during the afternoon trading at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index lost nearly a fifth of its value over the past year. It nose-dived right after the March 11...

  • In a first, gas and other fuels are top US export

    December 31, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Nov. 10, 2010 file photo, oil refineries are shown in this aerial view, in Deer Park, Texas. For the first time, the top export of the United States, the world’s biggest gas guzzler, is _ wait for it _ fuel. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip,...