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Archive for February 27th, 2012

  • Crystal's Sammy Davis impression draws criticism

    February 27, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Billy Crystal performs during the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Some are questioning Billy Crystal’s impression of Sammy Davis Jr. in his opening number as Oscar host....

  • Christopher Plummer wins supporting actor Oscar

    February 27, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Christopher Plummer accepts the Oscar for best actor in a supporting role for “Beginners” during the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christopher Plummer...

  • Writers group honors rock singers Berry, Cohen

    February 27, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Musicians Paul Simon, left, and Chuck Berry talk after and Berry was honored at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. PEN New England, which promotes literature and writing, honored Berry and Leonard Cohen with...

  • Missoni goes urban nymph for next season

    February 27, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    A model shows a creation part of the Missoni women’s Fall-Winter 2012-13 fashion collection, presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Giuseppe Aresu) MILAN (AP) — Missoni’s look for next winter is urban nymph. In the woodland...

  • Arts community demanding spotlight in Las Vegas

    February 27, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is seen in downtown Las Vegas, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012. Scheduled to open in March, the $470-million five-acre campus will host touring Broadway shows, jazz artists and classical singers, as well as the Las Vegas...

  • Bergman favorite actor Erland Josephson dies at 88

    February 27, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – This is a 2006 file photo of Swedish actor Erland Josephson pictured during a press conference for the play ‘Blomsterplockarna’ at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. Swedish actor Erland Josephson, who collaborated with...

  • G-20 linking IMF hike to bigger EU 'firewall' fund

    February 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner delivers a speech during a conference at a so-called Group of 20 meeting in Mexico City, Sunday Feb. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte) MEXICO CITY (AP) — The G-20 nations are conditioning additional money for the...

  • Gulf oil spill trial delayed for settlement talks

    February 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this April 21, 2010 photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, fire boat response crews spray water on the burning remnants of BP’s Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig. The gargantuan legal bill for the 2010 catastrophic oil spill in the...

  • Casinos' anti-compulsive bet programs vary widely

    February 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Feb. 13, 2012, photo, Arnie Wexler, former head of new Jersey’s Council on Compulsive Gambling, signs certificates for employees of Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City N.J. who completed a training program he runs on compulsive gambling. The...

  • Sometimes even Warren Buffett gets it wrong

    February 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Nov. 21, 2011 file photo, U.S. billionaire investor Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, speaks during a news conference in Iwaki city. Japan. Buffett wants Berkshire Hathaway shareholders to know that the company has...