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Archive for May 25th, 2012

  • Review: Funny poke at academia in ‘Common Pursuit’

    May 25, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows, from left, Jacob Fishel, Josh Cooke, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Kieran Campion, Kristen Bush and Tim McGeever, in a scene from Simon Gray’s “The Common Pursuit,” performing off-Broadway at the...

  • ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ packing up from New York

    May 25, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this undated theater publicity image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown, from left, Levi Kreis, Elizabeth Stanley, Eddie Clendening, Hunter Foster, Lance Guest and Robert Britton Lyons are shown in a scene from the musical “Million Dollar...

  • NC folk musician Doc Watson critical after fall

    May 25, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this March 15, 2000 file photo, master flatpicker Doc Watson, talks about his long and successful musical career at his home in Deep Gap, N.C. Watson was in critical condition Thursday, May 24, 2012, at a North Carolina hospital after falling...

  • Spelling’s widow sues Md. auction house over dolls

    May 25, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this April 26, 2009 file photo, Candy Spelling attends The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at The University of California Los Angeles. Spelling, the widow of TV producer Aaron Spelling is suing a Maryland auction house that sold part of...

  • Broadway stars to come out for Drama Desk Awards

    May 25, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this May 7, 2012 file photo, actress Brooke Shields arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit, celebrating Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada in New York. Shields will be a presenter at The Drama Desk Awards on...

  • Argentina drops train operator after deadly crash

    May 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Feb. 22, 2012 file photo, firemen rescue wounded passengers from a commuter train after a collision in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentina’s government is revoking the concession of the company whose commuter train ran crashed in...

  • Facebook launches iPhone camera app

    May 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    an undated image provided by Facebook shows Facebook’s new camera app, unveiled Thursday, May 24, 2012. The app, made for the iPhone, can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store. It works like most other camera applications for smart phones. To take...

  • Broadcasters sue Dish over ad-skipping DVR service

    May 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    This image provided by Dish Network shows a screen message of the AutoHop feature, that allows customers to skip over commercials. Broadcasters Fox, NBC and CBS sued Dish Network Corp. on Thursday May 24, 2012, over the service. Dish, the nation’s...

  • Nearly 21M viewers for ‘Idol’ finale a new low

    May 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Finalists Jessica Sanchez, left, and Phillip Phillips, center, listen as host Ryan Seacrest announces the winner onstage at the “American Idol” finale on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP) NEW YORK (AP) —...

  • A smoke-free country? New Zealand taxes aim for it

    May 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Jan. 18, 2012 photo, a smoker puffs on a cigarette in the central business district in Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand’s government on Thursday, May 24, 2012, squeezed smokers more than ever by announcing a 40 percent hike in tobacco taxes...