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Archive for May, 2012

  • Possible duet with Robin Thicke? His wife or son

    May 31, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 file photo, Robin Thicke poses backstage at the 39th Annual American Music Awards, in Los Angeles. R&B singer Robin Thicke is a mentor on the new ABC singing series “Duets.” It also features Kelly Clarkson,...

  • Hatfields and McCoys big draw for History

    May 31, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This undated image released by History shows Kevin Costner portraying Devil Anse Hatfield from the History network’s miniseries “Hatfields & McCoys.” (AP Photo/History, Kevin Lynch) NEW YORK (AP) — There’s nothing like a...

  • Angry Birds spread their wings beyond gaming world

    May 31, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Angry Birds Land, the new part of the Sarkanniemi amusement park in Tampere, seen on May 1, 2012. At Rovio, the future is Angry. The Finnish gaming company that made the eponymous Angry Birds title _ with more than 1 billion downloads to date _ is now...

  • Madeline Miller wins Orange Prize for Fiction

    May 31, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    American author Madeline Miller, right, poses for pictures wiyh Joanna Trollope, left, the chair of the judges of the 2012 Orange for Fiction award in London’s Royal Festival Hall, Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Miller won the prestigious book award with her...

  • Review: Spektor charms despite missteps on new CD

    May 31, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This CD cover image released by Sire Records shows “What We Saw From the Cheap Seats,” a new release by Regina Spektor. (AP Photo/Sire Records) Regina Spektor, “What We Saw from the Cheap Seats” (Sire/Warner) From the opening moment of...

  • Spain bank fears send bond yields to euro-era high

    May 31, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    A passenger walk among rubbish and paper during a strike by the cleaning staff against budget cuts at Barcelona’s airport in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, May 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) MADRID (AP) — Investors worried about the viability of...

  • Sales contracts for US homes dropped in April

    May 31, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Saturday, March 17, 2012, photo, an unidentified woman passes by a pending sale sign outside home on the market in south Denver. A gauge of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes fell in April from nearly a two-year high in the previous month....

  • Oil headed for biggest monthly drop since 2008

    May 31, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE- In this Tuesday, March 22, 2012 file photo, a pump jack is silhouetted against the setting sun in Oklahoma City. Oil is headed for its worst month since December 2008. A financial crisis in Europe and slowing growth in China and the U.S. likely mean...

  • 9/11 first responders and recovery workers honored

    May 31, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Retired FDNY Lt. Jerry Collins and his wife Suzanne Collins pause at the 9/11 Memorial, Wednesday, May 30, 2012, in New York. Recovery workers and first responders were invited to the memorial to be honored on the 10-year anniversary of the conclusion of...

  • FDA rejects new name for high fructose corn syrup

    May 31, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Sept. 15, 2011 file photo, soda is poured from a can in Philadelphia. The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 rejected the Corn Refiners Association’s bid to rename its sweetening agent “corn sugar.”...