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Archive for October 24th, 2012

  • PSY and UN secretary-general praise each other

    October 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Oct. 14, 2012 file photo, South Korean rapper PSY leaves the finish tower after he waved the checkered flag at the conclusion of the Korean Formula One Grand Prix at the Korean International Circuit in Yeongam, South Korea. U.N....

  • Review: ‘Wild With Happy’ is a zany comedy

    October 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This theater image released by The Public Theater shows Sharon Washington, left, and Colman Domingo in a scene from Domingo’s new play “Wild With Happy,” performing off-Broadway at The Public Theater in New York. (AP Photo/Public Theater, Joan...

  • Porter starts music mentorship program in Memphis

    October 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Songwriter David Porter, right, listens as Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. talks about Porter’s new national music mentorship program on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 in Memphis, Tenn. Porter, who co-wrote the soul classics “Soul Man” and “Hold...

  • Comic actor shows dramatic chops in ‘Disgraced’

    October 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This theater image released by Philip Rinaldi Publicity shows Aasif Mandvi, left, and Heidi Armbruster in a scene from the “Disgraced” in New York. (AP Photo/Philip Rinaldi Publicity, Erin Baiano) NEW YORK (AP) — It’s an oft-used device in...

  • Music Review: Shiny Toy Guns’ ‘III’ is impeccable

    October 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This CD cover image released by Five Seven Music shows “III,” the latest release by Shiny Toy Guns. (AP Photo/Five Seven Music) Shiny Toy Guns, “III” (Five Seven Music) From its opening track, the runaway love jam “Somewhere to...

  • Review: ‘Cloud Atlas’ is laughably self-serious

    October 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Tom Hanks in a scene from “Cloud Atlas,” an epic spanning centuries and genres. (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Reiner Bajo) Maybe if you’re 20 years old and high in your dorm room...

  • New Bond film ‘Skyfall’ gets royal world premiere

    October 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Actor Daniel Craig poses at the world premiere of “Skyfall” on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 in London. (Photo by Stewart Wilson/Invision/AP) LONDON (AP) — The latest James Bond movie is getting its world premiere in London on Tuesday, with Prince...

  • Hewlett-Packard wins Idaho school laptop contract

    October 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna, center, along with Gov. Butch Otter, right, and executives from Hewlett-Packard Co., announced on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, in Boise, Idaho, that HP was awarded a multi-year contract to provided laptops and...

  • Netflix slashes its forecast for subscriber gains

    October 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, photo, a woman holds up a Netflix envelope to be photographed in front of a Netflix application on a television in East Derry, N.H. Netflix slashed its prediction of how many U.S. video streaming subscribers it would add this...

  • Amgen 3Q profit jumps on lower costs, higher sales

    October 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This April 20, 2010, file photo,shows an exterior view of Amgen offices in Fremont, Calif. Biotech drugmaker Amgen Inc. said Tuesday , Oct. 23, 2012, that its third-quarter profit more than doubled from a year ago, when a huge legal reserve...