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Archive for November 20th, 2012

  • For Ang Lee, all movies are a leap of faith

    November 20, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – This April 26, 2012 file photo shows Ang Lee posing for a portrait backstage at CinemaCon 2012, the official convention of the National Association of Theater Owners in Las Vegas. Lee is the director the the film, “Life of Pi.” (AP...

  • Review: Musical of ‘A Christmas Story’ is joyous

    November 20, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This theater image released by Keith Sherman & Associates shows John Bolton with the company during a performance of “A Christmas Story, The Musical” in New York. (AP Photo/Keith Sherman & Associates, Carol Rosegg) NEW YORK (AP) —...

  • Hollywood Reporter addresses role in Blacklist era

    November 20, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This 1952 photo shows Billy Wilkerson with his son, Willie. The son of Hollywood Reporter founder Billy Wilkerson, W.R. Wilkerson III, is apologizing for his father’s and the trade paper’s role in the 1947 Hollywood Blacklist that destroyed the...

  • Wranglers say ‘Hobbit’ animals died on unsafe farm

    November 20, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    People walk by the Embassy Theater where a giant statue of the character Gandalf from the upcoming movie “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” overlooks the passersby in Wellington, New Zealand, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Animal wranglers involved in...

  • ‘Anonymous’ targets Israeli websites over Gaza war

    November 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    A plume of smoke is seen over central Gaza Strip, after an airstrike by Israeli forces, as seen from the Israel Gaza border, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Israeli aircraft struck crowded areas in the Gaza Strip and killed a senior militant with a missile strike on a...

  • Lowe’s 3Q net income climbs on fewer charges

    November 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Feb 21, 2012, file photo, a customer shops at Lowe’s in New York. Lowe’s said Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, its third-quarter net income surged 76 percent, helped by fewer charges and higher revenue. Its shares rose 5 percent in...

  • US budget hopes boost Asia stocks

    November 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Women walk past an electronic stock indicator in Tokyo, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 as the yen’s recent weakness helped boost Japan’s Nikkei 225 and its heavy orientation toward exporting companies. The index in Tokyo jumped 1.6 percent to 9,171.26, a...

  • 50 Cent takes swing at promoting boxing in Nevada

    November 20, 2012 • Business, EntertainmentComments Off

    50 Cent arrives at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rapper and entrepreneur 50 Cent is taking a swing at promoting boxing in Nevada. Nevada Athletic...

  • Intel CEO Paul Otellini to retire in surprise move

    November 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, file photo Intel president and CEO Paul Otellini speaks during his keynote address at the 2012 International CES tradeshow, in Las Vegas. Intel says its CEO, Paul Otellini, plans to retire in May 2013 after nearly...

  • Twinkies maker Hostess lives at least another day

    November 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, file photo, Twinkies baked goods are displayed for sale at the Hostess Brands’ bakery in Denver, Colo. Hostess Brands Inc. and its second largest union will go into mediation to try and resolve their...