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Archive for February, 2013

  • ‘Girls Gone Wild’ files for bankruptcy over debts

    February 28, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This cover image released by Girls Gone Wild shows the September 2009 issue of “Girls Gone Wild.” “Girls Gone Wild” filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 in Los Angeles in a move the company says is aimed at restructuring its...

  • Caro wins National Book Critics Circle bio prize

    February 28, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Aug. 20, 2008 file photo, author and biographer Robert Allan Caro smiles during an interview in New York. Caro’s fourth Lyndon Johnson book, “The Passage of Power,” won the National Books Critics Circle biography prize...

  • Review: Park Chan-wook’s lurid melodrama ‘Stoker’

    February 28, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This film image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Matthew Goode, left, Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska, right, in a scene from “Stoker.” (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight Pictures) A spider crawls up the leg of 18-year-old India Stoker (Mia...

  • Rapper Ja Rule in NYC jail with July release date

    February 28, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Feb. 1, 2013, photo provided by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Jeffrey Atkins, also known as the rapper “Ja Rule” is shown. Atkins, left a state prison in central New York last week after...

  • From eggs to film: A Japanese-American studio head

    February 28, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, photo, Kevin Tsujihara, poses for photos in a screening room at the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif. On Friday, Feb. 28, 2013, Tsujihara, 48, who grew up making deliveries as the son of egg distributors, will become the...

  • Ford to sell cars and pickup trucks in Myanmar

    February 28, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Aug. 20, 2006 file photo, the company logo shines on the grille of a 2006 Ford Escape outside the showroom of a Ford dealership in the south Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo. Ford Motor Co. has signed a deal to distribute vehicles in...

  • Speedometer top speed often exceeds reality

    February 28, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In a Feb. 11, 2013 photo, the speedometer of a 2013 Ford Fusion displayed at the Bob Maxey dealership in Detroit. Although current cars with high-horsepower engines can come close to the top speedometer speeds, most are limited by engine control computers....

  • Struggling Groupon ousts CEO Andrew Mason

    February 28, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Oct. 14, 2009 file photo, Andrew Mason, the CEO of Groupon, poses for a photo in Chicago. The struggling online deals company said Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, after the market closed that it ousted Mason as CEO and will look for a new chief....

  • 2nd day of picketing at Port of Vancouver, Wash.

    February 28, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    About 50 workers picket outside the main entrance to the Port of Vancouver, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 in Vancouver, Wash. The lockout of union dockworkers follows months of negotiations between the union and three of four operators of grain export terminals in...

  • Wash. high court strikes supermajority for taxes

    February 28, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Initiative activist Tim Eyman speaks to the media in front of the Capitol on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, in Olympia, Wash. Eyman responded to a Supreme Court ruling that overturned one of his initiatives that limited the ability of the Legislature to raise...