January 20, 2009 |
Totaled together, the first two "Chronicles of Narnia" films grossed nearly $1.2 billion around the world, making it one of the most successful box-office franchises in recent years. So why would Disney, which co-financed and co-produced the films with Phil Anschutz's Walden Media, walk away from such a valuable property? The back story is messy, involving an ugly dispute between Disney and Anschutz, a true battle of the titans.
November 11, 2011 |
"Killing Bono" whips up a frenzied mix of musical jealousy, wishful stardom and farcical lucklessness into a movie too slippery to hold onto. Inspired by the memoir of Irish music journalist Neil McCormick, who as an aspiring musician watched his schoolmates become U2 while he toiled away in failing bands, the movie grafts onto Neil's story the dramatic notion that he prevented his guitar-playing brother Ivan from being part of the original U2 lineup in...
February 6, 2013 |
Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are dating - OMG! Someone alert Gossip Girl! Yes, the teen drama stars, she of the recently wrapped "Gossip Girl" and he of the long-canceled "The OC," have been dating for several weeks and were recently photographed together, Us Weekly first reported . Pardon us, but: Blair Waldorf + Seth Cohen =
May 11, 2008 |
You will talk about: Death Cab for Cutie's new album, "Narrow Stairs," which Rolling Stone dubbed "strangely compelling" and MTV pronounced "unquestionably the best thing that the group has ever done." Expect to see more love for Jack Kerouac and even darker shades to the group's signature melancholy. (Tuesday) -- We should talk about: Duffy. The Welsh soul siren makes her U.S. debut with the album "Rockferry," which has been perched atop the U.K. charts for several weeks.
August 1, 1987 |
John B. Connally, a three-time Texas governor and a Cabinet member under two presidents, filed personal and business bankruptcy papers Friday. Connally made the filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court here, said Bob Williams, U.S. District Court deputy clerk. Barnes-Connally Partnership, which Connally formed with former Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes, filed for liquidation under Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy laws, while Connally filed under Chapter 11 for protection from creditors.
August 2, 1987 |
John B. Connally, who once signed all of the nation's money, said Saturday that he now has none of his own. At 70, the former governor, former Treasury secretary, former Democrat and former presidential candidate is a former millionaire with debt that runs deep. "I'll have to start making a living now," he said, a day after filing personal and business bankruptcy actions in federal court here. Connally's financial problems stem from real estate deals gone sour.