August 9, 2013
The first track from the soundtrack for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” will be Coldplay's "Atlas" and will be released Aug. 26. This will be the first original song the group has recorded for a movie. "I have great respect and admiration for Coldplay, and we are thrilled with how well they have connected to the themes and ideas within the film," director Francis Lawrence said in a statement. "Their unwavering passion and excitement for the project elevated the collaboration even further, and we can't wait to share this music with audiences around the world.
June 28, 2013 |
Matthew Morrison, the "Glee" star who's recently released his second solo album, is planning a duet for the rest of his life: He's newly engaged to Renee Puente, his girlfriend of two years. "An incredible night of LOVE @ejaf Ball," Morrison tweeted Friday, referring to the Elton John AIDS Foundation's White Tie and Tiara Ball, where the news was announced Thursday night. "I'm going to marry my best friend! Happy day for me and @Renee_Puente. " The announcement was made from the stage by John and his partner, David Furnish, according to E!
June 14, 2013 |
Honda issued a rare apology on Friday to frustrated customers who were having difficulty grabbing one of its 1,100 all-electric Fit EV cars. Honda has seen a rush of interest in the low-volume model since dropping the lease price in late May, to $259 from $389. The deal requires no money down, has no mileage limit, and includes a free in-home charger and collision insurance. One Santa Monica dealership said it had three of the cars sitting on the lot for months. Just after Honda's announcement, all three were snatched up by customers in a single morning and a waiting list formed.
April 28, 2013 |
INDIO - "Thank you, Coachella!" shouted Charles Kelley from the main stage Saturday night at Stagecoach - and, sure, he might've been referring to the desert valley in which the Empire Polo Club is located. More likely, though, was that Lady Antebellum's frontman momentarily forgot which festival he was headlining. You couldn't really blame him. One of country's most openly pop-oriented outfits, Lady Antebellum doesn't share much with the surly Toby Keith (who topped Friday night's bill)
April 18, 2013 |
Honda Motor Co. will recall 204,500 CR-V crossovers, Odyssey minivans and Acura RDX crossovers to replace a safety component. During internal testing of the vehicles, Honda discovered that in subfreezing temperatures it could be possible to shift the vehicle's transmission out of the park position without depressing the brake pedal. “This hasn't actually happened on a vehicle that is in customers' hands,” said Honda spokesman Chris Martin. “We have done it on vehicles that we own and test.” PHOTOS: Top 10 cars with lowest cost per mpg Martin said the possibility of such an occurrence creates the risk that a passenger could accidently shift the vehicle into drive.
April 11, 2013 |
A faulty airbag part that can explode and send shrapnel into the passenger cabin is responsible for the global recall of more than 3 million cars manufactured by Honda, Nissan, Toyota and General Motors and will likely lead to more recalls. The problem was reported to Japanese safety regulators late Wednesday night, but since the part manufactured by Takata Corp. is used internationally, it probably affects more automakers. “Takata supplies a lot of U.S. manufacturers too,” said Michelle Krebs, an analyst with auto information company Edmunds.com.