May 22, 2013 |
Seven weeks after its auditor resigned in an insider trading scandal, Herbalife Ltd. retained major accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers as its new auditor. The Los Angeles nutritional products company said Tuesday that PricewaterhouseCoopers would begin "immediately" to re-audit its financial statements for 2010, 2011 and 2012. Former auditor KPMG withdrew its audits of those statements after it learned of the insider-trading allegations. Herbalife shares jumped on the news, gaining $1.33, or 2.7%, to $50.54.
May 18, 2013 |
When director Alex Gibney began work on his documentary "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks," he thought he would be telling the story of a charismatic, silver-haired free speech advocate named Julian Assange, who had exposed dark corners of powerful governments and corporations using little more than his laptop. Instead, as he began to investigate, Gibney found himself crafting a digital age Icarus tale, in which the WikiLeaks founder's idealism and ambition were metastasizing into hubris, and his organization's greatest achievements rested on the shoulders of a lonely young Army private named Bradley Manning.
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May 13, 2013 |
In his campaign to become Los Angeles city attorney, Mike Feuer has touted himself as someone who will work cooperatively with the mayor and City Council and avoid the squabbles that have marked the incumbent's tenure. During previous stints on the council and in the Legislature, Feuer repeatedly won over colleagues to approve pioneering laws on contentious issues, including gun control. But even some supporters say Feuer's stubborn, driven approach can also be antagonizing. Former colleagues describe the 54-year-old politician as a sometimes overly zealous - albeit intelligent - advocate for liberal causes.
May 10, 2013 |
CBS will air a special tribute episode on Jeanne Cooper, the longtime star of "The Young and the Restless" who died on Wednesday . The pre-taped episode, to air May 28, will include cast members, family and friends sharing their favorite moments with Cooper. The special will also feature interview clips from Cooper, the show's longest-running cast member, as well as memorable scenes from her 39 years as Katherine Chancellor. “Jeanne Cooper was a legend and we want to give her the tribute she deserves,” said Angelica McDaniel, CBS' head of daytime, in a statement.
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May 9, 2013
Jeanne Cooper Emmy winner starred in 'The Young and the Restless' Jeanne Cooper, 84, the enduring soap opera star who played grande dame Katherine Chancellor for nearly four decades on CBS' "The Young and the Restless," died Wednesday in her sleep, according to the network. Cooper's son, actor Corbin Bernsen, said last month in Twitter messages that she had been suffering from an undisclosed illness. A Los Angeles resident, Cooper joined the daytime serial six months after its March 1973 debut, staking claim to the title of longest-tenured cast member.
May 8, 2013 |
Jeanne Cooper, best known as matriarch Katherine Chancellor on CBS' daytime drama "The Young and the Restless," has died. She was 84. "My mother passed away this morning just a short time ago, peaceful with my sister by her side, in her sleep," son and fellow actor Corbin Bernsen said Wednesday on Facebook . The network also confirmed her passing. "I was going to visit this afternoon, thought I had time," he wrote. "Reminder to self -- time is a precious thing. I too am at peace, however.