July 9, 2013 |
Film production powerhouse Legendary Entertainment has struck a financing, distribution and marketing deal with NBCUniversal, according to an executive with direct knowledge of the situation who declined to speak publicly because of the confidential nature of the matter. A formal announcement of the deal is expected Wednesday. The new arrangement is a coup for NBCUniversal, whose Universal Pictures has had a strong year with the release of hits such as "Fast & Furious 6" and "Despicable Me 2. " PHOTOS: Movies Sneaks 2013 Since 2005, Legendary, producer of the forthcoming sci-fi action movie "Pacific Rim," has had a distribution and co-production deal with Warner Bros., based in Burbank.
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February 8, 1994
The Bobbitt and Menendez brothers cases have a common denominator, anger. None of them knew how to properly deal with their anger. Anger is a reaction to feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, not being heard, being discounted, used, abused, etc. If one is verbally attacked, it is better to say, "I feel that I am being attacked by you," rather than "you dumb S.O.B., you can't talk to me that way." The latter cuts off communication in a hostile fashion, the former opens the door for discussion.
June 24, 2013 |
As of Monday afternoon, the NBA still had not approved the deal for Doc Rivers to join the Clippers as their new coach and for the Boston Celtics to receive a first-round pick in 2015 from L.A. The two sides had agreed in principle on the deal Sunday. According to one league official, the NBA has been waiting to get all the necessary paperwork from the Clippers, Celtics and Rivers' representatives. The official still expects the Rivers deal to be completed by Tuesday. Rivers was going to be paid $7 million per season over three years with the Clippers.
July 2, 2013 |
That'll shake things up in the National League West. Or maybe not. The Dodgers and Cubs completed their expected trade of relievers Tuesday, essentially exchanging bullpen disappointments. As it worked out, there was nothing in the deal to send critics of General Manager Ned Colletti screaming into the night. Not one prospect was involved in the deal, let alone a highly prized one. The Dodgers get Carlos Marmol, a one-time All-Star, the Cubs get Matt Guerrier, a onetime bullpen workhorse.
October 23, 2013 |
Weekend visitors to Las Vegas seeking a less-frenetic experience may want to grab this bargain: an all-inclusive stay at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa, overlooking a beautiful lake about 40 minutes east of the Strip. The deal: The All-Inclusive Weekend Package is priced at $199 per couple per night. The special rate, which the hotel says represents a 44% savings, includes a breakfast buffet, plus lunch and dinner in Rick's Café. All non-alcoholic drinks are also included.
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September 22, 2013 |
You be a slice of bacon. I'll be a banana. We'll ask some friends to come along. One can be peanut butter. One can be jelly. Or maybe that's too much food? Maybe someone we know has a lion suit? Why should we let the tourists win all the grand-prize cars? The luxury trips to Aruba? The Sea-Doos? The patio furniture? Let's dress up and head to Hollywood. Let's fight for our piece of the pie. With summer on its way out, this is prime time for us locals. Tourists are scarce, but still - four days a week - "Let's Make a Deal" needs an audience.
October 16, 2013 |
The Senate shutdown/debt limit deal announced earlier today continues to build momentum, with the Senate expected to approve the measure tonight. The House is then expected to give its final approval before sending the bill to the White House, though many conservative House Republicans and prominent conservative groups have voiced opposition to any such plan. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) took to the Senate floor Wednesday to praise the bipartisan deal that would reopen the federal government until Jan. 15, and extend the debt limit until Feb. 7. LIVE BLOG: Keep reading for latest developments in real time below Other provisions of the deal mandate the creation of a bipartisan budget conference and income verifications for those receiving subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. The deal is expected to pass in the House -- which had a tumultuous series of failed proposals and missteps Tuesday -- and eventually be signed by President Obama before the debt limit deadline Thursday.
May 30, 2010
You can book a four-night stay at a mountain lodge within driving range of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks and take 25% off the cost of the room. The deal: Togwotee Mountain Lodge, 16 miles from Grand Teton and 49 miles from the south entrance to Yellowstone, has a Spring Solitude package that takes a quarter off the cost of lodge rooms for a four-night stay. This is good for stays between now and June 21. Info: Togwotee Mountain Lodge, 27655 Highway 26 & 287, Moran, Wyo.; (866)
August 18, 2009 |
With 77 seconds left on the clock, the Washington Nationals got their man. The Nationals guaranteed San Diego State right-hander Stephen Strasburg $15.1 million -- shattering the record payment to a draft pick -- in an agreement with agent Scott Boras just ahead of a midnight deadline on the East Coast. "It was an amicable but anxious time at the finish," Nationals acting General Manager Mike Rizzo said on a conference call that started at 12:45 a.m. in Washington. "We did get the deal signed at 11:58 and 43 seconds."