September 10, 2009 |
Warner Bros. hopes to cure a case of superhero envy. After years of lagging rival Marvel Entertainment in adapting comic-book properties for the big screen and other media, the Burbank studio unveiled a major restructuring of its DC Comics unit Wednesday that will bring its operations under tighter control. The move is an effort by Warner Bros. and corporate parent Time Warner Inc. to implement a new strategy for DC Comics, which will face stiffer competition from a steroid-charged Marvel as a result of Walt Disney Co.'s deal last week to acquire it for $4 billion.
May 25, 2013 |
"Sanjay and Craig," which premieres Saturday (tonight) on Nickelodeon, follows the adventures of a boy named Sanjay, voiced by Maulik Pancholy of "30 Rock," and his best friend, a talking snake named Craig, voiced by Chris Hardwick, the Nerdist. Linda Cardellini and Tony Hale are also voices on the show. Among other things, the goofy and delightful series represents the joining of two great names from the golden age of Nick with three as-yet obscure names from its possible future.
November 5, 2003 |
The consortium in charge of building light-water nuclear reactors for North Korea postponed a decision on the project's future but said it would make an announcement by Nov. 21. The Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization's executive board meeting in New York discussed a one-year suspension of construction. The U.S. has wanted to cancel the project because of Pyongyang's nuclear weapons ambitions.
October 7, 1987
Douglas B. Smith was appointed associate athletic director for development and executive director of the Titan Athletic Foundation at Cal State Fullerton Tuesday by President Jewel Plummer Cobb. Smith, 41, was associate athletic director for external affairs and executive director of the Mustang Club for eight years at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He replaces Bob Arkeilpane, who left in August to become associate director of development at the University of Cincinnati.
November 29, 2007 |
Bob Cooper with Landscape Entertainment finalizes negotiations to option Libby Sternberg's "Fire Me," a yet-to-be-published comic novel about a woman's daylong campaign to get fired. Sternberg is represented by Caitlin Blasdell with Liza Dawson Associates and Bruce L.
July 24, 1986 |
The box-office numbers are in, and for once the advance word--"the buzz"--was on the money. In its first five days, "Aliens" took in a healthy $13.4 million at 1,437 theaters. Seven years after Ridley Scott's space- noir classic "Alien" first arrived, "Aliens" looks like the runaway hit of the summer and may even surpass "Top Gun" when all the counting is done. But "Aliens" almost didn't make it to the screen.
January 31, 1993 |
"The Son-in-Law Also Rises," proclaimed a trade paper in 1932 when Louis B. Mayer lured David O. Selznick, husband of his daughter Irene, back to MGM with a lavish deal. These days, at Sony Studios, which occupies MGM's former premises in Culver City, some of the wives rise too.
May 1, 2001 |
Eleven years old, thin and popular, Lori Gottlieb sits at her Beverly Hills elementary school lunch table in 1978 and reveals to eager friends the secrets of her weight loss. For breakfast? "Exactly 19 flakes of Product 19 cereal and 2 ounces of nonfat milk." Soon a flurry of little girls has gathered around, asking her to determine how many calories lurk in their lunches, which she does with the accuracy of a fat-seeking sharp-shooter.
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February 2, 2009 |
It is a complaint common to junior enlisted personnel in the U.S. military and one made famous by Goldie Hawn in the 1980 movie "Private Benjamin." Hawn, as Pvt. Judy Benjamin, is shocked when she realizes that her recruiter exaggerated when he described her future living accommodations. "See, I did join the Army, but I joined a different Army," she says in horror when she sees the barracks. "I joined the one with the condos and the private rooms."
August 16, 1998 |
If a baby could talk, and he happened upon a toilet for the first time in his life, what would he say? That was the rough premise of the six-minute animated short that the team of Gabor Csupo, Arlene Klasky and Paul Germain brought to Nickelodeon in 1989.