November 10, 2013 |
By Jim Peltz AVONDALE, Ariz. - Carl Edwards never saw it coming. Edwards was poised to win Sunday's NASCAR race at Phoenix International Raceway when his No. 99 Ford ran out of fuel as he entered the last lap, enabling Kevin Harvick to win. "I had no clue we were going to run out," Edwards said. His crew chief, Jimmy Fennig , "talked to me about saving a little bit to have some extra, and I did that a couple of laps, but Kevin closed in and was obviously not saving fuel," Edwards said.
November 6, 2013 |
If the initial public offering of Twitter Inc. had to be summed up in one of the company's famously pithy tweets, this would be it: The timing couldn't be better. Twitter is expected to make its public debut Thursday in one of the hottest IPO markets in years. And Wall Street is paying close attention. The New York Stock Exchange wants a smooth opening to assert its dominance against rival Nasdaq, which was panned for last year's glitchy IPO for Facebook Inc. Investors want a surge in the stock that could strengthen the tech sector's rise this year.
November 5, 2013 |
Can "The Square" put Netflix in Oscar circles? That's one of several questions raised by the company's decision to move into original documentaries with "The Square," filmmaker Jehane Noujaim's nonfiction feature about the Egyptian revolution. On Monday, Netflix announced it had acquired rights to the political film, which centers on real-life protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square. The movie is considered a frontrunner in the upcoming Academy Award race for best documentary, having won a coveted audience award at the Sundance Film Festival in January and another audience prize at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
October 30, 2013 |
You're Chris Brown - you got in a thing Sunday that led to a day and a half behind bars looking at a felony assault charge in D.C., then saw that reduced to a misdemeanor charge on Monday when they let you go on your own recognizance. What do you do next? Go to rehab, of course. Perhaps it's "preventative" rehab , as Charlie Sheen's attorney once put it when the Warlock was looking at an assault charge of his own back in 2010. "His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point," a representative for the singer said in a statement confirming his entry to rehab, obtained by L.A. Now on Tuesday.
October 30, 2013 |
She roared , and her fans listened. Katy Perry entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 1 on Wednesday with her third album, "Prism," which last week sold 286,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the largest one-week total for a female artist so far this year, according to Billboard's Keith Caulfield , who noted that "Prism" outsold Miley Cyrus' "Bangerz" during its first week in stores by 16,000 copies. Acts that've scored bigger debuts in 2013 include Daft Punk, Drake and Justin Timberlake, whose "The 20/20 Experience" is the year's bestselling album.
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October 30, 2013 |
UC President Janet Napolitano, tackling one of the hot button issues facing her new leadership, announced Wednesday that she will authorize $5 million in university funds to help students who entered the country illegally and do not qualify for federal financial aid. In her first major address since taking office, she also said she will boost support for graduate and postdoctoral researchers by $10 million. Napolitano has encountered some protests in her first month on the job because of what critics contend was the increase in deportations that she oversaw as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security.