November 23, 1992 |
Just in time to fill the Christmas stocking comes "Evander Holyfield's 'Real Deal Boxing' " from Sega of America. The video game for the Sega Genesis system hit the stores in August, and is being promoted by toy stores as a Christmas gift. Only problem is Holyfield lost boxing's heavyweight championship a little more than a week ago to Riddick Bowe. Now, Holyfield is even talking about retirement. This isn't the first ill-timed boxing game released by Sega.
June 4, 1990 |
Some weeks ago, self-proclaimed financier John Di Stefano of Beverly Hills landed in faraway Auckland, New Zealand, and told reporters he had $50 million or so to invest in local businesses. To make his point, Di Stefano quickly cut deals to buy a shopping mall and a pair of motels. A dazzled New Zealand Herald told how the newcomer's Interpart Mergers & Acquisitions USA planned to build multiplex cinemas in Auckland and went on to quote his optimistic wisdom.
May 22, 2005 |
A British tabloid Saturday published more surreptitious photographs of Saddam Hussein in U.S. custody, a day after it ran a front-page picture of the former Iraqi leader in his underwear. The Red Cross, which is responsible for monitoring prisoners of war and detainees, said the photos violated Hussein's right to privacy. The U.S. military has condemned the publication and ordered an investigation of how the pictures had been leaked.
May 30, 1994 |
A recent poll by the Times Mirror Center for the People & the Press found that only 50% of Americans correctly named Boris Yeltsin as Russia's president. That was better than the 13% who knew that Boutros Boutros-Ghali is the United Nations secretary general and the 40% who knew that the Palestinians are the people with whom Israel reached a peace accord. So who are Americans familiar with?
July 16, 1993 |
It's no secret that gossip is endemic to the entertainment business. Without it, many conversations would consist of "Nice to meet you" and "Goodby." But even hardened rumormongers have been awed by the amount of babble that has burbled up around Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and United Artists this week. Close to a dozen possible buyers and managers have been linked to the studios, which are said to be on the brink of being sold or restructured.