April 11, 2014 |
Coldplay rocker Chris Martin didn't have his wedding ring on at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Awards on Thursday night, but that might be the only sign that his "conscious uncoupling" from Gwyneth Paltrow is really a breakup. After sealing their split oddly with a family vacation to the Bahamas, the two have since ventured out together looking "lovey-dovey," according to a People source. Martin and Paltrow reportedly held hands, laughed and joked while attending Robert Downey Jr.'s birthday party with their children, Apple and Moses, on Sunday. Partygoers were surprised by the affectionate display to the point that the source said it wouldn't be a surprise "if a report came out in a couple of weeks that they are back together.
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March 13, 2014 |
Larry Scott wasn't exactly a 98-pound weakling - he weighed in at 120 - but his life changed forever after he ran across a stack of bodybuilding magazines in an Idaho city dump. The scrawny 16-year-old started working out in private, doing lifts with a tractor axle. Within 10 years, he was Mr. Idaho, Mr. California, Mr. Pacific Coast, Mr. America and Mr. Universe. In 1965, he became the world's first Mr. Olympia, a title designed by promoter and publisher Joe Weider as bodybuilding's indisputably supreme honor.
February 17, 2014 |
In a show of misdirection worthy of a conjurer, though not a very good conjurer, Harvard economics professor N. Gregory Mankiw has again tried to depict the 1% as exceptional individuals making unique contributions to the economy or culture, rather than as mediocre CEOs and derivatives traders contributing precious little to society. His message is: Who could begrudge such people their just deserts?* But he's stacking the deck. An earlier attempt by Mankiw to prettify income inequality came under attack, as we reported here , but he has only redoubled his campaign.
January 14, 2014
"Gravity," "Pacific Rim," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" were among the nominees announced Tuesday morning for the Visual Effects Society's 12th VES Awards honoring visual effects artistry in film, animation, television, commercials and video games. Nominated for outstanding visual effects in a visual effects-driven feature motion picture are "Gravity," "Iron Man 3," "Pacific Rim," "Star Trek Into Darkness" and "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
January 10, 2014 |
It's official. Jennifer Lawrence's "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" became the highest grossing movie released in 2013 in the U.S. and Canada, hitting an estimated cumulative total of more than $409 million in domestic ticket sales, distributor Lionsgate said on Thursday. By adding about $493,000 to its domestic take Wednesday night, the dystopian action movie overtook the year's hitherto No. 1 release, Disney's 3-D superhero adventure "Iron Man...
December 30, 2013 |
Some critics are calling 2013 the best movie year in a decade. And although critical darlings don't always produce profits, it will also be the highest-grossing year on record - barely. After a shaky spring and a summer of high-profile hits and misses, the box office is projected to reach $10.9 billion this year, up slightly from last year's record of $10.8 billion. That's partly the result of a fourth-quarter surge of awards contenders that are also popular with moviegoers, among them the space saga "Gravity," the antebellum drama "12 Years a Slave" and the disco-era romp "American Hustle.