October 24, 2013 |
If you were one of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" fans left scratching your head after Charlie Hunnam was first cast as Christian Grey, you were probably even more perplexed when it was announced Jamie Dornan would take over the role. On Wednesday evening, Variety reported that Dornan, 31, would fill in for Hunnam, who abruptly dropped off the highly anticipated project Oct. 12. While Hunnam was by no means a major movie star, he was known to many for his role on FX's popular series "Sons of Anarchy.
October 24, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before World Series ratings come in. The Skinny: I didn't catch the whole Red Sox victory, but got to the gym just in time to see the Cardinals' Carlos Beltran rob David Ortiz of a grand slam. Thursday's stories include a big carriage get for Al Jazeera America, YouTube's streaming music dreams and the end of Conde Nast's internship program. Daily Dose: Guess I'll finally be able to see what "Fault Lines" is all about. Time Warner Cable and Al Jazeera America finally have a carriage agreement, bringing AJA into markets including Los Angeles, New York and Dallas over the next six months.
October 23, 2013 |
A long film résumé is not a requirement to play the part of Christian Grey in "Fifty Shades of Grey," but a scruffy blond beard might be. The Irish-born actor Jamie Dornan, like departed star Charlie Hunnam the owner of that aforementioned hirsute flourish, has been cast as the male lead in the adaptation of E.L. James' bestseller. Variety first reported the news Wednesday evening. Dornan, 31, has some screen credits to his name, most notably as Sheriff Graham Humbert in the prime-time ABC fairy-tale series "Once Upon a Time.
October 21, 2013 |
JPMorgan Chase, one of our nation's ethically-challenged financial institutions, is facing another big fine. That means that once again you'll be hearing the right wing's go-to defense of the bank: President Obama's out to get JPMorgan Chairman Jamie Dimon. The leading purveyor of this line is the Wall Street Journal editorial page, which wrote last month that Dimon is "the Obama Administration's favorite Wall Street target" because he "keeps deviating from the Obama script. " The claim is that Dimon ticked off the White House by objecting to Dodd-Frank financial reforms, grousing about Obama's "anti-business rhetoric," and even hinting that "he preferred a change in the White House.
October 20, 2013 |
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- The perfect storm was shaping up as the lead pack shuffled into the last lap Sunday at Talladega. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was second, his front bumper on top of leader Jamie McMurray. Earnhardt started to make a move on McMurray, but then looked in his rear-view mirror and saw the pack slowing down. It was only a two-car dustup between Austin Dillon and Casey Mears, but for Earnhardt it was game over. McMurray won under caution on the final lap and the frustration of Earnhardt and his fans will spill over for at least another week.
October 17, 2013 |
The other day we examined a claim by the New York Times that Jamie Dimon, the chairman and chief executive of the serial lawbreaking bank company JPMorgan Chase, was supported in his job by "the people who matter" -- defined as " investors, analysts, board members and, yes, even regulators. " "None of them want him fired," asserted the writer, Andrew Ross Sorkin. Now, via Bloomberg, we find this isn't true . One important bank regulator not only wanted Dimon fired but made it happen.