October 15, 2013 |
Halfway through Season 23 of “Dancing With the Stars” and we've got our first shocker. After a feel-good night of dances commemorating the remaining couples' most memorable Years, it seemed especially harsh to send a couple home. Even worse was the actual couple the glitterverse sent packing: Christina Milian and Mark Ballas. This landed like a big "Forget You" to the high-scoring couple. Not only did this elimination come right after Christina had her best, most memorable dance, but it came after she scored the season's first 10. This also happened to be the night Paris Hilton came out in support of her multi-hyphenate friend.
October 13, 2013 |
The federal government shutdown has lasted nearly two weeks, but the Washington blame game is still open for business. Hundreds of demonstrators pushed past barricades at the sealed-off World War II Memorial Sunday as part of a " Million Vet March " to protest the closing of war memorials, a demonstration that extended to the White House. In a shutdown that has touched hundreds of thousands of federal workers, working parents, young students and home buyers, the closing of national monuments has proved to be a particular point of grievance for conservatives in the battle to leverage political blame for the impasse.
September 27, 2013 |
Jimmy Kimmel, I feel your pain -- and your gain. In 2010, I found myself engulfed in a “rap feud” with Kanye West much like the one in which Kimmel, the L.A.-based talk show host, found himself Thursday, with the erstwhile Louis Vuitton don going on a gonzo Twitter offensive against me and the media universe craning in to gawk and skewer the commotion. In Kimmel's case, West became enraged courtesy of the “ Kid Re-Kreation ” video he commissioned to lampoon a recent, typically magniloquent interview that Yeezus gave the BBC (in which he refers to himself as “a god” and muses at high volume and great length about leather jogging pants)
July 16, 2013 |
It's one debate with two faces: Sporadic demonstrations over George Zimmerman's acquittal continued all over the country Tuesday, but two states, on opposite ends of the U.S., have made themselves the focus of the protests, and they've done so by taking divergent paths. In Florida, it's high-wattage activism. Orlando has arguably become the nation's capital of racial discussion and new political pressure, with an NAACP convention bringing big names to discuss the aftermath of Trayvon Martin's death and the prospect of formal political action.
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July 16, 2013 |
Disney's "Oz the Great and Powerful" returned to the top of the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart in its fourth week in release. Buzz around Universal's "Despicable Me 2" continued to boost sales of the original, which took the No. 2 spot. "The Call," which stars Halle Berry as a 911-operator-turned-hero , was the top rental. Here are the top titles for the week that ended July 7, according to Rentrak. PHOTOS: Summer Sneaks 2013 Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray sales 1. “Oz the Great and Powerful” (Disney)
July 3, 2013 |
Harvey Weinstein loves a good fight -- especially if it helps him promote one of his company's movies. So when the MPAA's title registration bureau decided this week that the Weinstein Co. couldn't use the title "The Butler" on Lee Daniels' upcoming biopic about the life of a longtime White House butler because it's also the title of a 1916 short film owned by Warner Bros., Weinstein immediately went into outrage mode. Today, he announced the hiring of prominent attorney David Boies, who represented Al Gore in the 2000 recount fight and gay marriage advocates in the recent Supreme Court challenge to California's same-sex marriage ban, as well as filmmaker Michael Moore when he ran afoul of the Treasury Department after visiting Cuba for the Weinstein Co. film "Sicko.