July 25, 2013 |
Parents, get ready for more nautical nonsense. Viacom Inc.'s Nickelodeon has made a deal with Activision Blizzard Inc.'s publishing arm to develop and publish video games based on the network's cartoon "SpongeBob SquarePants. " Santa Monica-based Activision Publishing Inc. has signed on as the master video game licensee for the kids' show featuring the porous character, Nickelodeon said Thursday. SpongeBob games had previously been made by THQ, which filed for bankruptcy last year. Earlier this year, Activision and Nickelodeon reached an agreement to make games based on the network's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" animated show, which THQ also used to work on. Nickelodeon and Activision announced a new "Ninja Turtles" game last week. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll The first game to surface from the expanded, multi-year deal will be called "SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge," and will be released in October, the companies said. That game will be available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii and Wii U and the Nintendo DS and 3DS handheld devices. ALSO: Univision confirms split with radio host Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo Audiam helps artists get paid from plays of their songs on YouTube Tired of blockbusters: Moviegoers want Adam Sandler, not 'Pacific Rim' Follow on Twitter: @rfaughnder email@example.com MORE...
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July 23, 2013 |
Before actress Amanda Bynes was detained by Ventura County sheriff's deputies Monday and hospitalized for an involuntary mental health evaluation, she had accidentally set her pants on fire, witnesses and officials said Tuesday. Bynes reportedly ignited a pant leg while setting a small fire with a gas can in the driveway of a Thousand Oaks home, according to reports. A witness who called 911 reported seeing Bynes with a small gas can and was concerned it could explode. PHOTOS: Celebrity mug shots Andrew Liverpool told reporters he saw "this girl lying down here with her left pant leg on fire and there is this gas can right here and it is trailing fire.
June 11, 2013 |
Christine Day, chief executive officer of fitness-wear purveyor Lululemon, is stepping down, it was announced on Monday. Day led the company through a period of explosive growth. But it isn't clear if her departure has anything to do with the firm's costly recall earlier this year of too-sheer yoga pants. [WWD] (Subscription required.) Jason Wu, who designed both of Michelle Obama's inauguration gowns, has been named artistic director for women's wear at Hugo Boss. He'll keep his eponymous label too. [Telegraph]
June 10, 2013 |
Is Don Draper the worst dad ever? Or at least the worst dad on “Mad Men”? Let us consider the evidence: In Sunday's episode, “Favors,” Sally Draper catches her father “comforting” his on-again mistress, Sylvia Rosen. This latest trauma arrives just a few weeks after Sally's harrowing encounter with Grandma Ida, which, lest we forget, was made possible by Don. And that's just this season. Other examples of Don's lousy parenting abound . Already woefully neglectful, Don appears to have been rendered completely useless by his infatuation with Sylvia -- ironic, given how she is continually portrayed as a kind of mother figure.
June 10, 2013 |
Lululemon Athletica Inc.'s black yoga pants may have made a comeback after being recalled for being too sheer, but the same can't be said for the company's chief executive, Christine Day. Five and a half years after taking over the helm at the Vancouver, Canada, yoga wear brand, Day will step down once a replacement is found, Lululemon said in a statement Monday. Board members formed a search committee to find Day's successor but decided to announce her departure to ensure “a healthy transition period,” the company said.
June 1, 2013 |
Would-be pickpockets will have to be extra crafty to lift a wallet from a new line of travel clothing designed with security in mind. The unisex Pick-Pocket Proof Adventure Pants from Clothing Arts have multiple-layered pockets, the most fortified of which are dual internal front pockets concealed under zippered pockets, which are in turn protected by button flaps. There's also a hidden passport pocket inside a back cargo pocket. Cargo pockets expand to accommodate guidebooks, or can be snapped closer to the body for a trimmer look.