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October 3, 2012 |
In his new book, "Total Recall," former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger explains why he didn't want to talk to the media when it was discovered that he had fathered a child with the family housekeeper. "I wanted to protect my family's privacy," Schwarzenegger writes, "which remains a priority of mine today. " That being the case, a question comes to mind. If Schwarzenegger wants to protect his family's privacy, what was he doing on "60 Minutes" Sunday night, talking about that affair and admitting to a number of others?
April 1, 2010
Where you've seen her Janet Jackson is best known as a platinum-selling recording artist, though she began her acting career as a 9-year-old on her family's variety show "The Jacksons." She later appeared on the sitcoms "Good Times," "Diff'rent Strokes" and "Fame." Her feature film debut was in "Poetic Justice" opposite Tupac Shakur. She has since appeared in "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps" and "Why Did I Get Married?" -- Amy Kaufman
August 20, 2009 |
Ten years ago, when Quentin Tarantino first sat down to write his own WWII extravaganza, "Inglourious Basterds," a film he referred to as his "men on a mission" saga, he needed to come up with two story staples: a cool group of renegades and a mission. For his rough-edged warriors, he quickly settled on Jewish soldiers -- not the most obvious choice, given the legacy of Jerry Seinfeld and Woody Allen -- and for his mission, nothing less than revising history in his update of such war film staples as "The Dirty Dozen" and "The Guns of Navarone," "Where Eagles Dare" and "The Great Escape."
February 20, 2008 |
TODAY'S Elizabethan history lesson: learning the pavane, a 16th century processional dance involving mincing steps and courtly bows, harpsichord accompaniment optional. The men rehearsing the dance have the moves down but probably look a little different from dancers in the court of Queen Elizabeth I. Maybe it's the heavy work boots and white T-shirts. Perhaps it's the muscular arms "tatted up," to use the performers' favored expression, daintily extended as the two lines of partners join hands.
February 7, 2008 |
The woes in the U.S. financial sector are "poetic justice" for bankers who designed and sold complex investments that have since gone sour, billionaire investor Warren E. Buffett said Wednesday. The head of the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. group of companies also played down worries about a credit crunch by saying that recent interest rate cuts mean that low-cost funds are readily available. But Buffett warned that the U.S. dollar would continue to slide unless the country could rein in its yawning trade deficit -- the "biggest factor" behind the decline.
May 26, 2006 |
The electricity crisis left a trail of casualties across California. Gov. Gray Davis lost his job. Pacific Gas & Electric Co., the state's largest electricity utility, filed for bankruptcy protection. Millions of residents and businesses wound up paying billions more for electricity, and many blamed Enron Corp. From San Diego to Sacramento, Californians exulted Thursday over the convictions of Enron chieftains Kenneth L. Lay and Jeffrey K. Skilling.