February 28, 1988 |
Shawn Robbins, psychic, author and mail-order entrepreneur, has turned her big hazel eyes toward Wall Street since the stock market has become so volatile. A shaky market is good for people in her line of work, she says. "For psychics," she says, "the market is boring when it's good, but now is the chance to really shine with psychic abilities. This is a good time to go to a 'reputable psychic.' "Be careful, though. This is not the time to go to Madame Ripoff on the corner with your portfolio.
January 17, 2014 |
Among the biggest mysteries before Thursday morning's Oscar nominations announcement was just how much, if at all, the film academy would embrace "The Wolf of Wall Street. " The film has been dogged by controversy since it began screening for audiences in early December, and its brash depictions of sex, drugs, greed and lifestyle excess were thought by some to be too rough for academy voters. Those concerns were put to rest when the film was nominated for best picture, along with nods for Martin Scorsese for director, Leonardo DiCaprio for lead actor, Jonah Hill for supporting actor and Terence Winter for adapted screenplay.
May 25, 2012
Re "Facebook IPO flop drawing increased scrutiny," May 23 The best that can be said for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's continuing attack on "insider trading" is that it makes the market safer for the professional gamblers. The worst that can be said is that it deludes a public investor into believing that he or she has a chance to win. In reality, a public stock owner will always be the last to know and can only invest long after all the speculative gains have been taken by the guys who spend all day watching the computer screens and making flash trades.
January 16, 2014 |
We won't have to wait long to see what kind of final decisions Oscar voters will be making out of Thursday's Oscar nominations. This weekend brings the Screen Actors Guild and Producers Guild awards, with the Directors Guild following on Jan. 25. Those awards will give us plenty of concrete clues about where the most contentious contests -- picture, actor, supporting actress, director -- might be headed. Meanwhile, Cate Blanchett and Jared Leto can likely work on some new material for their anticipated acceptance speeches.
January 28, 2014 |
Margot Robbie, the blond bombshell that broke out as Leonardo DiCaprio's "duchess" trophy wife in "The Wolf of Wall Street," is now a brunet babe. And she probably will be a brunet the next time you see her walk the red carpet at the Oscars. "First day on set for Z! She ain't a Duchess no more," the "Pan Am" alum wrote on her WhoSay account, sharing a photo of herself with messy brunet hair tucked under a "Co-Op Seeds" trucker hat. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities The costumed look for Craig Zobe's "Z for Zachariah" is a huge departure from the Australian actress' look in "Wolf of Wall Street" and the now famous glamorous red carpet debut she made at the Golden Globes this month in a white Gucci column gown accented with emerald trim and accessories. The sci-fi flick tells the tale of a post-apocalyptic teen named Ann Burden, who survives a nuclear war in a small American town.
September 17, 2012 |
Occupy Wall Street protesters commemorated the one-year anniversary of the 99% movement Monday, marching down the streets of Manhattan's financial district wearing masks and party hats. Though some protesters were arrested, it was a muted affair in comparison with the demonstrations that took place while OWS was headquartered in New York's Zuccotti Park for several months. In a Times story by Tina Susman and Andrew Tangel about today's demonstrations , Wall Street worker Robert Nicholson is quoted as saying: "I think they're idiots.