WASHINGTON - Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation Friday announced the planned separation of the $76-billion conglomerate into two distinct publicly traded companies, with one to be renamed 21st Century Fox and the publishing firm to retain the News Corp brand. The split has been formally approved by the Board of Directors. The Company announced appointments to the Boards of Directors of both ...
After locking lips with Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper, his "Silver Linings Playbook" co-star Jennifer Lawrence told him he is a "wet kisser". Cooper didn't take it as a compliment. "After the second take she said, 'You're a wet kisser,'" dailystar.co.uk quoted Cooper as saying. "You don't want to hear that. It was not a compliment,'" he added. The actor also denied dating Lawrence. "I could ...
Singer Tulisa Contostavlos has split from her footballer boyfriend Danny Simpson, reports thesun.co.uk. Contostavlos had been dating the Newcastle United defender for six months. But reports that emerged earlier this week indicated that their relationship had hit the rocks. According to friends of the 24-year-old singer and Simpson, 26, the duo decided to end their romance after a ...
Movie stars are no longer attracting moviegoers to theatres with steamy scenes, as film studios pour cold water on the idea that sex sells. But as the number of nude bodies appears to be dropping on cinema screens, TV producers are picking up the slack and titillating viewers in an effort to keep them on plot. A recent market report commissioned by Warner Bros identified that it is females who ...
News Corporation Board has approved the split of its company into two publicly traded entities putting a step forward in separating its entertainment businesses from the publishing division. The board announced the terms of share distribution, named the board of directors for both the firms, and a 500 million dollars stock-buypack program for the new corporation. In a report by Fox News, the ...
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As I finished watching Revenge of the Nerds, it occurred to me that I had no idea where the word nerd came from. According to The Barnhart Dictionary of Etymology, nerd is listed as originating around 1965 in hot-rod and surfing slang, although it was in oral use prior to 1955. It originally meant "a foolish or ineffectual person," and it derives from the si ... ...
Hollywood actress Amanda Bynes, who was arrested for drug possession, does not need to go to a rehabilitation centre, according to her parents. Her mother Lynn and father Rick want her to seek treatment at a psychiatric hospital instead, reports contactmusic.com. "Amanda has been clearly using drugs, yes, including marijuana, but that is just the symptom. The fact is Amanda suffers from severe ...
Hollywood actress Winona Ryder believes that a woman's choice of dressing, especially footwear, speaks volumes about her personality. "What you wear - and it always starts with your shoes - determines what kind of character you are," femalefirst.co.uk quoted Ryder as saying. "A woman who wears high heels carries herself very different to a girl who wears sneakers or sandals. It really helps ...
Singer Mariah Carey suffered a wardrobe malfunction while chatting with a TV host, but she carried on with the show despite it. During her appearance on the show, she blurted out "my dress just popped", and quickly placed her hands over her chest to cover her bosom, reports thesun.co.uk. Soon, she was helped to zip it back. She checked the label and said: "I love you, Donatella (Versace), but ...
UK singer Myleene Klass has said that sleaze is rife in show business. The 35-year-old pianist told the Mirror that in her opinion, there is not a single person in the entertainment industry who has not come across casting couch. She said that she hears stories all the time and since she's a boss now it happens less to her, but people still say sleazy things to her. Klass said that in this ...
Michael Jackson was called "the freak" by concert comeback bosses, it has been revealed. The late singer's mum Katherine heard how AEG Live's Ted Fikre mocked the star in emails, the Daily star reported. An LA court was told that another boss at the firm, which was organising his world tour, referred to the King Of Pop as "creepy". Months before Jackson's death in June 2009, the exchange ...
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Two prominent Middle East-based businessmen who hail from Kerala appear to be caught in the factional feud of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in Kerala.
The Ernakulam unit of the CPI-M has accused M.A. Yusuf Ali, owner of the Emke Group, of encroaching upon the government land for his Rs.1600-crore Lulu Shopping Mall project here that opened in March this year.
The Ernakulam district committee of CPI-M is believed to have allegiance to the party's state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan, while Ali is said to be in the good books of former chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan, who is believed to be leading the opposing faction of the party.
"All the sanctions for the shopping mall were given while the previous Left government of Achuthanandan was in power," said Kochi's Mayor Tony Chammany.
Another of Ali's major trouble relates to the 10.59 hectare of land in Kochi, around 200 km from here, on which Ali was planning to build a state-of-the-art convention centre and other facilities.
The plot was allotted to the businessman through an open bid and tender process initiated by the Cochin Port Trust. It was leased out to Ali in November 2010 for a sum of Rs.72 crore for 30 years. ...
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