| May 13, 2014
| 4:16 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — Lydia Ko's cell phone rang the other day, from an unknown number. The New Zealand teenager thought about letting it go to voicemail, but decided to answer.
On the other end was countryman and professional golfer Michael Campbell,...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 1:56 PM
The real estate industry is fond of saying that "all real estate is local," but I don't buy it. To wit, recent dispatches from around the world that clog my inbox and constantly remind me of how boring my own everyday life is, by comparison:
What a way...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Sigourney Weaver will return to James Cameron's trio of "Avatar" sequels as a new character.
Cameron and 20th Century Fox made the announcement Monday, noting that Weaver's Gracey Augustine character perished in 2009′s "Avatar."
"Sigourney and I...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Here’s a fare to London that may put a smile on your face -- especially in light of summer fares that are hovering at the $1,500 range.
Air New Zealand is offering a $979 round trip from LAX, including all taxes and fees. It isn't for prime summer...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 12:30 AM
SHANGHAI -- Village Roadshow Pictures Asia and Warner Bros. Pictures are to co-finance and co-produce 3-D Chinese fantasy film "Zhong Kui: Snow Girl And The Dark Crystal."
The film is now in production and is produced by Desen International Media. It...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 8:15 AM
BEIJING – Aircraft flying off the coast of Australia on Friday reported their first sightings of debris that could have come from the long-missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370.
Although satellite imagery has captured possible debris, it was the...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 9:58 AM
BEIJING -- Peter Jackson, the director of the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” film series, has lent his personal Gulfstream jet to the team searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Radio New Zealand reported....
| May 7, 2014
| 4:30 AM
PARIS - Adding to its select slate of high-profile genre features, Paris-based Films Distribution has acquired world sales rights to the comedic mystery/horror pic "Housebound."
The feature debut of Gerard Johnstone, "Housebound" played to critical...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:53 AM
The duke and duchess of Cambridge arrived in New Zealand on Monday with baby Prince George, his nanny, a hairdresser, personal assistants and security in tow. The Duchess wore a red coat by Catherine Walker with matching pillbox hat by Gina Foster as...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 11:12 AM
BEIJING - The Weinstein Company's "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II - The Green Destiny" is expected to shoot in New Zealand and China later this year.
The film is to be directed by Yuen Woo-ping, the veteran martial arts ace who was action choreographer...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:08 AM
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Aircraft from Australia, New Zealand and the United States began to search the south Indian Ocean area Thursday for possible airplane debris spotted on satellite imagery, but they did not find anything amid poor weather and...