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  • PR executive Justine Sacco fired after insensitive tweet goes global

    PR executive Justine Sacco fired after insensitive tweet goes global
    This post has been updated. See below for details. A communications executive for media mogul Barry Diller went from relative obscurity to global pariah after an insensitive tweet about AIDS and Africa went viral. Justine Sacco, a director of...
  • Nelson Mandela memorial: Flap over 'hand-flapping' interpreter

    Nelson Mandela memorial: Flap over 'hand-flapping' interpreter
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The official sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's state memorial service on Tuesday didn't even know the gestures for "South Africa" or "thank you," according to representatives of organizations for deaf people....
  • Scarlett Johansson takes heat for promoting Israeli firm SodaStream

    RAMALLAH, West Bank – Actress Scarlett Johansson is taking heat from Palestinian activists for becoming a brand ambassador for SodaStream International Ltd., an Israeli company that operates a factory in the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim....
  • Stocks fall to close out bad month

    The stock market closed out its worst month in more than a year and a half as turmoil in the developing world sparked a broad decline in U.S. share prices. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped nearly 150 points to end January with a 5.3% drop, its...
  • 'Of Good Report' overcomes a shaky start

    'Of Good Report' overcomes a shaky start
    Are you Parker Sithole? The question served as the original title for "Of Good Report," which screens Thursday as the opening night film of the 22nd Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. Set in the South African countryside, the film follows a...
  • Neil Bagg, Longtime Talent Agent at Don Buchwald, Dies at 54

    Longtime talent agent Neil Bagg died Monday, February 3, at his home in Los Angeles. He had been diagnosed with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, in 2012. He was 54. Bagg began his career as a talent agent in the William Morris Agency training...
  • 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' review: A tragedy not of injustice, but of storytelling

    'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' review: A tragedy not of injustice, but of storytelling
    *1/2 (out of four) Is the subtitle in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" really necessary? No one (I hope) is going to see the name "Mandela" in a movie title and expect to see, "Mandela: Five-Time Bowling Champion." Unfortunately, those who do endure...
  • Commentary: My eye-opening opportunity to operate on Mandela

    How, you may ask, did I end up washing my hands in President Nelson Mandela's bathroom in Groote Schuur, the opulent mansion built by DeBeers founder Cecil Rhodes and now used as the official residence of South African presidents? I wish I could say it...
  • When Nelson Mandela visited Los Angeles

    When Nelson Mandela visited Los Angeles
    Twenty-three years ago, for barely 24 hours, Nelson Mandela visited Los Angeles. It was 1990, and he had been a free man for only a handful of months, but he had been a symbol for years -- of endurance, of the black-and-white apartheid battle in South...
  • Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band to play Virginia Beach in April

    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band to play Virginia Beach in April
    It's starting to look like a huge summer for Farm Bureau Live amphitheater in Virginia Beach. In addition to previously unveiled shows by Elton John, Jimmy Buffett and Dave Matthews, promoters announced Monday that  Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band...
  • Oscar Pistorius to face gun charges unrelated to murder case

    Oscar Pistorius to face gun charges unrelated to murder case
    South African runner Oscar Pistorius was indicted Wednesday on two new charges that are believed to allege he fired guns in public during separate incidents that occurred before he killed his girlfriend in his apartment in February. Already indicted...