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  • Movie, TV business decamping from Hollywood

    Movie, TV business decamping from Hollywood
    How much longer can Hollywood claim to be the movie capital of the world? Can the California legislature reverse the slide of film production away from Los Angeles simply by enhancing tax credits for the movie and TV industry or, one day, will the...
  • Berlin - Studiocanal Powers Up Sales on 'Man Up,' 'Untitled,' 'Paddington' (EXCLUSIVE)

    PARIS - Bucking Berlin's market downturn, Euro film/TV group Studiocanal is closing a weighty deal on its market debut "Man Up" and has sold much of the world on its major auteur crossover offering at Berlin, "Untitled Stephen Frears Project." After...
  • Cheetah Tail Could Prevent Car Rollovers, Seriously

     
    Along with anthropomorphic accessories like eyelashes and mustaches, it's not uncommon to see cars dressed up with plush jungle-cat tails affixed to their rear end, especially in a college town where the dominant sports mascot is, say, a tiger....
  • Rabbit in Mandela statue's ear has to go, South African officials say

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- When Nelson Mandela's sculpture was unveiled at the seat of government in Pretoria after his burial last month, no one noticed one small detail: a bronze rabbit nestled in his right ear. The Department of Arts and Culture...
  • Rare, hefty blue diamond found in South Africa; check out these gems

    A big blue diamond has been found at a South African mine known for churning out famous diamonds, and the stone could be worth tens of millions of dollars. The diamond, extracted from the Cullinan mine near Pretoria, is 29.6 carats. Larger blue...
  • St. Lucia builds on jingle-writing lessons

    St. Lucia builds on jingle-writing lessons
    Jean-Philip Grobler spent years churning out commercial jingles to pay the bills while working on the music that really inspired him. Now Grobler's band, St. Lucia, is drawing acclaim for the lustrous synth-pop on its recent debut album, "When the...
  • Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial to Get Its Own TV Channel

    A 24-hour television channel dedicated to round-the-clock coverage of Oscar Pistorius' murder trial will be launched in March, the South African cable provider MultiChoice announced Wednesday. The network will go on air just one day before the double-...
  • Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam amid flap over SodaStream ad

    JERUSALEM — It's a rare thing when a Hollywood actress and a kitchen appliance spark a debate about policies in the Middle East. But that's what happened after Scarlett Johansson filmed a Super Bowl advertisement for a company that employs...
  • 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...