Art and Entertainment

Actress Elizabeth Taylor Dies at 79

Mar 23rd, 2011 | By
Actress Elizabeth Taylor Dies at 79

Actress Elizabeth Taylor died of congestive heart failure Wednesday. She was 79. Taylor was born to American parents in London February 27, 1932. She became a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and United States. She was eventually appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. At one point she applied to renounce
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Chinese Fans Build Army of Transformers from Scrap Metal

Mar 22nd, 2011 | By
Chinese Fans Build Army of Transformers from Scrap Metal

Jiang Chen and Yang Junlin of the Wing Wah ironworks factory in China have taken Transformers fandom to a new level by creating life-sized robots out of scrap metal. After previously attracting international attention by building a 5-ton model of Megatron in tank form, which earned them the nickname “Steel Legend,” they have now expanded
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Tornado Alley Sweeps into Theaters

Mar 20th, 2011 | By
Tornado Alley Sweeps into Theaters

Storm Chasers star Sean Casey’s IMAX documentary Tornado Alley swept into theaters this weekend, providing an exhilarating 3-d surround-sound close-up of the power of tornadoes. The film uses special vehicles and cameras to allow viewers to experience the sights and sounds of what it’s like to be in the heart of one of nature’s most
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Limitless Leads Friday Box Office with $6.6 Million

Mar 19th, 2011 | By
Limitless Leads Friday Box Office with $6.6 Million

The action techno-thriller Limitless jumped out ahead at the box office Friday, pulling in an estimated $6.6 million. Newcomers Paul and The Lincoln Lawyer also performed strongly in what was otherwise a Friday dominated by holdovers. Limitless tells the story of Eddie Morra, an unemployed writer who suddenly gains financial success after taking an experimental
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Hall of Fame to Honor Terry Cashman for Talkin’ Baseball

Mar 19th, 2011 | By
Hall of Fame to Honor Terry Cashman for Talkin’ Baseball

Terry Cashman, composer of the popular sports anthem “Talkin’ Baseball,” will receive honors from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, the Hall of Fame announced Friday. The honor marks the 30th anniversary of Cashman’s song. Cashman’s tribute to baseball history has been played at stadiums around the country since 1981, when it was
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Bon Jovi Accuses Steve Jobs of Killing the Music Business

Mar 15th, 2011 | By
Bon Jovi Accuses Steve Jobs of Killing the Music Business

Rock star Jon Bon Jovi accused Apple’s Steve Jobs of killing the music business, expressing his discontent in this week’s Sunday Times Magazine. Bon Jovi complained that making music downloadable is diluting the physical aspects of the musical experience enjoyed by earlier generations. “Kids today have missed the whole experience of putting the headphones on,
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Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe Starring in Broadway Musical

Mar 15th, 2011 | By
Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe Starring in Broadway Musical

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is preparing to star in a Broadway musical revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, set to open Sunday, March 27. Potter will be starring as protagonist J. Pierrepont Finch, an ambitious window-washer trying to get ahead in a big company. Radcliffe began acting at age 10
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Battle: Los Angeles Invades Theaters Friday

Mar 12th, 2011 | By
Battle: Los Angeles Invades Theaters Friday

Alien invasion movie Battle: Los Angeles led box offices Friday, earning $13.5 million as it premiered on approximately 4,700 screens at 3,417 locations. Animated comedy Rango dropped to second place in its second weekend with $5.4 million, leading newcomer Red Riding Hood at #3 with $5 million. Science fiction thriller The Adjustment Bureau held the
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Spider-Man First Appearance Sells for $1.1 Million

Mar 12th, 2011 | By
Spider-Man First Appearance Sells for $1.1 Million

Amazing Fantasy #15, the comic book featuring the first appearance of Spider-Man, sold for $1.1 million Monday. It was the second highest price ever paid for a comic, falling short of Superman’s first appearance in Action Comics #1, which sold for $1.5 million last year. The sale of Amazing Fantasy #15, originally published in July
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The Last Lions Roaring into Theaters This Weekend

Mar 12th, 2011 | By
The Last Lions Roaring into Theaters This Weekend

The National Geographic documentary The Last Lions is playing in select theaters this weekend, following up on its limited opening last month. The documentary follows an exiled lioness named Ma di Tau (“Mother of Lions”) as she fights for the survival of her three cubs after the death of her mate and being driven away
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