'Mockingjay, Part 1' opens with $123 million lunedý, 24 Novembre 2014 - 01:29 AM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media "Mockingjay, Part 1" didn't catch fire like the previous installments of "The Hunger Games," but it still had the biggest opening of the year with $123 million at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. Lionsgate's "Mockingjay" opened well below the $158 million debut of last year's "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and the $153 million opening of the 2012 original.
#Snovember storm death toll hits 12; flood threat looms sabato, 22 Novembre 2014 - 06:54 AM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media Annabella Hopkins peeks over a snowbank piled high at this intersection in Cheektowaga, N.Y., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. The corner of Borden Rd. and Woodside has been a staging ground for National News media outlets filing reports on storms that have dumped more than 5 feet of snow on western New York.
US stocks jump after surprise rate cut from China sabato, 22 Novembre 2014 - 02:38 AM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media U.S. stocks rose in midday trading Friday, on pace to extend their record highs from a day earlier. News of an interest rate cut in China and the possibility that Europe's central bank will do more to stimulate economic growth drove the rally.
$139M Settlement in Sex Abuse Case venerdý, 21 Novembre 2014 - 06:23 PM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media A settlement in the long-fought Miramonte sex abuse civil case has officially been accepted by both sides, with Los Angeles Unified School District paying a record $139 million to more than 70 victims of sexual abuse. Each child will receive about $1.7 million, according to counsel for the plaintiffs.
Matt Czuchry says 'Good Wife' arc is at right time venerdý, 21 Novembre 2014 - 02:09 PM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media "My mom commented," said Matt Czuchry, one of the stars of CBS' "The Good Wife" , when his character was arrested on drug charges. Czuchry said his mother noticed that he was bent over and seemed lower "because of the weight of what was going on."
Alison Krauss to perform at Emmylou Harris tribute venerdý, 21 Novembre 2014 - 09:03 AM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media "The Life & Songs of Emmylou Harris: An All-Star Concert Celebration" will take place Jan. 10 at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Krauss and Conor Oberst are the latest acts added to the top-billing lineup, which includes Kris Kristofferson, Joan Baez, Sheryl Crow, Lucinda Williams and Mavis Staples. Other performers include Mary Chapin Carpenter, Martina McBride, John Hiatt, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Rodney Crowell and others.
Woman raising grandkids gets prison over pot sales venerdý, 21 Novembre 2014 - 02:53 AM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman who said she sold marijuana to help raise several grandchildren after her daughter died has been sentenced to 15 to 30 months in state prison. The Valley News Dispatch reports Candace Kelly was also ordered Thursday to forfeit $393,000 that state police seized as drug proceeds when they raided her Buffalo Township home last fall.
Casinos push back on Massachusetts gambling... giovedý, 20 Novembre 2014 - 10:49 PM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media In a rarely used strategy to address gambling addiction, Massachusetts regulators may require casinos to reward their customers for voluntarily setting limits on how much time and money they spend at slot machines. But the state's recently licensed casino companies - Wynn Resorts, MGM Resorts International and Penn National Gaming - have voiced strong concerns over the proposal, suggesting such programs have not proved effective elsewhere.
ABC, CBS, NBC won't carry Obamavisit|article-5906599|mobile_home_category_body-6985|4 giovedý, 20 Novembre 2014 - 06:39 PM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media The White House is seen as dusk falls in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, hours before President Barack Obama is expected to announce steps he will take to shield up to 5 million immigrants illegally in the US from deportation. NEW YORK - ABC, CBS and NBC decided against covering President Barack Obama's speech on immigration live on Thursday, although the Spanish-language Univision network is delaying its telecast of the Latin Grammy Awards to show the address.
Donald Sutherland compares Jennifer Lawrence to Jesus giovedý, 20 Novembre 2014 - 02:33 PM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media The actor, who plays President Snow, spoke with E! News Monday night at the Los Angeles premiere of the franchise's latest installment, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part I." He said Lawrence's acting chops "hit you in your heart, your solar plexus and your mind." "When I worked with her, I realized the child was a genius," said the 79-year-old.
LL Cool J, Chaka Khan help honor Quincy Jones giovedý, 20 Novembre 2014 - 12:28 PM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media Though Quincy Jones and LL Cool J never collaborated musically, the rapper-actor says Jones has played a major role in his life. "You just really taught me to be a man," LL Cool J said Wednesday in a heartfelt introduction of his mentor and friend at Ebony magazine's annual Power 100 gala, where Jones was the guest of honor.
GM hit with $3 billion lawsuit over recalls giovedý, 20 Novembre 2014 - 10:23 AM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media General Motors has been slugged with a $3 billion lawsuit by the state of Arizona in response to a record number of vehicle recalls linked to safety defects. The court filing alleges the automaker intentionally misled consumers and that some of its leaders were complicit in the alleged misdeeds, according to a report in the New York Times.
Number of suicides reduced on Metro, Metrolink train tracks since 2012 giovedý, 20 Novembre 2014 - 08:14 AM - 3 Months, 1 ago - top stories - Topix Media R.T. McCarthy, Metrolink Director of Operations, speaks at an anti-suicide event at Union Station. Metro and Metrolink officials held a press conference highlighting a suicide prevention campaign, encouraging people who feel sadness or depression during the holiday period with a message of "reach out, there is help", Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Union Station.
Stephen Colbert to host Kennedy Center Honors mercoledý, 19 Novembre 2014 - 11:54 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts says Stephen Colbert will host this year's Kennedy Center Honors, bringing a new touch to the annual awards show. The center announced Wednesday that Colbert will host the program on Dec. 7. It will be broadcast Dec. 30 on CBS.