Anna Kendrick has book of essays coming out in 2016 venerdý, 17 Aprile 2015 - 02:36 AM - 4 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media In this Feb. 11, 2015 file photo, actress Anna Kendrick arrives at the LA Premiere of "The Last Five Years" in Los Angeles. Kendrick has a deal for a collection of autobiographical essays, Touchstone announced Thursday, April 16. The publisher, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, said that the book is currently untitled and is scheduled for Fall 2016.
Bernanke to join hedge fund Citadel as adviser - NYT giovedý, 16 Aprile 2015 - 10:27 PM - 4 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, will become a senior adviser to hedge fund Citadel Investment Group, the New York Times reported. Bernanke, who handed the reins of the U.S. central bank to Janet Yellen last year, will offer his analysis of global economic and financial issues to Citadel's investment committees and also meet with the hedge fund's investors around the globe, the newspaper said.
Sony Blasts Wikileaks Release of Hacked Documents giovedý, 16 Aprile 2015 - 06:07 PM - 4 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media Sony Corp's Sony Pictures Entertainment objected to the online release by WikiLeaks on Thursday of a searchable database of more than 30,000 documents that were obtained by hackers in a massive cyber attack last year. "The cyber-attack on Sony Pictures was a malicious criminal act, and we strongly condemn the indexing of stolen employee and other private and privileged information on WikiLeaks," the company said in a statement.
How did Jimmy Fallona s a Lip Sync Battlea escape from NBC Universal? giovedý, 16 Aprile 2015 - 06:07 PM - 4 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media In this image released by Spike TV, Jimmy Fallon appears on the celebrity competition series, "Lip Sync Battle." When Jimmy Fallon sought to turn the popular lip sync competition feature from the "Tonight" show into a television series, NBC turned down one of its biggest stars _ a decision that at least initially seems like an embarrassing mistake.
NBC and its networks miss out on Fallon hit giovedý, 16 Aprile 2015 - 06:07 PM - 4 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media Fallon and his production partners instead brought "Lip Sync Battle" to corporate competitors at the Viacom-owned Spike TV, where it instantly became a hit. A clip of actress Anne Hathaway swinging on a giant wrecking ball to emulate Miley Cyrus has been watched online more than 10 million times since it first aired last week.
Mayor seeks $51,000 raise after cutting predecessor's salary giovedý, 16 Aprile 2015 - 01:03 PM - 4 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media The new mayor of one New Jersey city wants to boost his salary to $72,000 after cutting his predecessor's to $21,000 when he served on the City Council. Steinman tells the Home News Tribune he deserves the $51,000 raise because he intends to be a full-time mayor once he resigns from his $45,000-a-year job as business administrator in Bound Brook.
Justin Bieber throws fit on behalf of Kendall Jenner giovedý, 16 Aprile 2015 - 06:39 AM - 4 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media Apparently, you can't do whatever you want when you're Kendall Jenner -- or when you have a pal like Justin Bieber to throw a fit on your behalf. The 19-year-old model and Biebs, who is said to be just like a brother to her, were with a large group trying to gain entry at the Neon Carnival party at the Coachella music festival on Saturday night, E! News reported.
After musical, movie, here comes 'Mamma Mia!' the restaurant mercoledý, 15 Aprile 2015 - 01:52 PM - 4 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media Former ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus poses in Stockholm Wednesday April 15, 2015, with a model of his next project - an ABBA-themed entertainment venue in Stockholm, inspired by the Greek taverna in the movie and musical Mamma Mia. The venue, planned to open in January 2016, will be part restaurant, part stage show and part role play with the guests as the stars.
Long-time Angie's List CEO Oesterle plans to step down mercoledý, 15 Aprile 2015 - 01:52 PM - 4 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media Long-time Angie's List CEO William S. Oesterle will step down to pursue other interests, including becoming more civically involved in the consumer review site's home state of Indiana, the company announced Wednesday. Oesterle will remain CEO until his successor is selected and plans to serve out the remainder of his term on the company's board.
Oscar-winning composer Alexandre Desplat to get BMI honor mercoledý, 15 Aprile 2015 - 01:52 PM - 4 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media In a Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 file photo, Alexandre Desplat accepts the award for original score in a feature film for "The Grand Budapest Hotel" at the Oscars, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Broadcast Music, Inc. announced Wednesday, April 15, 2015, that the French composer will be honored at its 2015 Film & Television Awards on May 13. Desplat won the Academy Award for best original score for "The Grand Budapest Hotel" in February.
Another news victory for ABC over NBC mercoledý, 15 Aprile 2015 - 12:06 AM - 4 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media NBC's "Nightly News" has lost to ABC in the ratings for the second straight week and only the second time since 2009, increasing pressure on the network to decide whether suspended anchor Brian Williams will return. The Nielsen company said ABC's "World News Tonight" averaged 8.3 million viewers last week to NBC's 8 million.
Nielsen's top programs for April 6-12 mercoledý, 15 Aprile 2015 - 12:06 AM - 4 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; NBC is owned by NBC Universal. FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Crocs plastic shoes left tread marks that helped link a 22-year-old Fairbanks man to downtown burglaries, authorities said.
Soundgarden's Chris Cornell: Studio owner has no right to 'Temple of the Dog' master tapes mercoledý, 15 Aprile 2015 - 12:06 AM - 4 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media Singer Chris Cornell said Tuesday the co-founder of a famed Seattle recording studio has no legitimate claim to own the master tapes of a defining album of the grunge era - "Temple of the Dog," which Cornell recorded with Eddie Vedder and other members of Pearl Jam in 1990. A&M records sued Raj Parashar, who founded London Bridge Studios with his brother, in March, demanding that Parashar turn over the master tapes.
Tribeca Preview: What to look for at this year's festival martedý, 14 Aprile 2015 - 04:45 PM - 4 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media Some 100 feature films, 67 of them world premieres, will make up the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival, which kicks off Wednesday. The films, though, will only be part of the story at the festival, which takes after the eclectic frenzy of its city, New York.
Google Fiber Pushes Time Warner To Boost Web Speeds martedý, 14 Aprile 2015 - 08:20 AM - 4 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media Three months ago, Dennis Kish, the Vice President of Google Fiber, announced that Google was planning to bring its superfast fiber optic network to 18 new cities in four major metro areas: Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, and Raleigh-Durham. "Just last week during the State of the Union, the President called for faster networks so that innovators and entrepreneurs can build the next big idea," Kish said at the time.
Man Beaten by Deputies Feared Death martedý, 14 Aprile 2015 - 01:02 AM - 4 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media Francis Jared Pusok, 30, of Apple Valley, said "I thought I was being beaten to death" when he was assaulted by San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies Thursday in an incident caught on video. Gadi Schwartz sits down with him for NBC4 News on April 13, 2015.
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