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2010-01-21 14:42:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Model Kylie Bisutti, the new face of Victoria's Secret, headed to the U.S. flagship store of women's exclusive shoe and handbag brand, Carmen Steffens, in Sherman Oaks, CA to shop in support of their Haiti fund-raising efforts. In an effort to help support emergency relief efforts, Carmen Steffens pledged 50% of U.S. sales from January 13th - 20th to the American Red Cross Haitian Relief and Development Fund. "The outpouring of donations and overall...

2009-08-29 09:40:00

News Corp. Chairman James Murdoch says the publicly funded BBC threatens the survival of independent journalism in Britain. The BBC is dominant. Other organizations might rise and fall but the BBC's income is guaranteed and growing, Murdoch told the Edinburgh Television Festival. Murdoch, whose media conglomerate owns radio, television stations and newspapers throughout the world, also criticized the British government for over-regulating his industry, the BBC reported Saturday. Former BBC...

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2009-04-01 15:49:36

News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch announced on Wednesday that former AOL chief Jonathan Miller will be chairman and chief executive of the company's newly created Digital Media Group. Miller, 52, will oversee MySpace and other digital businesses at News Corp., and will serve as the company's Chief Digital Officer, according to a statement by New York-based News Corp. Miller, who served as AOL's CEO from 2002 to 2006, will be based in New York and will report directly to Murdoch, the...

2009-03-30 06:45:00

TORONTO, March 30 /PRNewswire/ - The insatiable appetite for hot young musical talent continues. Thankfully, Done With Dolls - Toronto's most-popular preteen band - is ready to storm the stage. Their self-titled debut CD is already selling well on iTunes and emusic.com. Plus, their April 1st CD launch party - sponsored by Coty Canada'sVera Wang Rock Princess and Rimmel - promises to boost sales and interest even higher. "This all-girl pop-rock group blends a lot of sugar and a little...

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2009-01-28 11:27:40

Patrick McDermott, who dated pop star Olivia Newton-John for nine years before he disappeared in 2005, is alive in Mexico, a private investigator said. A team of Texas-based private investigators hired by NBC's Dateline said they believe McDermott has been traveling along the Mexican and South American coastline since he vanished from a fishing charter off the coast of California four years ago. McDermott, who had previously worked as a gaffer on television and film sets, reportedly was...

2009-01-22 07:01:00

MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Four of Australia's most celebrated actors Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman AC and Geoffrey Rush will be immortalised on postage stamps released in Australia today. The four Academy Award winners have been named the 2009 Australia Post Australian Legends in recognition of the outstanding contribution they have made to Australian entertainment and culture. Australia Post Managing Director Graeme John said the 2009 Australia Post...

2008-10-18 15:00:13

News Corp. President Rupert Murdoch says his family's worldwide media group is not struggling despite the ongoing economic crisis in the United States. The company's chief executive officer said at a News Corp. shareholder meeting Friday that his family would not have to sell company shares to survive the current economic downturn, The Hollywood Reporter said. "We have no debt at all," the Australian-born media mogul said. "We're as well-positioned as we can be for what may well turn out...

2008-10-03 21:00:15

REDLANDS - The fall foreign film series of the Redlands Cinema Classic series continues with "Before the Rains," Oct. 14 and 16; "The Counterfeiters," Oct. 28 and 30; and "Romulus, My Father," Nov. 11 and 13 at the Krikorian Redlands Cinema 14. The series of foreign, art and specialty films is presented by the Margaret Clark Art Education Endowment Fund of the Redlands Art Association and the Krikorian Redlands Cinema 14. Tickets for each film are $10 for adults, $6 for students with...

2008-09-29 00:00:23

By Matthew Norman MEDIA DIARY If the political historians of tomorrow ever need a hint (and where would they look if not here?) as to how Gordon Brown survived so long in office, they might consider the touching friendship between Sarah Brown and Sun editor Rebekah Wade. The Sun's continuing support for Gordon is, on the face of it, against the form book and interests of a paper whose political raison d'tre is to wait until Rupert Murdoch decides who will win the next general election...

2008-09-23 12:00:30

Despite years of effort, Rupert Murdoch has made little headway in China. Beijing tightly controls its media industry and has restricted severely the ability of News Corp. (NWS) to operate in the country. No wonder Murdoch is such a big fan of Asia's other giant media market, India. Since 1993, News Corp. has invested $2 billion in India. The company has 13 India-specific channels up and running, offering news, music, movies, and other programming. The media giant's Hindi-language flagship,...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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