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2009-07-07 09:31:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Per member administrative costs grew by 11.5% in 2008, compared with 4.9% in 2007. Adjusting for the shift in product mix towards Medicare Advantage, administrative expense growth increased by 6.2% in 2008 from 3.1% in 2007. By contrast, administrative expenses were 8.3% of premium equivalents in 2008 compared with 9.4% in 2007. Plans reported total administrative expenses of $30.37 per member per month. All cited values exclude investment and...

2009-04-28 11:25:00

NEW YORK, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gameloft(R), a leading publisher and developer of digitally distributed video games, announced today a worldwide licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution to develop, publish and distribute the mobile game for the highly anticipated Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' film Sherlock Holmes directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Robert Downey, Jr. The game is scheduled for release prior to the U.S. theatrical...

2008-10-02 15:00:37

British actor Jude Law has signed on to play Dr. John Watson in the upcoming movie "Sherlock Holmes," director Guy Ritchie said at a London news conference. Robert Downey Jr. is to play the titular sleuth in the film, which also is to co-star Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong and Kelly Reilly and which is to open in theaters next October. Law is best known for his roles in "The Talented Mr. Ripley,""Alfie" and "Cold Mountain." Ritchie's credits include "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking...

2008-09-19 15:00:33

British actor Jude Law is in talks to play Watson in Guy Ritchie's upcoming film "Sherlock Holmes," starring Robert Downey Jr. as the titular sleuth. Law is best known for his roles in "The Talented Mr. Ripley,""Cold Mountain" and "Alfie." Variety.com said he is close to making a deal to play Watson, Holmes's sidekick, in Ritchie's film, which is set to begin production in London early next month.

2008-08-29 00:00:27

With the magical Slava's Snowshow, dubbed by Simon Callow 'the most beautiful thing I have ever seen in a theatre in my life', and the spectacular pantomime Cinderella, there's little room left for plays in the main house. But these are of more than passing interest. They start off on September 8 with Peter Nichols' comedy Born In The Gardens, starring Stephanie Cole, about which more next week. From September 20 regular favourites Frantic Assembly abandon their customary venue, the Drum,...

2008-08-18 18:00:00

By KEVIN CORE LIVERPOOL is being lined up as a location for a major new blockbuster by film director Guy Ritchie. The Snatch and Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels director, who is married to Madonna, has been spotted in the city this week checking out areas for a big screen version of Sherlock Holmes. So far, he has been scouring locations that could double as Victorian London for the Warner Bros movie, scheduled for release in 2010. The locations he has been especially interested...

2008-07-11 18:00:23

Christie Brinkley's lurid divorce trial came to an abrupt end Thursday when lawyers for the former supermodel and her fourth husband reached an out-of-court settlement that gives her custody of their two children. Brinkley will give her estranged husband, architect Peter Cook , $2.1 million but will keep 18 properties in the Hamptons. Cook also will get time with the children. "It's to me a very bittersweet moment because it really is the death of a marriage," Brinkley, 54, said after the...

2008-07-10 21:00:20

LOS ANGELES - Robert Downey Jr. is trading Iron Man's metal suit for Sherlock Holmes' deerstalker hat. Downey is following his action blockbuster "Iron Man" with the title role in "Sherlock Holmes," a mystery drama based on Arthur Conan Doyle's detective and an upcoming comic-book about Holmes by Lionel Wigram, one of the movie's producers. Guy Ritchie ("Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels") is directing the Warner Bros. film, which is set to begin shooting in October, the studio said...

2008-07-10 00:00:19

Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr. reportedly will star in Sherlock Holmes, a big-screen drama directed by British filmmaker Guy Ritchie. Downey can now be seen in the summer blockbuster Iron Man. He previously starred in The Pick-Up Artist, Less than Zero, Chaplin, Only You, Gothika, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang and A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. Ritchie, who is Madonna's husband, is to start filming Sherlock in October with Downey as the picture's titular detective, Variety.com reported....

2008-07-03 09:00:50

By Arifa Akbar Arts Correspondent Sherlock Holmes, the pipe-smoking Victorian super-sleuth with a penchant for drugs, is to become the subject of a face-off by two Hollywood studios which are both bringing out films about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's literary hero. In one camp is Columbia Pictures, which has announced the making of an as yet untitled comedy starring Sacha Baron Cohen as Holmes and Will Ferrell as his sidekick, Watson. Squaring up to Columbia is Warner Brothers, whose Guy...


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