Road To The White House - 2012

With the Iowa Caucuses over and all focus on New Hampshire, the first primary of this pivotal Presidential race, the party’s two front runners, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, moved their machines into full gear and into the Granite State.

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OSCAR Season Begins

The 84th Annual OSCAR spectacular countdown is underway as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced the nominees in twenty-four categories of film achievement vying for the Academy Award.

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Tom Ridge, former Homeland Security Secretary, Headlines Espionage Expert Panel

The National Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.,  during the 2010 SALT film junket, hosted a panel of espionage experts featuring Director of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, former U.S. Intelligence officer and Middle East Counterterrorism Expert, Melissa Mahle, Kirk Whitworth, Director of Communications and Analysis under the Bush Administration and Operative and former KGB General Oleg Kalugin.

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“MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS” Trailer Sets New Record With Over 13.7 Million Views In First 24 Hours On iTunes

BURBANK, CALIF. (March 2, 2012) — Marvel Studios announced today that its new trailer for this summer’s most highly anticipated movie, “Marvel’s The Avengers,” has been viewed over 13.7 million times in the first 24 hours of its debut, setting a new record for the most viewed trailer on iTunes (http://www.apple.com/trailers) and the iTunes Trailers app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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Rob Marshall’s LUCAMAR Productions Inks Multi-Year First-Look Deal With The Walt Disney Studios

Rob Marshall is set to direct a film adaptation of the acclaimed Broadway musical “Into the Woods,” featuring Stephen Sondheim’s original music, for The Walt Disney Studios, to be produced by Marshall and John DeLuca through their production company LUCAMAR Productions. James Lapine, who wrote the stage musical with Stephen Sondheim, will adapt for the screen.

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MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS DOMESTIC DEBUT SETS INDUSTRY RECORD AT $200.3 MM; FILM GROSSES $641.8 MM GLOBALLY

The Walt Disney Studios announced today that Marvel’s The Avengers posted an estimated $200.3 million in its domestic debut May 4-6, shattering previous records and positioning the film as the highest-grossing domestic debut of all time. The film’s cumulative global box office gross is an estimated $641.8 million over 12 days in release.

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“MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS” TO CROSS $1 BILLION GLOBALLY IN 19 DAYS

BURBANK, Calif. – May 13, 2012 – Marvel’s The Avengers is expected to cross the $1 billion threshold at the global box office on May 13, its 19th day in release, The Walt Disney Studios has announced. This is the first Marvel Studios film and the fifth Walt Disney Studios release to reach this significant milestone.

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Disney Launches THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN Sock Drive

The Walt Disney Studios announced today that they worked with Hanes, who is collaborating with the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM), to launch “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” Sock Drive on July 9, 2012, aimed at providing new socks for families in need across the U.S.

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Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Wreck-It Ralph” Scores Big

BURBANK, Calif. (Sept. 13, 2012) – The story of an arcade-game bad guy who embarks on a quest to prove he’s really a good guy, “Wreck-It Ralph” journeys through wildly diverse arcade-game worlds, including the ‘80s-era, 8-bit video-game world of Fix-It Felix, Jr., the ultra-modern first-person shooter game Hero’s Duty and the candy-coated cart-racing game Sugar Rush.

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First Person: Award Winning Director, Anna Wilding, Weathers Super Storm Sandy

It is not particularly easy to write about a hurricane when I just left a zone devastated by earthquakes, that being Christchurch New Zealand.  However, that is not to distract from the sheer force of Hurricane Sandy and its effect on many lives and of course the infrastructure in 15 states, in particular New York.  To date, over 100 lives have been lost, 56 of those in the United States. It’s a sad time for many.

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11 LIVE ACTION SHORTS ADVANCE IN OSCAR® RACE

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 11 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 85th Academy Awards®.  A tie in the nominations balloting resulted in 11 films being shortlisted.  One hundred twenty-five pictures had originally qualified in the category. 

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  • LA Lakers Great Tommy Hawkins Pens Reflections from the Soul

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    Tommy Hawkins, former Los Angeles Lakers legend who helped shape the dynasty of today, recently launched his first ever narrative book of poetry, Life’s Reflections: Poetry for the People.

     
  • Helix Pressure Cooker Review – Talk About Making Life Easier (Recipes For Mom's Brisket and Shrimp Paella)

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    Fagor America, the leader in ultra-efficient cooking tops and time-saving pressure cookers, recently launched the newest Helix Pressure Cooker. So user friendly, simple and honestly, a nearly effortless cooking tool, it should really be kept a secret.

     
  • HL Tech: A Guide Through The VR Craze And The 25 Headsets On The Market Now

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    Smartphone dependence is a major variable separating different classes of virtual reality headsets. Some fun, functional VR units can be purchased for under $50, but require outside hardware for processing and audio. Other units cost more, but are completely — or mostly — self-contained.  

  • Red Sparrow Review - Gripping, An Attention-Grabbing Espionage Thriller

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    Red Sparrow, from 20th Century Fox, presents the story of modern Russian espionage, where a select few are recruited to penetrate the highest levels of foreign governments, using the two accepted global currencies: Sex and the U.S. dollar.

     
  • Interview: Kevin Roundtree, Mr. Mom, Business Manager, Dad

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    Actress and baby model, Kaleah Roundtree is making waves as she and her business manager father Kevin, an African American Mr. Mom, and Dad, begin a new push in the talented toddlers' career.

     
  • Beverly Hills Celebrates FASHION NIGHT OUT

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     LUXE HOTEL, The Rodeo Drive Committee, Gilt City, Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau, The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills Courier, Southwest Airlines, Cirque de Soleil and FAB Photo Booth teamed up to create one fabulous event to compliment what has become the single most fêted night in Fashion: Fashion Night Out.

     
  • Business News: Michael Winkler New President and CEO Of Bentley Motors Inc.

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    Bentley Motors today announced that Michael Winkler will become President and Chief Executive Officer of Bentley Motors Inc., the regional office for Bentley Motors in the Americas, with effect from 1st April 2015. He succeeds Christophe Georges, who was recently appointed Director of Product and Marketing for Bentley's global organization.  

  • Civico 1845 San Diego Review - Authentic Italian Home Cooking Deliciously Modernized

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    Civico 1845, on India Street in the heart of San Diego's Little Italy, a new addition to the neighborhood that is making a grand entrance bringing to the table a passionately authentic and hand-crafted approach to Southern Italian cuisine.

     
  • Conversations with the Masters: Chef Andre Soltner

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    Andre Soltner, at 78, is internationally recognized as the first "superstar" chef and a Master Chef of the highest honors. While still young he left home, to begin an apprenticeship that would transport him to worlds unknown. 

     
  • Resistance Review – Excellent Direction, Four Star Performances, Brilliant

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    Resistance, from Ingenious Media and IFC Films, presents the story of Marcel Marceau, the most famous mime, who joined the French resistance to fight against Nazi's occupation, and ended up helping thousands of Jewish orphans escape to Switzerland.

     
  • Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Announces Major Additions to Showcase Museum’s Costume Collection

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    The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is pleased to announce numerous iconic movie costumes it has acquired through generous donations, partial gifts, and purchase. Costume design will be one of the many motion-picture arts explored in the Museum’s inaugural exhibitions.

     
  • HL Artist Interview: Jonathan Brown, From Broken Glass To Beauty, One Piece at a Time

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    When artist Jonathan Brown looks at the raw material for his grand large-scale mosaic projects, where some people only see broken glass, he envisions complete works of art incredible installation pieces designed inspire, lift the spirit, or enhance their natural surroundings.

     
  • Money News: Top Global Markets Close Down; Shanghai Rallies

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    The DOW Jones Industrial Average, fell to the bear and closed the trading week down with stinging triple digit losses as the Wall Street mauling carried over into the top ten global markets with records highs and strong performances erased across the European and Asian Markets.

     
  • 92Y to Hold Virtual Panel on Criminal Justice Reform

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    On Tuesday, May 19th, 92nd Street Y will host a virtual continuing education panel on criminal justice reform with a discussion on the coronavirus health crisis that is devastating the prison system, wrongful convictions, and their catastrophic consequences.

     
  • From Morocco to Los Angeles Seven of the Most Anticipated Hotel Openings for 2019

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    As the new year opens, the world-renowned design firm HKS, has revealed its magnificent slate of luxurious properties expected to welcome guests throughout 2019 with well-appointed grand suites in unique and exotic destinations throughout the world.