Quantcast
Home » Archives » Media (Page 153)

Oscars voting extended after online poll gripes

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said it has extended voting for the 2013 Oscars, after reports of problems with a new online polling system. The elite movie industry body is giving its voting members an extra day — the deadline will be this Friday at 5:00 pm…

Amazon apologizes for outage that sidelined Netflix

Amazon on Monday said it was sorry for a Web Services mishap that put online film streaming service Netflix out of commission on Christmas Eve. “We want to apologize,” Amazon said in a message posted at its website. “We know how critical our services are to our customers’ businesses, and…

BBC reporter claims to have found Scientologists’ ‘alien space cathedral’

A BBC reporter and longtime rival of the controversial Church of Scientology said he has found and traveled to an “alien space cathedral” it built in rural New Mexico, according to the British newspaper The Daily Mail. John Sweeney said he went to the site, allegedly known as Trementina Base,…

Tribune media company to emerge from bankruptcy

Tribune Company, a US media conglomerate whose assets include The Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times newspapers, announced that it will successfully emerge from its bankruptcy restructuring Monday. “Tribune will emerge from the bankruptcy process as a multi-media company with a great mix of profitable assets, strong brands in major…

German weekly publishes Bush Sr.’s obit by mistake

The Germany weekly Der Spiegel published an obituary for George H. W. Bush by mistake, reported the AP/CBS New York. The former president was hospitalized on Nov. 23. He was temporarily put in an intensive care unit but is now in a regular unit. The weekly tweeted, “All newsrooms prepare…

Goodbye ‘chillaxing,’ hello ‘omnishambles’: the phrases that fell in and out of fashion this year

How our language is changing It is often claimed, usually by people justifying offences against grammar, that language evolves. It doesn’t. Evolution implies gradual change over a long period. It also contains the notion of fitness prevailing. In reality, language mutates. Each year sees standard usage deformed while new idioms,…

Charlie Sheen opens bar in Mexico

US actor Charlie Sheen, who has a long history of hard partying and scandal, has a new night spot in Mexico — his own, a local official said Saturday. The perennially troubled Hollywood star hosted a gala opening night dinner Friday at his new bar, The Goose, in the Mexican…

‘African Grammys’ delayed after Chris Brown misses flight

The Kora Awards, dubbed “Africa’s Grammys”, have been postponed until Monday because Chris Brown, the US rapper headlining the event, missed his flight, organisers said. Brown “will not arrive until Sunday at 5:00 am (0500 GMT),” the event’s communication director Konnie Toure told AFP on Saturday. The award extravaganza, which…

‘Amazing Spider-Man’ killed off by Marvel Comics as fans express outrage at Peter Parker’s demise

Spider-Man’s amazing web dries up this week when Marvel Comics publishes the final issue of its long-running “Amazing Spider-Man” series, killing off alias Peter Parker. Mr. Parker first became a hero to a nation of comic fans in 1962, discovering his super powers after being bitten by a radioactive…  …

Matt Damon laments U.S. politics: ‘We’re genuinely f*cked’ on long-term issues

Hollywood star Matt Damon recently told Playboy he has little hope that Washington can address long-term environmental issues like using hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas. “We’re at a point where politicians don’t really get any benefit from engaging with long-term issues,” he told the pornographic magazine, according to Politico.…

Google+