Tag: Paramount

'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Conquers the Box Office

'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Conquers the Box Office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After three weeks of box office dominance, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” ceded its reign to “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” The biblical epic easily ruled the weekend with a $24.5 million debut, according to

Jose Rodriguez: CIA Thrown ‘Under the Bus’

Jose Rodriguez: CIA Thrown ‘Under the Bus’

On Tuesday’s broadcast of “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel, former CIA Deputy Director Jose Rodriguez, the former director of the National Clandestine Service, slammed the release of the Senate CIA torture report Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the current chairwoman

Florida Hires Colorado State’s McElwain as Coach

Florida Hires Colorado State’s McElwain as Coach

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — After working though a buyout issue, Jim McElwain is leaving Colorado State to become Florida’s next head coach. The Gators announced the hiring Thursday at the same time McElwain started a team meeting with players and

Probe of Virgin Spaceship Crash May Take 'Year'

Probe of Virgin Spaceship Crash May Take 'Year'

Authorities who carried out their first full day of investigation into a Virgin spacecraft crash that killed one pilot and seriously injured another said probing the incident could take a year. At a news conference late Saturday, National Transportation Safety

27% Increase in Texas Teacher-Student Sexual Misconduct Cases

27% Increase in Texas Teacher-Student Sexual Misconduct Cases

DALLAS, Texas — On the heels of the latest teacher-student sex scandal and as part of October’s Safe Schools Week, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner of Education Michael Williams addressed the importance that everyone plays in identifying and reporting

North Korea Says Talks with South 'All But Scrapped'

North Korea Says Talks with South 'All But Scrapped'

North Korea’s state media said on Saturday high-level talks with the South were now all but scrapped due to the launch of anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets from the South a day earlier. The two Koreas traded heavy machine-gun fire across their

'No Good Deed' Dethrones 'Guardians' at Theaters

'No Good Deed' Dethrones 'Guardians' at Theaters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat “Guardians of the Galaxy” at movie theaters. The Sony thriller “No Good Deed,” which stars Elba as an escaped convict and Taraji

'Guardians' Tops Box Office for Fourth Weekend

'Guardians' Tops Box Office for Fourth Weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Guardians of the Galaxy” continues to rule the box office universe. The cosmic Marvel adventure arrived in first place at the box office for a fourth weekend with $10.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The

BART Budget Includes Funds for Poop Patrol

BART Budget Includes Funds for Poop Patrol

The new budget for the Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART) includes funds for a special team of cleaners that will help ensure the Bay Area’s heavily trafficked train stations smell urine and feces-free. Power washing the feces on a BART

Aussie TMNT Poster Yanked for 9/11 Connection

Aussie TMNT Poster Yanked for 9/11 Connection

Some social media users said something stronger than “cowabunga” after they saw a new poster for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot. An Australian poster for the film, opening next month in the U.S., features the four heroes bounding off

How the International Laws of War Abet Hamas, Undercut Israel

How the International Laws of War Abet Hamas, Undercut Israel

Even as a proposed truce fails, and Israel’s military is set to “intensify” retaliation against the barrage of Hamas rockets, the admonitions have started. The UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed “serious doubt” that Israel’s military strikes comply with

Obama Laughs Off Impeachment Calls … Really For What?

Obama Laughs Off Impeachment Calls … Really For What?

Thursday at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX, President Barack Obama mocked Republicans for “using taxpayer dollars” and “suing me for dong my job” then laughed off former Gov. Sarah Palin’s (R-AK) recent call for his impeachment.  The president leaned

Hollywood Playbook: Thursday's Top 5 News Items

Hollywood Playbook: Thursday's Top 5 News Items

Box Office: Under-Performing ‘Transformers 4’ Should be Freaking Hollywood Out My reviews of the dreadful “Tammy,” the pro-Catholic “Deliver Us From Evil,” and a much better than expected “Transformers: Age of Extinction” just posted.  I’m late with “Transformers” due to

EU Leaders Clash over Limits on Budgets and Debt

EU Leaders Clash over Limits on Budgets and Debt

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are clashing over whether to loosen the bloc’s rules overseeing national budgets and limiting how much debt governments may take on. Italy, Belgium and others are arguing more flexibility is needed to foster growth