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

North Korea Says Talks with South 'All But Scrapped'

'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

'No Good Deed' Dethrones 'Guardians' at Theaters

'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

'Guardians' Tops Box Office for Fourth Weekend

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

BART Budget Includes Funds for Poop Patrol

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

Aussie TMNT Poster Yanked for 9/11 Connection

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

How the International Laws of War Abet Hamas, Undercut Israel

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

Obama Laughs Off Impeachment Calls … Really For What?

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

Hollywood Playbook: Thursday's Top 5 News Items

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

EU Leaders Clash over Limits on Budgets and Debt

Hollywood Playbook: Wednesday's Top 5 News Items

50 Cent Throws Like a Girl… Or Why Boys Need Fathers Dang. — — My old high school classmate (Go Lasers!) Jay Weber, who is now a conservative talk radio host at WISN in Milwaukee, probably hit the nail on

Hollywood Playbook: Wednesday's Top 5 News Items

Hollywood Playbook: Thursday's Top 5 News Items

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Eyes $100 Million Debut The Hollywood Reporter puts it exactly right: Memorial Day weekend is Hollywood’s Super Bowl weekend, the official launch of summer that offers three leisurely days for teens eager to get out

Hollywood Playbook: Thursday's Top 5 News Items

More Bad News for Paramount: China Sinks 'Noah'

While Hollywood is always willing to stand up for human rights against small countries like Brunei that don’t represent much market share, when China isn’t busy forcing women to have abortions, massacring demonstrators, or censoring Hollywood films, Hollywood seizes the

More Bad News for Paramount: China Sinks 'Noah'