It’s been a whole Olympiad since we last saw Mitre 10 Dream Home or Simon Barnett on our screens. But while the latter no longer has Stars in His Eyes, he’s excited about fronting a new version of the perennially popular home renovation competition, especially as it has been set in his home province of Canterbury (Kaiapoi’s new Sovereign Palms subdivision, to be exact).
Selma Blair is making a sudden exit from the Charlie Sheen sitcom Anger Management. In a statement, producer Lionsgate says the actress won’t be returning to the FX comedy.
For days beforehand, news stories went round the world direly reporting that nothing less than freedom itself was at stake in Sicily. And as the time came for Sicilians to elect a new regional assembly, Christian Democratic orators by the Fiat-ful raced about the island tirelessly echoing the warning of Italy's Premier Antonio Segni: “We must be on our guard if we are not to awaken in the bear hug of Communism.” Last week, in hundreds of arid mountain villages and scores of swarming coastal towns, the citizens of semiautonomous Sicily quietly went to the polls and made their much-ballyhooed choice.
When Warner Bros contemplated moving production of Lord of the Rings two-film prequel The Hobbit out of New Zealand, owing to a protracted dispute with trade union Actors Equity, Prime Minister John Key intervened personally.
Greenberg Is Not a Fan of A.I.G.’s Repayment Plan Many parties were singing the praises of the American International Group’s plan to eventually repay its government-financed bailout. Maurice R. Greenberg, its blunt former chief executive, isn’t one of them. Mr. Greenberg, who left from A.I.G. in 2005 amid its accounting scandal, harshly criticized the plan, […]
Europe debt crisis rolls on as Irish bailouts grow Economist Lucey said Ireland was needlessly tying its future fortunes to keeping all senior bondholders happy. He said bondholders should be forced, on a case-by-case basis, to accept punishment for the risks they took in loaning to Irish banks. “We haven’t been told who owns this […]