Archive for January 20th, 2009

Warner Bros. Layoffs…

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009


Warner Bros. to cut 800 jobs




By Claudia Eller
Los Angeles Times
January 20, 2009


Warner Bros. Entertainment is eliminating 800 jobs, or about 10% of its global workforce, becoming the latest media company to take drastic cost-cutting measures amid a deepening recession.   (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)



Obit: Susanna Foster

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009


Susanna Foster dies at 84; costarred in 1943 version of ‘Phantom’


Susanna Foster

Susanna Foster was offered the lead in “National Velvet” but turned it down because she wanted only singing roles. MGM soon dropped Foster, and the part went instead to the young Elizabeth Taylor.


By Elaine Woo
Los Angeles Times
January 20, 2009


Susanna Foster, a singer and 1940s leading lady whose most famous role was the terrorized prima donna in the first talking version of “Phantom of the Opera,” died Saturday of heart failure at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J., according to publicist Dale Olson. She was 84.    (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)



Vandals Target Walk of Fame…

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009


Actresses’ Hollywood stars targeted by vandals


Olsen Twins-star


Sharon Stone and the Olsen twins have seen their stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame defaced by anti-fur protesters.


The shared star belonging to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, unveiled in April 2004, was vandalised with the words “FUR HAGS!”, while Stone’s marker on the Hollywood Boulevard, which she received in November 1995, is daubed with “OLD FUR HAG!”.


It is not the first time these celebrities have come under fire for wearing fur – campaigners for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) frequently hold protests outside the stars’ signings and public appearances in a bid to rid fur from fashion.



The First Family…

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009


America’s New

First Family


First Family



President Barack Obama