‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’ singer-actor Irene Cara dies at 63

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy winning singer-actress Irene Cara, who starred and sang the title cut from the 1980 hit movie “Fame” and then belted out the era-defining hit “Flashdance .. .What a Feeling” from 1983’s “Flashdance,” has died. she was 63 Her publicist, Judith A. Moose, announced the news … Read more

Chris Hayes frets his ‘worst fears’ have been realized since Elon Musk acquired Twitter

In a New York Times guest essay, MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes claimed that “in under a month” all of his “worst fears have been realized” in regard to how new Twitter owner Elon Musk has run his new social media platform. Hayes claimed that Musk “courted some of the worst trolls” on Twitter, has scared … Read more

Netflix nights still come wrapped in red-and-white envelopes

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Netflix’s trailblazing DVD-by-mail rental service has been relegated as a relic in the age of video streaming, but there is still a steady — albeit shrinking — audience of diehards like Amanda Konkle who are happily paying to receive those discs in the iconic red-and-white envelopes. “When you open your … Read more

News Corp, Fox reunion faces opposition from large shareholders

Rupert Murdoch, Chief Executive Officer of News Corp. Getty Images Rupert Murdoch’s proposed plan to reunite news corp other Fox is facing opposition from one of the largest shareholders in both companies, Independent Franchise Partners. The London-based firm believes other alternatives, such as a breakup of News Corp, should also be explored. It also thinks … Read more

Workers protest, beaten at virus hit Chinese iPhone factory

BEIJING (AP) — Employees at the world’s biggest Apple iPhone factory were beaten and detained in protests over pay amid anti-virus controls, according to witnesses and videos on social media Wednesday, as tensions mount over Chinese efforts to combat a renewed rise in infections . Videos that said they were filmed at the factory in … Read more

Disney counting on Bob Iger to make hard choices about TV, streaming

Bob Iger, chairman and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company, pauses while speaking during an Economic Club of New York event in Midtown Manhattan on October 24, 2019 in New York City. Drew Angerer | Getty Images For nearly three years, Bob Chapek had a plan at Disney: Bob Iger’s plan. “We are … Read more

Truth Social parent Trump Media’s merger with DWAC officially delayed

This illustration photo shows Donald Trump’s new social media app Truth Social’s logo on a smartphone in Los Angeles, February 21, 2022. Chris Delmas | AFP | Getty Images Digital World Acquisition Corp., the blank check company that plans to take Trump Media and Technology Group and its Truth Social platform public, said Tuesday that … Read more

The best-performing sector in 2022 is not finished crushing it, says Citi, offering three stocks to buy

You can count on it, says our call of the day provided by Citigroup, though they say investors can’t expect as lofty returns. “We see market rotation into energy equities as having further to run, even though names in our US coverage already sit at all-time highs,” a team of analysts led by Alastair R … Read more

Iran media blames humiliating World Cup loss on protests

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Iran was reeling Tuesday from the humiliation of starting the World Cup with a lopsided 6-2 loss against England in a match overshadowed by protests on and off the field. Hard-line Iranian media sought to blame the defeat on the unrest that has gripped the Islamic Republic since the Sept. 16 … Read more

Disney CEO Bob Iger plans media restructuring, Kareem Daniel to leave

Karem Daniel Source: Business Wire Karem Daniel, Disney’s head of media and entertainment — and right hand to now-departed CEO Bob Chapek — is out at the company following Bob Iger’s return to the top job. Iger announced Daniel’s departure in a memo to employees Monday along with a “new structure that puts more decision-making … Read more