News archive from 24 January 2012, page 20

EU draws fire over Santer return to EU post

Supporters rallied around, however, saying Santer was a capable and solid servant of the European Union. A former prime minister of Luxembourg, Santer was president of the EU's 20-person executive in 1999 when it was forced to resign en masse over...

Reuters, 17:50 in Business
 

LME to hold meeting over fee hike backlash

"We have received representations from a number of member companies and we think it would be useful to hold a briefing session," LME chief executive Martin Abbott and LME chairman Brian Bender said in the invitation. The LME, which has...

Reuters, 17:50 in Business
 
Time Warner leads funding for second social TV company

Time Warner leads funding for second social TV company

Social TV analytics company Bluefin Labs is also backed in its second round of funding by another new investor, SoftBank Capital, as well as existing backers Redpoint Ventures and Lerer Ventures. Time Warner, whose networks include Turner, CNN and...

 

ST-Ericsson CEO sees very difficult 2012

Late on Monday ST-Ericsson warned that revenue in the current quarter will fall sharply and posted a fourth-quarter net loss of $231 million, compared with a $177 million loss in the year-ago quarter. Lamouche said the venture's owners were absolutely...

 
Paradis coy after Depp split rumours emerge

Paradis coy after Depp split rumours emerge

Vanessa Paradis is keeping coy about her alleged split from longterm partner Johnny Depp, joking she has had to address similar speculation every winter for the past 15 years. Reports that the Pirates of the Caribbean star and the French...

 
Redmayne scoops Critics' Circle theatre award

Redmayne scoops Critics' Circle theatre award

Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch were the toast of the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards in London on Tuesday, scooping two of the top acting prizes. The My Week With Marilyn hunk landed the Best Shakespearean Performance honour for his portrayal...

 
Usher shows cancelled

Usher shows cancelled

Two Usher concerts in South Africa have been cancelled due to "unavoidable scheduling and logistical challenges". The R&B singer was due to perform at both the Cape Town and Durban legs of the Hansa Festival of Legends tour in March. But...

 
Witt says sorry for 'big woman' Alcott remark

Witt says sorry for 'big woman' Alcott remark

Katarina Witt has apologised to Dancing On Ice competitor Chemmy Alcott after branding her "a big woman" and discouraging her from doing lifts on the TV show. The ski racer appeared stunned and was said to have burst into tears backstage...

 
Heroes star Ramirez engaged

Heroes star Ramirez engaged

Heroes actress Dania Ramirez is engaged to marry her actor/director boyfriend Bev Land. The filmmaker, who was previously married to Dreamgirls actress Sharon Leal, has proposed to the X-Men: The Last Stand star after designing a special ring made out...

 
Jackson proud of Williams' award-winning streak

Jackson proud of Williams' award-winning streak

Joshua Jackson is unsurprised his former Dawson'S Creek co-star Michelle Williams has gone on to become one of Hollywood's hottest actresses, because she had "the clearest idea" about her career as a teenager. The pair starred alongside each...

 
Beckham won't design children's clothing range

Beckham won't design children's clothing range

Victoria Beckham has dismissed reports she's set to design a children's clothing line, insisting she has "no interest" in creating fashion for youngsters. The former Spice Girls star and her husband David are parents to three sons and a baby...

 
Marr designs bags for AIDS charity

Marr designs bags for AIDS charity

Rocker Johnny Marr has designed three unique backpacks to raise money for an AIDS awareness charity. The former The Smiths guitarist has fashioned a trio of personally-signed pop art-style bags as part of a fundraising initiative for the Designers...

 
Bell took TV role to work with Cheadle

Bell took TV role to work with Cheadle

Actress Kristen Bell had no qualms about accepting a supporting role in new U.S. TV drama House Of Lies - because it gave her the chance to work opposite veteran actor Don Cheadle. The Veronica Mars star plays a ruthless management consultant in the...

 

EU to clamp down on derivatives trading

The EU rules, which could be in place by the end of the year, will overhaul a market that boomed in the run-up to the financial crash, demanding deals done off an exchange pass through a clearing house that pools emergency back-up capital. Crucially,...

Reuters, 18:01 in Business
 
War Horse trots to the top of box office for second week

War Horse trots to the top of box office for second week

Steven Spielberg's epic movie War Horse is still leading the field at the box office for the second consecutive week. The film debuted in the top spot last week and it's still reigning in first place with takings of £3.2 million, seeing off...

 


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