Archive For July 2009

2 Williams sisters, 2 Russians reach Wimbledon SFs

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Her 19th consecutive victory at the All England Club already wrapped up, Venus Williams grabbed a seat and watched younger sister Serena win easily to reach the semifinals, too.

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Avant-garde German choreographer Pina Bausch dies

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German choreographer Pina Bausch, whose work is credited with revolutionizing the language of modern dance, died Tuesday after being diagnosed with cancer only days earlier. She was 68 years old.

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Koons, with eye for pop, brings Popeye show to UK

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Artist Jeff Koons has presented a series of Popeye paintings in London, saying the cartoon hero born of the 1929 Depression was a symbol of self confidence, before adding enigmatically: “May be art is the spinach.”

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Michael Jackson “Suit of Lights” glove up for sale

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He was famously called “The Gloved One,” and now anyone can slip their hand into one of only two Michael Jackson electric-white gloves that could sell in the six figures, an auctioneer said on Tuesday.

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Family discussing Jackson tribute show: promoter

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The promoter of Michael Jackson’s planned run of 50 concerts in London wants his family to stage an all-star show in his memory and said on Tuesday he had discussed the idea with them.

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Latest Hollywood script deals

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Veteran screenwriter Dan Gordon (“The Hurricane,” “Wyatt Earp”) has signed to write the screenplay for “The King of Sting,” a drama about con man Craig Glazer.

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U2 open world tour with a bang in Barcelona

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U2 kicked off their first tour in three years on Tuesday, rocking a raucous Barcelona crowd of around 90,000 and reaching for the stars with a live link-up to the International Space Station.

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Michael Jackson gets more bizarre after death

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Bizarre in life, Michael Jackson’s complex personal affairs are taking even stranger twists in death, with sketchy reports on Tuesday of plans for an elaborate public memorial and questions over the parentage of his children.

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SEC may tighten executive pay rules: sources

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U.S. securities regulators are considering changing how companies are required to disclose stock options awarded to executives, people familiar with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s thinking told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Gannett laying off 1,000 as ad sales slide: report

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Gannett Co. Inc Co, which owns top-selling newspaper USA Today, is laying off more than 1,000 staff to try and combat persistent declines in revenue, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

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