By Jeffrey Heller and Tova Cohen JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police revealed on Tuesday they had arrested the controlling shareholder and CEO of the country's biggest telecoms company, as well as two former officials with close ties to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a corruption case. Show More Summary
The troll farms run by Putin in St. Petersburg don’t scare me nearly as much as the troll farm run by James Bennet (new op-ed page editor of the Times) in New York. The trouble is there is a big audience for hot takes about bourgeois bullshit masquerading as thoughtful analysis of important issues. It’s […]
The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra has named Jaime Martin, former principal flute of the London Philpharmonic, as its next music director, succeeding Jeffrey Kahane. This means all three major music institutions in the city – LACO, LA Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic – will be led by native Spanish speakers.
There’s a new special coming to Netflix that’s literally about tricking a man into committing murder. It’s called The Push, and it hails from a “psychological illusionist” from the UK named Derren Brown. Brown is one of the world’s greatest...Show More Summary
Today marks five years since we stood in the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City to share a name that would change our lives and hopefully yours: PlayStation 4.
Move over, Sam Malone: Flanagan, the AI mixologist is here to serve up cocktails. Artificial intelligence-solutions company Hypergiant helped develop a new AI bartender/mixologist program for TGI Friday's called Flanagan (named for Tom Cruise's character in the 1988 film Cocktail). Show More Summary
The idea of Star Wars recycling some original ideas is nothing new. Perhaps most notably, Luke Skywalker was originally set to be called Luke Starkiller in the film. However, creator George Lucas opted out of that name, and ultimately went with a name that sounded much less ominous. However, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, […]
Real Housewives of New Jersey producer Sirens Media has tapped veteran TV executive and producer Jessica Sebastian-Dayeh as president. In addition, company founders Rebecca Toth Diefenbach and Valerie Haselton will transition to creative...Show More Summary
Fast Company has named its annual Most Innovative Companies list for 2018. Unsurprisingly, Spotify took the #1 spot in the Music category and #9 for all companies "for pointing fans toward new artists." But most of the other names in music's innovative top 10 are far less well known. _________________________...
A handful of NFL players have suffixes like “Sr.” or “Jr.” or “III” after their last names on their jerseys. Now one player has an idea for a new one. Chiefs offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, who is finishing up his medical degree this offseason, wants the back of his jersey to say, “Duvernay-Tardif M.D.” “I [more]
Penhaligon’s has launched a new trio of fragrances named for London neighborhoods: Belgravia Chypre, Kensington Amber and Marylebone Wood...
Italian carrier Meridiana is now Air Italy after a name change sparked by its new shareholder Qatar Airways. The hope is that Air Italy succeeds bankrupt Alitalia to become the new Italian flagship carrier. The carrier announced plans for the addition of 20 B737 MAX aircraft as well as five A330-200 leases from Qatar. Show More Summary
With Saturday Night Live returning with new episodes in March, NBC dropped a stellar list of names slated to take the stage next month. NBA great Charles Barkley will take up hosting duties for the fourth time on March 3. He'll be accompanied...Show More Summary
Based in New Orleans, the James Beard Award-winning chef made his name working under John Besh Denver is getting a modern Israeli restaurant this spring inside The Source Hotel from a well-known New Orleans-based chef. Safta (HebrewShow More Summary
After showing off some cool concept art, Frogwares is back with a new update video for their upcoming Cthulhu-mythos game, The Sinking City. In the video, the team discusses Lovecraft and his works (namely the fear of the unknown, desolation, and hopelessness), and how Lovecraft’s stories influence the game’s world. The team also discusses their […]
According to a pair of Tweets posted overnight, the artist formerly known as Young Thug wants to change his name to “SEX” and is now encouraging all of his followers to use that new moniker when addressing him. Real name Jeffery Lamar Williams, the rapper took to Twitter late last night and wrote, “I’m changing […]
Move over Dwayne Johnson – there's a new action star on the rise. His name is Dougie and he is a very good boy. SEE ALSO: People are celebrating Lunar New Year by dressing up their dogs And because he is such a good boy, Dougie's human...Show More Summary
Vibes, a leading mobile engagement platform for enterprises, has announced the appointment of Brian Garofola as the company’s chief technology officer. In this role, Garofola will oversee the evolution of the Vibes Mobile Engagement Platform and guide the development of new enterprise-grade mobile push, messaging and wallet solutions. Show More Summary
Some rappers throw down a mil or two on a Bugatti, but not 2 Chainz ... he poured his dough into a blimp! If you missed it... Titi Boy slapped the name of his new album, "Rap or Go to the League", on a giant blimp over the weekend and flew it…
In the second season of Starz’ “Ash vs. Evil Dead” we met “Ashy Slashy,” a Muppet-like Ash Williams puppet whose name was derived from the moniker given to Ash by the citizens of Elk Grove following the events of the Evil Dead films. We all immediately wanted our own “Ashy Slashy” puppet, and NECA recently put one out. At Toy Fair, they’ve […]