Former ‘X-Factor’ star is back with new hit


You might remember months back, when The X Factor was literally still a foreign concept to the United States. All we could do across the pond was marvel at the Youtube videos that would pop up the day after each episode aired. These videos created loads of buzz that eventually helped the show transition to […]

Angelina Jolie honored at UN Agency Awards


Angelina Jolie was honored at the United Nations Refugee Agency Awards ceremony held in Geneva, Switzerland on Oct. 3. She was recognized for her work as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador in the last 10 years. She also presented the Nansen Refugee Award to the Yemeni aid group Society for Humanitarian Solidarity. The next day, she […]

Pay cuts might bring down ‘The Simpsons’


It’s hard to believe that after 23 seasons, sheer exhaustion won’t kill The Simpsons — but money just might. It was announced Oct. 4 that unless the famed voice cast agrees to take a 45 percent pay cut — from the $8 million they receive a year to just over $4 million — Fox sees no […]

The less appetizing side of bacon-wrapped hot dogs


It is not uncommon to see men and women pushing carts laden with bacon-wrapped hot dogs or various ice cream cones in the area between USC and Exposition Park, particularly on game days. A recent Los Angeles Times article highlighted the potential health hazards that should be considered when purchasing these items, as well as […]

ABC to collaborate with Yahoo


ABC News declared Oct. 3  it is teaming up with Yahoo News to collaborate on news content, reporting materials and authentic videos. Announced on Good Morning America and at a New York City press conference, the partnership revolves mainly around original video and is expected to reach 100 million people per month. Good Morning America […]

EMI bidding war won’t damage artists, labels


The music biz is on its toes right now as the second round of bidding for the auction of EMI Music draws near. EMI, which holds labels such as Capitol Records and Parlophone Records, is being auctioned off by its current owner Citigroup after operating in the red for an untimely period of time. But […]

Pro recap — Week 4


  Center Ryan Kalil and the Panthers line had a solid day against the Chicago Bears. The running game finally got something going, with a total of 26 carries for 169 yards and two scores. Carolina, however, came up on the short end as it lost to Chicago 34-29. Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga had 11 […]