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Archive for November, 2009

Disney’s launch of A CHRISTMAS CAROL in London

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

‘A Christmas Carol’ Trailer HD

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of an old miser who must face Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet-to-Come, as they help to bring kindness to his otherwise cold heart. The Ghosts remind him of the man he used to be, the hard truth of what the world is today, and what will happen if he does not strive to be a better man. Set around Christmas, the most joyous day of the year, Scrooge realizes the sharp contrast of his own personality.

Obama promises to include US Indians in ‘American dream’

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama on Thursday told a gathering of US tribal leaders in Washington that he was committed to giving Native Americans an equal chance at the “American dream.”

Few US groups “have been more marginalized and ignored by Washington for as long as native Americans,” Obama told the leaders of 564 tribes that the federal government recognizes and who were invited to Washington for the event.

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Alice In Wonderland teaser trailer

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Official teaser trailer for Disney’s Alice in Wonderland – in cinemas 2010. Starring Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and Mia Wasikowska as Alice. Directed by Tim Burton.

Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’ Earns $101 Million, Movie Gets Extended

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

This Is It,’ the movie that profiles Michael Jackson’s final rehearsal footage before his death, topped the box office over the weekend. The film grossed $32.5 million domestically and $101 million worldwide. “He’s just loved everywhere on the planet,” Rory Bruer, head of distribution for Sony told the Associated Press. “It doesn’t matter if it’s Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, South America. Every continent in the world loved him and his music.”

‘This Is It’ made $68.5 million oversees, bringing in $10.4 million in Japan, $7.6 in the U.K., $6.3 million in Germany, $5.8 in France and $3.2 million in China. Sony Pictures paid $60 million for the rights to release the film and only intended on showing the film for two weeks. After recouping the cost in only a matter of days the studio has decided to extend the film through the Thanksgiving weekend.

Michael Jackson, known to the world as “The King of Pop,” died this past June. He recently earned the number three spot on the Forbes “Top Earning Dead Celebrities” list. Since his death his estate has earned approximately $90 million dollars.

Meb Keflezighi is first American to win NYC Marathon in 27 years

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

The 2009 New York City Marathon was won by an American for the first time in 27 years. Meb Keflezighi, 34, won the men’s race Nov. 1 with a personal best of 2 hours, 9 minutes and 14 seconds.

Meb, who was born in the war-torn African nation of Eritrea, became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1998–the year he received his college degree from UCLA.

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White House a special stop for treats

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

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WASHINGTON – President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama yesterday distributed presidential M&Ms and dried fruit mixes to more than 2,000 trick-or-treaters, marking their Halloween at a White House event partly aimed at honoring military families.

Dressed as superheroes, pirates, fairies, and skeletons, the children came in with their parents from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, lining up at the orange lit White House.

The Obamas smiled, chatted, and gave out cellophane goody bags that were also filled with a sweet dough butter cookie made by White House pastry chef Bill Yosses and a National Park Foundation Ranger activity book. Michelle Obama wore furry cat ears and a leopard-patterned top.

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