Disney Buying Lucasfilm for $4 Billion, Star Wars VII for 2015

October 30, 2012 | By Tom Cheney

The Walt Disney Company, in a move that gives it a commanding position in the realm of fantasy movies, said Tuesday it had agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. from its founder, George Lucas, for $4.05 billion in stock and cash.


Louis Vuitton Sues Warner Bros For Using Fake Bag In Hangover II

December 27, 2011 | By Tom Cheney

A studio that has been a champion of stopping piracy is now facing awkward accusations that it showed counterfeit luggage in a hit movie.


Universal Censors Megaupload Song, Gets Branded a “Rogue Label”

December 10, 2011 | By Tom Cheney

Earlier today, Megaupload released a pop video featuring mainstream artists who endorse the cyberlocker service. News of the controversial Mega Song even trended on Twitter, but has now been removed from YouTube on copyright grounds by Universal Music. Kim Dotcom says that Megaupload owns everything in the video, and that the label has engaged in dirty tricks in an attempt to sabotage their successful viral campaign.


Origo’s 3D printer the Lego of the new generation?

October 12, 2011 | By Tom Cheney

Origo, a start-up company founded by Artur Tchoukanov and Joris Peels, is developing what some are calling the Easy-Bake Oven of the next generation — a “printer” that creates three-dimensional objects out of drawings.

And it’s so simple that a kid could use it. Which is great, because it’s just for kids.

Green Day frontman kicked off flight for baggy pants

September 6, 2011 | By Wire Service

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong was ejected from a Southwest Airlines flight on Thursday because, as he said in a tweet, “My pants sagged too low.”

Canadian student suspended over satirical videos

June 5, 2011 | By Tom Cheney

A Canadian student has been suspended from school and had the police sicced on him due to satirical animations that he posted to YouTube.


Band images used negatively in Kentucky political ad

November 2, 2010 | By Alexa Gallo

Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed and more pegged as “criminals” in Kentucky campaign for County Attorney.

Highway jam enters 9th day, spans 62 miles

August 25, 2010 | By max

Traffic authorities were still struggling to cope with days-long congestion on a major national expressway, nine days after traffic slowed to a snail’s pace, and nearby residents are profiting on the latest traffic snarl by overcharging drivers for food.

Ohio churchgoers, strippers protest each other

August 10, 2010 | By max

Both men agree it is classic sinners versus saints.

Illegal immigrant implanted with penis pump

July 21, 2010 | By Lance Fiasco

A Minnesota town is outraged over reports that an illegal immigrant was implanted with a penis pump –- paid for by taxpayers.