Hong Kong ‘snowball’ battle puts visitors in festive mood at Swire’s Christmas fair – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostSnowball fights may be a classic activity during winter, but in downtown Hong Kong, they are a rare sight. To get in the mood for a wintry … Read More

Christmas In The Clouds Benefit For Standing Rock At Grand Lake Theater Oakland 12-14-2016

Christmas In The Clouds Benefit For Standing Rock At Grand Lake Theater Oakland 12-14-2016 Christmas In The Clouds Benefit For Standing Rock At Grand Lake Theater Oakland 12-14-2016 Wednesday, December … Read More

Justin Bieber Turns 20 — Remembering His Year – Hollywood Life

Hollywood LifeJustin Bieber Turns 20 — Remembering His Year. On Christmas Day, Justin released his second movie, Believe to show a different side of the star. “It’s very important to … Read More

Microsoft Seen Testing Insider Nadella’s Will to Revamp Laggard – Businessweek

BusinessweekWhen asked last month what kinds of gadget gifts he would be getting for Christmas, Microsoft Corp. (MSFT:US)’s Satya Nadella, said to be the board’s pick for chief executive officer, … Read More

China looks to halt New Year’s fireworks to curb air pollution – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesBEIJING — Fireworks are as integral to Chinese New Year as pine trees are to Christmas. But with smog blanketing many Chinese cities these days, environmental activists, meteorologists … Read More

Report: Johnny Depp, Amber Heard engaged – KVUE

KVUEUSA Today — The 2011 film The Rum Diaries didn’t do much for Johnny Depp’s career but it had a lasting effect on his love life. People reports that it’s … Read More

The couple met on the set of 2011’s ‘The Rum Diaries’ – Fox News

Fox NewsNovember 3, 2011. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard pose for photographers as they arrive for the European premiere of “The Rum Diary” in London.Reuters. ADVERTISEMENT. Rumors were swirling this … Read More

‘Lone Survivor’ leaves box office shocked and awed – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe true story of a military mission gone awry collected $38.5 million, according to studio estimates from box office trackers Rentrak. While the movie opened in limited release on … Read More

Cygnus arrives at International Space Station – Fox News

Fox NewsCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Christmas has finally arrived for the six space station astronauts. A privately launched supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday morning, three … Read More

Packers’ owners share civic pride – in the stands – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleGreen Bay, Wis. –. I hung out with the owner of the Green Bay Packers on Saturday morning. We talked franchise history, matchups, revenue streams. And then she … Read More

Downton Abbey Redux: Catch Up with Our Precap Before Season 4 Premieres – People Magazine

People MagazineDownton Abbey returns to primetime when season four of the period drama gets underway this Sunday at 9 p.m. EST on PBS. The new season picks up six months … Read More

WNBA attendance-leader Los Angeles Sparks need new owner – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPaula Madison and her family couldn’t afford to lose any more money with the Los Angeles Sparks, so she decided it was time to get out. Madison informed the … Read More

Will stranded ship affect Antarctica cruise tourism? – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCruise lines that carry tourists to Antarctica say that the research ship stranded in ice since Christmas Eve did not indicate any increased risk for Antarctic tourism. All 52 … Read More

Jennifer Hudson Buys Her Assistant a House for Christmas—Watch Him Flip Out! – E! Online

E! OnlineA home of his own! Jennifer Hudson appreciates her assistant Walter Williams—so much so that she bought him a house for the holidays! The Academy Award winner uploaded an … Read More

Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept Car Coming To CES 2014 (VIDEO) – CleanTechnica

CleanTechnicaFord has just announced the Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept. The day after Christmas, I had the chance to talk with Mike Tinskey, Ford’s global director of vehicle electrification and … Read More

Holidays bring market share gains for Apple’s iPhone, iPad remains dominant – Apple Insider

Apple InsiderNew web traffic data suggests that the iPhone was Christmas’s big winner among smartphones while the iPad remained the dominant tablet, though it lost some ground to competition from … Read More

Helicopter rescue begins for passengers stuck in Antarctic ice – Reuters

ReutersSYDNEY (Reuters) – A Chinese helicopter has reached a Russian ship stranded in Antarctica for nine days and is beginning to pick up 52 passengers who spent Christmas and the … Read More

Passengers rescued from ship stuck in ice in Antarctica – Fox News

Fox NewsCANBERRA, Australia – A helicopter rescued all 52 passengers from a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve after weather conditions finally cleared enough … Read More

Passengers rescued from icebound Antarctic ship – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A helicopter rescued all 52 passengers from a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve after weather conditions finally cleared … Read More

An operation has begun in Antarctica to rescue passengers from ice-bound … – BBC News

BBC NewsA Chinese helicopter arrived close to the vessel, bringing in a crew to assess the landing situation. The aircraft is expected to return within the hour to begin ferrying … Read More

Brennan: Dantonio sends message, Spartans still Rosy – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. – Not many big-time college football coaches these days are willing to make the decision Mark Dantonio made Christmas night. He suspended a superstar, the face of … Read More

Christmas Sees App Downloads Rise By 91 Percent – Headlines & Global News

Headlines & Global NewsAccording to a new report released by analytics firm Flurry, mobile phone application downloads increased by 91 percent on Christmas day compared to any other day in … Read More

Antarctic Rescue Attempt by Third Ship Beaten Back by Foul Weather – ABC News

ABC NewsThe latest attempt to rescue tourists and scientists aboard a research ship trapped in miles of Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve was called off due to harsh weather conditions. … Read More

Travel tips: head for the Hebrides, live it up on London or take a trip to Norway – The Guardian

The GuardianLive it up in London Assuming there’s still life left in the credit card following the annual Christmas shopping splurge, book yourself into the Cumberland Hotel in London’s West … Read More

Hobbit beats Wolf at US Box Office – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug has spent a third week on top of the US box office despite festive competition from The Wolf Of Wall Street. Starring Sherlock … Read More

Box office Top theatrical releases for Dec. 27-29. (All are in millions of dollars.) – Tulsa World

Tulsa WorldThis image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Martin Freeman, left, and John Callen in a scene from “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” Harvey and Bob Weinstein have … Read More

‘Hobbit’ wins weekend – Boston Globe

Boston Globe‘The Hobbit’ wins again at the box office. Over the post-Christmas holiday weekend, Peter Jackson’s ”The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” continued to lead the box office for the … Read More

Severe Antarctic weather slows Australian icebreaker bid to reach stranded ship – Reuters

ReutersSYDNEY (Reuters) – Severe Antarctic weather was slowing an Australian icebreaker’s bid to reach a Russian ship trapped in ice since Christmas eve with 74 people onboard, the Australian maritime … Read More

‘Hobbit’ rules legion of holiday newcomers at theaters – USA TODAY

USA TODAYHollywood offered a bounty of new films over the Christmas weekend, but holdovers refused to give up their seats at the buffet. Peter Jackson’s adaptation The Hobbit: The Desolation … Read More

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