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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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