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A sober Brantley Gilbert still singing party songs
Go ahead and congratulate country rocker Brantley Gilbert on his No. 1 hit, “Bottoms Up.” Just don’t buy him a beer.
Tarantino calls digital ’the death of cinema’
When Quentin Tarantino won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1994 for “Pulp Fiction,” he showered his cast with high-fives, bounced to the stage where jury president Clint Eastwood awaited, and promptly answered a heckler with a middle finger.
- In Other News, May 20
AT&T aims for TV’s future with $48.5B DirecTV deal
AT&T says it views its planned $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV as a way to help redefine the video entertainment industry, giving it opportunities to bundle services and tap into growing Latin American markets.
Jackson, Timberlake own Billboard Music Awards
The King of Pop and a likely successor, prince of pop Justin Timberlake, ruled the Billboard Music Awards — though Michael Jackson made a splash via hologram and Timberlake accepted his awards via video from overseas.
- In Other News, May 18
Coffee fungus raising prices for high-end blends
The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to help Central American farmers fight a devastating coffee disease — and hold down the price of your morning cup.
Studies: Wildfires worse due to global warming
The devastating wildfires scorching Southern California offer a glimpse of a warmer and more fiery future, according to scientists and federal and international reports.
Record Balkan floods lead to Bosnia landslides
Landslides triggered by unprecedented rains in Bosnia have left hundreds of people homeless, officials said Sunday, while thousands more have fled their homes in neighboring Croatia and Serbia as Balkan countries battle the region’s worst flooding since modern records began.
SpaceX Dragon departs space station after month
The commercial cargo ship Dragon left the space station on Sunday, heading home with nearly 2 tons of science experiments and old equipment.
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