- Pregnancies decline overall, up among older women
- Pentagon plans to destroy Syrian chemical arms on ship at sea
- Paris Metro issues ‘politeness manual’ to improve passengers’ behavior
- Justin Bieber, crew detained at Australian airport in drug search
- Lee Rigby trial: Muslim who machete-hacked soldier calls it ‘humane’ kill
- GM ending Chevy sales in Europe to focus on Opel and Vauxhall
- Putin’s diplomats to U.S. busted for living high life off $1.5M bilked from Medicaid
- Happy Meal: Couple goes to McDonald’s, leaves with bag packed with cash
- Boehner: It took me 3 to 4 hours to sign up for Obamacare
- Oh my God! Costco lists Bible as fiction, Ron Burgundy memoir as gospel
Taking Names: ‘Hunger Games’ director won’t helm sequel
In a statement Tuesday, Mr. Ross said “after difficult but sincere consideration,” he decided not to direct the film. According to the Associated Press, he blames limited time to write and prep the film because of the fixed, tight production schedule.
“Catching Fire” is the second installment in the franchise based on Suzanne Collins‘ book series. It’s scheduled for release in November 2013.
Chili Peppers, Black Keys among Lollapalooza acts
The Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Black Keys and English indie darlings Florence and the Machine will headline this year’s three-day Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago, Jane’s Addiction lead singer and Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell announced Wednesday.
“Every year it’s kind of a nail-biter putting a lineup together,” Mr. Farrell said in an Associated Press interview. “There were moments when I looked at it and I was beside myself. I didn’t know what to do.”
The festival in Chicago’s sprawling Grant Park begins Aug. 3.
The schedule of more than 120 bands features Lollapalooza’s signature mix of mainstream headliners and indie bands. The global factor is strong with acts from across Europe, Chile, Australia and Malaysia. It also reflects American music hubs such as Austin, Nashville and Portland, spanning genres from rock to pop, hip hop and rap to electronic dance.
Putting together the perfect lineup has a special set of challenges, Mr. Farrell said.
“You are trying to balance a lot of things,” he said. “Balance economics, there’s budget — how much we can afford for talent. You’re trying to balance that with who’s available.”
- 'Hunger Games' delivers Obama's message on income inequality: liberal group
- CARSON: Getting to the top by starting at the bottom
- Hack attack: 2 million Facebook, Twitter passwords stolen
- Obama returns to class warfare as poll numbers plunge
- CURL: 'Mission Accomplished' for Obamacare
- NAPOLITANO: Pope Francis should be saving souls, not pocketbooks
- Democratic infighting erupts over 'we can have it all' fantasy on entitlements
- Russian diplomats busted bilking $1.5 million from Medicaid
- American teacher shot and killed at Benghazi international school
- U.S. drops 2,000 mice on Guam by parachute to kill snakes
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
NFL junkie Eric Golub reports on his favorite obsession. There is no football offseason. Every February he pretends to care about other sports while sobbing uncontrollably each Sunday until September.
All of the world’s problems, solved on your back porch
Brazen, leading-edge, “call it like it is” columns and reporting from Ohio native, radio host and writer, Sara Marie Brenner.
Entertainment News and Reviews from Washington, D.C. and beyond.
White House pets gone wild!