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  • Elizabeth Taylor remembered for her roles, both on and off the big screen

    Elizabeth Taylor remembered for her roles, both on and off the big screen

    Elizabeth Taylor, the actress whose sultry screen persona, stormy personal life and enduring fame and glamour made her one of the last of the old-fashioned movie stars and a template for the modern celebrity, died Wednesday.

  • Africa Monitor West Africa Rising: Can oil and transparency mix?

    Beginning April 15, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will demand that oil and mining companies reveal all payments made to foreign governments. Top companies want exemptions in West Africa.

  • In Pictures Gas guzzlers

    Topping the list of cars with the worst gas mileage, the 2011 Bugatti Veyron gets 8 mpg in the city and 15 mpg on the highway. With a top speed of 267 mph, one suspects that fuel economy is not a top priority for owners of this ferocious two-seater.

  • Housing without Fannie and Freddie

    Green Economics Housing without Fannie and Freddie

    Would interest rates actually rise for urban and rural home buyers?

  • Production of 'Two and a Half Men' canceled after Charlie Sheen rant

    Production of 'Two and a Half Men' canceled after Charlie Sheen rant

    A Charlie Sheen rant ripping his TV show's producer and dismissing his own problems with alcohol appears to have crossed Hollywood's lines of propriety. CBS: Work on episodes of 'Two and a Half Men' canceled.

  • Just Go With It: movie review

    Just Go With It: movie review

    Adam Sandler plays a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon in 'Just Go With It,' a fumbling comedy that could have benefitted from surgical reconstruction.

  • In Pictures Oscar nominees 2011

    Colin Firth portrays King George VI and Helena Bonham Carter plays the Queen Mother in a scene from 'The King's Speech,' which garnered 12 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Mr. Firth, Best Supporting Actress for Ms. Bonham Carter, Best Supporting Actor for Geoffrey Rush, Best Director for Tom Hooper, and Best Original Screenplay.

  • In Pictures Catwoman through the years

    Anne Hathaway, who has been cast as Catwoman in the upcoming film 'The Dark Knight Rises,' arrives at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 16.

  • In Pictures Elvis impersonators

    A young Elvis impersonator strikes a pose during the junior Elvis lookalike contest at the 18th annual Parkes Elvis Festival, in the outback town of Parkes, Australia, in Jan. 2010. Thousands of Elvis fans from across Australia gather in the country town of Parkes on 'The King's' birthday to celebrate his music with a series of parades, singing competitions, and dance events.

  • In Pictures Extravagant auctions

    At left is the suit John Lennon wore on the cover of the The Beatles' Abbey Road album, which sold at auction for $46,000 at the Braswell Galleries in Norwalk, Conn, on Jan. 1.