Reese Witherspoon's modern-day take on 'Great Expecations' has received a script order from The CW. Another Reese Witherspoon-produced project, a 'Peter Pan' update, was picked up by Fox.
For America's jobless, the labor market is sending conflicting signals. On one hand, unemployment in December dropped to 9.4 percent, its lowest rate in 19 months, the US Department of Labor reported Friday. On the other hand, a separate Labor survey showed that the economy added only 103,000 jobs, when economists were expecting about 150,000 new nonfarm jobs. What to make of it all? In fits and starts, the economy is staging a very modest recovery, but it may take years before the nation regains the jobs it lost during the Great Recession. To find a job, many unemployed Americans may need to reenergize their own job search. Here are seven ways to do it:
California's craze for Chihuahuas (thanks, Paris Hilton) has led to a surfeit of the tiny dogs in local animal shelters. Now a campaign is raising money to fly them to find homes in other states nearby and on the East Coast.
Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler star in this raunchy romantic comedy that plays along a predicable curve.
Screwball comedy has a former Playboy bunny teaching dour intellectual sorority girls about makeup and men.
In Southern California, an ambitious Festival of New American Musicals aims to generate new great works to replace the constantly recycled old ones.