The Avengers' will be in 3-D

The Avengers’ will be in 3-D

Hulk smash! Right into the theater! Walt Disney Pictures announced today that The Avengers will be converted to 3-D for its May 4, 2012 release. The news shouldn’t be a huge surprise — Disney is undergoing the same 3-D conversion process for John Carter, and director Joss Whedon expressed his…

Dynamic 2011 events to shape world for years to come

Dynamic 2011 events to shape world for years to come

(CNN) — From the Arab Spring to a global economic crisis to the killing of Osama bin Laden, 2011 has been defined by historic and dynamic events that will shape the world in the years ahead. A revolt across the Middle East and North Africa began with the self-immolation of…

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Lady Gaga’s album has steep drop in sales

After last week’s strong sales debut, Lady Gaga’s album “Born This Way” has seen a sharp decrease in sales. The superstar’s record sold more than a million copies in its first week, but for week two only 174,000 were sold, according to Billboard. Of course, Lady Gaga’s album was on…

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Vettel claims pole ahead of Ferrari pair in Montreal

World champion Sebastian Vettel continued his domination of the Formula One season as he claimed pole position Saturday for the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. The runaway title leader clocked a time of one minute 13.014 seconds on the testing street circuit to hold off the Ferrari pair of Fernando…

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The legacy of Ireland’s ‘bail-out’ minister

Brian Lenihan, the former Irish finance minster for Fianna Fail who Friday died of pancreatic cancer aged 52, played a pivotal role in the country’s bailout, following its near economic collapse. It was Lenihan who fronted the 2008 legislation that guaranteed full repayment of loans lent to the banks by…

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Finals Preview: When Miami has the ball

Three teams finished the regular season in the top 10 in both points scored and allowed per possession. Two of them now meet in the Finals, a reminder that the “defense wins championships” cliché is far too simplistic to explain a complicated game. The Heat took out three mediocre offensive…