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‘Lawrence of Arabia’ star Peter O’Toole dies

In actors, world news on December 15, 2013 by insidehollywoodreport Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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Peter O’Toole, the charismatic actor who achieved instant stardom as Lawrence of Arabia and was nominated eight times for an Academy Award, has died, his agent said Sunday. He was 81.

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U.S. averse to intervening in Syria?

In politics on May 28, 2013 by insidehollywoodreport Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

Domestic political will is a necessary for intervention and polls show Americans are reluctant to support military interventions in Syria.

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A decade of slow growth?

In politics, world news on February 1, 2013 by insidehollywoodreport Tagged: , , , , , , , , , ,

By Fareed Zakaria

From: Cnn.com:
Every year at Davos, people like me try to get a sense of the mood of the place, take the temperature of people in this frosty mountain resort.

Obviously, I will give you a highly impressionistic and personal picture, but it’s one I find useful since Davos does bring together leaders in government, business, media – even the NGO community – from all corners of the world. It is genuinely global in a way that few conferences are…

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The FACTS: End of the World 2012 phenomenon

In entertainment news, gossip on December 20, 2012 by insidehollywoodreport Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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Guatemalan Maya natives kneel in front of a temple at the Tikal archaeological site on December 20, 2012. The exquisite site of Mayan ruins began hosting winter solstice ceremonies on Thursday as the region’s indigenous people marked the end of an era.

The 2012 phenomenon comprises a range of eschatological beliefs according to which cataclysmic or transformative events will occur on 21 December 2012 .

This date is regarded as the end-date of a 5125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. Various astronomical alignments and numerological formulae have been proposed as pertaining to this date, though none has been accepted by mainstream scholarship.

A New Age interpretation of this transition is that the date marks the start of time in which Earth and its inhabitants may undergo a positive physical or spiritual transformation, and that 21 December 2012 may mark the beginning of a new era.

Others suggest that the date marks the end of the world or a similar catastrophe. Scenarios suggested for the end of the world include the arrival of the next solar maximum, an interaction between Earth and the black hole at the center of the galaxy, or Earth’s collision with a planet called Nibiru.

Scholars from various disciplines have dismissed the idea of such cataclysmic events occurring in 2012. Professional Mayanist scholars state that predictions of impending doom are not found in any of the extant classic Maya accounts, and that the idea that the Long Count calendar ends in 2012 misrepresents Maya history and culture, While astronomers have rejected the various proposed doomsday scenarios as pseudoscience,stating that they conflict with simple astronomical observations.

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Only 15 States Opt to Run Obamacare Exchanges

In fiscal cliff, news on December 13, 2012 by insidehollywoodreport Tagged: , , , , , , , , , ,

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Only 15 states have told the federal government they plan to operate health insurance exchanges under President Barack Obama’s reform law, leaving Washington with the daunting task of creating online marketplaces for two-thirds of the country.

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Bloomberg: The Fiscal Cliff Will Drive the U.S. Into Recession

In fiscal cliff, news on December 3, 2012 by insidehollywoodreport Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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House Speaker John Boehner says he was “flabbergasted” when Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner pitched the White House plan to save the nation from the “fiscal cliff.”

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6 Ways The Fiscal Cliff Could Affect You

In news, politics on November 26, 2012 by insidehollywoodreport Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke used the term “fiscal cliff,” it quickly became the newest Washington buzzphrase. As the deadline to avert the cliff nears, it has overtaken the European debt crisis as the most talked-about story in the financial media. The fiscal cliff refers to the enactment of a number of laws that would, if not changed before Jan. 1, 2013,

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