Welcome to London (GB) Daily, a newspaper and guide from London (GB), England, UK, featuring news from every borough
See text menu below
Show Business
Your event press release is welcome. Send it to us.


Courtesy of
Morena FM, Brazil


Sponsored by Radio Morena
Music from Brazil

Back to News

[ London (GB) ] [ UK ] [ Europe ] [ World ] [Asia/Aus] [ Business ] [ ShowBiz ] [ Tech ]

Moore calls Bush a "fictitious president"
       LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Politics grabbed center stage at the Academy Awards on Sunday as the winner for best documentary, director Michael Moore, charged President Bush with waging a "fictitious war." Wagging his finger from the stage as he was both applauded and booed by the assembled celebrities, Moore said, "We are against this war, Mr. Bush. Shame on you." Moore won for "Bowling for Columbine," a provocative film on the roots of gun violence in America, whose title refers to the Colorado high school where two students massacred 13 people before killing themselves in 1999. Moore, who Chartering a business aircraftreceived a standing ovation from the assembled celebrities, invited the other nominees for best documentary film to join him onstage in solidarity against the war against Iraq. "We like nonfiction and we live in fictitious times. We live in a time where we have fictitious election results, that elect a fictitious president. We live in a time where we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons," Moore said. Oscar host Steve Martin joked after Moore finished speaking that "the Teamsters are helping Mr. Moore into the trunk of his limo."

Harry Potter Author J.K. Rowling Has Baby Boy
       London (GB) (Reuters) - J.K. Rowling, author of the famed "Harry Potter" series, gave birth to a baby boy over the weekend in Scotland. David Gordon Rowling Murray was born on Sunday afternoon at the New Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh, according to Rowling's spokeswoman Nicky Stonehill. Rowling, one of Britain's wealthiest women, already has a 10-year-old daughter from her first marriage. She married her second husband Neil Murray two years ago. The birth comes just three months before the much anticipated fifth installment of the Harry Potter series. "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" will be published on June 21.

Radio Back to Near Normal Despite War
       LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. radio operators returned to more normal programming on Thursday with few other than some all-news channels offering uninterrupted coverage of the war in Iraq, a move that relieved pressure on advertising revenues, experts said on Thursday. But industry executives and analysts warned that the situation was fluid and an escalation in hostilities could still prompt stations to take the expensive step of breaking with their programming to offer wall-to-wall war coverage. "We were commercial-free last night for a few hours on the AM news talk stations, but everything was back to normal today," said Gabe Hobbs, vice president of programming for the 265-station news, talk, sports division of Clear Channel Communications Inc. Clear Channel, the nation's leading radio operator, has 1,200 stations. "I'm helping the FM stations coordinate their programming and news. It's not my decision if they break format, but certainly last night there were many who had gone to long-form news format on a temporary basis," he said, noting that FM listeners were also being referred to the company's sister AM news outlets. Radio stocks fell on Wednesday on concerns that war jitters were slowing ad sales and on the view that commercials would be yanked entirely for two to three days once the war began. But that did not appear to be the case and most stocks in the sector rebounded on Thursday. Cumulus Media Inc. rose 3 percent to close at $15.48 on the Nasdaq, while Clear Channel rose 4.7 percent to $37.29 and Westwood One Inc, which warned earlier this week of a slowdown in ad sales, rose 4.3 percent to $32.85, both on the New York Stock Exchange.

Click Here to Comparison Shop with "London (GB) Daily"
Search for   in  Search About

[..News..] ..... [..Guides..] ..... [..Articles..] ..... [..Links..] ..... [..Join Us..] ..... [..Services..] ..... [..Home..]
©London (GB) Daily 2015. Have a good story? E-mail us.

Click Here!