Stories tagged with Disney

More names join Trump’s list of dearly and not so dearly departed

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 14, 2017 at 11:34am   |   0 Comments

Merck chairman and CEO Kenneth Frazier is resigning from the Donald Trump’s manufacturing council because of the president’s failure to condemn white supremacists and their actions in Charlottesville, VA.

Pixar’s ‘WALL-E’ slams consumerism, even as it plugs Apple products

By Carol Eisenberg   |   July 16, 2008 at 9:15am   |   1 Comments

Pixar’s latest animation, the futuristic WALL-E, gets to have it both ways: On one level, it is a jeremiad against consumerism - and especially about how we anaesthetize ourselves at our own peril by plugging into computers 24/7.

Anthony Pellicano: Hollywood undercover

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 24, 2007 at 12:45pm   |   2 Comments

The ongoing federal investigation of private eye Anthony Pellicano is revealing connections that many Hollywood celebs would prefer to keep quiet.

More than a dozen people have been arrested, and Pellicano is in jail, awaiting trial on charges of bribery, conspiracy, racketeering and illegal wiretapping.

Entertainment moguls and other elites have sought Pellicano’s skills over the years. His client list included former Disney chief Michael Ovitz, rock star Courtney Love and attorney Bert Fields.

It remains to be seen whether this case will establish itself as one of Tinseltown’s great scandals. A federal judge recently postponed Pellicano’s trial until 2008.

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