Daily Archive: October 23, 2013

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Business

Lamborghini reveals $4.5 million roofless car

by Peter Valdes-Dapena NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Lamborghini has released photos of its latest multi-million supercar, the Veneno Roadster. The car is an open-roofed version of the Lamborghini Veneno coupe, which was unveiled at last year’s Geneva Motor Show.

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Entertainment

Ejiofor outstanding in ‘12 Years a Slave’

CHIWETEL EJIOFOR (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP) TORONTO (AP)—Chiwetel Ejiofor arrived, he thought, prepared for the first day of shooting “12 Years a Slave.” To play Solomon Northup, a free man from upstate New York who was kidnapped and sold into slavery and who later chronicled his experience in a book, Ejiofor had studied Northup’s memoir, visited plantations and learned how to, as Northup did, play the violin.

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Business

Business Calendar 10-23-13

QuickBooks Advanced OCT. 24—Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center will host its QuickBooks Advanced Workshop from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall, 600…

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Entertainment

Arts & Culture Calendar 10-23-13

Thursday 24Brown-Bag Lunch Concerts The University of Pittsburgh’s Pitt Jazz Ensemble presents its Brown-Bag Lunch Concerts at 12 p.m. at Nordy’s Place, William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Every Thursday in October, members of Pitt’s student ensemble will give brown-bag lunch performances. For more information, call 412-624-4187.

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Lifestyle

Church Circuit 10-23-13

Holiday Craft Show OCT. 26—The United Methodist Women of South Ave­nue United Methodist Church, 733 South Ave., Wilkinsburg, will host a Holiday Craft Show from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be crafts and vendors, refreshments, a bake sale and a silent auction. For more information, call 412-371-7421.

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Metro

Shoppers welcome Hill SHOP ‘n SAVE

AT LAST—Linda Imani Barett celebrates finally being able to buy groceries in her neighborhood. (Photo by J.L. Martello) by Christian MorrowCourier Staff WriterApparently, waiting 30 years and one day for a new grocery store is too long for some Hill District residents. The day before its scheduled opening, Heldman Plaza SHOP ‘n SAVE operator Jeff Ross went to check on the store and found “shoppers” roaming the aisles.

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Entertainment

Daniels, McQueen, Bullock, Roberts crowned at Hollywood Film Awards

Viola Davis, left, presents the Hollywood supporting actor award to Jake Gyllenhaal at the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP) by Jessican HerndonAP Film Writer BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — With talk of televising the Hollywood Film Awards Gala next year, stars at Monday’s ceremony enjoyed what could be their last unedited award show. Julia Roberts accepted her supporting actress award barefoot and multiple stars, including Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Jack Black and Jane Fonda spouted expletives freely. Launching the awards season, the 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards, held at The Beverly Hilton, brought together a slew of A-list stars to toast accomplishments — and share laughs. Kanye West kicked off the ceremony by presenting Steve McQueen with the “Hollywood Breakout Director Award.” “I’ve arrived!” said McQueen, who directed “12 Years a Slave.”

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Entertainment

Review: Lil Mama surpasses Left Eye role expectations in TLC movie

In this undated photo provided by VH1, from left, Drew Sidora, Lil Mama and Keke Palmer play the characters of Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas in the TLC biopic, “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” which premieres on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, on VH1. (AP Photo/VH1, Blake Tyers) The movie had me at the opening credits! VH1’s CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, the #1 trending topic on social sites during its premiere Monday night, reignited the buzz and fan-based admiration for the Grammy award winning trio. The movie covers a lot of the backstage occurrences that we never saw like Left Eye’s father’s murder, Chili’s chilling abortion, and T-Boz’s unexpected diagnosis of sickle cell anemia. For 150 minutes, viewers also enjoyed the great moments like when the girls heard their song on the radio for the first time or their very first tour with MC Hammer and Jodeci.

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Business

White replaces silver as favorite car color

2014 Mercedes Benz E Class Cabriolet by Dee Ann DurbinAP Auto Writer TROY, Mich. (AP) — Move over, silver. After more than a decade as the world’s favorite car color, silver is falling in popularity to white. PPG Industries, the leading supplier of automotive paints, says 25 percent of the vehicles it supplied in the 2013 model year were white, up 3 percent from the prior year. Silver and black tied for second, with 18 percent each.