Louis C.K. Loses Court Battle With Union Over Pension Plans

The joke may be on comedian Louis C.K. this time around. A judge in New York federal court on Thursday told Louis C.K.’s production company, Pig Newton Inc., that it owed unpaid contributions to union-affiliated benefit plans for the star’s work editing his Louie series on FX. Louis C.K., a celebrity comedian, who’s real name is Louis Szekely, is Pig Newton’s sole owner, and the company employs him and Louie’s cast and crew under a collective bargaining agreements with Read more [...]

Duke Football Assistant Loses His Mind in Locker Room Before Game vs. UNC

You don't have to be playing in a college football rivalry game to get fired up for it.Before their game against the North Carolina Tar Heels, Duke Blue Devils assistant Chris Hoover went nuts trying to energize his the team in the locker room, screaming and throwing a chair.Someone get that guy some pads.[Vine, h/t SB Nation] Bleacher Report - Front Page Read more [...]

RadioShack continues death march, loses $98.3 million in a quarter

On Tuesday, electronics retailer RadioShack reported its quarterly earnings, and the results were not good. The company lost $ 98.3 million in its first fiscal quarter of 2014, a figure that's more than triple the loss it sustained in the same quarter last year. Ars put RadioShack on our 2014 “Deathwatch” earlier in January, and not without reason. The retailer has relied on mobile phone sales to buoy it through the hard times and has tried to rebrand itself as the place to shop for Do-It-Yourselfers, Read more [...]

Jennifer Love Hewitt Sells Her Toluca Lake House to Jessica Simpson’s Mom, Loses $1.4 M On The Deal

New mom Jennifer Love Hewitt has just sold her waterfront home in LA’s Toluca Lake suburb to Jessica Simpson’s mom at a massive loss. In an off-market deal that closed on April 11, 2014, Tina Simpson paid $ 4.1 million for the 4 bedroom home that Hewitt bought for $ 5.5 million for in January 2006. For those doing the math, [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Struggling whooping crane population loses three to gunfire

Only about 600 of the birds remain in North America, despite decades of work and millions spent to revive the endangered species. North America's tallest bird, with a population of about 600, has lost three adults to gunfire in recent months, which "senselessly" undercuts plans to breed a thriving population of the radiant white whooping crane, wildlife authorities say. Nation - latimes.com Read more [...]

Brother Of Samsung Chief Loses Appeal For $850 Million Share Of Family Inheritance

The elder brother of South Korea's richest man, Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-Hee, lost his court appeal on Thursday for an $ 850 million share of his sibling's inherited wealth. The Seoul High Court upheld a lower court ruling allowing Lee to retain all his shareholdings in the giant conglomerate that members of his family had accused him of hiding from them following the death in 1987 of his father and Samsung founder Lee Byung-Chul. The collective family claim had amounted to Read more [...]

Google Android loses senior executive to China’s Xiaomi Tech

Budget smartphones maker has hired Google Android's Hugo Barra, who will be responsible for global business expansionGoogle has been hit by the departure of one of its leading talents. Xiaomi Tech, a fast-growing Chinese maker of cheap smartphones, has hired Hugo Barra, a senior Google Android executive, to spearhead its nascent global expansion.Xiaomi's founder Lei Jun said on his Weibo feed on Wednesday that Barra, who led product development for Google's Android mobile software, will join the Read more [...]