“Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” the Weinstein Co. film about a black man who served in the White House under eight presidents, led the weekend box office at U.S. and Canadian theaters with sales of $24.6 million.
“The Social Network,” Hollywood’s unflattering portrait of Facebook Inc.’s Mark Zuckerberg , pulled in moviegoers eager to see an account of the social-networking website’s early days and driven founder.
By now, you’ve probably heard of Americans Elect, the political-reform group funded by a collection of Wall Street executives (some of whom remain anonymous) who hope to field a bipartisan presidential ticket in 2012.
I’ve stopped pretending that the president’s jobs speech scheduled for next week is going to matter. I’m tired of speculating about what it will contain and whether its proposals will be big or small, bold or timid.