An Obama administration spokesman said it was only in jest that a top aide said President Barack Obama would stop doing “selfies,” although Samsung Electronics Co.’s use of one for a phone promotion improperly exploited the presidency for commercial gain.
Sony Corp.’s “American Hustle” captured three Golden Globes, most of any film, while “12 Years a Slave” took home the award for best drama, confirming its status as leading contender for the best-picture Oscar.
Baxter International Inc. filed a complaint Feb. 28 at the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington, claiming Johnson & Johnson hemostatic products used to control bleeding during surgery infringe five patents.
“12 Years a Slave,” the film about a free black man kidnapped into slavery in the pre-Civil War south, was crowned best picture of 2013 in an Oscars ceremony where the thriller “Gravity” led with seven awards.
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” the film sequel about teens fighting to the death in a totalitarian world, is set to dominate cinemas for three weeks and earn $400 million or more for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.