Growing up in the South Bronx, Ken Lipper sat at his grandmother’s knee, tallying the hems and collars she sewed. The 7-year-old boy wanted to ensure the immigrant from Russia, who spoke no English, was properly paid.
Julia Roberts slurps spaghetti in Rome, pets a rogue elephant in India and rides a bicycle through a tropical forest in Bali in “ Eat Pray Love ,” the turgid film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir about a divorcee’s global journey of self-discovery.
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.
Kilroy Realty Corp., an owner of commercial real estate along the U.S. West Coast, said it plans to develop a $300 million office-and-apartment project in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles after acquiring land from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” collected $115.9 million in ticket sales in U.S. and Canadian theaters during the four-day July 4th weekend, the largest-ever opening for a movie during the U.S. holiday.
Hollywood, a Los Angeles area once so seedy that Julia Roberts walked its streets as a prostitute in the movie “Pretty Woman,” is now undergoing the biggest surge of real estate construction in almost four decades.