The year opened with Sandy Weill whining in a New York Times article that he was horrified to be depicted as a greedy, out of touch Wall Streeter for jetting to Cabo on the Citigroup plane weeks after the bank took a $45 billion taxpayer bailout.
Andrew Cuomo and Carl Paladino , the frontrunners for governor of New York , spent their first and only scheduled debate vowing to reduce taxes, spending and government corruption, without once mentioning the other’s name.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn , the International Monetary Fund chief locked up at New York’s Rikers Island jail complex on charges of sexual assault and attempted rape, may still be able to arrange bail while awaiting trial.
During their lavish Mideast escapade in “ Sex and the City 2 ,” Carrie and the girls gawk at an Arab woman slyly munching French fries through her veil. The scene grabs your attention, then quickly fades away -- just like the rest of the movie.
“Shrek Forever After,” from DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. and Viacom Inc. ’s Paramount Pictures, was the No. 1 movie in the U.S. and Canada for a third straight weekend with $25.3 million in ticket sales.