Permira Advisers LLP has reached an agreement to buy Ancestry.com Inc., the family-history research website, for about $1.6 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Martin Sheen described the “extraordinary” talent of fellow actor James Marshall in a trial claiming Roche Holding AG ’s Accutane acne drug caused Marshall’s inflammatory bowel disease.
Roche Holding AG faces a lineup of Hollywood stars in the New Jersey trial of an actor’s lawsuit alleging he suffered the loss of his colon after taking the company’s Accutane acne drug.
In “Real Steel,” a futuristic tale about boxing robots, the scrappy underdog uses Muhammad Ali’s rope-a-dope strategy to tire out its bigger, stronger opponent in a championship bout.
“The Amazing Spider-Man,” Sony Corp.’s reboot of the super-hero film franchise, led the U.S. and Canadian box office in its first weekend with $62 million in ticket sales, building on a midweek debut.
The early end of James Marshall ’s career, blamed by the actor and musician on Roche Holding AG ’s Accutane acne drug, was an “unbelievable tragedy,” former co- star Brian Dennehy said in court.
Maybe a Spider-Man reboot wasn’t exactly screaming to be made, coming just a half-decade after Tobey Maguire ditched the bodysuit for good.
Ancestry.com Inc., the family- history research website in talks to sell itself, reported second-quarter sales and profit that topped analysts’ estimates, citing user gains and demand for new products.
“The Amazing Spider-Man,” Sony Corp.’s restart of the hit movie franchise with Andrew Garfield taking the title role, generated $35 million in opening-day ticket sales at U.S. and Canadian theaters.
“Ice Age: Continental Drift,” the fourth film in the animated series from News Corp.’s Twentieth Century Fox, opened in first place in U.S. and Canadian theaters with $46.6 million in sales.
"He never, ever backed down. It did not mean much if there was not a fight."
- Martin Sheen on May 01, 2012