In case anyone had a shadow of a doubt that most Harvard students are precocious, smart, if not learned, we hear from the lips of Harvard’s Dean of Undergraduate Education, Jay M. Harris, that nearly all the students at Harvard are indeed above average — so much so that the median grade given is an A- and the most frequent grade awarded is an A!
It’s a fact: Elwood was ugly. And he was loved.
Even in retirement Black Caviar — arguably Australia’s most celebrated racehorse with 25 victories from 25 starts — shows no sign of fading from the media glare.
NEW YORK (AP) — Revelers at this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade gave thanks for the giant balloons that flew above the city streets Thursday after a blustery storm accompanied by high winds nearly grounded them for only the second time in the parade’s 87-year history.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Kean, best known as Ed Norton’s beleaguered wife Trixie on a TV revival of “The Honeymooners,” has died.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee, who plans to make a movie in the Philippines, said Thursday that independent Asian filmmakers have a better chance these days of finding audiences around the world.
The movie is based on Hans Christian Andersen's “The Snow Queen” — 25 years after Disney's last Andersen adaptation, “The Little Mermaid” — even if it takes substantial liberties with plot and characters. The studio's 53rd feature-length film, which has had positive reviews ahead of its release for the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, brings to fruition a project which was on Walt Disney's wish list although he never made it. “Walt Disney was passionate about trying to do a version of this,” the film's co-producer Chris Buck told at a press conference to present the film at Disney's Burbank, California studios before its release Wednesday.
Steve McQueen's historical drama garnered the highest number of nominations this year, followed by Alexander Payne's dramedy. With a total of seven nominations, “12 Years a Slave” has a slight lead over the much less publicized “Nebraska.” After winning the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, the historical drama is in the running for the Spirit Awards for Best Director, Best Male Lead, Best Supporting Female and Male, Best Screenplay and Best Feature. With six nominations, Alexander Payne's father and son road movie “Nebraska” is also a contender for the highly coveted Best Director and Best Feature awards, while its star Bruce Dern has been nominated for the title of Best Actor.
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt and her “The Client List” co-star Brian Hallisay are the proud parents of a baby girl.