Europe's debt crisis seems to grow more dire every day as borrowing coasts for Spain and Italy soar. Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel holds the purse strings, and says that although saving the single European currency will be a Herculean task, it must be done.
Tom Cruise plays Stacee Jaxx, an egomaniacal rock star, in Rock of Ages. The movie features several supporting performances — including ones from Alec Baldwin, Bryan Cranston and Catherine Zeta-Jones — that outshine the main plot.
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Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta as small-town girl Sherrie Christian and city boy Drew, who follow the typical boy-meets-girl love story in Rock of Ages.
Cast whatever aspersions you like at the teased-hair, spandex-clad rock 'n' roll of the '80s: base, superficial, oversexed, bleating loudly into the night without ever having much to say apart from the fact that sex, drugs and itself were all that was needed for a pretty great party.
When Jack (Mark Duplass) continues to act out a year after his brother's death, his best friend, Iris (Emily Blunt), who's also his late brother's ex-girlfriend, invites him to rest and recharge at her family's cabin.
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Jack with Iris and her sister, Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt). Jack and Hannah's tequila-soaked one-night stand is the catalyst for the film's comedic twists.
As played by Mark Duplass, Jack is a sweet guy, though that's not really something you'd guess from his lashing out at the friends who are trying to celebrate his brother's life at the memorial service that starts Your Sister's Sister.
From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish. British Prime Minister David Cameron took the hot seat today. He was grilled under oath before a panel he created less than a year ago.
The Leveson inquiry is investigating the murky relationship between Britain's media, its politicians and police. The inquiry was sparked by allegations that a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid had hacked into the phone of a murdered schoolgirl.
Abdul Mawgoud Rageh Dardery is a member of Egypt's newly dissolved parliament. He represents Luxor and belongs to Egypt's Freedom and Justice Party, which is the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm. And, Mr. Dardery, what's your reaction to the decision effectively dissolving the parliament?