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Marvel icon Stan Lee in $1-B lawsuit against the company he started

LOS ANGELES — Comic books legend Stan Lee is suing the entertainment company he cofounded for damages topping $1 billion, accusing bosses of trying to steal his image, according to court documents filed Tuesday. The complaint, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court and published by several US entertainment media outlets, alleges that POW! Entertainment […] The post Marvel icon Stan Lee in $1-B lawsuit against the company he started appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineMay 17th, 2018

Stan Lee drops $1 billion lawsuit against company he started

LOS ANGELES, USA – Comic book legend Stan Lee has terminated a $1 billion lawsuit alleging that the entertainment company he co-founded had tricked him into signing away his image rights. The complaint, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court in May, accused POW! Entertainment CEO Shane Duffy and co-founder ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Private funeral held for Stan Lee, more memorials in works

LOS ANGELES --- A small, private funeral has been held to mourn Marvel Comics mogul Stan Lee, and his company is making more plans to memorialize him. "Stan was always adamant that he did not want a large public funeral, and as such his family has conducted a private closed ceremony in accordance with his final wishes," Lee's company POW! Entertainment said in a statement to The Associated Press on Friday. POW! Entertainment has set up a memorial wall on Lee's website where friends, colleagues and fans can share thoughts, prayers and tributes to Lee, and messages from fellow creators and artists will be posted on Lee's social media pages in the coming days. The company says ...Keep on reading: Private funeral held for Stan Lee, more memorials in works.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2018

Dayanara Torres’ new fiancé is Marvel film producer Louis D’Esposito

Model-actress Dayanara Torres of Puerto Rico finally finds love in Marvel film producer Louis D’Esposito, who also paid tribute to the sudden death of comic book icon Stan Lee of Marvel. Torres and D’Esposito kept their relationship private save for a very few photos on social media. Torres was the one who made the announcement […] The post Dayanara Torres’ new fiancé is Marvel film producer Louis D’Esposito appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

'YOUthVoice through art

Visit us on Instagram To be You; Facebook: To be You; e-mail inq.tobeyou@gmail.com In To be You, aside from the written word, art has become a medium for young people to express themselves, and it's strong enough to convey their thoughts, ideals and convictions. As we celebrate the Inquirer's 33rd year this month, we compiled a series of artworks made by our student artists, representing key moments and issues in recent times--- from mental health and the death of comic-book icon Stan Lee, to the Marawi siege and Harry Potter.                      ...Keep on reading: #YOUthVoice through art.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018

ONE Championship: Flyweight champ Geje Eustaquio sees future career in mountain biking

Mountain biking first started for Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio as a hobby, but his enthusiasm for the extreme sport eventually turned into passion.   The reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion from Baguio City was first introduced to the thrill of bike rides by his Team Lakay comrade Edward Kelly.   Like many other athletes who go to extreme lengths in an effort to bolster their respective strength and conditioning programs, Eustaquio supplements his martial arts training with white-knuckle rides in nature.   He and his teammates frequently take their mountain bikes through the challenging off-road terrain of Baguio City’s lush forests together.   "I think mountain biking is the perfect cross-training. First of all, it develops balance. It also enhances your decision-making as well," Eustaquio shared.   "We also develop our cardio by doing this. It helps all of us stay in shape while having fun. Riding bikes is a great workout.”   Eustaquio and company go mountain biking in Baguio City once a week during training camps, and ride up to three times a week when a bout is not scheduled.   The area where they typically ride is blessed with incredible natural beauty – mountains, rivers, and amazing wildlife that populates the landscape.   While the group typically follows cross-country trails over wild terrain, they are familiar with their surroundings, so their pursuits are usually pretty safe.   “When we ride, it is an adrenaline rush. We love conquering trails, and at the same time, it gives us access to the most wonderful creations of God,” he stated.   Despite his newfound love for bike rides, there is no denying that Eustaquio's focus and priority is still mixed martial arts as he eagerly awaits the phone call for his next world title defense.   Eustaquio puts mountain biking on the backseat for now, but he affirmed that it could very well end up as a career when it is time to call it a day in mixed martial arts.   "It is not the same with mixed martial arts. I can't give my whole time in mountain biking yet,” he mentioned. “Maybe when it's time for me to retire, I might do professional mountain biking or motocross.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Next Invincibles? Maybe, if rampant City can see off Chelsea

By Steve Douglas, Associated Press They've won at Wembley Stadium and Emirates Stadium. They've ground out a draw at Anfield. They've demolished their fierce local rivals at home. The barriers to Manchester City's players emulating Arsenal's from 2004 and going a full English Premier League unbeaten are gradually being removed. Avoid defeat at Chelsea on Saturday and the chances of City becoming the latest "Invincibles" will be hiked up even further. It would not just be the manner in which the team has been swatting aside most of its opponents in its 15-match undefeated start that would be pointed to. More the fact that City will have played all of its biggest rivals away from home and still kept that clean record intact. Pep Guardiola's team didn't even concede a goal in away games to Arsenal (2-0), Tottenham (1-0) and Liverpool (0-0), taking a total of seven points from those fixtures. After visiting Chelsea, City will have played all of its toughest games and almost half the league campaign will have gone. Unsurprisingly, Guardiola brushed off talk of finishing the season unbeaten. "I don't care about that," Guardiola said on Friday. "Believe me, it is the least important thing. I don't care. It's just the next game." Yet somehow, City is managing to raise the bar after a season when it broke Premier League records for most points (100), most wins (32), most goals (106), biggest goal difference (pus 79) and biggest title-winning margin (19 points). The team is averaging exactly three goals per game and has conceded only seven. All of this with probably its best player — Kevin De Bruyne — missing for the majority of the season because of injury, and playing without a genuine left back for some of it with Benjamin Mendy also having spells out. Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri as good as threw the towel in on Friday when asked if City could be stopped this season. "It's impossible to beat them in a long period, of course, in this moment," said the Italian, who described City as "maybe the best in the world. But in a match, everything can happen." A difference this season is that City has some company at the summit. Liverpool is only two points back in second place and also is unbeaten after its first 15 games. There are doubts over whether Liverpool, which hasn't won a trophy of any kind since 2012 and a league title since 1990, can last the duration of the title race but a defensive improvement in Juergen Klopp's team will make Liverpool hard to beat. An interesting aspect this weekend is that, unlike in recent rounds in the Premier League, Liverpool plays first — in a lunchtime game at Bournemouth on Saturday — so can apply some pressure with a victory at Vitality Stadium. City still has to play away to Manchester United, which it overwhelmed in a 3-1 win at home last month, while a trip to an Everton side rejuvenated under Marco Silva should also be a test. Otherwise, the rest of City's most difficult remaining matches come at Etihad Stadium where the team has won all eight of its games so far, scoring 30 goals in the process. It was a dominant win at Chelsea — albeit by a scoreline of only 1-0 — that first made Guardiola feel City would produce something special last season. In his first season in charge, City struggled in big games away from home. "That, I think, was the first day we believed in ourselves, me included, to say, 'OK, we can go away on the biggest stage and win." The fact that Chelsea has started to stutter in the league, losing two of its last three games, makes City an even bigger favorite this weekend, although Guardiola said Sergio Aguero and De Bruyne would be missing again because of injury. "How are they going to react after losing two games?" Guardiola asked of Chelsea. "I can imagine how intense, how aggressive and how committed they will be. That's why it's a good test for us. I will welcome that.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Lalamove, the Biggest Same-Day Delivery App in Southeast Asia, Is Now in Cebu!

After gaining strong presence in Metro Manila in the past 2 years and moving items 24/7 since their arrival, the biggest same-day delivery app in Southeast Asia is finally in Cebu! The company, which started in Hong Kong and is present in more than 100 cities, expands its horizons to the Queen City of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

Six Marvel movies with Stan Lee cameos

Six Marvel movies with Stan Lee cameos.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 24th, 2018

Tennis star Venus Williams settles fatal crash lawsuit

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tennis star Venus Williams has settled a wrongful death lawsuit related to a fatal car crash in Florida, court records show. Palm Beach County court records show that the case was closed Friday. Terms of the agreement between Williams and the estate of Jerome Barson, 78, weren't included in the documents. Palm Beach Gardens police previously cleared both Williams and Barson's wife, Linda, in the June 9, 2017 crash that fatally injured Barson. A police report said an unidentified third vehicle illegally cut off Williams as she tried to cross a busy six-lane highway near her home, setting off a chain of events that ended with a sedan driven by Linda Barson, 68, slamming into the passenger side of Williams' SUV. Jerome Barson died 13 days after the crash, and his wife suffered a broken arm and other injuries. Williams, 38, was not hurt. Officer David Dowling, the lead investigator, said in his report that video from a nearby security camera shows Williams legally entered the intersection from a road exiting her gated neighborhood on a green light. As she started to cross, a dark sedan cut her off, forcing her to stop. When the sedan cleared her path, Williams began moving forward in her 2010 Toyota Sequoia, but that put her in the path of the Barsons, who now had the green light. The Barsons' 2016 Hyundai Accent hit Williams' SUV at 40 mph (65 kph). Dowling said in his report that state law required Williams to exit the intersection and that even though Linda Barson had the green light she was obligated to make sure the intersection was clear. Williams has career on-court earnings of about $40 million, her own clothing line and endorsement deals with Ralph Lauren, Kraft foods, Tide detergent and Wilson sporting goods. She also owns a small percentage of the Miami Dolphins. Attorneys for Williams and the Barsons didn't immediately return messages seeking comment......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

The terno: a symbol and icon

IN THE presence of less-polite company, the audience at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) last Sunday, Nov. 11, would have frothed at the mouth and would have fallen in a faint from sheer ecstasy at the sights and sounds at this year’s Ternocon......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 18th, 2018

Mets deGrom gets Cy with record-low wins; Snell takes AL

By Jake Seiner, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — After a season marred by narrow defeats, Jacob deGrom became a runaway winner. The New York Mets ace easily won the National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday night, a reward for a historically fruitless season in Flushing. The right-hander had just 10 victories, the fewest ever by a Cy Young-winning starter. The AL prize also reflected a change in voters’ values, with Blake Snell of the Tampa Bay Rays narrowly beating out past winners Justin Verlander and Corey Kluber for his first Cy Young. Snell pitched just 180 2/3 innings, fewest ever by a Cy Young-winning starter. Over full seasons, Snell is the second starter to win the award with fewer than 200 innings after Clayton Kershaw logged 198 1/3 in 2014. “I definitely think the game has changed in that aspect,” deGrom said. “I feel like it’s just turning more into quality of work and what did you accomplish in those innings,” Snell said. “I think that’s just the way it’s going.” DeGrom easily beat out Washington’s Max Scherzer, who was seeking a third straight Cy Young and fourth overall. DeGrom got 29 first-place votes and 207 points from members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Scherzer had the other first-place vote. In his first season after chopping off his distinctive long hair, deGrom cut down hitters from start to finish despite little help from teammates. He had a 1.70 ERA, the lowest in the NL since Zack Greinke’s 1.66 mark in 2015. Yet the 30-year-old right-hander went 10-9, eclipsing the low bar among starters of 13 victories set by the Dodgers’ Fernando Valenzuela in 1981 and matched by Seattle’s Felix Hernandez in 2010. DeGrom allowed three runs or fewer in 29 consecutive starts to close the season, breaking Leslie “King” Cole’s 108-year-old record of 26 such outings. Yet the Mets were 11-18 in those games and 14-18 overall with deGrom on the mound. “My thought process was, ‘Hey, take the ball every fifth day and continue to try to put this team in position to win and control what you can control,’” deGrom said. Hernandez’s Cy Young victory signaled a major shift from voters, who once prioritized pitcher wins. The push toward advanced analytics made deGrom’s candidacy possible, and by September there was little debate deGrom was worthy, even as the Mets regularly wasted his dominance. “This was one of my goals,” deGrom said. “The team didn’t end up where we wanted to be this past season, but you kind of set personal goals, and I think being able to accomplish something that has been a dream of yours is just something special. To be a Cy Young Award winner, you’re in great company, and it truly is an honor.” Perhaps no pitcher had ever been such a hard-luck loser. New York averaged 3.5 runs in games started by deGrom, second only to Cole Hamels for worst support in the majors among qualified pitchers. During one stretch late in the season, the Mets totaled 10 runs over seven of deGrom’s outings, and four of those were driven in by the pitcher himself. DeGrom nearly produced more wins above replacement than actual wins — an unfortunate sabermetric feat that has only been accomplished once, when the Philadelphia Athletics’ Eddie Smith went 4-17 with 4.1 WAR in 1937. Baseball-Reference calculated deGrom for 9.6 WAR. The 2014 NL Rookie of the Year, he became the seventh rookie winner voted a Cy Young, joining fellow Mets Tom Seaver and Dwight Gooden. R.A. Dickey was the only other Met to win a Cy Young. The Mets unveiled a deGrom bobblehead featuring the Cy Young Award shortly after deGrom was crowned. They will give away 25,000 prior to a home game April 7 against Scherzer’s Nationals. Snell got 17 first-place votes and 169 points to 13 first-place votes and 154 points for Verlander. Kluber had 71 points, followed by Boston’s Chris Sale and Houston’s Gerrit Cole. Snell had a 1.89 ERA, third best in the AL since the DH was introduced, trailing only Ron Guidry (1.74) in 1978 and Pedro Martinez (1.74) in 2000. The 25-year-old pitched had 33 1/3 fewer innings than Verlander, but his dominance was enough to sway the electorate. The lefty nicknamed Snellzilla wreaked havoc against the AL’s top lineups. He was 3-0 with a 1.08 ERA in four starts against the World Series champion Red Sox, and 2-0 in two starts each against the Astros and Indians. The Yankees roughed Snell up twice, but he got threw five scoreless innings in a victory Aug. 16. That came during a late-season run of nine consecutive wins for Snell, including a victory against every team in the AL East. He also made five starts against former Cy Young winners and went 3-0 with an 0.59 ERA. Snell was the first player 25-or-younger to win 21 games since Barry Zito in 2002. He was highly regarded as a minor leaguer for his electric arsenal, but subpar control led to struggles during his first two major league seasons. He was even demoted to Triple-A for a month in 2017. It all came together this year. Snell was a stalwart for a most unusual pitching staff, taking the ball every fifth day while manager Kevin Cash successfully experimented with reliever “openers” to start games in between. Snell led the Rays with 31 starts, and no other traditional starter had more than 17. After longtime franchise ace Chris Archer was traded to the Pirates on July 31, Snell went 9-0 with a 1.17 ERA. “I felt with the opener, I had a bigger role on the team,” Snell said. Snell is the second Rays pitcher to win the award, following David Price in 2012. Scherzer went 18-7 with a 2.53 ERA and led the majors with 220 2/3 innings and 300 strikeouts. He was attempting to become the first player since Randy Johnson to win three consecutive Cy Youngs. He got the first-place vote of John Maffei of the San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 seconds and 123 points. Aaron Nola of the Philadelphia Phillies was third with 86 points, followed by Colorado’s Kyle Freeland and Arizona’s Patrick Corbin. Verlander led the AL with 290 strikeouts while going 16-9 with a 2.52 ERA for AL West champion Houston. This is his third second-place finish since winning the Cy Young and MVP in 2011 with Detroit. Kluber was attempting to win his second straight Cy Young and third overall. He went 20-7 with a 2.89 ERA for AL Central champion Cleveland and led the AL with 215 innings......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Spike Lee reacts to newspaper confusing him for Stan Lee: ‘Not yet’

While Marvel fans the world over mourn the passing of legendary comics creator Stan Lee, one newspaper in New Zealand announced the death of a different American creative. "Characters first, superheroes next: Spike Lee dies at 95," reads the headline on the front page of the Gisborne Herald. The picture is at least correct: that of the white-haired, mustached white man who made superheroes such as Iron Man and Spider-Man rather than the bearded 61-year-old black man known for the films "Malcolm X" and "BlacKkKlansman". "There's something different about Spike Lee but I can't quite place it," quipped Twitter user @Ohheykenny yesterday, Nov. 13, posting a picture of the headline and S...Keep on reading: Spike Lee reacts to newspaper confusing him for Stan Lee: ‘Not yet’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Stan Lee used his pen as his superpower to fight racism

Stan Lee was a seminal part of Miya Crummell's childhood. As a young, black girl and self-professed pop culture geek, she saw Lee was ahead of his time. "At the time, he wrote 'Black Panther' when segregation was still heavy," said the 27-year-old New Yorker who is a graphic designer and independent comic book artist. "It was kind of unheard of to have a black lead character, let alone a title character and not just a secondary sidekick kind of thing." Crummell spent much of the '90s engrossed in Marvel Comics. And she felt so indebted to Lee that she waited in line to meet him at a 2012 convention. "I had a chance to tell him he was my hero," she said. "He influenced my who...Keep on reading: Stan Lee used his pen as his superpower to fight racism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

What comics fans are saying about Stan Lee’s final comic book project

As the world’s comic book and pop culture fans reel from the death of famed comic book creator Stan Lee, some avid readers are remembering his work by looking at his final comic “Backchannel.” The famed Marvel Comics writer and editor was working on the free-to-read webcomic updated every Wednesday. Tom Akel and Andie Tong […] The post What comics fans are saying about Stan Lee’s final comic book project appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

Stan Lee, creator of a galaxy of Marvel superheroes, dies – Manila Video

Stan Lee, creator of a galaxy of Marvel superheroes, dies – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

Watch: Stan Lee’s unforgettable cameos – MB Life

Marvel-ous cameos of Stan Lee. 💕🎬#StanLee #StanLeeForever #MBLifePHMarvel-ous cameos of Stan Lee. 💕🎬#StanLee #StanLeeForever #MBLifePH Watch: Stan Lee’s unforgettable cameos – MB Life Source link: Watch: Stan Lee’s unforgettable cameos – MB Life.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

‘Superheroes’ give tribute to late Stan Lee

LOS ANGELES, United States – Tributes poured in Sunday to Stan Lee — the co-creator of iconic superheroes including Spider-Man, The Hulk and the X-Men — following his death at age 95. These are some of the ways in which the Marvel Comics legend is being remembered: Wolverine “We’ve lost a creative genius. Stan Lee was […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

Stan Lee, Marvel Comics visionary, dead at 95

Stan Lee, Marvel Comics visionary, dead at 95.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man and other Marvel superheroes, dead at 95

LOS ANGELES —Stan Lee, who dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Panther and a cavalcade of other Marvel Comics superheroes that became mythic figures in pop culture with soaring success at the movie box office, died at the age of 95, his daughter said on Monday. As a writer and editor, Lee was key to the […] The post Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man and other Marvel superheroes, dead at 95 appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

Stan Lee, creator of a galaxy of Marvel superheroes, dies

Rest in peace, Stan Lee. Stan Lee, creator of a galaxy of Marvel superheroes, dies Source link: Stan Lee, creator of a galaxy of Marvel superheroes, dies.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018