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Box office figures…


Zombieland” top destination at box office

Drew Barrymore’s directing debut, “Whip It,” and documentary filmmaker Michael Moore’s “Capitalism: A Love Story” each reported about $4.9 million in ticket sales.”Capitalism” played in almost twice as many theaters as “Whip It,” which had been expected to open in the high-single-digit millions ahead of the Gervais comedy.The article claims the movie “Whip It” that tied for seventh place with “Capitalism..” played in half as many theaters as the Michael Moore pick though the opposite was true.My questions is if anyone is going to fixed this error and notify the outlets you sent the story to? why does it take so long to correct an obvious error such as this?SeanSeveral readers pointed this out. We corrected: GBU Editor Director of the movie and cast member Drew Barrymore poses at the premiere of “Whip It” in Hollywood, September 29, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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Capital vs. Capitol…

Court to hear gay divorce in Texas, despite gay marriage ban

The District of Columbia city council voted on May 5 to recognize same-sex marriages performed in states where those unions are legal, even although gay marriages cannot be conducted in Washington D.C., the U.S. capitol. You mean “capital” not “capitol.”

Yes. A number of readers pointed this out to us. They shouldn’t need to. This building in the photo is a capitol. We corrected: GBU Editor.

Mixed-up names…


Hugh Craig, Daniel Jackman sell out on Broadway

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig, best known for playing big screen action heroes Wolverine and James Bond, have drawn record ticket sales for their play “A Steady Rain,” but it drew mixed reviews on Wednesday after opening night.

Um really? Hugh Craig & Daniel Jackman in the headline? How many people reviewed and approved this article before it posted? A severe case of dyslexia here. Hope you fix.

Useful information, but wrong…


Redskins’ season threatens to unravel after loss to Lions “We need to get guys to stay together,” Redskins two-time Pro Bowl linebacker London Fletcher told reporters. “That is one of the main things you got to do.

The author states that London Fletcher is a two time Pro Bowler. In fact, he has been an eight time alternate while never actually having been elected or sent to the Pro Bowl.

I am not sure where the author got this information, possibly Wikipedia as it lists this incorrect information as well.

Polanski’s legal status…


Anger in France and Poland after Polanski arrest

Artists and film makers also urged the release of Polanski, who faces charges of having sex with a girl of 13 in 1977, accusing Switzerland of being overzealous in pursuing such an old case and bowing to U.S. demands.

In an article on PolanskI, you say he faces charges of having sex with a girl of 13.

Unfortunate typo…


Klitschko retains WBC title with Arreola victory

He then burst into teats and apologized to his hometown crowd, who had cheered wildly for him throughout the fight.

Omigosh, he burst into “teats”? Might be time for a gender test on Arreola.

Buried near a what?


Archaeologists find suspected Trojan war-era couple

“If the remains are confirmed to be from 1,200 B.C. it would coincide with the Trojan war period. These people were buried near a mote. We are conducting radiocarbon testing, but the finding is electrifying,” Pernicka told Reuters in a telephone interview.

I think It should be “moat.”


Several readers noticed this one. We corrected: GBU Editor

An undated handout picture shows the remains of a man and a woman believed to have died in 1,200 B.C. in the ancient city of Troy in northwestern Turkey. REUTERS/Project Troy/Handout

Obama at U.N.


U.S. does not see settlement building as legitimate

Separately, Obama also said that the United States would now allow al Qaeda to launch attacks from safe havens in Afghanistan or any nation.

I think it should read, “the United States would NOT allow.”


Yes. We corrected: GBU Editor

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the 64th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York September 23, 2009.     REUTERS/Mike Segar

Old story reappears


McChrystal tries to calm Afghans after air strike

Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:31pm EDT

YAQOUBI, Afghanistan (Reuters) – The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan flew on Saturday to the scene of a deadly air strike by his forces, trying to cool anger that threatens his strategy of winning hearts and minds.

Afghan officials say scores of people were killed, many of them civilians, when a U.S. F-15 fighter jet called in by German troops struck two hijacked fuel trucks before dawn on Friday

Repost the story?


Gelbart’s colleagues remember “master of masters”

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – The classic series “M*A*S*H,” the hit movie comedy “Tootsie” and the Tony-winning play “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” are part of the enduring legacy that writer Larry Gelbart left behind when he died September 11 at age 81.

“He was the single funniest human being I’ve ever known as far as being able to make a quip, a repost and make you laugh without using a straight line,” said Carl Reiner…