Kitchen items inside one of the recreated Pilgrim dwellings at Plimouth Plantation. (at Plimoth Plantation)

Kitchen items inside one of the recreated Pilgrim dwellings at Plimouth Plantation. (at Plimoth Plantation)

Plimouth Plantation features a recreation of the 17th century Plymouth Colony originally settled by the Pilgrims. (at Plimoth Plantation)

Plimouth Plantation features a recreation of the 17th century Plymouth Colony originally settled by the Pilgrims. (at Plimoth Plantation)

At historic Fenway Park to see the Boston Red Sox take on the Kansas City Royals. (at Fenway Park)

At historic Fenway Park to see the Boston Red Sox take on the Kansas City Royals. (at Fenway Park)

At historic Fenway Park to see the Boston Red Sox take on the Kansas City Royals.

At historic Fenway Park to see the Boston Red Sox take on the Kansas City Royals.

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United They Stand: SAG-AFTRA Forges Ground-Breaking Contract Showbiz Sandbox 0 Plays
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Two years after merging their unions, and with their current contracts set to expire within hours, SAG-AFTRA reached an agreement with studios and producers for a new three-year contract.

Jonathan Handel, an entertainment attorney and contributing editor at the Hollywood Reporter, discusses the proposed deal and what improvements actors managed to secure.

Valeria D’Innocenzo Carlantoni from Civitavechia, Italy posted a video to her Facebook page that proves even pets get bitten by the soccer (football) bug during the World Cup.  This match between a turtle and dog is more exciting than some of the games taking place in Brazil.

And check out the turtle’s fancy footwork!  Given the turtle’s playing style, he probably has a shot at making the Uruguay team for the next World Cup.

© Valeria D’Innocenzo 2014

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Crumbs Bake Shop Closing Its Doors

Is the cupcake trend finally over?! Or did Crumbs Bake Shop just have really bad cupcakes?

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Man, the cupcake business is brutal…

Crumbs Bake Shop Inc. notified employees Monday that it would be closing all of its stores at the end of the business day, a spokeswoman for the New York-based cupcake maker said.

"Regrettably Crumbs has been forced to cease operations and is immediately attending to the dislocation of its devoted employees while it evaluates its limited remaining options," the company said in a statement to The Wall Street Journal. Those options could include a bankruptcy filing, the spokeswoman said.

Kareem Wegman, a manager in a Crumbs store in Brooklyn, told the Journal that a fellow employee broke the news of the closure to him. “I come into work today, I’m happy, I’m skipping to work, and suddenly I don’t have a job,” said Mr. Wegman, who has worked at the store for two years and said he has a family to support.

Monty Python is presently in a run of shows at the 02 Arena in London. The comedy troupe commissioned a video featuring Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones talking about the the reunion shows.

In the video Jagger wonders why anyone would still be interested in seeing Monty Python. “I mean, it was really funny in the ’60s,” he says, before deciding that it’s all just “a bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money.”

‘Spitfire’ by Public Service BroadcastingPublic Service Broadcasting (@PSB_HQ) is a London based band that uses samples from old public information films, archive footage and propaganda material to create unique and catchy tunes.

‘Spitfire’ by Public Service Broadcasting
Public Service Broadcasting (@PSB_HQ) is a London based band that uses samples from old public information films, archive footage and propaganda material to create unique and catchy tunes.

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Supreme Court Fumbles Aereo Ruling Showbiz Sandbox 0 Plays
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Last week the United States Supreme Court ruled that the television streaming service Aereo violated copyright laws by using mini-antennas to deliver broadcast signals to paying subscribers.

Denise Howell, an intellectual property lawyer and host of “This Week in Law”, outlines a decision that will have long term and wide-ranging effects for the entertainment and technology industries.