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  • Boehner hosts Obama, Ireland's prime minister for lunch

    Boehner hosts Obama, Ireland's prime minister for lunch
    WASHINGTON -- In a nod to bipartisan tradition and St. Patrick, President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) donned emerald ties to hear (and sing) a bit of Irish folk music during a Capitol Hill luncheon with Ireland's prime minister. It'...
  • 'Heartbeat of Home' is a step beyond 'Riverdance'

    'Heartbeat of Home' is a step beyond 'Riverdance'
    Back in 1998, "Riverdance" was grossing close to half a billion dollars a year. That's a heck of a lot of money. It was even more impressive 16 years ago. In that heyday for the Irish theatrical dance extravaganza, there were three internationally...
  • Irish pubs are popping up in Bethlehem

    Irish pubs are popping up in Bethlehem
    The Christmas City could soon be getting a double dose of the Emerald Isle when one Irish pub and possibly another join its growing list of Guinness-loving locales. As I've reported in past columns, an Irish pub is already in the works at McCarthy's...
  • Republican governor candidates do last-minute campaigning

    Republican governor candidates do last-minute campaigning
    With the primary election a few days away, Republican governor candidates fanned out across Illinois to shake voters' hands and attempt to score some last-minute support. State Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard hit the St. Patrick's parade in...
  • With John Mahoney, a late-in-life romance surprises

    With John Mahoney, a late-in-life romance surprises
    When Dan, the traumatized Irish widower at the center of Christian O'Reilly's "Chapatti," pictures his wife in the afterlife, he thinks of her as alone and lonely. "Incomplete without me," he says. We are not, of course, privy to the emotional states of...
  • St. Patrick's Day steps off in controversy over gays in New York, Boston

    Guinness, the stout that makes the Irish, well, stout, withdrew its support of the New York St. Patrick’s Day parade, making the score two mayors and three beer-makers who refuse to participate in the annual rite because gays were barred from...
  • Lotto adds smartphone game feature

    Lotto adds smartphone game feature
    The Florida Lottery has upped its digital game, with smartphone and tablet access that could yield a trip to Ireland.  In case you forgot, this is St. Patrick's Day. So the timing of this announcement isn't accidental. It's called the Lucky Lotto...
  • Review: Aidan Quinn, Taylor Schilling help save 'Stay'

    Review: Aidan Quinn, Taylor Schilling help save 'Stay'
    The steadily affecting relationship drama "Stay" is a great example of how a film can rise above its terrible dialogue. So many phrases out of characters' mouths are as overused and flavorless as a thrice-steeped tea bag, and yet a sturdy narrative...
  • John C. Reilly Joins Yorgos Lanthimos' 'The Lobster'

    LONDON -- John C. Reilly has joined the cast of love story "The Lobster," the first English-language film by "Dogtooth" helmer Yorgos Lanthimos. Reilly joins the previously announced Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux and Olivia Colman....
  • Kathy Ireland Signs With WME

    Supermodel and entrepreneur Kathy Ireland has inked with WME. Ireland is currently the CEO and chief designer of Kathy Ireland Worldwide, a design and marketing firm, cited by Forbes in its cover story on her as grossing over $2 billion dollars from...
  • Sundance Presents Cross-Section of U.S. Indie Fare, Music-Themed Pix at London Festival

    LONDON -- As the lineup for the third Sundance London film and music festival is unveiled, Variety talks to John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Trevor Groth, Sundance's director of programming, about the selection (see below for...
  • 2 Gingers' appeal

    2 Gingers' appeal
    For an Irishman, Kieran Folliard figured out the American dream quickly. Invent a product. Market it well. Become a wild success. Get bought out by a conglomerate for an untold fortune. Travel the country for weeks at a time promoting said product in an...