DigitalGlobe Eyes $400 Million Market For High-res Images
For satellite imagery provider DigitalGlobe, a $400 million-a-year global market awaits as soon as the United States relaxes regulations on the sale of higher-resolution images. That day cannot come soon enough for the only provider of commercial satellite images in the United States. Chief Financial Officer Yancey Spruill told Reuters in an interview, until then, DigitalGlobe cannot use its technology to full effect. Longmont, Colorado-based DigitalGlobe sells satellite images used by governments and companies such as Google to make maps. It also provides imaging services and satellite monitoring for mining and oil companies.
Orlando Bloom Throws Punch At Justin Bieber
According to an eyewitness, Orlando Bloom took a swing at Justin Bieber early Wednesday morning in Ibiza, Spain, and Justin fled the restaurant. The eyewitness tells TMZ ... Orlando was in Cipriani restaurant which was packed with celebs, including Paris Hilton , Lindsay Lohan and Diddy .The backstory is almost legendary ... Justin partied with Orlando's then-wife Miranda Kerr after a 2012 Victoria's Secret fashion show in NYC and they got very VERY close. And in April of this year, Orlando was hanging out with Justin's on-and-off GF Selena Gomez. So the bad blood is flowing.
Bolivia Declares Israel A 'terrorist State'
Bolivian President Evo Morales declared Israel a "terrorists state," Wednesday, because of the ongoing offensive in the Gaza Strip. Israeli citizens will now be required to obtain a visa before traveling to Bolivia. Previously, under a 1972 agreement, which Morales denounced for being "signed under a dictatorial regime," Israelis could travel freely into Bolivia without having to obtain a visa, according to La Razón .
Tom Hiddleston Writes Thank You Letter To Joss Whedon For Loki's Role In The Avengers
To say Tom Hiddleston was happy to play Loki in The Avengers would be a huge understatement. Turns out the actor was absolutely thrilled to have a part in the Marvel blockbuster. In a new book titled Joss Whedon: The Biography, fans get to read a letter from Hiddleston that proves just how pumped he was to take on the role. In the first part of the letter, Hiddleston writes to Whedon "I am so excited I can hardly speak. The first time I read it I grabbed at it like Charlie Bucket snatching for a golden ticket somewhere behind the chocolate in the wrapper of a Wonka Bar." He adds, "Thank you for writing me my Hans Gruber. But a Hans Gruber with super-magic powers."
House Republicans Vote To Sue Obama Over Healthcare Law
The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday cleared the way for the launch of a lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of overstepping his authority in carrying out his signature healthcare law. The 225-201 vote, along party lines, to authorize the suit will allow House lawyers to draft legal documents over a five-week summer recess starting on Friday.
No 'Big Bang' Until They Work Out The Bucks
The Big Bang Theory delayed the scheduled start of Season 8 production Wednesday as actors and producing studio Warner Bros. discuss new pacts. Contracts for five of the top-rated comedy's stars – Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar – expired after last season, and the actors and the studio have yet to agree on new salaries. Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch are only main cast members who have signed so far. At this point, the delay would not affect the CBS comedy's Sept. 22 premiere date. The show, which will start the fall season on a Monday, is scheduled to open with a one-hour premiere
Drew Barrymore's Half-sister Found Dead In Car Near San Diego
The San Diego County Coroner said on Wednesday that the half-sister of actress Drew Barrymore was found dead in her vehicle parked on a suburban San Diego street. 47 year-old Jessica Barrymore, daughter of actor John Drew Barrymore, died in National City, south of San Diego, on Tuesday, two days before her birthday. A San Diego television station reported that she worked at a local pet store.
Gigi Hadid Says She Will "Always Respect" Ex Cody Simpson
Gigi Hadid is setting the record straight about her recent romance with Cody Simpson. In a new interview with Women's Wear Daily, the model and famous daughter of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster admits she still has plenty of love for her ex. "We're still best friends and I'll always respect him and support his career," she tells the publication. "I love Cody to death and he loves me." And for the record, Hadid wasn't the one to end the relationship.
Chrysler Recalls Fiat 500L On Knee Air Bag Issue
Chrysler Group LLC will recall about 29,500 Fiat 500L compact cars because knee air bags may not work properly if a driver is not wearing a seat belt. A company spokesman said Wednesday, testing by Chrysler and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed that the driver's knee air bag may not deploy in the proper position to protect fully the knees of an unbelted driver. Chrysler, a unit of Fiat SpA, said it is not aware of any injuries related to the issue. Driver's knee air bags are standard equipment in the 5000L.
Ebola Scare Briefly Closes Charlotte ER
A possible Ebola scare closed a Charlotte area emergency room briefly overnight in an incident that may play out many times over in the coming weeks with heightened fears about the virus. It turns out it wasn't Ebola, but a spike in media coverage about the outbreak, along with some reminders from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have put hospital staff on alert.