Richie Rich comics return

Ape Comics reportedly has purchased a license to publish comics featuring the character. The midst of a great recessions seems like an odd time for feature re-launch a comics series about the world's richest kid. But, then again, the series -- like a lot of comics -- is all about wish fulfillment and escapism. So maybe the timing is perfect. Also,

Ape will update the character by emphasizing his altruistic side as the world’s richest kid becomes a globe-trotting adventure who uses his wealth to help poor people around the world.

So long Solomon Burke

The great soul singer has died at age 70.

Doctor Who to film in U.S. for first time

For the first time ever, the venerable British series will film a episode in the U.S., the BBC reports.

In the special two-parter co-produced with BBC AMERICA, key scenes will be filmed in Utah for a story set in the late ‘60s in which the Doctor, Amy and Rory find themselves on a secret summons that takes them on an adventure from the desert in Utah - right to the Oval Office itself.

...Showrunner and lead writer, Steven Moffat, said: “The Doctor has visited every weird and wonderful planet you can imagine, so he was bound get round to America eventually! And of course every Doctor Who fan will be jumping up and down and saying he’s been in America before. But not for real, not on location - and not with a story like this one! Oh, you wait!”

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