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Disney boss Bob Iger talks Star Wars, Marvel and Martin Scorsese

Disney boss Bob Iger talks Star Wars, Marvel and Martin Scorsese

Entertainment
He's arguably the most powerful man in Hollywood - the boss of The Avengers, The Lion King, Star Wars and Toy Story, not to mention Mickey Mouse.Since becoming chief executive of The Walt Disney Company in 2005, Bob Iger has masterminded the Mouse House's growth into an entertainment empire with the takeovers of Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and 21st Century Fox.The studio's films have taken $ 8.3bn (£6.4bn) at box offices worldwide so far this year, and account for about $ 4 in every $ 10 spent at North American cinemas.Following the publication of his memoir, titled The Ride of a Lifetime (Disney does theme parks too), he gave his only UK interview to BBC media editor Amol Rajan.Here are five key things he said, including why "less
Ricky Martin expecting fourth child

Ricky Martin expecting fourth child

Entertainment
Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Singer and actor Ricky Martin has announced the impending birth of his fourth child. Entertainment Tonight said the star shared the happy news Saturday, while accepting the National Visibility Award at the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in Washington, D.C. The organization shared video of the announcement on social media. "Jwan, I don't see you, but my husband Jwan, I love you. My beautiful twins, Valentino and Matteo, they are also here. I love you with all my heart. You're my strength," Martin said with a smile. "Lucia, my baby girl, who is not here with us. She stayed at home with Grandma, for she's also the light of my life. And, by the way, I have to announce that we are pregnant. We are waiting," Martin added. "Alright, I love big families!" Martin, 47, mar...
Lockheed Martin gets $22.5M contract for Aegis upgrades

Lockheed Martin gets $22.5M contract for Aegis upgrades

Business
July 19 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin was awarded a $ 22.5 million modification to a prior contract Thursday for integration and delivery of the Aegis Baseline 9 weapons system. The contract calls for the modernization of existing U.S. Navy systems using open architecture principles and software upgrades to increase the lethality of the surface navy. The Aegis Combat System is an advanced command and control and weapon control system using powerful computers and radars to track and guide weapons to destroy enemy targets. Through the improvements, newer and more powerful missiles can be fired from ships, and the use of the latest Aegis weapons systems capabilities can be used against air and missile threats. The contract with Lockheed Martin's Rotary and Missions Systems division calls for the...
Lockheed Martin awarded $117.1M contract for F-35 parts

Lockheed Martin awarded $117.1M contract for F-35 parts

Business
April 24 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin has received a $ 117.1 million contract modification for a variety of spares for the F-35 fighter planes of the U.S. Air Force and Marines. The deal, announced Tuesday by the Defense Department, covers air vehicle initial spares, including a deployment spares package, afloat spares package, and associated consumables to support air vehicle delivery schedules. Most of the work will be conducted at Lockheed's Fort Worth, Texas, facility, with the rest performed at locations across the United States and United Kingdom. Work is expected to be finished by August 2023. The new contract comes after the company last week announced that it negotiated new long-term logistics and repair contracts with F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft suppliers, based...
Losing DR Congo presidential candidate Martin Fayulu challenges results in court

Losing DR Congo presidential candidate Martin Fayulu challenges results in court

World
Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Martin Fayulu, the runner-up presidential candidate in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has gone to court to challenge the election results. Another opposition candidate, Felix Tshisekedi, was declared the winner Thursday by the electoral commission but Fayulu's coalition said Friday he captured 61 percent of the vote in the Central African nation, Voice of America reported. They cited figures from the Catholic Church, which placed 40,000 election observers across the country. The coalition said Tshisekedi won 18 percent of the vote. The commission's report said Tshisekedi received 39 percent of the vote, Fayulu had 35 and 24 percent went to outgoing President Joseph Kabila's preferred successor Emmanuel Shadary The results from the Dec. 30 election are due to be publis...