One dies, more injured

One man, identified as Greek national Giorgos Doulis, is confirmed dead. The deceased passenger and his injured wife are discovered in a lifeboat emergency chute, and both are airlifted to a hospital in the southern Italian city of Brindisi. Passengers still stuck on the vessel describe harsh conditions. Many may be suffering from smoke inhalation and hypothermia. Mr. […]

More than 100 stranded

More than 24 hours after the blaze broke out, more than 100 people are still waiting to be rescued from the burning vessel. Rescue personal provide blankets to the people waiting on the upper decks, who are exposed throughout the night to freezing rain and hail. Italian navy Captain Riccardo Rizzotto: Despite the smoke, the […]

Search halted

Search for the missing Air Asia plane will cease for the night, due to poor visibility. However, large ships in the area will remain near the suspected crash site with their search lights on. Indonesian Transport Ministry official Hadi Mustofa: We ended at 5:30 pm (1030 GMT) because it was getting dark. The weather was also not […]

The Interview

In this political comedy, Franco and director Seth Rogen c0-star as journalists on a mission to assassinate North Korean leader Kin Jong-un, under the guise of conducting an interview with him. Directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Co-starring Diana Bang. Their reactions to threats made by North Korea regarding the movie’s impending release: Rogen: They don’t have freedom […]

Harsh Weather Hampers Rescue

Strong winds of up to 55 miles per hour make  evacuation of the ferry difficult. The ship is located about 44 nautical miles from Corfu. Planes, helicopters, and seven ships in the area are assisting in rescue operation. At least 150 passengers are reported to have reached life boats, and some 30 are safely aboard a nearby […]

Ferry catches fire

An Italian Ferry, the Norman Atlantic, catches fire in the Adriatic Sea, on route from Patras in western Greece to the eastern Italian city of Ancona.. Italian and Greek forces are involved in the rescue operation to save over 400 passengers and crew members. The fire begins at approximately 6:00 a.m. Passengers phone Greek television stations […]

Time – Person of the Year

Ben Bernanke is named Time’s Person of the Year after serving as Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve during the country’s financial crisis of 2007–2008. Runners-up for the honor are commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the Chinese worker, U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and Jamaican sprinter and Olympic […]

Time – Person of the Year

Bush is chosen as Person of the Year after the Supreme Court rules he is the new President of the United States, after campaigning against Al Gore in an election that  proved to be the closest race in the history of US voting. Bush is the first President to be awarded Time’s honor even before […]

Time – Person of the Year

Putin is chosen as Time’s Person of the Year, over runner-ups former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, British author J.K. Rowling, Chinese President Hu Jintao and the U.S. Commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus. Managing editor Richard Stengel explains the choice: He’s not a good guy, but he’s done extraordinary things. He’s a new tsar […]

Time – Person of the Year

Bush joins ranks with six other former US Presidents when he is chosen as Person of the Year for a second time around.Time Managing Editor Jim Kelley explains the magazine’s decision: Obviously many supporters of the president will be pleased, many people who do not support the president will probably sigh. But even those who […]

Time – Person of the Year

Newly elected President Obama is chosen as Time’s Person of the Year over runners-up Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Gov. Sarah Palin and Chinese director Zhang Yimou. The magazine writes about the choice: In one of the craziest elections in American history, he overcame a lack of experience, a funny name, two […]

Time – Person of the Year

Zuckerberg is chosen as Time’s Person of the Year, for the role he played and still plays in founding and running Facebook. Runners-up are WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange, President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, the 33 rescued Chilean miners, and the rightwing US Tea Party movement. Time journalist Lev Grossman says that Zuckerberg received the honor: […]

Time – Person of the Year

Obama is chosen as Time’s Person of the Year for a second time, due to his achievements in changing the face of America. The magazine notes that Obama is the first President since Franklin Delano Roosevelt to win more than 50 percent of the vote in two straight elections. Runners-up are Pakistani female education activist […]

Time – Person of the Year

The Pope is chosen as Time’s Person of the Year for 2013. Other candidates for this year’s award are NSA leaker Edward Snowden, gay rights activist Edith Windsor, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Syrian President Bashar Assad. Managing editor Nancy Gibbs explains the choice He really stood out to us as someone who […]

Reveals Plans for Future

According to Bergdahl’s lawyer, Gene Fidell, the soldier intends to leave the army and go to college once his investigation is complete. Fidell says: This is a chapter that’s going to come to an end, sooner rather than later, I hope, so he can get on with his life and pursue a college education and […]

Longer Investigation Expected

Army investigator Major General Kenneth Dahl estimates that he may need more than the allotted 60 days to complete and submit the investigative report. A statement released by the army clarifies: As the investigating officer works through this final stage, it is possible that he will have to follow up on issues that may require […]

Founds JouroList

Klein sets up a closed email list as a forum for leftist journalists. The forum is nicknamed “JList”, and provides journalists with a place to share thoughts and ideas out of the public eye. Members include Nobel Prize-winning columnist Paul Krugman, and staffers from Newsweek, POLITICO, Huffington Post, The New Republic, The Nation and The […]

Becomes Newsweek Contributor

Newsweek hires Klein as a biweekly columnist for the print magazine. He is also slated to write features, as well as online content. The first column is due to appear within a week or two. Newsweek editorial director Mark Miller says Klein will bring to the publication: …a combination of reporting and analysis that’s critical […]

Blogs for Washington Post

Klein posts his first blog entry as a newly hired blogger for the Post. He encourages his readers to subscribe to the blog, and to comment, email and tweet him in response to his writings – and he promises he will respond in turn. Klein tells his readers he will be focusing on politics and […]

Ezra Klein

Ezra Klein is a Jewish American journalist and blogger who defines himself as “an opinionated reporter. Klein was born on May 9, 1984 in Irvine, California. At age 19 he began blogging and was noticed and hired by the American Prospect in Washington DC in 2005. In 2009, the Washington Post hired Klein to be […]

Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis is an American singer and actor, born in 1955 in Idar-Oberstein, West Germany. Willis has starred and appeared in over 60 movies, in addition to making television appearances and performing in his own rock band – The Accelerators. He is famous for his comic performances, even when acting in violent action films. Willis […]

Grand Champion

In this family drama initially released in Germany as Buddy’s World, Willis plays Mr. Blandford – a wealthy man who buys a prize calf. The calf’s owner Buddy, played by Jacob Fisher, is overjoyed when his pet named Hokey wins show after show, until he realizes the final destination for the calf is a meat factory. […]

Tears of the Sun

In this action adventure film directed by Antoine Fuqua, Willis plays Lieutenant A.K. Waters, a veteran Navy Seal. Waters is sent on a mission in Nigeria to rescue US citizen Dr. Lena Hendricks – played by Monica Belluci. Dr. Hendricks refuses to leave without the refugees under her care, and Waters leads them all on […]

Founds Vox

A week after leaving his position with the Washington Post, Klein announces the formation of a news site at Vox Media. The site is will for now be called “Project X”, and Post colleagues Melissa Bell and Dylan Matthews will make up part of Klein’s team. Today, we are better than ever at telling people […]

Executive Editor appointed

Klein announces that Yglesias – an economic blogger for Slate –  will be the Executive Editor of his Vox news site. Klein himself will be Editor-in-Chief. Yglesias: Now obviously the website itself needs a name and I suppose titles could change too as we build out the team…I’m very excited to be part of this […]

Fast Food Nation

In this drama inspired by Eric Schlosser’s 2001 non-fiction book by the same name, Willis plays Harry Rydell, a meat supplier for fast food burger chains. Rydell appears in just one scene, during a meeting with Don Anderson, played by Greg Kinnear. Don is a marketing man for “Mickey’s” restaurant chain, who travels to Colorado […]

Lucky Number Slevin

In this crime thriller directed by Paul McGuigan, Willis plays hit man Mr. Goodkat. Goodkat kills a gambler who owes money, and two rival crime bosses pursue an innocent man they mistakenly assume is the debtor. The film is full of twists and hidden agendas, which do not become clear until the very end. Costar Morgan […]

Ocean’s Twelve

In this sequel to Ocean’s Eleven, Willis makes a brief appearance as himself. The crime drama takes place three years after its predecessor, with the same lineup of stars: George Clooney as Danny Ocean, and his friends in crime and crime prevention, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Don Cheadle and Julia Roberts. The gang […]

The Whole Ten Yards

In this sequel, directed by Howard Deutch, to the 2000 comedy film The Whole Nine Yards, Willis plays Jimmy “The Tulip” Tudeski, a former criminal. Jimmy and his wife Jill (Amanda Peet), live in Mexico to hide from a crime boss intent on killing Jimmy. Jill gets a job as a hit woman, and the two eventually […]

Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle

In this sequel to the action film Charlie’s Angels, Willis makes a cameo, uncredited appearance as Justice Department official William Rose Bailey. The three “Angels”- played by Drew Barrymore as Dylan, Lucy Liu as Alex and Cameron Diaz as Natalie – are on a mission to find two missing rings with the names of every […]

Grand Champion

In this family film initially released in Germany as Buddy’s World, Willis plays Mr Blandford – a wealthy man who buys a prize calf. The calf’s owner Buddy, played by Jacob Fisher, is overjoyed when his pet named Hokey wins show after show, until he realizes the final destination for the calf is a meat […]

Rugrats Go Wild

In this animated film based on the Nickelodeon animated television series Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys, Willis performs the voice for Spike, a dog. The Rugrats are shipwrecked on a deserted island, where they encounter the Thornberrys, who are on the island to film a documentary. At every screening of this film, members of the audience […]

Alpha Dog

In this drama based on true events, Willis plays Sonny Truelove, father of Johnny Truelove, the leader of a drug ring –  played by Emile Hirsch. When one of Johnny’s dealers,  Jake Mazursky (played by Ben Foster) runs up a debt, he orchestrates the kidnapping and murder of Jake”s younger half-brother Zack (played by Anton […]

16 Blocks

In this crime thriller directed by Richard Donner, Willis plays Detective Jack Mosley, who is assigned the task of accompanying a criminal for sixteen blocks to a grand jury hearing. On the way, Mosley and the prisoner Eddie Bunker, played by Mos Def, are repeatedly ambushed and shot at by corrupt members of the police […]

The Whole Nine Yards

In this crime comedy directed by Jonathan Lynn, Willis plays Jimmy “The Tulip” Tudeski – a former Chicago mobster and released convict who moves into a quiet suburban neighborhood. Jimmy’s neighbor Oz, played by Matthew Perry, reveals Jimmy’s whereabouts to his old crime boss Janni, played by Kevin Pollack. About costar Kevin Pollack: It’s really […]


In this action thriller, Willis plays Police Chief Jeff Talley. During a failed robbery, thieves hold a homeowner and his children hostage. Talley is informed that the man – Walter Smith, played by Kevin Pollak – is wanted by the FBI for money laundering. While Talley attempts to take possession of a DVD of incriminating information from the […]

Over the Hedge

In this computer animated film for children, Willis provides the voice for RJ, a raccoon who leads his animal friends on a food foraging in an adjacent housing complex. Directed by Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick. It’s the hardest theatrical experience I’ve ever attempted—really. You take away all of the actor’s tools. There are no props, […]

Grindhouse: Planet Terror

Willis plays Lt. Muldoon who leads an army squadron on a hunt for a supply of biochemical gas that turns exposed people into flesh-eating zombies. Muldoon himself has been infected with the gas and can only delay his mutation into a zombie by constantly inhaling more of it. Director Robert Rodriguez  explains his use of a […]

The Astronaut Farmer

In this family drama starring Billy Bob Thorton as a defunct astronaut candidate determined to build and launch a homemade space rocket, Willis makes a brief appearance as veteran astronaut Colonel Doug Materson. The film is directed by Michael Polish. Thorton says about casting Willis: The studio wanted a movie star for the cameo role. I […]

Perfect Stranger

In this drama, Willis plays an advertising executive named Harrison Hill, who is suspected of murdering a woman. Co-star Halle Berry plays the victim’s friend Rowena Price, who decides to investigate the murder under the cover of a false identity. The film is directed by James Foley. Berry says about Willis: When I got this movie, […]

Nancy Drew

In this drama loosely based on the Nancy Drew series of detective novels, Willis plays himself in a minor part as a Hollywood actor. Nancy, played by Emma Roberts, searches Hollywood for clues surrounding the murder of an actress and her missing will. Directed by Andrew Fleming. Roberts on working with Willis: …it was fun. I’ve […]

Live Free Die Hard

In the fourth action adventure movie in the Die Hard series, Willis plays John McClane, a detective assigned to investigate a cyberattack on US government infrastructure. McClane engages the help of a young hacker, played by Matt Farrell, to stop the nationwide destruction before it’s too late. On working with director Len Wiseman: We both had […]

Cop Out

In this action comedy, Willis plays policeman Jimmy Monroe. Due to a chain of on the job mishaps, Willis gets suspended from active duty together with his equally useless partner Paul Hodges, played by Tracy Morgan. Monroe and Hodges then redeem themselves by foiling a drug bust. Director Kevin Smith on working with Willis: He turned […]

What Just Happened

In this comedy drama directed by Barry Levinson, Willis plays himself as an actor named Bob who refuses to shave his beard for a movie. Bob’s stubbornness is just one of several personal and professional difficulties producer Ben, played by Robert De Niro, is forced to contend with during the course of the film. Producer Art […]

Assassination of a High School President

In this adult comedy Willis plays Principal Kirkpatrick, who is involved in a SAT scandal. His corrupt behavior is discovered by the school paper reporter, Bobby Funk – played by Reece Daniel Thompson. Bobby, who initially blames a fellow student for misconduct, must decide whether to expose the principal, or keep quiet and enjoy newfound social […]


In this science fiction drama, Willis plays CIA Agent Tom Greer who investigates the first murder in years in his futuristic, utopian community. All the residents live life via remote controlled robot “surrogate” selves, and Willis has to work as his real self after his surrogate is destroyed along with a string of others. Directed […]

The Expendables

In the action film, Willis makes a cameo appearance as Mr. Church, CIA leader of an expendable – i.e. older – group of mercenaries sent on a mission to assassinate an evil dictator who has made problems for the US for over twenty years.  Co-starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, who also direct the film. On […]


In this action comedy, based on comic books created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, Willis plays Frank Moses, a retired CIA hit man. Moses hooks up with a Sarah, a customer service rep played by Mary-Louise Parker, and they spend the rest of the movie on the run from a pack of killers, seeking help […]

Set Up

In this crime action film, Willis plays a mob boss named Jack Biggs. When one friend betrays two others in the middle of a diamond heist, Biggs helps the surviving partner Sonny – played by the film’s producer 50 Cent – seek revenge on the traitor. This is the first movie for Willis, and the […]