American Securities explores sale of General Chemical-sources

NEW YORK, July 31 (Reuters) – Private equity firm American Securities LLC is exploring a possible sale of specialty chemicals manufacturer General Chemical Corp that could fetch more than $1 billion,…

LOOK: Traffic Sign’s Invitation To Weed Smokers

In what is quickly becoming a trend, another traffic sign appears to have been hacked to read “SMOKE WEED EVRYDAY,” [sic], this one in Kensington, Md.

The sign’s message, likely a reference to the 1999 Dr. Dre song, was discovered by an employee of CBS affiliate WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C.


The Kensington prank is the latest in a string of similar electronic sign hackings: previous gags have ranged from the vulgar to the historic to the just plain terrifying.

We are eagerly awaiting the next incarnation.

[H/T Hypervocal]

You Put A Camera WHERE?

What happens when you put a camera on a sushi conveyor belt with no explanation? The ratio of mystified stares to people hamming it up for a stranger’s random camera is surprising.

UPDATE 1-KKR to buy second clinical trials company this year

July 31 (Reuters) – KKR & Co LP said on Wednesday it had agreed to acquire ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services Inc (RPS) from private-equity peer Warburg Pincus LLC, marking its second announced…

Hingis rules out playing singles despite doubles return

CARLSBAD, California (Reuters) – Switzerland’s former world number one Martina Hingis said her renewed hunger for competition inspired her forthcoming comeback in doubles but she has no plans to return in singles.

OpenTable buys restaurant booking system from IAC’s Urbanspoon

July 31 (Reuters) – Online restaurant booking service OpenTable Inc said it had bought the reservation system of rival Urbanspoon and would provide bookings for the site in future, sending its stock…

Henry Winkler’s Suprising Tie To ‘Orange Is The New Black’

Henry Winkler dropped by the “Late Late Show,” and revealed a surprising fact to his old friend Craig Ferguson: He has a history with Jenji Kohan, the woman behind Netflix’s new hit show “Orange is the New Black.”

“The young lady who developed that show, her first show was ‘Weeds,’ was my intern when she was in high school,” Winkler said. “Her name was Jenji. Jenji Kohan.”

“So you’re telling me interns can sometimes be useful for other things?” Ferguson joked.

Apparently it pays to be an intern for Henry Winkler, though we have no idea what that would have entailed. But if our math is correct she would’ve been in high school in the mid-80s, right around when “Happy Days” was ending.

Kohan, who also worked on “Tracey Takes On” and “Gilmore Girls,” has won an Emmy for her work and “Orange Is The New Black” could earn her another. The show is getting great reviews, with many critics calling it Netflix’s best original series so far.

“The Late Late Show” with Craig Ferguson airs on weeknights at 12:35 a.m. ET on CBS.

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‘It’s A Very Exicting Time’

Saturday Night Live will be down three of its biggest stars when it returns this fall, but that hasn’t dampened Seth Meyers’ spirits about returning to the “Weekend Update” anchor desk.

“[It’s] certainly a rebuilding effort, but I don’t think it’s any bigger than ones that have happened historically. It’s a really exciting time to be at the show. I’m really glad I’m going back for the first-half of next year,” Meyers said at the Television Critics Association fall TV previews on Wednesday. “I think the most fun I ever had at the show was the first year with Andy [Samberg], Bill [Hader], Jason [Sudeikis] and Kristen [Wiig] when they call came in.”