Gronkowski and Chancellor make for must-see matchup

By TIM BOOTHAP Sports Writer PHOENIX (AP) – On some point Sunday it will happen. At least everyone hopes it happens. The biggest, most athletic tight end in football will be running downfield and be met in a full-speed collision with the hardest-hitting strong safety in the game today. What will happen when the NFL’s […]

Kim Kardashian, other celebrities appear in Super Bowl ads

By MAE ANDERSONAP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Along with puppies and babies, celebrities are a Super Bowl advertising staple. And this year is no exception. Using stars is a surefire way to grab attention during advertising’s most competitive night, when a crowded field of 40-plus marketers vie for the attention of the more […]

Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl teams vie for purring rights

By LYNN ELBERAP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) – Football tampering is inevitable when felines take the field Sunday in Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl – a four-team playoff to promote the adoption of shelter animals. The channel says kitties simply can’t help the fact that claws and balls don’t go together. “Our issues tend to […]

Katy Perry says halftime performance will make you ‘Roar’

By ANTHONY McCARTNEYAP Entertainment Writer PHOENIX (AP) – Katy Perry says her Super Bowl halftime performance will make you “Roar” – with animals. The singer told reporters at a press conference Thursday that her performance Sunday will include “a lion and sharks.” “It’s going to be wild out there,” Perry teased. Perry, 30, said she […]

Browns receiver Josh Gordon says he was caught drinking

By The Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) – Browns receiver Josh Gordon said on Thursday that his latest trouble with the NFL results from having a few drinks with teammates. Gordon said in an open letter on Medium ( ) that he accepts responsibility for a failed alcohol test that could bring another suspension from the […]

AstraZeneca and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to collaborate

AstraZeneca is collaborating with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. John George Senior Reporter- Philadelphia Business Journal Email  |  Twitter  |  Google+ AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have formed a multi-year, strategic research collaboration under which the two organizations will work together to study ways to […]

Differing opinions of what’s happening at the Courier-Post

Gannett Co. has been instituting several key changes at the Courier-Post and other publication in an effort to reinvent the newspaper into a more digital-centric operation. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg 15 photos Jeff Blumenthal Reporter- Philadelphia Business Journal Email  |  Twitter  |  Google+  |  LinkedIn There are changes afoot at the Courier-Post newspaper but management and […]

SnipSnap gets snapped up for $6.5M

SnipSnap was just acquired by Slyce for $6.5 million. 15 photos Lauren Hertzler Staff Writer- Philadelphia Business Journal Email  |  Twitter Remember SnipSnap? The Philadelphia Business Journal profiled the coupon app company back when it was just getting off its feet. Today, the Philadelphia business announced it’s been acquired for $6.5 million by Slyce, a […]

Endo completes $2.6B purchase of Auxilium

Endo CEO Rajiv De Silva John George Senior Reporter- Philadelphia Business Journal Email  |  Twitter  |  Google+ Endo International completed its $2.6 billion acquisition of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Thursday. Rajiv De Silva, president and CEO of Endo (NASDAQ: ENDP), said the deal “enhances the organic growth of our branded pharmaceuticals business by adding a […]