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Good day, bad day: March 20, 2012
A 101-year-old woman breaks a paragliding record, while John Carter sticks Disney with a massive bill — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
 
"John Carter," starring Taylor Kitsch, will cost Disney a $200 million write-down, making it one of the biggest flops in recent Hollywood history.
"John Carter," starring Taylor Kitsch, will cost Disney a $200 million write-down, making it one of the biggest flops in recent Hollywood history.
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GOOD DAY FOR:

Gutsy centenarians
A 101-year-old woman is officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the "oldest female to paraglide tandem." [Associated Press]

Never giving up
The State Department announces that it will fund a new search for the remains of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart and her plane. [The Daily What]

Celebrities in space
Ashton Kutcher becomes the 500th customer to sign up for Virgin Galactic's future tourist space flights. [Discovery News]

BAD DAY FOR:

The Mouse House
Disney announces that its big-budget action film John Carter lost $200 million, making it one of the biggest flops in recent memory. [Financial Times]

Responsible parenting
Snooki signs on for a sixth season of the hard-partying reality TV show Jersey Shore... despite her pregnancy. [MTV]

News-hungry freeloaders
The New York Times tightens its paywall, cutting a casual reader's number of free monthly articles from 20 to 10. [Consumerist]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: March 19, 2012

 

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