Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon are doing their shows without audiences. Jimmy Kimmel, visiting from his home base in sunny Hollywood, canceled a taping in Brooklyn. “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” are taking the night off, and each of Broadway’s 40 theaters will be dark through Tuesday — all because of a powerful storm bearing down on the East Coast.
Hurricane Sandy didn’t just halt airline flights, political campaigning and the stock market on Monday, it also disrupted a wide swath of New York’s bustling entertainment industry.
City officials said that all film permits for Monday and Tuesday have been revoked because of the hurricane and associated safety precautions.
“There will be no city authorized outdoor filming within the five boroughs,” read a statement Monday from the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting.
The storm also forced Focus Features officials to cancel the New York premiere of “Anna Karenina,” which was set for Tuesday. A studio spokeswoman said they plan to reschedule.
Concerts planned for New York and New Jersey were canceled or postponed, including John Legend, Journey, comedian Louis C.K., and the “Freedom to Love Now” show featuring Rufus Wainwright and fun., which is now set for spring of 2013.
Radio City Music Hall is shuttered until Wednesday. Off-Broadway shows and even national tours of Broadway shows like “Anything Goes,” currently in Wilmington, Del., closed their doors.
It was the most disruptive storm for the theater community since the threat of Hurricane Irene in late August 2011 prompted producers to cancel matinee and evening performances on both a Saturday and Sunday.
East Coast charity galas were also canceled, and fashion designer Prabal Gurung postponed the unveiling of his anticipated collection for Target until next week.
Some network schedules were shaken up by the widespread power outages cutting into the available TV audience in the East.
CBS planned to air repeats instead of new episodes Monday of “How I Met Your Mother,” ”Partners,” ”2 Broke Girls” and “Mike & Molly.” A CBS News special on Sandy was to follow at 10 p.m. EDT, pre-empting “Hawaii Five-O.”
The CW also was set to air repeats of “90201″ and “Gossip Girl.”
ABC said it was sticking to its schedule of new episodes of “Dancing With the Stars” and “Castle.” Fox was to air a previously scheduled rerun of “The X Factor,” which had been planned if the San Francisco-Detroit World Series ended, as it did, in four games.
NBC did not immediately respond about the status of its Monday schedule, which includes “The Voice” and “Revolution.”
Sandy took a toll on the box office even before it made landfall. Movie-ticket sales were down more than 11 percent compared to the same weekend last year, said Paul Dergarabedian, box-office analyst for Hollywood.com. This weekend’s top film, “Argo,” collected $12.1 million. The top film during the same weekend in 2011, “Puss in Boots,” earned $34 million.
AP Entertainment Writers Lynn Elber and Mark Kennedy contributed to this report.
AP Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen can be reached at www.twitter.com/APSandy .
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins
On December 28, 2013, Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins participating in the second of two space walks to replace a degraded pump module on the International Space Station. (NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is reflected in his helmet!)
The Soyuz TMA-10M
The Soyuz TMA-10M headed towards the International Space Station with crew members from Expedition 37 onboard.
40 years ago the Apollo 8 mission flew up to the moon, orbited it ten times and then returned to Earth. This picture was taken from that flight and shows the Earth as it seemingly rises in similar fashion to a sunrise.
Sunrise from Expedition 36
NASA Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of Expedition 36 took this photo of the sun rising -- a sight they saw nearly 16 times per day due to the speed of the International Space Station's orbit around the earth.
A pair of NanoRacks CubeSats -- nanosattelite spacecrafts carrying experiments -- were launched by Expedition 38.