Pixar lays off up to 5 percent on 'Dinosaur' delay
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Disney subsidiary Pixar is laying off up to 5 percent of its 1,200 employees after it pushed back the release of "The Good Dinosaur" to November 2015 from next May.
That's according to a person familiar with the situation, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the matter involved personnel.
The Walt Disney Co. released a statement saying Pixar is always re-evaluating its creative and business needs.
"With the release date change of `The Good Dinosaur,' we have realigned our production and support priorities, which (include) a small reduction in our staffing levels," it said in a statement.
The person said the layoffs occurred earlier in the week.
The delay of "The Good Dinosaur" means 2014 will be the first year since 2005 that Pixar hasn't released an animated movie.
Couric's next move appears to be show for Yahoo!
NEW YORK (AP) -- Katie Couric's next move appears to be online.
An ABC News executive who requested anonymity because talks aren't complete said Friday that the veteran news anchor has an opportunity at Yahoo! that is too good to pass up.
Couric has been working at ABC News, but published reports have said that Yahoo! is seeking her to host an interview show to be aired on the company's website.
A spokesman for Couric declined comment on Friday.
Couric is in her second season on an ABC daytime talk show, which is not expected to be renewed.
Actor Hugh Jackman treated for skin cancer on nose
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- "The Wolverine" star Hugh Jackman has revealed he has been treated for skin cancer and shared a selfie showing his bandaged nose.
The photo caption on Instagram started: "Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right!"
He was referring to his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness.
The 45-year-old Oscar-nominated Jackman said he had a basal cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer that is rarely fatal. The notes he posted early Friday didn't say when his medical treatment took place.
Australia has the highest skin cancer rate in the world, and two in three Australians will be diagnosed before age 70.