18-02-13

Just like any other typical teenage girl! Mad Men star Kiernan Shipka giggles with a gal pal as they indulge in fun shopping spree

She plays Don and Betty Draper's wide-eyed daughter in Mad Men, so it's a given that actress Kiernan Shipka loves to shop.

The 13-year-old star was breezing up and down fashionable Robertson Boulevard in Beverly Hills on Sunday with a friend, happily walking from store to store.

Known as Kiki by her friends and family, Kiernan wore dark burgundy trousers tucked into black ankle boots featuring an easy stacked heel.

 
 
 
Mad fun: Mad Men actress Kiernan Shipka strolled on Robertson Boulevard in Beverly Hills with a friend Sunday

Mad fun: Mad Men actress Kiernan Shipka strolled on Robertson Boulevard in Beverly Hills with a friend Sunday

 
Giggly girls: Kiernan, known as 'Kiki' to friends and family, looked full of life and fun as she talked with her friend

Giggly girls: Kiernan, known as 'Kiki' to friends and family, looked full of life and fun as she talked with her friend

Her black sleeveless shirt with a high white collar, was refreshingly modest. She wore her blonde hair in a low ponytail and carried a small black bag.

As with any teenaged girl, her most important accessory appeared to be her cell phone, which she covered in a bright pink case.

Kiernan clutched the device in her hand and stopped often to text.

 
Adult supervision: Kiernan and her friend were accompanied by a man wearing pink shorts and holding a lemonade

Adult supervision: Kiernan and her friend were accompanied by a man wearing pink shorts and holding a lemonade

 

 
Fashionistas: Kiernan wore a black shirt with burgundy trousers, while her friend wore pink shorts, a black tank top and ankle boots
Fashionistas: Kiernan wore a black shirt with burgundy trousers, while her friend wore pink shorts, a black tank top and ankle boots
 

Fashionistas: Kiernan wore a black shirt with burgundy trousers, while her friend wore pink shorts, a black tank top and ankle boots

'I follow fashion trends,' she told New York Magazine in a 2010 interview, in which she said Grace Kelly was her fashion inspiration.

'My closet’s full of Papo d’Anjo.' 

Although Kiernan has starred in most episodes since Mad Men began airing in 2007 and often steals the show as a confused and sad Sally Draper, she was upgraded to a series regular in Season 4.

Sally Draper is often in hot water with her narcissistic mother, Betty, played by January Jones.

 
Typical teen: Kiernan stopped often to text while she walked with friends Sunday

Typical teen: Kiernan stopped often to text while she walked with friends Sunday

 



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Where are you hiding? Olivia Wilde bundles up from head to toe as she braves freezing temperatures to take her dog Paco for a long walk

Olivia Wilde may be newly engaged to Jason Sudeikis, but her loyalty is still fierce to her prized pooch, Paco.

The actress bundled up in a woolen jacket, hat and scarf to take her 10-year-old rescue dog for a walk around the Manhattan apartment she shares with her Saturday Night Live beau.

The blue-eyed Wilde was unrecognizable as she lovingly made sure her pet got his daily exercise.

 
Dog days: Actress Olivia Wilde bundled up against frigid New York City temperatures in order to take her pet pooch, Paco, for a walk Sunday

Dog days: Actress Olivia Wilde bundled up against frigid New York City temperatures in order to take her pet pooch, Paco, for a walk Sunday

The 28-year-old actress announced she was engaged to Jason earlier this month, although she said the pair still haven't set a date or place for the wedding.

The highly intelligent couple began dating in November 2011 and moved in together last year, with the brunette beauty admitting she fell "blissfully, hopelessly, wildly in love."

 
 

Olivia recently put her $2.5 million Los Angeles home on the market to move to New York, where Jason films Saturday Night Live.

 
Where are you hiding? Olivia was barely unrecognizable wrapped up in woolens

Where are you hiding? Olivia was barely unrecognizable wrapped up in woolens

Despite no longer having a home base in Hollywood, Olivia is slammed with work.

She has five films in post production, including The Incredible Burt Wonderstone co-starring Jim Carrey. She's filming The Third Person with Mila

Kunis and Liam Neeson and it's just been announced she'll be starring in a Tron: Legacy sequel.

 
Sniffing around: Paco is a 10-year-old rescue dog and has been Olivia's loyal companion for years

Sniffing around: Paco is a 10-year-old rescue dog and has been Olivia's loyal companion for years

 

 
A day earlier: The newly engaged couple walked Paco together, and shared a kiss

A day earlier: The newly engaged couple walked Paco together, and shared a kiss 

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Facebook to pay NO tax for 2012 and will even get tax refund of $429m despite $1BN profits

Facebook will not pay any tax for 2012 despite making $1.1 billion in pre-tax profits from U.S. operations, according to a report released on Thursday.

But Mark Zuckerberg's company will also get a multimillion dollar tax refund of around $429 million according to Citizens for Tax Justice (CTJ).

The refunds reportedly come from tax deductions on executive stock options and share awards.

 
Facebook will receive a tax refund of around $429 million for 2012, despite making profits of over $1 billion

Facebook will receive a tax refund of around $429 million for 2012, despite making profits of over $1 billion

Facebook released its first annual report as a public company on January 30 after floating in May 2012.

CTJ describe the fact that the company 'did not pay even a dime in federal and state income taxes' as an 'amazing admission.' 

As reported byBusinessweek, Facebook says it had a $559 million federal tax liability in 2012. 

But their refunds on the tax deductibility of stock options reduced the companies federal and state income taxes by $1.03 billion for the year, including refunds of earlier years’ taxes of $451 million.

 
 

After a small portion is applied to state taxes, this benefit turns Facebook's liability into a refund.

Yet according to CTJ, Facebook have further stock-option tax breaks that the company generated from its initial public offering of stock (IPO).

Facebook is hoping to reduce future tax liability by carrying forward another $2.17 billion in additional tax-option tax breaks for use in the years ahead.

As CTJ point out, this means 'Facebook’s current and future tax reductions from the stock options exercised in connection with its IPO will total $3.2 billion.'

 
Facebook is hoping to reduce future tax liability by carrying forward another $2.17 billion in additional tax-option tax breaks for use in the years ahead

Facebook is hoping to reduce future tax liability by carrying forward another $2.17 billion in additional tax-option tax breaks for use in the years ahead

Facebook spokeswoman Ashley Zandy declined to discuss the tax break with Businessweek and instead referred to a transcript of Facebook executives’ conference call with analysts.

In this call, Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman mentioned the accumulated tax benefits before noting that Facebook ended the fiscal year with nearly $10 billion in cash and investments.

Ebersman claimed this gave the company 'great flexibility and risk protection.'

Facebook delivered fourth-quarter results above Wall Street's expectations on January 30 and sought to show that it has finally transformed into a 'mobile company' after rising to dominance as a Web-based social network.

But its stock dropped in after-hours trading as investors placed more significance on the company's growing expenses rather than on its increasing user base and higher advertising revenue.

'Everything was slightly better than expected,' said Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter. 'I don't see anything here that would make me want to sell the stock.'

 
The United States Internal Revenue Service Building in Washington DC. Citizens for Tax Justice describe the fact that Facebook 'did not pay even a dime in federal and state income taxes' as an 'amazing admission'

The United States Internal Revenue Service Building in Washington DC. Citizens for Tax Justice describe the fact that Facebook 'did not pay even a dime in federal and state income taxes' as an 'amazing admission'

Nonetheless, Facebook's stock fell $1.11, or 3.6 percent, to $30.13 in after-hours trading following the earnings report.

Facebook Inc. grew its revenue and increased the percentage of it that comes from mobile advertising - a closely watched figure. But expenses also grew sharply.

The company also said 2013 will be a year of 'significant investments' and hiring as it focuses on long-term growth rather than short-term profits.

The world's largest social media company earned $64 million, or 3 cents per share, in the October-December period. That's down 79 percent from $302 million, or 14 cents per share, a year earlier when it was still a privately held company.

Revenue rose 40 percent to $1.59 billion from $1.13 billion, surpassing analysts' expectations of $1.51 billion.

Advertising revenue grew 41 percent to $1.33 billion, increasing at a faster clip than in the third quarter, when it climbed 36 percent to $1.09 billion.



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