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Madonna Calls Biopic Scene 'All Lies,' But It Actually Happened

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 04.26.2017 | Entertainment

On Tuesday, it was announced that Universal had picked up “Blond Ambition,” a biopic about Madonna. It didn’t take long for the Material Girl to...

Universal Reveals More About Mysterious New 'Nintendo Worlds' (UPDATED)

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.13.2016 | Travel

Move over, Harry Potter: Nintendo fans will soon have their own worlds to explore at Universal Studios. Universal and Nintendo revealed a few more det...

5 Tips For Surviving Halloween Horror Nights 26 At Universal Studios

Victoria Yore | Posted 09.20.2016 | Travel
Victoria Yore

This is my 5th year in a row wandering around Universal Studios so I feel like I'm decently qualified to share my expertise to help you survive your first or 21st trip to Halloween Horror Nights.

J.K. Rowling Sends Flowers To Funeral Of Orlando Shooting Victim

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.20.2016 | Arts

J.K. Rowling paid tribute to one of the Orlando shooting victims by sending flowers to his funeral. The Harry Potter author sent a wreath of red roses...

You Could Get Paid To Act Like A Zombie From 'The Walking Dead'

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 04.28.2016 | Travel

It's time for your big break, mortals. Universal Studios Hollywood is holding an open casting call next week for performers that will act as zombies a...

I Tried to Hate Disney World, But I Liked It

Liam Robb O'Hagan | Posted 04.07.2017 | Travel
Liam Robb O'Hagan

"Spring Break in Orlando." There is a statement that elicits either eye rolls or inner-child giddiness from parents.

The Three Box Solution: A Strategy For Leading Innovation

Lisa Chau | Posted 03.29.2017 | Business
Lisa Chau

I met Vijay Govindarajan (VG) several years ago when I was an Assistant Director at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He is a Wall St...

Universal Studios' New 'Walking Dead' Attraction Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 05.18.2016 | Travel

In a "Walking Dead" theme park, only the strong survive. We've known for a while that Universal Studios Hollywood is building a new "Walking Dead" at...

A Simple Advice To Avoid the "Family Vacation Madness"

Mario & Diane Cloutier | Posted 03.12.2017 | Parents
Mario & Diane Cloutier

March Madness in the U.S. equates with college basketball championship. Fans from all stripes and colors go berserk for a few weeks, hoping their favo...

Orlando's 50 Miles of Family Fun

Kiley Smith | Posted 02.09.2017 | Travel
Kiley Smith

A Guide to Orlando Theme Parks, and the Fastest Way to get To and Through Them If you're looking for a vacation spot in the midst of all the actio...

Does Marvel Not Own the Rights to Make an Incredible Hulk Film?

Brian Cronin | Posted 01.26.2017 | Entertainment
Brian Cronin

During Marvel's announcements about their third phase of films, there was some surprise among fans over the lack of a solo "Incredible Hulk" film. This led some to wonder whether Marvel even had the rights to do a Hulk film.

Orlando: A Dream Destination

Anamika Ojha | Posted 01.19.2017 | Travel
Anamika Ojha

Orlando is my favorite place in Florida. It's just one and half hour drive from my place and most of the weekends, you will find me there. It offers ...

Honeymooning With Your Wedding Planner

Sandy Malone | Posted 01.11.2017 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

I've taken on an entirely new challenge from a bride. And not just any bride - one of my favorite wedding alumni from 2015. She has asked me to plan a...

The New 'Wizarding World Of Harry Potter' Looks Perfect

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.20.2015 | Travel

Muggles, prepare thyselves: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is coming to Universal Studios Hollywood this spring, and it looks positively magical ...

'Fast And Furious' Spinoffs Are Coming

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 12.29.2016 | Entertainment

"Fast and Furious" movies may indeed never end. In the wake of rumblings that the franchise would wrap after 10 films, Variety reported Monday that U...

Jimmy Fallon's Getting A Top-Secret Universal Studios Ride

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.28.2015 | Comedy

Harry Potter is about to take on his strongest competition yet, and Jimmy Fallon is becoming a golden snitch about it. Fallon announced Tuesday that t...

How U.S. Theme Parks Are Gearing Up for Halloween

Budget Travel | Posted 10.05.2016 | Travel
Budget Travel

Are you brave enough to visit Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando? Photo courtesy of 3viajeros/MyBudgetTravel. Article by Kaeli Conforti of B...

How Universal Studios Hollywood Uses Krusty Burger to Keep Theme Park Guests from Peeking at Harry Potter

Jim Hill | Posted 09.26.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Fans of The Simpsons have been dreaming for decades now about getting the chance to visit Springfield. Well, that dream became a reality back on April 2nd of this year when Springfield officially opened at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Straight Outta Compton: A Private Q&A From Which Everyone Can Learn

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 08.12.2016 | DC
Lauren DeLisa

Straight Outta Compton, which documents the rise and ensuing events of the legendary rap group N.W.A. is not only being lauded for the well-crafted film, but also the manner in which the promotional campaign tactics have taken a life of its own.

Walking on the Street of Dreams -- Hollywood Boulevard

Rich Grant | Posted 06.25.2016 | Travel
Rich Grant

It has taken decades and billions of dollars of investment, but today, Hollywood Boulevard is finally coming back to its glorious past.

The Pitch

ilona saari | Posted 05.23.2016 | Entertainment
ilona saari

When my husband and I moved to Los Angeles, we immediately got with the program. Everyone was a hyphenate. He became husband-writing partner. Me... wife-writing partner. Everyone wanted to meet us... the new husband-wife team.

Nintendo Just Announced An Incredible Partnership With Universal

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.11.2015 | Travel

Nintendo fans, rejoice! Mario and Luigi have a new home. According to a press release, Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts are teaming up to create...

Gentrification: Artists in Emeryville Saw It Coming

John M. Eger | Posted 03.05.2015 | Impact
John M. Eger

Unfortunately, given the cost of housing in some areas of the country--usually attributable to the artists and/or the art and cultural districts, which have grown up around them--it is probably too late. A crisis is looming.

10 (Almost) Free Travel Deals, 2014 Edition

SmarterTravel | Posted 02.02.2015 | Travel

"Free." It's everyone's favorite four-letter word, and one especially dear to travelers the world over. Want to get something for nothing? Check out these 10 no-strings-attached travel offers.

How Harry Potter And T.S. Eliot Showed Me My Kids Growing Up Isn't Quite So Sad

Amanda Magee | Posted 01.31.2015 | Parents
Amanda Magee

We caught the girls playing with one another's hair, singing to each other in the long lines, helping with stuck zippers or big words. They slept in a tangle each night and ran shoulder-to-shoulder all day. They were aware of each other in a way that they are of their friends, "Oh, you, yes, I like you. Let's laugh together."