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Hand Signals

Ellie Newman | Posted 08.30.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

As I was jogging down the bike path, a biker passed me going the other way. I noticed as he slowed to pass me, he made the universal hand signal of sl...

Small Story, Big Point

Ellie Newman | Posted 08.16.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

We like and want different things. We live in the world very differently, and how we experience the world is not the same. So, honor what you prefer, respect the preferences of others and speak up.

NBC's Songland Changes Submission Form in Face of Public Outcry

Jonah Bryson | Posted 03.11.2016 | Entertainment
Jonah Bryson

An allegedly onerous submission form for the new TV talent competition Songland, produced by Dave Stewart, The Voice's Audrey Morrissey and Maroon 5 s...

The Hilarious Reason 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin' Was Almost Never Made

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 01.13.2016 | Entertainment

"The 40-Year-Old Virgin" essentially launched the film career of director Judd Apatow and actor Steve Carell, but it almost never got made. During a ...

How Universal Orlando Sets the Stage for Halloween Horror Nights 25 in just 60 Minutes

Jim Hill | Posted 10.16.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It takes a lot of coordination between various departments across the theme park. Not to mention months and months of advance planning.

So What Would That 'Coach' Reboot Which NBC Just Benched Have Been Like?

Jim Hill | Posted 09.21.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

As recently as last month (August 13th, to be exact), NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt was talking up this "Coach" revival during a Q & A session at the Television Critics Association's annual press tour.

11 (More) Universal Truths That Will Change Your Life for the Better

Lamisha Serf-Walls | Posted 09.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Lamisha Serf-Walls

Life is an ever-evolving tapestry of lessons, growth and expansion and when you are truly tuned into the messages along the way, you find your life transforms in ways you never thought possible.

Prejudice: A Dangerous Defense Mechanism

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

"Prejudice is a great time saver: You can form opinions without having to get the facts." -- E. B. White Prejudice is described as an unfavorable opi...

"50 Shades of Grey" Is Sexy & Sensational!

Jay Weston | Posted 04.14.2015 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

How ironic was it to open Universal's '50 SHADES OF GREY' on Valentine's Day? That commercially-romantic holiday was actually the perfect timing for this commercially-romantic movie. Romantic? Yes.

Angelina Jolie's UNBROKEN is Certainly Not Broken (Perhaps Slightly Bent)

Jay Weston | Posted 02.13.2015 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

After the premiere screening of UNBROKEN, the new film from Universal Pictures directed by actress- turned-director Angelina Jolie, I had a chance for a brief talk with her at the Wallis Theatre in Beverly Hills.

Macy's Brings Its Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons Down to Florida

Jim Hill | Posted 02.05.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Every year, after Santa's 60 foot-long sleigh float rolls up in front of Macy's Herald Square store on Thanksgiving morning, 50 million television vie...

It's All the Little Details That Help Universal Orlando Deliver the Really Big Scares at Halloween Horror Nights 24

Jim Hill | Posted 11.19.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

You can't spell "scare" without "care." And the fiendish folks behind Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights clearly understand this. That's why they put a full year of careful thought and planning into the 24th edition of this seasonal scare-fest. Which officially opens to the public tonight at Universal Studios Florida.

Tasting Your Way Around The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

Jim Hill | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

the folks at Universal Creative have certainly stayed true to Ms. Rowling's original vision for the Leaky Cauldron. For -- as I made my way into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley yesterday in a very special luncheon -- I damn near walked right by the entrance.

Hallelujah! Amazing Singing Priest Offered Two Record Deals

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.05.2014 | Religion

Father Ray Kelly shot to Internet stardom when a video of him singing a personalized version of Leonard Cohen's 'Halleluljah' at a wedding went viral....

The Extremely Hard Lessons That the Themed Entertainment Industry Learned From Hard Rock Park

Jim Hill | Posted 06.16.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

If you're going strictly by attendance levels as well as the amount of money this theme park pulled in during its brief life span, then Hard Rock Park clearly was a failure. If -- on the other hand -- you're going by what happened in themed entertainment circles after 2008... Well, that's where this story gets complicated.

Get Ready For Another 'Battlestar Galactica' Movie

www.tvguide.com | Posted 04.08.2014 | TV

Holy frak! "Battlestar Galactica" might get another shot at life through Universal. The movie studio is in the early stages of putting together a ne...

Universal Orlando Will Use Lifelike Animation and Live Special Effects to Recreate Harry Potter's journey aboard the Hogwarts Express

Jim Hill | Posted 05.14.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It seems kind of counter-intuitive to use a plane to promote a train. But that's exactly what the Universal Orlando Resort did earlier this week. They jetted James & Oliver Phelps (AKA the two talented Brits who played Fred & George Weasley in the "Harry Potter" film series) all over the globe.

Themed Entertainment Professionals 'Go Go' to Orlando for IAAPA's Attractions Expo

Jim Hill | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So how exactly do theme park attractions get created?

(R)evolution in Krakow: Matta (& His Polish Catalysts) for the 21st Century

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 12.25.2013 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Matta: Man and Universe is a superb reflection of the populist Gravity cinematic phenomenon -- whereas the universal enters a cyclical narrative via astronauts orbiting from one nation's space station to another in a quest for human survival from man-made catastrophe.

Why SeaWorld's Cuts in Staff Hours Is No Suprise To Me

David Kirby | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business
David Kirby

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. is cutting hours for 18,000 part-time and seasonal workers, in a move that will allow it to skirt provisions of the new Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, and save millions from not providing healthcare coverage to those employees at 11 parks around the country.

PAN! The Universal Call of the African Drum

Jessica Joseph | Posted 07.13.2013 | Entertainment
Jessica Joseph

The film tells the story of the notoriously ingenious, multicultural people of Trinidad and Tobago, who fought to hold on to their African drum and in the process created the steel-pan, the only new instrument to be invented in the 20th century.

HBO And Universal Team Up To Fight Netflix

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 01.08.2013 | Technology

For another 10 years, Universal Pictures content will not be seen on Netflix. Universal inked a deal with HBO on Monday that gives HBO exclusive r...

The Universal Golden Rule

Donna Henes | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

The Golden Rule teaches that we should treat others as we, ourselves, would wish to be treated. This basic ethic is repeated in a multitude of variations in the texts of all the great religions of the world.

Zach Carter

FTC Gives Major Music Merger The All-Clear

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Trade Commission on Friday voted to approve Universal Music Group's controversial acquisition of EMI with no strings attach...

Zach Carter

Universal-EMI Merger Expected To Clear FTC Vote On Friday

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Trade Commission plans to vote on the controversial merger between Universal Music and EMI on Friday, and is currently expec...