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Icon of The Day: Saul Bass

Alona Elkayam | Posted 07.08.2013 | Arts
Alona Elkayam

The era of Saul Bass movie branding has yet to be surpassed, with the exception of the 2010 Catfish poster-which I would hang on my wall, unframed. Happy Birthday Saul Bass, without you, I could never be me.

Why Concerts Are So Expensive

Los Angeles Daily News | Kevin Smith | Posted 07.03.2013 | Los Angeles

The closure of the Gibson Amphitheatre will leave a hole in Southern California's concert scene, but one local promoter says there are plenty of other...

Goodbye, Gibson!

AP | Posted 04.25.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Concert promoter Live Nation announced Wednesday that a landmark Los Angeles music venue where Bob Marley, Johnny Cash and Frank Sinatr...

Harry Potter Fans, Rejoice!

Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment

Muggles on the West Coast can ready their wannabe broomsticks and wands because the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is bringing its magic to Hollywood...

Home Of 'Harry Potter World' Blames Obamacare For Cuts

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.21.2013 | Business

A major theme park and resort is responding to Obamacare by providing health insurance to fewer of its workers. Universal Orlando will drop health ...

Kid-Friendly Orlando

George Hobica | Posted 04.08.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

Adults will love the upscale environment, with fine dining, luxury spa and on-site golf options, while kids will dig the colorful and fun pool areas at both properties.

Makeup Master Greg Nicotero Helps Make AMC's The Walking Dead a Gory Must-see

Jim Hill | Posted 12.18.2012 | TV
Jim Hill

"I had always assumed that horror -- especially the really dark, gory stuff that I sometimes work on -- was more of a niche market."

Argo and the Latino Casting Conundrum

Diana Lesmez | Posted 12.15.2012 | Entertainment
Diana Lesmez

The studios, these powerful behemoths that control the message and the images fed to global audiences, get to define the parameters of what is an American Latino story and while they are at it, what is the meaning and value of being a Latino in the U.S.

Talking Season 3 of The Walking Dead with Glen Mazzara

Vanessa Berben | Posted 12.12.2012 | Entertainment
Vanessa Berben

Season 3 of The Walking Dead is only days away from premiering on AMC Sunday the 14th. I recently sat down with Executive Producer/Showrunner Glen Mazzara to discuss what fans can expect from one of the best shows on television.

Bath Salts Bank Executive Filing Police Brutality Claim

AP | GREG RISLING | Posted 10.27.2012 | Business

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A senior executive at Deutsche Bank has filed a $50 million claim against the city of Los Angeles, alleging he was beaten by two ...

PHOTOS: The Best Road Trips From Miami

Oyster | Posted 10.01.2012 | Travel
Oyster

With its high-brow art scene, luxurious shopping and A-list clubs, Miami is an energetic, ultra-lively hub for young partiers and jet-setting tourists -- but to escape the rowdy scene, southern Floridans have several spots to enjoy.

Theme Park Sued For Barring Amputees From Coaster

AP | Posted 07.11.2012 | Travel

LOS ANGELES -- Universal Studios Hollywood has been sued for barring amputees from a theme park roller coaster. Angel Castelan's forearms were amputa...

CEO Admits 'Battleship' Is One Big Fail

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.01.2012 | Entertainment

When "Five-Year Engagement" flopped at the box office, Universal seemed to be disappointed but not crushed by the film's performance. But then "Battle...

Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Heads To Japan

Posted 05.11.2012 | Travel

At the end of last year, it was announced that Universal Orlando's Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction would be replicated at Universal's Holly...

"That's A Wrap!" CinemaCon Wraps Up Four Days in Las Vegas

Ellen Sterling | Posted 06.28.2012 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

Twentieth Century Fox has announced a Planet of the Apes sequel, The Wolverine sequel starring Hugh Jackman and a remake of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty to star Ben Stiller.

You'll Never Guess The Original Title Of 'E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.30.2012 | Entertainment

Universal Pictures executives may have had a tough last weekend with "The Five-Year Engagement" underperforming at the box office, but Monday was all ...

There's an App for That... My Family Trip to Disney World and Universal Studios

Joshua Lamel | Posted 05.22.2012 | Technology
Joshua Lamel

Thanks to mobile apps, during a peak traffic week, we were able to do something once thought to be impossible -- navigate the four Disney parks in one day apiece.

A Muggle Gets An Appetite For Magic Candy

Sherrie Nachman | Posted 04.18.2012 | Travel
Sherrie Nachman

After filling about two bags with treats, I headed over to the glass enclosed case, which houses treacle fudge, rock cakes and cauldron cakes.

Teen With No Hands Kept Off SeaWorld And Universal Rides

Posted 02.03.2012 | Travel

Orlando is a destination for rollercoaster lovers, but apparently there are unstated requirements for riders. A 17-year-old-girl was told that she cou...

New Parade And Nighttime Show For Universal Orlando

AP | By MITCH STACY | Posted 03.26.2012 | Travel

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Universal Orlando, with an eye on bolstering attendance, announced ambitious plans Wednesday for a daily interactive character parade...

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Heading To Universal Hollywood

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 02.01.2012 | Travel

LOS ANGELES — Comcast Corp. is in the final stages of a deal to bring Harry Potter's magic to life in Hollywood. The owner of Universal Studios...

PHOTOS: Legoland Florida Is Perfect For Young Kids

Eileen Ogintz | Posted 12.20.2011 | Travel
Eileen Ogintz

I got a sneak peak of the new Legoland Florida just before opening and that got me thinking about how much there is to do in Orlando -- especially now -- for the preschool crowd.

Water Parks in Los Angeles: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

The Huffington Post | Jane Ellis | Posted 10.03.2011 | Travel

The many amusement parks in Los Angeles are a big draw for families from around the world. From the movie-based rides at Universal Studios to Disneyla...

Ron Meyer Staying On As Universal President

AP | Posted 08.27.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — Ron Meyer, a former talent agent and longtime president of Universal Studios, has renewed his contract to continue in his role as ...

Social Media and the New Hollywood

Cedric Perrier | Posted 05.29.2011 | Technology
Cedric Perrier

As America's movie theater chains begin to fight the inexorable demands of cable operators to offer newly-released movies in the home just four weeks ...