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PHOTOS: The Best Road Trips From Miami

Oyster | Posted 10.01.2012 | Travel

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 ...

PHOTOS: The Holidays In Los Angeles: Where To See Snow, Ice, And Lights

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.07.2012 | Los Angeles

Catch the holiday spirit all over Los Angeles with Menorah lightings (Hanukkah starts this evening), Christmas boat parades, trips to Santa Claus, and...

PHOTOS: The Best Haunted Places Around Los Angeles

Citysearch | Mar Yvette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Text courtesy of Citysearch. By Mar Yvette We all know that living in Los Angeles can be a scary experience--the traffic alone is a nightmare. But w...

Universal Studios Reopens Backlot After Fire

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles


Revisiting 'Bus Riley's Back In Town', Producer Elliott Kastner's first film

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Producer Elliott Kastner died this week at the age of 80. He leaves behind a great legacy of film, including The Missouri Breaks, Harper, Equus, Where...

Redbox To Delay Rental Movies From Fox, Universal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Redbox, the leading $1-per-night DVD rental kiosk operator, said Thursday it agreed to delay renting movies from 20th Century Fox ...

Mayor Of London Compels Harry Potter Fans To Lobby For London-Based Theme Park

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

London Mayor Boris Johnson expressed "jealous irritation" Monday over the opening of the new Wizarding World Of Harry Potter theme park, based in Orla...

The Backlot Is Back! Universal's New Shooting Locations Are Great for LA

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Today I stood with Governor Schwarzennegger and Steven Spielberg at the opening of the newly renovated Universal Studios backlot shooting location. It was a great day for Los Angeles.

LA Supervisors Move Toward Approving Universal Studios' $3 Billion Makeover

LA Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve an agreement with the city of Los Angeles that clarifies details about upcoming p...

Amusement Park Jobs In High Demand -- And Not Just Among Teenagers

Hugo Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Theme parks are being flooded with applications from job seekers, as unemployed mortgage agents, sales clerks and construction workers who can't find ...

Pernell Roberts, 1928-2010

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gary S. Chafetz

A Broadway actor, Pernell had a commanding presence. He was charismatic, intelligent, and well read. Hence, he could speak with great authority on many subjects. He was energetic, curious, and had a booming laugh.