| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:54 PM
In Mount Dora, two doomed lovers from the 1930s are still seen strolling arm in arm through the halls — and straight through the doors — of the Lakeside Inn.
In Orlando, an 8-year-old girl plays with visiting schoolchildren while she waits...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Universal Studios has extended the buying power of its Frequent Fear and Frequent Fear Plus passes, added admission for Friday and Saturday night's editions of Halloween Horror Nights. Those are the final two nights of the after-hours event.
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:44 PM
Three words scream out from a storybook 10-year-old Adam Lanza wrote as a fifth-grader.
"Let's hurt children."
The young Lanza put those words in the mouth of Dora the Beserker (sic), one of the homicidal characters included in "The Big Book of...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:54 PM
2012-13 finish: 66-16.
Coming: Michael Beasley, Greg Oden.
Going: Mike Miller, Juwan Howard.
The Heat propped up its three-peat hopes with two balky knees and a whiff of controversy. Oden has already encountered knee...
| Oct 13, 2013
Hanukkah is just 45 days away, and Christmas is coming right up!
Forget Halloween candy and costumes. The upcoming holidays qualify as a shopping emergency.
If you think I've lost my mind, don't. It's your sanity that may be on the line....
| Oct 3, 2013
| 1:50 PM
At the end of its initial run, back in 1978, John Carpenter's “Halloween” became the most profitable film of all time — not in absolute dollars, but in terms of return on investment. Its domestic gross was more than 100 times its cost....
| Dec 13, 2013
| 4:30 AM
By mid-November, when most directors of holiday movies were unwinding with their work largely completed, filmmaker David O. Russell was pulling 18-hour days and seven-day weeks, rushing to finish "American Hustle."
The mad dash was worth it: "American...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:00 PM
I always hated zombies. But I liked Gordon.
He was going to be at my friend Jaime's annual Halloween party in Hollywood. I loved Halloween, and I never missed her party, but I was in New York working on a TV show. Homesick for my friends in L.A., I...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:31 AM
Merry marijuana: More bad news from not so Happy Valley as a Santa wannabe was reportedly caught blowing smoke up the wrong chimney.
It looks like there will be some very disappointed folks in Pennsylvania this holiday season after a Kris Kringle...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:22 PM
The open bars are back and the food spreads and restaurant venues are much nicer. With an improving economy, employers are upgrading their holiday parties this year.
“I think people are feeling better,’’ said Tim Petrillo, co-owner...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 2:27 PM
With a shortened holiday season punctuated by weekend winter storms, holiday shoppers in Maryland are feeling the pressure.
There are six fewer days this year between Thanksgiving and Christmas than last year. And three Baltimore-area snowfalls in three...