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  • Hot toys for the holidays from Walmart, Toys R Us and Amazon

    Hot toys for the holidays from Walmart, Toys R Us and Amazon
    Hanukkah, known this year as Thanksgivukkah because it arrives just one day before Thanksgiving, and Christmas are around the corner.  So now's the time to make a mad grab for hot toys to save the trouble of running around. I asked Jodi Furman, who...
  • TV Review: Pixar's 'Toy Story of Terror!'

    Breezily bringing the "Toy Story" franchise to TV as a half-hour Halloween special, "Toy Story of Terror!" makes deft use of the existing characters and introduces a few new ones. Although billed as Pixar's first TV adventure, mastermind John Lasseter's...
  • Dog's aggression likely based on fear

    Q: We've had our 5-year-old Great Dane since he was a puppy. I took him through puppy class, obedience call, agility class, private instruction and to my office daily. At the age of 3, he began to get protective of me, lunging and growling at other...
  • Mattel to Create Original Entertainment Through Playground Productions Banner (EXCLUSIVE)

    Mattel is ready to get more creative with its toys: The world's largest toymaker has launched Playground Productions as a new banner through which it will create original entertainment for various platforms. Based at the company's headquarters in El...
  • 'Super Fun Night' Tails Off, 'Ironside' Steady in Third Weeks

    ABC comedy "Super Fun Night" lost more steam Wednesday in its third outing, while NBC's "Ironside" remained a modest performer in its third airing but seems to have held at last week's level. CW, meanwhile, had a good night with the second week of its...
  • Costumes OK, just keep your pet away from the Halloween candy

    Costumes OK, just keep your pet away from the Halloween candy
    Q: My husband insists that putting a Halloween costume on our little dog is a horrifying idea. What do you think? -- M.E., Henderson, NV A: You mean horrifying to the dog, or horrifying to the people who see your pooch in costume? Clearly, pets wearing...
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic 'Little House' series still resonates years later

    Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic 'Little House' series still resonates years later
    In 1976, when I was in the fourth grade and had discovered the joys of reading books, my mother shared with me her own childhood literary passion. One afternoon, in a sun-dappled room in our old Victorian home, she told me that when she was my age, she...
  • 'This Is Us' keeps it light and fun for One Direction's young fans

     'This Is Us' keeps it light and fun for One Direction's young fans
    Louis Tomlinson peered out from behind the door of a hotel suite and aimed a toy Nerf gun down a hallway full of hulking bodyguards. The 21-year-old and his four One Direction bandmates had been cooped up on the second floor of the W Los Angeles all day,...
  • New toy store opens in Colonial Williamsburg

    New toy store opens in Colonial Williamsburg
    A new toy store has opened in Colonial Williamsburg. The William Pitt Store, located on the northwest corner of Duke of Gloucester and Botetourt Streets, is located in a historic building and was formerly known as the Davidson Shop. “The William...
  • 'Max Steel' Movie Gets New Life at Open Road Films as Mattel Reboots Toy Line

    As Mattel reboots its "Max Steel" franchise with a new line of toys and an animated TV series, the company also has revived plans to produce a live action movie based on the property, with Open Road Films picking up the project to release in theaters late...
  • Dance Moms recap Season 3 episode 30: Kerfuffle Off To Buffalo

     
    I miss the Apples, Dance Moms nation. I do. I can't help it. And I’m not sorry, either. Because the comedy quotient goes up about four zillion percent when they’re at least lurking about the episode, and I like a few laughs with my Dance Moms....