| Dec 7, 2013
| 1:18 PM
We are officially in the mad dash toward Christmas Day.
To help you navigate the endless promotional materials and discount news, I will post a running list of deals every weekend through Christmas with help from the bargain hunters at crazytowndeals....
| Apr 14, 2014
| 1:33 PM
All Willie Nelson pot-smoking jokes aside, Sunday afternoon's Stuart House benefit at the John Varvatos boutique in West Hollywood -- including a musical performance by the country singer and sons Lukas and Micah -- marked a serious high point in the...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:04 PM
The stock market logged its longest winning streak in six months Monday as another big week for company earnings began.
Halliburton, an oil and gas drilling company, rose after reporting a first quarter profit on rising revenue in the Middle East and...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 8:41 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — A tiny Irvine company founded by a 21-year-old Cal State Long Beach drop-out may play a leading role in Facebook's next major bet on the future of the Internet: that virtual reality will change the way people experience the Web....
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Remember Jem and the Holograms? Hasbro’s line of glam rock dolls with bright hair that spawned a short-lived cartoon series in the '80s? No?
Well, they're back, and there's a high-powered team working on the big-screen comeback of the animated...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 1:47 PM
This post has been updated. See below for details.
Last week, news that a live-action film version of "Jem and the Holograms" was in the works sent fans of the cartoon series and Hasbro’s line of dolls into an online frenzy.
But one person not...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 4:13 PM
In a psychology lab at Oregon State University, 37 girls ages 4 to 7 have finally demonstrated what feminists have long warned: that playing with Barbie dolls drives home cultural stereotypes about a woman's place and suppresses a little girl's career...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Mattel Inc. dominates the market for dolls with its Barbie, Monster High and American Girl brands. But now it also wants to play with blocks.
The El Segundo giant is paying $460 million to buy Canadian construction toy company Mega Brands Inc. as it...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 5:50 AM
Mattel Inc, el mayor fabricante de juguetes del mundo, adquirió la canadiense Mega Brands Inc en cerca de 460 millones de dólares para competir de mejor forma con la danesa Lego, líder en el floreciente mercado de bloques de construcción para niños....
| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Early in the development of "The Lego Movie," Jill Wilfert, the executive who oversees Lego's licensing efforts in Southern California, had a question for her bosses at company headquarters in Denmark: Can we have a character die?
"It wasn't something...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:02 PM
The monster success of "The Lego Movie," which took in $69.1 million over its opening weekend, has Hollywood scanning the aisles of toy stores, looking for the next hit.
In recent years, several film series based on action figures and other children'...