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  • NBC turnaround, Olympics, Jimmy Fallon help lift Comcast earnings

    NBC turnaround, Olympics, Jimmy Fallon help lift Comcast earnings
    The NBC network is beleaguered no more. After nearly a decade in the ratings cellar, NBC is poised to finish the prime-time TV season in May in first place in the coveted advertising demographic of viewers aged 18 to 49.  February's coverage of the...
  • Anticipation and coverage builds for Harry Potter's Diagon Alley

    Anticipation and coverage builds for Harry Potter's Diagon Alley
    With the summer opening of Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter getting closer, there is lots of buzz -- and news -- about Universal's new attraction. As a Potter fan myself, I’m planning my trip to Diagon Alley --  but I may wait...
  • Hollywood Execs Strongly Deny 'Disgusting' Sexual Abuse Claims

    Hollywood executives Garth Ancier, David Neuman and Gary Goddard have issued strong denials of accusations of sexually abusing underage teenage boys. The execs were each named in separate lawsuits filed Monday in Hawaii federal court by Michael Egan...
  • Lacking sufficient lodging, L.A. tourism growth lags rivals

    Lacking sufficient lodging, L.A. tourism growth lags rivals
    In the battle for tourists, Los Angeles is losing ground to rivals Orlando, Fla., New York, and Chicago. L.A. County has broken its own record for annual visitors three years in a row — thanks to a rebounding economy, sunny California weather...
  • Christiane Noll mixes family and career in Orlando cabaret

    Christiane Noll mixes family and career in Orlando cabaret
    Christiane Noll apologizes when she answers her phone. The Broadway star is finishing up an important transaction: She's buying makeup at a New York department store. Noll, who will perform the first weekend of the Orlando Cabaret Festival, is...
  • Hong Kong Disneyland set to debut first Iron Man ride

    Hong Kong Disneyland set to debut first Iron Man ride
    Don't get your hopes up, Marvel fans. The new Iron Man ride coming to Hong Kong Disneyland in 2016 won't be easily replicated at other Disney theme parks around the world. PHOTOS: Iron Man Experience at Hong Kong Disneyland The $100-million Iron Man...
  • Disney Planning Movie Based on 'It's a Small World'

    Disney is ramping up a movie version of its venerable "It's a Small World" theme park ride with Jon Turteltaub directing. Jared Stern is writing the script and will produce with Turteltaub and "The Lego Movie" producer Dan Lin. The ride was created by...
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom making room for Avatar expansion, Lion King relocation

    Disney's Animal Kingdom making room for Avatar expansion, Lion King relocation
    Disney's Animal Kingdom is undergoing change.  Throughout the park, you can see construction walls and areas that are closed off from public view. That's because Animal Kingdom is in a transformation period that will make the park a true full-day park....
  • Jack Bauer returns, Barbara Walters exits

    Jack Bauer returns, Barbara Walters exits
    May is the busiest month for television, and the action starts early this year. The May sweeps begin Thursday and run through May 21, the official end of the season. What to expect? The broadcast networks unveil their fall lineups the week of May 12...
  • Local singer lineup at Orlando Cabaret Festival

     Local singer lineup at Orlando Cabaret Festival
      During the Orlando Cabaret Festival, local singers perform during the daytime or in the early evening before the headliners. Shows are at Mad Cow Theatre, 54 W. Church St., Orlando; check the schedule at orlandocabaretfestival.com Tickets are $20-$25....
  • Hoax: Six Flags park not opening in Florida

    Hoax: Six Flags park not opening in Florida
    A story that's been shared thousands of times has fooled Floridians across the state, myself included, unfortunately. No, Six Flags isn't coming to Florida. Yes, I feel silly for aggregating from a spoof site. The satirical site SpringHillCourier....