| Nov 2, 2012
| 3:39 AM
Autobots and Decepticons will square off in the middle of Universal Studios when Transformers: The Ride — 3D opens there next summer, Universal Orlando officials confirmed Thursday night.
The multimillion-dollar attraction will be a near-clone of...
| Mar 15, 2011
| 3:11 PM
UPDATE: WE HAVE WINNERS! CONGRATS TO ROGERS PARK RESIDENT JENNIFER BLACK AND JOSHUA GOES OF BEAVER DAM, WISC.
What would you ask the stars of "The Vampire Diaries?" I might be able to help you out. (Translation: I have free tickets to hand out!)...
| Mar 25, 2011
Walt Disney World is extending, enhancing and invigorating the Haunted Mansion queue at Magic Kingdom.
It's a work in progress, and if this were a full-blown attraction and not just the queue, we would say it's in the "soft opening" phase. For the past...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 2:16 PM
Before the hapless "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" started doing its accident-prone thing in an endless run of preview performances, the record-holder for costliest Broadway show was "Shrek the Musical."
The latter's $25 million price tag in 2008 seems...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 11:49 AM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Kirsten Dunst was born in Point Pleasant, N.J., on this day in 1982. This birthday gal has found her greatest success as Mary Jane Watson in three "Spiderman" blockbusters. Dunst's big break came in 1994 when she played child vampire...
| Apr 29, 2011
| 8:42 PM
I'm going to let you in on one of the best entertainment values in town: the Newport Beach Film Festival's Youth Film Showcase.
The youth showcase, a regular feature of the festival since 2005, is a collection of short films made entirely by kids. High-...
| May 4, 2011
"The Book of Mormon" — the irreverent Broadway musical from the creators of TV's "South Park" — led the Tony Award nominations Tuesday with 14 nods, including best musical. The satirical comedy about a pair of bumbling Mormon missionaries on a...
| May 13, 2011
| 1:21 PM
Two Burbank companies are growing and spreading the 3-D gospel beyond feature films.
Last month, “Avatar” director James Cameron helped relaunch the 3-D production firm Pace with a plan to hire more engineering talent and convince studios and...
| May 18, 2011
| 6:34 PM
As authorities expressed increasing concern about a missing 6-year-old Aurora boy and shifted their search to the Rock Falls area, his father remained optimistic Wednesday that his son would be found safe.
“Timothy is a very intelligent young man,&...
| May 19, 2011
| 6:15 PM
DIXON, Ill. -- Authorities searched state parks, woods and remote roads across northwestern Illinois but came up empty Thursday in their hunt for a 6-year-old Aurora boy missing since his mother’s apparent suicide in a Rockford motel room last...
| May 19, 2011
| 1:50 PM
If I thought the world was coming to an end Saturday, first thing this morning, I'd go to the Bentley/Rolls Royce dealership in Greenwich across from the train station and buy one of each. I would drive one and hook the other to the back with a tow bar. ...