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  • Pricey tropical junket seems to have paid off for 'Couples Retreat'

     
    One of the keys to the strong $35.3-million opening of 'Couples Retreat' was that oldest of Hollywood marketing ploys: the glitzy media junket. Universal flew dozens of journalists to Bora Bora for interviews with the cast in the same tropical......
  • A hit romantic comedy and a viral phenomenom drive a big weekend at the box office

     
    One wide-release hit and one word-of-mouth sensation were enough to keep the movie business humming this weekend.Universal's 'Couples Retreat' collected more money than the four new movies that opened on the same weekend last year combined, helping to...
  • First look: 'Couples Retreat' a popular destination, 'Paranormal Activity' sets record

     
    It was a big weekend at the box office for the ultra-mainstream and the ultra-indie. Universal's romantic comedy 'Couples Retreat' grossed a studio-estimated $35.3 million in the U.S. and Canada, surpassing expectations and becoming the studio's first...
  • The '2012' doomsday craze is keeping scientists busy and frustrated

     
    Los Angeles Times staff writer John Johnson Jr. writes about science for the paper, not science fiction, so you don't see his name pop up in this blog. That changes today, though, because Johnson and the scientists he covers are......
  • Obama gives Ebony first dibs

     
    by Frank James So which magazine was the first to get a sit down interview and photo shoot with President-elect Barack Obama? Ebony Magazine, which was visited by the president-elect at its Chicago offices in the Michigan Ave. headquarters building......
  • NASA Ends Phoenix Mission on Mars

    PASADENA -- After hearing nothing from the Phoenix spacecraft in more than a week, NASA officials on Monday declared an end to the nearly six-month mission at Mars' north pole, the first to touch and taste the water on an alien planet. Phoenix sent its...
  • All-State Basketball Teams

    CLASS AAAA Boys First Team Maalik Wayns, Roman Catholic, 6-1, Sr., 17.2. Jesse "Booge" Morgan, Olney, 6-4, Sr., 28.4. Dalton Pepper, Pennsbury, 6-5, Sr., 24.4. Tyrone Garland, Bartram, 6-0, Jr., 28.5. Aaric Murray, Glen Mills, 6-11, Sr., 18.0....
  • George W. Housner dies at 97; Caltech professor emeritus was called the father of earthquake engineering

    George W. Housner, who pioneered the modern field of earthquake engineering, developing the most complete mathematical system to analyze the effects of ground shaking on structures, has died. He was 97. Housner, the Braun professor emeritus of...
  • Arthur Kantrowitz dies at 95; physicist pioneered rocket nose cones, intra-aorta pumps

    Arthur Kantrowitz dies at 95; physicist pioneered rocket nose cones, intra-aorta pumps
    Arthur R. Kantrowitz, a physicist and inventor whose research pioneered the development of nose cones for rockets as well as pumps to help failing hearts move blood more effectively, died of heart failure Nov. 29 at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City....
  • Perchlorate found in Martian soil

    New soil chemistry tests by NASA's Phoenix Mars lander have unexpectedly uncovered evidence of perchlorate, a highly reactive salt found naturally on Earth and used in a variety of products, including fertilizer, fireworks and rocket fuel, scientists said...
  • No signs of water yet from Mars lander

    In its first chemical analysis of soil from Mars' northern plains, NASA's Phoenix lander has turned up no evidence of water, scientists said Monday. Still, researchers remained confident that the craft is in the right place to uncover veins of ice...