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Comic book character Archie to be killed off
April 09, 2014 10:06 AM
LOS ANGELES: Not even Archie Andrews is immortal in the world of comics.Archie Comics announced Tuesday that the famous comic book character will heroically sacrifice himself while saving the life of a friend in a July installment of "Life with Archie," a comic book series that tells the story of...
Artist plants fake Bieber CDs in LA stores
April 03, 2014 09:43 AM
LOS ANGELES: An artist is making it difficult to believe there's actually a copy of Justin Bieber's latest album for sale in Los Angeles.Paz Dylan, a 25-year-old electronic musician and artist known only as Paz, says he planted 5,000 copies of an album that appears to be Bieber's "Believe" but...
Sony unveils new virtual reality headset for PS4
March 21, 2014 12:11 AM
SAN FRANCISCO: Sony is getting into the virtual reality business. The Japanese electronics and gaming giant unveiled a prototype virtual reality headset to be used in conjunction with its PlayStation 4 video game console during a Tuesday talk at the Game Developers Conference.Shuhei Yoshida,...
Williams, Scott perform Oscar-nominated music
February 28, 2014 04:02 PM
LOS ANGELES: John Williams and Jill Scott were among the artists who brought this year's Oscar-nominated music to life at an inaugural concert organized by the motion picture academy.Williams conducted an 80-piece orchestra performing his score from "The Book Thief," while Scott put her own spin...
Sonic undergoes makeover for new game, TV series
February 06, 2014 11:21 PM
LOS ANGELES: The conference room inside Big Red Button Entertainment's offices would look unremarkable if it weren't for the vibrant panoramas of a cartoony, tree-filled world plastered next to portraits of colorful creatures and robots on the walls. At first glance, one of the critters looks like...
'Ride Along' rolls into No. 1 spot at box office
January 20, 2014 10:20 AM
LOS ANGELES: "Ride Along" arrived in first place at the weekend box office.The buddy cop comedy featuring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube debuted with $41.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The strong opening for "Ride Along" marks the biggest opening for a film released during the Martin...
Feel the burn with Wii, Xbox fitness games
January 17, 2014 12:15 AM
LOS ANGELES: While video game consoles can’t help users save money or stop smoking – yet, anyway – there are a few recently released games that can help with the most popular of New Year’s resolutions: exercise. Here’s a look at four titles that offer an alternative to working out at the gym or...
'Grown Ups 2' leads Razzies worst-of list
January 15, 2014 11:16 AM
LOS ANGELES: "Grown Ups 2" is making the most noise at this year's Golden Raspberry Awards.The silly comedy sequel about four childhood friends starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade led the Razzie lineup Tuesday with eight nominations, including worst picture, sequel,...
Xbox, PlayStation tackle console launch glitches
November 27, 2013 06:19 PM
Move over, zombies. Step aside, terrorists. Aliens, out of the way.There are a few new foes affecting gamers that are proving to be far more destructive than any on-screen villain.With nicknames like "the blue light of death" and "the disc drive of doom," they're the game-ending glitches causing...
Paramount: 'Wonderful Life' sequel has no wings
November 21, 2013 11:58 AM
LOS ANGELES: Fans outraged that a sequel to a beloved holiday film is in the works are no longer out in the cold.A spokeswoman for Paramount Pictures, who owns the rights to "It's a Wonderful Life," said Wednesday that the studio would fight a group of producers who are working on a follow-up to...
Amazon fills its video cart with two new online comedies
November 15, 2013 10:17 PM
CULVER CITY, California: There’s a new kid on the block at Culver Studios. Inside a towering soundstage, just around the corner from where such television comedies as TBS’ “Cougar Town” and Showtime’s “Episodes” have been filmed, another production is in...
Microsoft works to save face after Xbox backlash
September 06, 2013 07:01 PM
LOS ANGELES: When it comes to hyping next-generation hardware, the video game industry doesn't typically opt for simplicity. However, during a presentation at the GameStop Expo in Las Vegas to promote the upcoming Xbox One console last week, a no-frills, old-school approach is exactly what...
Ashton Kutcher talks about becoming 'Jobs'
August 14, 2013 01:26 PM
LOS ANGELES: It's clear from Ashton Kutcher's tone - even though he's sitting 2,500 miles away in New York - that the 35-year-old actor and technology enthusiast holds an unflinching reverence for Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder he portrays in the film "Jobs," opening Friday.When he speaks about...
Eileen Brennan of 'Private Benjamin,' 'Clue' dies
July 31, 2013 11:17 AM
LOS ANGELES: Whether she was issuing orders as an Army captain in "Private Benjamin," rambling as a real-life rendition of Mrs. Peacock from "Clue" or blasting an immortal monster with a shotgun as a crazy cat lady in "Jeepers Creepers," actress Eileen Brennan injected perfectly timed comedy into...
'True Blood' cast spill hints about sixth season
July 22, 2013 11:28 AM
SAN DIEGO: The supernatural sex-crazed residents of Bon Temps are going back to their roots on "True Blood."The Saturday presentation at Comic-Con for HBO's "True Blood" kicked off with a trailer teasing the remaining episodes of the campy vampire series' sixth season."While we acknowledge that we...
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