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  • The thoughts that count: Mind control meets technology

     
    Charlatans and con artists have laid claim to its power for centuries. In science fiction, Jedi knights call it “the Force,” and the mind-bending X-Men (and Women) are old hats at it. It is the stuff of fantasy. Now, that fantasy of harnessing th...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Hugh Laurie sings the blues | 'Mad Men' all dolled up | Al Pacino back to Broadway

     
    • If any actor has a right to sing the blues, it is Hugh Laurie, who hasn't had any luck with the Emmys despite four previous nominations for playing the cantankerous title character in "House, M.D." Although he's contending again this year in the...
  • Dress yourself in ‘Glee’: TV shows go licensing crazy

     
    Rabid "Glee" fans out there have been snapping up any product related to the hit Fox show, but there hasn't been much, mostly CDs and digital downloads of the cast's cover versions of classic pop and rock songs. That's about......
  • 'Biggest Loser,' 'Minute to Win It' on TV swag train

     
    Friday mind bender: When is a TV show not just a TV show? Answer: When it's a potential licensing behemoth. Maybe that wasn't so tough to figure out, especially in the days of the 12,000-square-foot "CSI: The Experience" in Las......
  • 'Toy Story 3' director Lee Unkrich felt the pressure to avoid Pixar's 'first dud'

     
    "Toy Story 3" just scored the biggest box office weekend in Pixar history. Susan King caught up with the film's director, Lee Unkrich, for a feature for the Los Angeles Times. For Hero Complex readers, here is a longer version......
  • Consumer Confidential: Mattel scores, a juicy RAV4, doggie danger

     
    Here's your not-fade-away Friday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: --Turns out Pixar's "Toy Story 3" wasn't just a hit for Pixar. Toymaker Mattel has hit a home run as well. The El Segundo company says its quarterly......
  • Barbie wouldn't have been safe with young Michael Keaton: 'She would have been part of a ceremony'

     
    In the world according to Barbie, the Mattel doll met and fell in love with Ken in 1961 on the set of a TV commercial. Over the decades, Ken has held some 40 jobs, including Olympic gold medalist and hair......
  • Barbie's boy toy Ken is working on a comeback

    Barbie's boy toy Ken is working on a comeback
    Ken Carson, always something of a stiff, is loosening up. On the eve of its 50th birthday, the doll that defined boyish American urbanity is working on a comeback, proclaiming on billboards in Los Angeles and New York his love for Barbie. Critics raved...
  • 'Games' fans hunger for more merchandise

     'Games' fans hunger for more merchandise
    Danielle Pepers is such a fan of"The Hunger Games"that she had the book's unofficial mascot — a mockingjay — tattooed on her right arm this month. But her intrigue with the books and movie, which hit theaters Friday, didn't stop there. On a...
  • Tarina Tarantino re-envisions Barbie

    Tarina Tarantino re-envisions Barbie
    THERE were blushing vodka martinis, pink crushed-velvet curtains and enough rhinestones to glitter a gaggle of showgirls. Guests teetered on sky-high heels and piled on chunky plastic jewelry -- their lips painted bright, berry red. It was a real-life...
  • Charity begins at home plate

    OK, so how did I end up standing at home plate in Dodger Stadium with a pitching wedge in my hand and a golf ball at my feet? As far as I can recall, it all began months ago with me up in the stands, sipping a cold brew and letting my jock fantasies...