| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:01 AM
Mattel Inc., the nation’s largest toy company, and Barbie, likely its best-known product, are heading into Christmas looking up.
The El Segundo-based company reported net income of $422.8 million, or $1.21 a share, for the third quarter, which...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 1:32 PM
The alien monster Predator is on the hunt for San Diego Comic-Con attendees. To mark the 3-D Blu-ray release of […]...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:52 PM
For Hugh Jackman, “The Wolverine” has been 13 years coming. The Oscar-nominated Australian actor first discovered Chris Claremont and Frank […]...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:02 AM
One of the most anticipated launch titles for the Xbox One, “Dead Rising 3″ brings a new level of sophistication […]...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Hugh Jackman has his claws out on the cover of the latest Hero Complex print magazine — the summer issue […]...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 7:12 PM
Hugh Jackman wasn't the only “X-Men” star to travel to San Diego to appear at Comic-Con International this weekend — […]...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:04 AM
Hasbro Inc., the country’s largest toymaker behind Southern California’s Mattel Inc., suffered a 16% slump in second-quarter profit as its boys category struggled to recoup last summer’s strength.
During the period, which ended June...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:59 AM
When Niall Horan of One Direction revealed Wednesday night that he’d “[come] here to party,” it seemed reasonable at that point in the show to assume that “here” meant Staples Center.
That’s where the British boy band...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Louis Tomlinson peered out from behind the door of a hotel suite and aimed a toy Nerf gun down a hallway full of hulking bodyguards. The 21-year-old and his four One Direction bandmates had been cooped up on the second floor of the W Los Angeles all day,...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The pitch meeting wasn't going as planned.
John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa, founders of entertainment business incubator FactoryMade Ventures, wanted movie director Robert Rodriguez to help them create an English-language cable network for Latinos....
| Sep 15, 2013
| 7:52 PM
For the last 18 years, Jakks Pacific Inc. has been a player in the ultra-competitive Southern California toy-making business, up against the likes of giant Mattel Inc. in El Segundo and others.
But Jakks' roster of toys — including the Smurfs,...