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  • PASSINGS: John Henson

    PASSINGS: John Henson
    John Henson Son of Muppets founder Jim Henson John Henson, 48, who occasionally performed as a puppeteer in the famed Muppets troupe his father founded, died Friday of a heart attack at his home in Saugerties, New York. He did not have a history of...
  • Bill seeks to ban orca shows at SeaWorld San Diego

    Bill seeks to ban orca shows at SeaWorld San Diego
    SAN DIEGO -- A state legislator from Santa Monica is introducing a bill that would prohibit orca shows at SeaWorld in San Diego. The bill by Assemblyman Richard Hershel Bloom, a Democrat, would make it illegal to use orcas "for performance or...
  • Universal Studios to open theme park in Beijing

    Construction is set to start this year on a $2-billion Universal Studios theme park in Beijing, according to published reports. A park in Beijing has been under discussion for years, but details have remained murky. A spokesperson for Universal...
  • Construction to start on Universal Studios theme park in Beijing

    Construction to start on Universal Studios theme park in Beijing
    Construction is set to start later this year on a $2-billion Universal Studios theme park in Beijing, according to published reports. A park in Beijing has been under discussion for years, but details have remained murky. A spokesperson for Universal...
  • Stanley Rubin dies at 96; prolific writer-producer of TV and film

    Stanley Rubin dies at 96; prolific writer-producer of TV and film
    There was a 69-year gap between the time that Stanley Rubin enrolled at UCLA in hopes of launching a writing career and 2006, when he actually graduated. And during that seven-decade break in schooling, the prolific film and television writer and...
  • Disney 'very forthright' on cutting Boy Scouts funding over gay policy

    Disney 'very forthright' on cutting Boy Scouts funding over gay policy
    The national commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America said the decision by Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. to cut funding for the organization over its ban on adult leaders who are gay was disappointing, but not a surprise. Tico Perez told the Orlando...
  • California lawmakers report meals, sports tickets, other gifts

    California lawmakers report meals, sports tickets, other gifts
    SACRAMENTO -- While a state Senate panel considers further restrictions on gifts, California lawmakers reported Monday receiving thousands of dollars in sports tickets, meals, amusement park entries and other gifts, many from special interests that...
  • Boy Scout policy banning gay leaders causes Disney to halt donations

    Boy Scout policy banning gay leaders causes Disney to halt donations
    Starting in 2015 the Boy Scouts of America’s policy banning adult leaders who are gay will cost the organization donations from the Walt Disney Co. Though Disney doesn’t provide money to the Boy Scouts' national or local councils, the...
  • Disney to cut funding to Boy Scouts over ban on gay adult leaders

    Disney to cut funding to Boy Scouts over ban on gay adult leaders
    Walt Disney Co. said it will stop financial support for Boy Scouts-related organizations beginning next year because of the Scouts' policy banning adult leaders who are gay. The Boy Scouts said it is "disappointed" with the move. The company’s...
  • Disney to end donations to Boy Scouts over ban of gay leaders

    Disney to end donations to Boy Scouts over ban of gay leaders
    Starting in 2015 the Boy Scouts of America's policy banning adult leaders who are gay will cost the organization donations from Walt Disney Co. Though Disney doesn't provide money to the Boy Scouts' national or local councils, the Burbank-based...
  • Storms close SeaWorld; Disneyland, Universal open in rainy-day mode

    Storms close SeaWorld; Disneyland, Universal open in rainy-day mode
    SeaWorld closed Friday amid the strong storms that have hit Southern California. "Safety of guests/team members/animals is a top priority," tweeted Clyde the sea lion. Extreme weather conditions (heavy rain & strong winds): We're closed today (2/28)....