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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Robin Thicke speaks out in wake of split from Paula Patton

    Robin Thicke speaks out in wake of split from Paula Patton
    Robin Thicke is speaking out for the first time since he and Paula Patton announced their split — though he's not dishing any real dirt. Still, there is more info on the days leading up to the breakup announcement. "I want to thank everyone for...
  • DreamWorks Animation to bring Shrek show to London

    DreamWorks Animation to bring Shrek show to London
    The green ogre is moving out of his swamp and coming to London. DreamWorks Animation said it was teaming up with Merlin Entertainments, based in Poole, Britain, to create a Shrek-themed attraction on London's South Bank. The show will transport...
  • Diagon Alley: Universal reveals new Harry Potter plans, Gringotts ride

     
    The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is getting an upgrade. Universal Orlando Resort has revealed new details for its planned […]...
  • Imgur pictures itself as YouTube for viral images

    Imgur pictures itself as YouTube for viral images
    SAN FRANCISCO — You may have never heard of the image-sharing service Imgur. But nearly every day you probably come across comical photos with witty captions that originated there. With 130 million visiting the site each month, Imgur (which the...
  • U.N. report catalogs North Korean 'crimes against humanity'

    U.N. report catalogs North Korean 'crimes against humanity'
    BEIJING — Torture, deliberate starvation and other abuses carried out by North Korean authorities — possibly on the orders of leader Kim Jong Un — are crimes against humanity and should be referred to an international court or tribunal...
  • John Henson, son of Muppets founder, dies at 48

    John Henson, son of Muppets founder, dies at 48
    John Henson, who occasionally performed as a puppeteer in the Muppets troupe his father founded, died Friday of a heart attack at his home in upstate New York. He was 48 and did not have a history of heart trouble, his sister Cheryl said. His father,...
  • Despicable Me ride coming soon to Universal Studios Hollywood

    Despicable Me ride coming soon to Universal Studios Hollywood
    Another blockbuster movie, another theme park attraction. Universal Studios Hollywood unveiled new details Tuesday of its next major attraction: a 3-D motion-simulator ride based on Universal Pictures' 2010 movie "Despicable Me." Dubbed Despicable Me:...
  • 'Blackfish' director on Oscar snub, SeaWorld's new PR offensive

    'Blackfish' director on Oscar snub, SeaWorld's new PR offensive
    On Oscar nominations morning, awards pundits were buzzing over the Academy’s high-profile snubs: Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and Robert Redford. But in the animal rights world, the upset was over the omission of the popular documentary “...
  • Hollywood awards season pumps up L.A. economy

    Hollywood awards season pumps up L.A. economy
    The big winner in this year's Hollywood awards season: the local economy. Hundreds of millions of dollars are funneled into hotels, restaurants and limousine companies as Los Angeles hosts the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Academy...
  • 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...
  • Nausea, dizziness, fainting are most common theme park ailments

    Nausea, dizziness, fainting are most common theme park ailments
    Injuries and ailments from Southern California amusement park rides are rare. But when they do occur, the most common are fainting, nausea and dizziness. People are more likely to get sick or hurt on older attractions than on newer rides. And about 1 in...