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ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 1999 | ROBERT W. WELKOS
"The Haunting" scared up $33.4 million to become DreamWorks' best opening film ever, while "Inspector Gadget," with $21.9 million, is now Disney's top summer live-action opener. "Drop Dead Gorgeous" failed to reach the top 10 in its debut weekend. *--* Three-day gross/ Screens/ Weeks in Movie (Studio) Total (millions) Average Release 1. "The Haunting' $33.4 2,808 1 (DreamWorks) $33.4 $11,907 2. "Inspector Gadget" $21.9 2,814 1 (Disney) $21.9 $7,779 3. "American Pie" $10.
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NEWS
July 12, 1998 | LEE HARRIS, TIMES WRITER WRITER
Inspector Gadget is still taking interesting trips on Inspector Gadget's Field Trip (History Channel, Sunday at 6:30 a.m.). He visits the Grand Canyon and Boston, where the Boston Tea Party and the Salem witch hunts are relived. For ages 7 and up. * It's soccer time! Sofie from Big Bag (Cartoon Network, Sunday at 7 a.m.) not only is watching World Cup soccer games but also is playing. Chelli, her best friend, assumes that Sofie was the most valuable player of the game.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 1999
I see that the Los Angeles Times Calendar section of July 22 includes advertising for the movie "Inspector Gadget" that is demeaning to arm amputees. Several years ago you indicated that you would not accept advertising images that were so demeaning to the handicapped because of an ad for an adult movie in which the villain was using a hook to stab a bleeding baseball. The ad for "Inspector Gadget" is more insidious, as it is directed to children, and about a device specifically designed for use by children and young adults.
HOME & GARDEN
January 4, 2010 | By Lauren Beale
Actress Joely Fisher, who stars on the sitcom " 'Til Death," has sold her Encino compound for $2.4 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The four-bedroom, seven-bathroom contemporary was built in 1955 and rebuilt in 2005 to incorporate Asian and Craftsman details. It has 4,511 square feet of living space and sits on three-quarters of an acre with city and mountain views, a sports court and a lagoon pool with a pool house. Fisher, 42, has played opposite Brad Garrett on the Fox comedy since 2006.
BUSINESS
December 30, 1986 | ALAN GOLDSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
Andy Heyward was watching the network news three years ago when he saw a story about a place in Dallas where customers could don Star Wars-style gear, chase each other through a maze of a building and try to shoot other players with weapons that fire infrared beams. Heyward, president of Encino-based DIC Enterprises, immediately telephoned George Carter III, developer of the game, called Photon. The next day, Heyward was on a plane to Dallas to cut a deal.
HOME & GARDEN
February 6, 2010 | By LAUREN BEALE
Sitcom star Joely Fisher has sold her Encino compound for $2.4 million. The four-bedroom, seven-bathroom contemporary had been on and off the market since mid-2007, perhaps prompting the actress to wonder whether she would own it " 'Til Death," to borrow the name of the Fox comedy on which she plays opposite Brad Garrett. Constructed in 1955, then rebuilt in 2005 to incorporate Asian and Craftsman details, the home has 4,511 square feet of living space and city and mountain views, a detached home theater and a lagoon pool with a pool house.
BUSINESS
July 3, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
"Inspector Gadget" creator Andy Heyward and his wife, Amy, have listed their house in the Hollywood Hills West area at $7.85 million. Set on more than half an acre with a swimming pool in the celebrity-populated Bird Streets neighborhood, the traditional-style house was designed by architect Paul Williams and built in 1966. The 3,560 square feet of living space includes a library/study, a screening room, an office, a gym, three bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms. Heyward, 63, is the former head of the animation production company DIC Entertainment, which was sold in 2008.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 1999 | RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Except for the remarkable "The Sixth Sense," the hottest summer on record is finally beginning to show some signs of cooling down. The weekend's three new films all opened on the mild side, with only the Mafia comedy "Mickey Blue Eyes," starring Hugh Grant, demonstrating any sparkle, mainly with older audiences. "Mickey" came in at an estimated $10.4 million in its 2,573-theater debut, placing third.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2005 | Claire Hoffman, Times Staff Writer
Gregg Hoffman, producer of the recent hit film "Saw II," died early Sunday at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital, where he had been admitted overnight after complaining of neck pain, his business partners said. He was 42. Hoffman died of natural causes, according to a news release issued Monday from Lions Gate Entertainment, which distributed Hoffman's recent films. An autopsy is pending. A former Walt Disney Co.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 1994
The Name That Toon Museum in West Hollywood will present a demonstration of the animation process and an exhibit of cels from "Sonic the Hedgehog" and "Inspector Gadget," Sunday, from noon to 2 p.m. The free event includes lunch and balloons for children, as well as tours of the museum's collection of original animation art. The museum is located at 8483 Melrose Ave. Information: (213) 653-5633.
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