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ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik and Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
Is Hollywood having a blowout year or a dismal one? The confounding answer: both. This weekend, "The Dark Knight Rises"is expected to dominate the box office, joining "The Avengers"and "The Hunger Games"in a small, elite group of high-profit 2012 blockbusters. Buoyed by strong reviews and an eager fan base, director Christopher Nolan's final Batman movie will probably debut with around $190 million in ticket sales, and has a shot at surpassing the three-day "Avengers" record of $207 million.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
"John Carter's" journey into Redbox kiosks may be as complicated as a flight to Mars. Walt Disney Studios has decided to not sell its DVDs to any rental outlets, including Redbox, Netflix and Blockbuster, until 28 days after they go on sale. Disney previously offered its DVDs to Redbox the same day they went on sale at retail stores and online. The policy change began with the studio's release of the Japanese animation movie "The Secret World of Arrietty" on May 22, a studio spokeswoman confirmed, but has gained widespread notice this week as it is applying to the high-profile flop "John Carter.
BUSINESS
June 1, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
In naming film veteran Alan Horn to oversee its troubled movie studio, Walt Disney Co. has tapped an executive who nurtured the blockbuster "Harry Potter" franchise and could bring magic back to the studio that once controlled the family film market. The former Warner Bros. Entertainment president takes over as Walt Disney Studios chairman June 11, assuming control of the Burbank company whose 1937 "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" heralded a golden age of animated movies and made Mickey Mouse, Ariel and the Lion King an indelible part of the American childhood.
NATIONAL
July 25, 2012 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - A proposed federal rule that could force convenience stores, pizza joints and supermarkets to post calorie counts on ready-to-eat food items is causing political heartburn on Capitol Hill. As a result, a group of lawmakers, led by Rep. John Carter (R-Texas), have introduced the Common Sense Nutrition Act aimed at limiting the scope of the requirement, largely to restaurants. "The rules the government now seeks to impose on pizza alone would force these guys to wallpaper their stores with calorie information on every possible combination of toppings, while the majority of their customers order delivery over the phone and never come in - and that's crazy," Carter said.
NATIONAL
November 6, 2003 | From Associated Press
Johnny Cash won the Country Music Assn.'s album of the year, single of the year and video of the year awards Wednesday night -- his first CMA awards since 1969. Cash, who died Sept. 12 at age 71 of complications from diabetes, had been nominated for four awards and won all but one: Vocal event of the year went to Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett for their hit duet "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere." Cash's son, John Carter Cash, accepted the awards with Cash's daughter, Kathy Cash.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2005 | From a Times staff writer
Noah Wyle, the only leading player from the original "ER" cast to have stayed with the show, will leave the medical drama at the end of this season. But he won't disappear entirely: NBC says the actor has committed to returning for four episodes in each of the next two seasons. Wyle, who plays Dr. John Carter, will bid farewell to colleagues at the Chicago hospital in the season finale, scheduled for broadcast May 19.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 26, 1991 | Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor) to five (a classic)
** 1/2 Horace Tapscott, "The Dark Tree 1 & 2," Hat Hut . The problem with this pair of live recordings is that the Los Angeles pianist's all-star supporting cast--the late clarinetist John Carter, bassist Cecil McBee and drummer Andrew Cyrille--is just that , a backup band and not a group that's had the chance to live with Tapscott's music. Consequently, the playing behind the leader's cascading torrents is too stiff and formal.
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