April 30, 2013 |
By now, everybody knows what to expect from your standard-issue ho-hum water park: body and tube slide complexes with funnels and bowls, deluge-inducing water play towers for the little ones, undulating wave pools and relaxing lazy rivers. Photos: 20 best water parks in the world Pretty much everything you typically find at a Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, a Great Wolf Lodge resort or any Wet 'n Wild. The best water parks in the world, however, have been busy adding the latest cutting-edge attractions, such as magnetically propelled water coasters, inverted looping slides, stationary wave machines and interactive water games.
April 25, 2013 |
We still have more questions than answers about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter more than a year after plans were announced for a West Coast version of the themed land at Universal Studios Hollywood. Photos: Top 10 Wizarding World of Harry Potter rides and attractions With much of the what, where and when of the Wizarding World project still a mystery, let's start with what we do know before working our way to what we still don't know. Where will the new land be located?
April 12, 2013 |
The police thriller "Zulu," set and shot in South Africa, will close the 66th Cannes Film Festival on May 26. Starring Forest Whitaker and Orlando Bloom, the film is directed by Jerome Salle. An adaptation of the novel of the same name by Caryl Ferey, the screenplay was co-written by Salle and Julien Rappeneau. Described as part crime noir and part social study, the English-language story follows a police investigation during apartheid. Two policeman, a black (Whitaker) and a white (Bloom)
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April 9, 2013 |
Former “That's So Raven” television star Orlando Brown was in custody Tuesday after being arrested in North Hollywood on suspicion of drunk driving. Brown, 25, was arrested at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday on Lankershim Boulevard and booked on suspicion of drunk driving, according to a Times database of arrests. The actor was being held on a $26,000 arrest warrant from a previous DUI arrest , according to multiple media reports. An initial court appearance for his most recent arrest has not yet been scheduled, according to L.A. County Sheriff's Department records.
April 1, 2013 |
Orlando Bloom and Tony nominee Condola Rashad will star in a Broadway production of “Romeo and Juliet” that transports Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers to modern times with race as a central theme. David Leveaux will direct the production, featuring Jayne Houdyshell (“Follies”) as the nurse and Joe Morton (the musical “Raisin”) as Lord Capulet, with additional casting to be announced. Leveaux recently directed "Backbeat" at the Ahmanson Theatre, a musical about the Beatles' formative period playing in German nightclubs.
April 1, 2013 |
CNN's Spanish-language programming service, CNN Latino, has increased its reach. Television stations in New York, Phoenix, Orlando and Tampa have agreed to carry the eight-hour-a-day syndicated block. CNN Latino launched in January on KBEH-DT Channel 63 in Los Angeles. Until now, its distribution had been limited to L.A., the nation's largest Latino market. With the addition of the four new markets, CNN Latino is available in about a quarter of Latino homes nationwide. The estimated 50 million Latinos in the United States have increasing clout in the market, and media companies and advertisers are looking to increase their exposure.
March 25, 2013 |
ORLANDO, Fla. - Think of this as an added victory during this win streak. Not only did the Miami Heat keep alive the second-longest streak in NBA history, they also provided another opportunity for one of their stars to recuperate. Guard Dwyane Wade sat for a second straight game because of knee soreness, but it didn't matter in a 108-94 victory Monday against the Orlando Magic at Amway Center. LeBron James nearly recorded a triple double with 24 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, pulling the Heat closer to league history.
March 18, 2013 |
Tim Tebow just wants to be a pro quarterback. Is that too much for a Heisman Trophy winner/two-time national champion/NFL playoff victor/all-around good guy to ask for? Not in the opinion of Orlando Predators owner Brett Bouchy, who told the Orlando Sentinel he's ready to sign Tebow the second the as-of-now-but-likely-not-much-longer backup quarterback for the New York Jets is available. That's the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League. OK, perhaps we should have clarified that Tebow would like to be an NFL quarterback.
March 18, 2013 |
HOUSTON -- An undergraduate student at the University of Central Florida apparently committed suicide in his dorm room, and campus evacuations were ordered after explosives, an assault rifle and a handgun were found in the residence, officials told The Times on Monday. “There is no ongoing threat. What we're dealing with now is the improvised explosive devices -- removing those and making them safe," said campus spokesman Grant Heston. Officials announced that the Orlando campus, which was shut down through the morning, is reopening at noon EDT. All explosive devices will be removed from Tower 1 before then, officials said.
March 12, 2013
Lakers tonight AT ORLANDO When: 4 PDT. Where: Amway Arena. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 33-31, Magic 18-46. Record vs. Magic: 0-1. Update: The Lakers are 11-20 on the road. Orlando has the NBA's second-worst record but beat the Lakers, 113-103, at Staples Center, on Dec. 2. The Magic ended a seven-game home losing streak, its longest since 2003-04, by beating Philadelphia on Sunday, 99-91.