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January 22, 2010
'Tooth Fairy' MPAA rating: Rated PG for mild language, some rude humor and sports action Running time: 1 hour, 41 minutes Playing: In general release
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BUSINESS
March 1, 2013 | By Shan Li
Even the tooth fairy is feeling more generous as the economy recovers. The average amount that the tooth fairy (or parents, for those who scoff at Santa and the Easter bunny) gave to kids jumped 15.2% to $2.42 last year, up from $2.10 in 2011, according to an annual poll conducted by Delta Dental. Quiz: How much do you know about California's economy? Dubbed the Original Tooth Fairy Poll, it surveyed more than 1,200 primary caregivers for the average gift bestowed upon a child who lost a tooth.
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NEWS
January 22, 2010
Recap: Dwayne Johnson plays Derek, a self-loathing, overly-brutal hockey player who is forced to serve time as a real incisor-stealing pixie in "The Tooth Fairy." Review: "Johnson's a game and antic presence, but saddled with this material -- he comes perilously close to tiring out the audience with all the nervous activity and the mugging." -- Michael Phillips, Los Angeles Times film critic
BUSINESS
September 5, 2012 | By David Lazarus
On Today's KTLA-TV Consumer Confidential segment, we looked at food-stamp use hitting a record high, with California claiming the largest number of recipients. A sign, as the GOP says, of economic ruin? Or a sign, as Democrats say, that the government is needed to help out when times are tough? We also take a gander at the new Nokia smartphones featuring Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system, and a marketing program that can result in a year of mortgage payments being made on your behalf.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 2010 | By Susan King
Julie Andrews wants to make one thing perfectly clear -- she's not making a comeback as a singer. For the last few months, Andrews has been trying to dispel rumors that she has had vocal reconstruction surgery. Back in 1997, she had non-cancerous nodules removed from her throat, silencing the glorious soprano that graced the Broadway musicals "My Fair Lady" and "Camelot" and film classics such as 1964's "Mary Poppins," for which she won a best actress Oscar, 1965's "The Sound of Music" and 1982's "Victor/Victoria."
BUSINESS
September 4, 2012 | By David Lazarus
We learned the other day that the average allowance given to kids is now $15, according to the American Institute of CPAs. Now comes word that the Tooth Fairy is also pretty generous. Our friends at Visa say the average chunk of change left under the pillow for teeth-losing kids is now $3 per tooth . And that's apparently at the low end of Tooth Fairy largess. Some kids receive as much as $20 per tooth. The experts say Tooth Fairy inflation is not to be taken lightly. When kids compare notes on how much they scored, it can be hurtful to little feelings if it's discovered that the Tooth Fairy leaves bigger bucks to some than to others.
BOOKS
October 14, 2007 | Sonja Bolle, Sonja Bolle is a freelance book editor and children's book reviewer. Her "Word Play" column appears monthly at www.latimes.com/books.
Gregory MAGUIRE, our leading reinterpreter of classic stories, doesn't just tell tales with his own twist: He reimagines them from the ground up.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2010
"Drool" A desperate housewife is on the run with her kids after her new friend accidentally kills her no-good husband. "Extraordinary Measures" Based on the real-life story of a man who risked everything to pursue a cure for his children's life-threatening disease. "Legion" When God loses faith in mankind, he sends in his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. "Tooth Fairy" A hockey player must serve as a real tooth fairy after he discourages a child's dreams.
NEWS
April 7, 1996 | SUSAN JAQUES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Chinese toss the tiny teeth onto roofs. Mexicans offer them to el raton, a gray mouse, and Swedes sweep them under the rug. If these rituals sound strange, how about the American custom: bartering with a nocturnal fairy? The Tooth Fairy made her debut in the United States around the turn of the century, rooted in the belief in fairies imported by immigrants from Great Britain. But while unique, our custom is no fly-by-night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1992
The article, "Trash Industry Faithful Friend of O.C. Officials" (March 30), was read with a great deal of interest, especially the quote attributed to Harriett M. Wieder: "I don't see any problem. . . . I think we've done a very good job in keeping the industry clean here. The contributions haven't made any difference." I betcha Hattie believes in Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and the innocence of youth. . . . ALAN L. BLUM, Balboa Island
BUSINESS
September 4, 2012 | By David Lazarus
We learned the other day that the average allowance given to kids is now $15, according to the American Institute of CPAs. Now comes word that the Tooth Fairy is also pretty generous. Our friends at Visa say the average chunk of change left under the pillow for teeth-losing kids is now $3 per tooth . And that's apparently at the low end of Tooth Fairy largess. Some kids receive as much as $20 per tooth. The experts say Tooth Fairy inflation is not to be taken lightly. When kids compare notes on how much they scored, it can be hurtful to little feelings if it's discovered that the Tooth Fairy leaves bigger bucks to some than to others.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 2011 | By Stephen F. McAllister
"Mother, Mother!" Jenny shouted. "What's wrong?" Her mother asked. "I've lost another baby tooth!" Jenny proudly showed her tooth, and new smile. "I see, "Mother said. "Let me hold it until tonight. " "For the Tooth Fairy," Jenny declared, giving her tooth to her mother.. "Yes. " At bedtime, Jenny placed her tooth under her pillow as her mother watched. Tucked into bed, Jenny asked. "Mother, tell me about The Tooth Fairy Legend again. " "All right, Jenny.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 2010
Estimated sales in the U.S. and Canada: Movie (studio) 4-day gross (millions) Percentage change from last weekend (3-day basis) Total (millions) Days in release 1 Valentine's Day (Warner Bros./New Line) $66.9 NA $66.9 4 2 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (Fox/Dune/Ingenious)
BUSINESS
February 1, 2010
Estimated sales in the U.S. and Canada: Movie (studio) 3-day gross (millions) Percentage change from last weekend Total (millions) Days in release 1 Avatar (Fox/Dune/Ingenious) $30 -14% $594.4 45 2 Edge of Darkness (Warner Bros./GK Films) $17.1 NA $17.1 3 3 When in Rome (Disney)
BUSINESS
January 25, 2010 | By Ben Fritz
Big-screen success isn't coming easy for small-screen giant CBS Corp. "Extraordinary Measures," the first release from the broadcast giant's new CBS Films, flopped this weekend with a studio-estimated opening of just $7 million in the U.S. and Canada. The family comedy "The Tooth Fairy" also had a less-than-stellar start, while post-apocalyptic action flick "Legion" had a solid reception. 3-D blockbuster "Avatar," meanwhile, lost little momentum as it dominated the box office for the sixth weekend in a row and came close to breaking the global record for the highest-grossing movie of all time, not accounting for ticket price inflation.
NEWS
January 22, 2010
Recap: Dwayne Johnson plays Derek, a self-loathing, overly-brutal hockey player who is forced to serve time as a real incisor-stealing pixie in "The Tooth Fairy." Review: "Johnson's a game and antic presence, but saddled with this material -- he comes perilously close to tiring out the audience with all the nervous activity and the mugging." -- Michael Phillips, Los Angeles Times film critic
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