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September 30, 2005 | From a Times staff writer
TV sets in American homes are on more than ever, Nielsen Media Research reported Thursday. During the yearlong television season that ended Sept. 18, the average U.S. household was tuned into TV for 8 hours, 11 minutes per day, the ratings company said -- an increase of 2.7% over the previous season and 12.5% higher than 10 years ago.
February 20, 2004 | Jon Healey
Shoppers who buy music CDs, videogames and software may soon be greeted by a message familiar to anyone who buys or rents movies: a warning from the FBI not to make illegal copies. Representatives of the FBI announced that they were making a new version of their anti-piracy warning available to the entertainment and software industries, along with a letter cautioning the public about copyright infringement, obscenity and hacking on peer-to-peer networks.
June 6, 2001 | Dow Jones and Times Staff
French video-games maker Titus Interactive SA said Tuesday it has initiated talks to sell its 34% stake in Interplay Entertainment Corp., the Irvine software game maker now in talks to be sold. Titus said in a press release that its retail subsidiary Virgin Interactive will continue to distribute Interplay products in Europe. In the U.S., distribution has been assured for the past weeks by Titus' own local teams. The Paris company, which lost $23.
April 27, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Oscar-winning rapper Juicy J has sold his Sherman Oaks house for $1.82 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The Tuscan-style home, built in 1955 but entirely remodeled, has a two-story entry; a family room with a wet bar and stone fireplace; a kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and island; a master bedroom suite with a balcony and sitting area; a master bathroom with a fireplace, spa tub and steam shower; and maid's quarters....
December 18, 2005 | Elaine Dutka
MARC SHMUGER Vice chairman, Universal Pictures The boom that masked some of our underlying problems and convinced us of our own genius came to an end. We saw moviegoers spend less time at the multiplex and more time consuming videogames, the Internet and other forms of entertainment. We saw a demand for DVDs slacken and cost pressures press their price to new lows. Things need to change.
April 3, 2005 | Elaine Showalter, Elaine Showalter is a cultural critic, professor emeritus of English at Princeton University and R. Stanton Avery distinguished research fellow at the Huntington Library. She is the author of "Sexual Anarchy" and, most recently, "Faculty Towers: The Academic Novel at Its Discontents."
"So much of this case involves what the nature of Neverland is," defense attorney Thomas A. Mesereau Jr. told Judge Rodney S. Melville on March 18. Is Michael Jackson's Neverland Valley ranch an Edenic sanctuary for sick and underprivileged children, or a pedophile's lair, a "criminal location from A to Z"?
August 9, 1985 | DONNA K. H. WALTERS and For detailed data and results of other companies, see tables, Page 10.
Continuing its steady earnings improvement, Mattel said second-quarter income rose to $19 million, an increase of almost 8% from a year ago. Sales climbed 32%. The profit for the three months ended June 29 compares to income of $17.6 million in the 1984 quarter. However, a year ago the company implemented a restructuring that included a $231-million cash infusion and has recalculated its results to reflect the effects of that cash infusion on the entire fiscal year.
September 4, 2006 | Michael Ordona, Special to The Times
The violent, hyperactive "Crank," starring Jason Statham, aims to be a nonstop videogame of a movie. First-time writer-directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor have backgrounds in stunts and cinematography, so the film promises slick head-busting and more testosterone than Floyd Landis and Marion Jones combined. It delivers nifty action and arterial sprays, but the filmmakers have set themselves the nigh-impossible task of sustaining an adrenaline rush for 83 minutes.
May 5, 2006
IT'S NOT EXACTLY CAMP DAVID, but Bill Clinton has achieved a diplomatic breakthrough in the obesity wars. The former president, who also is a former fat boy, has negotiated a welcome truce between health activists and three major soft-drink manufacturers that will end the sale of their syrupy products in the nation's schools. As part of the "voluntary" agreement -- we'll explain the quotation marks in a minute -- the manufacturers of Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Dr.
April 11, 1985
Not long ago personal computers were all the rage. Those clever machines carry price tags in the thousands, but customers were snapping them up, and manufacturers saw only rising curves on their sales projections. Computers were named Time magazine's Man of the Year.
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