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  • Tiger Woods gets ready for PGA return at Bridgestone

    Tiger Woods gets ready for PGA return at Bridgestone

    Tiger Woods practiced Tuesday in preparation for this weekend's Bridgestone Invitational. After a three-month injury hiatus, Tiger Woods is 28th on the world golf rankings.

  • Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. One: "Race to Death Valley"

    Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. One: "Race to Death Valley"

    The first book in a new series collects the epic comic strip adventures of Mickey Mouse – as an action hero?

  • Helena Bonham Carter up for 'Lone Ranger' role

    Culture Cafe Helena Bonham Carter up for 'Lone Ranger' role

    Helena Bonham Carter, Barry Pepper, and Dwight Yoakam are in talks for roles in Disney’s ‘Lone Ranger.' The film itself may be a new and unusual take on an old hero's story.

  • Space shuttle era ends, leaving big void for area firms

    Space shuttle era ends, leaving big void for area firms

    Space shuttle missions were a boon to businesses around Cape Canaveral, Fla. With the space shuttle era over, they're banking on cruise ships and other tourist draws.

  • Emma Watson to star in Guillermo del Toro's 'Beauty and the Beast'

    Culture Cafe Emma Watson to star in Guillermo del Toro's 'Beauty and the Beast'

    ‘Harry Potter’ starlet Emma Watson is set to star in a new version of ‘Beauty and the Beast,' as co-conceived by Guillermo del Toro.

  • 'Harry Potter' breaks records: three trends behind the success

    'Harry Potter' breaks records: three trends behind the success

    In some respects, it’s not a good idea to draw conclusions from the record-setting performance of “Harry Potter” this weekend, which took $169 million at the North American box office and $476 million globally. “ ‘Harry Potter’ is a franchise that does not come along often,” says Paul Dergarabedian, Hollywood.com box office analyst. “It took more than a decade to develop, and it reaches across wide segments of the moviegoing public.” Still, a few important trends are emerging from the eye-popping weekend. Here are three:

  • In Pictures Top US tourist attractions

    Crossroads of the World: Tourists walk at Times Square in New York on April 8. In 1904, Longacre Square was renamed Times Square for the opening of the new headquarters of the New York Times newspaper in the Times Building, now called One Times Square and the site of the annual ball drop on New Year's Eve.

  • Movie industry hasn't stopped smoking, but it has cut back a lot

    Top movies in 2010 depicited far fewer smoking scenes than in 2005, especially films for kids and teens, a new report finds. Movie companies with antismoking policies cut tobacco scenes the most.

  • In Pictures Rupert Murdoch's empire

    Chairman of News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch (r.), and his son James Murdoch, chief executive of News Corporation Europe and Asia, arrive at his residence in London on July 10. Mr. Murdoch's newspaper News of the World ceased publication on July 10, accused of hacking into the mobile phones of crime victims, celebrities, and politicians.

  • Will and Kate visit L.A.: Locals' top 10 southern California must-sees

    Will and Kate visit L.A.: Locals' top 10 southern California must-sees

    Royal newlyweds William and Kate have a busy, business-first itinerary for their three-day visit to southern California, which begins Friday. If they had asked us, we’d have given them these 10 tips for how to savor the SoCal experience. For every obvious tourist gambit, we’ve thrown in some insider info about where to pan for the best Angeleno cultural gold.