A version of this story first appeared in the Feb. Call it the perfect storm of the toy world. After a strong year for film and TV licensing in , expectations are in the stratosphere for , led by several blockbuster franchises all releasing new installments: The Force Awakens, The Avengers: They are all movies that appeal to the target audience of youngsters and collectors. They are expected to drive toy, video game, apparel and other merchandise sales to new record levels. Meet the Indominus Rex U. The anticipation of a particularly big year for movie-related merchandise licensing is building excitement among studios, licensees and retailers on the eve of the annual New York Toy Fair, which takes place Feb. In particular, the return of Star Wars in December should boost numbers significantly. Read More ‘Star Wars’ Stand-alone Movie to Star Felicity Jones Exclusive In , when the original Star Wars movies were re-released and a new Star Wars trilogy was launched, sales of its licensed merchandise spiked by percent within a few months.
As the fallout from the Harvey Weinstein scandal continues the comedian, 51, was criticized for his gestures during Friday night’s Graham Norton Show. The American actor was seen resting his hand on the knee of British Claire Foy, 33, leaving her looking distinctly uncomfortable. Scroll down for video Controversy?
“You Spin Me Round” was produced by a then-rising pop trio, Stock Aitken Waterman, who were banking on the record’s success just as much as Burns and his band mates.
It’s a long, long list of every more-or-less bigtime Jew in music. It was lovingly, painstakingly compiled by Jewcy’s own Izzy Grinspan , and we now bring it to the public to help us fill in any remaining omissions. Know of anyone who should be on the list, but isn’t? Tell us about them! In the early seventies he was a member of the band Stories, which scored a number-one hit with the interracial love song “Brother Louie” in the summer of Aaronson was raised in Brooklyn.
Paula Abdul Former cheerleader for the L. The Forgotten Exodus, a campaign on the behalf of Jews who have had to flee Arabic countries, uses her image on one of its posters. Lou Adler began his career working with Herb Alpert, fellow member of the tribe, as co-manager of the surf group Jan and Dean. Soon he and Alpert were writing songs together under the name Barbara Campbell, but the partnership ended in , when Adler founded his own record label, Dunhill Records. Dunhill found some success with the song “Eve of Destruction,” by two songwriters on the label, but its real triumph was in signing the Mamas and the Papas.
The recordings made him a rich man, and he went on to found the label Ode, signing Carole King and producing her album Tapestry.
In present-day Los Angeles, Jack is a successful advertising executive who lives with his wife Erin and their two kids Sofia and Gary, a Hindu child they adopted at birth. Jill never left the working-class neighborhood they grew up in; she recently inherited the Sadelstein home, having lived with their mother until her death a year ago. As always, Jack is irritated by the upcoming Thanksgiving visit of his sister. Jill ruins Thanksgiving dinner by loudly embarrassing a homeless guest.
Jack snaps at his sister, making Jill run into the woods with her pet cockatoo Poopsie.
There’s nothing like watching a romantic movie with someone you love, which is why I decided to compile a list of what I believe to be the Best Romantic Movies to watch with someone. There’s a little bit of everything in this list – romantic comedies and some love movies to make you cry.
How did you become a part of that? Do you have a star on the Walk of Fame? I have a spotty memory. Well, Ben Stiller got his. I went to see him. I always hear that I look like you. Then Noah Baumbach was saying he had a movie, coincidentally, about us playing brothers, so we all hung out one afternoon and talked about it.
Then Noah wrote the movie. Oh, he wrote the movie after meeting with you and Ben?
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The American actor was seen resting his hand on the knee of British Claire Foy, 33, leaving her looking distinctly uncomfortable Unaware: Unfortunately her efforts to pat away his hand went unnoticed, and he soon placed it back on her knee- much to her apparent awkwardness Stunned viewers took to social media to voice their concerns about Sandler, star of The Wedding Singer and Grown Ups. Sandler, a married father of two, appeared oblivious to what was happening as he regaled the audience with a story ‘Felt very uncomfortable watching Adam repeatedly put his unwanted hand on the knee of Claire Foy,’ a viewer wrote Emma, 58, recently said that Weinstein was at ‘the top of the ladder of a system of harassment and belittling and bullying’.
A representative for Sandler said the actor’s actions as ‘a friendly gesture’ that had been ‘blown out of proportion’ The funnyman made a similar gesture to Dustin Hoffman on the Jimmy Fallon show at the beginning of the month. The Oscar-winning producer apologized without addressing any specific conduct, but has denied later allegations by several women that he raped them.
As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria. Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from
Mary’s Montessori School in Houston, where she enrolled in dance classes. Her singing talent was discovered when dance instructor Darlette Johnson began humming a song and she finished it, able to hit the high-pitched notes. John’s United Methodist Church as a soloist for two years. In , the girls began recording their debut album under an agreement with Sony Music, the Knowles family reunited, and shortly after, the group got a contract with Columbia Records.
The record features some of the group’s most widely known songs such as ” Bills, Bills, Bills “, the group’s first number-one single, ” Jumpin’ Jumpin’ ” and ” Say My Name “, which became their most successful song at the time, and would remain one of their signature songs. It became their best-charting single, topping the U. Billboard Hot chart for eleven consecutive weeks. Set in Philadelphia , the film is a modern interpretation of the 19th-century opera Carmen by French composer Georges Bizet.
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However, much has happened since it went up, including the Blogger outage. Scroll down for a report on that. More new posts will be added below this one. The essay below is the conclusion of the ninth part in a series by Takuan Seiyo. See the list at the bottom of this post for links to the previous installments.
Hotel Transylvania is a American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, produced by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation, and distributed by Sony Pictures film, which was written by Peter Baynham and Robert Smigel from a story by Todd Durham, Daniel Hageman and Kevin Hageman, stars the voices of Adam Sandler, Andy .
These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Image copyright Science Photo Library Earthquakes may now become easier to detect than ever before, with the aid of developing technology. Researchers in Iceland have successfully used an existing fibre-optic communications cable to assess seismic activity. Such cables are laid beneath the ground in countries around the world, to supply internet and television service.
The technique has proven sensitive to ground shaking, but is not yet ready for widespread use. It joins a series of recent advances in earthquake sensing, including smartphone apps and more affordable detection hardware. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The study was conducted in the geologically active region of Reykjanes, Iceland How does it work?
Earthquake activity is usually monitored by seismometers – carefully calibrated and expensive devices placed at sensitive locations. The method tested by the research team, led by Dr Philippe Jousset from the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, used 15km of fibre-optic cable that had originally been installed between two geothermal power plants in Iceland in A laser pulse sent down a single fibre of the cable was sufficient to determine whether there were any disturbances along its length.
They detected local traffic, seismic shaking and even passing pedestrians. They also picked up a signal from a strong earthquake in Indonesia. Earthquake early warning The instrument that needs to be attached to each cable to make the monitoring possible is currently expensive, but researchers are working on cost-effective alternatives. But were these to become available, this method has all the appearance of a highly affordable alternative to expensive seismic networks.
Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Activity along the San Andreas fault has the potential to affect a large population Dr Elizabeth Cochran, a geophysicist with the United States Geological Survey USGS , says the technology could potentially be applied to earthquake early warning systems, once refined.
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Drake’s new album Scorpion has only been out since Friday, but it’s already made history. The album broke streaming records on both Apple Music and Spotify, with more than m plays in a single.
Adam Sandler as Count Dracula , the year-old owner and hotel manager of Hotel Transylvania, and Mavis’ over-protective father. Fran Drescher as Eunice , Frankenstein’s wife and Wanda’s best friend. Fly , Hotel Transylvania’s fitness coordinator who can also translate any speech. Brian Stack as the pilot of Jonathan’s airplane back to America. Jackie Sandler as Martha, Dracula’s wife and Mavis’s mother who was killed by an angry mob when Mavis was young.
Paul Brittain as a Zombie Plumber , as well as one of the Hydra heads. Robert Smigel as Fake Dracula, an attendee at a Transylvanian festival. Jonny Solomon also voices one of the Hydra heads. Jim Wise as a shrunken head that serves as a “Do Not Disturb” sign. Jim Wise also voices one of the Hydra heads. Craig Kellman as a guy who shouts in the crowd at the festival. Craig Kellman also voices one of the Hydra heads.
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Wilson The oddly-behaving Muffy reportedly had a deranged, violent twin sister named Buffy who was in an institution. One by one, the students died off-screen by decapitation, throat cutting, castration, stabbing, and hanging, with one suspected killer being the injured ferry worker Buck Williams Mike Nomad from the film’s opening.
Only Kit and Rob were left at film’s end as the final victims, chased by the suspected killer Buffy who had reportedly escaped from the asylum into the living room, where she and Rob slightly later found all the others resurrected and alive. Muffy thanked everyone for being such “good sports. It’s a script for a weekend special. It’s gonna help me keep the house.
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So snuggle up, grab some popcorn and turn the lights down low and enjoy some of these great movies! Love Story This romantic love movie is a classic on any romantic movie list. Two college students meet and fall in love. They get married and face many of the typical challenges newlyweds do. When they try to have children however, they learn she is very sick. Romeo and Juliet There are many versions of this movie, which is based on the classic Shakespeare tragedy of star crossed lovers and feuding families.
My favorite of them all stars Leonardo Dicaprio and has a modern twist. After realizing she has no ability to remember each day or who he even is, he must try to win her over day after day. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days: She bets she can attract and drive away any man in 10 days, he bets that he can make any girl fall in love with him 10 days.
Love Actually This movie consists of 10 different stories, all of which intertwine with each other. Set in the holiday season, it all comes together to explain how love affects them all on Christmas Eve. With Lent upon him, he decides to give up sex until Easter.
One of her maternal great-grandfathers was an Italian immigrant,  and her mother’s other ancestry includes English , Irish , Scottish , and a small amount of Greek. When she was six, she began attending a Waldorf school. She starred as a teenager going to summer camp in the made-for-television film Camp Cucamonga , and as a spoiled daughter followed by a vengeful leprechaun in the horror film Leprechaun The head of NBC entertainment encouraged Aniston to continue acting, and a few months later helped cast her for Friends ,   a sitcom that was set to debut on NBC’s — fall lineup.
The producers of the show originally wanted Aniston to audition for the role of Monica Geller ,  but Courteney Cox was considered to be better suited to the role. Thus, Aniston was cast as Rachel Green.
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One of her maternal great-grandfathers was an Italian immigrant,  and her mother’s other ancestry includes English, Irish, Scottish, and a small amount of Greek. They then moved to Eddystone, Pennsylvania , where they lived with her grandmother Stella Anastasakis in a three-bedroom home. While living in Eddystone, Aniston was enrolled at a local elementary school. When she was six, she began attending a Waldorf school. She stated during a special event for her film Cake, “I basically have a real fear of going underwater.
I was a kid and I was riding this tricycle around a swimming pool and I drove my tricycle into the swimming pool and I didn’t let go and my brother tried to help. So, I can’t go underwater and no one will believe me.