Hollywood wants to win over young “super fans”

Wanna buy “The Flintstones” home? "Flintstones" fans with a few million dollars now have a chance to rule over the town of Bedrock and own a page right out of history. The owner of Flintstones Bedrock City, a northern Arizona theme park designed around the Hanna-Barbera cartoon, is selling the property. The ... - Posted on June 11, 2015
Baseball star snaps selfie with fan’s phone Bryce Harper called this shot. The Washington Nationals slugger known for launching long home runs thrilled a fan at a recent game. He gestured for her cellphone, snapped a playful selfie and then tossed it back into the stands. Harper took the picture in right field ... - Posted on June 8, 2015
Virtual reality becoming a greater part of reality Virtual reality is creeping into our world. Once seen mostly as a tool for alien-blasting gamers, now movie studios, television producers and artists are adopting the technology. It immerses people in faraway realms. It uses bulky goggles, house-sized domes and smartphones.... - Posted on June 5, 2015
Celebrities raise awareness of California drought Willing or not, celebrities are playing a role in raising awareness about California's debilitating drought. Stars whose homes boast lush, green lawns at a time when residents have been asked to cut back on water may be drought-shamed on social media. Meanwhile, entertainers... - Posted on June 4, 2015
Not just a movie: the facts on the San Andreas Fault The San Andreas Fault awakens. It unleashes back-to-back jolts that leave a trail of misery from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Skyscrapers crumble. Fires erupt. The letters of the famous Hollywood sign topple. Tsunami waves swamp the Golden Gate Bridge. Hollywood's favorite ... - Posted on May 29, 2015
Performers audition for spots in New York subways It's a rite of spring: performers auditioning for the privilege of doing their thing in grubby, noisy subway stations. Seventy showed up recently at Grand Central Terminal in New York City. They were vying for permission to set up their underground acts for tips. They appear... - Posted on May 27, 2015
Britney, Katy on display at Smithsonian It’s the age of selfies, social media and streaming videos. The idea of what makes a celebrity has expanded far beyond the Hollywood icons of the past. Now scientists, technology geeks, designers, writers and YouTube stars achieve fame. They can be seen right alongside athletes a... - Posted on May 26, 2015
NASCAR uses SpongeBob to reach kids On a muggy Saturday afternoon, two children dragged their parents through the garage area at Kansas Speedway. The kids were intent on catching up to a hero they had seen only on television. They weren't after star drivers Jeff Gordon or Jimmie Johnson, though. They were seek... - Posted on May 14, 2015
Pilot leaves messages in the skies High above New Orleans, a small plane rolled in tight barrels. Behind it trailed smoke to create inspirational messages. They included smiley faces, peace signs, hearts and words like "jazz," "amen" and — in a true testament of flying ability — "transform." Over seven da... - Posted on May 12, 2015
Hollywood wants to win over young “super fans” Clad in his pajamas, Reid Jones often blogs about Marvel superhero movies. He has ambitions of one day becoming an entertainment journalist. A few weeks ago, the 16-year-old woke up to that opportunity. He was invited to conduct red carpet interviews with the stars of Marvel... - Posted on May 11, 2015