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World’s Fair Relic Deemed a ‘Treasure’ – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Sony Pictures Teams With Mattel To Fashion Film Franchise … – Deadline.com

Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures has found what the studio believes will be its next global franchise. The studio has closed a partnership with Mattel and Parkes+MacDonald/Image Nation on a live-action comedy built around Barbie, the top-selling fashion doll. This is no development deal, it’s all moving very quickly. Studio chief Amy Pascal oversaw this deal herself, along with production president Hannah Minghella, and this movie is getting made. Jenny Bicks…

Hasbro’s Secret Weapon is a Nerf Gun for Girls – DailyFinance

Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Jason DeCrow/Invision/AP Hasbro (HAS) has a surprising hit in its arsenal. The leading toymaker announced better than expected results on Monday, and a major contributor was a 21 percent surge in toys for girls. The growing success of My Little Pony isn’t a surprise, but the other key contributor in the girls category singled out by Hasbro for the quarter’s success is Nerf Rebelle. Yes, there is Nerf weaponry for…

Queens marks 50 years since iconic 1964 World’s Fair – 7Online.com

Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

  BETH J. HARPAZ NEW YORK — You can just barely see them through the window of the No. 7 subway as it rattles into the elevated station in Corona, Queens: a gigantic steel sphere, two rocket ships, and towers that appear to be capped by flying saucers. These unusual landmarks are among a number of attractions still standing from the 1964 World’s Fair, which opened in Flushing Meadows Corona Park…

What Do ‘The Simpsons’ Look Like In Lego? – NPR (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

i i hide captionThe Simpsons enters the world of Lego in the upcoming episode “Brick Like Me.” Fox The Simpsons enters the world of Lego in the upcoming episode “Brick Like Me.” Fox Fox has started to release images of the Simpsons from the upcoming episode “Brick Like Me,” which is — get this — the 550th episode. That means you could watch a different episode of The Simpsons every…

World’s Fair Relic Deemed a ‘Treasure’ – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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1964 World’s Fair tech predictions had some hits, misses – CBS News

Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

NEW YORK – Video phone calls? Yeah, we do that. Asking computers for information? Sure, several times a day. Colonies on the moon and jet packs as a mode of everyday transportation. OK, maybe not. The New York World’s Fair of 1964 introduced 51 million visitors to a range of technological innovations and predictions, some that turned out to be right on the money and others that, perhaps thankfully, were…

For Comic Hari Kondabolu, Explaining The Joke IS The Joke – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

i i hide captionComic Hari Kondabolu’s album Waiting for 2042 is a reference to the year the Census Bureau projects whites will be the minority in the U.S. “Don’t worry, white people,” he says. “You were a minority when you came to this country. Things seemed to have worked out for you.” Kyle Johnson Comic Hari Kondabolu’s album Waiting for 2042 is a reference to the year the Census Bureau…

World’s Fair Pavilion Is Named a ‘National Treasure’ – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Post Crew On NBC’s ‘Last Comic … – Deadline.com

Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

UPDATE, 8:14 PM: No joke — the strike is over. After a day-and-a-half labor action on the part of the Motion Picture Editors Guild, IATSE Local 700, the postproduction crew of Last Comic Standing now have a union contract, I’ve learned. With that over, everybody is heading back to work tomorrow on the soon-to-debut NBC reboot. The roughly 15 editors, assistant editors and other briefly striking post employees have won the health and retirement benefits…

1964 New York World’s Fair Flashback Tour – NBCNews.com

Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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World’s Fair Pavilion Is Named a ‘National Treasure’ – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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1964 World’s Fair tech predictions had some hits, misses – CBS News

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

NEW YORK – Video phone calls? Yeah, we do that. Asking computers for information? Sure, several times a day. Colonies on the moon and jet packs as a mode of everyday transportation. OK, maybe not. The New York World’s Fair of 1964 introduced 51 million visitors to a range of technological innovations and predictions, some that turned out to be right on the money and others that, perhaps thankfully, were…

23 Valeria Lukyanova Photos: Human Barbie as You Wish You Could Unsee Her – The Hollywood Gossip

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The whole idea of Barbie, the iconic doll from Mattel, is that she is so universally feminine that every girl in the world can identify with it to some degree. Valeria took her unparalleled obsession to an entirely new echelon, however. Whether she’s getting countless plastic surgeries, using every photo filter known to humankind or slathering on makeup like it’s her job, she strives…

NY State Fair Belgian waffles’ legacy began at 1964 World’s Fair – The Post-Standard

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The notion of introducing a new food to the American public is almost inconceivable in an era of TV chefs, global cuisine and foodie websites. But that’s what happened 50 years ago at the 1964 New York World’s Fair in Queens, N.Y., when a family from Belgium introduced Belgian waffles, topped with fresh whipped cream, powdered sugar and sliced strawberries. Once Maurice and Rose Vermersch and…

Marvel Universe Live: A First Look at the Traveling Superhero Circus – Mashable

Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

You’ll probably never see a comic book-style meet-up of Spider-Man, the X-Men and the Avengers on the big screen, but we’ll do you one better: on a live stage near you, starting this summer. Beginning in July, Feld Entertainment, the live-show wizards behind the Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus and Disney On Ice, are bringing their biggest traveling production yet to cities across North America with Marvel Universe LIVE!….

BOX OFFICE: ‘Captain America’ 2 soars into rarefied Marvel air – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

  THE QUESTION NOW becomes: Can Captain America pull off the four-peat? Because hero Steve Rogers is now soaring to one place not even Marvel-mate Tony Stark has managed. The sequel “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” grossed $26.6-million in its third weekend out to again remain the domestic box-office champ, according to studio estimates released Sunday. Each of Iron Man’s three solo films successfully defended a box-office title, but none…

Hasbro Swings To A Profit On Strength In Girls Segment – Forbes

Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

Toymaker Hasbro Hasbro — the company behind toys like Furby, Play-Doh and My Little Pony — reported stronger-than-expected earnings Monday, largely due to the segment that proved to be the achilles heel of competitor Mattel Mattel: the girls’ toys segment, which saw sales increase 21% for the quarter. Hasbro reported $679.5 million in first quarter revenue, a 2% increase over the prior-year quarter but a figure that falls just under the…

Rescuers target crumbling New York State Pavilion from 1964 World’s Fair – Newsday

Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

Tweet Google Pin It Originally published: April 20, 2014 6:13 PM Updated: April 20, 2014 8:39 PM By MARIA ALVAREZ. Special to Newsday Part of the New York State Pavilion as seen from across a field in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The New York State Pavilion was designed by architect Philip Johnson and…