| May 1, 2014
| 2:30 PM
"Is it just me or does something feel weird today?" asks Bart Simpson in the new trailer for Sunday's episode of "The Simpsons."
Something is definitely off -- the characters, the items and all of Springfield have been Lego-fied. The upcoming 550th...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Matt Groening, creator of "The Simpsons," has posted "the ugly true story" behind Sunday's infamous Oscar selfie on Twitter, featuring Homer and Bart getting stepped on by Hollywood A-listers.
The ugly true story of that Oscar® selfie can finally be...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 8:35 PM
Probably more than any other instrument in an orchestra, the tuba has the sound of authority — big, brassy, deep and imposing.
For the young, struggling John Van Houten, that sound inspired the discipline he needed. The tuba instructor, who...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 10:31 AM
It's official: Universal Studios says its Springfield area, home of characters from TV's "The Simpsons," is open to all theme-park guests as of Thursday.
There was no lavish ceremony or jets flying over, a la Transformers: The Ride -- 3D from earlier in...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Universal Orlando has introduced a ticket deal that includes three days in its Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks for the price of two.
Prices start at $125.99 per adult. All three days must be used within a 14-day period that starts...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 10:05 AM
At Universal Studios Florida, you can pretend you're battling 30-foot-tall robots engaged in urban warfare inside the multimillion-dollar Transformers ride.
Or, across the lagoon, you can just whack a mole.
In an industry where bigger, faster,...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:18 AM
The year has been dotted with theme-park grand openings and announcements. Here are seven new attractions expected to have staying power.
You've seen space shuttles, but you've never seen one in the way that Kennedy Space Center Visitor...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 12:33 PM
Another piece of Springfield is in place at Universal Studios. Theme-park guests are now taking spins on Kang & Kodos' Twirl 'n' Hurl ride.
The two-minute rotating ride is topped by the one-eyed Kodos (Kang is on the sign above the entrance). They are...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Have you seen the "Devil's Due" movie promotion featuring a robotic devil baby in a remote-controlled perambulator? Everyone else has.
Posted Monday, the viral video had nearly 9.4 million views on YouTube as of Tuesday afternoon. The stroller...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:40 PM
In what may be the perfect mash-up of retro-nostalgia with modern-day reality TV mania, you can now grow a "Duck Dynasty" beard via Chia Pet.
We caught a blurb about the Chia Willie and Chia Uncle Si handmade decorative planters on NBC's "Today" show...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 11:39 AM
D'oh! This one was a no-brainer: The Simpsons are now Legos.
Lego and Twentieth Century Fox Television announced this week they had reached a much-anticipated deal to turn everyone's favorite dysfunctional family into Lego bricks.
There are six mini-...
| Oct 20, 2013
Earlier this month the pre-Halloween episode of “The Simpsons” opened with an elaborate three-minute segment directed by Guillermo del Toro, in which Bart joyfully skateboards up the tentacle of a gruesome, towering creature, its eight eyes...