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  • ‘Power Rangers Samurai’: Green Ranger comes from Winter Springs

     
    A background in dance comes in handy in executing the stunts. "Sometimes we're taught a fight scene in an hour, then we film," David says. "Dancing has put my mind at ease and helped me pick up choreography quickly."...
  • Putting the right price on Megaupload chief Kim Dotcom's release

     
    A week after a judge in New Zealand finally allowed Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom out on bail, U.S. prosecutors are still trying to keep the accused criminal copyright infringer behind bars. The New Zealand government heads to court Monday to......
  • New Zealand earthquake: Hard to move on when ground keeps moving

     
    One year ago, a massive earthquake killed 185 people and destroyed much of downtown Christchurch. In the year since the magnitude 6.3 quake, New Zealanders have tried to piece together their lives and rebuild, even as earthquakes continue to rock the...
  • Come away with me: New Zealand pastor urges followers to bolt

     
    This from the daily Religion News Service roundup: Should they stay or should they go? Controversial Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki asks his followers to leave their homes – and their loved ones if necessary – and follow him to a “...
  • Fisherman gets jail time, ban for lobster poaching in Laguna

     
    A Riverside County man caught poaching lobsters in Laguna Beach has been sentenced to jail, fined and banned from the state’s newly established marine reserve. Marbel A. Para was also ordered to forfeit his diving equipment. The 30-year-old Romoland...
  • Ex-Commerce official to serve home detention

     
    A former Commerce councilman was sentenced by a federal judge to eight months of home detention and five years probation for trying to hide campaign contributions....
  • 'Wind in the Willows' begins to stir with teaser trailer for 2012 movie

     
    "The Wind in the Willows," a new adaptation of the 1908 children's classic, is scheduled to get underway this year, and there's a new teaser that hints at the film's tone and visual textures. The folks down at Weta in......
  • Monster Mash: SFMoMA picks architecture firm; Obama receives painting from graffiti artist

     
    -- And the winner is ...: SFMoMA has chosen the Oslo-based architecture firm Snøhetta for its $250- million expansion. (Los Angeles Times) -- Diplomatic gift: Britain's new prime minister, David Cameron, has presented President Obama with a painting,...
  • Boy, 14, who died after house fire was New Zealand actor

     
    A 14-year-old boy who died after a fire tore through his San Fernando Valley home Tuesday was an up-and-coming actor from New Zealand, according to a media report. Eitan Djiji was pulled unconscious from the home during a rescue that......
  • Labor dispute erupts over 'The Hobbit' [updated]

     
    All is not peaceful in the Shire. Even before "The Hobbit" has begun production, a labor dispute has cast a cloud over the two-picture project, pitting producer Peter Jackson against various performer unions, including the Screen Actors Guild. SAG has.......
  • Will Peter Jackson get labeled a union buster on 'The Hobbit'?

     
    I guess it tells us everything we need to know about the volatile state of labor relations in the entertainment business that long before "The Hobbit" has gone into production, or even received a greenlight, the much-heralded two-picture project has......
  • Sea Shepherd leader Paul Watson and Ady Gil skipper Peter Bethune offer very different takes on ship's sinking

     
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Sea Shepherd deliberately sank its own high-tech protest boat after a January collision with a Japanese whaling ship to gain sympathy, the former skipper alleged Thursday in a public spat with the conservation group's founder....