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When Will Disney Build a Star Wars Land?

Disney hosted its D23 fan club expo over the weekend, and while Star Wars fans had hopes for major news, little was revealed about its plans for the iconic sci-fi franchise.

'The Lorax': He's Bigger Than You Think

The Lorax raked in $70.2 million in ticket sales this weekend, making the animated feature film the year's biggest theatrical opening so far. That's good news for Comcast's Universal Studio and it's probably just the beginning.

What to Watch This Week: New Tablets, Old Retailers

There's never a dull moment on Wall Street, especially when new tablets and old banks are in the way. Let's go over some of the items that will help shape the week ahead: The Kindle Fire, the Nook Tablet, and earnings reports from Sears, Gap, Hot Topic, Lowes Home Depot and Staples.

Why Movie Watchers Are Abandoning the Multiplex

Noticed that your local movie theater is a little quieter than usual lately? Don't go thinking that moviegoers have just gotten more considerate. The reason phones aren't ringing, babies aren't wailing, and know-it-alls aren't giving away plot twists before they happen is simple: People just aren't there.

Why Are LEGOs So Expensive?

It's a question that echoes across the Internet, on blogs and message boards, and in the content of a specialty wiki called Brickipedia: "Why are Legos so expensive?" Our search for an answer starts in Denmark, and ends in the playrooms of countless children around the world.

The Price of Serious 'Harry Potter' Fandom: $401.08

When it comes to providing bewitchment for the buck, Harry Potter has notched some mesmerizing numbers. Fans who bought all the hardcover books, the DVDs, and attended the movies in first run, paid an average total of $401.08 -- not counting the $20 to $30 they'll pay for the DVD or Blu-Ray of "Deathly Hallows: Part 2."

Face-Off on Stocks: Disney, Viacom, Time Warner

It's award season in Hollywood, with the Oscars just weeks away. But stocks are forward-looking, so investors are already keying on summer blockbuster season. And a bigger-than-expected summer hit or two can indeed provide a catalyst for media and entertainment company shares.

12 Things to Look Forward to in 2011

Oprah Winfrey portrait -things to look forward to in 2011Life is about change, so we might as well embrace it.

Looking into our crystal ball, here are a dozen things to look forward to in 2011. It should...

'Harry Potter' Grosses $24 Million at Midnight Launch

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1" grossed $24 million at 3,700 locations for its midnight launch Thursday, making the Warner Bros. title the most third-most successful midnight launch ever, trailing only the two "Twilight" titles.

'Harry Potter' Movie Clip Leaked Online

The first 36 minutes of the much-hyped movie "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1" appeared online on Tuesday, days before the movie is released. The Internet is a-buzz with theories as to the origins of the leak, with some people saying it may have been a publicity stunt from studio Warner Bros.

Daily Blogwatch: Two Stocks Hotter Than Apple

Among today's top online stories for investors: Why holiday spending will surprise; two stocks hotter than AAPL; and are insiders trying to tell us something with all this selling?

Is Author Rick Riordan the Next J.K. Rowling?

Is Rick Riordan the next J.K. Rowling? Millions of fans of his 'Percy Jackson' series would answer that question with a resounding yes, but it will take Hollywood's blessing to vault him into that hallowed territory.

Can Harry Potter Work Magic for Beleaguered Theme Parks?

he unveiling of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Studios Orlando has officially raised the bar for vacation attractions in summer 2010. The bold move is only one of many strategies that theme parks are using to turn around an industry that has been brutalized by the recession.