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Universal theme parks record highest summer attendance

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Harry Potter and the Fast and Furious helped boost attendance at Comcast Corp’s theme parks in Orlando and California. Comcast on Tuesday said the theme parks had their strongest ever summer attendance. The Orlando Sentinel reports the theme park division generated $896 million in revenue for the third quarter. The company attributed the increases to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Orlando and Fast and Furious: Supercharged at the Hollywood park. Comcast’s NBCUniversal division owns the Universal…

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Superheroes, for once, don’t rule Hollywood’s summer

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After a lackluster 2014 summer, Hollywood has bounced back with one of its best seasons ever. But the most surprising part of the turnaround is that superheroes aren’t the ones who saved the day. Instead, Hollywood’s summer was led by a banner season from Universal Pictures, the lone major studio with nary a cape in its cupboard. With a record-setting $5.3 billion-plus in revenue so far this year, Universal has powered Hollywood to a near record summer with a diverse…

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Alan Grayson just can’t seem to follow rules; this time it’s copyright infringement

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Say what you will about Alan Grayson; he’s brash, arrogant, outspoken. One thing he is not is “subtle.” As a liberal U.S. representative now seeking Florida’s U.S. Senate seat, Grayson has frequently skated the edge: from ethics rules to campaigning from his official House office space. Now Grayson could be in hot water once again – over copyright infringement. On fundraising material, as well as in the “Alan Grayson’s Emails” Tumbler blog, Grayson has been cribbing copyrighted images from some of America’s…

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