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Disney unboxes the Force to drive buzz for 'Star Wars' toys

LOS ANGELES - When technology and geek culture enthusiast Chris Pirillo purchased his iPhone 6 last year, he rushed home to broadcast himself unboxing the item live on YouTube.

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Fox News anchor sues Hasbro over toy hamster sharing her name

- An anchor for Fox News Channel has sued Hasbro Inc for more than $5 million over the company's sale of a plastic toy hamster that shares her name, and which she says resembles her.

Oddly Enough 02 Sep 2015

Young and quirky YouTube stars lift traditional book publishers

LOS ANGELES - Videos like "Walking Around Naked" and "Apps That Need to Be Invented" made Connor Franta a star on YouTube. More than nine million watched "Coming Out," in which the introspective 22-year-old told his young fan base that he was gay.

Life 02 Sep 2015

Spielberg's DreamWorks to split from Disney: Hollywood Reporter

- DreamWorks Studios, the film company co-founded by Steven Spielberg, will split from Walt Disney Co after the release of his film, "The BFG," the Hollywood Reporter said, citing people familiar with the matter.

02 Sep 2015

Ed Skrein takes over driving seat in 'The Transporter Refueled'

LONDON - Action thriller franchise "The Transporter" is back with a fourth installment and a new star, with British actor Ed Skrein stepping into the black suit of lead character, former special ops mercenary Frank Martin. | Video

02 Sep 2015

British Museum celebrates three generations of manga artists

LONDON - London's British Museum takes a look at manga, Japan's widely popular graphic art form, in a new exhibition showcasing the works of different generations of artists. | Video

Life, Japan, 02 Sep 2015