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2011-04-30 06:00:00

LIGONIER, Pa., April 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a national poll of its members, made up of experienced and well-traveled amusement park enthusiasts, the National Amusement Park Historical Association (N.A.P.H.A.) gave first place honors to Pennsylvania's Idlewild & SoakZone (http://www.idlewild.com) as the World's Best Park for Families! "We now have another reason to celebrate during what was already shaping up to be one of our most exciting summer seasons ever," said Park...

2009-03-30 22:45:00

Actor and hip-hop artist Andre Benjamin was arrested for allegedly going 44 miles over the speed limit in Georgia, TMZ reported Monday. Benjamin, a 33-year-old Atlanta native known professionally as Andre 3000, performs with the rap group OutKast and has appeared in the films Be Cool, Four Brothers, Idlewild, Semi-Pro and Battle in Seattle. TMZ said he was arrested for allegedly doing 109 mph in a 65 mph zone. He was taken to the Henry County Jail and reportedly released after posting $1,200...

2008-09-08 15:00:42

By ALAN MORRISON EDINBURGH'S music fans will recognise the scenario. Your favourite band is onstage in Glasgow; they're building up to a climax but haven't yet played your favourite song; it's obvious they're keeping it back for the encore . . . but if you don't leave now, you'll miss the last train home. It's a dilemma that will be eased, if not solved outright, when the Picture House begins operations in the capital. A 1500-capacity venue sited on Lothian Road, it fits nicely on the...

2006-09-03 20:22:13

By Geoff Mayfield LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - In case you missed lessons learned in recent years from "American Idol," awards shows and the career path of Josh Groban, the top 10 of the latest Billboard 200 albums chart makes an obvious marketing mantra abundantly clear: TV exposure sells music. You see that in the bows at No. 2 and No. 6 by, respectively, OutKast and Paris Hilton. You see it in the 169,000 units that "The Cheetah Girls 2" soundtrack has sold during its two chart...

2006-08-30 11:55:02

By Katie Hasty NEW YORK (Billboard) - In yet another big week for new releases on the U.S. albums chart, the MTV-constructed band Danity Kane trumped hip-hop duo OutKast to take the top spot, while Paris Hilton scored the highest debut for a new solo female pop artist this year with a No. 6 entry. Danity Kane's Bad Boy Records set sold 234,000 copies in the week ended August 27, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The winners of MTV's "Making the Band 3" in 2005, the quintet exceeded...

2006-08-27 13:09:45

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The new Mark Wahlberg football drama "Invincible" lived up to its immodest name at the weekend box office in North America but overall ticket sales resumed their decline as the lucrative summer moviegoing period drew to a close. According to studio estimates issued on Sunday, Walt Disney Co.'s true-life underdog tale "Invincible" opened at No. 1 with three-day sales of $17.0 million, in line with the studio's expectations. Sony Corp.'s Will...

2006-08-24 21:20:04

By Nicole Sperling LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - As the summer winds down, potential moviegoers might choose to take in the last few rays of sunshine rather than cloister themselves inside a darkened theater. Hollywood is counteracting that urge by throwing a lot of films at audiences this weekend, hoping at least one movie sticks. Disney will launch the Mark Wahlberg football drama "Invincible," and Universal Pictures is opening the OutKast musical "Idlewild." New Line Cinema...

2006-07-14 22:02:13

By Tamara Conniff NEW YORK (Billboard) - OutKast duo Antwan Patton and Andre Benjamin are sitting in a suite at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills picking at pancakes. They need to figure out the track listing for their upcoming soundtrack album, the companion to the film "Idlewild," in which they co-star. Zomba Label Group president/CEO Barry Weiss, pen in hand, writes out different scenarios. Patton keeps picking at his breakfast. Weiss leans back on the couch and says with a...

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