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Fourth Installment of ‘Jurassic Park’ Announced
It’s official. The fourth installment of “Jurassic Park” is coming to a theater near you June 2015. It will have a new title — “Jurassic World” — and T-Rex and friends will be in 3-D.
Italian Town Makes Viral Tourist Video
It may be a sleepy little town in Italy, but the residents of Castrovalva want you to know they’re anything but sleepy. A homemade tourist video set to Donna Summer’s “Hot Stuff,” starring the town’s 19 permanent residents, is making the rounds of the Internet. The residents, most of whom are older than 80, wanted to get the word out about their beloved, but often forgotten town, tucked away in the Abruzzo Mountains. Now their music video is going viral and making them, and their town, an overnight sensation.
Kmart Releases Christmas Ad
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, at least if you saw a recently released Kmart commercial. Its new ad promotes a free layaway program but get this, the company kicked it off 104 days before Santa fires up his sleigh. It’s being called the earliest Christmas ad ever and is rubbing some customers the wrong way. Experts say a lot of us are making our lists and checking them twice earlier than you’d think. Forty percent of Americans start Christmas shopping before Halloween and a whopping 12 percent start before September.