ABC News to Ask Hundreds to Resign; May Cut Workforce by About 20%

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Weak advertising is forcing ABC News to restructure, as per a report by the LA Times, resulting in a workforce reduction of 20%, or approximately three hundred employees.

The process is expected to begin tomorrow morning in which ABC News will seek volunteers to accept a buyout and leave the organization followed by likely layoffs if not enough volunteer. ABC News employs 1,4000 staffers in all.

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Marie Osmond Introduces New Cinderella Tiny Tot Doll Available Exclusively Online

Cinderella Tiny Tot by Marie OsmondIn honor of Disneyland’s 55th anniversary (and perhaps a nod to Cinderella‘s 60th), Marie Osmond proudly introduces us to the Cinderella Tiny Tot as sculpted by Sonja Bryer.

She has been hand-crafted with the special attention to detail that is the hallmark of all Marie Osmond dolls. “Disneyland® park 55th Anniversary – Cinderella Tiny Tot” is hallmarked on the back of her neck with Marie’s signature and is hand numbered. She sits approximately 6″ tall and will retail for $55.

She will be available exclusively online beginning March 2 at 11 am ET/8 am PT and will be limited to two per customer. At that time, you will be able to purchase her at this link.

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Disney/Pixar Introduces New ‘Toy Story 3′ Pal Trixie

Trixie the Triceratops from Toy Story 3Empire has exclusively debuted Trixie, the triceratops toy featured in the new trailer for Toy Story 3, who appears to have a special online dino-friend.

This is Trixie’s official manufacturer’s description: Trixie is a perfect playmate for prehistoric playtime! Visit the era when dinosaurs ruled the Earth! Made of rigid, durable plastic and in friendly shades of blue and purple, Trixie features an expressive mouth and movable legs. This gentle Triceratops will feed any child’s imagination. Also available: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus and Velociraptor.

Makes one wonder what the T-Rex model might look like.

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Harlem Globetrotters to Open ESPN Wide World of Sports; Event Televised February 26 on ESPN2

Three of the biggest names in sports and entertainment will come together this week when the Harlem Globetrotters join forces with ESPN and Disney Sports as part of the official re-launch of ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.

As part of the gala “re-opening” night festivities, the Globetrotters will take on the Washington Generals at the complex, with an all-star Globetrotter roster, including Special K Daley, Scooter Christensen, Big Easy Lofton and Flight Time Lang being joined by a bevy of sports celebrities, ESPN personalities and Disney characters. The game will be taped before a live audience on Thursday and televised nationally on Friday, February 26, at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

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Bristol Palin to Guest Star on ABC Family’s ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’

Bristol Palin, eldest daughter of former Alaskan Governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, will make her acting debut on ABC Family’s hit original drama series, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.” The episode will shoot in Los Angeles and air this summer when the series returns for its third season on ABC Family.

Said Executive Producer Brenda Hampton: “Bristol Palin is the most famous teenage mother in America. We’re thrilled to have her join us, and I think she will bring additional attention to the issues facing teen parents that we’ve been exploring for a couple of seasons now.”

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First Look: New Costumes for Walt Disney World Bus Drivers

New Walt Disney World Bus Driver Costumes…or should we say Vehicular Transportation Hosts?

In any case, the familiar purple-biased costumes will soon be going the way of the dodo as these more elegant, pilot-esque costumes take their place (hats/visors are optional).

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‘Sonny’ Gets Second Chance; New Season Premieres March 14 on Disney Channel

The second season of the hit comedy series “Sonny With A Chance” – highlighted by clever new ‘So Random’ sketches that further showcase the ensemble cast’s tremendous comedic talent – will premiere SUNDAY, MARCH 14 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. Starring are Demi Lovato, Tiffany Thornton, Sterling Knight, Brandon Mychal Smith, Doug Brochu and Allisyn Ashley Arm. Recurring cast members include Nancy McKeon, Michael Kostroff and Vicki Lewis.

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We Are Go for Product Launch: ‘Captain EO’ Merchandise to Hit Disneyland Shelves

Captain EO logo to be featured on products available at DisneylandYou probably saw this coming a lightyear away, but with the return of Captain EO to Disneyland, there simply must be a way to bring the experience home with you. Enter a full line of limited release EO merchandise featuring the Captain EO logo.

Among the items to be found at the Main Street Emporium, Star Trader and Tomorrowlanding, you’ll find a button ($3.95), poster ($7.95), men’s tee ($26.95), ladies’ tee ($24.95), crew fleece ($42.95), military cap ($24.95) and beanie hat ($24.95).

There will also be an embroidered nylon jacket expected to be released in mid-March.

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ESPN Flaunts ‘Ultimate Uplink’ Technology with Virtual In-Studio Interview

Orlando Magic center Dwight ‘Superman’ Howard reversed the world’s spin yesterday to manipulate time and make an ‘in-studio’ appearance at the ESPN Studios in Connecticut while simultaneously existing in the flesh in Orlando. New technology created at the ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World allows the virtual projection of a ‘hologram,’ allowing an individual in one physical location appear to be in another altogether (some assembly required).

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Dooney & Bourke to Launch New Products at Walt Disney World February 26

Faces collection from Dooney & BourkeIan Ray, of Dooney & Bourke, will be at Tren-D in the Downtown Disney Marketplace at Walt Disney World on Friday, February 26, 2010, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for a special event debuting new Disney Dooney & Bourke products.  Ian will be handing out a complimentary Dooney & Bourke gift to guests who purchase $150 or more of the Dooney & Bourke co-branded products.

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