Highest Grossing Disney Films of All Time

November 30th, 2010

Walt Disney was no fool and his legacy lives on in some finely crafted – and very lucrative – films.  Just how much cash do those  great big Mouse House films earn? According to BoxOfficeMojo – this much:

Top Earning Disney Films

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) $423,315,812
  2. Finding Nemo (2003), $339,714,978
  3. The Lion King (1994), $312,855,561
  4. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007), $309,420,425
  5. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) $305,413,918
  6. The Sixth Sense (1999), $293,506,292
  7. Up (2009) $291,819,165
  8. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) $291,710,957
  9. The Incredibles (2004) $261,441,092
  10. Monsters, Inc. (2001) $255,873,250

BoxOfficeMojo: (2008 info)


How Much Money Does a Celebrity Chef Earn?

November 29th, 2010

A celebrity chef can earn a heck of a lot of dough, according to Forbes.com. If you can cook, look tasty on camera and are as lucky and talented as some of these folks, you can expect to earn millions of clams (har) for your efforts!

Here are the top earning celebrity chefs according to Forbes Magazine.

Rachel Ray – $18 million per year
Wolfgang Puck – $16 million
Gordon Ramsay – $7.5 million
Nobuyuki Matsuhisa – $5 million
Alain Ducasse – $5 million
Paula Deen – $4.5 million
Mario Batalli – $3 million
Tom Colicchio – $2 million
Bobby Flay – $1.5 million
Anthony Bourdain $1.5 million

Lion King in Toronto April 2011 – Tickets on Sale Now

November 25th, 2010
Lion King Toronto

Lion King Toronto

The Tony Award winning show returns to Toronto’s Priness of Wales Theatre April 19, 2011 and is currently scheduled to run until June 12, 2011.

Tickets for The Lion King in Toronto:

Tickets can be purchased in person at the Princess of Wales Theatre, online at Mirvish.com or by calling TicketKing at either 416.872.1212 or 1.800.461.3333.

Ticket Prices: $20 – $120

Lion King Performance Schedule:

  • Tuesday – Friday 7:30PM
  • Saturdays 2PM & 7:30PM
  • Sundays 1PM

Added performances:

  • Wednesday matinees: April 20, May 18, June 1 & 8 2PM
  • Sunday evenings: May 1, 8, 15, 29 & June 5 6:30PM

No performance: Tuesday May 31

Sell Your Gold: Get Cash for Gold at a Gold Party

November 19th, 2010

Sell your gold in the comfort of home… or the comfort of your neighbour’s home. What the heck? We’re talking about gold parties, the latest craze among the TupperWare party crowd. Old rings, out-of-date Mr. T style bling and any old bit of the  precious metal you’ve got lying around are all fair game.

Sell your gold at a gold party

Sell your gold at a gold party


Cheap Toronto Travel – Free Passes to Museums and Attractions

November 19th, 2010

Cheap Toronto travel is possible if you know where to look for freebies and discounts. For example – free tickets and passes to Toronto attractions and museums are available to all Toronto Public Library Card holders at nearly every library in the city. Read on  to find out what attractions are available.

Free tickets and passes to Toronto museums including the ROM

Cheap Toronto Travel - Free Passes to attractions like the ROM


Kids Jewelry

November 17th, 2010

Kids jewelry makes a wonderful Christmas gift. Parents looking for something sparkly for their little elves have a new online shopping option, thanks to the beautiful new sterling silver line of kids jewelry at Suetables.com by designer Sue Henderson.

“Parents want quality jewelry for their kids that is reasonably priced, fashionable, meaningful and that won’t be thrown out or ruined in a week,” says online jewelry store Suetables’ founder and designer Sue Henderson. “Suetables’ Kids fills that gap.”

Kids jewelry

Kids jewelry


Oh Christmas Tree

November 17th, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, Thy Leaves are So Unchanging…. At least that’s one way to sing it. There are as many versions of the beloved Christmas song, originally titled O Tannenbaum, as there are strings of tiny lights in a knot in the bottom of my holiday decorations box.

Oh Christmas tree

Oh Christmas tree

If you love Christmas trees, and what the heck are you doing here if you don’t?, you should certainly visit this wonderful Christmas tree website with 18 different unusual ways to make, create and decorate your Christmas tree, including:

  • The Mountain Dew Christmas Tree
  • The Beer Christmas Tree
  • The Geek Christmas Tree

I am partial to the Pac Man Christmas tree, myself.

Top 5 Vegetables According to Healthy Mom

November 11th, 2010

The new wave of processed food companies touting how their sauces and canned pastas now contain a full day’s allotment of vegetables — but Healthy Mom author Iva Young thinks that’s deceptive.

Young believes that we need to eat actual vegetables if we want to have a real healthy diet, and there are five key veggies that top her list as the healthiest.

They include:

Spinach – Spinach is an excellent source of Vitamin K, Vitamin A, manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, calcium, potassium and Vitamin B6. It’s also a good source of fiber, copper, protein, phosphorous, zinc, Vitamin E, omega 3 fatty acids, niacin and anti-oxidants.

Lettuce (greenleaf, red leaf, romaine) –  Lettuce is a low calorie fiber food that is also a great place to find Vitamin A, folic acid, lactucarium (which helps enhance calmness and pain relief), as well as the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. Lettuce also contains a good amount of anti-cancer properties.

Broccoli –  Besides having great flavor and texture, Broccoli contains copious amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, beta carotene and Vitamin K. The minerals in broccoli include calcium, potassium, iron and folate. A great source of fiber, broccoli also provides lots of bioflavonoids, which is an antioxidant that helps protect against cancer and heart disease.

Brussels Sprouts – A staple in the diets of Asian cultures, who are among the longest lived people in the world, the crunchy garnish contains lots of potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, beta carotene and Vitamin K. This is another great anti-cancer vegetable.

Cabbage – Although best known as the partner of corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day, cabbage is a great low calorie food that contains a good amount of fiber, calcium and Vitamin C. Cabbage is incredibly packed with substantial anti-cancer agents.

Advance Screening for New Harry Potter Movie in Toronto

November 2nd, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows opens in wide release on Friday, November 19th.

But special midnight screenings in all formats including UltraAVX and IMAX will be held on Thursday, November 18th (officially 12:01 am on Friday, November 19th) at select Cineplex Entertainment theatres.

Keep Reading to Find out where to see Harry Potter 7 in Toronto on Thursday November 28.