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Glee Stars, Nikki Reed Get Spooked at the Haunted Hayride | Nikki Reed

Glee Stars, Nikki Reed Get Spooked at the Haunted Hayride

Originally posted 10/12/2011 05:55AM

Boo! Glee's Chris Colfer and Ashley Fink faced their fears during a spin on the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride over the weekend. Colfer gripped his costar tightly throughout the ride – and was practically in her lap by the time the trip was over. He later Tweeted about the experience, writing, "That's the last time I ever let @Ashley_Fink convince me to go on a Haunted Hayride! I taught the 5-year-old next to me so many new words."

Also there to enjoy a scare? Lauren Conrad, Jamie-Lynn Sigler and some pals, who used glowsticks to light their way through a haunted maze, and Nikki Reed, who cozied up to fiancé Paul McDonald during a magic show. – Jessica Wedemeyer

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How Orlando's Universal Resort Just Got Scarier

How Orlando's Universal Resort Just Got Scarier

Originally posted 10/05/2010 06:05AM

Dracula and Frankenstein, move over. And take the Wolfman with you.

That unholy trio, made famous by Universal Studios in the 1930s and '40s, no longer scare up the screams they used to, which may explain why the Universal Studios theme park in Orlando has some other cool ghouls up its sleeve. Fiendish. Demonic. And, for those with a taste for true blood, wildly popular.

On special nights during the month, the park is being turned upside down for an after-hours event that calls for 1,000 scare-actors (pronounced "scharacters") to go bump in the night and frighten visitors to the Universal Orlando Resort's 20th annual Halloween Horror Nights, featuring eight walk-through haunted houses and six "scarezones," as well as two live shows. Make that, undead shows.

A word of warning: The houses are realistic and scary. Especially one aptly named "Hades."

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The Force Is with the Today Show

Originally posted 10/30/2009 09:00AM

A galaxy far, far away came to New York's Rockefeller Plaza Friday morning, and it was 1977 all over again, as the Today show team dolled up for Halloween in their best Star Wars finery.

Bunned up behind the ears in her unflattering wig, Meredith Vieira was Princess Leia, Matt Lauer was a grounded Luke Skywalker, Al Roker came on as Han Solo while Ann Curry breathed heavily as Darth Vader. Natalie Morales dropped in as Padmé Amidala, and Hoda was Yoda (Hoda Kotb, that is). Kathie Lee Gifford went heavy metal, as C-3PO.

Dressing up in elaborate costumes has become a tradition on the NBC morning show. As for this year's retro theme, in a season when The Twilight Saga is all the rage, chalk it up to the current Stars Wars: In Concert show that is touring the country.
Stephen M. Silverman

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