• Zero Dark Thirty: Torturing the Facts     Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 7:36 PM ET

    "Zero Dark Thirty" hits theaters nationwide today, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin; and Katherine Mangu-Ward, Reason Magazine; and CNBC Contributors James Pethokoukis and Keith Boykin, discuss the controversy over the torture scene in the movie.

  • Facebook's new Graph Search icon

    Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the social media giant's next big idea -- social search. Would he ever work with Google? Here's what he had to say.

  • From left, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone and Trey Parker.

    Taking after the Gnomes on the animated series who ardently practice American capitalism, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have wooed investors and raised money to form their own production studio, which they plan to announce on Monday. The NYT reports.

  • Iran hostage drama "Argo" scored a sweet double victory at the Golden Globe awards on Sunday, winning best movie drama - the night's top prize - and best director for Ben Affleck on a night that left front-runner "Lincoln" with just one trophy.

  • Warner Bros. acquired film rights for John McAfee's story from Josh Davis' article in Wired Magazine, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Wall Street Upbeat on Facebook     Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 1:45 PM ET

    Facebook shares are higher as Wall Street is optimistic it can monetize mobile use, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Miss Alabama's Career Could See Boost from Media Blitz Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 3:38 PM ET

    Katherine Webb achieved Internet stardom in a roundabout way, but career coaches say the incident could propel the beauty queen to bigger things.

  • Baby, Baby, Baby! Bieber to Promote New Prepaid Card Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 1:33 PM ET
    Singer Justin Bieber

    If Justin Bieber endorses a product, will teens buy it or convince their parents to get it for them? BillMyParents, a financial services company focused on teens, is banking on it.

  • Video Game Sales Stink... Again     Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    A rough year for video game industry ends with a big December drop. CNBC's Julia Boorstin has the numbers.

  • Skype Founder Browses Globe for Next Tech Earner Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 7:50 AM ET
    Earth Net

    Niklas Zennstrom, co-founder of Skype, believes the next hot tech business can come from anywhere around the globe.

  • Hedge Fund Algorithms Invade Madison Avenue     Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 6:42 AM ET

    Ben Liang, ChoiceStream, explains how Wall Street's quantitative analysis is changing the advertising world.

  • Politics in the Movies     Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 7:56 PM ET

    Are the Oscars becoming a theater for politics? A panel joins Larry Kudlow to debate stage right versus stage left.

  • S&P 500 Hits 5-Year High     Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 7:26 PM ET

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow reports the Dow is up 80 points today, and that banks were the market's leaders.

  • Apple's China Push     Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 3:15 PM ET

    Apple CEO Tim Cook may be cooking up a plan to help further tap into the huge market in China, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt. David Pearl, Epoch Investment Partners, and Leena Rao, TechCrunch, weigh in.

  • Hail to the Chief: 'Lincoln' Gets 12 Oscar Nominations Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 9:14 AM ET
    Daniel Day-Lewis and Steven Spielberg at the "Lincoln" premiere in November in Hollywood.

    The Civil War saga "Lincoln" led the Academy Awards with 12 nominations Thursday, including best picture, director for Steven Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.

  • Chinese Paper at Center of Protests Hits Newsstands Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 11:15 PM ET
    A supporter of Southern Weekly protests outside the newspaper's offices in Guangdong.

    The latest issue of a Chinese newspaper at the center of anti-censorship protests appeared on newsstands in Beijing and Shanghai on Thursday as usual, but not its home city Guangzhou.

  • 50Cent's New High-End Headphones Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 9:40 AM ET
    Actor/rapper Curtis '50 Cents' Jackson visits the SMS Audio booth to promote his new line of wireless headphones and sign autographs at the 2012 International Consumers Electronics Show at Las Vegas Convention Center on January 10, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Brands are turning to the fail-safe solution for drawing attention: big-name celebrities.

  • Will a 'Cheap' iPhone Help or Hurt Apple?     Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 4:40 PM ET

    Apple is reportedly looking to launch a cheaper version of its iPhone. But will a cheaper model be good for the tech giant? Roger Kay, Endpoint Technologies Associates, and Alex Gauna, JMP Securities, assess.

  • Budweiser Unveils Its Super Bowl Ad Lineup Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    Budweiser Black Crown

    Budweiser Black Crown will make its national television debut in a spot fit for a king.

  • NYC Grows as Hub for Digital, Entertainment Businesses Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 1:50 PM ET

    Recognizing NYC's growing role in media, entertainment and tech, the city has launched a grant program. Is the financial capital the new startup capital?

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  • Working from Los Angeles, Boorstin is CNBC's media and entertainment reporter and editor of CNBC.com's Media Money section.