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  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    "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.

  • Variety: Warner Bros. Acquires Film Rights For McAfee's Story

    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
    Wall Street Upbeat on Facebook

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

  • 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.

  • 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
    Hedge Fund Algorithms Invade Madison Avenue

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • Politics in the Movies Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 7:56 PM ET
    Academy Awards Get Political?

    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
    S&P 500 Hits 5-Year High

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

  • 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.

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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    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.

  • Here's What Facebook May Unveil Next Week Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 3:43 PM ET

    Facebook will show off something new next week, but it's being mysterious about what exactly it plans to unveil.

  • 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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