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  • Story Headline for Display on Site Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 11:18 AM ET
    Russell Simmons
  • New Ruling Gives College Athletes Edge Over NCAA, EA Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 4:12 PM ET
    NCAA Football 2011

    A ruling by a federal district court of appeals earlier this week might have significantly affected the lawsuit brought about by former NCAA college football and basketball players against the NCAA, Collegiate Licensing and Electronic Arts for including their likenesses in EA games without being compensated.

  • Bieber Fever Heads to Movie Theaters Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 4:53 PM ET
    Justin Bieber

    There's something about Justin Bieber's overnight success, natural talent, humble beginnings, and funny hair, that's struck a chord amongst tween and teen girls around the world (and their moms). Now this 'Bieber Fever' is heading to movie theaters with "Never Say Never," a 3-D documentary concert film.

  • Taking on Ticketmaster Friday, 4 Feb 2011 | 12:12 PM ET

    After looking things over, AEG decided not to use Ticketmaster's software. Instead, it has teamed up with Outbox, a company partly owned by Cirque du Soleil. Within two years, tickets to events at all AEG venues will be sold using Outbox.

  • American Idol Needs a ‘Chinese Mother’ Friday, 21 Jan 2011 | 9:44 AM ET
    Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez of American Idol

    I've watched every episode of American Idol from day 1. That makes me an expert. I tuned in last night with trepidation, as Season 10 will lack the most consistently watchable element of the hit reality contest: Simon Cowell. Would the program be worth my time? Only if it gets mean.

  • American Idol Turns 10 with Big Changes Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 3:49 PM ET
    Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez of American Idol

    The most popular show on television, American Idol launches its tenth season tonight on Fox. But tonight is a huge test, and Idol may very well be dethroned.

  • This is Lady Gaga’s second appearance at the International Consumer Electronics Show here at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada but her first chance to reveal a new line of products.

  • 50 Cent Talks Technology and Investments at CES Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 4:42 PM ET
    50 Cent on Power Lunch

    At a convention filled with tech execs and gadget geeks, a rap superstar with an entourage draws a serious crows and turns a lot of heads. None other than 50 Cent, aka Curtis Jackson is here at CES, and sat down with me for an interview.

  • How the Beatles iTunes Debut Really Stacks Up Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 4:51 PM ET

    There's no doubt, The Beatles have some serious staying power: their music, made forty years before the advent of the iPod, is a huge hit on iTunes. In their first week on the site The Beatles sold more than 450,000 albums and two million individual songs. This squashed concerns that the Fab Four were coming to iTunes too late — that people already owned or had pirated the music.

  • Warner Brothers' Potter Profits Thursday, 18 Nov 2010 | 9:28 PM ET
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    The book isn't quite tailored for the CNBC audience, is that it doesn't talk much about his varied businesses: running Def Jam or striking a $150 million deal with Live Nation. But if the book mirrors his music's success atop the Billboard charts, then Jay-Z stands to cash in.

  • “Decoded” the Relationship Between Jay-Z and Microsoft Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 11:32 AM ET
    Jay-Z Decoded book

    Microsoft's Bing is hosting a lengthy scavenger hunt built around the book and its spending a million dollars on ads to promote the partnership.

  • Entrepreneur-Rapper Jay-Z's Literary Endeavor Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 10:45 AM ET
    Jay-Z Decoded book

    The book isn't quite tailored for the CNBC audience, is that it doesn't talk much about his varied businesses: running Def Jam or striking a $150 million deal with Live Nation. But if the book mirrors his music's success atop the Billboard charts, then Jay-Z stands to cash in.

  • What The Beatles Bring to Apple Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 2:45 PM ET
    Beatles White Album

    It's the 21st century British invasion: The Beatles have come to iTunes, closing the biggest hole in the product lineup of the world's biggest music retailer.

  • Donald Trump and Bret Michaels

    When rocker Bret Michaels won Donald Trump’s "The Celebrity Apprentice" in May 2010, he admits he had no idea what the job would entail.

  • Apple Says iTunes Will Sell Music From Beatles Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 11:29 AM ET
    The Beatles

    Apple says its iTunes service will sell music from the Fab Four. The Beatles have so far been the most prominent holdout from iTunes and other online music services.

  • Beatles Finally for Sale on Apple’s iTunes Store Monday, 15 Nov 2010 | 8:15 PM ET
    The Beatles

    The Beatles look set to make their music available for the first time on Apple’s industry-leading iTunes digital entertainment store, the company behind the iPod and iPhone is expected to announce on Tuesday, signaling an end to the company’s disputes with the best-selling band. The FT reports.

  • iTunes

    On Apple's homepage this morning, there's a cryptic message: "Tomorrow is just another day. That you'll never forget. Check back here tomorrow for an exciting announcement from iTunes."

  • Kanye Just Can't ‘Let It Be’ Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 2:27 PM ET
    The Beatles

    I'm here to help you. Here are some provocative tidbits to entertain those around you if you're trapped on a cruise ship without power for three days eating spam - or worse, stuck in a boring meeting.

  • John Lennon

    A Beatles historian has come across one of the last autographs John Lennon signed before his fatal encounter with Mark David Chapman thirty years ago. CNBC has learned that rock historian Denny Somach will put the autograph up for sale next week.

  • Funny 2010 Election Bumper Stickers

    From witches to crazy Tea Partiers to professional wrestlers — and what was that bit about meatballs? — this election has been chock full of comedic material. Here are 10 of the most hilarious election bumper stickers.