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  • 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.

  • 15 Musicians Gone Broke Friday, 29 Oct 2010 | 10:07 AM ET
    Many people believe that the life of a famous musician is all champagne, Learjets, and a steady flow of royalty payments to pay for it all. This is certainly true for some, but there are also those who have reached the upper echelons of megastardom, only to lose it all in the blink of an eye. Some managed their money badly. Some lost everything to the managers and promoters who were supposed to be looking after their affairs. And some spent all their money on lavish mansions, expensive cars and

    Some managed their money badly. And some spent all their money on lavish mansions, expensive cars and various addictions.

  • Smooth Jams From the 'Rent Is Too Damn High' Guy Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 | 5:25 PM ET

    Jimmy McMillan is famous for running for New York governor on "The Rent Is Too Damn High" party — and for his signature white chops. Well now, he's extending his 15 minutes of fame. His new CD drops on election day. Oh, yeah.

  • MySpace and Its Entertainment-Centric Redesign Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 11:11 AM ET

    There's no question that MySpace lost the social networking race to Facebook—it has 130 million users to Facebook's 550 million and MySpace has suffered a dramatic decline in ad revenue.

  • Vinyl Records Become Hot Collectible In Digital World Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 10:09 AM ET

    Demand for classical music is  low, while  demand for jazz, rockabilly and early blues isnoin the rise.

  • Rules To Remember About Investing In Memorabilia Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 10:06 AM ET

    The market is not only vast, it is also dynamic and sometimes unpredictable. Diamonds may be forever, but the same can't be said of cultural icons.

  • Playing The Celebrity-Guitar Market Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 10:00 AM ET

    Though the condition of the instrument and the rarity of the model are also important, an interesting history is the key determining factor in the world of collectible celebrity guitars.

  • Music & Movie Memorabilia Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 9:50 AM ET
    Whether it’s a concert ticket, a costume or a custom-made piece of jewelry, if it bears the mark of someone famous, the item’s value is likely to be inflated. Click through to see some items that stir up memories and make money

    Whether it’s a concert ticket, a costume or a custom-made piece of jewelry, if it bears the mark of someone famous, the item’s value is likely to be inflated.

  • Celebrity Auction: Marilyn Monroe & Elvis Presley Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 9:49 AM ET
    Celebrity auctions have made big news so far in 2009, most notably  which was ultimately canceled. , which has orchestrated numerous celebrity auctions - for names like Cher, U2, Bob Hope, Elton John and Ozzy Osbourne - is planning a particularly interesting event in this year’s annual summer sale.The 2009 auction, which will be held June 26-27 at Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas, features over 700 celebrity items, including approximately 150 items from the life of Marilyn Monroe and unique

    Here are some highlights from Julien’s Auctions' 2009 auction at Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas, featuring over 700 celebrity items.

  • Imagine John Lennon at 70 Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 4:05 PM ET

    On Saturday John Lennon would have turned 70 and he's still playing a role in entertainment across multiple mediums.

  • Before Auction, Lennon Has Brush With FBI Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 11:37 AM ET
    John Lennon

    On Wednesday morning a small pop-culture memorabilia shop in Midtown opened an 836-lot auction timed to what would have been Lennon’s 70th birthday, which is Saturday. The prized item was a set of Lennon’s fingerprints made in 1976 as part of his application for citizenship. Minimum bid: $100,000.

  • Sex, Lawsuits, and Rock n' Roll Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | 2:09 PM ET
    Dave Grohl

    In what may be the most hilarious spoof of America's obsession with victimization and litigation, Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl is "suing" glam rock band Scissor Sisters for $75 million.