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  • Are Apps Killing the Video Game Industry? Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 11:53 AM ET
    Nintendo 3DS

    The explosion in cheap and free apps and social network games has devalued game development and could put the industry at risk.

  • Gaddafi Money Casts Shadow in Hollywood Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 2:39 AM ET
    Hollywood sign

    Things have gotten chilly here for Natural Selection, the film production company backed by Col. Muammar el-Gaddafi’s son Saadi, the New York Times reports.

  • 11 Stars Who Rebounded After Rehab Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 4:30 PM ET
    In the days of Errol Flynn and Judy Garland, a celebrity’s addiction was a nuisance to be contained. A celebrity in treatment, however, was a publicity disaster that studios and record labels worked overtime to keep a secret. Today, that’s no longer the case. A stay in rehab is no longer regarded as a career death knell—rather, it’s viewed as a good sign. Many celebrities who've sought treatment have not only kicked their habits, but have also gotten their careers back in a form that sometimes s

    Many celebrities who've sought treatment have not only kicked their habits, but have also gotten their careers back in a form that sometimes surpasses anything they accomplished in the past.

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Austerity Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 7:04 AM ET

    A new series of “magical realms” stamps on sale from Tuesday features Harry Potter's main villain, Lord Voldemort, as well as the headmaster of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Albus Dumbledore. But are these just ways to squeeze a last drop of blood from the Philisopher's Stone?

  • Lightning Round OT: IMAX, Genuine Parts and More Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 7:11 PM ET

    The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • Electronic Arts Goes ‘On the Offensive’ Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 5:52 PM ET
    Electronic Arts Headquarters, Redwood City, California

    Electronic Arts hasn’t exactly been a darling of Wall Street in recent years, but the president of the EA Games label says the company has made the necessary changes to get back on top.

  • Ed Burns

    Ed Burns will play an unemployed former Bear Stearns employee in a new series produced by the creator of Entourage.

  • Greenberg: ‘Time to Get Short’ OpenTable? Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 10:57 AM ET

    There's no argument about the company's performance and execution, but Brad Safalow of PAA Research believes it’s time for investors to distinguish between the stock and the company’s true potential as a business.

  • Kathleen Parker

    CNN is reformatting “Parker Spitzer” as an ensemble program with Eliot Spitzer — and without Kathleen Parker, who has been his co-host for the last four months. The New York Times reports.

  • The 15 Lowest-Grossing Oscar Winners Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 2:54 PM ET
    When it comes to effectively marketing a movie, it’s hard to do better than the Academy Award for Best Picture. Driving Miss Daisy sold a respectable number of tickets in general release, but when it won the Oscar for Best Picture of 1989, its box office receipts jumped by almost 30%. However, while it’s true that no Oscar winner for Best Picture has ever lost money, there are some movies that even Hollywood’s most coveted award can’t turn into blockbusters, and others that have won the award an

    Click to see our list of the 15 lowest-grossing Oscar winners of all time, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.

  • CNBC Quiz: The History of Tobacco Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 11:21 AM ET
    Cigarette in ashtray

    Most people know that tobacco is America's original cash crop, that smoking is stigmatized in modern American society and that tobacco farmers are a dying breed. But did you know that there's a thriving black market for cigarettes? And that 50 million Americans a day light up?

  • Where Have I Seen That Hotel? Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 6:48 PM ET
    By the time major hotels reach a certain age they have often been residences for the famous and once-famous, and they even serve as the location for of history in the making. When hotels and resorts are attractively appointed and they hang around long enough, they often attain a pedigree of filming and television locations, as is the case with the following ten hotels. Some of them have been the site of numerous shoots and others are known just for one distinctive film. Click ahead to see those

    When hotels and resorts are attractively appointed and they hang around long enough, they often attain a pedigree of filming and television locations, as is the case with the following 10 hotels.

  • 13 Actors Hit With The Oscar Curse Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 3:36 PM ET

    As Academy Award season approaches, it’s not uncommon to hear talk about the “Oscar Jinx." Click to see the actors and actresses whose careers declined once they won the Academy Award.

  • Friday Video Refreshment: Baby Trashes A Bar Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 4:24 PM ET

    Enjoy.

  • Citadel in Negotiations to Sell Itself to Cumulus Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | 12:56 PM ET

    Citadel Broadcasting is in exclusive negotiations with Cumulus Media to be acquired by Cumulus in a deal worth $37 a share in cash and stock, according to people close to the situation.

  • Toy Fair 2011: The Coolest Toys Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 11:27 AM ET
    Toy land is a happier place these days. After logging its first sales gains since 2006, the toy industry is heading into 2011 more optimistic about the year ahead. The upbeat tone was felt at the the largest toy trade show in the Western Hemisphere, which took place at the Javitz Center in New York City. Attendance at the show was up quite a bit both in terms of the people walking the booths and those showing their wares. The coming year will bring a number of toy-friendly movies such as “Cars 2

    After logging its first sales gains since 2006, the toy industry is heading into 2011 more optimistic about the year ahead. Here are some of the coolest gadgets from the 108th annual American International Toy Fair!

  • Best Educational Family Trips Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 3:26 PM ET
    For parents in search of excursions that provide a little more mental stimulation than the beach, the choices abound. It’s just a matter of picking from the wealth of options. To narrow it down, we’ve picked suggestions for eight types of kids, from budding chef to history buff, to drama queen, to animal lover. Here, assembled with input from Eileen Ogintz, creator of the travel resource and the writers at are plenty of ideas for educational family fun.

    For parents in search of excursions that provide a little more mental stimulation than the beach, the choices abound. It’s just a matter of picking from the wealth of options.

  • Who Is This Man? Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 11:36 AM ET
    Actress Rose McGowan and guest attend the 2nd Annual David Lynch Foundation's Change Begins Within Benefit Celebration at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

    On Valentine's Day, New York Magazine ran a post describing the actress Rose McGowan's new beaux—with an attached photograph—but no name.

  • Greenberg: The Last Short Standing in Netflix Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | 1:41 PM ET
    Netflix

    With Whitney Tilson of T2 Partners throwing in the towel on his Netflix short and Netflix hitting another new all-time high today, Lenny Brecken of Brecken Capital really may be the last short standing.

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