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  • Tupac Hologram

    Tupac may be coming to a city near you. In a move that's unlikely to put rumors the late rapper is still alive to rest, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre are considering taking the hologram that performed at Coachella on tour, WSJ reports.

  • Next Instagram-Size Acquisition Could Be Tumblr Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 10:00 AM ET
    Tumblr

    Tumblr, which launched in 2007, has raised a total of $125 million in venture funding. As of last September it was valued at $800 million. Considering Instagram’s $1 billion price tag, Tumblr could be worth even more.

  • The Real Springfield Hopes to Cash In on 'Simpsons' Fame Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 11:59 AM ET

    As business owners in Springfield, Ore., become accustomed to the idea of being the star of a TV series, they are also trying to figure out what to do with their newfound fame.

  • Supremacy in Jeopardy for ‘Today’ Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 10:35 AM ET
    Meredith Viera and Matt Lauer, co-anchors of NBC's Today show

    NBC's “Today” show may see its status as the biggest profit center in network television in jeopardy as ABC's "Good Morning America's" ratings continue to rise, the New York Times reports.

  • Bravo Announces 'Silicon Valley' Reality Show Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 11:54 AM ET
    Bravo Logo

    On April 4, Bravo announced its latest batch of greenlighted series, one of which has the working title of "Silicon Valley."

  • IMAX CEO on International Growth Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 8:03 PM ET

    Richard Gelfond, IMAX CEO, discusses the company's global expansion plans, especially in China.

  • Trade up Ring

    In the same way that brides consult 1,000 people along their path to bliss, from cake makers to DJs, divorcing couples have a ton of people to meet as they disembark from their marital joy ride. Enter "Start Over Smart," a divorce expo. It's like a bridal expo, only with less cake and more lawyers.

  • Want to Win the Lottery? This Guy Has a System Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 4:00 PM ET
    Tammy Redlen (C) and Sierra Luchien (L) are jubilant as they walk in Bluebird liquor store after waiting in line for nearly three hours to purchase their Mega Millions lottery ticket on March 29, 2012 in Hawthorne, California.

    You could call him Mr. Lucky. After all, Richard Lustig has won the lottery seven times.

  • Rubber Chickens & TV Sitcoms: Cost of Laughing Rises Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 2:10 PM ET
    Don't worry. It's rubber.

    Like to laugh? Yeah, that's going to cost you. While you were worried about high gas prices, the price of rubber chickens hit a 25-year high.

  • Ron Burgundy, played by Will Ferrell, appears on Conan to announce an Anchorman sequel.

    Guess what, jazz flute fans — Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 news team are back! Will Ferrell popped by the "Conan" show as Ron Burgundy to announce that they will be making a sequel to movie "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy."

  • Virtual Reality Technology Now in Your Face Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 11:41 AM ET

    The success of the 3-D movie “Avatar” and the popularity of super-realistic video games are bringing virtual reality and its cousin, augmented reality, to the entertainment forefront.

  • An Early Read on 2011’s Top 5 Paid CEOs Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 11:43 AM ET
    Philippe Dauman

    Financial firms continue to take flack for what many see as the outsized compensation they pay, but an early look at CEO pay for 2011 shows the biggest paychecks were doled out to the top executives at entertainment firms.

  • Angry Birds Space: Off to a Flying Start Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 4:54 PM ET

    Rovio has turned its one hit wonder into a money making machine. Its newest game - Angry Birds Space went on sale at midnight and almost immediately became the top selling and top grossing app on the iPhone and iPad, not just in the US, but also in China and Japan.

  • Gene Simmons' Family ... Restaurant? Yes, It Rocks Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 10:56 AM ET
    From left to right Dave Furano, Gene Simmons and Michael Zislis.

    Rocker Gene Simmons and two partners are opening a family restaurant and pub called Rock & Brews in a Los Angeles suburb next month, and they are planning others.

  • New Value for Shows Like ‘Mad Men’: Lions Gate CEO Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 12:29 PM ET

    After a long hiatus, “Mad Men’s” fifth season premieres Sunday, with plot details under tighter security than a Facebook IPO.  The hit show is part of Lions Gate's diversified strategy, including "repeatable" movie franchises, its CEO told CNBC Wednesday.

  • James Southerland #43 of the Syracuse Orange celebrates with his teammates after a point against the UNC Asheville Bulldogs during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

    March Madness can be the bane of an employer's existence as employees research their brackets and sneak scores at work in between spreadsheets. But if you're a boss, think twice before you go making a big crackdown: The madness could actually be good for productivity!

  • False Profit, Dan Abrams & Josh Zepps

    Tired of crying about the economic crisis and recession? Yeah, Dan Abrams, Josh Zepps and Jeff Michalski thought so. So they're trying to raise money on Kickstarter for "False Profit," a mockumentary on who's to blame for the economic crisis.

  • Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

    Despite controversy over its environmental message, Universal's "The Lorax" is set to have a huge opening this weekend, when it's released in 3,729 theaters. Not only will it dominate the box office this weekend, but it could very well be the biggest movie this year.

  • No Correlation Between Oscar & Box Office Success Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 2:25 AM ET
    HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Jean Dujardin, winner of the Best Actor Award for 'The Artist,' attends the 84th Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California.

    Once again, there is a massive disconnect between what's successful at the box office — i.e. appealing to mainstream America — and what wins awards. 'The Artist' has one of the lowest box office tallies for any film to win 'Best Picture' — just $32 million. And 'Hugo,' has grossed less than $70 million in the U.S., though it reportedly cost more than $150 million to make.

  • Academy Awards: What’s an Oscar Really Worth? Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 12:51 PM ET
    Oscar Awards

    Gold prices are up, but that’s not the only thing that makes Sunday’s Oscar wins more valuable than those in years past. Here’s why this year’s Academy Awards could be worth more than ever.

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