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  • Time Warner Cable Spinoff And Those NBC Universal Rumors Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 1:21 PM ET

    This morning Time Warner revealed how it plans to spin off its 84 percent ownership stake in Time Warner Cable. As part of the deal, the cable company will pay a one-time $10 per-share dividend.

  • Real Estate, Hollywood & Sex: Welcome to California Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 7:18 PM ET

    So DataQuick says home sales in the Golden State rose almost 27 percent last month compared to the month before. Hmmm, let me see, who blogged about the possibility that we were bottoming in housing. Who? Who who who... oh yes, that was me. Also: "77 MIND-BLOWING SEX POSITIONS"! A promotional gift package from a website called Cleo's Boutique.

  • Tru2way: The Future Way Of Cable Television? Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 4:33 PM ET

    At this year's cable show, everyone from cable operators to TV set makers are buzzing about a game changing new technology called Tru2way. Are you sick of that bulky set top box? Annoyed that you have no choice of cable operators? Tru2way could be your solution

  • Television Cable Show's Buzz Words Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 4:10 PM ET

    Here at the National Cable Show in New Orleans there are a couple of big buzz words I'm hearing--whether I'm in the Panasonic or Google booths, or the NBC Universal booth where my coverage has been based. First, Video-on-demand is huge

  • Motion Picture Association of America boss Dan Glickman talks about Beijing's efforts to crack down on film piracy ahead of the summer Olympics.

  • Bayer Going "Fashion Forward" With Nina Garcia Monday, 19 May 2008 | 4:06 PM ET
    Mr. Potato Head

    If you watch "Project Runway," the future of judge Nina Garcia has been up in the air since she left Elle. Now we know the sort of career opportunities she's exploring. Not developing a new clothing line, or another magazine job, or designing shoes.

  • Cable TV "Thinks Big" And Has Ratings To Prove It Monday, 19 May 2008 | 4:02 PM ET
    Cable TV

    The theme of this year's National Cable and Telecommunications show is "Think Big." Even though this year's show in New Orleans is smaller than previous years, the theme makes sense. Cable ratings are bigger than ever, as are ad dollars, and distribution is broader than ever.

  • Britney Spears

    A new NPD report says girls ages eight to 12 spend a half billion dollars a year on beauty products (did I mention they are eight to 12?). Fragrance and body sprays are their favorite items, with the top brands being Bath and Body Works and Britney Spears.

  • Pellicano Verdict Does Not Mean Saga Is Over Friday, 16 May 2008 | 5:03 PM ET

    The biggest fraud and wiretapping case of its kind, it also named more big Hollywood names than anything that preceded it. Pellicano did snooping for the top execs in Hollywood, and it seems he wiretapped the rest of the names on any Hollywood who's who list.

  • Coolspotters: Keeping Celeb Endorsers Honest To A Fault Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 4:51 PM ET
    Coolspotters

    NFL running back LaDainian Tomlinson used to endorse Coke's Vitaminwater, but as of today, he endorses Pepsi's Gatorade. Which one does he really drink? You now might know thanks to a site called Coolspotters.com which could turn the sports endorsement model on its head. The site is basically a brand wikipedia.

  • Time Warner Cable's Challenge To The Networks Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 4:36 PM ET

    Until this year, this annual "Upfront" ad sales week in May has been reserved for the broadcast networks to sell their ad time. But this year Time Warner's Turner cable channels positioned their upfront ad sales period smack dab in the middle of the action, sending the message that they're taking on the nets head-on.

  • Mr. Potato Head Update Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 6:35 PM ET

    Today we received his eyes in the mail!! IT'S GOOD TO BE KING...OF ALL MEDIA Looks like Big Media is not suffering from an economic downturn (except for Time Warner). Steve Wonsiewicz runs Fresearch.

  • At left is an image of the press kit we received from Disneyland promoting the new Disney Pixar Toy Story Mania! attraction opening next month. We opened the box...and all we got were Mr. Potato Head's ears. Was he done in by the mob?

  • Upfronts: What's Up With Them For TV Season Monday, 12 May 2008 | 4:13 PM ET

    Today kicks off the upfront ad sales period--the week in which the broadcast networks traditionally aim to sell the majority of their primetime ad inventory. But this year you won't see the traditional star-studded red carpets, screenings of strings of pilots or post-presentation extravaganzas at New York landmarks like Tavern on the Green.

  • 'Iron Man' Pounds Box-Office Competition Sunday, 11 May 2008 | 1:02 PM ET

    Superhero movie "Iron Man" pounded the competition at North American box offices for the second straight weekend, landing at No. 1 with just over $50 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.

  • Disney Teams with Microsoft, HP on 'Dream Home' Friday, 9 May 2008 | 5:41 PM ET

    Back in 1957, Disneyland opened up a Jetsons-esque "Home of the Future" featuring all sorts of far-out gadgets like microwaves (!) and giant TVs (!). Some of them became realities in every American home. Others, like the floating furniture, well... Now, Disney is taking a whole new approach to the idea. I got a sneak peak at Disneyland's "Innoventions Dream Home," which opens in Tomorrowland on June 16.

  • Atom Films is again hosting a contest for "Star Wars" fan films, except this year the winners will be aired on Spike TV. Fans have been spoofing or reconfiguring the movies for years, and, at some point, George Lucas realized copyright be damned! The smartest move was to embrace the love. Also: Your e-mails re Boeing.

  • News Corp.'s headquarters in New York.

    News Corp. is benefiting from its global diversity and a strong TV business, and it doesn't seem to be hurt by the U.S. economy's downturn. And now, investors are saying the stock is undervalued.

  • News Corp: Will It Meet Its Own "Great" Expectations? Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 3:57 PM ET
    News Corporation

    News Corp raised its guidance earlier this year, so now the big question facing the company is whether, in the face of an economic slowdown, it'll be able to live up to those higher expectations.

  • Disney Beats And Iger Speaks--To Me Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 10:41 AM ET

    The Walt Disney Company reported another stellar quarter, with earnings of 58 cents per share, blowing away Wall Street's consensus earnings estimate of 51 cents per share, while revenue came in at $8.71 billion, also beating analyst expectations, and up 10 percent over last year.

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  • The Buffalo Bills take on the Green Bay Packers at home. Last season, former Bills owner Ralph Wilson averted a blackout at the last minute by buying thousands of tickets himself.

    Washington is scrutinizing the "blackout rule" that restricts broadcasts for NFL games that fail to sell out.

  • A look at the massive hack attack at Sony and the nastiness it revealed, with The New Yorker's Ken Auletta. It becomes a real business changer for a lot of people in Hollywood, says Auletta.

  • Netflix Inc's second season of women's prison comedy "Orange is the New Black" landed a nod, alongside HBO's new tech satire " Silicon Valley"; Hispanic comedy "Jane the Virgin" from The CW, jointly owned by CBS and Warner Bros, and the only broadcast network show in the race; and Amazon Instant Video's transgender show, "Transparent. "The field of television is going...