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  • Putting The "Face" On The Super Bowl Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 10:56 AM ET
    Sports Biz with Darren Rovell -- On the Ground Coverage of the Super Bowl

    The Super Bowl is a strange beast in that it's one of the only events where there isn't a true public sale.

  • Will Actors Finally Strike A Deal? Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 10:53 AM ET
    Screen Actors Guild

    The on-and-off negotiations between the Screen Actors Guild and the Producers Association has been worthy of a daytime soap.

  • Cola Wars Are Back On! Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 8:45 AM ET

    Americans love competition and now they're getting a high stakes battle from two of the nation's most loved brands: Coke and Pepsi.

  • First Interview with Vince from ShamWow! Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 5:29 PM ET
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    Earlier today, the ShamWow! won our “As Seen On TV” bracket by beating the George Foreman Grill in the championship round. Now, "Vince Offer" does his first ever interview with us here on CNBC.com.

  • Oscar Snubs, Box Office Winners And Hotel Movies Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 4:55 PM ET

    The media have been flooded with articles and blogs complaining about the films, filmmakers and actors the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences snubbed this year. Everybody's got an opinion and MovieTickets.com took a vote.

  • Super Bowl Ads Go 3-D Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 4:41 PM ET
    Sports Biz with Darren Rovell -- On the Ground Coverage of the Super Bowl

    When the Super Bowl airs on NBC this Sunday a lot of people will be paying more attention to the commercials than the game itself, and this year those ads will be entering a whole new dimension.

  • Breaking News: "Rod Tidwell" Will Be In Tampa Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 12:56 PM ET
    Cuba Gooding Jr. as Rod Tidwell in

    CNBC has confirmed that "Rod Tidwell" himself will be at the Super Bowl as his Arizona Cardinals play in the game for the first time. It is not known whether "he" will be wearing his No. 85 jersey around town.

  • Where Have All The Super Bowl Parties Gone? Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 10:56 AM ET
    Superbowl

    Fans who are used to showing up to the Super Bowl city on Wednesday to go to the parties will have a rude awakening in Tampa this year if they're expecting much of the same.

  • An End To The Telenovela Wars? Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 12:13 PM ET
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    It's been, a long, pricey road: years of conflict, a four year legal battle culminating in several weeks of court testimony.

  • And The Nominees Are.... Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 4:01 PM ET

    The Academy Award nominations are out and the movie studios are counting their wins so far and their chances of taking home gold statuettes next month.

  • Reality TV Suit Finally Settles Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 9:15 AM ET
    The Bachelor

    Reality TV's biggest off-air conflict just resolved with a lot more civility than anything you'll see on reality TV. Two class action suits demanding more than $4 million in overtime violations just settled.

  • The Magic Kingdom Offers Buyouts Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 4:02 PM ET
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    The happiest place on earth is the latest company to try to cut back on overhead costs. Disney's theme park division is offering buyouts to roughly 600 executives at its U.S. parks.

  • The Disney Inaugural Alternative Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 9:25 AM ET
    President Barack Obama Inauguration

    While the new President is celebrating at the Inaugural Ball, his daughters are having a Disney-style party. Disney provided Sasha and Malia Obama with the two flicks the girls requested: "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" and "Bolt."

  • This Inauguration's Multi-Media Reach Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 2:11 PM ET
    President Barack Obama
  • A Chilly Market At Sundance? Friday, 16 Jan 2009 | 9:42 AM ET
    Sundance Film Festival

    This week the 25th annual Sundance film festival kicks off in Park City, Utah. But thanks to the economic downturn and the fact that last year's pricey Sundance purchases bombed at the box office, this year is going to be looking a bit chilly.

  • From Hollywood: The Saddest Story Ever Told Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | 3:32 PM ET

    The Los Angeles economy is already suffering from the economic downturn and the bursting of the housing bubble. Now, new statistics reveal that filmmaking in the Los Angeles area is at an all-time low.

  • Steve Jobs—Entertainment Industry Impact Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | 2:56 PM ET

    Steve Jobs is so much more than Apple's CEO. He's also been Disney's largest shareholder, since he sold his wildly successful Pixar to Disney in 2006. But Jobs' real impact in the entertainment business is his innovation in content distribution

  • Retired Players Get Their Due Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 1:28 PM ET

    Earlier this week, the National Football League Players Association was denied an appeal of a lawsuit brought about by retired NFL players, who claimed that the union failed to market their names and likenesses. We now have the list of how much the top 10 retired players were paid last year.

  • Another Inaccurate Sports Commercial? Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 9:42 AM ET

    Our post about the "inaccuracy" of AT&T's BlackBerry bold spot generated a lot of comments but the best one might have come in yesterday from a reader who pointed us to a Sprint commercial that I've seen many times and didn't notice the mistake.

  • "American Idol": Can Its 8th Season fight Gravity Tuesday, 13 Jan 2009 | 3:16 PM ET
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    "American Idol" launches its eighth season Tuesday night and everyone's watching the ratings numbers to see how the aging giant holds up.

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Television

  • ATLANTA _ Gray Television Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $12.1 million. Gray Television shares have increased 52 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Gray Television, Earnings Report.

  • Live sports provide defense for ESPN: Analyst

    Neil Macker, equity analyst at Morningstar, says the appeal of live sports and ESPN's broad multimedia presence will allow the firm to offer an unbeatable over-the-top (OTT) offering.

  • The Disney Store in Times Square, New York.

    Walt Disney on Tuesday posted earnings that topped Wall Street estimates but revenue that came in below projections.