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  • Today when SecondMarket revealed their third quarter trading activity, there were some unexpected — unfamiliar — companies quite high on the list.

  • Just when it looked like MGM's drawn-out saga was nearing an end — a pre-packaged bankruptcy with Spyglass Entertainment's chiefs in charge — here comes a third act twist.

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    Lions Gate is offering to combine its business with MGM in a deal supported by billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who owns stakes in both studios.

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    Facebook may be private, but that doesn't mean it's out of reach — accredited investors can actually buy shares of companies years before an IPO.

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    Here's a chance to catch up on some book news you may have missed: If these walls could talk—the true story about your house, an English party that became quite the 'spectacle', Billy Idol's doing more than dancing with himself and we're off to Sweden in search of that girl with that tattoo.

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

  • Transformer: Revenge of the Fallen

    It's the latest in the race to make the most of cable real estate: on Sunday "HUB" launches in 60 million homes, replacing "Discovery Kids."

  • We all get the question: If there were one sporting event that you could have been at, what would it be? For me, that’s the easiest question in the world. The 1973 Belmont to watch Secretariat win by an amazing 31 lengths. In my mind, that’s still the most amazing sporting achievement of all time.

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    New York is the birthplace of comic books, and the New York Comic Con, at just five years old, has become a respectable contender as the “it” place for a pop-culture celebration.  The show, Friday through Sunday, offers plenty to do and see.

  • Hugh Hefner's lifestyle has forever changed American pop culture. From small publication to full blown international brand, Hefner became one of the most famous entrepreneurs of our time. But the man who grew up to be a magazine magnate and famous playboy came from humble beginnings in the Midwest. It was that background that informed and inspired his business and personal decisions.Here, we take a look at some of the "firsts" in Hefner's life — the moments that have shaped the man and the iconi

    Hugh Hefner's lifestyle has forever changed American pop culture. From small publication to full blown international brand, Hefner became one of the most famous entrepreneurs of our time.

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    At this point, the future of TV is still up in the air, if not over the air. But already, all kinds of on-demand variations are available in the form of set-top boxes.

  • Shortly after inking the deal, NCR CEO Bill Nuti stopped by the "Fast" studios to share the details.

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    The biggest change for users may be the introduction of a new group functionality — making it easier for users to set up and participate with groups, with chat and e-mail lists.

  • The battle for your living room is heating up—tomorrow Logitech will unveil its Google TV box and next week Sony unveils its GoogleTV-enabled sets.

  • Direct TV

    Mike White has had a whirlwind 10 months since he took the helm at DirecTV: the satellite TV giant has added subscribers, launched three new 3-D channels, and a new online-only "NFL Sunday Ticket" option. And despite the fact that the company faces more competition than ever, the stock recently hit an all-time high.

  • Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg

    Many older people will watch the movie, which was No. 1 at the box office last weekend, and see a cautionary tale about a callous young man who betrays friends, partners and principles as he hacks his way to lucre and fame. But many in the generation who grew up in a world that Zuckerberg helped invent will applaud someone who saw his chance and seized it with both hands, mostly by placing them on the keyboard and coding something that no one else had.

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    Adult dramas seldom draw crowds for midnight screenings, and they seldom sell out showings days ahead of a film's opening. But this may turn out to be quite a unique adult drama.

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    After a year of talks with various private equity investors and rumors that CAA was selling a stake to KKR, the Hollywood powerhouse agency has finally come to a deal that infuses hundreds of millions of dollars into the agency.

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    At Advertising Week in New York, I heard a consistent rumble about the upheaval on Madison Avenue. From Chief Marketing Officers for major brands, to ad buyers, to ad agency execs themselves, everyone seemed to agree that the Advertising Agency business is being turned upside down.

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    Like the book, the film tackles the economic impact of unconventional subjects and what drives people.  Among the topics are how a pro-life philosophy affects crime and how naming a kid an unusual name has financial consequences.

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