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  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks advanced Monday, rebounding off of their worst week since last March, as worries about Bernanke's confirmation subsided and investors scooped up bargains. Techs advanced ahead of earnings from Apple and Texas Instruments after the bell.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks advanced Monday, rebounding off of their worst week since last March, as worries about Bernanke's confirmation subsided and investors scooped up bargains. Techs advanced ahead of earnings from Apple and Texas Instruments after the bell.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a strong rebound Monday after Wall Street recorded its biggest losses since the end of October on Friday.

  • Brendan Fraser and Harrison Ford in Extraordinary Measures

    Bristol-Myers Squibb headquarters have moved from New York City to Portland, Oregon and Genzyme’s from Cambridge, Massachusetts to Seattle. Not for real, but in the movie “Extraordinary Measures” that opens today. I got to see it last night at the New York premiere.

  • NBC's late night drama has finally come to a close — this morning Conan O'Brien and the network inked a deal.

  • YouTube is departing from its ad-supported model and dipping its toe into a whole new world -- paid rental of streaming movies.

  • Avatar

    The sci-fi movie just picked up the top prize at the Golden Globes, and it's on track to surpass the top-selling film of all time—"Titanic"—directed by, uh, James Cameron. How does he do it?

  • Avatar

    James Cameron's "Avatar," from 20th Century Fox spacer, is on its way to beat "Titanic" and become the biggest movie at the box office ever. Over the three day weekend "Avatar" won nearly $55 million at the box office in the U.S. and Canada and another $129 million from overseas, putting its total at $1.12 billion international and half a billion in the US.

  • Happy Monday! At least it is for the likes of James Cameron, Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges who, among others, are savoring Golden Globe victory this morning. Not a sequel or remake in sight amongst the winners.

  • Populism was the theme at this year's Golden Globes — success at the box office translated to gold statuettes.

  • There were digs at NBC throughout the night at the 67th Golden Globe Awards.

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    The Golden Globes are Hollywood's most intimate awards show.

  • MGM is waiting for a buyer to swoop in and save it from bankruptcy. Bids were technically due today at 2 pm eastern, and they're starting to trickle in. The historied studio has struggled with declining DVD sales and its attempt to re-start production with its latest movie "Fame" was a bomb. A dozen studios and private equity players signed non-disclosure agreements to evaluate the deal and now about six bids are expected.

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    Hollywood's annual awards season are underway: celebrities are gathering designer gowns and prepping for the red carpet, and movie studios are hoping to bring home some awards.

  • Dick Ebersol

    The verbal battle in the late-night wars got louder Thursday as a top NBC executive struck back against on-air attacks on the network’s once and future “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno.

  • A Haitian woman in Port-au-Prince

    Celebrities are tapping into the power of social media to drive donations to help the three million people in Haiti that are desperately in need of aid.

  • The Walt Disney Company just announced more changes at its movie studio, appointing Sean Bailey president of production to replace Oren Aviv, who resigned earlier this week.

  • As we watch unemployment rates hover around 10 percent the entertainment industry is facing its own labor crisis — it isn't because of the economic downturn, but piracy.

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    Based on what little I know about the way Hollywood works (Julia Boorstin's our go-to reporter on that stuff), when I saw that CBS Films was releasing "Extraordinary Measures" in January, I assumed that couldn't be a good sign.

  • Fairgoers wear special '3D' glasses as they watch a movie on a 3D TV screen.

    If you’ve ever seen a movie in 3-D — “Avatar,” “Up,” “Polar Express” and so on — then you’ve already seen the effect. You wear plastic glasses, and you get a sensation of depth in the movie image. Sometimes the filmmaker pulls cheesy stunts like having a character shove a pole “out of the screen,” nearly into your face; at other times, as in “Avatar,” the 3-D effect lends a subtler depth and realism to a scene.

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  • A YouTube ad in the New York City subway.

    Alphabet's YouTube is working on a paid subscription service that would offer customers a bundle of cable TV channels, according to reports.

  • Hulu CEO confirms TV bundle plans

    Mike Hopkins says the company is trying to deliver what users want to watch next.

  • That pits the streaming service against similar offerings from Dish's Sling TV and Sony's PlayStation Vue as more and more Americans shift to watching TV online. CEO Mike Hopkins confirmed the news at a presentation in New York on Wednesday but gave few specifics. And Sony has been expanding its PlayStation Vue streaming service.