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  • Turning Celeb Obsession into E-Tail Dollars Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 1:32 PM ET
    Lindsay Lohan

    If you devour paparazzi pics and/or obsessively follow celebrities' every move online, perhaps you'd also like to dress like Hollywood's A-list. That's what image licensing startup, Gum Gum, is counting on.

  • Despite Tax Credits, California Loses Big Biz Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 12:00 PM ET
    Hollywood Sign

    Over 20 of the 39 pilots being shot by the TV networks are *not* shooting in California. The Golden State needs all the business from movie and TV productions that it can get.

  • Icahn Roars On Lionsgate Friday, 13 Mar 2009 | 3:29 PM ET

    Carl Icahn is very nice and friendly until he's not," Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns said to me about the corporate raider's move on the movie studio.

  • News Corp Management Shakeup and AOL's New CEO Friday, 13 Mar 2009 | 1:33 AM ET

    Thursday was a busy night for media giants. At News Corp, the weak ad markets, a struggling stock price, and the exit of the company's number two, is prompting a major restructuring and management shakeup.

  • Hulu Getting Social On Its Birthday Thursday, 12 Mar 2009 | 5:01 PM ET

    Today is Hulu's first birthday and, to celebrate this milestone, its parents (NBC Universal and News Corp) have decided its now old enough....for social networking

  • Can Sirius Tune Its Way Out Of Financial Disaster? Thursday, 12 Mar 2009 | 1:57 PM ET

    Sirius XM Radio's best source of business — new car sales — has effectively disappeared.

  • Startup Investment Buzz Wednesday, 11 Mar 2009 | 4:17 PM ET

    The Montgomery Tech conference, packed with 1,100 attendees, is buzzing with talk about the sectors and startups that are the bests right now.

  • Media And Tech Dealmaking Charges On Wednesday, 11 Mar 2009 | 2:39 PM ET

    I'm reporting from the Montgomery Tech Conference in Santa Monica Ca, and it's surprising and refreshing to find such an excited and optimistic assortment of startups and potential investors.

  • Shareholders And The Mouse House Tuesday, 10 Mar 2009 | 1:23 PM ET

    Disney's annual shareholder meeting is underway, and the issues on the agenda are particularly telling of the big issues facing media—and all corporate giants—today.

  • Thanks to Alex Rodriguez, talk of performance-enhancing drugs has swallowed up all the spring training talk. And while fans say that the use of drugs bothers them, it doesn't bother them enough to stay away from the ballpark.

  • Accenture Hits A Hole In One With Tiger Ad Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 11:32 AM ET

    I haven’t been too impressed with the print advertising Accenture has rolled out since they signed Tiger Woods many years ago.

  • Hollywood Tightens Its Belt Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 10:55 AM ET

    Its obvious the studios are telling their execs to pull back on expense account spending. Just look at the crowds — or rather the lack thereof — at some of LA's most popular restaurants.

  • Is "Watchmen" Worth The Legal Battle? Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 5:41 PM ET

    I caught a pre-screening of "Watchmen" of one of the most hotly-contested and highly-anticipated movies of the year. Expect the power of marketing, the fanboy, and the success of the filmmaker's last film, "300," to help it prevail at the box office.

  • What Do Blockbuster's Troubles Mean For Netflix? Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 1:02 PM ET

    Blockbuster's stock plummeted Tuesday on a report that it was investigating a bankruptcy filing. No doubt, the chain is struggling with competition with Netflix and the huge variety of new ways consumers can get entertainment at home, including digital distribution.

  • Disney's Bob Iger Looks Beyond Recession Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 3:29 AM ET

    Disney can't ignore the reality of the recession and its impact on Disney's business (or its stock price), but CEO Bob Iger insists that the focus is on the long term. The strategy is to create high-quality branded content to leverage across its business divisions and all over the world. Iger says the biggest challenge isn't the economy, but creativity, and keeping its brands thriving.

  • America Has Gone To The Movies Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 9:55 AM ET

    Despite the pullback in consumer spending and the ever-declining stock market, Americans continue to shell out big bucks at the box office.

  • I Got The Horse Right Here: Anyone Want Him? Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 8:59 AM ET

    Wealthy buyers will be flocking the Fasig-Tipton horse sale today at the Calder Racetrack in Miami to bid on thoroughbreds in the two-year-old-in-training sale.

  • 2008 Media M&A Heading For A Drop Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 1:48 PM ET

    PricewaterhouseCoopers just released a new report on merger and acquisition activity in the media and entertainment space and the outlook is grim.

  • For Nike, Tiger Never Lost Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 9:43 AM ET

    Never has a sports star returned from major surgery with so few doubters. After an eight-month absence, Tiger Woods was a heavy 4-to-1 favorite to win the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

  • Facebook Asks Users To Help Shape Its Policies Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 2:21 PM ET

    Facebook's privacy policies have been criticized for being opaque and potentially harmful to users. Now the social network is responding with a totally new strategy — opening up its governance to users —allowing them to comment, make suggestions, and vote.



  • Nov 25- Tegna Inc, the broadcast and digital company that split from Gannett Co Inc earlier this year, has assembled a group of employees to make local broadcast television, including news, more interesting to a younger audience. The McLean, Virginia- based company is also trying to create more original programming and discussing ways to better integrate its...

  • Bidding war for Thursday Night Football

    The NFL has been talking about selling its rights for Thursday night games, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • LOS ANGELES— If you're shopping for a TV, get out a tape measure and do some quick calculations before you head to the store. And count the number of gadgets you'll want to connect to your screen. If you're sitting far away, a regular HD set will be just fine— for $100 to $200 less.