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  • Alternative Investing - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    Alternative investing is a big space; an alphabet soup of options to diversify your portfolio. From commodities to coins to cars, there's money to be made.

  • "Jackass 3D," their latest big-screen collection of crazy stunts and antics, opened with a whopping $50 million, soaring past the debuts of their first two movies, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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    At bottom, “The Social Network” is a movie about obsession. That is a large part of the reason I’m so smitten with it: that same obsession that caused Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start Microsoft and that drove Steve Jobs to build the first home computer in a garage  — that’s the story of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook too, at least in Mr. Sorkin’s telling. And that obsessional quality is what Mr. Sorkin has captured better than anyone before.

  • The United States has exhibited emerging-market growth this year in advertising, Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP Group, the world’s largest advertising agency told CNBC Friday.

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    The show has a relatively small audience — 2.2 million viewers last Sunday — but that audience is educated and influential, which helps explain the cultural weight of cable channel AMC.

  • Whether it’s a concert ticket, a costume or a custom-made piece of jewelry, if it bears the mark of someone famous, the item’s value is likely to be inflated. Click through to see some items that stir up memories and make money

    Whether it’s a concert ticket, a costume or a custom-made piece of jewelry, if it bears the mark of someone famous, the item’s value is likely to be inflated.

  • Celebrity auctions have made big news so far in 2009, most notably  which was ultimately canceled. , which has orchestrated numerous celebrity auctions - for names like Cher, U2, Bob Hope, Elton John and Ozzy Osbourne - is planning a particularly interesting event in this year’s annual summer sale.The 2009 auction, which will be held June 26-27 at Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas, features over 700 celebrity items, including approximately 150 items from the life of Marilyn Monroe and unique

    Here are some highlights from Julien’s Auctions' 2009 auction at Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas, featuring over 700 celebrity items.

  • Fox is refusing binding arbitration of its negotiation with Cablevision, which means Cablevision subscribers may lose Fox channels starting at 12:01am Saturday morning. This is just the latest stand-off between content creators and distributors. The questions at hand: how much is content worth? And who will fold first?

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    Following news of an adult entertainment industry performer testing positive for HIV, porn film studios have, in large part, shut down as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of their actors and actresses.

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    Facebook and Skype have officially announced a much-anticipated integration. Now Facebook's 500 million users will have access to their Facebook contacts and newsfeed within Skype.

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    More than half a dozen pornographers in California's multibillion-dollar adult entertainment industry have halted production after an actor tested positive for HIV — and more shutdowns were expected.

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    Not every centerfold model becomes the next Pamela Anderson, Kelly Monaco, or Jenny McCarthy. Some of Hugh Hefner's beautiful women use their exposure as playmates to launch careers in business.

  • 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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