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  • 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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    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.

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  • NEW YORK— Nielsen will begin to tabulate how many people get their live TV from Hulu and YouTube, giving media companies and advertisers a better idea of how many people now stream broadcast networks rather than watching them on traditional TV. Hulu and YouTube have not revealed how many people subscribe to the live TV services that they launched in the spring as...

  • LONDON, July 25- British TV presenter and former disc jockey Noel Edmonds has more than quadrupled the amount of damages he is seeking from Lloyds Banking Group to 300 million pounds as he steps up his 12- year demand for compensation. Two former bankers with Lloyds' HBOS unit in the English town of Reading were among those jailed earlier this year for their...

  • July 25- Nielsen Holdings Plc will begin including Hulu Live TV and Google's YouTube TV viewing in its TV ratings in the United States in an effort to capture the shift from traditional broadcast to watching shows on laptops or smartphones, the company said on Tuesday. As viewers increasingly "cut the cord," or cancel their cable package subscriptions and move to...