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  • Phelps' Mistake Will Cost Him Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | 12:25 AM ET
    Michael Phelps inhales from a bong

    We are a world that likes to build people up and then is ready to tear them down. When athletes are torn down because of a mistake in their personal life, we only forget thanks to their sporting excellence.

  • Marketers Stretch Their Super Bowl Dollars Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 8:39 AM ET
    The Business of the Super Bowl

    Not all Super Bowl marketers are spending millions to produce sleek commercials some are working with consumers, so they spread the word for them.

  • Reed Hastings Pushes The Envelope With Netflix Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 8:24 AM ET

    Experts and analysts have written the obit on Netflix so many times I've stopped ordering flowers for the funeral. We got unprecedented access inside Netflix's operations and you won't see it anywhere but here on Funny Business.

  • Layoffs At Disney And Time Warner Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 1:55 PM ET

    Ahead of Disney and Time Warner's earnings reports next week, both companies are moving forward with layoffs. The strategy is probably to get the news out ahead of the post-earnings conference calls.

  • Putting The "Face" On The Super Bowl Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 10:56 AM ET
    Sports Biz with Darren Rovell -- On the Ground Coverage of the Super Bowl

    The Super Bowl is a strange beast in that it's one of the only events where there isn't a true public sale.

  • Will Actors Finally Strike A Deal? Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 10:53 AM ET
    Screen Actors Guild

    The on-and-off negotiations between the Screen Actors Guild and the Producers Association has been worthy of a daytime soap.

  • Cola Wars Are Back On! Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 8:45 AM ET

    Americans love competition and now they're getting a high stakes battle from two of the nation's most loved brands: Coke and Pepsi.

  • First Interview with Vince from ShamWow! Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 5:29 PM ET

    Earlier today, the ShamWow! won our “As Seen On TV” bracket by beating the George Foreman Grill in the championship round. Now, "Vince Offer" does his first ever interview with us here on CNBC.com.

  • Oscar Snubs, Box Office Winners And Hotel Movies Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 4:55 PM ET

    The media have been flooded with articles and blogs complaining about the films, filmmakers and actors the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences snubbed this year. Everybody's got an opinion and MovieTickets.com took a vote.

  • Super Bowl Ads Go 3-D Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 4:41 PM ET
    Sports Biz with Darren Rovell -- On the Ground Coverage of the Super Bowl

    When the Super Bowl airs on NBC this Sunday a lot of people will be paying more attention to the commercials than the game itself, and this year those ads will be entering a whole new dimension.

  • Breaking News: "Rod Tidwell" Will Be In Tampa Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 12:56 PM ET
    Cuba Gooding Jr. as Rod Tidwell in

    CNBC has confirmed that "Rod Tidwell" himself will be at the Super Bowl as his Arizona Cardinals play in the game for the first time. It is not known whether "he" will be wearing his No. 85 jersey around town.

  • Where Have All The Super Bowl Parties Gone? Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 10:56 AM ET

    Fans who are used to showing up to the Super Bowl city on Wednesday to go to the parties will have a rude awakening in Tampa this year if they're expecting much of the same.

  • An End To The Telenovela Wars? Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 12:13 PM ET

    It's been, a long, pricey road: years of conflict, a four year legal battle culminating in several weeks of court testimony.

  • And The Nominees Are.... Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 4:01 PM ET

    The Academy Award nominations are out and the movie studios are counting their wins so far and their chances of taking home gold statuettes next month.

  • Reality TV Suit Finally Settles Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 9:15 AM ET
    The Bachelor

    Reality TV's biggest off-air conflict just resolved with a lot more civility than anything you'll see on reality TV. Two class action suits demanding more than $4 million in overtime violations just settled.

  • The Magic Kingdom Offers Buyouts Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 4:02 PM ET

    The happiest place on earth is the latest company to try to cut back on overhead costs. Disney's theme park division is offering buyouts to roughly 600 executives at its U.S. parks.

  • The Disney Inaugural Alternative Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 9:25 AM ET
    President Barack Obama Inauguration

    While the new President is celebrating at the Inaugural Ball, his daughters are having a Disney-style party. Disney provided Sasha and Malia Obama with the two flicks the girls requested: "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" and "Bolt."

  • This Inauguration's Multi-Media Reach Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 2:11 PM ET
    President Barack Obama
  • A Chilly Market At Sundance? Friday, 16 Jan 2009 | 9:42 AM ET
    Sundance Film Festival

    This week the 25th annual Sundance film festival kicks off in Park City, Utah. But thanks to the economic downturn and the fact that last year's pricey Sundance purchases bombed at the box office, this year is going to be looking a bit chilly.

  • From Hollywood: The Saddest Story Ever Told Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | 3:32 PM ET

    The Los Angeles economy is already suffering from the economic downturn and the bursting of the housing bubble. Now, new statistics reveal that filmmaking in the Los Angeles area is at an all-time low.



  • 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.