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It's been nearly a year since IAC/InterActiveCorp CEO Barry Diller announced his intention to split up the company into five pieces. It hasn't been an easy process. But it is happening, and the spinoff of four additional publicly traded companies is complete on Thursday.
With Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor winning women's beach volleyball today, Kinesio comes out as a big winner as well. The company hasn't paid Walsh or any other Olympic athlete a dime to wear its strange looking tape -- they just donated 50,000 rolls to 58 countries competing in Beijing.
This week's Sports Illustrated is Michael Phelps' fourth appearance on the cover. For those that are interested, here are the people that have made the most appearances on the cover of the publication. For the record, I have every cover with Michael Jordan on it.
Usain Bolt is the world record holder in the 100 and 200 meters. Being the first guy to win Olympic gold in both since Carl Lewis did it in 1984 is a big deal. But the name "Bolt" is marketing gold. Know a better one? Tell me!
Michael Phelps showed up to the Bud party here in Beijing last night wearing a Lacoste shirt and a Lacoste hat. How about it, readers -- Take my poll: Should he ONLY wear his sponsors' togs??
If you're a music lover, you'll fall for Pandora, an online music service that allows its 1 million daily listeners to custom-create the equivalent of a radio station tailored to their taste.
High gasoline prices and the pullback in consumer spending are impacting Americans' entertainment habits -- but not the way you'd think. Perhaps the entertainment industry really is recession-proof..?
Today, at a news conference announcing that Michael Phelps would be in London for the closing ceremony -- with a Visa handoff event to the 2012 games -- I had a chance to catch up with the swimming superstar.
We've focused on names like Lopez Lomong, Tyson Gay and Bernard Lagat. But Monday night, Walter Dix still has the opportunity to be the only member of the U.S. track and field team to pick up three medals. I sat down with his agent, Kimberly N. Holland of Icon Management, this morning.
Automotive advertising has taken a nosedive across advertising mediums, hitting TV advertising particularly hard. And now one of the biggest nights on TV all year is losing its big auto advertiser, General Motors, which has been one of its biggest overall advertisers.
It took four of Hollywood's biggest stars to take down Batman.
Cruise and Wagner haven't had such a stellar track record. Their one film so far, "Lions for Lambs," had an A plus cast list, but it brought in only $15 million at the box office though it cost $35 million to produce.
Online movie rental company Netflix tells me that business is back up and running after a computer glitch knocked out its 55 distribution centers nationwide, and will offer its customers a 15 percent refund for the inconvenience.
Ford Motor said Thursday its redesigned Ka city car would debut in the upcoming Bond film "Quantum of Solace," scheduled for release in North America on Nov. 7.
Warner Bros. made a surprise announcement Thursday -- it's pushing the release of its Harry Potter sequel, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" from November 11 to July 17, 2009. That's eight months!
The third dimension is coming soon to a theater near you. No I'm not talking about a movie, but rather a high-stakes drama involving the biggest movie studios and theater chains, enmeshed in a battle over who and how the transition to digital 3-D will be financed.
It started this morning with an email apology from online movie rental powerhouse Netflix, confirming to its 8.4 million users that the company was suffering a shipping and distribution outage.
NBC's site attracting the most viewers with 2,200 hours of live streaming competition. Yahoo's Olympics site attracted a solid 3.3 million users Saturday, without offering any live footage, while AOL snagged a million uniques.
“Drive and Deliver,” a documentary film about truck drivers that is scheduled to make its debut next week, looks like a Hollywood movie and is directed by a Hollywood director. But “Drive and Deliver” is not being bankrolled by a big studio. Rather, the estimated $2 million budget is being underwritten by a division of the Navistar International Corporation to help promote a new long-haul truck, the New York TImes reports.
Video rental company Blockbuster posted a second quarter loss of $44.7 million, or 23 cents per share, compared to an 18 cent-per-share loss in the year-ago quarter. But, thanks to improved sales the company raised its outlook, predicting a profit of between $21 million and $36 million for the whole year.
Only 150 will be made, celebrating the 50-year association with the movie franchise, USA Today reports.
Discussing Disney's upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII" and the impact to the stock, with Barton Crockett, FBR Capital Markets media analyst.
Disney is turning its launch of new "Star Wars" merchandise—3½ months before "The Force Awakens"—into a new kind of retail holiday.
Apple is expected to introduce a TV device with more capabilities as the company seeks a bigger presence in homes.
Digital production companies heading to TV for bigger ad budgets and larger audiences.
"Key & Peele" co-star Keegan-Michael Key, appeared at this year's White House Correspondent's dinner, and is now ending its Comedy Central TV hit sketch show to begin new endeavors.