Entertainment Movies

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    Based on what little I know about the way Hollywood works (Julia Boorstin's our go-to reporter on that stuff), when I saw that CBS Films was releasing "Extraordinary Measures" in January, I assumed that couldn't be a good sign.

  • Fairgoers wear special '3D' glasses as they watch a movie on a 3D TV screen.

    If you’ve ever seen a movie in 3-D — “Avatar,” “Up,” “Polar Express” and so on — then you’ve already seen the effect. You wear plastic glasses, and you get a sensation of depth in the movie image. Sometimes the filmmaker pulls cheesy stunts like having a character shove a pole “out of the screen,” nearly into your face; at other times, as in “Avatar,” the 3-D effect lends a subtler depth and realism to a scene.

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    Netflix has been on a run, announcing deal after deal to make digital access to its movie library available to subscribers from their televisions.

  • It's a rough time for AOL employees — up 1,200 of them will get pink slips over the course of the week.

  • Conan O’Brien says he will not do “The Tonight Show” if it airs at 12:05 a.m. He released the following statement Tuesday afternoon.

  • Jay Leno

    NBC announced that it's canceling Jay Leno's 10pm show and hopes to move him to 11:35pm for a half-hour show but nothing has been decided yet.

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    Fox's ratings behemoth starts its 9th season tomorrow night, on the heels of a big announcement from host Simon Cowell. At Fox's presentation at the Television Critics Association press tour, Cowell announced this would be his last year hosting American Idol. This doesn't mean an end to his top billing on Fox; he's bringing his British talent show "The X Factor" to the US in 2011.

  • Yahoo

    Former NBC Entertainment chief Ben Silverman and Barry Diller's IAC/Interactive Corp teaed up last fall to launch a new studio called "Electus" to create entertainment, ads and branded content. Now we're finally seeing what this merger of new and old media has up its sleeve.

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    I grabbed Comcast CEO Brian Roberts for an interview at CES. After walking the show floor he says it seems that the *consumer* is king, as all these technologies on display give increasing flexibility for how, when, where and what consumers can watch.

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    To quote CBS Interactive President Neil Ashe “Historically ‘next year’ was always the year for mobile in the interactive space and this year, I think it’s actually true."

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    The premiere of “Our Little Genius,” a new quiz show featuring child contestants that was scheduled to be broadcast on Fox next week after “American Idol,” has been postponed and possibly canceled, Fox announced Thursday, over concerns about the integrity of the show.

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    This year's Consumer Electronics Show comes at a time when the economy is recovering and job losses are perhaps peaking.

  • You may not hear much about Liberty Global  in the news because all of its $11.3 billion annual revenue comes from outside the US. But if you're interested in cable operators, particularly those with potential for significant growth, it's a company worth paying attention to. Plus, with legendary cable mogul John Malone as company's chairman, it is good reason to find out what the company has in store for investors going forward.

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    Now that 3D versions of movies have proven to be cash cows at the box office, the entertainment and consumer electronics industries are hoping to cash in on the experience in people's homes.

  • Julia Boorstin with Lady Gaga

    The Consumer Electronics Show isn't just about tech geeks and giant 3-D TVs. None other than pop star Lady Gaga is here, replete with a woven fishnet-esque dress and giant platinum hairpiece that looks like a hat worthy of the Kentucky Derby.

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    I've always wanted go to Robert Redford's star-studded "independent" film festival in Utah. And, now, I might have a legitimate excuse to get CNBC to pay for it.

  • The Blind Side

    As the "Blind Side" continues to impress at the box office, Sandra Bullock's bank account has a better chance of growing.

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    There's a huge trend dominating the floor at CES this year, and it's not a new gadget. It's social media.

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    The Consumer Electronics Show officially opens today and though attendance will be slightly down, hopes are higher than ever that the gadgets and technology here will rev up the media business.

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    GlaxoSmithKline is getting into the movie business, pursuing an unusual and most likely controversial strategy to increase interest in a weight-loss drug. The New York Times reports.