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  • Network Upfronts Wrap Up--TV Ad Market Not So Grim? Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 9:58 AM ET
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    A big surprise considering the economic downturn and the challenges and new competition network TV faces. The broadcast networks are bringing in about $9.2 billion for their primetime lineups, up slightly from last year, while analysts expected total sales to be flat to down.

  • Viral Video: Is Disgruntled Office Guy Real? Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | 1:15 PM ET

    AND YOU THINK YOU'RE HAVING A BAD DAY AT THE OFFICE: Here are two videos of one office worker who apparently can't take it anymore. Something sets him off, and he starts throwing things. The videos are making the rounds on the Internet, igniting debate over whether they're authentic, or just well-crafted put-ons. They look pretty real to me. (Note: Content may be considered mature. Viewer discretion advised.)

  • Another strike?

    With the Dow plunging and concerns about employment numbers looming, it makes the potential of another strike--this one from the Screen Actors Guild--scarier.

  • 'Panda' Karate Chops 'Zohan' at the Box Office Sunday, 8 Jun 2008 | 12:33 PM ET
    Director John Moore, actor Bruce Willis and actor Jai Courtney attend the dedication and unveiling of a new soundstage mural celebrating 25 years of 'Die Hard' at Fox Studio Lot.

    It was fight night at the box office this weekend,  and the "Kung Fu Panda" defeated Israeli commando-turned-hairdresser "Zohan" with an estimated three-day total of $60 million in box office sales.

  • Hollywood Bracing For Yet Another Strike Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 11:37 AM ET
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    But even if the two sides come to a resolution and there is no strike, Hollywood will still suffer a defacto work stoppage. The studios have been working hard to prepare for a strike, rushing to finish shooting films and TV shows ahead of time, making sure they don't have to shoot anything big in July.

  • A Potpourri of Thoughts For Your Wednesday Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 10:50 AM ET
    Garnett’s 2008-09 adidas Team Signature Commander shoe

    We'll start with some NBA collectibles news. Adidas is making a special Kevin Garnett NBA Finals edition of his shoes. It's available to the public--sort of. In a super limited edition play, Adidas is making eight shoes per game played and the shoe, should you be able to get your hands on a pair, cost $1,017.

  • Fake Jane

    You can imagine my surprise as news releases promoting older women stuff popped up in my email box this week on the heels of the movie's success! Finally, someone cared. Someone was thinking about ME and all the exciting things I was capable of achieving if I could only move my facial muscles post-Botox.

  • Planet Green

    Tomorrow Discovery launches Planet Green, replacing its home network with the first 24/7 network dedicated to environmentally-friendly programming. The new buzz word is "eco-tainment" and the company that gave us the highly-rated "Planet Earth" series is betting it'll be in high demand.

  • Fire at Universal Studios

    The movie studio and its adjacent theme park owned by CNBC's parent, NBC Universal suffered a terrible fire Sunday morning, closing the theme park on a crowded Sunday, and for much of the day shutting down Citywalk, which is where I'm writing from right now (CNBC's LA bureau sits perched above the open-air mall area).

  • Sex And The City: Why It's A Hit At The Box Office Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 12:09 PM ET
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    Warner Bros. reports that a full 85 percent of the audience its huge opening Friday night was female, a ratio that shifted only slightly over the weekend as women dragged more boyfriends and husbands along.

  • Sex and The the City

    You can get a steady diet of all things ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) on CNBC and here at CNBC.com, so I'm gonna blog about something totally different. Well, it does have to do with cancer prevention. Specifically, staving off cervical cancer and/or the sexually transmitted disease known as HPV, which is the leading cause of cervical cancer.

  • 'Sex' Sells at Theaters in America, Europe Sunday, 1 Jun 2008 | 10:08 PM ET
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    "Sex and the City" fashioned a surprisingly strong opening at the North American box office on Sunday, as frenzied female fans used the romantic comedy as an excuse for a big party.

  • Best Buy's Geeks Fight Off "Sex...And The City" Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 2:13 PM ET
    Best Buy's Geek Squad

    In a clever pr stunt to exploit the tidal wave of buzz attached to the Time Warner film, Best Buy's Geek Squad is telling guys who would rather order carry-out than get "Carrie'd" away how to stay out of the theater. "Geek Squad has your back," say pamphlets which Geek Squadders will be handing in Times Square tonight.

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    Going to Disneyland is a fantasy for most kids...but working there isn't always Fantasy Land. Brandon Pinto, whose screen name is Brandon Hillock, is an actor who appeared in "Veronica Mars." He's also a life-long Disneyland fan.

  • Sex, Brands, and the City: Mixing Movies And Products Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 3:06 PM ET
    Sex and The the City

    By all measures, this movie, from Time Warner's New Line Cinema, promises to be huge with the female demographic that so loyally watched the HBO series for six seasons. It's that die-hard female fan base that's attracted huge brands to partner with the film, and earned it the nickname usually reserved for the Oscars: the Super Bowl for women.

  • Indiana Jones And The Big Exceptions From An Older Hero Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 12:49 PM ET
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    Simply put, Indy is expected to appeal to pretty much everyone except little kids. It's what they call a "four quadrant" movie here in Hollywood, the elusive film that will attract young and old, male and female.

  • Hampton's Summer Home: Rent It And Get "Augmented"! Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 11:50 AM ET
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    Park Avenue Plastic Surgeon Stephen Greenberg is announcing the Hampton's Plastic House in which for a half a million dollars, a lucky consumer can get a summer mansion in Hampton's with a season full of lipo, new boobs and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of treatments including...

  • Viacom's Asian Adventure: A South Korean Theme Park Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 2:00 PM ET
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    It's a joint venture between two unlikely partners: Paramount Licensing Consumer Products & Recreation Group and South Korea's Daewoo Motor Sales.

  • Time Warner Cable Spinoff And Those NBC Universal Rumors Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 1:21 PM ET
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    This morning Time Warner revealed how it plans to spin off its 84 percent ownership stake in Time Warner Cable. As part of the deal, the cable company will pay a one-time $10 per-share dividend.

  • Real Estate, Hollywood & Sex: Welcome to California Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 7:18 PM ET

    So DataQuick says home sales in the Golden State rose almost 27 percent last month compared to the month before. Hmmm, let me see, who blogged about the possibility that we were bottoming in housing. Who? Who who who... oh yes, that was me. Also: "77 MIND-BLOWING SEX POSITIONS"! A promotional gift package from a website called Cleo's Boutique.

Entertainment

Television

  • 'Rooster' McConaughey: Just being 'me'

    Mike "Rooster" McConaughey, "West Texas Investors Club," talks about his younger brother, actor Matthew McConaughey and family.

  • West Texas millionaires keeping it real

    Mike "Rooster" McConaughey, and Wayne "Butch" Gilliam of the "West Texas Investors Club," talk about how they formed their partnerships and their new CNBC reality show which premieres tonight at 10PM ET/PT.

  • AT&T bundles TV, wireless

    AT&T is rolling out a new all-in-one TV and wireless phone bundle. CNBC's Jon Fortt, and Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America, provide perspective.