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  • Breaking News: "Rod Tidwell" Will Be In Tampa Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 12:56 PM ET
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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  • A Chilly Market At Sundance? Friday, 16 Jan 2009 | 9:42 AM ET
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    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.

  • Steve Jobs—Entertainment Industry Impact Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | 2:56 PM ET

    Steve Jobs is so much more than Apple's CEO. He's also been Disney's largest shareholder, since he sold his wildly successful Pixar to Disney in 2006. But Jobs' real impact in the entertainment business is his innovation in content distribution

  • Retired Players Get Their Due Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 1:28 PM ET

    Earlier this week, the National Football League Players Association was denied an appeal of a lawsuit brought about by retired NFL players, who claimed that the union failed to market their names and likenesses. We now have the list of how much the top 10 retired players were paid last year.

  • Another Inaccurate Sports Commercial? Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 9:42 AM ET

    Our post about the "inaccuracy" of AT&T's BlackBerry bold spot generated a lot of comments but the best one might have come in yesterday from a reader who pointed us to a Sprint commercial that I've seen many times and didn't notice the mistake.

  • "American Idol": Can Its 8th Season fight Gravity Tuesday, 13 Jan 2009 | 3:16 PM ET
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    "American Idol" launches its eighth season Tuesday night and everyone's watching the ratings numbers to see how the aging giant holds up.

  • CBS TV.com Has Its Eye On Your Future Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 5:20 PM ET
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    CBS is relaunching its online TV site—TV.com—as the most comprehensive online destination for streaming TV content, information about shows, and fan communities.

  • NY Town Needs This Boston Star Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 3:33 PM ET
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    Jim Rice, the Boston Red Sox outfielder, got into the Baseball Hall of Fame on his 15th and final try today and Cooperstown—a New York town—couldn't be happier.

  • Disney Takes China Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 10:00 AM ET
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    Disney is moving forward with plans to build its first ever park in mainland China, a $3.59 billion Shanghai park to open in 2014.

  • Lions Gate Snaps Up TV Guide Network Tuesday, 6 Jan 2009 | 1:41 PM ET

    Lions Gate Entertainment is the unexpected buyer of the TV Guide Network and TVGuide.com for $255 million from Macrovision Solutions. Just last month Macrovision announced it struck a deal to sell the divisions to media entrepreneur Allen Shapiro and a division of JP Morgan Chase for as much as $300 million.

  • Universal's Deal To Sell Rogue Finally Happens Tuesday, 6 Jan 2009 | 1:02 PM ET
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    The most notable asset Relativity is acquiring is Rogue's library of about 30 films, which can be monetized though DVD sales, TV rights (on the likes of HBO), and now digital distribution. Rogue is known for what Hollywood calls "genre" films, horror films aimed at moviegoers 25 and under, made with a relatively low budget.

  • Time Warner Cable Vs. Viacom Monday, 5 Jan 2009 | 12:33 PM ET
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    As we start off the new year, Time Warner Cable and Viacom must be particularly relieved that they're back to business as usual. Revelers weren't the only ones watching the countdown to midnight.

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  • NEW YORK— New York City police say a Brooklyn man caught on camera waving what appeared to be a handgun behind a television reporter during a live broadcast has been arrested. Police say Khanukov waved the weapon-like object while standing behind a WNBC-TV reporter during a live broadcast in front of Brooklyn Supreme Court. It happened Wednesday afternoon as...

  • Media stocks tumble

    Discussing pressure on media stocks Viacom and Disney, and whether to bet on each company's pipeline, with Tuna Amobi, S&P Capital senior equity analyst.

  • Disney's big concern

    Brian Wieser, Pivotal Research Group, weighs in on Disney's earnings and shares his thoughts on the outlook for the company.