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    A new series of “magical realms” stamps on sale from Tuesday features Harry Potter's main villain, Lord Voldemort, as well as the headmaster of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Albus Dumbledore. But are these just ways to squeeze a last drop of blood from the Philisopher's Stone?

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    It's a big week for big media companies — Wall Street analysts are heading down to Florida for two high-profile conferences — Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse's.

  • Comcast is making a big push to expand the Spanish language programming on its video-on-demand platform.

  • Charlie Sheen

    Since getting sober more than two decades ago, Tom Arnold, the actor and comedian, has been a quiet force in Hollywood’s recovery community, helping stage a number of interventions for drug-addicted executives and alcoholic stars, the New York Times reports.

  • Charlie Sheen

    Sheen joined Twitter yesterday and within hours amassed hundreds of thousands of followers before he sent a single tweet. Now he claims nearly 900,000 followers, making him one of the fastest-rising Tweeters ever. But Sheen didn't make this move on his own.

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    The company's fiscal fourth quarter loss was worse than expected — 30 cents, two cents more than analysts projected. And while revenue came in a hair above the average estimate — $41.4 million — down 9 percent from the year-ago quarter.

  • Tivo

    When TiVo reports after the bell today analysts expect it to post its ninth consecutive quarterly deficit as its subscriber numbers continue to shrink. Wall Street's expecting a quarterly loss of 28 cents per share on revenues of $41 million — yes $41 million.

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    Magazine giant Hearst is launching a new product designed to simplify consumers' lives and slash companies' shipping costs. It's a free online account management service called 'Manilla' — like a Manilla folder — and Hearst launched a Beta version today.

  • Charlie Sheen

    Troubled actor Charlie Sheen is “screwing his way to the bottom,” and Peter Guber, chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, told CNBC Monday.

  • Oscar Awards

    With no suspense, predictable winners, and an awkward pairing of hosts, the Oscars' preliminary ratings sank 7 percent from last year. The show fared better in younger viewers than older ones — ratings slipped just 2 percent in the 18 to 48 year-old age group. More detailed ratings of that younger demographic are due out later today.

  • Oscar Awards

    There will be plenty of ties in office Oscar pools this year: The Academy Awards were just as predictable as they possibly could have been.

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    There's no question ABC and the Academy are going after a younger demographic -- that's was the first joke was out of co-hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco. "You look very appealing to a younger demographic as well," Hathaway quipped. When the best supporting actress winner dropped an 'F' bomb Hathaway said "this is the young and hip Oscars!

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    The last few months an older audience has made a startling reassertion of its multiplex power. “True Grit,” “The King’s Speech,” “The Fighter,” “Black Swan” — all movies in contention for a clutch of Oscars on Sunday — have all been surprise hits at the box office. The New York Times reports.

  • Oscar Awards

    The Oscars are the second-biggest TV event of the year (after the Super Bowl), but this year they're truly a multi-screen event. This year the Oscars are going high tech, a push to get a bigger, younger audience.

  • Oscar Awards

    Even though the ad time costs less than the Super Bowl, I would wager the Oscars are more profitable. Somehow I don't think the Academy commands the same type of licensing fee the NFL does.

  • Oscar Awards

    After three days, 5,800 ballots, 24 categories and one windowless conference room, it all comes down to two.  Two, as in people, and that’s the number of individuals who know the identity the 2011 Oscar winners, before the Academy Awards show, that is.

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    We're set up on the red carpet, which is actually on Hollywood Blvd. And with the threat of rain, the red carpet is covered in white plastic and the giant gold statuettes are covered in giant clear plastic bags.

  • Togetherville

    Today it announced that it's buying 'Togetherville' a social network for kids 10 and under. Togetherville is as squeaky clean as its name implies — it's designed to avoid all the bad stuff that open adult social networks bring, with careful monitoring of content, and parental supervision controls.

  • When it comes to effectively marketing a movie, it’s hard to do better than the Academy Award for Best Picture. Driving Miss Daisy sold a respectable number of tickets in general release, but when it won the Oscar for Best Picture of 1989, its box office receipts jumped by almost 30%. However, while it’s true that no Oscar winner for Best Picture has ever lost money, there are some movies that even Hollywood’s most coveted award can’t turn into blockbusters, and others that have won the award an

    Click to see our list of the 15 lowest-grossing Oscar winners of all time, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.

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