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'Sicko' could cure American apathy

Jun 26, 2007
Michael Moore's latest film comes out this week, and commentator Jamie Court thinks it might provide the emotional kick in the pants Americans need to finally demand universal health care and put private insurers out of business.
Posted In: Entertainment, Health

Competition for Paris interview is hot

Jun 22, 2007
TV networks that offered to pay Paris Hilton for an exclusive post-jail interview have apparently backed away from their plans due to negative reaction. Jill Barshay reports on what the networks could reap in ad sales for the interview.
Posted In: Entertainment

No limit to poker's potential

Jun 22, 2007
Players and fans from around the globe are in Las Vegas for the annual World Series of Poker -- or they're watching it on TV. It's become wildly popular, says Diana Nyad, because it's a brand of reality TV we can all relate to.
Posted In: Entertainment, Sports

Calling off Manhunt 2

Jun 22, 2007
The creators of the hyper-violent Grand Theft Auto video game series may have gone too far this time. A sequel to a best-selling gorefest has been banned in the U.K. and won't be sold in the U.S. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Retail

Stax looking to find a new groove

Jun 21, 2007
The Stax record label got its start 50 years ago and featured such legends as Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes and Booker T and the MGs. Now, after a bankruptcy and two buyouts, it's about to get another spin. Trey Kay reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Parents support TV censorship

Jun 20, 2007
A study released yesterday says most parents would support a federal crackdown on TV sex and violence. Pressure's building for Congress to act, but TV companies say censorship should be left to individuals and the marketplace. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Diagnosis: Video game addict

Jun 18, 2007
If you just can't put down that PSP... you may need psychiatric help says the AMA. It's considering adding video game addiction to its diagnostic manual. But don't expect gamers to take the new label too seriously, Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Health, Science

A Blockbuster vote for Blu-ray

Jun 18, 2007
It's the Beta vs. VHS battle of our time... two rival formats for high-definition DVDs are vying for market share. A move by the nation's biggest DVD rental retailer could tip the balance. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Retail, Science

Next up for HBO: Nothing big

Jun 15, 2007
With the series finale of "The Sopranos" last week, HBO finds itself for the first time with no smash hit and nothing in the pipeline. But it'll be interesting to watch how they handle that huge transition, says Daily Variety's Mike Speier.
Posted In: Entertainment

Ohio's adult businesses are seeing red

Jun 12, 2007
Owners of Ohio's strip clubs and adult video stores say their businesses are being threatened by some tough, new state laws. They may end up taking their fight straight to voters. Bill Cohen reports.
Posted In: Crime, Entertainment, Taxes

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