'Fired' looks at getting canned

Mar 29, 2007
Thousands of people get fired from their jobs every day. There's a new documentary on Showtime tonight about the experience of getting the heave-ho. John Brady has a review.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs

Artists take on the pirates

Mar 28, 2007
Some of Morocco's most-ripped-off artists have been developing new ways to beat the bad guys who counterfeit their movie and music disks. John Laurenson reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Being Mickey Mouse's boss

Mar 27, 2007
Walt Disney Company President and CEO Bob Iger talks about what he's doing with the keys to the Magic Kingdom. The latest in our Conversations From the Corner Office series.
Posted In: Entertainment

Do movie critics still matter?

Mar 23, 2007
Fact is, many of the top box office draws are widely panned by critics. Now that we can watch trailers and read reviews from regular people online, are film critics are becoming irrelevant? Not exactly, says Daily Variety's Mike Speier.
Posted In: Entertainment

Looking to take bites out of YouTube

Mar 22, 2007
NBC and News Corp have made a deal with Yahoo, Microsoft and AOL to distribute television shows and movies online. Sounds a lot like YouTube? That's the idea. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

This in-flight film is not yet rated

Mar 21, 2007
Airlines face their own editing dilemma: For every passenger who complains about scenes being cut from in-flight movies, there's a parent who's outraged at content that's been left in. Enter a plea for federal standards.
Posted In: Entertainment, Travel

Booyah! . . . oops

Mar 20, 2007
Jim Cramer, host of CNBC's Mad Money and the former manager of a successful hedge fund, is known for having a big mouth. And in a recent interview he may have said too much.
Posted In: Entertainment, Investing

Will anybody push the 'up' button?

Mar 15, 2007
Commentator and Web entrepreneur wannabe Rob Long wants you to hear the "elevator pitch" for his new website. He knows you're busy. He'll keep it simple. . . . Go!
Posted In: Entertainment, Entrepreneurship

Old media sues new media

Mar 13, 2007
Media conglomerate Viacom has sued Google and YouTube for a cool billion dollars, complaining about what it calls YouTube's brazen disregard for intellectual property law. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Crime, Entertainment

Dollars for dialing

Mar 9, 2007
The British government is looking into TV talent contests and call-in quiz shows, which may have engaged in televised rip-offs. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Entertainment