Box office rebound and then some

Mar 9, 2007
Hollywood's box office has returned to health despite all the doomsday predictions of two years ago. And Daily Variety's Mike Speier says we ain't seen nothin' yet — 2007 promises to be a huge year.
Posted In: Entertainment

Singin' the payola blues

Mar 6, 2007
They don't admit wrongdoing, but four major radio broadcasters have agreed to a major FCC fine to settle accusations that they regularly accepted cash from record labels in exchange for airplay.
Posted In: Crime, Entertainment

The House gets Sirius over a satellite merger

Feb 28, 2007
Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin tried to smooth out House concerns over the company's merger with XM. The satellite broadcaster is forging a $13 billion deal. Kai Ryssdal has more.
Posted In: Entertainment

CBS tries to play YouTube's game

Feb 28, 2007
As part of its coverage of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, the network is inviting fans to post videos on its website. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Sports

Not the happiest place on Earth

Feb 27, 2007
Disneyland is suing its hometown of Anaheim, Calif. The park wants to make sure no new housing goes up within two miles of its front door. Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Crime, Entertainment, Housing

All the glamour you can rent

Feb 26, 2007
Did Helen Mirren's handbag catch your fancy? Some of the styles seen on the red carpet on Sunday will be headed to a store near you. Not to buy, but to rent. Nancy Farghalli reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Retail

Hedging on Hollywood

Feb 23, 2007
Hedge funds and private equity groups are becoming the stars of Hollywood film financing, to the tune of billions of dollars. Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Investing

Red carpet. Big stars. Green cars.

Feb 23, 2007
The buzzword on Oscar's red carpet this year is green. Celebrities will arrive at the Academy Awards in environmentally-friendly cars ranging from plug-in hybrids to the smokin' hot electric Tesla Roadster.
Posted In: Entertainment

Crunching the Oscar numbers

Feb 23, 2007
As Hollywood prepares for Sunday's Academy Awards show, Daily Variety's Mike Speier breaks down the cash flow that makes it all come together.
Posted In: Entertainment

Warner clears path to EMI

Feb 21, 2007
European indie music force Impala has successfully lobbied to block Warner Music's previous attempts at buying EMI Records. So Warner made 'em a deal too good to pass up and now it's preparing an all-cash bid for EMI.
Posted In: Canada, Entertainment