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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

Viacom's online video outlet is Joost

Feb 20, 2007
Following its fallout with YouTube, Viacom has announced it will put its programming online through a new service called Joost. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

FCC's looking to get tough on violence

Feb 16, 2007
Current TV regulations put strong restrictions on sex, but not violence. That could change under some new rules the Federal Communications Commission is considering. Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Washington

Twisted consumer catalog takes flight

Feb 16, 2007
A San Francisco comedy troupe has unleashed its dark humor on in-flight catalogs. SkyMaul has everything you never knew you didn't want, from Llamacycles to Banana-ganizers. And it might be the funniest thing you read this year.
Posted In: Entertainment

TiVo-ers watch ads after all

Feb 16, 2007
When digital video recorders gained popularity in the consumer market, advertisers were in a panic. Some folks predicted the death of TV as we know it. Turns out, we're still watching the commercials.
Posted In: Entertainment

Yo yo, tax man

Feb 13, 2007
Who says there's no market for taxertainment? The company that makes TurboTax software is using rapper Vanilla Ice as a spokesman to scratch up some business.
Posted In: Entertainment, Taxes

Is responsibility in a Google search?

Feb 12, 2007
Mainline media companies are objecting to ties Google has with some less-than-reputable downloading websites. Matthew Karnitschnig had the story in today's Wall Street Journal. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Crime, Entertainment

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