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Golden Globes surprises

Dec 15, 2006
The 64th Golden Globes nominees were announced yesterday. Host Doug Krizner asks Variety senior editor Stuart Levine about the highlights and whether those nods easily convert to dollars.
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Harrah's considers buyout offers

Dec 13, 2006
The board of the world's largest casino company meets today to consider competing buyout offers from three private equity firms and a hedge fund. Steve Tripoli reports.
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'Sucks Less' costs less

Dec 12, 2006
Director Kevin Smith has teamed up with mtvU and UCLA to deliver "Sucks Less with Kevin Smith"— one of the hottest TV shows on college campuses. And it's economical too. Lisa Napoli has the story.
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Netflix expands indie film biz

Dec 8, 2006
Every year dozens of great independent films never make it out of the film fest circuit. Netflix saw a market there and came up with a new business model for indie film distribution. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
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Seminoles buy Hard Rock

Dec 7, 2006
Florida's Seminole tribe is buying the Hard Rock brand — the famed rock-n-roll-themed cafes, a collection of memorabilia and two casino hotels — in a deal worth close to $1 billion. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Hard Rock sold!

Dec 7, 2006
Florida's Seminole tribe has snapped up the famed Hard Rock chain of cafes, casinos, concert and hotel venues. And it may have been a steal, Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Another round of Blockbuster v. Netflix

Dec 6, 2006
With 25 days in the month to go, how do you reach your end-of-year subscriber goal? Poach from the competition. Lisa Napoli says, welcome to the continuing war between Blockbuster and Netflix.
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Lessons in online ticket scalping

Dec 5, 2006
Reporter Steve Knopper spent 38 days trying to turn a profit from scalping concert tickets for WIRED Magazine. He tells host Kai Ryssdal about his discoveries.
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Answering the ring with a beep

Dec 1, 2006
Despite all the warnings, people's cell phones continue to be a distraction to moviegoers. So one theater chain is taking new steps to combat the problem. Jane Lindholm reports.
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How did Robert Altman stay in business?

Dec 1, 2006
Host Mark Austin Thomas and Daily Variety managing editor Michael Speier look at why maverick director Robert Altman would have had a hard time breaking into today's Hollywood.
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