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What You Can Actually Learn From Bravo’s ‘Start-Ups: Silicon Valley’

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December 17, 2012
Bravo - Start-Ups: Silicon Valley

By Barry Randall As someone who invests in technology companies, I’ve been privileged to meet with some pretty smart people who have actually changed the world. But I also have a rather well-honed sense for when intelligence has curdled into hubris and when pride has launched a marketing message into the upper hype-o-sphere. While the...
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A Triple Crown Could Happen — ‘I’ll Have Another’ Could Do Just That

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May 30, 2012
I'll Have Another - Belmont Stakes - Triple Crown

By Kenneth E. Oquist There is a lot at stake at The Belmont Stakes this year. If you don’t pay attention, you are missing out on some action. After seeing ‘I’ll Have Another’ win by a nose at The Preakness, this last second win is a very compelling few minutes of edge of your...
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HBO’s Girls: 24 Is the New 13

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May 18, 2012
Girls - HBO

By Austen Brooks Let’s talk about sex: in five episodes, we’ve seen three of our four Girls in the act and one get close. Writer/director/star Lena Dunham’s scenes are the most explicit, to the point of discomfort; but then again, so is the rest of the show. Is it Dunham’s goal to suggest that...
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We Lost Davy Jones Today: Why He Will Be Missed

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February 29, 2012
Davy Jones of The Monkees Dies at 66

By Kenneth E. Oquist Well known for being full of boundless energy and being full of life, the entertainment world has lost a dear friend. Performing as recent as last week, Davey Jones died of a massive heart attack this morning. He was 66. I saw him live in concert as part of The...
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NASCAR’s 2012 Daytona 500 Results

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February 28, 2012
NASCAR Daytona 500

By Kenneth E. Oquist After rain postponements and a red flag issued due to a fire breaking out, Juan Pablo Montoya lost control and went careening into a jet dryer vehicle. This was a two hour and five minute delay. The track had to be cleaned and treated by a dilligent crew. On lap...
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NASCAR’s Daytona 500 Rained Out

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February 26, 2012
NASCAR's Daytona 500 - rain delay

By Kenneth E. Oquist In a totally unprecedented incident, NASCAR’s Daytona 500 has been postponed and rescheduled to take place tomorrow at 12:00 pm ET. If you were partying to the event and have to work Monday, you are out of luck. I work nights and if it takes place tomorrow, I can always...
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Daytona 500 2012: Today on Fox — 12:00 Noon ET

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February 26, 2012
Danica Patrick - NASCAR - Daytona 500

By Kenneth E. Oquist The starting lineup is set for The February Classic and The Daytona 500, a huge start to the NASCAR season. The pole winner is Carl Edwards, with Greg Biffle also on the first row. Winning Gatorade Duel 1 on Thursday was Tony Stewart. He will start in the second row....
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Opportunities Abound for Christian Bale

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August 25, 2011
Christian Bale

Christian Bale made his film debut in the television movie Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986), in which he played the role of Tsarevich Alexei. At that time the young aspiring actor would have had no idea his career would elevate to the levels it has, in Hollywood no less. Not only has he...
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Ted Danson Will Move Into CSI Replacing Laurence Fishburne

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July 14, 2011
Ted Danson

The Award winning film and television actor Ted Danson has agreed to appear in season 12 of the crime drama series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The news follows recent revelations that actor Laurence Fishburne, who is the current lead character in the show and who replaced William Petersen in 2008, will not be returning...
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BBC Worldwide’s Profits on the Rise

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July 13, 2011
BBC

An increase of 10% to £160 million in the year to the end of March, was detailed in a report by BBC Worldwide. John Smith, the chief executive, enjoyed a pre-tax salary of £898,000. The commercial arm of the broadcasting giant BBC, reported a record revenue of £1.16 billion, a year on year increase...
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Peter Falk Dies at 83

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June 24, 2011
Peter Falk

The actor Peter Falk, known and loved worldwide as the scruffy, yet genius detective Columbo, has died at age 83. Falk had been suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease for some years, his family said that he died peacefully at his Beverly Hills home on Thursday evening. Throughout his career, Falk had appeared in...
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Bette Midler and Al Pacino Slated to Star in Upcoming HBO Film

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May 25, 2011
Bette Midler

HBO Films is planning the production of a TV movie about Phil Spector. Bette Midler has already signed up for the leading role, which could see the singer, actress and comedian star alongside another Hollywood A-Lister, Al Pacino. The cast will also be joined by Jeffrey Tambor. Oscar winning director David Mamet will direct...
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Charlie Sheen’s High-Speed Police Escort Under Investigation

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April 22, 2011
Charlie Sheen’s High-Speed Police Escort Under Investigation

Charlie Sheen wins again! The Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department were certainly helping the controversial actor to win last Tuesday night, April 19th, by providing Sheen with a high speed escort from Dulles International Airport to downtown Washington to help him get to his scheduled performance at the DAR Constitution Hall on time. Sheen was running...
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