Posts Tagged ‘ television ’

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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Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) Launches ‘Laurie Berkner’s Every Day Birthday Party’

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August 6, 2012
Laurie Berkner - Sirius XM Radio - Kid's Place Live

By Demian Russian Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) today announced the launch of Laurie Berkner’s Every Day Birthday Party on SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live (Sirius Radio and XM Radio channel 78). Every month, a handful of lucky preschoolers will get to celebrate their birthday with a salutation from Laurie Berkner and enjoy Ms. Berkner’s music...
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21 Jump Street: Not New, But Very Fresh

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May 17, 2012
21 Jump Street (2012) - movie - review

By Austen Brooks Nothing about 21 Jump Street is new: it’s a gross-out buddy comedy based on a television series about two cops who go undercover at a high school where they get the chance to relive and redeem their teens. But, somehow, 21 is fresh – probably because it knows exactly what it is...
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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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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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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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Cedar Rapids: Feel-Good Vulgarity

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March 25, 2011
Cedar Rapids: Feel-Good Vulgarity

The latest film from indie director Miguel Arteta (Chuck and Buck, The Good Girl) is reminiscent of a Frank Capra film, but with a lot more sex jokes. If it were written by one of the screenwriters in Robert Altman’s brilliant film The Player, the pitch might have been: “Think Mr. Smith Goes To...
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Did Howard Stern Get the Johnny Carson Deal — A Three Day Work Week?

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March 22, 2011
Did Howard Stern Get the Johnny Carson Deal — A Three Day Work Week?

The following article comes from Tom Taylor’s newsletter, Taylor on Radio-Info. Howard’s new cover-of-Rolling Stone interview has him saying this – “Right now my schedule is pretty much the same as it’s always been”, which is the live morning-drive shift on Monday through Thursday. Then Friday off. But he wants more – more time off....
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The Last Airbender: Well-Deserved Razzie Winner

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March 5, 2011
The Last Airbender: Well-Deserved Razzie Winner

I should start this off by confessing that M. Night Shyamalan fascinates me, and that I have seen every one of the features he’s directed from 1999’s The Sixth Sense on. It’s not that I think he’s a good director, it’s that he seems to almost intentionally be getting worse and worse as he...
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Super Bowl XLV: The Most Watched Program in Television History

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February 7, 2011
Super Bowl XLV: The Most Watched Program in Television History

Los Angeles, California-based Fox announced today that its broadcast of Super Bowl XLV was the most watched program in television history. This year’s Super Bowl matchup between The Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers averaged an astonishing 111 million viewers. That number surpasses last year’s Super Bowl, broadcast on CBS, which averaged 106.5...
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Super Bowl XLV: On Fox February 6th, 6:30 ET

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February 4, 2011
Super Bowl XLV: On Fox February 6th, 6:30 ET

Super Bowl XLV (45) will air on Fox on Sunday, February 6th at 6:30 ET. This year’s matchup is The Green Bay Bay Packers vs. The Pittsburg Steelers. The Black Eyed Peas will be performing on the half time show. There will be commercials and some football sooner or later. Anheuser-Busch, Audi, and Hyundai...
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What Does The Future Hold For The Motion Picture Industry?

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January 19, 2011
What Does The Future Hold For The Motion Picture Industry?

Sometimes, in order to make accurate predictions and judgments about the future, we need to look back at the past. This is not only true for a business operating within any given industry, but also for ourselves. Our personal forecasts, just like in business, are often responsible for the actions we execute and the...
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Ridley Scott to Direct the ‘Alien’ Prequel ‘Prometheus’

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January 15, 2011
Ridley Scott to Direct the ‘Alien’ Prequel ‘Prometheus’

20th Century Fox announced that ‘Prometheus’ is in the pipeline and will star Swedish award winning actress Noomi Rapace. The Alien prequel is slated for a March 9th, 2012 release. Ridley Scott will direct the sci-fi epic. According to Deadline, what began as a concept for a prequel to Alien has morphed into something...
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