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Entertainment BEAT EXTRA: ROCK N ROLLERS NEVER DIE - December, 2008
A blast from the past emerges as former Runaways Lita Ford and Joan Jett resurface with new projects. The biggest surprise is the Runaways co-founder Kim Fowley continues to rock as well. - Sports --- TV

Entertainment BIZ: Lita Ford's Slinky Syren Latex Styles - December, 2008
Lita Ford's Slinky Syren Latex Styles Give Twisted Sister the Real Glam Treatment in the Band's New "I'll Be Home for Christmas" Video - Sports --- TV

Entertainment BIZ: Iconic Rock Performer Joan Jett - December, 2008
Jett has been writing songs since she was 15 years old and broke the rock and roll gender barrier in her teens with her all-girl band The Runaways. She has had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles (including "Bad Reputation," "I Love Rock 'N' Roll," - Sports --- TV

Entertainment BIZ: 2009 GRAMMY Hall of Fame - December, 2008
Inductees Announced as the GRAMMY MuseumSM Debuts to the Public on Dec. 6 The Recording Academy Honors Timeless Recordings Including "Let The Good Times Roll" - Sports --- TV

Entertainment BIZ: "ONE NIGHT ONLY…With a Little Help from Our Friends" Hosted by Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks - November, 2008
"ONE NIGHT ONLY…With a Little Help from Our Friends" Hosted by Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks and Directed by Nora Ephron UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Presents Its First Annual Gala: the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play You Can't Take it With You - Sports --- TV

Entertainment BIZ: Christina Aguilera Added to the Lineup - November, 2008
For "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! - Countdown To Music's Biggest Night. New One-Hour Special - Co-Hosted by LL Cool J and Taylor Swift, and Featuring Performances by Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Foo Fighters, B.B. King, John Mayer and Swift - Will Air Dec. 3 Live on CBS from NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE For the First Time Ever Nominations for the Annual GRAMMY Awards Will Be Announced Live on Primetime Television, and the Event Also Will Celebrate the Grand Opening of the GRAMMY MuseumSM - Sports --- TV

RINGO STARR, Felipe Scolari and Fabio Capello rock the top of the two most read NR Top 10 columns. A dispute with a reader regarding Thai recording artist Ta Ta Young nails the third position. Our fastest Riser was our September Sports Notes column RAIDERS AREN'T LOST THEY'RE IN FOOTBALL. In the overall breakdown four Top 10 ratings columns made the list (1-2-3 & 6) followed by three Sports Notes columns (4-5 & 8) and two Video Beat columns (7 & 10) that deals with what's going on in the world of television programming and DVD's worth watching or purchased for your video library.- SEARCH ENGINES GUILTY OF INTERNET THEFT?.... - Entertainment - TV

Business & Entertainment - EMI Music and Sony ATV Sign on to Groundbreaking ‘MySpace Music’ Joint Venture - October, 2008
Alongside SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group The Orchard Brings Its Extensive Independent Music Catalogue to MySpace Music MySpace Music Launches First Wave of New Product Offerings with All 4 Major Record Companies, 4 Major Publishing Companies, and a Global Leader in Independent Digital Music. Amazon MP3 to Power Integrated E-Commerce Solution Enabling Purchases of MP3 Downloads McDonald’s, Sony Pictures, State Farm, and Toyota Are Inaugural Brand Advertisers... - Business Internet Technology - Entertainment - TV

Business & Entertainment - The Recording Academy to Announce Lang Lang as GRAMMY Cultural Ambassador to China - October, 2008
With Free Afternoon Performance at New York's Town Hall on Oct. 20 Presented by the GRAMMY Foundation and Sponsored by the Starkey Hearing Foundation, Event Also Will Launch Superstar Chinese Pianist's International Music Foundation... - Business Internet Technology - Entertainment - TV

The Best of Saturday Night Live, America's Next Top Model with Tyra Banks and the Celebrity Apprentice will make its season debut this week. Also on tap is the final of the US presidential debates between Barack Obama and John McCain - AMAZING RACE ASIA IN TROUBLE... - Recommended TV Listings - Entertainment - TV

Entertainment IT& Sports : Elton John ''The Red Piano'' Show on DVD - October, 2008
Best Buy Presents Elton John ''The Red Piano'' Show on DVD, Blu-ray, CD and Vinyl Set Features Las Vegas Stage Show and Exclusive Documentary Footage with Complete CD Soundtrack; Collection Available in October -- Only at Best Buy - Sports --- TV

Entertainment IT& Sports : Launch of New NHL.com - October, 2008
Puts the Complete National Hockey League Experience on Every Fan’s Desktop Featuring a New Co-Branded Fantasy Hockey Game with Yahoo! Sports, New NHL.com Is Completely Re-Programmed To Provide Fans A Personalized All-Access Pass; A New, Interactive Interface For Experiencing Live NHL Games To Launch in October - Sports --- TV

Entertainment TV BIZ: Former NFL Player Mike Golic Predicts Winning Plays on the Backyard Grill - October, 2008
Mike Golic Predicts Winning Plays on the Backyard Grill will Score Big This Football Season Kingsford Charcoal Partners with ESPN for Second Annual Tailgate Week, Bringing Fans the Chance to Win Prizes and Learn Game Day Strategies from Football and Grilling Greats - Sports --- TV

Entertainment BIZ: New York Court Again Rules Marilyn Monroe Right of Publicity Cannot Be Asserted - September, 2008
Legends Licensing, LLC Now Single Largest Source for Marilyn Monroe Images; New York Court Again Rules Marilyn Monroe Right of Publicity Cannot Be Asserted Commercial Licensing of Marilyn Monroe Images Soars On New York & California Rulings - Sports --- TV

Entertainment BIZ: BMI Producer/Songwriter Panel During 2008 Atlantis Music Conference in Atlanta - September, 2008
BMI Presents Producer/Songwriter Panel During 2008 Atlantis Music Conference in Atlanta Discussion Slated for September 18. Established hit-makers including Cri$tyle (Mariah Carey, Brandy, Teyana Taylor), DJ Montay (DJ Unk, Flo Rida, Three 6 Mafia), DJ Toomp (Mariah Carey, Kanye West, TI), Eric Hudson (John Legend, Kanye West, Omarion), Jasper Cameron (Ciara, Lloyd, Nelly) and Jeffrey Steele (Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Montgomery/Gentry), with Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount (Cartel, Mayday Parade) will provide invaluable insight during an intimate discussion... - Sports --- TV

Entertainment BIZ: Fergie Spearhead Global Youth Initiative for HIV Prevention - September, 2008
M·A·C AIDS Fund, Fergie Spearhead Global Youth Initiative for HIV Prevention Multi-Million Dollar Campaign Aimed at Combatting Skyrocketing HIV Infection Rate among 15-24-Year-Olds... - Sports --- TV

Entertainment BIZ: BMI Honors The Jacksons - September, 2008
T-Pain and Many More at Urban Awards in Los Angeles. The night’s festivities culminated with the presentation of the prestigious BMI Icon Award to legends The Jacksons, whose achievements were celebrated with a musical tribute.- Sports --- TV

Entertainment BIZ: “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” - August, 2008
Ultimate Fan Pep Rally Features Surprise Visit from Stars Zac Efron, Ashley Tisdale, Olesya Rulin, Kaycee Stroh, Chris Warren Jr., Ryne Sanborn, Justin Martin, Matt Prokop, Jemma Mckenzie-Brown and Director Kenny Ortega - Sports --- TV

Entertainment BIZ: Laguna Beach Festival of Arts - August, 2008
The 10th Annual Pageant of the Masters Gala Benefit at the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts Returns for a Festive Celebration of “All the World’s a Stage” Neil Patrick Harris scheduled to Host the Event - Sports --- TV

The plot thickens as the Pinoy Dream (Nightmare) Academy mentors continue to persecute Laarni the abused girl from a very poor background who is trying to make her way through life as a singer in hopes of becoming someone who is recognized for her talent so she can earn enough money to return to her home and help her family - BBC THE FOOL? The catch for me was the setup when the BBC indicated that after the Beatles Boutique closed in July 1968 the FOOL disappeared and didn't surface until the BBC did its report 40 years later. I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT - IT'S ON!!! GLORY ROAD - THE COMMITMENTS - HE GOT GAME - Recommended TV Listings .... Entertainment - TV

Ronaldo continues to be the top subject in reader’s interest in a subliminal way as the June Sports Notes column noting that Filepe Scolari dropped the bomb by signing on as the Chelsea manager became number one for our latest Top 10 ratings. The Beatles Ringo Starr on tour in our Entertainment Beat June column notched the second spot. The story focused on the power and influence of the Beatles music in Asia. The NR Top 10 leaped from the seventh spot to the number one position in SECTIONS MOST VISITED. A human interest story perspective about the Philippines Pinoy DREAM ACADEMY story Something is Wrong With This Picture Part 2 - THE SETUP OF LAARNI was our fastest rising story for the month - SEARCH ENGINES GUILTY OF INTERNET THEFT?.... - Entertainment - TV

Brian Epstein took over as the Beatles manager in January 1962 and led The Beatles' quest for a British recording contract. In August 1962 the band asked Ringo Starr (born Richard Starkey), the drummer for one of the top Merseybeat groups, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, to join the band - RINGO STARR'S TOUR SCHEDULE - Sports --- TV

What was going on in music with Quincy Jones, Steve Cropper, David Foster, Neil Diamond, Bob Seger, Bob Denver, Raphael Ravenscroft, Patrice Rushen, Little River Band, Jerry Weintraub, Leon Russell and others in 1979? READ ON... .... - Entertainment - TV

Entertainment BIZ: MGM and Fox to Release Six Classic Bond Films on Blu-ray - June, 2008
Bond Films on Blu-ray Worldwide This Fall Includes the Fully Restored Bond Classic DR. NO and FIVE More Action-Packed, Must-Own 007 Titles Available for the First Time Ever in High Definition; Timed to Theatrical Premiere of QUANTUM OF SOLACE - Sports --- TV

Entertainment BIZ: NBC Universal Global Networks Launches International Brands in Russia - June, 2008
Universal Channel and SCI FI Debuted in Key Strategic Market as Part of NBCU Global Network’s Ongoing Channel Expansion Plan - A double bill of the master of science-fiction, Stephen Spielberg’s blockbusters Jurassic Park and E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial are part of the launch programming treats lined up on SCI FI. Also featured is the Russian premiere of Torchwood, classic franchise Doctor Who, SCI FI US’ hit series Battlestar Galactica, and all time favourite Quantum Leap. - Sports --- TV

Entertainment BEAT: Legendary Comedian and Director Dick Martin Dies - June, 2008
Legendary Comedian and Director Dick Martin Dies in Santa Monica, California USA - co-created and co-hosted Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In – a show which forever changed the face of television - Sports --- TV

Entertainment BIZ: Starbucks & iTunes Bring Complimentary Digital Music and Video - April, 2008
Offerings to Customers with Starbucks “Pick of the Week” - More Than 1.5 Million Downloads Every Week Driving Discovery of New Music and Music Videos - Sports --- TV

Entertainment BIZ: 80's Pop Icons Regeneration Tour - April, 2008
Belinda Carlisle, Naked Eyes, ABC, Dead or Alive, and A Flock of Seagulls, headlining this summer's hit filled Regeneration Tour
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Entertainment BIZ: Bruce Hornsby Returns to University of Miami - April, 2008
On April 1 at a special presentation Bruce Hornsby returned to launch the Innovative Program in American Music and also contributed a gift of $600,000 to the Frost School of Music
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Entertainment BIZ: Walt Disney Pictures’ Big Screen Feature “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” CAST - March, 2008
International Casting Search Finds Three Rising Young Talents to Play Sophomore “Wildcats” in Walt Disney Pictures’ Big Screen Feature “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”
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MARCH, 2008 - NR TOP 10 Stories
Renowned television talk show host Larry King returns to the NR Top 10 in our June Biz Who Is column. Our Top 10 reviews are gaining momentum and this month took the top four spots on out National Radio Top 10 rankings. As a change of pace on this Top 10 we listed the most popular stories viewed that were published during the period January 1, 2007 to March 15 2007. Overall Dr Beat Richner tops the list and has done so for most of the Top 10 rankings over the past two years. - SEARCH ENGINES GUILTY OF INTERNET THEFT?.... - Entertainment - TV

Entertainment BIZ: DIRECTV’s Exclusive NCAA MEGA MARCH MADNESS - March, 2008
DIRECTV’s Exclusive NCAA MEGA MARCH MADNESS Service Returns with UCLA’s Ben Howland UCLA’s Men’s Basketball Head Coach will Promote the DIRECTV Service for the Second Straight Year – Highlighting Award-winning Interactive features, Mix Channel and Expanded HD Coverage..- Sports --- TV - JOHN WOODEN The Greatest College Basketball Coach

Entertainment BEAT: The Mattola Connection - March, 2008
This story is about the web that was weaved after doing our very first one on one interview (in this case 1 on 6) with and entertainment talent. It was arranged by the then RCA records and the talent was Dr Buzzards Savannah Band a wise cracking band from New York City. Mirah Carey later became involved in the web...- Sports --- TV

Entertainment BIZ: BEATLES RINGO STARR TO TOUR - March, 2008

Entertainment BIZ: STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS in 2008 - February, 2008
Lucasfilm Ltd., Warner Bros. Pictures and Turner Broadcasting System Inc. Announce Deal to Release STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS in 2008 Warner Bros. Pictures Releases Full-Length, Theatrical Clone Wars Movie August 15, Followed by the Debut of the Groundbreaking TV Series, Premiering This Fall on Cartoon Network and TNT...- Sports --- TV

Entertainment BIZ: "Weird Al" Yankovic on the RiffTrax of Jurassic Park! - February, 2008
RiffTrax.com is the innovative website featuring the hilarious downloadable movie commentaries of Michael J. Nelson, star of the legendary TV show Mystery Science Theater 3000. RiffTrax include the voice talents of MST3K veterans Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett, and Mary Jo Pehl, as well as comedic superstars Neil Patrick Harris and Fred Willard ...- Sports --- TV

NR TOP 10 Stories - FEBRUARY, 2008
National Radio TOP 10 rankings top the February NR TOP 10 list with the July edition taking the top spot and May notched second place - Our December 2007 edition of Sports Notes was our fastest riser this month. The column features England hiring Fabio Capello - VIDEO BEAT took the ninth and 10th spots with the focus being American Idol, Cambodia’s beauty contests - This month we’ve added an 11th spot since it is largely about American Idol’s Antonella Barba who created quite a stir last season given her sexy looks - SEARCH ENGINES GUILTY OF INTERNET THEFT?.... - Entertainment - TV

Entertainment BIZ: Enrique Iglesias at the 19th Annual Billboard Latin Music Conference - February, 2008
Billboard to Host Exclusive Q&A with International Superstar Enrique Iglesias at the 19th Annual Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami Four-Day Event Will Bring Together Top Artists and Professionals from the Latin Music Industry ...- Sports --- TV

Entertainment BIZ: The Return Of The Spice Girls Tour - February, 2008
Huge Global Demand For Spice Girls Exceeds Original Expectations. The tour needs to come to an end by the end of February due to family and personal commitments for Emma, Geri, Mel B, Melanie C and Victoria. It was announced in June that, as well as the Europe and the US, the girls planned to visit Australia, China, South Africa and Argentina. Due to the phenomenal demand for tickets in the UK and the US along with the touring logistics for such a massive production it was not possible to fit everything in...- Sports --- TV

Business - Disney Signs Robert A. Iger to a New Five Year Contract - February, 2008
Iger became Disney’s chief executive on September 30, 2005. In the two fiscal years since he assumed his role, the company has posted record revenues, net income and earnings per share. In fiscal 2007, the company’s revenue rose five percent to $35.3 billion. Net income per share for the year excluding certain items

Entertainment Sports TV BIZ: Harlem Globetrotters Return to Broadcast Television - February, 2008
With a Ratings Slam-Dunk Monday Night’s “New Generation” Special Scores on MyNetworkTV with 2.4 Million Viewers ...- Sports --- TV

Entertainment BIZ: GRAMMY Salute to FashionSM - February, 2008
In Style and The Recording Academy Celebrate Musicians-Turned-Designers in First Ever GRAMMY Salute to FashionSM Event Curated by In Style's Hal Rubenstein will Feature Spring Collections from Beyoncé, Sean Combs, Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Justin Timberlake, and GRAMMY Brand Hosted by Recording Academy Chair and Four-Time GRAMMY-Winning Producer Jimmy Jam with Special Performance by Current Four-Time GRAMMY Nominee Rihanna...- Sports --- TV

Entertainment BIZ: 20th Edition of “Premio Lo Nuestro” Latin Music Awards - February, 2008
Lineup of Stars Announced for Special 20th Edition of “Premio Lo Nuestro” Latin Music Awards Appearances by Pepe Aguilar, AB Quintanilla III Presenta Kumbia Allstarz, Belinda, Elvis Crespo, Cruz Martínez Presenta: Los Super Reyes, Grupo Manía, Enrique Iglesias, Horóscopos De Durango, Los Tigres Del Norte, Ivy Queen, Jenni Rivera, Olga Tañón, and Wisin y Yandel among Others...- Sports --- TV

Entertainment BEAT: - CAMBODIA'S ANGELS - January, 2008
The question is why would Grammy Thailand invest money in Cambodian talent? - TV Guide Network Signs Chris Harrison as Host of the New, One-Hour Daily Entertainment News Magazine Show, HOLLYWOOD 411 - Songwriter/Producer, Clyde Otis, Dies at Age 83…. .. Business - TV

Entertainment BIZ: Sheryl Crow Unplugged Performance - January, 2008
Amazon.com and Interscope Geffen A&M Exclusively Premiere New Sheryl Crow Unplugged Performance on Amazon.com Fans get their first glimpse of the title track off the artist’s new album, “Detours,” as part of a four-song unplugged session ..- Sports --- TV

ENTERTAINMENT & TECHNOLOGY - John Lennon Educational Tour Bus - January, 2008
Yoko Ono Lennon, The Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am, Natasha Bedingfield and Pat Monahan of Train, Unveil the All New John Lennon Educational Tour Bus at CES. - Business Internet Technology - Entertainment - TV

Entertainment BIZ: Music Collection Featuring 30 GRAMMY Award-Winning Hits from the Past 50 Years - January, 2008
Starbucks Celebrates the GRAMMY Awards' Golden Anniversary with Exclusive Two-CD Collection Music Collection Featuring 30 GRAMMY Award-Winning Hits from the Past 50 Years Available Exclusively at Starbucks Starting began Jan. 3, 2008
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Looking back on the top stories of 2007 two things jumped out most notably June with five stories of interest while January and May with four were the top months. Second our NR Top 10 Stories surged in reader attention. The March NR Top 10 was the fastest ever riser up the charts until overtaken in successive months of May, June and July with July eventaully becoming the most read NR Top 10 column followed by May. - Entertainment - TV

Entertainment BIZ: Garth Brooks to Star On Demand on Time Warner Cable - January, 2008
Exclusive Interview and Videos of Concert Performances Available Free to Time Warner Cable Customers. Features an exclusive interview as well as live performances and videos from Garth’s upcoming Ultimate Hits CD..- Sports --- TV



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