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Entertainment BIZ - 2011 Dates for John Mellencamp’s Tour - December, 2010
A new set of Mellencamp concert appearances that begin in February of next year

Entertainment BIZ - Eminem Leads GRAMMY Nominations with 10 December, 2010
Lady Ga Ga nails six - Bruno Mars Earns Seven; Jay-Z, Lady Antebellum, and Each Garner Six; and Jeff Beck, B.o.B, David Frost, Philip Lawrence, and John Legend Each Earn Five Arcade Fire, Eminem, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry Vie for Album of the Year at 53rd Annual Grammy Awards Feb. 13, 2011, Live on CBS

Entertainment BIZ - Telemundo Premieres “Aurora,” November, 2010
The network’s latest primetime novela, a drama of traditional love with a modern scientific twist, premieres on Monday, November 1 at 8pm EDT

Entertainment BIZ - FOX News Expands Juan Williams’ Role in New Multi-Year Deal October, 2010
Williams joined FNC in 1997 as a contributor and is a regular panelist on FOX Broadcasting’s Sunday morning public affairs program, FOX News Sunday, as well as the weekday political newscast, Special Report with Bret Baier.

Entertainment BIZ - AHF Lauds Adult Film Icon Jenna Jameson’s Call for Safer Sex in Industry October, 2010
On Heels of Latest HIV Case in California’s $13B Adult Film Industry, Adult Superstar Calls Industry a “Ticking Time Bomb” and Notes “...Safe Sex is Not Continually Practiced in the Adult Film World”

Entertainment BIZ - “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” - October, 2010
Part 1” in 2D, in both conventional and IMAX theaters - Will not have a completed 3D version of the film within their release date window

Entertainment BIZ - Dates Announced for John Mellencamp’s No Better Than This Tour - October, 2010
Tour starting at the end of this month, a new set of Mellencamp concert appearances that begin in February of next year has just been announced

Entertainment BIZ - Steve Harvey Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary - October, 2010
Of the #1 Morning Radio Program The Steve Harvey Morning Show - Special Oct. 4 Broadcast to Feature In-Studio Appearance by Mo’Nique and Live Performance by John Legend

Entertainment BIZ - Linda Yueh Joins Bloomberg Television - September, 2010
As a London-based economics correspondent.

Entertainment BIZ - CNBC Launches New Segment Series on Clean Energy - September, 2010
'People, Planet, Profit’ to air on CNBC around the world, in association with The Zayed Future Energy Prize

TV REPORTS RULE AGAIN - ENTERTAINMENT SURPRISE - TV takes five of the NR Top 10 spots with sports trailing with three. Two Entertainment Beat columns made the list making it a first time that two columns from that category qualified for the NR Top 10 charts in the same month.

Entertainment BIZ - Gates Foundation Partners with UCLA School of Theater - September, 2010
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Partners with UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television to Fund Education-Themed Student Films Short Films Address Public Education in America

Entertainment & Fashion BIZ - Style Week Orange County - September, 2010
Sets New Trends with Project Runway Alum Nick Verreos, Cadillac-Inspired Fashion & More Third Annual Event at Irvine Spectrum Center Gets Underway Sept. 27

Entertainment BIZ - LOVEFiLM Strikes Major Digital Deal with MGM - August, 2010
LOVEFiLM Player adds movie giant to catalogue - MGM boasts one of the largest film libraries of any Hollywood studio and the agreement sees LOVEFiLM bolster its digital streaming offering with a selection of top titles

Entertainment BIZ - Major Garrett Leaves FOX News September 3rd - August, 2010
FOX News’ Chief White House correspondent Major Garrett announced that he will leave the network to return to his roots in print journalism

Entertainment BIZ - BMI Appeals DMX Rate-Court Decision - August, 2010
U.S. Performing Rights Organizations have a long history of negotiating performing right license agreements on behalf of songwriters, composers and music publishers with market leaders in the commercial background music service (CMS) industry, of which DMX is a part

Entertainment BIZ - Grammy Award Winning Singer Michael Bolton to Appear - August, 2010
At Viejas Casino’s DreamCatcher Native American - Bolton has sold more than 53 million records, won several Grammys for Best Male Vocalist, earned a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, and is currently on a world tour promoting his latest CD, “One World, One Love.”

Entertainment BIT - Cameron Diaz Named Most Dangerous Celebrity in Cyberspace - August, 2010
By McAfee, Inc. Justin Timberlake’s Ex Knocks Current Girlfriend Biel to #3 Spot; Fourth Annual Report by McAfee Reveals Searching for the Stars is Safer This Year

Business & Entertainment - American Idol Finalists TAKE THE CAKE - August , 2010
The Season 9 American Idol Finalists Were the First to Taste the Cheesecake Factory’s New Cheesecake the Day before National Cheesecake Day Today Winner Lee DeWyze and the Other American Idol Finalists Enjoyed the New Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake

Entertainment BIZ - Diana Krall and Paul Simon Join Premier Fundraising Event - August, 2010
Spirit of Hope - Music Legends Headline Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation’s 14th Annual Fall Gala Diana Krall and Paul Simon Join Premier Fundraising Event to Help Develop More Effective Cancer Treatments

Entertainment BIZ - “Horrible Bosses” Shooting in Los Angeles with an All-Star Cast - July, 2010
Starring Jason Bateman (“Couples Retreat”), Charlie Day (TV’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” upcoming “Going the Distance”), Jason Sudeikis (TV’s “Saturday Night Live,” upcoming “Going the Distance”), Jennifer Aniston (“He’s Just Not That Into You”), Colin Farrell (“Crazy Heart”), Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx (“Ray”), two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey

MICHAEL JACKSON REMEMBERED - He didn't portray himself as a rock star that was above everyone else but he quite simply was down to earth - On this day one of the best performers of all time passed away. Michael Jackson will be remembered for many things not all good and most certainly not all bad as he sang in BAD. We were fortunate to have experiences with the king of pop and members of his family. We share some of those moments with you now

Entertainment BEAT - BEATLE'S RINGO STARR's TOUR DATES & BAND MEMBERS - Part 2 - June, 2010
RINGO's ROCK & ROLL IS HERE TO STAY - To date, Ringo Starr has toured with ten versions of his All-Starr Band. His 11th group will begin their tour tomorrow June 24 in Niagra Falls, Ontario Canada and they will continue touring through August.

Entertainers Philanthropy - Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Distributes 25 Millionth Book - June, 2010
Dolly Parton presented the reading program’s 25 millionth book to four-year-old Kumar Stewart of Birmingham, Ala.

Starr's name and image emerged prior to him becoming a Beatle. In 1959, he joined the Raving Texans band and adopted the stage name "Ringo Starr" because of the rings he wore. Fifty one years on Starr continues to rock n roll as he will turn 70 July 7 when his band appears at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City

Entertainment Business - Latino Celebrities Unite for Universal Cause - April, 2010
Confirmed Celebrities To Be At Cielo Latino 2010 - Actors Rosie Perez and Lupe Ontiveros, Miss Universe Stefania Fernandez, Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda, and news anchors Soledad O’Brian and Carmen Dominicci are among the celebrities that the Latino Commission on AIDS

Entertainment Business - Lionsgate and Saban Capital Group Form Joint Venture to Operate Tiger Gate - April, 2010
Partnership to Grow Branded Asian Thriller/Horror and Action Channels - "We welcome Saban Capital Group as a partner and look forward to the talent and expertise their team will provide as we expand Tiger Gate into the world's largest and fastest-growing market. They have an accomplished track record of success in the entertainment space," said Lionsgate Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer

Entertainment Business - AVATAR Blu-Ray Disc and DVD Global Release Dates - April, 2010
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Announces AVATAR Blu-Ray Disc and DVD Global Release Dates Much-Anticipated Blu-ray and DVD Launch of James Cameron’s History-Making Epic Begins April 22 - Coinciding with the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day

Entertainment Business - “Weeds” to Make Its Basic Cable Debut Exclusively on TV Guide Network - April, 2010
Award-Winning Television Series “Weeds” to Make Its Basic Cable Debut Exclusively on TV Guide Network Critically Acclaimed Series Produced by Lionsgate Television Further Bolsters TV Guide Network’s Programming Line-up of Hit Shows “Weeds” to Premiere on TV Guide Network in September 2010

Entertainment Business - FOX Business Network Signs CNN’s Gerri Willis - March, 2010
In addition to providing commentary across FBN, Willis will also host a primetime weekend program entitled the Willis Report. The program will focus on consumer and personal finance issues and will make its debut in the second quarter of this year.

Entertainment Business - CEO Michael G. Rubin Goes Undercover in His Own Company - March, 2010
GSI Commerce Founder and CEO Michael G. Rubin Goes Undercover in His Own Company on the Hit Series “Undercover Boss,” March 21 on CBS

Entertainment Business - ALMOST ALICE Debuts at #5 on The Billboard 200 - March, 2010
Album inspired by Disney’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND is #1 on Billboard’s Digital Album and Soundtrack Charts. Starring Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and Mia Wasikowska as Alice. ALICE IN WONDERLAND is in theaters worldwide in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D.

Entertainment Business - BMI Latin Music Awards - March, 2010
Juanes Receives President’s Award at 17th Annual BMI Latin Music Awards Espinoza Paz Earns Songwriter of the Year Crown; "Te Presumo" Named Song of the Year; Editora Arpa Musical Earns Latin Publisher of the Year

Entertainment Business - ASCAP's Expanded Nashville Office - March, 2010
ASCAP Elevates Nashville to Regional Office to Serve all Musical Genres Industry Veteran Tim DuBois to Lead Expanded Nashville Office

Entertainment Business - Songwriting team Leiber and Stoller - February, 2010
Leiber and Stoller to Receive NARM Outstanding Achievement Award for Musical Collaboration

Sports & Entertainment - - ALICIA KEYS, SHAKIRA, AND USHER TO PERFORM AT THE 2010 NBA ALL-STAR GAME - February, 2010
A one-of-a-kind performance headlining the 2010 NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, Feb. 14.

Business & Entertainment - Muhammad Ali and Christina Aguilera Raise Funds - February, 2010
For United Nations World Food Programme Relief Efforts in Haiti by Appearing in Global PSA Public Service Announcement Urges People to Give $5 by Texting FRIENDS to 90999 or Donate Online at www.fromhungertohope.com – $5 Will Feed 20 Hungry Children in Haiti

Entertainment Business - “JACKIE CHAN IN SHINJUKU INCIDENT” OPENS NATIONWIDE ON FEB. 5 - February, 2010
His most gritty movie to date. Chan plays “Nick” – an illegal Chinese immigrant trying to survive on the Yakuza (Japanese mafia) run streets of Shinjuku, Tokyo in the 1990's where he struggles with entering and exiting a life of crime in an attempt to make a better life for his people.


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