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Will Gay Protests Detract From Winter Olympics?

aising new concerns that protests over Russia's new anti-gay laws could overshadow coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the gay rights organization Human Rights Campaign on Thursday condemned the conclusion by the International...

Will Football Bring About A Settlement Of Cbs Blackout

While many analysts are predicting that Time Warner Cable and CBS will settle their carriage dispute before the start of the football season, a few are not so sure and are suggesting that the real...

Reporters At Olympics Site Being Harassed, Says Rights Group

New York-based Human Rights Watch have accused authorities in Sochi, Russia of harassing and intimidating journalists who have written critical stories about preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in that city. During the run-up...

Thar's Gold In Them Thar Hoops

AdWeek is crediting the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship -- aka March Madness -- for significantly boosting the stock of CBS Inc. and Time Warner between March 1 and April 9 (the day after Louisville defeated...

March Madness Streaming Set A Record, Says Turner

Streaming every game of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship set new records, Turner Broadcasting, which handled the webcasts, said on Wednesday. With some 49 million live streams accessed during the tournament -- up 168 percent...

Disney Laying Off 150 Employees At Lucasarts

Despite churning out hundreds of video games, the Walt Disney Co. has never enjoyed much success in that medium, and indeed, some of its higher-profile games have failed spectacularly. In 2011 Disney Interactive reportedly laid...

Nbc Comeback Shines In Comcast's Third-quarter Results

esults for the new season barely made it into its third-quarter count, but Comcast said today (Friday) that its NBC unit showed a 31.2-percent increase in revenue for the quarter to $6.8 billion, and while...

Nbc Comeback Shines In Comcast's Third-quarter Results

esults for the new season barely made it into its third-quarter count, but Comcast said today (Friday) that its NBC unit showed a 31.2-percent increase in revenue for the quarter to $6.8 billion, and while...

Olympic Parade Hits Right Notes

The Pet Shop Boys and Katherine Jenkins serenaded athletes at the Olympic Parade in London yesterday (01.09.12).The parade saw British athletes who had competed in the Olympic and Paralympic Games transported through London to outside...

Coldplay Close Paralympic Games

Coldplay closed the Paralympic Games last night (09.09.12).The 'Paradise' group performed a 15 song set at the closing ceremony of The Games at the Olympic Stadium in London.They group took to the stage with 'Us...

Sam Claflin Confirmed For Catching Fire Role

Sam Claflin has been confirmed to play Finnick Odair in 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.'The 'Snow White and the Huntsman' actor will play the hunk - who won the 65th version of the games -...

2012 Olympics Biggest Audience In U.s. Tv History

NBC had good reason to thumb its nose at critics of its delayed broadcasts of the top contests of this year's Olympic Games. The network, which going into the games had predicted that its audience...

Madness Honoured To Play Olympics

Madness were honoured to be play at the Olympic Games closing ceremony.The ska group performed their 1982 track 'Our House' at the concert celebrating the end of the games on Sunday (12.08.12) and were impressed...

Russell Brand Olympics Performance Disaster

Russell Brand's performance at the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony almost ended in disaster. A trap door malfunctioned and caught his leg during the performance in which the comic climbed aboard the roof of a...

Blur Rock Olympics Closing Concert

Blur headlined the Olympics closing ceremony concert in London's Hyde Park with a mammoth set last night (13.08.12).The Britpop legends performed some of their biggest hits for the sell-out crowd, including 'Girls & Boys', 'Country...

Brad Pitt And Anglina Jolie's Designer Wedding Rings

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have commissioned £500,000 wedding rings.The Hollywood couple enlisted the services of luxury jeweller Robert Procop, the former head of British jewellers Asprey & Garrard, to craft two bespoke matching wedding...

David Beckham Thanks Troops For Olympics Work

David Beckham has thanked British troops for their 2012 London Olympics security work.The soccer star made stopped by the vehicle search area on the edge of Olympic Park to show his gratitude to servicemen whose...

Dizzee Rascal Didn't Think About 1bn Audience

Dizzee Rascal didn't allow himself to think how many people were watching him at the Olympics opening ceremony.The rapper performed his song 'Bonkers' at the starting event for the London 2012 games, but concentrated on...

Noisettes 'Gallop' Through Genres On New Album

Noisettes ''gallop on horseback'' through genres on their new album.The 'Never Forget You' group gave fans a preview of their third record, 'Contact', at BT London Live in Hyde Park yesterday (05.08.12), performing new tracks...

Matt Smith Clowns Around At Adidas Party

'Doctor Who' star Matt Smith dressed as a clown as he partied at a screening of the Chemical Brothers' film 'Don't Think' on Friday night (03.08.12).The 29-year-old actor - who is to return to TV...

Even With Curry Out, Today Tumbles Against Gma

So it wasn't Ann Curry after all, the latest Nielsen ratings for morning television appeared to suggest on Thursday. During the week before the Olympics -- with Ann Curry out of the picture at the...

Canadian Olympics Broadcaster Reports Record Ratings

The media group broadcasting the Summer Olympics in Canada, the Canadian Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium (also known as CTV Olympics), is reporting a 74-percent increase in viewers compared to its audience for the Beijing Olympics...

Netflix Shares Eroding Daily

Unlike last week when shares of Netflix plunged 25 percent in one day, there has been no similar dive this week, merely a steady erosion of the company's shares by 1 or 2 percent daily,...

At Olympics, Nbc Collects More Gold (Or Green) Than Expected

NBC, which had previously said that it expected to take a loss of around $100-200 million on its Olympics coverage, has revised its forecast. It's now expecting to break even. The new forecast came from...

Natalia Vodianova Fronts Stella Mccartney Campaign

Stella McCartney has again recruited Natalia Vodianova for her latest advertising campaign.The Russian model will front the designer's autumn campaign, which she says will have ''a sense of humour'', and features the model posing in...

Pink Floyd To Perform With Ed Sheeran At Olympics

Pink Floyd will perform with Ed Sheeran at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games. 'The A Team' hitmaker will take to the stage with the psychedelic legends to perform their track 'Wish You Were...

The Simpsons To Appear In Olympics Episode

'The Simpsons' will broadcast a special Olympics episode.The popular cartoon is getting into the London 2012 spirit with a storyline based on the games in which Marge Simpson's chain-smoking twin sisters Patty and Selma are...

Chris Martin: Olympics Caused Song Mistake

Chris Martin messed up a performance because he couldn't stop thinking about the Olympics.The Coldplay frontman blundered the opening of 'Warning Sign' at a concert in Boston, Massachusetts at the weekend and admitted his error...

Paul Mccartney Paid £1 For Olympics Perfomance

Sir Paul McCartney was paid just £1 to appear at the Olympics opening ceremony. The Beatles singer closed the spectacular event, which kicked off the games in London last Friday (27.07.12), but was given only...

Nicole Kidman Attends 'Amazing' Olympics Opening Ceremony

Nicole Kidman attended the ''amazing'' London Olympics Opening Ceremony last night (27.07.12).The Australian actress - who was accompanied by husband Keith Urban - couldn't contain her excitement at watching the spectacular show live from the...

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