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  • Secret 'Super 8' screening was a crowd pleaser

    Culture Cafe Secret 'Super 8' screening was a crowd pleaser

    Paramount Pictures held super secret screenings of J.J. Abrams 'Super 8' in cities across the country on June 8 to promote the films release. 'Super 8,' which has received favorable reviews, hits theaters Friday. 

  • Pirates and 26 other sequels this year: Are Hollywood execs ruining movies?

    Pirates and 26 other sequels this year: Are Hollywood execs ruining movies?

    By one count, Americans will be served a record 27 movie sequels this year: Pirates of the Caribbean, Spy Kids, Cars 2, The Hangover Part II, Happy Feet 2, Kung Fu Panda 2, etc., etc. Have Hollywood moguls gone overboard on sequels?

  • CEO pay: a look at the Top 5 breadwinners

    CEO pay: a look at the Top 5 breadwinners

    CEOs at the biggest public companies in the US saw a raise in pay in 2010. The fourth annual analysis by the Wall Street Journal and the Hay Group, a management-consulting firm, shows that the median value of compensation of CEOs at the top 350 companies rose 11 percent, to $9.3 million. Only two of the Top 5 highest-paid CEOs were among the Top 5 the previous year, and only one was on the list four years ago. Total compensation includes salary, bonuses, granted value of stock, stock options, and other long-term incentives awarded for work.

  • In Pictures Richard Branson's big adventures

    Billionaire adventurer Sir Richard Branson poses in front of his latest business venture, Virgin Oceanic Expeditions, a deep sea submarine in which he and others plan to take solo piloted expeditions to the deepest point in each of the world's five oceans, in Newport Beach, Calif., on April 5. The first sub is almost 18 feet long and reaches depths of about 37,000 feet.

  • Top 5 business deals of 2010 that hit your pocketbook

    Top 5 business deals of 2010 that hit your pocketbook

    The past year has produced some of the most intriguing business deals of the decade, which boosted (or sunk) the fortunes of CEOs and shareholders alike. Perhaps the most relevant question, however, is what impact these transactions will have on consumers? Here are the Top 5 deals of 2010 that, for better or worse, will change the way you spend your money.

  • How the patent office almost shut down Hollywood

    The Circle Bastiat How the patent office almost shut down Hollywood

    New book 'The Master Switch' examines the role of the patent office and the history of film – including how Thomas Edison tried to have a movie monopoly.

  • Leslie Nielsen: 'Shirley, he will be missed'

    Leslie Nielsen: 'Shirley, he will be missed'

    Leslie Nielsen, once a Hollywood leading man, he found stardom as comedic actor. Leslie Nielsen starred in 'Airplane,' 'Naked Gun,' and 'Mr. Magoo.'

  • Raytheon unveils new military exoskeleton in 'Iron Man 2' tie-in

    Raytheon unveils new military exoskeleton in 'Iron Man 2' tie-in

    Raytheon unveiled its XOS 2 exoskeleton suit during a demonstration with Paramount Home Entertainment Monday, the same day that Iron Man 2 came out on DVD.

  • Liam Neeson and 'The A-Team' can't kick 'The Karate Kid' out of the weekend's top spot

    Liam Neeson and 'The A-Team' can't kick 'The Karate Kid' out of the weekend's top spot

    Sony's remake of 1984's 'The Karate Kid' debuted at No. 1 for the weekend with a whopping $56 million. Liam Neeson and 'The A-Team' couldn't compete.

  • FTC clears Google purchase of mobile ad service AdMob

    FTC clears Google purchase of mobile ad service AdMob

    Google's $750 million purchase of Admob strengthens the firm's dominance of web advertising.