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  1. Settlement reached on 'Dr. Phil' diet plan

    5:00 am 9/27/2006

    Unhappy customers who sued "Dr. Phil" McGraw over his now discontinued Shape Up! diet plan have reached a $10.5 million settlement agreement with the TV psychologist, an attorney for the plaintiffs said. The lawsuit, filed in 2004 on behalf of three disappointed consumers, claimed McGraw defrauded fans with his yearlong venture into the diet supplement business, making false statements about the pills. McGraw has denied the allegations and admitted no wrongdoing or misrepresentation in the settlement.<br /><br /><br /><br />Read more

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  2. Mel Karmazin, Sirius Satellite Radio

    5:00 am 9/26/2006

    Nobody knows radio like Mel Karmazin. He ran Infinity Broadcasting, CBS Radio, CBS Station Group and CBS Corp. He's been inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame and has served as a director at Westwood One, Blockbuster and the New York Stock Exchange.Read more

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  3. Reed Hastings, Netflix

    5:00 am 9/26/2006

    After founding Pure Software in 1991 and making a fortune selling the company to Rational Software six years later, Reed Hastings turned his attention to the video rental industry, figuring out how to use the Internet to eliminate late fees and even the minor hassle of driving to the neighborhood video store.Read more

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  4. Anne Sweeney, Disney-ABC Television Group

    5:00 am 9/26/2006

    Helping the Walt Disney Co. take a bold leap into the unknown, Anne Sweeney led the charge last fall when the company unveiled its groundbreaking licensing pact with Apple that made "Desperate Housewives," "Lost" and other ABC and Disney Channel programs available for download-on-demand access via iTunes.Read more

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  5. Guillermo del Toro, filmmaker

    9:00 pm 9/25/2006

    Guillermo del toro is an anomaly in today's Hollywood. Thanks to a combination of perseverance, talent and a little luck, the Mexico native has fashioned a career directing studio tentpole movies like 2004's "Hellboy" and independent Spanish-language dramas like 2001's "The Devil's Backbone" that feature fantastic twists.Read more

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  6. Jones, Corley, O'Sullivan

    5:00 am 9/20/2006

    Robert Earl Jones, who was a fixture in notable Broadway shows and movies and the father of actor James Earl Jones, died Sept. 7 at the Lillian Booth Actors' Fund of America Home in Englewood, N.J. He was 96.Read more

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  7. Manning, Feldman, Weston

    5:00 am 9/13/2006

    Gordon Manning, a TV news executive who helped guide coverage of some of the 20th century's most significant events and arranged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's first interview on U.S. television, died Sept. 6 in a Connecticut hospital after a heart seizure. He was 89.Read more

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  8. Redman, Benedict, Green

    5:00 am 9/6/2006

    Dewey Redman, a pioneering jazz tenor saxophonist and bandleader, died Sept. 2 in Brooklyn, N.Y., of liver failure. He was 75.<br /><br />Read more

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  9. Claire Danes, actor

    5:00 am 9/1/2006

    It has been quite a year for Claire Danes. After earning raves from New York critics for a full-length solo dance piece "Christina Olson: American Model," the 26-year-old actress is garnering equally-stellar reviews for her work in Buena Vista's gentle dramedy "Shopgirl," in which she plays a wistful, slightly-lost young woman who becomes an object of adoration for Steve Martin's millionaire Ray Porter.Read more

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  10. Shore, Donoghue, Hoffman

    5:00 am 8/30/2006

    Sig Shore, an independent producer whose low-budget 1972 film "Superfly" was among the first of the blaxploitation movies of the 1970s, died Aug. 17 in Stamford, Conn., of respiratory failure resulting from chronic pneumonia. He was 87.Read more

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