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  1. Urban, Pine join Abrams' 'Star Trek'

    3:00 pm 10/18/2007

    Karl Urban is strapping on a stethoscope to play Leonard "Bones" McCoy and Chris Pine closed his deal to play Captain Kirk  in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" feature for Paramount.Read more

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  2. Cablevision losing votes in private bid

    5:00 am 10/18/2007

    NEW YORK -- Many on Wall Street now believe that shareholders at a special meeting Wednesday will vote down the $10.6 billion buyout of Cablevision Systems, proposed by the Dolan family that controls the cable operator.Read more

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  3. Judge picks a winner in the battle of the dummies

    5:00 am 10/18/2007

    A Los Angeles federal court judge has invalidated two patents held by a California company that provides inflatable dummies to fill up scenes in which large crowds are needed.Read more

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  4. Singer Teresa Brewer dies at 76

    5:00 am 10/18/2007

    Singer Teresa Brewer, who topped the charts in the 1950s with such hits as "Till I Waltz Again with You" and performed with jazz legends Count Basie and Duke Ellington, died Wednesday. She was 76.Read more

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  5. MEIFF honors go to Chkonia, Chainani

    5:00 am 10/18/2007

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- A surprise tie was announced Wednesday at the gala award ceremony of the Middle East International Film Festival's InCircle Pearl Grant competition. Rusudan Chkonia of the Republic of Georgia was awarded first place for her project "Keep Smiling," with Soman Chainani of the U.S. co-honored for his romantic comedy "Love Marriage."Read more

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  6. CW cancels Web-oriented 'Online Nation'

    5:00 am 10/18/2007

    The CW has canceled its Internet-centric freshman series "Online Nation," a spokesman for the network confirmed late Wednesday. The show becomes the first new program to get the ax this season.Read more

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  7. Fox's ALCS game takes 18-49, 'NCIS' viewers

    5:00 am 10/18/2007

    Fox won Tuesday's primetime in adults 18-49 carrying the further collapse of the Boston Red Sox in the American League Championship Series. Winning the night in viewership was "NCIS," which has been building steadily all season.Read more

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  8. FCC's Martin pushes 'must-carry' up Hill

    5:00 am 10/18/2007

    WASHINGTON -- FCC chairman Kevin Martin told lawmakers Wednesday that the best way for the government to ensure a successful transition to digital TV is to require cable operators to carry all the channels a broadcaster offers after analog transmission ceases in 2009.Read more

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  9. Street cautious on Live Nation's Madonna deal

    5:00 am 10/18/2007

    NEW YORK -- With its Madonna deal in place, Live Nation is discussing revolutionizing the music business. But Wall Street observers have doubts that the deal will pay off for the firm.Read more

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  10. Universal video traps new 'Scorpion' tale

    5:00 am 10/18/2007

    Having tapped into its "American Pie" franchise for three successful direct-to-video sequels, Universal Studios Home Entertainment is now casting its eye toward "The Mummy."Read more

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