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  1. DVD decline 'ominous' for studios

    4:00 am 12/21/2006

    Persistent year-over-year declining sales of DVDs at Best Buy and Circuit City stores might portend trouble for the movie industry, according to a Wall Street analyst report released Wednesday.Read more

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  2. Young Jeezy, Hicks debut atop Billboard 200

    4:00 am 12/21/2006

    Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his second Def Jam album, "The Inspiration," The set sold 352,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, more than doubling the 172,000-unit first week for his 2005 debut, "Let's Get It: Thug Motivation."Read more

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  3. Eminem, high school sweetheart divorce again

    4:00 am 12/21/2006

    Rap megastar Eminem and his high school sweetheart divorced for a second time Tuesday, less than a year after they remarried.Read more

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  4. ACTRA, producers discuss new proposals

    4:00 am 12/21/2006

    North American producers holding down-to-the-wire talks with Canadian actors on a new labor deal placed a package of proposals on the table Wednesday in hopes they hope will avert an industry shutdown in January.Read more

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  5. The good Germans see is in U.S. shows

    4:00 am 12/21/2006

    Leaders of Germany's once unassailable TV production sector have been sandbagged by a barrage of U.S. hit series. They're not happy about it and are preparing American-style shows as a way to retaliate.Read more

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  6. MPA wins case, but China pirates vanish into thin air

    4:00 am 12/21/2006

    The convicted pirates in an important film copyright violation case have disappeared, a Beijing court official said Wednesday, highlighting the difficulty of cracking down on rampant DVD piracy here and leaving the plaintiffs, five Hollywood studios, with little chance of collecting the costs and damages awarded.Read more

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  7. Procol Harum keyboardist wins royalty case

    4:00 am 12/21/2006

    The former keyboard player from rock band Procol Harum on Wednesday won a share of future earnings from seminal 1967 hit "A Whiter Shade of Pale," which has sold around 10 million copies worldwide.Read more

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  8. FBI releases last 10 pages of Lennon files

    4:00 am 12/21/2006

    The FBI has released its final surveillance documents on John Lennon to a university historian who has waged a 25-year legal battle to obtain the secret files.Read more

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  9. FCC opts to unclog cable route

    4:00 am 12/21/2006

    The FCC narrowly approved new regulations Wednesday that make it more difficult for local governments to interfere with new cable industry competitors entering the video marketplace.Read more

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  10. Screener U-turn at DGA

    4:00 am 12/21/2006

    As several studios were preparing to send screeners for the first time to members of the DGA, the guild reversed itself Wednesday and announced that it will not allow studios to send screeners to its 13,400 members this year.Read more

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