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  1. Street signals approval of Liberty-News deal

    4:00 am 12/8/2006

    Wall Street observers Thursday largely gave a thumbs-up to the expected terms of a deal between Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. and John Malone's Liberty Media, with many suggesting that the transaction could boost both companies' shares.Read more

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  2. CanWest eyes sale of Network Ten stake

    4:00 am 12/8/2006

    TORONTO -- Canadian broadcaster CanWest Global Communications Corp. on Thursday sent its strongest signal yet that it may sell its majority 56.4% stake in Australian broadcaster Network Ten by rejigging a possible deal for minority shareholders. <br />Read more

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  3. 'Teacher's' pets: Dayton, Faris

    4:00 am 12/8/2006

    Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, directors of the indie hit "Little Miss Sunshine," have set their sights on a new production, Warner Independent Pictures' adaptation of "The Abstinence Teacher."Read more

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  4. 'Germany' can't score with Lola

    4:00 am 12/8/2006

    Soenke Wortmann's record-breaking soccer documentary "Germany. A Summer Fairytale" will not be eligible for the country's top film prize, the Lola, organizers said Thursday.Read more

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  5. THR promotes senior staffers

    4:00 am 12/8/2006

    In a restructuring of operations at The Hollywood Reporter, a number of senior editorial staff members have received promotions and expanded responsibilities.Read more

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  6. film reporter

    4:00 am 12/8/2006

    The awards race is on. Not the race to position films for year-end awards consideration &#x2014; that dance has been going on since at least the September trifecta of the Telluride, Venice and Toronto film festivals, if not before. (Current front-runner "Dreamgirls" actually got a trial trot around the track when selected scenes screened at a press event during May's Festival de Cannes.) No, the current race is the rush by film organizations and critics' groups to be among the first to anoint the best films of 2006.Read more

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  7. Liberty-DirecTV deal settles Murdoch-Malone dispute

    4:00 am 12/8/2006

    Liberty Media Corp. will gain control over the satellite television broadcaster DirecTV Group Inc. in a deal that will settle a long-running dispute between two powerful media figures, Rupert Murdoch and John Malone, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions.Read more

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  8. NBC Uni brands a bigger iVillage&#160;&#160; &#160;&#160;

    4:00 am 12/8/2006

    NBC Universal's iVillage.com has launched its first branding campaign in more than five years, timed to coincide with this week's premiere of its interactive daytime talk show "iVillage Live," which already has integrated several advertisers in its first few days on the air.Read more

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  9. Pennette replacing Parriott at 'Betty'

    4:00 am 12/8/2006

    "Ugly Betty" executive producer/showrunner Jim Parriott has left the hit new series. Marco Pennette is in negotiations to replace him.Read more

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  10. Blige leads Grammy noms with eight

    4:00 am 12/8/2006

    Mary J. Blige's "The Breakthrough" took on added meaning when nominations were announced Thursday for the 49th annual Grammy Awards. The R&amp;B singer leads the pack with eight noms.Read more

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