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  1. Vivendi Q3 profit doubles, beats forecasts

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    PARIS -- Media and telecommunications company <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/search/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003353531">Vivendi SA</a> reported a third-quarter profit that more than doubled and surpassed analysts' forecasts. Net income rose to &#x20AC;1.56 billion ($2 billion), compared with &#x20AC;646 million in the year-ago period.Read more

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  2. 'Stu' is next target for Brosnan

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    Pierce Brosnan, left, can't get enough of playing a spy. The former James Bond is going back to the spy world, signing on to star in <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000112/">"Spy vs. Stu,"</a> a comedy for New Line Cinema.Read more

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  3. Lionsgate plays Perry doubleheader

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    Continuing its successful partnership with Tyler Perry, Lionsgate has acquired the multihyphenate's next two films, "Why Did I Get Married?" and "A Jazz Man's Blues."Read more

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  4. Bradford tapped MSN Web ad guru

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    Microsoft has promoted its top ad sales executive, Joanne Bradford, to lead advertising initiatives for the company's MSN Web portal.Read more

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  5. Street split over AOL's executive decision

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    Shares of Time Warner Inc. hit a 52-week high Thursday even though some on Wall Street were confounded by the sudden replacement of AOL chairman and CEO Jonathan Miller with NBC Universal veteran Randy Falco.Read more

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  6. PS3 lines stretch across U.S.

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    Die-hard gamers and entrepreneurs prepared to shell out $500 or more for the new PlayStation 3 console that goes on sale Friday, many of them after waiting in line for days.Read more

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  7. BBC's Bedell bridging units

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    LONDON -- The BBC has appointed Elaine Bedell to the post of cross-platform controller of entertainment commissioning, with responsibility for all cross-platform entertainment commissions across BBC1, BBC2, BBC3 and BBC4, broadband and mobile. <br />Read more

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  8. Dems: DTV set-top plan is flawed

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    Democrats aren't wasting any time in the telecommunications policy arena as they criticized the Bush administration's proposal to supply digital converter boxes to Americans who depend on analog signals to receive their television programs.Read more

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  9. the world digest

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    RCS finds niche; School master; Fight for fundingRead more

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  10. 'Bobby' good candidate in wide-open Oscar race

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    The similarities between Emilio Estevez's "Bobby" and Paul Haggis's best picture Oscar winner "Crash" are quite interesting when you look closely at the two films, MARTIN GROVE writes.Read more

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