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  1. Fest is host with the most

    4:00 am 12/18/2006

    The Palm Springs International Film Festival, which continues to expand its lineup, will launch Jan. 4 with John Jeffcourt's "Outsourced," a romantic comedy set in India in which an American novelty-product salesman is sent to train his replacement. The 18th edition of the fest, which runs through Jan. 15, will screen a record-setting 254 films representing 73 countries.Read more

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  2. Our space: Net gain for 'L Word'

    4:00 am 12/18/2006

    Showtime Networks and Ilene Chaiken, the creator and executive producer of "The L Word," have formed a joint venture to launch a social networking site for lesbians inspired by the pay cabler's series.Read more

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  3. Feeling of 'Happyness' for Sony

    4:00 am 12/18/2006

    Will Smith's credentials as a gold-plated draw took on added luster during the weekend as his new drama, Sony Pictures' "The Pursuit of Happyness," raked in an estimated $27 million to take the top spot at the North American boxoffice.Read more

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  4. Seven vie for VFX Oscar noms

    4:00 am 12/18/2006

    Seven films with sequences ranging from the spy-on-spy battles in "Casino Royale" to the superhero standoff in "X-Men: The Last Stand" are on the shortlist for Oscar nominations for best visual effects.Read more

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  5. We'll miss these stars, craftsmen, pioneers

    4:00 am 12/18/2006

    CYNTHIA LITTLETON pays tribute to the TV stars and pioneers who left us this year, from Dennis Weaver to Darren McGavin to Don Knotts, left.Read more

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  6. 'Outsourced' opens Palm Springs fest

    4:00 am 12/18/2006

    The Palm Springs International Film Festival, which continues to expand its lineup, will launch Jan. 4 with John Jeffcoat's "Outsourced," a romantic comedy set in India in which an American novelty-product salesman is sent to train his replacement.Read more

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  7. NFL Net rejects TW plan for Rutgers game

    4:00 am 12/16/2006

    The NFL Network has said thanks, but no thanks, to Time Warner Cable's response to carry the Texas Bowl but no other part of the network on the basic cable tier.Read more

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  8. CBS, 'Survivor' win quiet Thursday

    4:00 am 12/16/2006

    CBS's "Survivor" was the night's top show in adults 18-49 while NBC aired a special hourlong "Office" and both CBS and ABC rested originals of "Grey's Anatomy" and "CSI."Read more

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  9. D'works Ani CFO Leslie leaving

    4:00 am 12/16/2006

    Kris Leslie, who helped shepherd DreamWorks Animation through its IPO and subsequent growing pains, said she will relinquish her role as chief financial officer after the company reports its year-end results.Read more

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  10. USA Net wins 'Casino Royale'

    4:00 am 12/16/2006

    USA Network has won its bet on "Casino Royale." After heated bidding with several outlets, including broadcast networks, Spike TV, TNT and FX, USA landed the latest James Bond film starring Daniel Craig.Read more

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