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  1. An Allman Brothers 'revival' will test record labels

    4:18 pm 3/23/2009

    <a href="/images/old/6a00d83451d69069e201156f3f366a970b-pi.jpg" style="float: left;"><img alt="Allmanbros" border="0" class="at-xid-6a00d83451d69069e201156f3f366a970b " src="/images/old/6a00d83451d69069e201156f3f366a970b-320pi.jpg" style="margin: 10px;" title="Allmanbros" /></a> Musicians are still angling to get a bigger chunk of record company revenues from sales on iTunes and other third-party digital distributors.Read more

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  2. Comcast signs Chelsea Handler to new deal

    3:00 pm 3/23/2009

    <p><a href="/images/livefeed/old/6a00d83451d69069e201156e4fea89970c-800wi.jpg" rel="lightbox" style="float: right;"><img alt="Handler" class="at-xid-6a00d83451d69069e201156e4fea89970c " src="/images/livefeed/old/6a00d83451d69069e201156e4fea89970c-320pi.jpg" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;" title="Handler" /></a>Chelsea Handler has inked a sweeping multiyear new deal with Comcast Entertainment Group that includes a production deal for the late-night talk show host.</p><p>The agreement includes Handler staying at the network as executive producer and star of her E! show "Chelsea Lately" through 2012. Handler also is establishing a new company, Borderline Amazing Prods., which will have a first look-deal with Comcast’s suite of cable networks. </p><p>"It is a unique pleasure to work with someone as extraordinarily talented, smart and, of course, funny as Chelsea," said Lisa Berger, executive vp original programming and series development at E! " ‘Chelsea Lately’ is a breakout hit that has significantly grown E!’s late-night audience, particularly among young women."</p>Read more

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  3. Amanda Bynes joins 'Canned'

    11:35 am 3/23/2009

    Amanda Bynes is returning to series television as one of the stars of ABC' comedy pilot "Canned."Read more

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  4. Jeff Dunham in Comedy Central deal

    10:27 am 3/23/2009

    On the heels of the record-breaking ratings for his holiday special on Comedy Central, comedian Jeff Dunham has inked a mulifaceted deal with the cable channel.Read more

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  5. Cartoon Network scores NBA deal

    9:46 am 3/23/2009

    Cartoon Network is partnering with the NBA to develop basketball-themed programming, with one series already in development.Read more

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  6. Kyra Sedgwick starring in Tropicana ads

    9:17 am 3/23/2009

    Kyra Sedgwick is the face of Tropicana's new light orange juice, Trop50.Read more

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  7. 'Northern Lights' is Lifetime's most-watched movie

    8:44 am 3/23/2009

    <p><a href="/images/livefeed/old/6a00d83451d69069e201156f3e41a7970b-800wi.jpg" rel="lightbox" style="float: right;"><img alt="Northern-Leann" class="at-xid-6a00d83451d69069e201156f3e41a7970b " src="/images/livefeed/old/6a00d83451d69069e201156f3e41a7970b-320wi.jpg" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px; width: 266px; height: 199px;" /></a>Tabloid rumors likely helped Lifetime&#39;s presentation of &quot;Nora Roberts’ Northern Lights,&quot; which became the network&#39;s most-watched movie so far this year. </p>Read more

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  8. Sci Fi Channel founder bashes name change

    8:06 am 3/23/2009

    <p><a href="/images/livefeed/old/6a00d83451d69069e201156e441c4f970c-800wi.jpg" rel="lightbox" style="float: right;"><img alt="Logo" class="at-xid-6a00d83451d69069e201156e441c4f970c " src="/images/livefeed/old/6a00d83451d69069e201156e441c4f970c-320wi.jpg" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px; width: 157px; height: 118px;" /></a>A co-founder of the Sci Fi Channel is taking offense at NBC Universal&#39;s plan to change the network&#39;s name. </p><p>&quot;SyFy, say it&#39;s not so!&quot; writes channel originator Mitch Rubenstein. &quot;What would Isaac [Asimov] have said if the name was instead SyFy Channel? He would have said (we believe): &#39;That&#39;s just plain dumb.&#39;&quot;Rubenstein, along with his partner Laurie Silvers, were Boca Raton entrepreneurs who conceived of a sci-fithemed cable network, then sold the concept to USA Network in 1991.&#0160; </p><p>Rubenstein and Silvers now own Hollywood.com, where he <a href="http://www.hollywood.com/news/SyFy_Say_Its_Not_So/5414665">posted the protest yesterday</a>. The rest of Rubenstein&#39;s open letter gives you a pretty clear sense of sci-fi community sensitivity, and if anything should comfort the cable network&#39;s executives that this too shall pass. Back in the early &#39;90s, apparently even calling a network the Sci Fi Channel was met with outrage.</p>Read more

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  9. Obama helps '60 Minutes'; 'Kings' falls

    6:56 am 3/23/2009

    <p>Network executives may have Barack Obama fatigue, but viewers apparently still want to hear the commander in chief discuss the economy on TV during primetime. CBS News&#39; interview with the president gave &quot;60 Minutes&quot; its best rating in weeks and may have boosted lead-out &quot;The Amazing Race.&quot;</p><p>With 52 minutes of NCAA basketball overrun muddying the ratings, &quot;60 Minutes&quot; (16.2 million viewers, 4.1 preliminary adults 18-49 rating and 11 share) had a strong number, followed by an improved &quot;Race&quot; (11.6 million, 3.2/8). &quot;Cold Case&quot; and &quot;The Unit&quot; (average for the hour: 10.8 million, 2.4/6) followed.</p>Read more

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  10. Time Warner deals with CME

    6:32 am 3/23/2009

    Flush with cash, Time Warner is taking advantage of the downturn in Central and Eastern Europe to step up its game in a region that many still see as having solid longer-term upside.Read more

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