Days after News Corp. closed its purchase of Hughes Electronics, Merrill Lynch analyst Jessica Reif Cohen trimmed her earnings estimates for the conglom, citing "some notable near-term…
With the digital music market advancing so fast in the past year that its inquiry became largely irrelevant, the Justice Dept. has dropped an antitrust investigation of Pressplay and MusicNet, the…
CBS is ditching "Joan of Arcadia" for "Jacko of Neverland" -- at least for a week. Eye has rescheduled the spec "Michael Jackson Number Ones" to air Friday at 8 p.m., displacing a repeat of the hit…
MSNBC pulled something of a scrooge act Christmas Eve, announcing it was canceling Jesse Ventura's frosh talkshow after 12 episodes. Troubled from the start, the hourlong "Jesse Ventura's America"…
Comedian Lenny Bruce, who lost a landmark First Amendment battle in 1964 when he was convicted of obscenity charges following a performance at a Greenwich Village nightclub, was posthumously pardoned…
Bruce Springsteen's run through baseball and football stadiums drove in the biggest business in the concert world in 2003, followed by a woman whose tour was limited to a single city.
Holiday gift-givers stormed CD retailers in the week that ended the Sunday before Christmas, spiking sales for more than 90% of the albums in the top 200. In a week of only two debuts, those rises…
Comcast's efforts to boost its programming assets and subscriber reach will be rewarded next month when it is expected to acquire Paul Allen's computer-info channel TechTV to merge it with Comcast's…
Predictably, New Line's "Return of the King" again ruled the box office over the long Christmas weekend, but "Cheaper By the Dozen" proved a surprise hit and "Peter Pan" got a lump of coal.