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MSN Video Presents Footage of 2006 Sasquatch! Music Festival

MSN Video Presents Footage of 2006 Sasquatch! Music Festival

Exclusive Live Sets From Ben Harper, Neko Case, Gomez, We Are Scientists, HIM, Bauhaus and Other Hot Bands Now Available

REDMOND, Wash., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MSN(R) Video is the only place where music fans can enjoy on-demand, full-length concert footage of the great bands that rocked this year's 2006 Sasquatch! Music Festival at the majestic Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash. MSN's exclusive Sasquatch! footage includes performances by chart-topping artists Ben Harper, Neko Case, We Are Scientists, Iron & Wine, HIM, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Gomez, Bauhaus, and Nada Surf, as well as the Blue Scholars, Common Market, Deadboy & the Elephantmen, Rogue Wave and the Tragically Hip. Performances are now available for on-demand replay at


The fifth installment of Sasquatch! drew thousands of fans this past Memorial Day weekend. Every day of the festival, and on each of the three stages, MSN captured the hottest sets, from multiple camera angles and with a dynamic fly-by jib, and all was recorded in digital stereo. Now, fans who missed this year's show can experience the excitement of Ben Harper's thrilling two-hour set and see Neko Case's performance stopped short by a freak hailstorm.

"Every day, more and more people come to MSN to watch exclusive concert footage, music videos, television programming and other rich entertainment experiences that MSN Video delivers," said Rob Bennett, general manager of Entertainment and Video Services at MSN. "This comprehensive on-demand footage from Sasquatch! is a great addition to the breadth of engaging content that MSN offers to our audience."

In addition to the three to five hours of live music, the comprehensive coverage of Sasquatch! at features a comprehensive wrap-up article by the nationally known music journalist, MSN Music Editor and Harvey Danger frontman Sean Nelson as well as MSN Music Label Relations Manager Kyle Hopkins. Visitors to the site can create their own playlist by selecting their favorite performances or view a continuous stream of all clips. Sasquatch! is the latest in a series of highly popular music festival broadcasts for MSN that have included the 2006 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the "Jam Rock" Marley Fest and the Gorillaz webcast from the Apollo Theater in New York this past April.

About MSN Video

MSN Video is one of the largest video-only streaming services on the Web, watched by more than 11 million unique users per month. In addition to streaming news, entertainment and sports video clips from more than 45 content partners, MSN Video presents a broad array of live events to online audiences worldwide. More than 50 top advertisers support MSN Video, which is available to consumers at no charge. MSN Video is available on the Web at to consumers in the U.S. MSN Video is also live in Australia, Canada and Japan, and in Spanish in the U.S.; the service also is in beta testing in the U.K.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

NOTE: Microsoft and MSN are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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Navarre Corporation Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2006

Navarre Corporation Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2006

Company Will Host a Webcast June 1, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. ET

MINNEAPOLIS, May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Navarre Corporation (NASDAQ:NAVR), a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products, today reported fiscal year 2006 fourth quarter and fiscal year-end results for the period ending March 31, 2006.

Financial Results Fiscal Year 2006 Fourth Quarter

-- Net sales for the fiscal year fourth quarter ended March 31, 2006
increased approximately 22.0% to $173.2 million, as compared to net
sales of $142.0 million for the same period last year.
-- Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization (EBITDA)
for the fiscal fourth quarter was approximately $5.4 million, as
compared to an EBITDA loss of $2.5 million for the same quarter last
year. See "Financial Information Disclosure" below.
-- Operating income for the fiscal fourth quarter was approximately
$4.2 million, as compared an operating loss of $3.3 million for the
same quarter last year. See "Financial Information Disclosure" below.
-- Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2006 was $1.1 million
or $0.03 per diluted share, as compared to a net loss in the fourth
quarter of fiscal year 2005 of $3.3 million or a loss of $0.12 per
diluted share. See "Financial Information Disclosure" below.
-- Cash as of March 31, 2006 was $14.3 million.

Financial Results Fiscal Year 2006

-- Net sales for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006 increased
approximately 15.0% to $686.1 million, as compared to net sales of
$596.6 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005.
-- EBITDA, excluding the effects of previously-announced pre-tax charges
of $12.7 million associated with the write-off of balances related to
the Musicland bankruptcy and $4.1 million associated with the
write-off related to an independent music label, was $31.3 million.
See "Financial Information Disclosure" below.
-- Net loss for the fiscal year 2006 was $3.2 million or a loss of $0.11
per diluted share, as compared to net income of $10.2 million or $0.35
per diluted share for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005. Included
in the net loss for fiscal year 2006 were the above mentioned charges
of $16.8 million related to the Musicland bankruptcy and the write-off
of balances related to an independent music label. See "Financial
Information Disclosure" below.

Eric Paulson, the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented, "Fiscal year 2006 has been an active year for Navarre. During the year the Company integrated the acquisition of FUNimation and continued to diversify through the growth of the Publishing segment. I am pleased with the operating results in spite of the $12.7 million write-off related to the bankruptcy of Musicland." Paulson continues, "The Company is well positioned for the future and I believe we are on track to achieve our fiscal year 2007 guidance."

Reid Porter, the Company's Chief Financial Officer also commented, "The Company continued its focus on cash management. Receivables and inventories were relatively flat versus prior year despite the addition of FUNimation and a 15.0% increase in consolidated net sales year over year. In addition, the Company reduced its debt incurred at the time of the FUNimation acquisition. During the fiscal year the Company paid down its GE credit facility by $59.9 million, ending the 2006 fiscal year with an aggregate outstanding debt balance of $80.1 million and $14.3 million of cash."

Business Segment Highlights

Publishing Segment

The publishing segment includes the results of Encore, BCI and FUNimation. For the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2006, the publishing segment achieved net sales of $33.8 million (before inter-company eliminations), an increase of 57.1%, as compared to net sales of $21.5 million (before inter-company eliminations) for the same period last year. For fiscal year 2006, net sales increased 33.2% to $127.6 million (before inter-company eliminations), as compared to net sales of $95.8 million (before inter-company eliminations) for the same period last year. See "Financial Information Disclosure" below.

In the publishing segment, FUNimation finished the fourth quarter with strong video sales through expanded retail penetration. During the fourth quarter, FUNimation also announced that The Independent Film Channel (IFC) acquired broadcast rights to Samurai 7. In addition, the FUNimation Channel announced the launch of a syndicated anime block on the CoLours TV Network with 12 million households. This syndicated anime block will be featured 7 days per week at 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET.

Encore contributed to the fiscal year results with successful launches of PC Tool's Spyware Doctor, Print Shop version 21 and Print Master version 17. And as part of our digital strategy Encore also signed a licensing agreement granting Glu Mobile rights to create and publish Hoyle(R)-branded games for mobile phones.

BCI experienced continued growth from the success of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe titles, as well as overall sales growth through better penetration to leading retailers.

Distribution Segment

The distribution segment distributes first and third party PC software, CD audio, DVD video, and video games. For the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2006, distribution segment net sales increased 10.2% to $151.5 million (before inter-company eliminations), as compared to net sales of $137.5 million (before inter-company eliminations) for the same period last year. For fiscal year 2006, net sales increased 11.6% to $621.7 million (before inter-company eliminations), as compared to net sales of $556.9 million (before inter-company eliminations) for the same period last year. See "Financial Information Disclosure" below.

In the distribution segment, software, video game, DVD video and independent music categories experienced strong sales. During the fiscal year the Company's independent music group benefited from the strong performance of Little Big Town's album entitled "The Road to Here" which went gold (500,000 albums sold) during the fourth quarter. Distribution's growth during the fiscal year was primarily achieved through continued market share gains at retail. The distribution segment also benefited from increasing the number of vendors and product lines carried in each of our product categories. The Company's distribution center is driving internal efficiencies and increased capabilities while providing our customers with an ever increasing level of service. The Company's distribution into Canada continues to increase as we improve our market penetration into customers such as Costco, Future Shop/Best Buy, London Drug and Wal-Mart.

The outlook for fiscal year 2007 is as follows:

-- The Company anticipates consolidated net sales of between $720 million
and $740 million.
-- Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization
(EBITDA) are expected to be between $36 million and $40 million.
-- Anticipated net income of between $10 million and $13 million.
-- Anticipated depreciation expense of $3 million.
-- Anticipated amortization expense of $8 million, primarily related to
the acquisition of FUNimation.

Financial Information Disclosure
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

In evaluating our financial performances and operating trends, management considers information concerning our net sales before inter-company eliminations and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization that are not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") in the United States of America. The Company's management believes these non-GAAP measures are useful to investors because they provide supplemental information that facilitates comparisons to prior periods and for the evaluation of financial results. Management uses these non-GAAP measures to evaluate its financial results, develop budgets and manage expenditures. The method the Company uses to produce non-GAAP results is not computed according to GAAP, is likely to differ from the methods used by other companies and should not be regarded as a replacement for corresponding GAAP measures. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP results, which is attached to this release and can also be found on the Company's web site at .

FUNimation Balance Sheet Analysis

The Company notes that its independent auditors have not finalized their review of the Company's revaluation of FUNimation's opening balance sheet in connection with the previously-announced purchase price reduction. This analysis is based upon a report that has been prepared by an independent third party and the Company does not anticipate that there will be any changes to the information presented in this press release.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call at 11:00 a.m. ET, Thursday, June 1, 2006, to discuss the Company's fiscal year 2006 fourth quarter and fiscal year-end results. The conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at . Investors should go to the web site 15 minutes prior to the start time to register and download any necessary software needed to listen to the call. A replay of the conference call will be available following the call's completion by accessing where a replay will be available for a one-year period.

About Navarre Corporation

Navarre Corporation (NASDAQ:NAVR) is a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products, including PC software, CD audio, DVD video, video games and accessories. Since its founding in 1983, the Company has established distribution relationships with customers across a wide spectrum of retail channels which includes mass merchants, discount, wholesale club, office and music superstores, military and e-tailers nationwide. The Company currently provides its products to over 18,000 retail and distribution center locations throughout the United States and Canada. Navarre has expanded its business to include the licensing and publishing of home entertainment and multimedia content, primarily through the acquisitions of Encore Software, Inc., BCI Eclipse Company, LLC, FUNimation Productions, Ltd. and The FUNimation Store, Ltd. For more information, please visit the Company's web site at .

Safe Harbor

The statements in this press release that are not strictly historical are "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are intended to be covered by the safe harbors provided therein. The forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, and the actual results that the Company achieves may differ materially from these forward-looking statements due to such risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: the Company's revenues being derived from a small group of customers; the Company's dependence on significant vendors; uncertain growth in the publishing segment; the Company's ability to meet significant working capital requirements related to distributing products; and the Company's ability to compete effectively in the highly competitive distribution and publishing industries. In addition to these, a detailed statement of risks and uncertainties is contained in the Company's reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in particular the Company's Form 10-K and Form 10-K/A for the year ended March 31, 2005. Investors and shareholders are urged to read this press release carefully. The Company can offer no assurances that any projections, assumptions or forecasts made or discussed in this press release will be met, and investors should understand the risks of investing solely due to such projections. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this report and the Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

Investors and shareholders may obtain free copies of the public filings through the website maintained by the SEC at or at one of the SEC's other public reference rooms in Washington D.C., New York, New York or Chicago, Illinois. Please call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information with respect to the SEC's public reference rooms.

Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
March 31, March 31,
2006 2005 2006 2005

Net sales $173,234 $142,033 $686,126 $596,615
Cost of sales
(exclusive of
depreciation and
amortization) 147,615 117,805 579,033 505,263
Gross profit 25,619 24,228 107,093 91,352
Operating expenses:
Selling and marketing 7,280 6,044 29,320 21,483
Distribution and
warehousing 2,588 2,246 10,087 8,848
General and
administrative 10,797 18,135 43,632 47,365
Bad debt expense
(recovery) (197) 57 12,111 423
Depreciation and
amortization 986 1,079 9,259 3,522
Total operating
expenses 21,454 27,561 104,409 81,641
Income (loss) from
operations 4,165 (3,333) 2,684 9,711
Other income (expense):
Interest expense (3,038) (514) (11,217) (783)
Interest income 176 114 777 473
Deconsolidation of
variable interest
entity -- -- 1,896 --
Warrant expense (342) -- (342) --
Other income (expense),
net 608 (242) 1,013 (241)
Net income (loss) before
tax 1,569 (3,975) (5,189) 9,160
Income tax (expense)
benefit (507) 629 2,014 1,006
Net income (loss) $1,062 $(3,346) $(3,175) $10,166

Earnings (loss) per
common share:
Basic $0.03 $(0.12) $(0.11) $0.38
Diluted $0.03 $(0.12) $(0.11) $0.35
Weighted average
shares outstanding:
Basic 30,921 27,397 29,898 26,830
Diluted 31,568 27,397 29,898 28,782

Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheet
(In thousands)

March 31, March 31,
2006 2005
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $14,296 $15,571
Receivables, net 87,853 88,932
Inventories 43,624 40,759
Other 24,384 22,701
Total current assets 170,157 167,963
Property and equipment, net 10,298 8,152
Other assets 129,032 19,777
Total assets $309,487 $195,892

Liabilities and shareholders' equity
Current liabilities:
Note payable - short-term 5,000 250
Accounts payable 97,923 96,387
Other 19,224 15,159
Total current liabilities 122,147 111,796
Long-term liabilities:
Note payable - long-term 75,130 --
Other 6,897 6,812
Total liabilities 204,174 118,608
Shareholders' equity 105,313 77,284
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $309,487 $195,892

Consolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)

Twelve Months Ended
March 31,
2006 2005

Net cash used in operating activities $(7,305) $(2,505)
Net cash used in investing activities (91,032) (3,670)
Net cash provided by financing activities 97,062 7,251
Net decrease in cash (1,275) 1,076
Cash at beginning of period 15,571 14,495
Cash at end of period $14,296 $15,571

Supplemental Information
(In thousands)

Reconciliation of GAAP Net Sales

Three Months Ended March 31,
2006 % 2005 %
Net sales:
Distribution $151,507 81.8% $137,494 86.4%
Publishing 33,763 18.2% 21,494 13.5%
Other -- -- 93 0.1%
Net sales before
eliminations 185,270 159,081
eliminations (12,036) (17,048)
Net sales as
reported $173,234 $142,033

Twelve Months Ended March 31,
2006 % 2005 %
Net sales:
Distribution $621,739 82.9% $556,927 85.3%
Publishing 127,612 17.0% 95,777 14.6%
Other 424 0.1% 352 0.1%
Net sales before
eliminations 749,775 653,056
eliminations (63,649) (56,441)
Net sales as
reported $686,126 $596,615

Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to EBITDA

Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
March 31, March 31,
2006 2005 2006 2005
Net income (loss), as
reported $1,062 $(3,346) $(3,175) $10,166
Interest expense
(income), net 2,862 400 10,440 310
Tax expense (benefit) 507 (629) (2,014) (1,006)
Depreciation and
amortization 986 1,079 9,259 3,522
EBITDA 5,417 (2,496) 14,510 12,992
Musicland write-off -- -- 12,690 --
Music label write-off -- -- 4,107 --
EBITDA excluding charges $5,417 $(2,496) $31,307 $12,992

Business Segments

Three months ended
March 31,
2006 Distribution Publishing Other Eliminations Consolidated
Net sales $151,507 $33,763 -- $(12,036) $173,234
Income (loss)
operations $(1,231) $5,396 -- -- $4,165

Three months ended
March 31,
2005 Distribution Publishing Other Eliminations Consolidated
Net sales $137,494 $21,494 $93 $(17,048) $142,033
Income (loss)
operations $(6,383) $3,580 $(530) -- $(3,333)

Twelve months ended
March 31,
2006 Distribution Publishing Other Eliminations Consolidated
Net sales $621,739 $127,612 $424 $(63,649) $686,126
Income (loss)
operations $(8,588) $12,862 $(1,590) -- $2,684

Twelve months ended
March 31,
2005 Distribution Publishing Other Eliminations Consolidated
Net sales $556,927 $95,777 $352 $(56,441) $596,615
Income (loss)
operations $(2,173) $14,007 $(2,123) -- $9,711

Source: Navarre Corporation

CONTACT: Haug Scharnowski, Vice President Corporate Relations of Navarre
Corporation, +1-763-535-8333,

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Key Element Film Fund Will Bring Kazakhstan's Top Investors to Hollywood

Key Element Film Fund Will Bring Kazakhstan's Top Investors to Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Kazakhstan will soon become the first former Soviet republic to create a multimillion-dollar film investment fund aimed at helping the country become a world-class player in the motion picture industry. The fund will be officially presented during the Key Element Film Investment Conference, which takes place on June 27th, 2006 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Key Element, a California-based company, and the office of the Mayor of Almaty are organizing the event. Over fifty of the wealthiest private and institutional investors, including heads of industrial, financial, oil and media conglomerates, will be among the conference's participants. Also attending will be two former Prime Ministers of Kazakhstan, senior government officials, as well as representatives of the country's cultural elite.

The fund will be managed by Key Element, LLC and will be headquartered in Los Angeles. "At this time we plan to focus on low to mid-budget motion picture projects in various stages of development that combine high artistic value with good commercial potential" -- says Donna Kasseinova, the CEO of Key Element.

"The creation of the Key Element Fund is a very important step toward realization our long-term goals, which are developing a vibrant film industry in the Republic of Kazakhstan and raising Kazakhstan's profile on international arena" -- says Mr. Essetzhan Kosubayev, the head of Key Element Kazakhstan and former Minister of Culture, Information and Sport.


Key Element, LLC was formed in 2003 for the purpose of assisting the Kazakhstani Government in its efforts to develop the country's film industry. The company has offices in Los Angeles and in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Ms. Donna Kasseinova, the CEO of Key Element, has a long history of building successful US businesses. She has been actively involved in various high profile projects in Kazakhstan since 1998. Ms. Kasseinova also served as the US director of the government-financed Eurasia International Film Festival, one of the country's main cultural events. Ms. Kasseinova is an American of Kazakhstani descent and a long-time resident of Los Angeles. She holds two post-graduate degrees, including an MBA from USC with specialization in entertainment marketing and finance.

For further conference/fund details or to schedule an interview with

Hollywood executives and celebrities who recently visited Kazakhstan as part

of Key Element's delegations, please contact Emil Chiaberi at:

Tel: (310) 746-6666 or Email:

Source: Key Element, LLC

CONTACT: Emil Chiaberi of Key Element, LLC, +1-310-746-6666,

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George Clooney and Patrick Dempsey Top List of Preferred Celebrity Dates, Beating Out Young Hunks Nick Lachey, Orlando Bloom and Jake Gyllenhaal

George Clooney and Patrick Dempsey Top List of Preferred Celebrity Dates, Beating Out Young Hunks Nick Lachey, Orlando Bloom and Jake Gyllenhaal

According to a New Lifetime Television Pulse Poll on Dating and Relationships, More Than Half the Women Surveyed Have Dated a Married Man, With a Quarter Having Dated a Gay Guy

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith Considered Hottest Celeb Couple In Bedroom

Three-Quarters of Women Admit to Having Faked Orgasms

- 48% of Women Prefer Sex Several Times a Week Compared to 18% Who Prefer Once or Twice a Day -

NEW YORK, May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Forget the mystic power of perfect pecs -- when a woman is looking for her guy, smart and funny beats a hot bod, hands down. Sure there are other pitfalls ahead, like married and/or gay men, unseemly body odor, cheap cologne, overly demanding sexual partners, witless first dates, and the timeless allure of the "bad boy." But at the end of the day, none of this matters because if George Clooney or Patrick Dempsey come a' knocking on her door ...

Welcome to the wonderful world of 21st Century dating and relationships as seen through a nationwide poll of Lifetime viewers,* the latest in the expansive Lifetime Television Pulse Poll series. This most recent survey keys off Lifetime's premiere of its first original comedy series since 1998, "Lovespring International," a half hour program from "Will & Grace" star Eric McCormack about a dysfunctional dating service, premiering Monday, June 5 at 11PM (ET/PT).

Throughout June, best-selling writer Dr. Ian Kerner, author of DSI: Date Scene Investigation and Cosmopolitan Magazine's Relationship Expert, serves as Lifetime's on-air host, offering real-life insights into the poll's many faceted results.

Said Kerner: "Just in time for a sexy summer of love, Lifetime's survey results let us know what today's woman is looking for in a relationship, and provide a great launching-point for a discussion of the unique dynamics of today's "mating market" and the issues facing singles. What I find particularly compelling is that so many women are settling for 'Mr. Maybe' in their search for 'Mr. Right.' Also intriguing is that while so many women claim they're mainly looking for a nice guy with a sense of humor, 'bad boys' still top the list as the type of man who is most appealing. Maybe this is why 41% of women have said 'I love you' in the past only to get no response!"


According to the poll, if a girl's going to special order her celebrity date, George (big surprise here) Clooney pulled down 39%, out-pacing younger hunks like Nick Lachey (14%), Colin Farrell (10%), Orlando Bloom (9%), Derek Jeter (8%) and Jake Gyllenhaal (6%).

When it came to which TV doctor they'd like to take their pulse, Dr. McDreamy (Patrick Dempsey) sent the temperatures soaring, followed by "ER"'s Noah Wylie (21%), "Nip/Tuck"'s Julian McMahon and Matthew Fox of "Lost" (12%).

The Ideal Man

Back on Earth amid mortals, "treating you well' (98%), a sense of humor (84%) and smarts (72%) were the traits that made her knees buckle, way ahead of attributes such as fantastic lover (46%), handsome face (45%) and fit body (22%). As for dazzling a girl with a Jimmy Choo shopping spree, a mere 11% said wealth enticed them.

Marital status or sexual preference aside, 67% said the one thing they couldn't overlook on a date were dubious odors (body or cologne) or a poor conversationalist (14%), though 39% say they're willing to overlook a bad dresser. But go to the ATM first, guys -- 75% of women think the man should pick up the tab on a first date.

Bad Boys

Remember the "bad boy" in high school that was oh so enticing? Thirty- seven percent (down from the 58% who felt this way in high school) admitted they were still attracted to a Colin Farrell type. As long as he's about the same age as her because, Demi Moore/Ashton Kuchner notwithstanding, only 13% of women are looking for a younger guy.

Workplace Romance

Women know what they're looking for, but where do they look? A whopping 57% say they've dated someone with whom they've worked, with 11% of those who dated at work saying they've dated a boss! Buyer beware: more than half (51%) suspect or confirm they've dated a married man (one respondent said "His wife emailed me a copy of their marriage certificate") while 23% suspect they've dated a gay man ("It was 1985 and his favorite bands were Air Supply and Wham").

The Sex

So what about sex? Sorry, there is no subtle way of getting into this. Nearly three quarters of the women say they've faked orgasms, but only 12% believe their partner ever did the famous deli scene from "When Harry Met Sally." Forty-eight percent say sex a few times a week is the right number, with 19% suggesting every other day and 18% saying once or twice a day was the optimum amount.

Who's the hottest celebrity couple in the bedroom? Women say Will and Jada Pinkett Smith (41%) seem like they sizzle compared to Demi and Ashton (20%), followed by Eva Longoria and Tony Parker (11%) with Ben Afleck and Jennifer Garner polling at seven percent. Madonna/Guy Ritchie, Denise Richards/Richie Sambora, and Freddy Prinze Jr./Sarah Michelle Gellar barely broke four per cent.


Relationships can end and, when discussing their last break-up, women cited most often that he "couldn't commit" (28%), "cheated or had wandering eyes" (26%), and he was "more into himself than me" (21%). As for those couples women would most like to see reunite, Sheryl Crow and Lance Armstrong led the way, followed by Hilary Swank and Chad Lowe.

* An email invitation was sent to a random sample of Research Panel members who were adult women aged 18-49 living in the US. The internet survey link was live for one week from May 15th-22nd. A total of 654 surveys were completed by Lifetime viewers who were 18 years or older.

The Lifetime Television Pulse Poll is the largest women's multi-platform research project ever undertaken by a television network, weaving in a multi- pronged package providing wide-ranging and trail-blazing applications and implications for viewers, advertisers, affiliates and other business partners.

Throughout the year, the polls will explore a wide range of areas examining women's lives, from consumer behavior and spending habits, their desire for and usage of new technologies, their positions on key public policy issues, and, on the lighter side, their impressions of the latest pop culture icons.

LIFETIME is the leader in women's television and one of the top-rated basic cable television networks. A diverse, multi-media company, LIFETIME is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. LIFETIME Television, Lifetime Movie Network, Lifetime Real Women, Lifetime Home Entertainment, and Lifetime Online are part of LIFETIME Entertainment Services, a 50/50 joint venture of The Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company.

Source: Lifetime Television

CONTACT: Cherice Walker, +1-212-424-7293,, for
Lifetime Television

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NBC 10's Lifestyle and Entertainment Show, '10!' Hits the Road

NBC 10's Lifestyle and Entertainment Show, '10!' Hits the Road

Join '10!' Co-hosts Bill Henley and Lori Wilson as They Visit New and Exciting Destinations in the Month of June

BALA CYNWYD, Pa., May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Turn to NBC 10 and take a trip with Philadelphia's hottest live, lifestyle and entertainment program, "10!" - (Monday-Friday at 10AM). During the month of June, join the show's co-hosts, NBC 10's Bill Henley and Lori Wilson, as 10! Hits the Road!

From the spas of New Hampshire to the sights and sounds of New Jersey, viewers will get an opportunity to preview some great fun-filled attractions and vacation destinations. Whether you're looking for a one-day getaway or an extended stay, you'll want to check out 10! Hits the Road.

When 10! Hits the Road, Henley and Wilson will serve as your tour guides at the following locations:

* Thursday, June 1st - Asbury Park, New Jersey
* Friday, June 2nd - Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey
* Thursday, June 15th - New Hampshire, Rhode Island
* Friday, June 16th - National Aquarium, Baltimore, Maryland

For more information, turn to NBC 10 or visit

Source: NBC 10

CONTACT: Eva Blackwell, NBC 10 Publicist, +1-610-668-5790, or Fax:
+1-610-668-7059, Email:

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Epic Records Recording Artist The Fray Strike Gold With Their Debut Album How To Save A Life

Epic Records Recording Artist The Fray Strike Gold With Their Debut Album How To Save A Life

Smash single, 'How To Save A Life' featured in HBO's Summer Campaign

NEW YORK, May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fray, a Denver-based band, have officially secured their place on the charts as their highly acclaimed debut album, How To Save A Life has now been RIAA certified gold selling over 500,000 copies. But that's not all, after reaching the #1 spot on the Billboard New Artist Chart, The Fray's How To Save A Life is scaling the charts at iTunes -- with downloads exploding the album currently holds the #7 album overall spot, and the band's first single, "Over My Head (Cable Car)" secured in the #7 single overall spot. The smash hit "Over My Head (Cable Car)" which has already established itself a multi-format hit, currently holds the #6 spot on the Adult Top 40 Airplay Chart. With stats like these, it's no wonder why The Fray are the #3 major label artist on MySpace.

The band is currently on a headlining tour selling out major venues across America, were recently named as a VH1 "You Oughta Know" artist, and are XBOX's May Artist Of The Month. Presently, the video for "Over My Head (Cable Car)" is in extra large rotation at VH1 and in medium rotation at MTV. In addition, The Fray are on the fast track to becoming the most licensed band of 2006 as their hit songs, "Over My Head (Cable Car)" and "How To Save A Life" -- the follow up single -- have been featured in such hit TV shows as ER, Grey's Anatomy, Scrubs, Bones, One Tree Hill, NCIS, and What About Brian just to name a few. To top things off, "How To Save A Life" is currently featured in HBO's Summer Campaign.

And this is just the beginning ...

For More Information, Contact:
Lisa Markowitz

Tara Melega

Source: Epic Records

CONTACT: Lisa Markowitz, +1-212-833-5483,, or
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Pennsylvania Governor Rendell's Public Schedule - June 1, 2006

Pennsylvania Governor Rendell's Public Schedule - June 1, 2006

June 1, 2006

7 p.m. Governor Rendell to attend Pittsburgh Symphony Performance
Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center
One Lincoln Park

To view Governor Rendell's campaign event schedule, please visit

The Rendell Administration is committed to creating a first-rate public education system, protecting our most vulnerable citizens and continuing economic investment to support our communities and businesses. To find out more about Governor Rendell's initiatives and to sign up for his weekly newsletter, visit his Web site at:

Elaine Matangos

PRNewswire -- May 31

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Consumers to Spend Over $200 Monthly on Home Entertainment and Communications, According to Rider Research

Consumers to Spend Over $200 Monthly on Home Entertainment and Communications, According to Rider Research

BATON ROUGE, La., May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Some 85% of the 101 million US homes will soon spend over $200 monthly on home entertainment and communications, according to Rider Research. That's over $240 billion annually for phone, pay-TV and Internet-delivered entertainment.

The phone, cable TV and satellite TV companies have begun a war that could last a decade for that lucrative market. At the recent phone and cable TV companies' annual trade shows, the companies discussed what their strategies and tactics will be. Rider's new report, "The Single Play and Its Power to Disrupt," details what they said they plan to do.

About 15% of US homes have cancelled their phone service in favor of mobile phones and/or Internet telephony (VoIP). The trend will continue, putting pressure on the telcos to replace the lost revenue by getting into the pay-TV business and selling more broadband subscriptions.

Consumer spending on Internet-based entertainment will grow rapidly, including music services such as iTunes, the emerging online movie services such as Vongo and Movielink, plus the coming Internet-based video services such as Akimbo and Brightcove.

The phone, cable TV and satellite TV companies will each seek to become the dominant supplier in the home communications and entertainment market. It'll be a door-to-door battle with each company determined that its set-top box goes into the majority of homes.

Currently the most popular marketing ploy is the discounted price bundles of "triple and quadruple plays" -- residential phone, mobile phone, pay-TV and Internet access.

The next evolution will be "the single play," the integration of the now separate services into one with the consumer getting one bill each month.

The single play includes services such as displaying caller ID on the TV set and allowing mobile phone users to watch news and sports highlights, TV shows and other videos. A new hybrid phone being developed could be used both to make calls over the Internet when at home and over the mobile network when away.

Four major US cable TV companies have a joint venture with Sprint to develop a mobile phone service that can be integrated with their pay-TV, broadband and phone services.

AT&T and Verizon have embarked on major initiatives to run a fiber optic cable to or near to every home in order to deliver pay-TV and broadband speeds that equal what the cablecos offer. They are also seeking to gain full control of their mobile phone services.

The satellite TV services won't throw in the towel. News Corp.'s DirecTV is spearheading an initiative that would give them a broadband capability, perhaps using wireless networking.

An extract and table of contents from "The Single Play" report are available by e-mailing .

Rider Research, Inc., headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., publishes The Online Reporter, a paid weekly newsletter for executives in the technology, communications, entertainment and consumer electronics industries.

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Source: Rider Research, Inc.

CONTACT: Charles Hall of Rider Research, Inc., +1-225-769-7130, or

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Moscow CableCom Corp. Receives Nasdaq Staff Determination Letter Regarding Noncompliance With Listing Requirements

Moscow CableCom Corp. Receives Nasdaq Staff Determination Letter Regarding Noncompliance With Listing Requirements

NEW YORK, May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Moscow CableCom Corp. (NASDAQ:MOCC) today announced that on May 24, 2006, it received a Nasdaq Staff Determination letter indicating that, as a result of the Company's failure to file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2006 within the required timeframe, the Company is no longer in compliance with the qualification requirements for continued listing as set forth in Marketplace Rule 4310(c)(14), and that its securities are, therefore, subject to delisting from The Nasdaq National Market. The Company has requested a hearing before a Nasdaq listing Qualifications Panel to review the Staff Determination.

The Company is working diligently to finalize and file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q as promptly as possible to regain compliance.

Andrew M. O'Shea, Chief Financial Officer noted, "The current delay in reporting our first quarter's results represents the effects of the material weaknesses noted in our April 27, 2006 filing of the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005. We expect to regain compliance through the filing of our first quarter Form 10-Q within the next few days, and to maintain such compliance going forward through the timely reporting of future periods' reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission."

About Moscow CableCom

Moscow CableCom Corp (NASDAQ:MOCC) is the US-based parent of a Moscow, Russia-based company that provides access to pay-TV and Internet services under the brand name "AKADO," AKADO is in the process of expanding its hybrid fiber-coaxial network in Moscow to provide residential and business customers with comprehensive broadband services in digital cable TV and radio, and high-speed data transmission and Internet access. The Company has licenses to provide its services to 1.5 million homes and businesses in Moscow, through its proprietary agreements for use of the Moscow Fiber Optic Network (MFON), the largest high-speed transportation network in Moscow. For more information on Moscow CableCom Corp. and AKADO, visit: and

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This press release may contain "forward-looking statements," as the phrase is defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements may contain words such as "expects," "anticipates," "plans," believes," "projects" and words of similar meaning. These statements are based on management's best assessment of Moscow CableCom's and AKADO's strategic and financial position and of future market conditions and trends and involve substantial risks and uncertainties. The actual outcome may differ materially from these statements. Certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in any forward-looking statements, liquidity difficulties, developments in the marketplace for cable services in Moscow, Russia, technological changes, operating in the Russian Federation, including general economic, political, social and tax conditions and legislative and regulatory matters affecting the cable industry, and changes in generally accepted accounting principles are described in the our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005 and other public filings made by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which descriptions are incorporated herein by reference. There may be other risks that we have not described that may adversely affect our business and financial condition. We disclaim any obligation to update developments of these risks or to announce publicly any revision to any of the forward-looking statements contained in this release, or to make corrections to reflect future events or developments.

Source: Moscow CableCom Corp.

CONTACT: Andrew M. O'Shea, Chief Financial Officer of Moscow CableCom
Corp., +1-860-298-0444,; or Barbara Cano of
Breakstone Group International, +1-646-452-2334,,
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PanAmSat Holding Corporation Announces Proposed Offering

PanAmSat Holding Corporation Announces Proposed Offering

WILTON, Conn., May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PanAmSat Holding Corporation (NYSE:PA) announced today that it intends to offer approximately $725 million of senior notes due 2016 and that PanAmSat Corporation intends to offer approximately $575 million of senior notes due 2016. The net proceeds from these offerings will be used, together with cash on hand, to fund a portion of the merger consideration for the acquisition of PanAmSat Holding Corporation by Intelsat (Bermuda), Ltd., a subsidiary of Intelsat, Ltd.

PanAmSat Holding Corporation has also commenced an offer to purchase and consent solicitation for any and all of its outstanding 10-3/8% senior discount notes due 2014. If the tender offer is consummated, PanAmSat Holding Corporation will not issue the senior notes referred to above.

The notes referred to above will be offered to qualified institutional buyers under Rule 144A and to persons outside the United States under Regulation S. The notes will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended ("the Securities Act"), and, unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there by any sale of the notes in any state in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws relating to PanAmSat Holding Corporation's plans to offer senior notes. These statements are based upon the current expectations and beliefs of PanAmSat Holding Corporation's management and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements include known and unknown risks. Known risks include Intelsat (Bermuda), Ltd.'s inability to secure necessary regulatory approvals or the financing for, and to complete, its proposed acquisition of PanAmSat Holding Corporation. Additional risks and uncertainties include market conditions and other factors beyond PanAmSat Holding Corporation's control and the risk factors and other cautionary statements discussed in PanAmSat Holding Corporation's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About PanAmSat

Through its owned and operated fleet of 23 satellites, PanAmSat Holding Corporation (NYSE:PA)(NYSE:-)(NYSE:News) is a leading global provider of video, broadcasting and network distribution and delivery services. It transmits nearly 2,000 television channels worldwide and, as such, is the leading carrier of standard and high-definition signals. In total, the company's in- orbit fleet is capable of reaching over 98 percent of the world's population through cable television systems, broadcast affiliates, direct-to-home operators, internet service providers and telecommunications companies. In addition, PanAmSat supports the largest concentration of satellite-based business networks in the U.S., as well as specialized communications services in remote areas throughout the world. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Source: PanAmSat Holding Corporation

CONTACT: Kathryn Lancioni of PanAmSat Holding Corporation,

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TiVo Announces Upcoming Schedule of Events With Financial Community

TiVo Announces Upcoming Schedule of Events With Financial Community

ALVISO, Calif., May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TiVo (NASDAQ:TIVO), today announced participation in the following upcoming event with the financial community during the month of June:

Deutsche Bank Media/Telecom Conference, Santa Monica, CA
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
10:50 AM Pacific Time
Presenter: Tom Rogers, President & CEO
Stuart West, Acting Chief Financial Officer

A live webcast and replay of TiVo's presentations will be available on the investor relations page of the TiVo web site at

About TiVo Inc.

Founded in 1997, TiVo pioneered a brand new category of products with the development of the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR). Sold through leading consumer electronic retailers, TiVo has developed a brand which resonates boldly with consumers as providing a superior television experience. Through agreements with leading satellite and cable providers, TiVo also integrates its full set of DVR service features into the set-top boxes of mass distributors. TiVo's DVR functionality and ease of use, with such features as Season Pass(TM) recordings and WishList(R) searches, has elevated its popularity among consumers and has created a whole new way for viewers to watch television. With a continued investment in its patented technologies, TiVo is revolutionizing the way consumers watch and access home entertainment. Rapidly becoming the focal point of the digital living room, TiVo's DVR is at the center of experiencing new forms of content on the TV, such as broadband delivered video, music and photos. With innovative features, such as TiVoToGo(TM) and online scheduling, TiVo is expanding the notion of consumers experiencing "TiVo, TV your way.(R)" The TiVo(R) service is also at the forefront of providing innovative marketing solutions for the television industry, including a unique platform for advertisers and audience measurement research. The Company is based in Alviso, California.

Source: TiVo Inc.

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CIDI Announces 'Lights, Camera, Action: Future Filmmakers for International Aid' Final Contest Winners

CIDI Announces 'Lights, Camera, Action: Future Filmmakers for International Aid' Final Contest Winners

Student Competition Highlights Need for Appropriate Disaster Response

ARLINGTON, Va., May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI) announced today the three national winners of its first-ever "Lights, Camera, Action" public service announcement (PSA) contest.

The winners come from universities across the U.S. and each winning PSA demonstrates the student's ability to create an effective and unique 30-second message for television that will help raise awareness for international disaster relief and emphasize the importance of cash donations over in-kind gifts. The winners are:

- First place: Evan McNary of Florida State University - entry "Cans;"
- Second place: Jared Radtke, Jake Noveck, Jessica Childress, Julie
Nelson, and Matt Dixon of Oakland University - entry "Monetary
- Third place: Corey Collins of State University of New York/
Plattsburgh - entry "Relief;"
- Honorable mention: Walter Talens of San Jose State University - entry
"Anna and the World."

As Americans respond to the earthquake in Indonesia and prepare for the start of hurricane season, the winning PSAs will serve as valuable and compelling tools in educating the public about international disaster relief response and about appropriate donations. It is widely recognized that cash donations are the most efficient and effective means of response, a policy supported by CIDI's funding partner, the United States Agency for International Development, and the Center's many allies in the international disaster response community.

"I am very excited to announce the three winners who came from a pool of truly impressive entries. After reviewing the PSAs, it is clear that the students put forward their best ideas to convey that cash is the best form of donation to help international disaster victims," said Suzanne H. Brooks, director of CIDI. "It is impressive that the students understand the challenge of appropriate relief, particularly as we face yet another devastating disaster in Indonesia."

The first place entry, "Cans," visually illustrates an original approach to communicating the need for appropriate disaster response. The PSA depicts what the world would be like if cans were the main source of currency and thus demonstrates how difficult it is to transport and use cans in a variety of situations, from paying for groceries to helping disaster victims. It also depicts that canned foods may not be what disaster victims actually need or want. This creative piece impressed both the judges and public voters who praised the entry for its unique depiction of the disaster relief challenge.

As the first place winner, "Cans" will be promoted through CIDI's Web site ( and in promotional materials. In early June, the PSA will premiere on mtvU -- MTV's 24-hour college network, broadcast to more than 730 campuses and nearly 7 million college students nationwide -- as well as broadband channel mtvU Uber at Additionally, all winners are awarded cash prizes in the following denominations: $7,500 for first place, $2,500 for second place, $500 for third place, and $250 for honorable mention. Any or all of the PSAs may be broadcast on local and/or cable television across the country.

Chris Palmer, an award-winning environmental filmmaker and professor at American University in Washington, DC, spearheaded a team of four judges, including Brooks, and Tony Stitt and Nazik Salih from USAID. The judges selected the five finalist PSAs based on overall impact, originality, memorable content and delivery and clear message. The five finalists were posted on CIDI's Web site for public voting from May 19 to 26, where voters chose their favorites based on public appeal and overall impact. The national winners were selected based on the highest combined votes they received from the judges and the general public.

About CIDI

CIDI is based in Arlington, VA, and was created in 1988. The Center is funded by the United States Agency for International Development's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. CIDI provides individuals, groups, embassies and corporations with information and guidance in support of appropriate international disaster relief efforts. The organization works with a variety of partners to channel the public's energy and desire to help to achieve maximum impact. By reaching out to the American public and the private sector, CIDI helps to promote activities and donations that will do the most good for disaster victims around the world. To find more information about the contest winners and view their winning PSAs, log on to CIDI's Web site at

Source: Center for International Disaster Information

CONTACT: Trudy Wong-You, Center for International Disaster Information,

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Jeff Pulver to Host His 'Fifth-Annual Pre-Summer Party' at the House of Blues on June 6, 2006

Jeff Pulver to Host His 'Fifth-Annual Pre-Summer Party' at the House of Blues on June 6, 2006

GLOBALCOMM Event Sets the Stage for pulvermedia's Upcoming VON Enterprise Event Later This Year

CHICAGO, May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- pulvermedia today announced that for the fifth-consecutive year, Jeff Pulver will host his annual pre-summer party at the House of Blues in Chicago. This year's event -- hosted for GLOBALCOMM attendees -- is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 6th at 7:00 PM. Special musical guests -- the Herding Cats -- are back to perform their wildly-entertaining set, which begins promptly at 8:00 PM.

Readers of Jeff's blog and GLOBALCOMM attendees are invited to attend. All interested parties must RSVP via Jeff's Blog at by June 2nd.

Pulvermedia's VON Enterprise Event (December 4-6, 2006 in Atlanta) To Expand Upon the Themes Discussed at GLOBALCOMM:

At the House of Blues party, pulvermedia will announce additional details on its upcoming VON Enterprise event, which is scheduled to take place at Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta on December 4-6, 2006. VON Enterprise will expand upon many of the themes discussed at GLOBALCOMM, and much of its content targets the audience which formerly attended the SuperCOMM events in Atlanta.

VON Enterprise will discuss how communications within the enterprise is quickly evolving, and it will present the latest set of capabilities available to enhance collaboration and worker efficiency. This event is designed to help companies set the strategic direction for their organizations; separate the hype from the reality by understanding which technologies will dominate, and which will be marginalized; define solutions for end users; and VON Enterprise will help companies define the factors needed to deploy solutions and determine the ROI of this new, disruptive technology.

For additional details on the VON Enterprise, please visit: . Members of the media can pre- register for VON Enterprise media credentials by contacting .

About pulvermedia:

pulvermedia is the leading integrated media company, building communities and providing ready marketplace access through its unparalleled blend of trade shows, publications, web channels, and progressive cutting-edge media. And as the foremost integrated media services company, pulvermedia is ideally poised to deliver a vast range of messages to a wide variety of audiences, including technology buyers and sellers, government regulators, industry analysts, luminaries, pundits and bloggers. For more information, please visit .

About GlobalComm:

GLOBALCOMM(TM) represents the premier business opportunity for the entire global communications and IT industry. With more than 500 exhibitors and 20,000 participants expected from more than 100 countries, GLOBALCOMM(TM) -- the Next-Generation Communications Marketplace and Summit -- debuts June 4-8, 2006, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, USA, with exhibits open from Monday, June 5 through Wednesday, June 7. GLOBALCOMM(TM) is a trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). Visit for more information

Contact: Todd Keefe

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Pink Floyd Announce the Release of PULSE

Pink Floyd Announce the Release of PULSE

2 DVD Set Documenting the 1994 Division Bell Tour Features First Ever Filmed Performance of The Dark Side of the Moon

In Stores Tuesday, July 11

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Pink Floyd will release the group's much-anticipated two DVD set, PULSE, on Columbia Records on Tuesday, July 11. This landmark release features the first ever film of Pink Floyd playing the band's seminal album, The Dark Side of the Moon, live in concert. The PULSE DVD set documents the 1994 Division Bell tour and was filmed at London's Earls Court during a record-breaking 14-night residency. The two-disc release contains the full concert performance with rare backstage footage and previously unseen extras making the collection a must-have for Pink Floyd fans.

Disc 2 of the PULSE DVD set features a live filmed performance of Pink Floyd -- David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright -- performing the group's towering masterpiece, The Dark Side of the Moon, in its glorious entirety during the second half of the Division Bell concert. Included on disc 1 are "Shine on You Crazy Diamond," "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)," "High Hopes" and "Learning to Fly" as well as never-before-seen rarities such as Bootlegging the Bootleggers and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of life on the road with one of the world's biggest and most influential rock bands.

Long time Pink Floyd collaborator Storm Thorgerson has designed the stunning graphics for the PULSE DVD, ensuring that the set looks as good as it sounds. Mixed in mind-expanding 5.1 surround sound and digitally re-mastered by James Guthrie, the PULSE DVD includes some of original screen films used for the 1970s concert performances of The Dark Side of the Moon (which were never filmed) as well as the visual components for the piece which were remade for the 1994 tour.

The PULSE DVD captures vividly the essence of Pink Floyd, both as a live band and as a visual tour de force, qualities that served them, and their fans, well during the group's show-stopping reunion performance at last year's Live 8.



Concert Part 1:
Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Learning To Fly
High Hopes
Take It Back
Coming Back To Life
Keep Talking
Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)
One of These Days

Screen Films:
Shine On You Crazy Diamond
High Hopes
Learning to Fly

Bootlegging the Bootleggers:
What Do You Want From Me
On The Turning Way
Poles Apart

Learning To Fly
Take It Back

Tour Stuff:
Maps, Itinerary, Stage Plans

Pulse TV Advert


Concert Part 2:
Speak To Me
Breathe In the Air
On The Run
The Great Gig In The Sky
Us And Them
Any Colour You Like
Brain Damage
Wish You Were Here
Comfortably Numb
Run Like Hell

Screen Films:
Speak To Me (graphic)
On The Run
Time 1994
The Great Gig in the Sky (wave)
Money 1987
Us And Them 1987
Brain Damage

Alternate Screen Versions:
Speak To Me 1987
Time (Ian Eames)
The Great Gig In The Sky (animation)
Money (Alien)
Us And Them 1994

Behind the Scenes Footage:
Say Goodbye To Life As We Know It

Photo Gallery

The Rock and Rock Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (U.S. 1996)
Wish You Were Here with Billy Corgan
Cover Art

Source: Columbia Records

CONTACT: Tom Muzquiz of Columbia Records Media, +1-310-449-2503,; or Claire Singers of LD Communications for Columbia
Records, UK: +020-7439-7222,

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DVD 'CC' Labeling Class Settlement Announced

DVD 'CC' Labeling Class Settlement Announced

LOS ANGELES, May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Morrison & Foerster LLP, and Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP regarding the Boltz v. Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc., et al. Litigation.



CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT. The Los Angeles County Superior Court has preliminarily approved settlement of Boltz v. Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc., et al. (Case No. BC 323842), a pending class action lawsuit which alleged that certain motion picture producers and distributors misled consumers by inaccurately describing the nature of the closed captioning and/or subtitling provided on their DVDs. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc., The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Warner Home Video Inc., Universal Studios Home Entertainment LLC, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Inc., and Tri-Star Pictures, Inc. (the "Settling Companies") misled consumers by displaying a captioning symbol or stating "captioning," "captioned," "subtitled" or "subtitling" on certain DVD packaging when the main feature presentation was captioned, closed captioned, or subtitled but some or all of the DVD "bonus material" was not. The Settling Companies have denied liability, but have agreed to settle this action to avoid litigation by, in the future, providing captioning or closed captioning of bonus material on major categories of DVDs they distribute over the next five (5) years, paying $275,000 to certain non-profit organizations dedicated to advocacy for deaf and hard-of-hearing persons, and paying attorneys' fees and costs (including any incentive award to named plaintiff) up to $1,300,000 in exchange for the release of claims, as more fully specified in the settlement agreements.

YOU MAY BE A MEMBER OF THE SETTLEMENT CLASS. The proposed settlement affects and includes the following U.S. residents: (1) all persons with any hearing loss who, before April 27, 2006 (the "Class Period"), have purchased, rented or otherwise obtained a VHS, Laser Disk, DVD, or other home video product produced and/or distributed by any of the Settling Companies ("Home Video Product"), or on whose behalf such a Home Video Product was so obtained; and (2) all other persons who, within the Class Period, purchased, rented or otherwise obtained such a Home Video Product or on whose behalf such a Home Video Product was so obtained for use with or with the expectation that it contained captioning or closed captioning. To receive a more detailed summary of the terms and conditions of the settlement, visit

YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE SETTLEMENT. Class members who have not expressly excluded themselves from the class will be bound by the settlement's terms. To be excluded, you must submit a written request for exclusion that includes your name, address, telephone number and your desire to be excluded from the settlement class to The Garden City Group, Inc. at P.O. Box 91041, Seattle, WA 98111-9141, referencing "DVD 'CC' Labeling Class Settlement." Your Exclusion Request must be POSTMARKED no later than midnight of July 14, 2006, or it will not be accepted. IF YOU DO NOT REQUEST TO BE EXCLUDED YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BECOME A MEMBER OF THE SETTLEMENT CLASS.

YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT. If you do not exclude yourself from the settlement, you may object to the terms of the settlement by submitting a written objection to the Court, class counsel and the Settling Companies' counsel. Your objection must be POSTMARKED no later than midnight of July 14, 2006, or it will not be considered by the Court. TO DOWNLOAD AN EXCLUSION REQUEST FORM OR TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW AND WHEN TO LODGE AN OBJECTION TO THE SETTLEMENT, VISIT

A hearing to determine whether the Court should grant final approval of the settlement and the amount of any award of attorneys' fees and costs (including any incentive award to named plaintiff) will be held before Judge Anthony J. Mohr, in Department 309, Central Civil West Courthouse, 600 S. Commonwealth Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90005, at 10:00 a.m. on August 28, 2006.



Source: O'Melveny & Myers LLP; Morrison & Foerster LLP; Katten Muchin Rosenman

CONTACT: Susan Fleishman, Warner Bros., +1-818-954-1919

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2006 American Idol Taylor Hicks Signs With 19 Recordings Limited/Arista Records!

2006 American Idol Taylor Hicks Signs With 19 Recordings Limited/Arista Records!

Hicks' first single 'Do I Make You Proud' is available in-stores and digitally on June 13th

NEW YORK, May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Following this year's most successful season of American Idol with over 35 million viewers tuning into the finale on May 24th, the 2006 winner Taylor Hicks signs a recording deal with Simon Fuller and 19 Recordings Limited, in conjunction legendary music man Clive Davis, Chairman of BMG U.S., and Arista Records.

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The 29 year old Alabama native, that captured the hearts of millions of viewers by pouring heart and soul into every performance, joins the ranks of other idols that have gone on to have outstanding music careers under the guidance of Davis. Previous Idol winners and runner ups have sold a staggering 33 million records which includes music from Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Fantasia, Carrie Underwood, Ruben Studdard and Bo Bice.

The first single from the charismatic performer includes the original Idol composition, "Do I Make You Proud," sung during the final round of voting and again during the finale. The single also includes his soulful rendition of the Doobie Brothers classic, "Takin' It To The Streets," from the American Idol Season 5 Encores CD. The single is available in-stores and through digital outlets on June 13th. Hicks' legion of loyal followers dubbed the "soul patrol" and fans all across the country can expect a full length album from Hicks later this year.

About 19 Entertainment

The 19 Group of Companies was founded by Simon Fuller in 1985 and to date has been involved in the creation of 109 Number 1 singles and 87 Number 1 albums with an impressive tally of 296 Top 40 albums and 465 Top 40 singles.

Fuller created and managed the Spice Girls, who became a global phenomenon under his guidance, selling over 38 million albums. In 1998, Fuller's 19 launched S Club 7, which has sold over 10 million CDs worldwide, while its four television series were sold to over 100 countries around the world.

In 2001, Simon Fuller's 19TV created and produced the television phenomenon "Pop Idol" and in 2002, "American Idol." "Pop Idol" launched the singing careers of Will Young and Gareth Gates in the UK, while "American Idol" did the same for Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken, Fantasia, Diana Degarmo, Bo Bice and Carrie Underwood in the United States.

About RCA Music Group

The RCA Music Group includes J Records, Arista Records, RCA Records and RCA Victor. The J Records roster is home to platinum superstars Alicia Keys, Rod Stewart, Pearl Jam, Annie Lennox, Luther Vandross, Jamie Foxx, Maroon5, Mario, Gavin DeGraw, Fantasia and Monica among others. The Arista Records family includes all-time superstars Sarah McLachlan, Santana, Dido, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Carrie Underwood, Barry Manilow and Kenny G. RCA Records is home to superstar artists Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews Band, Foo Fighters, The Strokes, Velvet Revolver, Avril Lavigne, Clay Aiken, Kelly Clarkson, Heather Headley and more. RCA Victor's roster includes Imogen Heap, Rachael Yamagata, Etta James, Eliane Elias, George Winston, The Chieftains, Larry Carlton and Fourplay. RCA Music Group is part of Sony BMG Music Entertainment.

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Panasonic Introduces 'Share the Air' Video Contest in Conjunction With Sponsorship of Dew Action Sports Tour

Panasonic Introduces 'Share the Air' Video Contest in Conjunction With Sponsorship of Dew Action Sports Tour

NEW YORK, May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic announces the "Share the Air" Video Contest, with an open call for action sports film submissions.

In the spirit of self-expression, creativity and sharing, the Panasonic "Share the Air" Video Contest welcomes participation from amateur filmmakers on the up and up and industry professionals alike.

Panasonic understands that action sports are much more than tricks and thrills. They're about creativity, self-expression, pushing yourself and having the time of your life. That's Panasonic's definition of "Share the Air." What's yours?

On May 17th, Panasonic challenged filmmakers to show what "Share the Air" means to them in the form of a 24-second action sports film. Submitted videos will be reviewed and evaluated by Panasonic and renowned action sports filmmakers Ty Evans and Aaron Meza. Two Grand Prize Winners will each win a Panasonic HD video package worth over $16,000, including the new state-of-the-art AG-HVX200 High Definition camcorder, and $5,000 cash. Winning submissions will also be considered for national broadcast as Panasonic television commercials. In addition, four First Prize Winners will each win a video prize package worth over $1,000.

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:
-- Originality
-- Creativity
-- Expression of the "Share the Air" theme

Select films will be showcased on Panasonic's Share the Air gallery at Submissions will be accepted and prizes awarded for two distinct entry periods: May 17th - July 14th 2006 and July 15th - January 15th, 2007. One Grand Prize Winner and two First Prize Winners will be chosen from each entry period to win the following prizes:

Grand Prize Winners will receive:
* Panasonic AG-HVX200 HD video camera
* Two P2 8 GB memory cards
* P2 storage drive
* Panasonic DMC-LX1 digital still camera
* $5,000 hard cash
* Ty Evans signature series Ogio backpack
* Atiba Jefferson signature series Ogio backpack

Two First Prize Winners will receive:
* Panasonic PV-GS500 3CCD digital video camera
* Ty Evans signature series Ogio backpack.

For more info on rules and entry details please go to

About Panasonic:

Panasonic's advanced technology products are natural accessories for the action sports lifestyle. Its cameras and camcorders enable action sports enthusiasts to "Share the Air," by capturing and sharing action sports tricks, culture, and lifestyle with friends. In this way, Panasonic technology, like action sports itself, is a vehicle for self-expression, creativity, and sharing.

Panasonic is proud to be a longtime supporter and partner to the action sports community. With its advanced digital camera and digital camcorder products, Panasonic has long been a trusted brand among action sports filmmakers. Today, Panasonic is proud to work with both professional filmmakers and amateurs alike, to help capture and share great moments in action sports. Panasonic is also a founding partner and official supplier of the Dew Action Sports Tour, the first-ever professional season of action sports. Visit for details.

About the Prize:

The AG-HVX200 HD Camera-Recorder Puts a Host of Powerful Features in Your Hands

This handheld DVCPRO HD P2 camera-recorder is designed to meet emerging needs in HD content production. It debuts as Panasonic's first HD video product to use P2, the cutting-edge memory recording device that has the potential to revolutionize the entire production paradigm. The AG-HVX200 records HD, either 1080i or 720p video acquired by a new optical system and high-performance digital signal processor onto a P2 card using the broadcasting DVCPRO HD codec. This system achieves a level of image quality that conventional handheld HD cameras simply cannot match, while also supporting HD/SD multi-format and multi-codec recording capabilities. Variable frame rate recording is just one of the features that makes the AG-HVX200 unique in its class. Using technologies that make the Panasonic VariCam camera-recorder a favorite in movie production, this powerful function allows the overcranking and undercranking techniques used with film cameras to create fast-motion and slow-motion effects. The P2 card offers superior reliability, immediate playback and outstanding cost-performance. It allows direct connection to nonlinear editing systems and streamlines the production work flow, by providing to the editing system data files ready to be edited, rather than a video tape which would require the task of digitizing. On top of all its advanced features and technologies, the AG-HVX200 inherits the refined design and easy operation that distinguishes Panasonic's high-value DVX100 DV camera series. In the AG-HVX200, video professionals of all kinds will find a powerful tool for giving form to their creative visions.

Source: Panasonic

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Comcast Announces Continuation of AMBER Alert Initiative Across Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Comcast Announces Continuation of AMBER Alert Initiative Across Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

More than 1,600 Technicians and Comcast Employees are Connected with the System at One-Year Anniversary

WHITE MARSH, Md., May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- After a successful first-year partnership, Comcast announced today it will continue its innovative AMBER Alert initiative through 2006 in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The AMBER Alert is a partnership between law-enforcement agencies and broadcasters to create an urgent bulletin in child-abduction cases.

Comcast introduced its AMBER Alert initiative in April 2005. It's the first corporate partnership of its kind in the nation, connecting more than 1,600 Comcast technicians and other field employees to the AMBER Alert network, giving the program broader reach, to back roads and crowded neighborhoods, anywhere a Comcast technician is working. Comcasters have been part of eight alerts since the partnership began one year ago.

Comcast employees with company-issued pagers and cell phones take part in this child-safety initiative. Employees are trained during orientation about this community-service aspect of their position, allowing them to become yet another set of eyes and ears to aid in the search and safe return of missing children.


"I'm an advocate of the AMBER Alert Initiative. Our kids are so precious; everybody can get involved to help save them. In Baltimore City, we're like always looking out for others. You just never know who you might be helping. It can hit close to home. The AMBER Alert program shows that Comcast cares about people's families. This partnership says, 'Your family is important to us, too.'"

John Grant, Sr., Line Maintenance Technician, Comcast Baltimore City (MD)

"Every little bit helps. In a situation where you feel so powerless, adding techs to the search allows us help out in any way we can."

Michael Lewis, Commtech, Comcast of Montgomery and Prince George's Counties (MD)

"I think it's a very good system and a good idea. This is an excellent tool to help get more people involved."

Jervon Moore, Supervisor Operations Support, Comcast of Metro Richmond (VA)

"I have a child and I would want someone to help me if my child was missing. Getting that text message through Sprint Nextel - where it describes the child and what to look for - makes me more aware, more alert. It's automatic ... my eyes are peeled for that child. It's a positive thing, the more information we have, the better we can serve. Each and every tech is watching along with the police. Together we can help resolve the situation. It's a good feeling to be part of the partnership, to be able to help."

James Pack, Maintenance Technician, Comcast Baltimore City (MD)

About Comcast

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Comcast Cable is a division of Comcast Corporation, the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 21.5 million cable customers, 9 million high-speed Internet customers and 1.5 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable networks and in the delivery of programming content.

Comcast's Eastern Division currently serves more than 5.6 million customers along the New York to D.C. corridor, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, along with parts of California and Texas. The Eastern Division also founded and manages CN8, The Comcast Network, one of the nation's largest and most honored regional 24-hour diversified television networks, seen by more than seven million homes on the East Coast. The division is based in Oaks, Pennsylvania.

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Syscan Imaging, Inc. Announces Its Proprietary 1080P Nano-LCOS Microdisplay Imager

Syscan Imaging, Inc. Announces Its Proprietary 1080P Nano-LCOS Microdisplay Imager

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Syscan Imaging, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: SYII) the world leader in USB powered portable image scanners and developer of HDTV (High Definition TV) technology solutions through its Sysview Technology group announces its proprietary 1080P Nano-LCOS microdisplay imager. The Nano-LCOS Imager is the first product Sysview Technology's acquisition of Nanodisplay, Inc. an innovator in LCOS chip design and technology.

Sysview is proud to announce its 0.7" Nano-LCOS microdisplay which delivers 1080P X 1920 resolution, delivering true 2 million pixel images at a lower cost per pixel than any competing display technology. Its ideal form and packaging factors, innovative carbon nano-tube (CNT) design and high yield manufacturing process are expected to deliver efficient 3-panel operation at the lowest possible cost. One of the more unique expected capabilities of the Nano design is its upgradeability to even greater resolutions in the future.

Darwin Hu is Syscan's Chairman and CEO. He said, "We are extremely proud to be announcing Nanodisplay's great success in creating a truly unique and proprietary LCOS imager." Dr. Gehong Kim, Chief Technologist and co-founder of Nanodisplay, Inc. added, "We at Nanodisplay are very pleased with the advancements we have made, including a low-noise advanced architecture, low imager operating temperature and high component production yield. We're looking forward to substantive improvements in what OEM customers can expect from LCOS hi-def technology."

About Syscan Imaging, Inc.

Syscan Imaging, Inc. designs and manufactures imaging technology solutions for a worldwide customer base. The company currently manufactures and delivers 21-plus, proprietary mobile image-scanning products, which has allowed it to become the largest OEM private label manufacturer of USB driven mobile scanning systems in the world. Syscan Imaging's intellectual property portfolio in the imaging area consists of 19 patents with an additional 5 patents pending.

Recognizing the potential to leverage its years of imaging technology experience and manufacturing efficiencies, Syscan began developing new technologies targeting the HDTV display market under Sysview Technologies, Inc. These products are in various stages of development and are expected to begin reaching the marketplace in Q 1 2007. The products are designed to significantly enhance picture quality, decrease power consumption, and greatly reduce the manufacturing costs associated with High Definition televisions.

All trademarks and copyrights contained herein are the property of their respective holders.

Note on Forward-Looking Statements:

Statements contained in this press release, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based largely on current expectations and are subject to a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors beyond our control that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from these statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. Syscan undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements.

Source: Syscan Imaging, Inc.

CONTACT: David P. Clark of Syscan Imaging, Inc., +1-408-213-3701

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Wedding Bells Rang as Chris Knight and Adrianne Curry Tied the Knot

Wedding Bells Rang as Chris Knight and Adrianne Curry Tied the Knot

Wedding Special to Premiere on VH1 in July as Finale of VH1's 'My Fair Brady: We're Getting Married!' Seven-Part Series

JOLIET, Ill., May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Christopher Knight, 47 and Adrianne Curry, 23, America's reality sweethearts and stars of VH1's "My Fair Brady" said their "I Dos" yesterday, May 29, 2006 in front of 250 friends and family during a traditional ceremony held in Curry's hometown of Joliet, IL. Viewers can catch all of the wedding festivities during the "My Fair Brady Wedding Special" premiering on VH1 in July.

The bride wore a cream-colored custom-made Alvina Valenta gown, while the bridesmaids wore blood-red evening dresses. The groom and the groomsmen wore matching tuxedos. Curry and her bridesmaids carried black roses.

In attendance were former "Brady Bunch" stars Barry Williams (Greg Brady), Susan Olsen (Cindy Brady) and Mike Lookinland (Bobby Brady), as well as VH1's "The Surreal Life" co-star Joannie "Chyna" Laurer.

"My Fair Brady: We're Getting Married!" which premiered on VH1 on Sunday, May 28 focuses on the couples wedding plans and captures all the challenges of planning a traditional wedding with the most untraditional couple. A new episode of "My Fair Brady: We're Getting Married" will premiere on Sunday, June 4 at 9:00 PM.*

Viewers can log on to to learn more about "My Fair Brady: We're Getting Married!"

"My Fair Brady: We're Getting Married!" is produced by Mindless Entertainment/51 Pictures with Cris Abrego and Mark Cronin serving as Executive Producers. Jeff Olde and Jill Holmes serve as Executive Producers for VH1.

VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in nearly 84 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital services including VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul, VH Uno and VH1 Country. Connect with VH1 at

VH1 is a registered trademark of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom International Inc. MTV Networks also operates and offers joint ventures, licensing agreements and syndication deals whereby its programming can be seen worldwide.

About 51 Minds Entertainment

51 Minds Entertainment is a dynamic reality television production company established by Executive Producer Cris Abrego of 51 Pictures and Executive Producer Mark Cronin of Mindless Entertainment. Mark and Cris came together to create the pop culture hit The Surreal Life, currently in its sixth season. Because of the success of this show and their previous track records, VH1 offered them an unprecedented output deal for creating original programming for the channel. Fueled by the success of the shows provided by 51 Minds, VH1 created "Celebreality" -- a themed night which consists of celeb-based reality programs. The "Celebreality" 51 Minds programming launched VH1 into their highest ratings ever.

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Contacts: Maura Wozniak/VH1 Chris Delhomme/VH1
212/846-7325 310/752-8635

Carrie Simons/BWR George Cabico/BWR
310/248-6104 310/248-6177

Source: VH1

CONTACT: Maura Wozniak, +1-212-846-7325, or Chris Delhomme, +1-310-752-
8635, both of VH1; Carrie Simons, +1-310-248-6104, or George Cabico, +1-310-
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