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Friday, December 31, 2010

Sinclair and Time Warner Enter Into a Two Week Extension While Parties Continue To Negotiate

Sinclair and Time Warner Enter Into a Two Week Extension While Parties Continue To Negotiate

BALTIMORE, Dec. 31, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI), the "Company" or "Sinclair," announced today that it has entered into a 2-week extension with Time Warner Cable and Bright House for the carriage of 33 of its television stations. The extension expires January 14, 2011. Absent this extension, the Sinclair television stations would no longer have been carried on Time Warner Cable's or Bright House's systems after midnight on December 31, 2010.

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Barry Faber, EVP and General Counsel, stated, "We are pleased Time Warner and Bright House recognized the importance of providing their subscribers with access to the valuable and popular programming, such as the local news, sports and syndicated programs, our stations carry and, therefore, agreed to this extension. We intend to continue our good faith negotiations during this period with the intent of finalizing a longer-term agreement at pricing that reflects the higher cost of programming we are faced with today."

About Sinclair:

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 58 television stations in 35 markets. Sinclair's television group reaches approximately 22% of U.S. television households and is affiliated with all major networks. Sinclair owns equity interests in various non-broadcast related companies.

The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information and can be accessed at

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Jamie Foxx to Host Live New Year's Eve Party From South Beach on His SiriusXM 'Foxxhole' Radio Channel

Jamie Foxx to Host Live New Year's Eve Party From South Beach on His SiriusXM 'Foxxhole' Radio Channel

Foxx invites millions of listeners across the country to his exclusive, star-studded New Year's Eve party

NEW YORK, Dec. 31, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI)announced today that Jamie Foxx--the Academy Award®-winning actor, American Music Award-winning and Grammy®-winning artist and comedian--will broadcast his live New Year's Eve party from South Beach on The Foxxhole, his exclusive, uncensored 24/7 comedy and entertainment SiriusXM channel, inviting listeners across the country to join him to ring in the new year and celebrate the release of his new album The Best Night of My Life (J Records).

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Foxx will host this special New Year's Eve party from South Beach's Liv Nightclub at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel live Friday, December 31 beginning at 10:00 pm ET on The Foxxhole, Sirius channel 106 and XM channel 149. Foxx will be joined on air throughout the night by special celebrity guests. The Foxxhole New Year's Eve special will replay Saturday, January 1 at 5:00 pm ET and Sunday, January 2 at 6:00 am ET.

Foxx serves as executive producer of The Foxxhole and hosts a live, weekly show. Every week on SiriusXM Foxx riffs on a wide variety of topics and headlines spanning entertainment, current events, music, politics and more. Foxx has welcomed a wide variety of guests on his radio show including Jesse Jackson, Jr., Chris Rock, Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, Serena Williams, Cedric the Entertainer, Diddy, Mayor Cory A. Booker, Isaac Hayes, John Amos, Teddy Riley, and Steve Harvey.

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About SiriusXM Radio

SiriusXM is America's satellite radio company, broadcasting more than 135 channels of commercial-free music, and premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather, and data services to more than 20 million subscribers in cars, trucks, boats and aircraft, and through a wide range of mobile devices.

SiriusXM offers an array of content from some of the biggest names in entertainment, as well as from professional sports leagues, major colleges, and national news and talk providers. SiriusXM programming is also available at and, and on Apple iPhone and iPod touch, BlackBerry and Android-powered mobile devices using the SiriusXM Premium Online App.

SiriusXM has arrangements with every major automaker and its radio products are available at retail locations nationwide, as well as and

This communication contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating results, the combined company's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions with respect to future operations, products and services; and other statements identified by words such as "will likely result," "are expected to," "will continue," "is anticipated," "estimated," "intend," "plan," "projection," "outlook" or words of similar meaning. Such forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of SIRIUS XM's management and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the control of SIRIUS and XM. Actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements.

The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statement: our dependence upon automakers and other third parties, the substantial indebtedness of SIRIUS and XM; the useful life of our satellites; and our competitive position versus other forms of audio and video entertainment. Additional factors that could cause SIRIUS' and XM's results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in SIRIUS' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ending September 30, 2010 and XM's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ending September 30, 2010, which are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and available at the SEC's Internet site ( The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof, and SIRIUS and XM disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication.

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Deluxe Acquires Creative Services and Media Services Business Units from Ascent Media

Deluxe Acquires Creative Services and Media Services Business Units from Ascent Media

HOLLYWOOD, December 31, 2010/PRNewswire/ --

- Completes Previously Announced Transaction to Enhance Post-Production
Service Offerings

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. announced today that it has
closed its acquisition of Ascent Media Corporation's (Nasdaq: ASCMA) Creative
Services and Media Services businesses, including the well-known brands of
Company 3, Beast, Method, Rushes, Encore Hollywood and Level 3 Post.

Many of the acquired business units provide creative and media services
in television and commercial post production that go beyond Deluxe's
portfolio of services for the theatrical market.

"In the coming weeks and months, Deluxe will be advising customers on the
new service offerings," said Cyril Drabinsky, President and CEO of Deluxe.
"We look forward to providing our customers with the best that the combined
companies and teams of talented employees have to offer," Drabinsky added.

About Deluxe

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of
MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., is the leading provider of a broad range
of entertainment industry services and technologies to major Hollywood
Studios and an international client base. Services include motion picture
film processing, printing and distribution; EFILM(R) and Company 3(R) digital
intermediates; feature and television post production and subtitling
services; titles design and digital VFX; DVD compression, encoding and
authoring; digital cinema services, digital asset management, digital
distribution; and marketing fulfillment services. Laboratory and post
production facilities are located in North America, Europe, and Australia.
Deluxe Digital Studios offer home entertainment services in North America,
Europe and India. For more information, please visit

Source: Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc.

Cathy Main, Vice President Marketing of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, +1-323-960-8454,

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Deluxe Acquires Creative Services and Media Services Business Units from Ascent Media

Deluxe Acquires Creative Services and Media Services Business Units from Ascent Media

Completes Previously Announced Transaction to Enhance Post-Production Service Offerings

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 31, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. announced today that it has closed its acquisition of Ascent Media Corporation's (Nasdaq: ASCMA) Creative Services and Media Services businesses, including the well-known brands of Company 3, Beast, Method, Rushes, Encore Hollywood and Level 3 Post.

Many of the acquired business units provide creative and media services in television and commercial post production that go beyond Deluxe's portfolio of services for the theatrical market.

"In the coming weeks and months, Deluxe will be advising customers on the new service offerings," said Cyril Drabinsky, President and CEO of Deluxe. "We look forward to providing our customers with the best that the combined companies and teams of talented employees have to offer," Drabinsky added.

About Deluxe

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., is the leading provider of a broad range of entertainment industry services and technologies to major Hollywood Studios and an international client base. Services include motion picture film processing, printing and distribution; EFILM® and Company 3® digital intermediates; feature and television post production and subtitling services; titles design and digital VFX; DVD compression, encoding and authoring; digital cinema services, digital asset management, digital distribution; and marketing fulfillment services. Laboratory and post production facilities are located in North America, Europe, and Australia. Deluxe Digital Studios offer home entertainment services in North America, Europe and India. For more information, please visit

SOURCE Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc.

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc.

CONTACT: Cathy Main, Vice President Marketing of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, +1-323-960-8454,

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evian® Challenges People to Seize the Day and 'Live young®' in 2011

evian® Challenges People to Seize the Day and 'Live young®' in 2011

Cutting Edge Music Videos and Pop up Concerts in LA and Miami Headline evian®'s Mission to Inspire People to Live it Up in the New Year

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Dec 31, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- evian® is starting a movement to make 2011 the year to finally write that edgy novel, finish a triathlon, whip up a new dish in the kitchen, or master the downward dog. No matter the goal, from daring feats to simple accomplishments, a little motivation will go a long way. Today, evian® is announcing partnerships with international remixers, Eclectic Method, as well as some of the best up-and-coming musicians from Los Angeles and Miami, who will create one-of-a-kind audio/visual content that promises to inspire evian® fans to do what they've always wanted - to Live young® in 2011. Fans can visit to find out more.

Starting today, evian® is descending on Los Angeles and Miami to paint the towns in its signature pink and collect audio and video footage of each city's iconic sights, sounds, and culture. The footage will ultimately be mashed up by Eclectic Method, the renowned multimedia musical group known for its work with Fatboy Slim and U2, to create unique music videos inspiring fans from both LA and Miami to Live young® in 2011. Once finished, the videos will debut on where fans will have the chance to weigh in on which city has the best Live young® spirit.

"Partnering with evian was a no brainer. I live young every day, I just didn't know it until now," said Eclectic Method's Jonny Wilson. "Doing what we love - remixing everything - with the goal to make 2011 the best year yet? Awesome."

In addition to its partnership with Eclectic Method, evian® is teaming up with local Los Angeles and Miami based music artists to highlight their talents and Live young® spirit. These artists will be popping up at surprise events in Los Angeles and Miami throughout January and February that will be announced on

"Through cutting edge content and musical motivation, evian® is on a mission to help YOU make the most of every moment in 2011," said Jerome Goure, Vice President of Marketing for Danone Waters of America, Inc. "After all, today is the first day of the rest of your life."

Visit to learn more information about filming locations, exclusive concerts, and other evian® events in Los Angeles and Miami.

About evian®

evian® is all natural and perfectly pure.

Every drop of evian® is filtered naturally through layers of glacial sand during a 15+ year journey deep in the heart of the Northern Alps, giving it the purity and taste that nature intended.

More information can be found on, and

About Eclectic Method

Eclectic Method featuring London natives Jonny Wilson, Ian Edgar and Geoff Gamlen - helped pioneer the emerging art of audio-visual mixing since first cutting U2's Mysterious Ways music video with the Beastie Boys' Intergalactic as an experiment back in 2002. The trio's audio-visual mash-ups feature television, film, music and video game footage sliced and diced into blistering, post-modern dance floor events. It's a cyclone of music and images mashed together in a world where Kill Bill fight scenes and Dave Chappelle's Rick James rants are ingeniously cut and looped over bootleg samples, DVD scratches and pumped-up dance anthems. It's a real-time subversion of technology and media performed live on video turntables for what LA Weekly called a "mesmerizing" sensory overload. For more visit:

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WAMU 88.5 Launches New Brand Campaign January 1

WAMU 88.5 Launches New Brand Campaign January 1

Station rolls out new visual identity, slogan to coincide with 50th anniversary

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WAMU 88.5 announced today the launch of a comprehensive rebranding campaign.


The campaign is built around the new slogan, "The mind is our medium." Elements of the branding initiative include print, online ads, on-air promos and bus ads throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area.

Listeners will begin hearing the new slogan in two promotional audio spots, in station identification messages at the top of each hour and throughout the daily programming schedule on 88.5 and 88.3 in Ocean City, Md.

"This slogan, 'The mind is our medium,' says all that we want to signify about WAMU 88.5 - that we embrace discussion, that we value intelligence, that we are a multi-platform content provider - in a way we believe will translate well to air," said WAMU 88.5's general manager Caryn G. Mathes.

The station also rolled out its new logo, a stylized rendering of the call letters with overlapping shapes in rainbow colors. The bright, contemporary design reflects the station's commitment to diverse programming and civil discussion of wide-ranging ideas.

To develop the new look and slogan, WAMU 88.5 engaged Arnold DC, Arnold Worldwide's Washington D.C. office. To view the new logo and ad campaign online, visit

About WAMU 88.5

American University's radio station since 1961, WAMU 88.5 is the leading public radio station for NPR news and information in the greater Washington, D.C. area. With more than 735,000 listeners in the Washington-Baltimore region, WAMU 88.5 is where "the mind is our medium." WAMU also broadcasts from 88.3 Ocean City on the Delmarva peninsula and in Washington on three HD channels -- the flagship frequency at 88.5-1; WAMU's Bluegrass Country, a bluegrass and Americana station, at 88.5-2; and WAMU-3, at 88.5-3, a news and information station broadcasting international coverage from the BBC and offering public radio programs unavailable elsewhere in the Washington area. For more information, visit


WAMU 88.5

CONTACT: Benae Mosby, Communications Manager, +1-202-885-1571,

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Independent Music Videos and Audios Go Global with Selecting EdgeCast CDN

Independent Music Videos and Audios Go Global with Selecting EdgeCast CDN

HONOLULU, Dec. 31, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- announces its global reach to expose independent music from the members to independent music fans from around the world in a more seamless and timely manner via Global Content Delivery Network (CDN) provided by EdgeCast CDN.

"Music is global with no boundaries. Our music fans who wish to discover independent music from all over the world expect us to provide a pleasant music video viewing experience and music audio listening experience. Naturally we desired a global reach for our global musicians and fans on a reliable and fast infrastructure, so we chose EdgeCast CDN," said Shelva Navah, CEO of YouMusic Inc. "Launching this expanded presence on Friday, January 14th, 2011, with EdgeCast as our Global CDN provider, will have its music promotion / viewer reach globally covered with EdgeCast points of presence (POPs) located in San Jose, Los Angeles, Ashburn, Va., New York, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Seattle, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore and Sydney." exists for the sole purpose of showcasing independent music talent to a worldwide audience. Independent musicians from anywhere in the world can upload songs and videos, and even exchange tips and gossip on the forum and music chat rooms. is also a social networking site where music fans can find music they love that they might not get the chance to discover through the conventional media. Independent bands and musicians can promote themselves and others by joining groups of like-minded musicians with similar styles.

About YouMusic Inc. -

"Got Music? Find Fans! Love Music? Find Talent!"

(Logo: is a combination of music promotion portal, online music marketplace and musicians' social networking site with music chat rooms / music forums and listings. Yet its easy-to-use format makes it instantly accessible for the most techno-phobic amongst us. It is the best way to promote your music, make new music friends worldwide and catch the most exciting music before it hits the shops.

About EdgeCast Networks, Inc. -

Delivering any data, anywhere, anytime, EdgeCast is the world's fastest and most reliable content delivery network. To learn more, visit


Camelia Danicio

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YouMusic Inc.

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Industry Leader Surpasses 500 Hours in Video Guitar Lessons

Industry Leader Surpasses 500 Hours in Video Guitar Lessons

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio, Dec. 31, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Aware of it or not, the popularity of online guitar lessons is exploding., the frontrunner of the industry, now provides over 500 hours of lessons from 45 professional instructors.

JamPlay members receive unlimited, unrestricted access to this content for just $19.95. Additionally, users are also treated to over 40 new lessons each month. They also have the option to interact with the instructors via webcam for up to 12 hours each day.

Some users report their hesitancy to pay for lessons due to the amount of free lessons available throughout sites such as YouTube. New JamPlay users are quickly overwhelmed by the amount of high-quality, professional lessons. A clear distinction can be made between their progress on JamPlay and free lessons available elsewhere, easily justifying the $19.95.

In-person versus online is a constant debate amongst musicians. Many are firm believers that the quality of in-person lessons will never be matched by the online platform. JamPlay co-founder Chris Dawson disagrees, "In-person lessons have certain perks, but with the increased speed of Internet connections users are able to interact directly with our instructors via webcam for up to 12 hours per day. When you couple this interaction with our 500 hours of lessons for just $19.95, it is easy to see why more and more users are hopping on the JamPlay bandwagon."

In-person lessons offer the benefit of hands-on interaction but not without disadvantages: inconvenience and cost. Aspiring guitarists are required to travel to their instructor and shell out $20 to $40 per half hour. With online delivery, a student can log in and take a lesson anytime. Users also enjoy being able to learn at their own pace without pressure from an instructor. This freedom has made learning fun again - sending customers flocking towards JamPlay.

Another distinction to consider is the vast array of teachers available. JamPlay users are able to take lessons from any of the 45 instructors. The program is designed so that many of the instructors teach similar content. If a user doesn't quite understand the material from one instructor, they can view a similar lesson from another instructor. This multi-prong approach has had tremendous success for JamPlay's students.

Co-founder Kevin Wimer often issues a challenge to guitarists worldwide, "We prefer to let the product speak for itself. Try out JamPlay and see what you think. We are so confident that you will love it that we will happily provide a refund to anyone that is unsatisfied with our service - no questions asked." online guitar lessons are available via monthly, quarterly, and annual memberships. Both acoustic guitar lessons and electric guitar lessons are available. Learn more at


Kevin Wimer
Tel: 877-999-4JAM
Fax: 937-688-4137

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Discovery News Names Top Tens for 2010, Spanning Science, Space and the Strange

Discovery News Names Top Tens for 2010, Spanning Science, Space and the Strange

- Readers Take to Social Media, Pick Their Top 10 Stories -

SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- To wrap an eventful year, the award-winning Discovery News team has once again selected several top 10 lists capturing the year in science - from How Humans Helped the Earth in 2010 to the Grossest, Coolest, Weirdest Videos of 2010.

Adding a new twist to this year, Discovery News took to Facebook and Twitter, asking readers to share their favorite stories. The fan-curated lists span scientific fields and include the Top 10 Stories of 2010 Chosen by You! and Favorite Space Stories of 2010.

Steps toward shark conservation? Water on the Moon? Virtual girlfriends? Discovery News' year-end roundup proves that science can be awe-inspiring, thought-provoking, adorable and sometimes just plain silly. The Discovery News editorial staff selected stories based on their immediate and long-term effect on the world, our understanding of it, and why it matters. features these stories, videos and blog posts in:

-- Top 10 Stories of 2010 Chosen by You!
-- How Humans Helped the Earth in 2010
-- Favorite Space Stories of 2010
-- Biggest, Tallest, Fastest, Smallest of 2010
-- Top 10 Grossest, Coolest, Weirdest Videos of 2010
-- Gorilla Baby Tops 2010 Cutest Animals
-- Top 10 Most Popular Videos of 2010

"Discovery News delivers the world's news through the unique and fascinating lens of science everyday, and we enjoy reflecting on the year in news with our readers," said Lori Cuthbert, Editor-in-Chief of Discovery News. "Visitors to are curious and engaged in the world around them, and we look forward to continuing to report on breaking scientific news and to offering a deeper understanding of the impact of scientific developments on our lives."

Since 1998, Discovery News has been a leading producer of in-depth coverage and analysis of developments in technology, space and earth sciences. Part of Discovery Communications, Discovery News extends upon the company's mission to satisfy curiosity about the world, reporting on the science that matters to individuals and our global community.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 180 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Investigation Discovery, Planet Green and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including For more information, please visit

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Johnny Depp Top Money-Making Star of 2010

Johnny Depp Top Money-Making Star of 2010

GROTON, Mass., Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnny Depp has been voted the Top Money-Making Star of 2010 in Quigley Publishing Company's 79th Annual Poll of Motion Picture Exhibitors. This is Depp's sixth appearance in the Poll, including two other first place finishes in 2007 and 2006. Exhibitors felt Depp was responsible for more traffic to theatres than any other Hollywood star based on his performances this year in "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Tourist."

The Quigley Poll, conducted each year since 1932, is an annual survey of motion picture theatre owners and film buyers, which asks them to vote for the ten stars that they believe generated the most box-office revenue for their theatres during the year. It has been long regarded as one of the most reliable indicators of a Star's real box-office draw because the selections are made by professionals whose livelihood depends on choosing the films and actors that will bring audiences to their theatres. The Quigley Poll appears annually in Quigley Publishing Company's International Motion Picture Almanac and on our web site:

Angelina Jolie placed second this year based on "Salt" and "The Tourist." Robert Downey, Jr. made it to #3 for his third consecutive year in the survey, with 2010 roles in "Iron Man 2" and "Due Date." Matt Damon, placing #4, had a productive year with "Green Zone," "Hereafter" and "True Grit." Steve Carell made the Top Ten at #5 for his first time on the strength of "Dinner for Schmucks," "Date Night" and "Despicable Me." (voice)

Tom Hanks is #6, which marks his sixteenth time in the Poll since he first appeared in 1988, including five times as #1. Interestingly, Exhibitors selected Hanks, whose only film distributed in 2010 was "Toy Story 3" as the voice of "Woody." Theatre Owners may be recognizing the importance of animation in 2010 with five animated films among the ten highest grossing films this year. Denzel Washington was in "The Book of Eli" and "Unstoppable" and placed #7, his seventh mention in the Poll. Leonardo DiCaprio made his sixth appearance coming in at #8, due to "Inception" and "Shutter Island." George Clooney in "The American" scored #9 and 2008's "Star of Tomorrow," Anne Hathaway, made the Poll at #10 for the first time. She was in "Valentine's Day," "Alice in Wonderland" and "Love and Other Drugs."

Tom Cruise has not placed in the Poll in the last three years but he has been in the Top Ten 20 times since 1983, and been voted number one the most - seven times. Tom Hanks, Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds and Bing Crosby have all won five times. Eastwood has been in the poll 21 times starting in 1968. John Wayne, Doris Day and Shirley Temple each finished first four times, but John Wayne was voted one of the Top Ten Money-Making Stars an astounding 25 times from 1949 to 1974.

Exhibitors were also asked to name the Stars of Tomorrow for 2010: one actor and one actress who they feel will be Top Money-Makers in the years to come. The 2010 winners are Zach Galifianakis who was in "Dinner for Schmucks," "Due Date" and "It's Kind of a Funny Story" and Michelle Williams who had a breakthrough performance in "Blue Valentine" and was in "Shutter Island."

Top Ten Money-Making Stars of 2010:

1. Johnny Depp
2. Angelina Jolie
3. Robert Downey, Jr.
4. Matt Damon
5. Steve Carell
6. Tom Hanks
7. Denzel Washington
8. Leonardo DiCaprio
9. George Clooney
10. Anne Hathaway

Stars of Tomorrow:

-- Zach Galifianakis
-- Michelle Williams

Quigley Publishing Company was founded in 1915 and has published the International Motion Picture Almanac annually since 1930 and the International Television & Video Almanac since 1955. Historical data, analysis and all of the Top Ten Money-Making Star Polls dating back to 1932 are available in the 2011 edition of the International Motion Picture Almanac and on our web site:

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CSRwire CEO Takes on John Stossel of FOX Business

CSRwire CEO Takes on John Stossel of FOX Business

Joe Sibilia, CEO of CSRwire, to appear on 'Stossel' the FOX Business Network program airing December 30, 2010 at 9 p.m. and 12 midnight EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- As CSRwire's profile expands worldwide, it attracts the attention of media outlets seeking thought leadership and expert opinion on corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

This week CSRwire attracted the attention of the self-described Libertarian John Stossel, host of the FOX Business program 'Stossel', who interviewed Sibilia for his end of the year program called "Charity."

Sibilia had a good time debating Stossel about excessive CEO pay, landfills, chemical use, corporate investment in innovative products and services, consumer activism, talent development, and the very definition of corporate social responsibility. Sibilia made some important points about Net Impact, Social Venture Network and argued that he'd be willing to eat his organic TS Design t-shirt to further the sustainability movement in business.

"Joe was brilliant on camera opposite Stossel, answering questions non-stop for almost 15 minutes. His arguments were so good that after the show Stossel admitted 'Joe started convincing him' of the importance of CSR," said Janet M. Morgan, CSRwire President.

Stossel's "Charity" program will air on the FOX Business Network on December 30, 2010 at 9 p.m. and 12 midnight EST. It re-runs Saturdays at 9 p.m. and 12 midnight, and Sundays at 9 p.m. EST.

About Joe Sibilia

Joe Sibilia is CEO of CSRwire and co-author of Street Smart Sustainability: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Profitably Greening Your Organization's DNA.

Joe is available for interviews and speaking engagements. To discuss scheduling, contact Natalie Thomas, below.

About John Stossel

John Stossel joined FOX Business and FOX News in October 2009. His show, 'Stossel', airs on the FOX Business Network on Thursdays at 9 p.m. and 12 midnight EST.

He is The New York Times best-selling author of Give Me A Break and Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity. His "John Stossel's Take" commentaries take a skeptical look at a wide array of issues, such as education, the economy, parenting, and more.

About CSRwire

CSRwire is the leading global source of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability news. Founded in 1999 to advance the movement towards a more economically-just and environmentally-sustainable society and away from single bottom line capitalism, CSRwire has paved the way for new standards of corporate citizenship, earning the international respect of thought leaders, business leaders, academics, philanthropists, activists and the media community. Through innovative techniques and strategic partnerships, CSRwire continues to expand its content, communication technology and distribution channels exponentially.

CSRwire content reaches a broad and highly-engaged audience in the international CSR market through syndication partners, members, subscribers, visitors, mobile technology, databases, newsrooms, social media networks, search engines, financial portals, websites and online communities. CSRwire is proud to be the exclusive distributor of CSR news and information for PR Newswire.

In 2010, CSRwire had over 2 million page views from 224 countries and territories. Over 14,500 referral sites link to and its news alerts reach nearly 50,000 subscribers - plus viral distribution. CSRwire is also distributed through a partnership network comprised of multiple leading organizations within the CSR and sustainability sector. The RSS feeds are packaged into two handy widgets making it easy for sites to display CSRwire news and information.

The service offers more than the traditional newswire service with its News Alerts, events calendar, thought-provoking editorials, popular Talkback blog, CSRlive, CSR book reviews, special report distribution, CSR Directory, CSRwire Member and Executive Spotlights and searchable archives. For members distributing news, CSRwire offers analytics dashboards displaying headline impressions, content views, conversion rates, distribution, demographics, global reach and other features.

Find CSRwire on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter @CSRwire.

Walking the Talk: CSRwire is a Certified B Corporation, United Nations Global Compact Signatory, member of Social Venture Network, and supporter of the Gasoline Alley Foundation. In 2010, CSRwire supported over 250 non-profit organizations worldwide.

Natalie Thomas Director of Business Administration and Development
Phone: (802) 251-0110 ext. 1108



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Announcing the First Annual LivingSocial Dealie Awards of 2010

Announcing the First Annual LivingSocial Dealie Awards of 2010

The Fast-Growing Social Shopping Site Raises a Glass to the Top 5 Daily Deal Trends of 2010

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- LivingSocial, the online source to find amazing experiences at an unbeatable value, today announced The LivingSocial Dealies of 2010 - LivingSocial's salute to those who are living large. Wine, food, movies and distinctive pursuits made the Top 5 Daily Deals of the year.

Throughout 2010 LivingSocial surprised and delighted members and merchants with unique, handpicked activities and services helping people discover local neighborhoods. The social shopping site experienced tremendous growth increasing from 6 markets to more than 130 and booking revenues of more than $1 million a day on average. LivingSocial is projected to book well over $500 million in revenue and double in size to approximately 300 markets in 2011.

"2010 was a remarkable year for LivingSocial, our merchants and our members," said Tim O'Shaughnessy, CEO and co-founder of LivingSocial. "In the next year, we're looking forward to working with merchants to find even more unique experiences for our members and bringing LivingSocial to new markets around the globe."

The LivingSocial Dealie Awards of 2010:

Daily Deal Description Sold Market
---------------------- ----- ------ offered a toastworthy deal. For $30,
members received $60 worth of vino from the
world's number one online wine retailer. That's
almost 57,000 bottles of wine! 14,366 National
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Members in the DC area said hooray for Sweetgreen
and its offer of $40 worth of their organic,
sustainably sourced salads, wraps, and fro-yo
for $20. 10,406 Washington, DC
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In Denver, members took in the Hudson Holiday
winter spectacular, the holiday event that
transforms Hudon's 15 acres with sate of the art
lighting and included a light show, dollhouse
village, air sculptures, whimsical scenes and so
much more! Thanks to LivingSocial adult and
senior tickets were $4 (regularly $9) and a
child's ticket was $3 (regularly $6). 9,314 Denver
------------------------------------------------- ----- ------
Little Fockers was a huge draw! LivingSocial
members scooped up $5 tickets through Fandango.
This Focker went fast! 8,944 Los Angeles
------------------------------------------------ ----- -----------
LivingSocial members got a mouthful of joy with
the Mendocino Farms deal of $12 worth of artisan
food for a mere $6. 7,172 Los Angeles
------------------------------------------------- ----- -----------

As the online source to find amazing experiences at an unbeatable value, LivingSocial lets anyone experience the hottest restaurants, shops, activities and services in their area. The company has dedicated area experts on the ground in every location working directly with business owners, and constantly researching the best in local adventures to bring a savings of 50% to 70% for consumers.

Recently, LivingSocial expanded its business by acquiring adventure company Urban Escapes, and launching three new verticals including LivingSocial Family Edition, Campus Deals and LivingSocial Escapes, a travel site that offers unbeatable savings on curated adventures. In addition, the company continues a regular flow of launches - on average one per day - and has expanded its reach in Australia with a controlling stake in Jump On It, making it live in five countries.

About LivingSocial

LivingSocial adds surprise to every calendar with handpicked daily deals you can share with friends. Members enjoy at least 50% off on the coolest, local experiences. Local business owners get an easy and cost effective marketing tool to attract new, loyal customers. In 2010 one of the fastest growing companies in the space expanded with LivingSocial Escapes offering a "vacation in a box" for easy weekend trips at great value. Based in Washington, DC, the international brand and has saved its more than 11 million subscribers more than $171M in 131+ markets.

Sign up for daily deals in your market for free or find out more information about LivingSocial at Follow us on Twitter at

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Personal and Life Coach Debbie Heneghan Empowers the Bereaved to Turn Pain Into Peace

Personal and Life Coach Debbie Heneghan Empowers the Bereaved to Turn Pain Into Peace

Free advice available through syndicated radio show, teleseminar and more

SEWICKLEY, Pa., Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- When a loved one passes away, there's typically no shortage of unsolicited bereavement advice from friends and family members. Yet no matter how well intentioned, this kind of "help" is often clouded by the bearer's own grief and perspectives, making it hard to know what to believe and do. That's one of the reasons why personal and life coach Debbie Heneghan is offering free expert guidance and a variety of new and recently updated tools and resources devoted to turning "pain into peace."

"The loss of a loved one can be life-changing, particularly when you learn how to transform that very real pain into peace," says Heneghan, founder of Closer Than You Think, LLC ( "I believe this is so important that it's actually become a theme within everything that I'm currently doing, from my private coaching to the radio show, teleseminars, website, blog, online videos, upcoming book and more. It's also why I'm offering some of my guidance at no charge. I'm hoping that if people are hurting, they will seek out the information I provide and be open to the spiritual connection one can have 'directly' with loved ones on the other side. This spiritual connection is the most remarkably healing, comforting, inspirational connection one will ever experience."

Heneghan specializes in grief management and spirituality, specifically teaching techniques that empower others to reach out to, communicate with and remain close to the departed. Through her nationally syndicated radio show, which runs on Spirit Quest Radio (http://www.SQR.FM) on Wednesdays (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), she gives tangible tips and shares powerful stories. Heneghan has also been a guest on several radio shows, including Dr. Carole's Couch hosted by Dr. Carole Lieberman (, the internationally renowned "media psychiatrist" regularly called on to analyze the psychological impact of world events.

Most recently, Heneghan has signed a book deal and is launching a blog, in addition to updating her website with fresh videos and resources. On January 31, Heneghan will release a dynamic three-hour audio CD, "Turning Pain into Peace." Also in the new year, Heneghan will introduce "The 10 Core Fundamentals to Empower Yourself," available through her website free for a limited time. This resource is designed to help people: 1) work through the deep emotions from the loss of loved ones; 2) reconnect with their true, divine high self; 3) live the best life possible; and 4) connect with their loved ones on the other side "on their own."

"These fundamentals are an essential part of healing from loss and receiving inspiration, love, comfort and support from those who have passed on," Heneghan says. "But it's also important to realize that these fundamentals can be used in everyday life to help people live life to the fullest. My goal is to empower those who have lost a loved one to heal, survive and live life to its fullest."

Additional information and Heneghan's welcome video are available at To register for the free teleseminar, visit

About Closer Than You Think

Founded by Debbie Heneghan in 2009, Closer Than You Think is a national resource for after-death communications and grief management offered through personal and life coaching, teleseminars, radio and more. Closer Than You Think is all about transforming grief, seeing death from a new perspective, and communicating "on your own" with your loved ones on the other side.


Debbie Heneghan
Founder, Closer Than You Think

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Rentrak Announces Top DVD Sales and Rentals for Week Ending December 26, 2010

Rentrak Announces Top DVD Sales and Rentals for Week Ending December 26, 2010

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak Corporation (Nasdaq: RENT) today announced the top ten DVD sales and rentals for the prior week based on estimated consumer spending.

According to the company's Retail Essentials and Home Video Essentials tracking services, the top ten selling DVDs and the top ten most-rented motion pictures, per data collected for the week ending December 26, 2010, include:

Rentrak Top 10 Selling DVDs*
1 Despicable Me (NYSE:GE) 2
The Twilight Saga: Summit
2 Eclipse Entertainment 4
3 Salt Sony (NYSE:SNE) 1
4 Toy Story 3 Disney (NYSE:DIS) 8
Warner Bros.
5 The Town (NYSE:TWX) 2
Warner Bros.
6 Inception (NYSE:TWX) 3
7 The Other Guys Sony (NYSE:SNE) 2
Family Guy: It's a
8 Trap! Fox (NASDAQ:NWS) 1
9 The A-Team Fox (NASDAQ:NWS) 2
--- ---------- ---------------- ---
Wall Street: Money
10 Never Sleeps Fox (NASDAQ:NWS) 1
--- ------------------ ---------------- ---
*Week ended December 25, 2010

Rentrak Top 10 Renting DVDs
1 Salt Sony (NYSE:SNE) 1
Warner Bros.
2 The Town (NYSE:TWX) 2
3 The Other Guys Sony (NYSE:SNE) 2
Warner Bros.
4 Inception (NYSE:TWX) 3
Wall Street: Money
5 Never Sleeps Fox (NASDAQ:NWS) 1
6 Despicable Me (NYSE:GE) 2
7 The A-Team Fox (NASDAQ:NWS) 2
8 Easy A Sony (NYSE:SNE) 1
9 Knight And Day Fox (NASDAQ:NWS) 4
--- -------------- ---------------- ---
10 Devil (NYSE:GE) 1
--- ----- ---------- ---

©Rentrak Corporation and its Home Entertainment data collection and analytical service, and is covered by provisions of the Copyright Act. The material presented herein is intended to be available for public use. You may reproduce the content of the home entertainment updates in any format or medium without first obtaining permission, subject to the following requirements: (1) the material must be reproduced accurately; and (2) any publication or issuance of any part of the material to others must acknowledge Rentrak Corporation as the source of the material.

About Retail Essentials®

Retail Essentials measures weekly consumer sales activity on standard DVD and Blu-ray Disc titles in the U.S. brick-and-mortar channel. No other service provides faster access to in-depth market data and weekly estimations of gross consumer spending. Rentrak delivers sell-through data broken down by DVD title, format, category, genre, TV market and more, within 72 hours after the close of each business week. Clients can access current, weekly, and historical title sales data to competitively benchmark industry performance.

About Home Video Essentials®

Home Video Essentials is Rentrak's exclusive point-of-sale (POS) tracking system, which measures title-level performance via rental transactions on over 65,000 DVD and video game properties in the brickandmortar, online, and kiosk channels across North America. Rentrak is the world's largest processor of rental data, tracking in excess of one billion transactions each year from more than 13,700 storefronts within 72 hours after the close of each business week. Clients are able to identify consumer trends, quantify performance, and benchmark findings against the broader business sector.

About Rentrak Corporation

Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT) is a global digital media measurement and research company, serving the most recognizable companies in the entertainment industry. With a reach across numerous platforms including box office, multi-screen television, and home video, Rentrak has developed more efficient metrics to be used as alternative currencies for the evaluation and selling of media. Rentrak is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with additional U.S. and international offices. For more information on Rentrak, please visit

Contacts: Rogers & Cowan for Rentrak Corporation
Sallie Olmsted Amanda Bialek
(310) 854-8124 (310) 854-8151

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Europe's Biggest Independent Music Community Hitlantis Goes on Growing and is Acclaimed by Experts

Europe's Biggest Independent Music Community Hitlantis Goes on Growing and is Acclaimed by Experts

DUBLIN, December 30, 2010/PRNewswire/ -- The international independent music community Hitlantis, the biggest in
Europe, is continuing to expand and is still attracting world-wide attention
with its unique service and user interface. The achievements of Hitlantis,
which has taken music community services into a new era, have been noted in
2010 in hundreds of media around the world since its launch.

Hitlantis is regarded as the fairest band site in the world, since it
passes on to bands as much as 90 per cent of the revenue from the music sold.
American channel giants CNBC and CBS chose Hitlantis, which launched a new
era in its industry, as the most innovative company in the world. Rising to
broad fame earlier this year through Hitlantis, Embassy of Silence already
won a recording contract and many newcomers are still waiting for their
breakthrough with Hitlantis' help.

"The future of music"

Professor Alf Rehn, who has gained international recognition and 13th
place on the Thinkers 50 list, believes on The Guru Radar site that Hitlantis
is even the next Nokia. According to Professor Rehn, who is widely known as a
writer and speaker, Hitlantis will be reforming the music industry already in
the next few years.

Journalist Phil Butler writes of a "mysterious online musical island" and
believes that he is presenting the future of online music in his article.
With its extensive network of performers, Butler says that Hitlantis is the
most popular hub for indie music for a variety of reasons. He refers also to
the recognition from CNBC and CBS. Butler suspects that Hitlantis has not yet
even shown us what it's best at.

The most interesting in the world

Hitlantis concentrates on independent and so far unknown bands that do
not have a recording contract. Users can listen to the music on direct
playback without charge, but the service also offers the option of
downloading music by purchasing bands' songs.

Artists owning the rights to their own music can upload their production
free on Hitlantis, which is considered to be the most interesting music
service in the world.

We have filled a vacuum, Hitlantis' Managing Director Marcus Tilgmann is
glad to say.

Most of the attention gained by the company comes from the graphic
implementation of the user interface, which has revolutionised the world of
music on the internet.


Marcus Tilgmann, +358-400-57-33-27,

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Orange Bowl and Union Square Agency Announce 'Orange Drive'; Three-Day Entertainment Experience on South Beach

Orange Bowl and Union Square Agency Announce 'Orange Drive'; Three-Day Entertainment Experience on South Beach

NEW YORK, Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Square Agency, USSE Corp. (Union Square) (Pink OTC Symbol: UCRP) and the Orange Bowl Committee today announced a signed agreement to co-develop Orange Drive, a series of entertainment and college football-related festivities kicking off on New Year's Eve and extending through January 2nd.

In a span of nine blocks on Ocean Drive from fifth to 14th street, Orange Drive will blend the excitement associated with Ocean Drive with the tradition of the Orange Bowl, offering musical performances, sports events, a Latin festival, VIP hospitality opportunities and a variety of other appealing activities. A 5,000 seat coliseum is planned to be constructed on the sand where nationally recognized talent will be performing for New Years Eve. Union Square Agency expects this to be one of the largest New Years Eve parties nationally with a special event at midnight. Local and national brands and media partners are being approached to promote brand activation sites, entertainment pavilions, and local merchants.

"Orange Drive will be a fresh and exciting addition to the Orange Bowl's community outreach initiatives," said Eric Poms, CEO of the Orange Bowl Committee. "We will connect with South Florida residents, football fans and visitors from around the globe in a vibrant setting that will be hard to resist."

The original mission of the 77-year old Orange Bowl Festival was to bring tourism to South Florida. Orange Drive will stay true to that original mission, creating a new event that will attract an even wider audience for the 2010-11 Orange Bowl Festival, which culminates with the Discover Orange Bowl on January 3, 2011.

"Given the unique capabilities of our team and considering the desirability of South Beach, it is not difficult to understand why we are enthused about taking on this partnership with the Orange Bowl," said Gary Cioffi, CEO of Union Square Agency.

About USSE Corp.

USSE Corp., (Pink OTC Symbol: UCRP) and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Union Square and Union Square Licensing, is a NY based company that provides strategic and creative marketing and sales solutions. Services include Intellectual Property Development (focused on integrating sports, entertainment, fashion and lifestyle elements to connect brands, fans and media); Creative and Branding Support; Event Production and Fulfillment; Sponsorship, Activation and Advertising Sales; Strategic Consulting; Licensing; Television Production.

About the Orange Bowl Committee

The Orange Bowl Committee is a not-for-profit, 343-member, primarily-volunteer organization. It is a self-sustaining, independent organization that supports and produces activities and events that enhance the image, economy and culture of South Florida. The Orange Bowl Festival features a year-round schedule of events culminating with the Discover Orange Bowl on January 3, 2011. Other OBC core events include the MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic, Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance presented by Sports Authority, Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships and Orange Bowl Sailing Regatta Series. For more information on the 2010-11 Orange Bowl Festival and its events, including promotional and volunteer opportunities through the Ambassador Program, log on to

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'Inside MMA' to Celebrate the Best, Brightest ... and Most Bizarre - It's the 2010 Bazzie Awards Only on HDNet!

'Inside MMA' to Celebrate the Best, Brightest ... and Most Bizarre - It's the 2010 Bazzie Awards Only on HDNet!

DALLAS, Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time again for the most unique awards ceremony in all of Mixed Martial Arts - HDNet will air the third annual Bazzie Awards Friday night, December 31 at 9:00 p.m. ET on "Inside MMA." Don't miss a minute of this fascinating review of the past year's action as co-hosts Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten, (for whom the Bazzie Awards are named) will serve as presenters for these auspicious awards. Former UFC ringcard girl Natasha Wicks will join Kenny and Bas to hand out the coveted Bazzie in eleven different categories.


Some of the highlighted categories include:

Fighter of the Year Female Fighter of the Year
Jose Aldo Marloes Coenen
Frankie Edgar Megumi Fujii
Alistair Overeem Cristiane Santos
Anderson Silva Zoila Frausto
Cain Velasquez Miesha Tate

Fight of the Year Most Bizarre Moment
Leonard Garcia vs Chan Sun Jung, WEC
48 Paul Daley's post-fight punch
Chris Leben vs Yoshihiro Akiyama,
UFC 116 Strikeforce post-fight brawl
Brock Lesnar vs Shane Carwin, UFC Post-fight celebration, V3
116 Fights
Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen, UFC Krzyszstof Sozysnski "checks the
117 oil"
Jorge Santiago vs Kazuo Misaki,
Sengoku 14 Jonathan Ivey's rolls
Robin Black vs Matt Knysh,
Chris Lozano vs Jason Dent, NAAFS Aggression MMA

Fans can check out all the videos and highlights leading up to the Third Annual Bazzie Awards by going to:

"Inside MMA" airs every Friday on HDNet at 9:00 p.m. ET.

About HDNet

HDNet ( is the independent network with unique and thought-provoking content that appeals to men of all ages and is delivered in true high definition.

HDNet is the exclusive, high definition home for popular, original programming, including television's only HD news feature programs "HDNet World Report," and the Emmy Award winning "Dan Rather Reports," featuring legendary journalist Dan Rather. Only HDNet goes beyond the headlines to deliver real news that is redefining the way we look at our world. HDNet News is provocative, sometimes controversial and always relevant - telling the important stories of our time in-depth, with attitude and with independence. HDNet is also the exclusive high definition home to critically acclaimed and award winning documentaries as part of the InFocus series. "NASA on HDNet" presents all live shuttle launches through 2011.

HDNet presents championship sports coverage featuring the best of Mixed Martial Arts with its Friday night series, "HDNet Fights" ( "HDNet Fights" works with leading MMA promoters including DREAM, Sengoku, King of the Cage, XFC, K-1, K-1 Max, MFC and more. HDNet produces more live Mixed Martial Arts events than any other network and HDNet's "Inside MMA" is the hottest Mixed Martial Arts program on television, giving MMA fans their weekly fix for everything MMA, while "Fighting Words with Mike Straka," goes one-on-one with some of the biggest names in the sport. HDNet also features live coverage of regular season games from the second season of the United Football League.

HDNet also delivers the world's largest and most diverse concert line-up through the HDNet Concert Series. The HDNet Concert Series features leading artists and bands including Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey, John Mayer, Nickelback and more. HDNet also features revealing lifestyle programming featuring "Art Mann Presents," "Girls Gone Wild," "Deadline" and "Get Out!"

Only HDNet Movies ( delivers exclusive Sneak Previews of new movies before they hit theaters. The HDNet Movies Sneak Preview series features top Hollywood stars in critically acclaimed performances including Gwyneth Paltrow, Joaquin Phoenix, Demi Moore, Michael Caine, Tom Hanks, Vera Farmiga, Parker Posey, Brian Cox, Matthew Broderick, Brittany Snow, Eric Bana, John Malkovich, Emily Blunt, Robin Williams, Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger.

In addition to being the exclusive home of Sneak Previews, HDNet Movies viewers enjoy the best films from the classics of the 1950s-1970s, to favorite films from the 1980s and 1990s, to recently released theatrical films.

HDNet Movies offers subscribers a premium movie viewing experience in true HD, and more original movies shot entirely in HD than any other network.

Launched in 2001 by Mark Cuban and General Manager Philip Garvin, the HDNet networks are available in the U.S. via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, and Verizon FiOS and in Canada via Access Communications, Cogeco, Rogers, Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct.

The HDNet networks can be followed via Facebook at, and and via Twitter at, and



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Unemployed for Three Years, Man Releases Music CD to Save the Family Home

Unemployed for Three Years, Man Releases Music CD to Save the Family Home

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul Ross Hensley, 48, an unemployed sheet metal worker and father of two from Sacramento, California, is hoping he can save the family home with the release of a CD on Dec. 31 filled with his songs about the struggles he and many other Americans are facing in today's sinking economy.

His journey to save the "American dream" through song and not let his home slip into foreclosure has already been featured on a Capital Public Radio program on the battles facing the long-term middle-aged unemployed.

Paul lost his job as a 26-year veteran sheet metal worker for Local 162 at the start of the recession in 2007. With the economy plunging and construction coming to a drastic halt, Paul and his wife Cindy, a legal assistant, needed to find new ways to survive in the slow economy.

"When I got laid off, the union's list of out-of-work of men was over 200. My wife and I knew this problem was bigger than us and we had to do something to make some extra money," Paul said. Their biggest fear is that they will lose the home they bought in 1996 after years of hard work to save up the down payment. By making huge family sacrifices, including having no health insurance, the Hensleys have managed to keep their home - for now - using Paul's unemployment benefits and Cindy's income.

The album "Destitute Legend," with many of the songs devoted to the struggles facing so many American families today, was written over the three years Paul was laid off. During those years, his wife took full charge of creating this late-in-life career as a songwriter and began learning the ropes of managing and promoting Paul. Now that the album is finished and the release date is set for Dec. 31, Paul is hoping to sell his music on iTunes and generate enough money to help pay for his mortgage and keep his house.

"I need to do this now more than ever because my unemployment benefits are going to be cut," Paul said. Although the jobless benefits have been extended for him for two months, the job outlook is not optimistic for Paul in 2011. Once the benefits run out, Paul and his family, along with many other Americans, soon will be destitute with no unemployment benefits.

Contact: Heidi Van Zant, or 530.886.0788


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January 2nd Saturdays Downtown Rocks Tucson's Congress Street, From the Rialto to the Fox Theatre

January 2nd Saturdays Downtown Rocks Tucson's Congress Street, From the Rialto to the Fox Theatre

TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The January edition of 2nd Saturdays, scheduled for January 8 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., is set to leave Downtown Tucson buzzing. Congress Street will come alive with AC/DC music courtesy of TNT at the Rialto and the modern country of The Grind at the Fox Theatre. Both shows are scheduled for 7 p.m. For the first time since 2nd Saturdays started, performances at the historic Rialto and the Fox will be free.


Initiated in May 2010 by downtown Tucson merchants and businesses, 2nd Saturdays has become one of Tucson's largest and most popular monthly events. To ensure that 2nd Saturdays will continue to thrive in 2011, new sponsors including Jim Click Automotive, MEB Property Management, Hollis Graphics, Cox Communications and Wells Fargo Bank have joined founding sponsor, Providence Service Corporation.

Street musicians, vendors, dancers and other performers will again line Congress and local side streets in January. Downtown merchants will be offering discounts and many clubs will be featuring live music. The 2nd Saturdays favorite Five Way Street will headline the outdoor Scott Avenue Stage from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. along with Mirror Image, AZ Daily Star's 2008 Battle of the Bands winner, from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. and Deceptively Innocent from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Downtown museums have also joined together for a Museum Passport Promotion. Simply visit The Children's Museum, Southern Arizona Transportation Museum or the Museum of Contemporary Art during the event and pick up a Museum Passport, which can be redeemed for a free desert at Hotel Congress.

For further information, a full schedule and a map of the event please visit

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Pre-Paid Legal Services Launches Recruitment Program on Fox News Network

Pre-Paid Legal Services Launches Recruitment Program on Fox News Network

ADA, Okla., Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, January 1, 2011, Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. (NYSE: PPD) will launch a special promotional and recruitment program, "Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.: A Business for Today," on the Fox Business Network (FBN), a part of the Fox News Network (FNN). The 30 minute program will premiere at 12:00 noon (EST) and be re-broadcast at 4:00 p.m. (EST) in all FBN markets. Additional segments in the ongoing program are now being developed and will feature a variety of PPD leaders.

The videotaped program will offer Fox Business News viewers an informative, fast-paced perspective on the business opportunity available to motivated individuals who want to work for themselves in a position with strong self-determined earning potential.

The initial segment will feature two former Attorneys General (AG), Mike Moore, a four-term AG from the State of Mississippi and Mike Turpen, a former AG from the State of Oklahoma. Moore, now head of the Mike Moore Law Firm, LLC, is on the Advisory Council for PPD and Mike Turpen is a partner with Oklahoma-based Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis, Inc., a provider law firm for PPD since 1987. Both Moore and Turpen will discuss their personal experience with PPD and the value of affordable legal services for everyday legal problems.

The January 1 segment will also feature PPD's Co-CEO and Chief Marketing Officer Mark Brown and a group of leading independent associates for the company who will discuss the PPD business opportunity. Independent associates who will offer their personal success stories include: Dave Savula of Dawsonville, Georgia; Darnell Self, Upper Marlboro, Maryland; Brian Carruthers, Davidsonville, Maryland; and Mark Smith of Mission Viejo, California.

"We believe the 'Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.: A Business for Today' broadcast on Fox Business Network will provide a unique opportunity to communicate our message directly to important demographic segments of the population, while also offering a high-profile presentation that can be utilized for business development by thousands of PPD independent associates throughout the U.S. and four provinces of Canada," said Harland C. Stonecipher, PPD's Founder and Chairman of the Board.

PPD utilizes a direct selling business model to market its legal service plans to individuals, employee groups and small business owners throughout the PPD service market. In preparation for the January 1 premiere, PPD has prepared an advance promotional video that is being used by the independent associates to generate interest in the broadcast and the use of this program for business development purposes. The company anticipates that thousands of business meetings and direct selling opportunities will be held in conjunction with the program.

PPD Co-CEO Brown believes the "Business for Today" program will help to bring the Pre-Paid Legal message, "Making a Living, While Making a Difference" to new audiences who are looking for either a part-time or a full-time business opportunity.

"Pre-Paid Legal Services is a one-of-a-kind company in the direct selling industry. We offer a product that everyone needs - access to affordable legal services - and the product is marketed by independent associates who have the opportunity to develop a successful business while helping others find answers to their personal legal service needs," Brown said.

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Dave Brubeck Celebrates 90th Birthday as Critically-Acclaimed Dave Brubeck: Legacy of a Legend Two-Disc Collection Tops CMJ Jazz Charts

Dave Brubeck Celebrates 90th Birthday as Critically-Acclaimed Dave Brubeck: Legacy of a Legend Two-Disc Collection Tops CMJ Jazz Charts

TCM Premieres "Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way," Executive Produced By Clint Eastwood, on December 6, 2010

NEW YORK, Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Released in advance of jazz legend Dave Brubeck's 90th birthday on December 6, Dave Brubeck: Legacy of a Legend, the artist's recently released two-disc compilation of tracks from 1954-1970, bulleted 18 positions, from #19 to #1, on the CMJ Jazz Top 40 chart as the album garnered critical acclaim and coast-to-coast airplay.


Dave Brubeck: Legacy of a Legend has reached #13 on the Billboard Top Jazz Album chart and #8 on the Traditional Jazz Album Chart. Brubeck has played on albums charting in every decade since the 1950s.

Dave Brubeck: Legacy of a Legend, a commemorative collection of tracks hand-picked by the artist, featuring extensive annotation and anecdotal liner notes written by his son Darius, was released through Columbia/Legacy, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, to all physical and digital retail outlets on Tuesday, November 16.

Compiled by Brubeck himself, Legacy of a Legend distills the artist's Columbia Records output from 1954 to 1970 into 21 essential tracks and includes signature recordings such as "Take Five" and "Some Day My Prince Will Come." Also included is an unreleased live take, "Three To Get Ready," from the Dave Brubeck Quartet's final concert in 1967.

"....hearing this music assembled in this way offers startling proof of Brubeck's truly iconic genius for the musical depth and range he displays as a composer, arranger, and pianist, both live and in the studio," wrote Thom Jurek for AllMusic, "He revisits the haunting (and now legendary) 'Thank You (Dziekuje)' ...with its gorgeous tribute to Chopin that is still provocative. The harmonic interplay between the pianist and Paul Desmond showcased on 'Camptown Ladies' and 'Something to Sing About' (to mention just two places) is furthered by the subtly insistent but utterly innovative rhythm section of Eugene Wright and Joe Morello...the quirky picks by the pianist provide a solid introduction for new listeners."

It's been a year of accolades for Brubeck, who received Kennedy Center Honors in December 2009, and who, along with his ensemble was named the Jazz Group of the Year in the 2010 Downbeat Reader's Poll.

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) celebrated Brubeck's birthday milestone with the premiere of "Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way," a full-length documentary executive produced by Clint Eastwood.

Brubeck's current "commemorative season" was celebrated in a concert review in the New York Times (November 28, 2010) of his recent three-night run at the Blue Note, noting that "His stylish Columbia Records output has been repackaged for two new boxed sets and a two-CD compilation," while praising the master's musicianship, "...he had softened his pianism, replacing the old hammer-and-anvil attack with something almost airy. Here he often held his fingers splayed flat against the keys, barely touching his sustain pedal. His playing was the picture of judicious clarity, its well-placed chordal accents suggesting a riffing horn section....And in one of the set's finer stretches he stirred up a gentle rustle, as if to renounce percussivism altogether. It was the second movement of 'Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Orchestra,' composed by his brother Howard Brubeck and originally recorded with Leonard Bernstein. Mr. Brubeck stated the melody unaccompanied, fluid and florid, before the ensemble shifted into medium swing for a solo by Mr. Militello. What followed was a contrapuntal piano-bass interlude, then Mr. Brubeck alone again. He smiled to himself as he brought the theme home, a captain firmly steering into port."

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Madhavrao Scindia Leadership Awards 2010

The Madhavrao Scindia Leadership Awards 2010

KANPUR, India, December 29, 2010/PRNewswire/ --

- Aamir Khan Bags the Best Actor and Best Entrepreneur Award

- Anushka Sharma = Best Actress Award

- Dev Anand - Lifetime Achievement Award

- Kapil Dev - Cricketer of the Century Award

- Yes Bank- Rana Kapoor- Banker of the Year

- SBI Capital - S Vishvanathan-Investment Banker of the Year

- Gagan Narang - Sportsman of the Year

The Madhavrao Scindia Leadership Awards for 2010 were announced by the
Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee. Established last year, the awards seek to
recognize the leaders, from across the spectra of commerce, science,
government, arts and culture, whose relentless pursuit of excellence fuels
India's journey to the forefront of global leadership.

Sri Prakash Jaiswal, Madhavrao Scindia Leadership Awards for 2010, said,
"The Madhavrao Scindia Leadership Awards look at honoring people from
different walks of life who have made a significant contribution towards
India's progress. Late Shri Madhavrao Scindia should be an inspiration for
the future generations to come. We are looking at taking this award on a
global platform in the coming years."

Today, the following achievers were honoured at a glittering ceremony,
held in Kanpur:

Actor of the Year/Entrepreneur Aamir Khan

Actress of the Year Anushka Sharma

Lifetime Achievement Award Dev Anand

Cricketer of the Century Kapil Dev

Sportsman of the Year Gagan Narang, Shooter

Banker of the Year Rana Kapoor, Chairman YES Bank

Investment Banker of the Year S Vishvanathan, MD & CEO SBI Capital
Markets Ltd.

Business Leader of the Year Hemant Shah, Akruti Group

Business Woman of the Year Renu Kochhar, Viraj Group

Emerging Media Baron of the Year Ajit Thakur, CEO, Sony Entertainment

Best TV Actor Kritika Sengar (Lead Role in Jhansi Ki Rani)

Young Achiever in Business: Diya Kapoor

Business School of the Year Dr. Rajendra Saxena, NMIMS Mumbai

Culture Award of the Year Late Shri Bismillah Khan (Accepted by Grandson
Nasir Abbas)

Contribution to Social Service Sunil Khanna

Contribution to Science Sandeep Verma


Madhavrao Scindhia Leadership Awards have been instituted to award
individuals who have excelled in their working field and contribution to the
society. These awards not only honour the men and women who stand at the
forefront of the world, but also the talented people they lead. The awards
promise to acknowledge the best, the brightest and the most dynamic Indians
who have emerged leaders in their respective field and are leading India in
her journey toward being a global superpower.


Aamir Khan (Actor of the Year)

He has been awarded the Best Actor and also the Best Entrepreneur for
making best marketing strategies for his movies on his own and making sure
that he entertains the end audience and they get value for money for each
ticket purchased for his films

Starting his career as a child actor in his uncle Nasir Hussain's film
Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973), Khan began his professional career eleven years
later with Holi (1984) and had his first commercial success with Qayamat Se
Qayamat Tak (1988). He received his first National Film Award (Special Jury
Award) for his role in the film Raakh (1989). After seven previous
nominations during the 1980s and 1990s, Khan received his first Filmfare
Award for Best Actor for his performance in the major grosser Raja Hindustani
(1996)[4][5] and later earned his second Best Actor award for his performance
in the Academy Award-nominated Lagaan, which also marked the debut of his own
production company.

Following a four-year break from acting, Khan made his comeback playing
the title role in the historical Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005), and later
won a Critics Award for Best Performance for his role in Rang De Basanti
(2006). The following year, he made his directorial debut with Taare Zameen
Par, for which he received a Filmfare Award for Best Director. This was
followed by Ghajini (2008), which became the highest grossing film of that
year, and 3 Idiots (2009), which became the highest-grossing Bollywood film
of all-time, unadjusted for inflation.[6] The Government of India honoured
him with the Padma Shri in 2003 and the Padma Bhushan in 2010 for his
contributions to Indian cinema.

Anushka Sharma (Female Actor of the Year)

She is a Bollywood actor and former model who has impressed Indian
audiences worldwide with her performances in popular films like Rab Ne Bana
Di Jodi, Badmaash Company and most recently in Band Baaja Baaraat. She began
her modeling career at the Lakme Fashion Week as a model for Wendell
Rodricks's Les Vamps Show and was picked to be Rodricks's finale model at the
Spring Summer '07 Collection. Since then she has done campaigns for Silk &
Shine, Whisper, Nathella Jewelry and Fiat Palio.

Dev Anand (Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award)

He is an Indian Bollywood actor, director and film producer, the second
of three brothers who were active in Bollywood. His elder brother Chetan
Anand was a film director, as was his younger brother, Vijay Anand. Their
sister, Sheel Kanta Kapur, is the mother of renowned Hindi and English film
director Shekhar Kapur. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma
Bhushan in 2001 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2002 for his contributions
towards Indian cinema.

Kapil Dev (Cricketer of the Century)

He captained the Indian cricket team which won the 1983 Cricket World
Cup. Named by Wisden as the Indian Cricketer of the Century in 2002, Kapil
Dev was also India's national cricket coach for 10 months between October
1999 and August 2000.

Kapil was a right-arm pace bowler noted for his graceful action and
potent outswinger, and was India's main strike bowler for most of his career.
He also developed a fine inswinging yorker during the 1980s, which he used
very effectively against tail-enders. As a batsman, he was a natural striker
of the ball who could hook and drive effectively. A naturally aggressive
player, he often helped India in difficult situations by taking the attack to
the opposition. Nicknamed The Haryana Hurricane, he represented the Haryana
cricket team in domestic cricket.[3] He retired in 1994, holding the world
record for the most number of wickets taken in test cricket, a record
subsequently broken by Courtney Walsh in 2000. At the time, he was also
India's highest wicket taker in both major forms of cricket, Tests and ODIs).
He is the only player in the history of cricket to have taken more than 400
wickets and scored more than 5,000 runs in test cricket,
making him one of the greatest all-rounders to have played the game. On 8
March 2010, Kapil Dev was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

Gagan Narang (Sportsperson of the Year)

He has established himself as one of India's most exciting sporting
talents, with his haul of four gold medals at the recently concluded
Commonwealth Games. He is also a gold medalist in the Afro Asian games, 2003
in Hyderabad on October 26, 2003 in the Men's 10m air rifle competition. He
had won an air rifle gold medal at the World Cup 2006 and followed that event
in April 2008. In a pre-Olympic event in Hannover, Germany, he shot an air
rifle score higher than the world record, 704.3 as opposed to 703.1 set by
Thomas Farnik of Austria in the World Cup 2006.

Rana Kapoor (Banker of the Year)

He is the Founder/Managing Director & CEO of YES BANK. As a professional
entrepreneur, since 2003, he is progressively establishing a high quality,
state-of-the-art private Indian bank with a vision of "Building the Best
Quality Bank of the world in India" by 2015. Mr. Kapoor is a member of the
Government of India's Board of Trade, an apex body consisting of top
leadership from the industry, nominated by the Ministry of Commerce &
Industry. Mr. Kapoor is also a member of the Managing Committee of the Indian
Banks' Association (IBA), a premier body represented by top Bankers across
the industry. He was also the Chairman of CII's Banking Committee for the
year 2005-06.

S. Vishvanathan (Investment Banker of the Year)

Mr. S. Vishvanathan has assumed charge as Managing Director & CEO of SBI
Capital Markets Ltd. from the 22nd June 2009. Prior to this he was the Chief
General Manager of State Bank of India's North Eastern operations. Mr.
Vishvanathan joined SBI as a Probationary Officer in 1976 and has served the
bank in several important capacities which includes an assignment in our New
York Branch and stints as Regional Manager and Deputy General Manager in
Delhi Circle. He has extensive experience in the domain of Treasury and
Global Markets both in the Domestic as well as International Markets and has
been associated with State Bank's foray into structured products and
derivatives in his capacity as General Manager (Global markets).

Hemant Shah (Business Leader of the Year)

He is the Chairman of Ackruti City Limited. He is a Civil Engineer from
Mumbai University and has over 31 years of experience in executing various
large projects including military contracts, government projects, private
contracts and real estate developments. Mr. Shah has a significant amount of
experience in the execution and the management of a wide variety of
construction projects and has successfully elevated ACL to the status of a
leading development company in the country within a few years. Mr. Shah
presently controls construction planning, execution, marketing, sales and
developing new business functions and has completed a management study course
run by Harvard University. He is also the Chairman of Jain International
Trade Organization (JITO), a worldwide organization of Jain businessmen,
industrialists, knowledge workers and professionals with the objective of
achieving socio-economic empowerment, value based education, community
welfare, practice of compassion, spread of global friendship and spiritual
upliftment of fellow beings.

Renu Kochhar (Businesswoman of the Year)

She is the Managing Director of Viraj Profiles Ltd., which is part of
Mumbai-based Viraj Group. Viraj is a global player in the stainless steel
industry. Under her astute leadership, the group has acquired wide acclaim
for its high quality stainless steel products, timely delivery and a broad
customer base with exports to around 80 countries across the world. Her
achievements are especially noteworthy as they have been accomplished in a
largely male-dominated business.

Ajit Thakur (Media Baron of the Year)

He has been the business head of Sony Entertainment Television since July
2009. Known in industry circles as someone with a creative mind in addition
to business acumen, this IIM Lucknow graduate has previously had successful
stints with Balaji Motion Pictures, UTV Television, Hindustan Unilever and
Coca Cola.

DIYA KAPOOR- Young Achiever in Business

Born in 1982, Diya was a star performer as a child academically and

She always keen in sports which made her a very steady person who would
strive to achieve that extra bit in every endeavor or of hers. At a very
young age Diya took major interest in photography which in the later years
shaped her eye for detail.

At a young age her family shaped her into an independent and spearheaded
leader, the results of which have proved her to be an accomplished
professional with a rewarding career.

The past few years Diya has developed into a strong organizer, motivator,
assertive and decisive leader .She possess keen business acumen in
understanding business requirements, customer-value maximization and revenue
streams. Diya has also successfully demonstrated the ability to manage human,
financial and material resources towards the achievement of the objectives of
the organization. She is currently the Director of the Golden Peacock Group.

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