Archive For November 2007

Warner Music profit drops but beats Wall Street view

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Warner Music Group (WMG.N: Quote, Profile, Research), the world’s No. 3 music company, on Thursday said profits fell 58 percent as CD sales slipped further, but shares rose as investors hoped the worst of an industry slump was priced into its stock.

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Craig trains for next Bond film

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He’s jumping off tall buildings again, but this time it is just rehearsals ahead of the next James Bond blockbuster due in theatres in 2008.

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Crowe steps in to “Play” after Pitt’s exit

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Russell Crowe is in final negotiations to replace Brad Pitt in “State of Play,” saving Universal and Working Title’s delayed political thriller from shutting down.

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Alicia Keys still queen of singles chart

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Alicia Keys began a second week atop the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart Thursday with “No One,” a day after the R&B singer’s new CD “As I Am” ceded the top spot on the albums chart to Josh Groban.

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ABC reaches contract deal with news writers

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The ABC network and the Writers Guild of America East reached a tentative agreement on Thursday for a new contract covering 250 news writers, editors, production assistants and others in New York and Washington.

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Deal brokered to end Broadway strike

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Broadway theaters and the striking stagehands union have reached a deal to end a strike which has kept most of the premier U.S. theater district dark since November 10, negotiators for both sides said on Wednesday.

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Lester wins Tony Conigliaro award

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Cancer survivor Jon Lester capped a fairytale season with the Boston Red Sox by winning the Tony Conigliaro Award on Wednesday for overcoming adversity through “spirit, determination and courage”.

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Swiss Albrecht seals first World Cup win

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Switzerland’s Daniel Albrecht claimed his first World Cup victory with a superb slalom run to give him top spot in Thursday’s Super Combined.

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Sports leaders not worried by economy

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The U.S. economy is battered by high energy prices, a housing slump, tight credit markets and fears of slowing consumer spending, but the heads of four top U.S. sports leagues aren’t running scared.

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Beckham to lead Galaxy in first Pan-Pacific tournament

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David Beckham and the Los Angeles Galaxy will take part in the inaugural Pan-Pacific Championship in Hawaii next year, Major League Soccer (MLS) said on Thursday.

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