Entertainment News Archive - December 17, 2009

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced the launch of Sodium One, a new and evolving massively multiplayer online (MMO) game space now available within the ground-breaking 3D gaming community, PlayStation®Home.

WINTER PARK, Fla., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet marketing agency, .Com has been awarded two Bronze awards for its top quality web services.

LONDON, December 17 /PRNewswire/ -- - Writer and Actor Stephen Fry to Host Global Mobile Awards 2010 in Barcelona The GSMA, which represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications industry, today announced that Duran Duran, one of the world's most successful rock bands, will headline the Congress Party & Awards Celebration on Tuesday 16 February 2010 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

ELGIN, Ill., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Top 50 North American Fairs drew 40,316,926 guests in 2009, a small decrease of less than 1% from 2008. Surging to the top spot on the list this year was the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo with a record-breaking attendance of 1,890,332, an increase of 5%.

Shoppers plan to spend about $700 on average, down about $40 from last year YONKERS, N.Y., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many Americans have put off shopping for holiday gifts.

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Korn/Ferry Institute's Q4 "Confidence in Leadership Index" shows rising confidence in corporate leadership globally, an encouraging sign heading into 2010.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A new cook book to be published by Phoenix Books, Inc. promises to help single men find their way around the kitchen using a familiar fridge staple: beer.

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The rankings are in and Entrepreneur's 31st Annual Franchise 500® is out, with Subway taking the number-one spot.

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