Entertainment News Archive - March 07, 2010

NEW YORK, March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- "Cablevision's legendary greed and disregard for the needs of their customers continues. Now the only way for their subscribers to get ABC7 is to ditch Cablevision and switch to a provider that cares about them.

LOS ANGELES, March 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rentrak Corporation (Nasdaq: RENT), today announced the weekend theatrical box office numbers for the weekend period of March 5 through March 7, 2010 according to the company's Box Office Essentials(TM) theatrical box office data collection and analytical service. The twelve estimated top producing motion pictures for the weekend, per data collected as of Sunday, March 7, 2010 include: Rank Title Distributor Weekend Gross Cume Locations -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Alice In Wonderland Disney $116,300,000 $116,300,000 3728 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 Brooklyn's Finest Overture Films $13,500,000 $13,500,000 1936 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3 Shutter Island Paramount $13,300,000 $95,824,594 3178 ----

BETHPAGE, N.Y., March 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) today said it would agree to government calls for binding arbitration with ABC Disney in order to immediately return ABC to Cablevision customers.

DALLAS and PLANO, Texas, March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- No matter which Hollywood starlet receives the most ballot votes at this evening's home Oscar parties, one beauty accessory the movie screen lovelies may be walking the red carpet with at the Academy Awards tonight might be drawing more eyes to the awards event than ever before.

NEPTUNE, N.J., March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Christie Rampone, captain of the Women's National Soccer Team and her husband Chris welcomed a baby girl into the world on Saturday, March 6 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey at 12:56 p.m. The child is the second for the couple.

BETHPAGE, N.Y., March 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Following ABC Disney's decision to pull WABC off Cablevision at midnight Saturday, Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) alerted its iO® TV customers that today it would provide Video On Demand (VOD) movies at no charge, including access to Academy Award nominated films.

BETHPAGE, N.Y., March 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) announced the immediate return of WABC to Cablevision. Charles Schueler, Cablevision's executive vice president of communications, said: "We are happy to report that WABC Channel 7 has returned to Cablevision's 3 million New York area homes.

LOS ANGELES, March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Swarovski, the world leader in cut crystal, will once again shine center stage at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California on March 7th.

NEW YORK, March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- "We've made significant progress, and have reached an agreement in principle that recognizes the fair value of ABC7, with deal points that we expect to finalize with Cablevision.

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.