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28Sep/110

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Police Say White Powder Sent to 'Dancing With the Stars' Is Harmless.

IT'S A STAR-STUDDED WEEK AT THE RANCH WHEN NFL SUPERSTARS DREW BREES, ERIC DICKERSON, TONY GONZALEZ, CLAY MATTHEWS, SHAWNE MERRIMAN AND TIM TEBOW GUEST STAR ON A SPECIAL, ACTION-PACKED EPISODE OF "THE BIGGEST LOSER" ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4 , 8-10 P.M. ET, ON NBC

CNBC EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: NAOMI CAMPBELL SPEAKS WITH CNBC ABOUT HER CHILDHOOD, HER EARLY BREAKTHROUGH INTO MODELING AND HOW HER LIFESTYLE CAUSED HER TO TAKE TIME OUT FROM THE INDUSTRY

SYFY'S SMASH HIT SERIES WAREHOUSE 13 WRAPS SEASON THREE WITH EXPLOSIVE TWO-HOUR FINALE, MONDAY, OCTOBER 3 FROM 9-11PM (ET/PT)

TELEMUNDO BRINGS A SELECT GROUP OF DISNEY PIXAR ANIMATED BLOCKBUSTER FILMS TO U.S. SPANISH-LANGUAGE AUDIENCES

DAILYCANDY AND DOVE® HAIR LAUNCH "THE BIG BLOWOUT"" CONTEST-DRIVEN EVENTS GIVING CONSUMERS THE CHANCE OF A LIFETIME TO STAR IN A NATIONAL DOVE® HAIR TV AD

The 2010 Oscar® nominees "Sun Come Up" and "Waste Land" will screen as the next installment in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 30th annual "Contemporary Documentaries" series on Wednesday, October 5, at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Admission to all screenings in the series is free.

Disney's Appmates to merge real-world and digital gaming
Disney is set to release an interactive application that it says turns an iPad into a children's game board. Appmates will be available on Saturday and will feature a free downloadable application based on "Cars 2"; handheld toy cars for the game can be purchased for $20 a set. Gamers will be able to play as one of six characters from the film as they navigate five digital racetracks

Paramount creates home-media unit as part of restructuring
Paramount Pictures has commenced a sweeping reorganization effort that will merge its digital entertainment and licensing businesses in a new Home Media Distribution unit. The move, which follows a similar restructuring by Paramount parent Viacom, is widely seen as a response to the increasing popularity of streaming media and the gradual obsolescence of digital-entertainment divisions

Hulu, Miramax reach Japan streaming deal
Miramax has expanded its content deal with Hulu to include movie-streaming services in Japan. Japanese subscribers can access Miramax films such as "The English Patient" and "Good Will Hunting." Miramax completed a similar deal with

BP seeks to buff its image with Web videos, social media
BP is continuing a social media push designed to help repair the company's image in the wake of last year's Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Its latest effort is contained in a series of 28 YouTube videos showing life as its exists on the Gulf Coast today, with the project being promoted on BP's Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Comcast gets interactive with local spots
Comcast Spotlight has completed more than 1,000 interactive local ad campaigns, which have generated more than 2.7 billion impressions, the company says. The interactive ads, which have a potential reach of 15 million homes in 50 markets, include various options, such as offering viewers the ability to get a sample or coupon mailed to them by clicking on a remote, or sending viewers to longer ads on video-on-demand.

Amazon opens Fire for a potential tablet war with the iPad
Amazon.com today introduced the Kindle Fire, a tablet computer priced at $199, presenting a competitive challenge to Apple's iPad, which sells for $499 or more. The Android-based Kindle Fire has a 7-inch touch screen, smaller than the iPad's, and will let users access e-books, games, movies, music and television shows. Amazon's tablet has competitors rethinking prices: A tablet-PC priced above $257 is too expensive for most consumers, according to research from Forrester, and that may be one reason companies such as Samsung and Research In Motion have slashed prices on their devices ahead of Amazon's debut today of its tablet PC.

Smartphone shoppers flocked to Android in August
Smartphone buyers were twice as likely to purchase an Android-based handset than an iPhone in August, according to Nielsen data. The Google-owned operating system expanded its share to 43%, compared with 40% in July. Apple's market share remained at 28%, but Nielsen analysts predict the company will recover after its expected release of the iPhone 5 in the fourth quarter

New at the 2012 CES -- International Academy of Web Television Awards!
The International Academy of Web Television will hold its inaugural IAWTV Awards at the 2012 International CES! The IAWTV awards will be the first awards show for the Web television Industry presented by content creators, for content creators. Studio content producers, YouTube celebrities and many others who successfully create entertainment for digital platforms will be celebrated through 33 categories of the IAWTV Awards.

THE LION KING: DIAMOND EDITION - The wait is over. For the first time ever, experience the majesty of Disney’s epic animated masterpiece as it roars onto Blu-ray™ and Disney Blu-ray 3D™, October 4, 2011. With a spectacular digital picture, spine-tingling high definition sound and immersive bonus features—you will feel the love for this critically acclaimed and universally beloved classic like never before. Embark on an extraordinary coming-of-age adventure as Simba, a lion cub who cannot wait to be king, searches for his destiny in the great “Circle of Life.” You will be thrilled by the breathtaking animation, unforgettable Academy Award®– winning music (1994: Best Original Score; Best Original Song, “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”), and timeless story. The king of all animated films reigns on Disney Blu-ray.

DISNEYNATURE’S AFRICAN CATS - This coming October, don’t miss Disneynature’s latest home entertainment release, AFRICAN CATS, an epic film profiling two incredible families as they strive to make a home in the wilds of Africa. Disneynature AFRICAN CATS will debut as a 2-Disc Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack, a High Definition Movie Download and for On-Demand viewing on Tuesday, October 4, and is the perfect family-friendly film that provides an exciting journey into the wild while also raising consumer awareness for these incredible animals. For every movie purchased through October 10, 2011, Disneynature will be contributing a portion* of its home entertainment sales through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to the “See AFRICAN CATS, Save the Savanna” effort – an initiative developed between Disneynature and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) to protect lions, cheetah, elephants, zebra, giraffe and a host other species in Africa