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Arriving just in time for the holidays, our deliciously sweet girl next door takes a new turn as STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE: BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG DREAMS comes to DVD November 1 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

It's time to dazzle and dream with Strawberry and her friends as they compete for some berry special prizes. Whether it’s spinning and twirling in the annual dance-off, or beating a world record, there is nothing these girls can’t try. But when the road to success seems overwhelming, they soon discover that the real key to being a winner is just having fun with your friends.

NBC NEWS, NATIONAL JOURNAL, ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, AND FLORIDA COUNCIL OF 100 REPUBLICAN DEBATE SET FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012OXYGEN'S "LOVE GAMES: BAD GIRLS NEED LOVE TOO" RETURNS ON DECEMBER 5 AT 10PM

SYFY'S ANNUAL 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN SPOOK-A-THON UNLEASHES OVER 600 HOURS OF BONE-CHILLING PROGRAMMING, OCTOBER 1-31

LAS ESTRELLAS DE NOVELA MARITZA RODRÍGUEZ, GABRIEL PORRAS, CATHERINE SIACHOQUE, MIGUEL VARONI, DAVID CHOCARRO, JORGE LUIS PILA Y CARMEN VILLALOBOS LLEGAN A MIAMI PARA EL PREMIADO CLUB DE NOVELERAS DE TELEMUNDO

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced that Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated, will deliver the opening keynote address at the 2012 International CES®. Jacobs' keynote will be part of the Technology and Evolving Countries (TEC) Program at the 2012 CES, focused on the role mobile technology plays in global innovation and economic growth in consumer electronics. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2012 International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, is scheduled January 10-13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dr. Jacobs' keynote is slated for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 10, in the Venetian, following a State of the CE Industry keynote address delivered by Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. To hear Dr. Paul Jacobs' thoughts on the significance of this keynote and what he will cover, please visit his new post on Qualcomm's OnQ blog.

CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES RETURNS TO LIBRARY OF CONGRESS NOV. 16
Clint Black, Patty Loveless, and Tim Nichols Join Host Bob DiPiero

NASHVILLE - The wildly popular CMA Songwriters Series will return to the Library of Congress' Coolidge Auditorium on Wednesday, Nov. 16 (8:00 PM/ET).

"The Library of Congress is home to some of America's greatest treasures," said CMA Chief Executive Officer Steve Moore. "I can think of no better place to showcase some of Nashville's greatest treasures, our incomparable songwriters."

Rethinking Facebook's value for marketers
Facebook is sucking up more and more of the time that people spend online -- but that's not necessarily good news for online marketers, Simon Dumenco writes. The site's dominance creates a captive audience but not necessarily a receptive one, and makes it harder for marketers to reach audiences elsewhere, he writes. "Mark Zuckerberg's dorm-room project is becoming, quite simply, the media world's black hole, and effectively devaluing the rest of the non-Facebook Web in the process," Dumenco writes

Mashable wins influence by reporting on, using social media
Social media news site Mashable has won a following through an early understanding of the importance of social media in creating awareness. The site uses Twitter and other tools to build buzz for its stories, and is looking to use social tools to manage its advertising. Founder Pete Cashmore and his team "understood how to use social media when a lot of people were still trying to figure out what it was," says Staci Kramer, executive vice president of ContentNext Media

Live fast and die young. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents the tragic love story between a flawed and fascinating punk rock icon and the American groupie who adored him when SID & NANCY: 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION arrives on Blu-ray December 27.

Gary Oldman (Harry Potter franchise, The Dark Knight) and Chloe Webb (The Newton Boys) “execute performances that are nothing short of phenomenal” (Los Angeles Times) as Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his unforgettable junkie girlfriend, two social misfits who literally love each other to death. In this “riveting biography of burnt-out icons” (The Washington Post), visionary writer/director Alex Cox (Repo Man) creates “a great film” (“Siskel & Ebert”) about the destructive lives of two 1970's punk legends. Their love affair is one of pure devotion. Sid falls hard for groupie Nancy Spungen, who seduces him with her affection and addiction to heroin. Their inseparable bond to each other and their drugs eventually corrodes the band, sending Sid and Nancy down a dark road of despair. Out of money, hope and options, the despondent pair hit rock bottom while living in squalor at New York’s infamous Chelsea Hotel. But their journey takes yet another tragic turn as they face their final curtain and attempt to fulfill their destiny of going out in a blaze of glory!

COUNTRY MUSIC MONTH GETS TENNESSEE SEAL OF APPROVAL

NASHVILLE - Country Music Month is in full swing and has received a State of Tennessee Proclamation by Governor Bill Haslam. The Country Music Association is celebrating October as Country Music Month with promotions, events, and activities designed to drive awareness of the format leading up to the annual CMA Awards, "Country Music's Biggest Night(tm)," on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

In the state document proclaiming October as Country Music Month in the state of Tennessee, Governor Haslam cited the origins of the format in the Appalachian foothills, the values and principles of the music, and the undeniable impact Country Music and the Country Music Association has had on the community, state, and society as a whole.

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Fuel Efficiency Comes Standard at the LA Auto Show

High Mileage and Green-Tech Vehicles at the Show

40-plus MPG
Audi A3 TDI (clean diesel)
Chevrolet Cruze Eco
Chevrolet Sonic
Ford Focus SFE
Ford Fiesta SFE
Honda Civic GX
Honda Civic HF
Hyundai Accent
Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai Veloster
Kia Rio (2012)
Mazda3 SKYACTIV (2012)
Smart ForTwo
Volkswagen Jetta TDI (clean diesel)
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagon TDI (clean diesel)
Volkswagen Passat TDI (clean diesel)
Volkswagen Golf TDI (clean diesel)

Hybrids and Plug-in hybrids
BMW i8 Concept
BMW ActiveHybrid 7
BMW ActiveHybrid X6
Buick LaCrosse eAssist
Buick Regal eAssist
Cadillac Ciel concept
Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
Chevrolet Malibu Eco
Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid
Chevrolet Volt
Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid
Ford Fusion Hybrid
Fisker Karma
Fisker Surf
GMC Yukon Hybrid
GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid
Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid Coupe
Honda Civic Hybrid
Honda Insight
Honda Plug-in Hybrid concept
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Infiniti M35 Hybrid
KIA Optima Hybrid
Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
Lexus CT 200h
Lexus GS 450h

Lexus LS 600h L
Lexus RX 450h
Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid
Porsche Panamara S Hybrid
Toyota Camry Hybrid
Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Toyota Prius
Toyota Prius v
Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid
Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid

Clean Diesel Vehicles
Audi A3 TDI
Audi Q7 TDI
BMW 335d Sedan
Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTEC
Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI
Volkswagen Passat TDI
Volkswagen Golf TDI

Electric vehicles
BMW i3 Concept
CODA Sedan
Ford Focus BEV prototype
Fiat 500 EV
Mitsubishi i
Nissan LEAF
Smart ForTwo
Toyota RAV4
DOK-ING XD

Hydrogen/Hydrogen Fuel Cell
Honda FCX Clarity

* List of vehicles at the show subject to change