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Mayweather blames bout collapse on Pacquiao
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Mayweather blames bout collapse on Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has fired back at Manny Pacquiao, saying the Filipino star’s refusal to compromise on drug testing concerns is the reason for the collapse of their prospective bout.

A Minute With: Emily Blunt on being “Young Victoria”
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm
A Minute With: Emily Blunt on being “Young Victoria”

British actress Emily Blunt first captured worldwide attention in 2006’s “The Devil Wears Prada” and earned a Golden Globe best supporting actress nomination for her portrayal as Meryl Streep’s assistant.

Ke$ha’s “TiK ToK” Won’t Stop On singles chart
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Ke$ha’s “TiK ToK” Won’t Stop On singles chart

Rookie pop singer Ke$ha led Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for a third week on Thursday, and she is locked in a tight battle with Susan Boyle for the crown on next week’s albums chart.

Lil Wayne album still due February 2, label insists
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Lil Wayne album still due February 2, label insists

After online reports suggested that Lil Wayne’s oft-delayed “Rebirth” album was once again delayed, this time to June 22nd, the rapper’s publicist said the rock-leaning set is still scheduled for a February 2 release.

“Avatar” lands on list of directors’ top films
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm
“Avatar” lands on list of directors’ top films

The Directors Guild of America unveiled nominees for its film awards on Thursday, pitting James Cameron and his box office hit “Avatar” against his ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow and her war film “The Hurt Locker,” among others.

“American Idol” returns, but how long can it last?
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm
“American Idol” returns, but how long can it last?

TV ratings juggernaut “American Idol” returns next week for a 9th season with comedian Ellen DeGeneres joining the judging panel but a big question mark hanging over the future of the show’s biggest star — Simon Cowell.

NBC says committed to improving Leno performance
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm
NBC says committed to improving Leno performance

General Electric Co’s NBC Universal said on Thursday it was committed to finding ways to improve the performance of Jay Leno’s new prime-time show in response to a report on the Internet that said it was planning on yanking the program.

Job market shows signs of healing
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Job market shows signs of healing

The number of U.S. workers filing new jobless claims edged up by a slim 1,000 last week and a gauge of underlying labor market trends hit a nearly 16-month low, evidence the job market continues to heal.

Saab bid hopes resurface as deadline looms
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Saab bid hopes resurface as deadline looms

Prospective bidders in Sweden, Luxembourg and the Netherlands were making last-ditch efforts on Thursday to buy Saab, hours before a deadline set by owner General Motors to either sell or close the Swedish carmaker.

Dollar gains on weak euro-zone data, Japan remarks
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Dollar gains on weak euro-zone data, Japan remarks

The U.S. dollar rose against the euro and yen on Thursday, underpinned by weak German and euro-zone data as well as by comments from Japan’s new finance minister that he wanted the yen to weaken more.

Dow, S&P advance on BofA
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Dow, S&P advance on BofA

The Dow and the S&P 500 rose on Thursday after Bank of America and General Electric rallied on positive broker comments, but investors were cautious a day before the release of key monthly non-farm payrolls data.

Earnings to test Wall St’s bet on recovery
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Earnings to test Wall St’s bet on recovery

Wall Street’s confidence in the nascent U.S. economic recovery is about to be tested as fourth-quarter earnings season gets under way next week.

Consumer Electronics Show takes place in Vegas
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Consumer Electronics Show takes place in Vegas

Dell shows off products

Iran strike could destabilize Middle East: Pentagon
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Iran strike could destabilize Middle East: Pentagon

A strike on Iran could be “very, very destabilizing” and have unintended consequences for the Middle East, the top U.S. military officer said on Thursday, stressing that diplomacy was crucial.