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12/06/2007
Four Major Websites to Exclusively Offer First Ten Minutes of Highly Anticipated Comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

The first 10-minutes of producer Judd Apatow's comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, will be available for viewing online beginning this weekend on such highly trafficked websites as MySpace.com...

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12/06/2007
Columbia Records Announces the Release of 'Celine Dion - A New Day: Live in Las Vegas,' a DVD Commemoration of Celine's Historic Record-Breaking Five-Year Las Vegas Engagement

Columbia Records will release "Celine Dion - A New Day: Live In Las Vegas" -- a deluxe five hour double-DVD commemorating the historic five-year sold-out run of Celine Dion's attendance...

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12/04/2007
Columbia Records Enters Into New Agreement with World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Columbia Records has entered into a new agreement with World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. "RAW - Greatest Hits - The Music," the first musical release under the new Columbia Records/WWE Music...

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12/04/2007
AC/DC'S 'Plug Me In' - the Ultimate Career-Spanning DVD Boxed Set from the World's Most Electrifying Rock & Roll Band - Certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA Following #1 Debut on US Top DVD Music Video Chart

Plug Me In -- the ultimate career- spanning DVD box set of live performances, interviews and more from AC/DC, the world's most electrifying rock & roll band -- has been certified 5x Platinum by...

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12/03/2007
Dewey Cox & The Hard Walkers Are Coming!

John C. Reilly, the star of the upcoming Judd Apatow produced comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, will tour the country next month in character as his alter ego Dewey Cox, the mythic rock &...

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12/02/2007
The Essential Leon Fleisher Highlights Classic Recordings of the Great American Pianist on the Eve of His 80th Birthday Year

As the American pianist Leon Fleisher accepts the 2007 Kennedy Center Honor and prepares for a year of celebrations of his 80th birthday, Sony BMG Masterworks announces the release of The...

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11/30/2007
Epic Records/Legacy Recordings Unveil The 25th Anniversary Edition of Michael Jackson's Thriller The World's Biggest Selling Album Of All Time

Epic/Legacy Recordings proudly celebrates the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson's Thriller, the world's biggest-selling album of all time, with a newly expanded deluxe edition of the phenomenal...

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11/29/2007
PAIN Launches Onto PLAYSTATION®Network

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) announced today the launch of the downloadable title PAIN, available exclusively on PLAYSTATION®Store for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) computer...

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11/27/2007
Nick Lachey to Perform on Oprah December 5; DECEMBER TV APPEARANCES ON NBC'S SPECIALS CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER AND CLASH OF THE CHOIRS

Jive recording artist Nick Lachey is set to perform the Diane Warren penned track "Ordinary Day" on Oprah Wednesday, December 5. "Ordinary Day" will be featured in promo spots on an upcoming Harpo...

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11/22/2007
Sony Computer Entertainment America Gears Up for Black Friday With Increased Momentum for PLAYSTATION®3

The Most Advanced Gaming System Ever Created Touts New Price, Great Games and Increased Ad Support as Recipe for Holiday Cheer WHAT: Reporters covering the videogame industry on Black Friday and...

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11/21/2007
BEOWULF Conquers the World Made at Sony Pictures Imageworks, Robert Zemeckis's New Film Captures the Imagination of Global Audiences in Its Opening Weekend and Beyond

The critical and box office success of Robert Zemeckis's latest motion-capture animated film, Beowulf, made at Sony Pictures Imageworks, confirms that movie-going audiences are seeking new and...

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11/21/2007
Columbia Records/Sony Music Soundtrax Release 'August Rush - Music From The Motion Picture'

"August Rush - Music From The Motion Picture," the soundtrack album from the widely anticipated Warner Bros. Pictures film, is available now from Columbia Records/Sony Music Soundtrax. "August...

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11/21/2007
'Take Back My TV Campaign' Launched in Time for Holiday Shopping Season

With the holiday shopping season starting this week, the Electronics TakeBack Coalition (formerly the Computer TakeBack Campaign) is launching the "Take Back My TV Campaign"...

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11/21/2007
Beyonce Named International Artist of the Year

Beyonce received the American Music Awards' prestigious International Artist Award on a broadcast aired live on ABC on Sunday night (November 18, 2007). Beyonce became the first female music...

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11/20/2007
Sony Computer Entertainment America Unveils PLAYSTATION®Store for the PC, Expanding PLAYSTATION®Network Online Entertainment to PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) Users

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today unveiled PLAYSTATION®Store for the PC in North America, enabling PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) users to access PLAYSTATION®Network games, video...

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11/19/2007
Sony Computer Entertainment Boosts PLAYSTATION®3 Game Development Environment

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced that it would enhance the game development support environment for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3®) by integrating programming tools developed by SN...

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11/19/2007
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune™ Exclusive to PLAYSTATION®3 Puts Next Generation Gaming on the Map This 2007 Holiday Season

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) announced today the immediate North American availability of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune™. Developed by the studio that brought blockbuster hit...

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11/16/2007
Sony Style Holiday Windows Help Consumers Answer the Age-Old Question 'What to Give, What to Get?'

In an effort to help consumers decide on the perfect gift to give and to get this holiday season, Sony is offering hints in its holiday-themed gift giving windows at its 40 Sony Style stores...

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11/16/2007
Sony Computer Entertainment America Celebrates First Birthday of Playstation®3

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today celebrates the first birthday of its PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system. Launched one year ago in North America, PS3 has...

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11/14/2007
Columbia Records Announces the Release of 'August Rush - Music From The Motion Picture' Featuring Tracks By Chris Botti & Paula Cole, John Legend, John Ondrasik, Kaki King, Jonathan Rhys Meyers & More

Columbia Records has just released "August Rush - Music From The Motion Picture," the soundtrack album from the widely-anticipated Warner Bros. Pictures film. "August Rush - Music From The Motion...

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11/14/2007
Sony Classical Releases a Limited Edition of Glenn Gould: The Complete Original Jacket Collection in Honor of Pianist's 75th Birthday and the 25th Anniversary of his Death

Sony Classical releases Glenn Gould: The Complete Original Jacket Collection on September 25 to commemorate the beloved pianist's 75th birthday (September 25) and the 25th anniversary of his death...

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11/13/2007
Sony Online Entertainment Simultaneously Launches Expansions for Two of Its Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games EverQuest® and EverQuest® II

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) announces today that both EverQuest® and EverQuest® II MMORPGs have brand new expansion packs set to go on sale today throughout North America. EverQuest...

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11/09/2007
Sony Pictures Entertainment Acquires North American and All English-Language Distribution Rights to Peter Jackson's Secret Sci-Fi Motion Picture 'District 9'

Sony Pictures Entertainment has acquired North American distribution rights as well as distribution rights in a significant number of foreign territories, including all English speaking...

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11/09/2007
Legacy Recordings Readies Veteran's Day Release To Radio Of Norah Jones's Performance Of 'American Anthem,' The Musical Touchstone From 'The War,' The Acclaimed Documentary Directed & Produced By Ken Burns & Lynn Novick

In honor of Veteran's Day, Legacy Recordings is releasing Norah Jones's performance of "American Anthem," the emotionally-charged musical touchstone from the critically-acclaimed WWII documentary,...

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11/08/2007
Britney Spears Debuts #1 on European Albums Chart and Debuts #1 on U.S. Digital Albums Chart

This week, Jive Records recording artist Britney Spears sets a new record with her critically-acclaimed album, Blackout. Bowing at #2 this week on the U.S. albums chart, Spears has become "the...

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