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(ENTERTAINMENT) READ: David Hasselhoff Rushed To Hospital Allegedly Drunk, Daughter Calls 911…

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Source: TMZ

0920_david_hasselhoff_ex2TMZ has learned David Hasselhoff was taken to the hospital Sunday night after his daughter sounded an alarm that he had been drinking to excess.

We’ve learned 17-year-old Hayley Hasselhoff — who was at home with David — called her mother Pamela, claiming David was extremely drunk. One of Pamela’s friends called 911, paramedics arrived at the family’s home in Encino and took him to the hospital.

We’re told the hospital was supposed to release David Sunday night.

No comment yet from Hasselhoff’s reps.

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September 21, 2009 at 12:48 pm

(MEDIA) READ: Imus Joins Fox Business…

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assets.nydailynews.com__alg_don_imus(Newser Summary) – Don Imus has completed a deal to simulcast his radio show on Fox Business Network TV beginning Oct. 5, Mediabistro reports. Imus has gotten out of his simulcast deal with RFD-TV. On FBN, he’ll add more business news, and Fox Business Morning hosts Jenna Lee, Connell McShane, and Ashley Webster will report breaking financial news on Imus in the Morning.

 

Nick McMaster

Source: Mediabistro

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September 3, 2009 at 4:26 pm

(NOT SURPRISING) READ: Hidden Sex Scenes Cost Grand Theft Auto $20M…

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(Newser Summary) – The makers of Grand Theft Auto are shelling out $20 million to settle a lawsuit over hidden sex scenes in a version of the popular video game, reports Gawker. The suit by investors claims Take-Two Interactive Software officials knew about the x-rated “Hot Coffee” minigame inserted by programmers before shipping out the San Andreas version of the game in 2004. Take-Two has just released the trailer for The Ballad of Gay Tony, its latest Grand Theft game.

 

Mary Papenfuss

Source: Gawker

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September 3, 2009 at 4:11 pm

(MEDIA) READ: Disney Buying Marvel For $4 Billion…

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Source: The Huffington Post

www.huffingtonpost.com_Disney Marvel_s-DISNEY-MARVEL-largeLOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Co. is buying Marvel Entertainment Inc. for $4 billion in cash and stock, bringing such characters as Iron Man and Spider-Man into the family of Mickey Mouse and WALL-E.

Under the deal, which was announced Monday and is expected to close by the end of the year, Disney will acquire the rights to 5,000 Marvel characters. Many of them, including the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, were co-created by the comic book legend Stan Lee.

Disney CEO Robert Iger said Marvel’s comic books, TV shows, movies and video games amounted to “a treasure trove of content.” Iger said the deal would bring benefits like the ones Disney got from buying “Toy Story” creator Pixar Animation Studios Inc. for $7.4 billion in stock in 2006.

“The acquisition of Marvel offers us a similar opportunity to advance our strategy,” Iger said, and “to build a business that is stronger than the sum of its parts.”

For Marvel, Iger said being in the Disney camp would mean better global distribution and better relationships with retailers to sell its products. Another storied comic book maker, DC Comics, has been under the wings of a major studio since 1969, when Warner Bros. bought the home of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.

Marvel Chairman Mort Handel called Disney “a perfect home for our great collection of characters.”

One point of the deal is to help Disney appeal to young men who have flocked to theaters to see Marvel superheroes such as Iron Man in recent years. That contrasts with Disney’s recent successes among young women with such fare as “Hannah Montana” and the Jonas Brothers.

Marvel TV shows also already account for 20 hours per week of programming on Disney’s recently rebranded, boy-focused cable network, Disney XD, and that looks likely to increase, Iger said. The shows are “right in the wheelhouse for boys,” he said. Read More

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August 31, 2009 at 12:54 pm