Good Grief: Peanuts To Sell For $175 Million?

Today, the E.W. Scripps Co. announced that Snoopy has a new owner. The company, which owns the licensing rights to Charles Schulz’s Peanuts, will sell them to Iconix Brand Group Inc. for $175 million, the same company that owns the Joe Boxer brand.

It’s not unusual for big brand names to switch hands, but what makes this sale unique …

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Monday, April 26, 2010

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The Simpsons man up: During last night’s Simpson‘s episode, the series showed its support for an animated competitor: South Park. During its 201st episode, South Park was heavily censored due to death threats made against creators Trey Parker and Matt …

Bayer DIDGET blood glucose meter connects to Nintendo DS

Kids love games and diabetic kids hate testing their blood sugars. Bayer hopes its new DIDGET meter, which connects to Nintendo DS and DS Lite systems, will convince diabetic kids to test their blood sugars more often.

The $75 system comes with a DS game called Knock ‘Em Downs: World’s Fair featuring “a full length adventure game

Batman Live: Warner Bros., DC Readies Arena Show

Looks like the caped crusader will become the first DC superhero with his own traveling stage show. The good news? It’s not a musical.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. and DC Comics are creating an arena performance, tentatively named Batman Live – a made for families extravaganza, set to hit the road sometime in …

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Friday, April 23, 2010

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Vampires don’t glisten in the sun!: Oprah premiered a new trailer for whatever the new Twilight movie is. …

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

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It was certainly nice while it lasted: Hulu could start rolling out its subscription service as early as May 24, however insiders told the LA Times that the site will continue to provide the five most recent episodes of popular networks shows for …

Fans Curse Drew Brees onto Cover of Madden NFL 11

Say hello to the next victim of the Madden Curse. It’s real!

Quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints beat out Minnesota’s Jared Allen and Indianapolis’ Reggie Wayne to “win” a spot on the first ever fan-selected Madden NFL cover. He’ll appear on Madden NFL 11 boxes everywhere when the game comes out August …

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