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Google, Microsoft And Yahoo Fight To Buy Hulu

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Google is just the latest company to throw their hat in the Hulu ring.

Along with Microsoft and Yahoo, Google has been added to the list of potential buyers interested in purchasing Hulu, which is currently co-owned by Disney, News Corp., NBC Universal and Providence Equity Partners.

If bidders go high enough, analysts say that Hulu could receive about $2 billion-$3 billion in the deal.

Whoa. That's some major dough. If Google takes over Hulu, we wonder how that will affect their deal with YouTube??

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BILLIONS Worldwide Tuned In To The Royal Wedding!!

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We knew the royal wedding was going to be huge, but this is incredible!!

Over 3 billion people watched William and Catherine, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, wed on Friday.

Viewers all over the world held parties and special events in honor of the festivities, with some fans staying up all night to celebrate in local bars.

In London, a million people lined the route of the royal procession. An additional 500,000 gathered in front of Buckingham Palace to watch the bride and groom kiss on the balcony.

Thankfully, Wills and Kate gave them quite a show with a double kiss!

Their big day became one of the most-watched TV broadcasts in the UK, with more than 24 million viewers tuning in.

As hoped, the royal wedding quite possibly brought in a "renewed era of optimism" for the country.

Spending the day celebrating, Natalie Hawkins of West Sussex remarked, "…Today has turned me into a total royalist."

That speaks for all of us!

With such an exciting and momentous occasion, it seems the world was absolutely smitten with the royal family on Friday.

So…did U watch the royal wedding??

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J. Crew Officially Sold

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TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners are the proud new owners of J. Crew!

Back in November the retailer announced the two private equity firms were set to acquire the company for $3 billion on the condition they didn't receive any better offers during the go-shop period.

Since no one made them a better offer, the purchase is practically a done deal.

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Toy Story 3 Makes $1 Billion! Disney Makes History!

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A big year for the House of Mouse!

As of this week, experts say that Toy Story 3 will cross the $1 billion line in profits! This is the second film from Disney that has grossed that much. Alice In Wonderland, the 5th biggest title in global box office history, took home $1.0243 billion earlier this year.

With the success of these two films, Disney becomes the first studio in history to release two $1 billion films in a single year!

Wowza! Talk about smashing the box-office!!!

Who the hell is ever going to beat that?!

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Vampires Bring $7 Billion To Hollywood Economy!

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Holy shiz!

The Hollywood trend of vampires has boosted the industry's economy immensely bringing in around $7 billion!

With $3 billion from films, $1.6 billion from publishing, $600 million in merchandising, TV/DVDs bringing in $1.2 billion and $600 million coming in from other vampire themed projects, we definitely don't see vamps leaving the Hollywood scene anytime soon!

What do U think?

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