CKX, Inc. Reports Second Quarter and Six Month 2010 Results
NEW YORK, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — CKX, Inc. (Nasdaq: CKXE) today reported financial results for its second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2010.
Results for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2010
For the three months ended June 30, 2010 revenue increased $9.9 million to $89.4 million, an increase of 12.5% over the prior year period. $6.9 million of this growth was from American Idol due primarily to more broadcast hours and higher license fees as compared to the prior year. Revenue at the Presley Business grew $1.8 million, or 12.8%, due to higher licensing revenue and royalty revenue from the Viva ELVIS Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas which opened in February, partially offset by a small decline in attendance-related revenue at Graceland.
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Exclusive: Carrie Underwood, Mike Fisher Building Dream Home in Canada
All-American girl? Not anymore! After a month of marriage, a source says in the new Us Weekly, country sweetheart Carrie Underwood is leaving Nashville for Ontario — where her hockey-player husband, Mike Fisher, is stationed with the Ottawa Senators.
“They’re building a new house in Ottawa. She wants to spend as much time there with him as possible, ” says the insider.
“Mike’s great with interior design. The house should be finished in a month or so. They’ll probably be in it by September.”
Read more at US Magazine
Dreaming With Syesha Mercado: Dreamgirls’ Newest Broadway Star
Yes, this is the synopsis for the wildly successful Broadway musical Dreamgirls, now on tour and set to open at San Francisco’s Curran Theater on Tuesday, August 24th. But it is also the story of 23-year-old, powerhouse-of-a-voice, Syesha Mercado. Placing third in American Idol’s famous talent competition could have been the end of cherished dreams for Syesha – but instead it was only the beginning. Waiting in her future, center stage, was the dream role of Dreamgirls’ Deena Jones.
Syesha was born six years after Dreamgirls first dazzled audiences on Broadway at the Imperial Theater in 1981, smashing box office records and making instant stars of Jennifer Holliday and Sheryl Lee Ralph. The show was, without question, a huge success.
Read more at Broadway.tv
Free concert will be highlight of TV show saluting the Coast
BILOXI — A free concert starring Montgomery Gentry, Terri Clark, Bo Bice, Lone Star and David Hasselhoff will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.
Gov. Haley Barbour announced today that the concert will be part of an hour-long television to air on the CW network Aug. 27.
Production crews will be in Biloxi to film the special and Coast residents are invited to participate as extras during the taping at the Coliseum.
Read more at the Sun Herald
Elliott Yamin – A soulful holiday celebration
The Pops will later present A Soulful Holiday Celebration With American Idol Star Elliott Yamin, on December 8, 2010 at the Alex Theatre and December 9, at the Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
More info at Theater Mania
So You Think You Can Dance Wins Night – Big Brother Remains Strong
The season seven finale of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance was the top performer on Thursday, winning the night among adults and teens. The competition show earned a 2.4 rating/8 share in adults 18-49 and averaged 7.2 million viewers, up 33% in the demographic and up 29 percent in viewers versus last Thursday. The Dance finale was down 8%, however, in the demo versus last season’s finale on Dec. 16, 2009.
Still, Fox reports that this summer’ cycle of Dance outperformed its fall ’09 average by 8% in total viewers.
Read more at Entertainment Weekly
So You Think You Can Dance Winner – I Didn’t Really Think It Was Going To Happen For Me
It’s official. America has crowned a winner for season 7 of So You Think You Can Dance. [SPOILERS AHEAD, so stop reading now if you’ve got last night’s episode stored on your DVR.] Yes, folks, a hearty congrats to Lauren Froderman, who called the EW offices this morning the chat about her (very) recent win, future plans, and an epic food fight.
Read more at Entertainment Weekly
Sue Sylvester: Please Don’t Let ‘Glee’ Win Any Emmys
Jane Lynch (as Sue Sylvester) urges Emmy voters not to select Glee on this ad on the cover today’s Hollywood Reporter.
“Academy voters, I’m begging you. They must not win a single statue, ” the ad reads. You can read the rest of the ad – including a jab at Mr. Schuester – inside!
Read more at Just Jared