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Full House Is Officially Back

'Fuller House' debuts on Netflix next year

(Newser) - Children of the '80s and '90s, the rumors are true : Full House is getting a spinoff. John Stamos revealed to Jimmy Kimmel last night that Netflix has ordered 13 episodes of Fuller House, to debut next year. Candace Cameron Bure will return, playing DJ Tanner-Fuller, a recently widowed... More »

Star Wars Spinoff Films Coming

Stand-alone movies will be in addition to planned trilogy

(Newser) - It's a Star Wars avalanche: In addition to the coming Episodes VII, VIII, and IX , Disney plans to produce a number of spinoff movies that revolve around certain characters, CEO Robert Iger tells CNBC . No word yet on which characters will be featured in the standalone films (rumor is... More »

Time Warner Set to Spin Off AOL by Year's End

Division to go public by year's end

(Newser) - Time Warner plans to to shed its AOL division by the end of the year, the company said today, spinning it off into a publicly traded firm, the Wall Street Journal reports. Many predicted the move when Time Warner tapped Google ad exec Tim Armstrong as AOL’s CEO, and... More »

Slumdog to Spin Off Reality Show

Show would focus on poverty-stricken Mumbai

(Newser) - Slumdog Millionaire, which centers around a reality show, may soon get a reality show of its own, E! reports. Secret Slumdog Millionaire, like its predecessor Secret Millionaire, would follow undercover richies handing out $100,000 in poor neighborhoods—except this time in Mumbai. “The millionaires who sign up will... More »

Lehman to Spin Off $4.5B Private Equity Arm

A strategy of hold and manage, rather than sell into weakness, has emerged

(Newser) - Lehman Brothers, bleeding out but not quite dead, will spin out its private equity arm into an independent firm, which will take on new investment from a South African billionaire investor, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Lehman estate will retain a small interest in Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking, which... More »

Lehman: Finding a Buyer Will Be Tough

Experts worry there may be no one that can put the big deal together

(Newser) - Lehman Brothers is in the same bind as home sellers in a tight real estate market: they have a great asset for sale, but nobody has the money to buy, reports Bloomberg. The bank hopes to auction 55% of its asset-management fund, but experts say interested investors may not be... More »

Motorola May Sell Ailing Cell Phone Division

Company struggling against smart phone competition

(Newser) - Motorola, battered by more innovative competitors in the cell phone industry, is considering spinning off or selling its flagship mobile phone division to concentrate on other parts of its business. Motorola, which once rocked the industry with its innovative StarTAC flip phone and the ultra-slim Razr, now plans to refocus... More »

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