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CNBC Stars Play Prominent Role in 20th Century Fox’s ‘Wall Street 2′

Wall-Street-2092210.jpgWhile certain executives at News Corp. may not agree, it is obvious that at the moment, the top business news channel on Wall Street is CNBC.

With that in mind director Oliver Stone prominently features the network’s anchors prominently in the upcoming sequel to his 1987 film “Wall Street.” This despite the fact that the film is produced by the 20th Century Fox film studio, a sister company to Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network.

Per MarketWatch.com‘s Jon Friedman:

And no actual journalists shine brighter in the new 20th Century Fox production than Maria Bartiromo and her CNBC posse. If you watch the network during the day, you’ll recognize the likes of Bartiromo, Jim Cramer, David Faber, Becky Quick, Sue Herera and Melissa Lee.

The network’s stars appear on camera so often that this film is practically a product placement for CNBC.

Indeed, Friedman notes that early on in the film, Bartiromo appears in a scene where she interviews Michael Douglas‘ character from the film, Gordon Gekko.

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Oliver Stone, Tell Us How You Really Feel: ‘I Think Television is an Evil Drain’

We headed out to an event last night for Terra.com, a Web portal for the Hispanic market.

The company gathered some high profile guests to talk up their new offerings and partnerships, including Olympic swimmer Dara Torres, former NBA player Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, and film director Oliver Stone.

But they may have gotten more than they bargained for with Stone. For 13 minutes the acclaimed film director went off on new media, and old.

“It’s a shame what America did with Television,” said Stone. “Not only did it become for profit, but the news became for profit. It’s a joke. I don’t get anything out of the news, I think television is an evil drain.”

Not even, The New York Times, Oliver?

“I don’t read The New York Times, never did, I read through it. You read the front page and you know that’s their take. That’s what they’re trying to sell you.”

WebNewser has more… including what “Extra” host Mario Lopez, who was also at the event, had to say about Stone’s comments.

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Terra.com founder and CEO Fernando Madeira talks with filmmaker Oliver Stone at an event for the company Tuesday night in Manhattan.

Huckabee Talks Host/Guest Relationship

huckabee_12-21.jpgFNC host, author and former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is profiled by Kate O’Hare of Zap2It (appearing here in the Buffalo News).

Huckabee describes the TV hosting job as “an experience that takes me full circle.”

O’Hare writes about the long list of liberal guests who have appeared on “Huckabee,” including Richard Dreyfuss, Bill Maher and Oliver Stone. This week, Fran Drescher, the actress seeking Sen. Hillary Clinton‘s Senate seat, appears on the program.

“The words ‘host’ and ‘guest’ imply something to me,” says Huckabee. “They imply that the host is extending hospitality to those whom he invites, and that the guest will be treated with dignity and respect and hopefully, in turn, will act like a guest.”

Earlier: TVNewser’s interview with Huckabee.

Huckabee Likes the Liberals — as Guests

huckabee_11-19.jpgMike Huckabee talks about his Fox News show in the Wall Street Journal today, and specifically about his affinity for liberal guests.

“What I want to try and do is have people on who are 180 degrees from me,” he tells Laura Meckler. “I take the word ‘guest’ and ‘host’ very seriously. Being host implies a certain level of civility and hospitality.”

So far the former Republican Presidential candidate has welcomed Bill Maher, Oliver Stone and Richard Dreyfuss to his weekend program.

As for what he thinks about his new colleague Bill O’Reilly: “I’m not going to criticize anyone from my network. I like getting paid.”