“Mr. Showbiz” retires

The Walt Disney Company has shut down its entertainment news website
Mr. Showbiz and laid off additional staff at its Internet
operations.

Persons attempting to access the Mr. Showbiz site on
Tuesday were greeted with a notice stating, “After six years as the
Web’s best entertainment site, Mr. Showbiz has retired. Thanks
for riding shotgun — we’ve had a lot of fun, and we hope you have,
too.” The notice then continued cryptically: “But don’t despir: Mr.
Showbiz
‘ll be everywhere. In the way people laugh at a comedy and
ogle a hottie. Wherever there’s a badly dressed celebrity or an
over-inflated ego, Mr. Showbiz’ll be there, too.”

The notice then
disappears and is replaced by the home page of ABCNews.com.

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