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A fair amount of noise was made recently when it was reported that Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones had lost an untold sum of his estimated net worth of $300 million in a failed Internet start-up. How could Mr. Jagger, a seasoned rock star who studied at the London School of Economics and famous for his shrewd business acumen, get fleeced in a bad business deal? In short, he didn’t. But Mr. Jagger was involved in the Internet venture called Famos, along with Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart and singer Britney Spears. But none of them, it turns out, lost money. I spoke with Famos founder Rent Sidon to find out the story.
That’s a lot of car stereos blasting sad ballads: according to a press release from Columbia Records, Adele’s album 21, buoyed by hits including “Someone Like You” and “Rolling in the Deep,” has been certified diamond by the recording industry, meaning that it’s sold more than 10 million copies in the U.S.
Even as Madonna brings her world tour to Yankee Stadium for shows on September 6 and 8, longtime fans will have a sneaking suspicion that she’s already sung her swan song.
Beyoncé’s 2008 album cycle began with the video for “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” a tasteful, pared-down black-and-white Fosse homage whose only special effect was the singer’s nimble dance moves. Soon, she is to begin promoting her next album with the video for the up-with-women anthem “Run the World (Girls),” and has already Read More
Over the weekend, Charlie Sheen was booed in Detroit and had his career as a speaker revived in Chicago (such instantaneous pulse-taking on the actor’s quasi-career as a public speaker is enough to make one regret baser elements of the Internet, which kick-started the nonsense in the first place). Entertainment Weekly, perhaps uncouthly, Read More
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Lady Gaga can thank the team at Think Tank Marketing for her seizure of the Twitter crown from Britney Spears this week. Meanwhile, back on earth, Think Tank will take 1,700 square feet in the fashion district.
The digital marketing company’s Web site says “in the digital Read More
Debt-plagued photographer Annie Leibovitz recently shot Britney Spears as part of an ad campaign for the Candie’s Only at Kohl’s line of discount juniors apparel, and now the brand has unveiled the results. Leibovitz’s fellow Candie’s photographers include Conde Nast regular Mark Seliger and the perpetually sleaze-hip Terry Richardson.
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Annie Leibovitz has photographed Britney Spears as part of a Candie’s for Kohl’s ad campaign.
Candie’s is best known for brightly colored ads in teen magazines.
Britney Spears is best known for being the Ugg-booted incarnation of celebrity culture run amok.
Annie Leibovitz, Women’s Wear Daily helpfully notes, is Read More
Britney Spears hasn’t exactly been everywhere lately. But in the universe of OK! magazine, the pop star rules. Her face is plastered all over OK!’s glossy pages and on their Web site: Britney returns from her European tour! She films an ad! She’s on a boat! None of these headlines were of great moment, Read More
7:30 p.m. “Singles Night Of Bull Riding & Beers” is hosted by Meet Market Adventures at Johnny Utah’s: “home to the only mechanical bull in N.Y.C.” At 25 West 51st Street. Dress code is “urban casual…and munchies will be provided.” Admission price is $19.99.
7:30 p.m. American Organist Gail Archer Concert Read More