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Page Six reports today that Sumner Redstone is not at all ashamed by the revalation that he tried to cajole Daily Beast reporter Peter Lauria into revealing his Viacom sources. This is not entirely unexpected, as he knew he was leaving a voicemail for the reporter who just wrote an unfavorable piece Read More
Peter Lauria writes on The Daily Beast today about an intimidating message Sumner Redstone left on his voicemail. According to Lauria, Redstone demanded to know who within his empire gave Lauria — a former media reporter at the Post — a story about how Redstone’s aggressive marketing of a girl-group called the Read More
For the recent MTV Movie Awards, pop culture aficionados were delighted to see the resurrection of Les Grossman, the feral, vulgar movie producer from the Ben Stiller film Tropic Thunder, as the purported producer of this year’s awards. It’s worth remembering that when Thunder was released in 2008, the word was that Grossman Read More
The same year that Times Square became Times Square, the Astor Hotel opened for business. It was 1904, and The New York Times had just arrived in the neighborhood, erecting its headquarters on West 43rd Street. Like the paper of record of that day, The New York Herald, The Times wanted to paste Read More
Sumner Redstone keeps selling off chunks of his National Amusements empire, and today he announced a buyer for some of his Russian movie theaters.
And—surprise—it’s his daughter, Shari, who Mr. Redstone once said had made “little or no contribution” to his corporate empire, though Ms. Redstone is president of National Amusements Read More
Sumner Redstone won’t have to explain after all.
Just a week after a State Supreme Court Justice ruled that Dan Rather’s attorneys could depose Viacom chief Sumner Redstone, an appellate division has thrown out the entirety of Mr. Rather’s $70 million suit against CBS.
“Rather’s claim that, but for CBS’ fraud, he could have Read More
On the afternoon of Monday, Sept. 21, Justice Ira Gammerman of the New York Supreme Court ruled that Viacom chief Sumner Redstone will have to sit for a deposition in Dan Rather’s ongoing $70 million lawsuit against CBS.
Mr. Rather and his lawyers have been seeking to depose Mr. Redstone, whose company oversees CBS, Read More
Today, Justice Ira Gammerman of the New York Supreme Court ruled that Viacom chief Sumner Redstone will have to sit for a deposition in Dan Rather’s ongoing $70 million lawsuit against CBS.
Mr. Rather and his lawyers have been seeking to depose Mr. Redstone, whose company oversees CBS, since the outset of the Read More
As the year comes to a close, the Business Sheet has taken a tally of how much this city’s moguls have lost in the great economic bonfire of 2008. The damage–which reaches into the billions–makes us wonder if when the economic cleansing is all said and done, if there will even be Read More
Guy Ritchie‘s soon-to-be ex Madonna is now getting hair care tips from composer Ron Abel. [R&M]
It’s official: Sumner Redstone is divorcing Paula Fortunato, his wife of 5 1/2 years. According to their "iron-clad" prenuptual agreement, she will be compensated $1 million for every year they were married. [NYDN] Read More