Sumner Redstone, Tenacious Media Mogul, Dies at 97

In a plan that raised eyebrows in financial circles, Viacom had purchased Blockbuster for its strong cash flow, then borrowed against the video-rental company to raise enough money to get Paramount. Viacom separated from Blockbuster in 2004, and in 2010 the chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. “On occasion, you make a mistake. But […]

All Night Long: Lionel Richie recalls closing 1984 Olympics

“He turned to me and said, Mr. Richie I want to make sure this works, we’ll make you look good,” Richie recalled. “I said, kid, your mom and dad aren’t going to be looking at me they’ll be looking at you. Go out and have the best time of your life because they’ll remember this […]

NFF Shares FIFA’s N772m COVID-19 to fund Clubs

In the breakdown of the funds’ distribution, the men’s football division will get N579 million ($1.5 million) while the women’s division will get N193 million ($500,000) allocated to them from FIFA with no share in the extra funds gotten from sponsors and CAF.

Financial disclosures reveal postmaster general’s business entanglements and likely conflicts of interest, experts say

“No issues relating to XPO’s Postal Service contracts have been presented to Postmaster General DeJoy, nor would any such issues be expected to rise to that level,” USPS senior ethics counsel Jessica Brewster-Johnson told CNN. “Decisions regarding XPO contracts are made at much lower levels in the organization. If, however, an issue relating to XPO […]

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 17-23

May 18: Actress Priscilla Pointer (“Dallas,” ″Carrie,” ″Blue Velvet”) is 96. Actor Robert Morse is 89. Actor Dwayne Hickman (“The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis”) is 86. Actress Candice Azzara (“In Her Shoes,” ″Caroline in the City,” ″Rhoda”) is 79. Bluegrass singer-guitarist Rodney Dillard of The Dillards is 78. Country singer Joe Bonsall of the […]

Joe Biden gets first Tara Reade questions in his 16th appearance since her sex assault allegations were made

The tape featured a woman calling into the CNN show to ask for advice about her daughter’s issue with a “prominent senator,” who Reade later told Fox News was her late mother. A few days later, Business Insider published a story in which Reade’s former neighbor heard about the allegations years ago.

‘We Can Do It Ourselves’: R&B Singers Are Leaving Major Labels in Droves

There is one catch: For R&B artists to succeed as their own labels, they must spend frugally. The D’Angelo model of jamming in the studio for years is not sustainable (unfortunately); mega-budget videos are out of the question. While artists can’t torch through piles of cash, “you have the potential to make money on the […]

New American Pie Movie Is Coming to Netflix Soon, Watch the Girls’ Rules Trailer

In American Pie Presents: Girls’ Rules, it’s Senior year at East Great Falls. Annie (Madison Pettis), Kayla (Piper Curda), Michelle (Natasha Behnam) and Stephanie (Lizze Broadway) decide to finally harness their girl power and band together to get what they want during their final year of high school. The boys won’t know what hit them […]