Robert Hoffman was open in his book about his friendship with Jon Gosselin. But are they also in business together??
Anti-bullying activist James McGibney claims that he can provide proof that the two are partners in creating a libelous book about Kate Gosselin!
The book, which includes detailed accusations of child abuse and neglect, has just gone back online after being banned by Amazon back in September.
So what is this proof?
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Louis C.K. loves his fans and they love him right back.
The comedian and creator of the FX show Louis sold $4.5 million worth of tickets for his upcoming fall tour in just 45 hours!
Although he's already one of the top touring comics these days, his most recent success was not just because of his reputation. C.K. decided to cut Ticketmaster out of the deal and sold seats through his own web site for just $45 a piece.
Instead of making fans pay extra fees that the ticketing agency would have profited from, they paid a flat rate and scored the cheapest tickets in the country to see a major headlining comic.
The fan favorite explained his decision by saying:
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Gosh! What a mess!
When Hollywood producers aren't busy making movies, we feel like they're in court for one reason or another.
The trial between the producers of the indie comedy hit Napoleon Dynamite and Fox Searchlight (the studio that distributed it) has begun! Plaintiffs are seeking $10 million for the home video royalties and television licensing fees they never received. (Un)Lucky!
Fox tried to squash the lawsuit last month, but CLEARLY that was unsuccessful. Now a judge will determine whether or not the studio screwed the filmmakers out of net profits on home video sales.
The problem seems to be the interpretation of the language within the contract that all parties signed at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004. Producers feel they were owed 31.66% of all home video sales, but the studio is arguing that percentage
(1%, not whole) only applied to videos sold for rentals, while only a 10% royalty would be awarded for private copies.
Another dispute is regarding the contract's
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After premiering her latest video for Addicted To You, Latin songstress Shakira is ready to conquer the music industry even more!
Reportedly, the Hips Don’t Lie singer will soon be signing a $60 million deal with concert promoter, Live Nation, and will release her next THREE albums through them, along with Sony!
In signing this deal, Live Nation will receive
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Business continues to boom for Prada!
According to an earnings report released on Thursday, Prada's profits have soared, boosting a net income increase of a whopping $573.9 million or 72% in the year ending January 31.
Although its wholesale revenue declined 5.2%, retail sales were also up by 38 percent, as the luxury fashion house opened up 75 stores - upping the number of boutiques to 388.
In response to the great news, Prada is set to expand even further this year by adding additional stores, and upgrading current ones.
Congrats Prada, this is fantastic!
Now, can we barrow some money? Ha!
[Image via Ramey Pix.]
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Neiman Marcus has done it again!
After an impressive first quarter, the luxury department store continued to rake in the money for the 2nd quarter ending January 28th.
In an earnings report released on Friday, Neiman's profits have nearly doubled to $40 million, compared to $21.03 million in the same period a year ago.
Wow. The luxury market is where it's at!
[Image via AP Images.]
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This isn’t good news for teen store fave Claire’s.
The accessories and jewelry chain which caters to the tween/teen population saw a decline in profits in its third quarter.
Reports show their income dropped 48% to $1.9 million. Last year they brought in $3.6 million.
And while their US stores saw a small 2.2% rise in sales, their European stores saw a 7.1% drop.
The company’s CEO
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