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November 2, 2004 | From Reuters
American Media Inc., home to the National Enquirer tabloid and glossy celebrity weekly Star, said Monday that it would team with "Rocky" actor Sylvester Stallone to launch a fitness-focused magazine. The monthly magazine will be called Sly, the Hollywood action star's nickname, and will be aimed at men ages 35 to 54, American Media said. It will join other magazines -- such as Oprah Winfrey's O, the Oprah Magazine and Martha Stewart Living -- that are named after their muses.
May 17, 2013 | By David C. Nichols
There's a wryly energetic thrust to “Chess,” being revived by East West Players in an imaginative production that certainly puts its own spin on this problematic concept album-turned-popera. Here we get the almost through-sung U.K. version (Richard Nelson's book is virtually interjections). This favors the show's enduring asset: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice's soaring, wailing score. Director Tim Dang stylishly maneuvers his stalwart, multicultural players around set designer Adam Flemming's levels and arches, aided by Flemming's videos and Dan Weingarten's spectacular lighting.
November 28, 2002 | Holly M. Sanders, Bloomberg News
American Media Inc., owner of the National Enquirer and the Star, said Wednesday that it would buy fitness publisher Weider Publications for $350 million to expand into consumer magazines. Boca Raton, Fla.-based American Media, which has pursued Weider since September, would gain seven magazines, including Shape, Flex and Men's Fitness.
August 12, 2005 | Peter Nicholas and Carla Hall, Times Staff Writers
Days after Arnold Schwarzenegger jumped into the race for governor and girded for questions about his past, a tabloid publisher wooing him for a business deal promised to pay a woman $20,000 to sign a confidentiality agreement about an alleged affair with the candidate. American Media Inc., which publishes the National Enquirer, signed a friend of the woman to a similar contract about the alleged relationship for $1,000. American Media's contract with Gigi Goyette of Malibu is dated Aug.
February 17, 1999 | From Associated Press
The struggling parent of two of the nation's best-known tabloids, the National Enquirer and the Star, is being acquired by a New York investment firm for $300 million. American Media Inc., the Lantana, Fla.-based publishing empire that has suffered from slipping newsstand sales, is being purchased by Evercore Partners, which is also assuming $470 million in debt under the deal announced Tuesday.
February 20, 2012 | Bill Plaschke
Of all the drives, dunks and dazzling shots Jeremy Lin is forcing upon the stars of the NBA, none of it compares with the moves he's putting on a larger collection of everyday people. Jeremy Lin has dribbled America into the previously quiet corner of its casual prejudice and lazy stereotypes of Asian Americans. The true beauty of his story is in awareness of the ugliness that has been found there. It's been barely two weeks since the beginning of a tale that rocked the sports world with great basketball and bad puns, but so much already has changed.
September 21, 2011 | James Rainey
In a week that saw the number of people in poverty hit a half-century high and President Obama propose a tax increase on those with million-dollar incomes, will America and the American media finally dig in for a serious conversation about class? Ghastly economic news and grinding unemployment would say yes. Even though economists say the gap between haves and have-nots has been building for three decades, the growing income disparity and its causes have come up for discussion mostly as a sidebar — removed from the front page, rarely the lead story on the evening news.
August 13, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
Avenue Capital, a New York hedge fund whose holdings include the parent company of the National Enquirer, is now the leading bidder for Variety. A late entrant in the sales process being run by Variety corporate parent Reed Elsevier, Avenue had bid more than $40 million, according to a person close to the process who was not authorized to speak publicly. Avenue invests primarily in "distressed and undervalued assets," according to its website, and has $12 billion worth of holdings.
It doesn't take a tabloid basher like actor George Clooney or Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor to shake things up at the nation's scandal sheets. Something simpler will do: the recognition that a lot fewer people are buying them to read about Jacko's shenanigans, JFK Jr.'s alleged marital problems or an ice cream-eating chimpanzee than did just a few years ago.
February 21, 1993 | FRAN WILLIAMS and VALERIE WILLIAMS, Fran Williams is vice chairwoman of the Orange County Human Relations Commission and a dean and diversity resource specialist at Rancho Santiago College. Valerie Williams of Santa Ana is a writer with an extensive background in African - American literature
A recent report by the Orange County Human Relations Commission shows 188 hate-related incidents and crimes documented in 1992. The overwhelming majority of victims, 61, were African-Americans. The number of incidents against the group is startling when you consider that the 1990 census reports that African-Americans make up only 2% of the county's population. All hate crimes are senseless, therefore there are no reasonable explanations as to why they occur.
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