January 9, 2006 |
For want of a vacuum cleaner, the guest room carpets at Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino stayed dirty. For want of a dollar, Trump Taj Mahal couldn't add a hotel tower like its competitors did. For want of a little novelty, slot players at Trump Marina took their coin cups next door to the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. But luck is turning for Donald Trump's casino company, which emerged from Bankruptcy Court protection last spring and is aggressively trying to regain lost ground.
November 20, 2005 |
When I mentioned to somebody that I was going to hear Donald Trump make a speech and write a news story about it, I got this response: "I'm tired of Donald Trump." Me too. Not personally. I've met him several times, and he can be quite pleasant. But I'm inclined to think that as the walking manifestation of the most interesting aspect of my beat -- the intersection of real estate and popular culture -- Trump is maxing out. I am OD-ing on his brand.
April 25, 2005 |
The lay of the land in L.A. is this -- mortgage rates are rising. The percentage of people who live here and can afford a home is dropping. And survey after survey, for months, even years, indicate that Southern California home prices are overvalued. To professors and think-tank types, these factors mean a correction hangs over the real estate market here like the sword of Damocles.
March 14, 2005 |
Donald Trump has approached the Miss America Organization about buying the famous pageant, which is fighting for survival after being dumped by ABC because of declining ratings. "I've talked to them, but I have not made an offer," said Trump, who controls 50% of the partnership that owns the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants. "It's tough: The networks don't want to put it on, and I'd like to do whatever I can to help them out."
January 23, 2005 |
Property mogul and reality television star Donald Trump married Slovenian model Melania Knauss on Saturday at a lavish social event in this resort town. Trump -- star of NBC's "The Apprentice," on which he dismisses contestants with the catch phrase "You're fired!" -- and his bride were married at an evening ceremony at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, which was decorated with white gardenias.
January 19, 2005 |
When Melania Knauss walks down the aisle Saturday to marry real estate mogul Donald Trump, she'll be wearing a sumptuous gown by Christian Dior. Knauss chose the gown during the haute couture shows in Paris with help from Vogue editors Sally Singer and Andre Leon Talley. She models the voluminous strapless gown -- which took 550 hours of labor just for the embroidery -- on the cover of Vogue's February issue. Singer chronicles the shopping trip over 14 pages inside.
January 14, 2005 |
Donald Trump is getting into Southern California real estate the only way he knows how -- with plenty of flourish. The New York developer and prime-time TV star will break ground today on his first residential project in the Golden State: 36 multimillion-dollar mansions on some of the last remaining undeveloped coastline in the region.
November 19, 2004 |
Donald Trump raised more than a few eyebrows when he said Ocean Trails Golf Club would reopen as an 18-hole facility in April of next year, but it's clear the LPGA is a believer. The tour announced Thursday that The Office Depot Championship will take place at the course beginning with next year's event. Ocean Trails has been under construction since 1999, when a landslide sent the 18th hole crashing toward the Pacific Ocean.
September 24, 2004 |
Donald J. Trump may have a new project for his apprentices -- helping him try to figure out how to take his troubled casino company private after a proposed bailout fell through. Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Inc. and investment banker DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, which announced the bailout plan last month as part of a prepackaged Trump Hotels bankruptcy, said Wednesday they had ended talks "by mutual agreement."
September 17, 2004 |
A Marina del Rey businessman is fired up about what he claims was the theft of his idea for Donald Trump's hit show "The Apprentice." In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles late Wednesday, Mark Bethea alleged that Trump, Mark Burnett Productions and NBC Universal have made more than $100 million from a show that he pitched to Burnett's firm more than three years ago.