April 12, 2013 |
By next month, JPMorgan Chase & Co. will know whether shareholders want to strip the bank's star chief executive of his chairmanship. If a majority supports splitting the roles, what will Jamie Dimon do? Dimon, who holds both jobs, declined to say in a conference call with reporters early Friday. It was an issue for JPMorgan's board, he said. "You should always listen to your shareholders,” Dimon said. "The board has plenty of time to think it through. " Some major shareholders have been calling for splitting the roles, saying it is a "best practice" for corporate governance.
April 11, 2013 |
It may not be a good day for Jamie Foxx's movie "Django Unchained" in China . But, hey, at least the actor is getting some love from Syfy. The network announced Thursday that the actor will be executive-producing, writing and directing a five-episode horror anthology for them. The untitled series, produced through the actor's Foxxhole Productions, will roll out this year as part of Syfy's 31 Days of Halloween this October. The episodes will consist of morality tales, according to the release, in the vein of "Tales from the Crypt" and "The Twilight Zone.
March 29, 2013 |
Could it be time to get out of Dodge? Former Dodgers Chief Executive Jamie McCourt is quietly offering her Westside estate at $65 million. The Palladian-style villa, which is not in the Multiple Listing Service, was marketed as having 20,000 square feet of living space when she and ex-husband Frank McCourt bought the property in 2004 for about $25 million. Also on the 2.6-acre site then were two guesthouses, a tennis court and an outdoor swimming pool. She has since added a subterranean indoor pool.
March 23, 2013 |
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Pittsburgh basketball Coach Jamie Dixon has signed a 10-year contract extension with the Panthers. According to a Pittsburgh radio report, the extension was in response to job feelers from USC, which is searching for a head coach to replace interim Coach Bob Cantu. New Mexico's Steve Alford, whose name has also been mentioned prominently, also received a 10-year extension this week. Two sources have said Syracuse assistant and former Mater Dei player Mike Hopkins has interviewed for the job and former USC coach Tim Floyd said last week that he had spoken to Athletic Director Pat Haden in Arizona about the job and made the point to Haden that Floyd, though he quit USC, was never charged with any NCAA violations.
March 21, 2013 |
SALT LAKE CITY -- Wow, that was one lousy job audition for Pittsburgh Coach Jamie Dixon. Dixon, a potential candidate for the USC basketball opening for what seems like years now, left it all over the floor Thursday at EnergySolutions Arena. No. 9 Wichita State embarrassed No. 8 Pittsburgh by a 73-55 score that will haunt Dixon for weeks and months. PHOTOS: 2013 NCAA tournament Wichita State, from the Missouri Valley Conference, thoroughly roughed up a team from the rough-and-rugged Big East.
March 20, 2013 |
SALT LAKE CITY - Top collegiate athletic directors need many things but should not live without a back-door office exit or a secret list of coaching candidates in advance of their next football and basketball openings. It doesn't matter if your coach just won a national title. He could leave for the pros. Your coach could appear to be upstanding one day and the next day fall off a motorcycle with his mistress. It doesn't matter if Coach X just led his school to the regular-season Pac-12 championship.
March 8, 2013 |
Taylor Townsend has both confidence and charm. The 16-year-old can smile when she talks about some hubbub caused last year at the U.S. Open when it was publicly suggested the teenager might be too chubby. Since the suggestion was made by the United States Tennis Assn., which offers funding and coaching help to top athletes, the criticism carried more, um, weight. But Townsend has gone on her tennis way, which is to hit big ground strokes and use USTA coaches and trainers to keep making her better.
March 4, 2013 |
Jamie Lee Curtis is not happy, and Seth MacFarlane and the Oscars broadcast are to blame. MacFarlane, the Oscars and ... that song. (You know the one. But more on that later.) The "True Lies" and "Halloween" actress let her criticism fly in an opinion piece for the Huffington Post. "I was offended last week," she wrote Friday, referencing the Feb. 24 broadcast. "As an Academy member, as the child of former Academy members and as a woman, I expected more from the best that the movie business has to offer.
March 4, 2013 |
Jamie Lynn Spears is engaged, and big sis Britney Spears is thrilled. "So excited and happy for my sister, congrats @jamielynnspears - love you," Britney tweeted out Monday morning. Her tweet was in reaction to a couple of Instagram posts from the younger Spears on Sunday, when she shared the fact that boyfriend Jamie Watson had popped the question. "Guesssss what??????" Jamie Lynn wrote to caption an all-smiles shot of herself flaunting a new ring on that finger, with 30-year-old Watson at her side. Posting a brilliantly clear picture of a brilliant and big rock, the 21-year-old wrote on the second shot, "#hedidgood.
February 19, 2013 |
Jamie Kutch, winemaker in Northern California producing Pinot Noir at Kutch Wines in Sonoma. Kutch is a member of " In Pursuit of Balance ," a group of wine producers focused on making balanced Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in California. "I have been consuming my fair share of Lapierre Morgon recently. Produced from the Gamay grape in Beaujolais, I found myself falling quickly in love with the delicate and feminine character of this wine which is planted on granitic gravel soils," says Pinot Noir specialist Kutch.