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May 1, 2013 | By Matthew Fleischer
Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp. Chairman Sumner Redstone may be a billionaire, but according to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service he's also a tax deliquent. Emphasis on the word delinquent. According to a U.S. tax court filing, first obtained by Bloomberg, the IRS says Redstone owes $1.1 million in back taxes, penalties and interest from a series of unreported taxable gifts to his family in 1972. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments More than four decades later, the IRS wants its money -- saying that Redstone failed to file a return after giving stock in the family's National Amusements Inc. to his son and daughter.
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BUSINESS
July 31, 2009 | Bloomberg News
Regal Entertainment Group, the largest U.S. cinema operator, reported a second-quarter profit Thursday that missed analysts' expectations. Shares of Regal, based in Knoxville, Tenn., fell 97 cents, or 7%, to $12.94. The shares have gained 27% this year. Second-quarter profit of 26 cents a share missed the 31-cent average estimate of analysts in a Bloomberg survey.
BUSINESS
December 20, 2008 | Bloomberg News
Blackstone Group, Shari Redstone's advisor, has expanded its role in recent weeks to assist National Amusements Inc. in restructuring $1.6 billion in debt, four people familiar with the discussions said. National Amusements is negotiating with its bankers to refinance two $800-million loans, one that was due Friday and another that is due next year.
BUSINESS
September 20, 1999 | From Reuters
The wife of media titan Sumner Redstone, chairman and chief executive of Viacom Inc., whose company is in a $37-billion deal to acquire CBS Inc., has filed for divorce and is seeking $3 billion, her attorney said Sunday. Phyllis Redstone, 74, filed in a Boston court for divorce from her 76-year-old husband, according to a Viacom spokesman. They have been married for 52 years.
BUSINESS
February 27, 1987 | PAUL RICHTER, Times Staff Writer
Locked in an escalating bidding war, a management-led group seeking to buy Viacom International sweetened its offer again Thursday for the cable, broadcast and TV programming concern. Separately, Viacom reported that its income for the fourth quarter plunged 92%, to $700,000 on revenue of $246 million. For the full year, the company said it recorded a loss of $9.9 million on revenue of $919 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 5, 1990 | From Associated Press
A movie theater bowed to pressure from town officials and canceled the showing of "Henry and June," the first film rated NC-17, the designation that replaced the X rating. Showcase Cinema was to have started screening "Henry and June" today. The film based on the diaries of Anais Nin chronicles her affairs with writer Henry Miller and his wife. "They can call it whatever they want to call it," Anthony Taurasi, chairman of the town's board of selectmen, said Thursday.
BUSINESS
June 9, 2005 | From Associated Press
Regal Entertainment Group, the nation's largest movie theater chain, has agreed to alter nearly 1,000 stadium-style auditoriums so that people in wheelchairs have better views, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. In addition, all new Regal theaters will be designed with wheelchair seating in the middle or farther back.
BUSINESS
December 6, 2008 | Wailin Wong, Wong writes for the Chicago Tribune.
Video game maker Midway Games is fighting for its survival after warning this week that it could default on $240 million in debt. Chicago-based Midway disclosed in a regulatory filing Thursday that it had hired Lazard Ltd. to evaluate "strategic and financial alternatives." Midway spokesman Geoffrey Mogilner declined to elaborate on those options but said the company had sought Lazard's advisory services in advance of a looming debt payment in April. Midway hired Lazard on Nov.
BUSINESS
July 29, 2009 | Ben Fritz
As if a tough earnings report for Viacom Inc. and the looming debt issues of National Amusements Inc. weren't enough of a headache for Sumner Redstone this week, he's also dealing with the latest legal fight involving his fractious family. Today marks the third and final day of testimony in a lawsuit by the Viacom and CBS Corp. chairman's nephew Michael Redstone against his father, Edward, and uncle Sumner.
BUSINESS
June 7, 2011 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Shari Redstone and her partners have sold the Russian theater circuit Rising Star Media to Cinema Park, Russia's largest cinema chain. Redstone, daughter of media mogul and Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp. Chairman Sumner Redstone, announced Monday that she and her partners, Paul Heth and investment banker Charlie Ryan of UFG Private Equity of Russia, sold the 75-theater chain last week to Cinema Park. Financial terms were not disclosed. However, people close to the deal said the theater chain was sold for about $200 million.
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