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October 25, 2006
Matrimony: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes will marry in Italy on Nov. 18, according to Us Weekly magazine.
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October 25, 2006
Matrimony: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes will marry in Italy on Nov. 18, according to Us Weekly magazine.
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BUSINESS
February 28, 2001 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Walt Disney Co., which dumped the majority of its magazine business 17 months ago, has taken a step back into publishing by purchasing a half-stake in entertainment magazine US Weekly. As part of the deal, the unprofitable title will be spun off from Wenner Media Inc., which also owns Rolling Stone and Men's Journal. US Weekly will be folded into a new company co-owned by Disney.
BUSINESS
February 28, 2001 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Walt Disney Co., which dumped the majority of its magazine business 17 months ago, has taken a step back into publishing by purchasing a half-stake in entertainment magazine US Weekly. As part of the deal, the unprofitable title will be spun off from Wenner Media Inc., which also owns Rolling Stone and Men's Journal. US Weekly will be folded into a new company co-owned by Disney.
OPINION
March 1, 2009
Re "For Britney, it's her father's prerogative," and "Mom fears she may not get octuplets," Feb. 25 Now it's front-page news in The Times what Britney Spears and her father are up to? And for added high culture, we are informed in the California section what "Dr. Phil" McGraw thinks about the octuplets. It's as if The Times has suddenly decided to become Us Weekly magazine. I find this to be grievously disappointing. Les Brockmann Reseda
NEWS
July 22, 2004 | From Reuters
Pop star Michael Jackson flatly denied a magazine report that he is about to become a father to quadruplets by way of a surrogate mother. "This is not true, and we are not going to further comment on stories of this nature," publicist Raymone Bain said about the report in Us Weekly magazine.
BUSINESS
September 2, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. named Ian Birch editor in chief of TV Guide, the top-selling U.S. weekly magazine. He will add more feature stories and timelier articles in a bid to reverse a decline in newsstand sales, Gemstar said. Birch, who will start Oct. 18, was editorial director for new products at the lifestyle unit of British publisher Emap, Gemstar-TV Guide said. He succeeds Michael Lafavore, who resigned in May after 15 months at TV Guide.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 2004 | From Reuters
Pop star Michael Jackson, facing a trial on child molestation charges, is about to become a father to four more children -- quadruplets -- by way of a surrogate mother, Us Weekly magazine reported Tuesday. Citing unnamed sources close to the self-proclaimed King of Pop, the magazine said Jackson recently spent time with the pregnant mother-to-be in Florida, where he stayed in a $4,000-a-night luxury hotel suite in Miami Beach.
BUSINESS
August 10, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday it had sold its 50% stake in Us Weekly magazine back to magazine entrepreneur Jann Wenner's company for $300 million, nearly eight times the price the media giant paid five years ago. Wenner brought in Burbank-based Disney as a partner while revamping the magazine from a monthly to a weekly format. Many observers were skeptical at the time that the investment would pay off.
BUSINESS
November 23, 2011 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
ESPN has a new skipper. Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger on Tuesday announced he was elevating John Skipper to lead the company's sports programming juggernaut. For the last six years, the former Rolling Stone and Spin magazine executive has been in charge of programming and production across ESPN's phalanx of media platforms, including its TV channels, radio network and the Internet. Skipper, 55, will become ESPN president and co-chairman of the Disney Media Networks, replacing George Bodenheimer, who has been running Disney's most profitable division for 13 years.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 2004 | From Reuters
Teen actress Mary-Kate Olsen, who with her twin sister, Ashley, has grown into an American pop icon and fashion brand, has entered a program for treatment of an eating disorder reported to be anorexia. The 18-year-old costar of last month's film "New York Minute" recently "entered a treatment facility to seek professional help for a health-related issue," publicist Michael Pagnotta said Tuesday. A person familiar with the situation told Reuters that Olsen was suffering from an eating disorder.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, who always has been afraid of flying, says he's glad to be alive after suffering severe burns in a fiery plane crash last month. "I hate planes," Barker said in an interview with Us Weekly magazine. "My biggest fear ever is to be involved in a plane crash, so when that happened . . . well, I'm just thankful to be alive! I'm just grateful to be here at all." The 32-year-old musician and celebrity disc jockey DJ AM were the only survivors of the crash just before midnight Sept.
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