New York got its Oscar party early as a star-filled Hollywood supper club took over Alice Tully Hall last night, with prime spots occupied by Madonna, Alibaba executive vice chairman Joe Tsai and Bank of America investment banking vice chairman Cary Thompson.
Creative Artists Agency said it has formed a strategic partnership with global private investment firm TPG Capital. TPG has invested an undisclosed sum for a non- controlling 35 percent interest in the agency.
Michael Ovitz, the former Hollywood agent whose company was said to have created enemies “the way a hurricane produces raindrops,” first met Gary Cohn over lunch at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s headquarters in June 2009.
Willie Gault, the former NFL wide receiver and Olympic sprinter, was accused by U.S. regulators of taking part in a scheme to artificially inflate the stock of a medical-device company that he managed.
Forstmann Little & Co. cut the field of bidders for its IMG Worldwide Inc. talent agency to five, knocking out a joint bid from TPG Capital and Creative Artists Agency, said people with knowledge of the matter.
Steve Poizner, who focused on job creation in a failed bid to become California governor last year, is again angling to cut unemployment. His new Silicon Valley startup uses the Web to retrain out-of-work baby boomers.