Nicole Kidman, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Barbra Streisand, Sharon Stone and Kevin Spacey were among the players of Hollywood, politics and the media gathered this past weekend for parties around the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.
Mikhail Gorbachev ’s 80th birthday party in London’s Royal Albert Hall last night had diamonds, furs, Hollywood stars, wrinkly rockers and enough Botox to fill the craters of the moon. Understated it was not.
A week after Christine Lynch listed her house in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles for $3.625 million, she had seven offers. Within 10 days, a deal was reached for the five-bedroom, six-bathroom home -- and for $225,000 more than she asked.
“The Dark Knight Rises,” the last film in Warner Bros.’ Batman trilogy, led the U.S. and Canadian box office for a third weekend, collecting $35.7 million as news coverage of the shooting at a Colorado theater abated.
Alexandre Grendene Bartelle , a Brazilian investor with stakes in two ethanol refineries, said he may upgrade the plants to also produce sugar because soaring demand for the renewable fuel hasn’t led to surging profits.
Dennis Gomes , a gambling industry veteran whose career figured in the Martin Scorsese movie “Casino,” agreed to buy Resorts Atlantic City, New Jersey’s oldest casino resort, from a group of creditors.
In 2005 Donald Trump bought 1,400 acres of farmland and environmentally sensitive dunes north of Aberdeen, Scotland. He intended to build two golf courses, a hotel, luxury housing and vacation apartments.