6:03 pm, May 16th | by Alex Alvarez
Tired of writing with a run-of-the-mill Mont Blanc fountain pen? Has procuring the blood of stillborn polar bears for your Phoenix feather quill pen gotten tedious? Well, rest easy weary mogul: We’ve found just the writing utensil for you. You’d have to travel back to 2010 to get it, but we’re assuming you’ve already purchased your teak and canary diamond time machine from SkyMall, yes?
This Montegrappa Dragon 2010 Bruce Lee 18k Gold Pen Set (with white diamonds!) is one of a set of ten and can be yours for a mere $290,555.00. Couch change! I routinely find double that hidden behind Murdoch, my pet Bengal tiger.
So why is it called the “Bruce Lee” pen? Did the actor and martial arts expert design it? Did he have one? Did he mercilessly stab a mercenary to death with such a pen? Close.
5:27 pm, May 16th | by Alex Alvarez
Former U.S. Representative Jane Harman is heading back to work and into the spotlight for the first time following Sidney Harman death. Ms. Harman will assume her late husband’s seat on the Newsweek Daily Beast company board at tonight’s Deadline Club annual awards dinner at the Waldorf Astoria.
At the dinner, Harman will introduce Tina Brown, the current editor in chief of both Newsweek and the Daily Beast, who is slated to oversee a Q & A session with the event’s attendees.
3:07 pm, May 16th | by Alex Alvarez
Ah, the story that will likely inspire its fair share of “Winkleloss” headlines: As you know, brothers Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss have been embroiled in an ongoing (and seemingly never ending) feud with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg over claims that the social media founder – a former Harvard classmate – pilfered their ideas.
Today, the duo have hit a setback. The twins have officially lost their bid for a rehearing of the case that previously decided that they would receive a $65 million settlement from Facebook. The Winklevosses are due to receive $20 million in addition to $45 million in stock options – stock now valued at over $100 million. The brothers’ appeal was based on their claim that they had been misled about the stock’s value.
1:08 pm, May 16th | by Alex Alvarez
You are all, obviously, extremely aware that actor and occasional rapper Will Smith was recently asked by the city of New York to move his 53-foot-long luxury trailer out of Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood amidst complaints from local residents. Smith is in New York shooting Men in Black III and has been living in the trailer – which boasts marble floors, a movie room and offices for the actor’s assistants – during filming. Local NYers, however, believe the giant home-on-wheels is little more than an eyesore and massive inconvenience.
Now, finally, music and fashion mogul (not to mention yoga enthusiast and reality TV star) Russell Simmons has decided to weigh in on the story. In an op-ed piece on Hip Hop news site GlobalGrind, Simmons writes that Smith – whom Simmons himself used to manage – is as humble and considerate as ever, and that his luxurious and eye-catching accommodations while on set are in no way indicative of the man’s ego – despite the way the media is trying to flip turn things upside-down.
11:52 am, May 16th | by Alex Alvarez
It has been recently reported that Dylan Lauren, daughter of fashion designer Ralph Lauren, has purchased five storefronts on Manhattan’s Upper West Side to open the newest, largest outpost of her eponymous candy store, Dylan’s Sweet Shop.
It got us thinking: What other kids of moguls have been making names for themselves?
We decided to put together a gallery of eleven young moguls who are adding additional prestige (and, sure, maybe the occasional bit of scandalous gossip) to their family name.
9:01 am, May 16th | by Alex Alvarez
Here’s a bit of Donald Trump news that has nothing to do with his potential bid for president. The real estate tycoon, reality TV host, and former bottled water salesman has found a new intern in Jets All-Pro center Nick Mangold. In fact, Mangold will be featured working in his new role at 9 p.m. tonight on the Golf Channel’s Donald J. Trump’s Fabulous World of Golf.
Mangold, apparently, felt the internship provided him with an ideal way of keeping busy while he weathers yet another NFL lockout. The football player has apparently run into Trump several times at previous charity events, but felt slightly nervous at the prospect of having to work with him in a professional setting. Oh, Nick. Sweet Nick. If La Toya Jackson and Gary Busey could hang in there, so can you.