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Bill Clinton's Sad Response to a Magazine Piece

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Carol Felsenthal

The VF piece discusses Bill Clinton's business conflicts, his glitzy, inappropriate friendships and asserts that he has been nothing but a drag on his wife's campaign.

Clinton Camp Pounces On Vanity Fair Article: "Tawdry," "Attack Piece" | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Clinton camp responded today to Vanity Fair's long article on Bill with its own 2,244-word memo, which includes attacks on the magazine's "penchan...

110 Forbes Billionaires Still On The Market

Forbes Via ABC News | Andrew Farrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There are 110 single men on Forbes' 2008 list of the world's richest people. The youngest? Mark Zuckerberg, 23. He founded social networking site Fac...

Sam Stein

Clinton Firm's Deal Left Pennsylvania Churches In Shambles | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There is an old axiom of government: all politics is local. And while the saying is cliché, it can certainly prove true. How else does one explain t...

Pellicano Trial: Ovitz in the Spotlight and in the Clear and Anita Busch in Tears

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

A source close to the case mentioned that the statute runs out today on any charges in connection with Mr. Ovitz's alleged wiretapping of his enemies. So unless he committed perjury during his testimony today, Ovitz is in the clear.

Thomas B. Edsall

What Did Bill Clinton Do To Get $15M From Ron Burkle? | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The campaign press statement accompanying the release on Friday of Hillary Clinton's 2000 - 2007 tax returns includes some useful summary data for the...

Thomas B. Edsall

The Clintons: A Case Study In Money And Politics | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hillary Clinton's ability to loan her presidential campaign $5 million demonstrates how extraordinarily lucrative the post-White House years have been...

Bill Clinton Severs Ties With Burkle, May Reap $20 Million

Wall Street Journal | John Emshwiller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former President Clinton stands to reap around $20 million -- and will sever a politically sensitive partnership tie to Dubai -- by ending his high-pr...

Thomas B. Edsall

When Magic Backed Hillary, Did Money Buy Love? | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In late-March 2007, Earvin "Magic" Johnson made his first ever contribution to a presidential campaign -- $2,300 to Barack Obama. No formal endorseme...

Max Follmer

Burkle Mag Dredges Up Clinton 'All-Stars' | Max Follmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Contrary to the insistence of their respective publicists, it looks like the gloves are off between former President Bill Clinton and his longtime pol...

Ex-Partners Clinton, Burkle Begin Parting Of The Ways

Wall Street Journal | JOHN R. EMSHWILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When billionaire Ronald Burkle's Yucaipa investment operation agreed to put more than $25 million into a Chinese media company this fall, the investor...

Thomas B. Edsall and Sam Stein

Protecting Hillary: Bill Clinton Severs Business Ties With Billionaire Buddy Burkle | Thomas B. Edsall and Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bill Clinton has severed business ties with Los Angeles billionaire Ron Burkle, fearful that their deals could erupt into bad publicity damaging his w...

Harvey Weinstein Wedding Details

Fox News | Roger Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The celebs who couldn't attend sent videos that were put together by the Weinstein staff, they say. Among the well wishers were Hillary and Bill Clint...

Start-Up Blows Through $300 Million In VC Cash

Los Angeles Times | Joseph Menn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The start-up Pay by Touch seemed close to a sure thing, with its futuristic approach to speeding shoppers through checkout lines while protecting thei...

Leonardo DiCaprio Readies One-Bedroom Penthouse

NY Post | Braden Keil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Leonardo DiCaprio has a case of shrinkage - real-estate shrinkage, at any rate. Since it was first reported in 2005 that the actor was buying in the n...

Supermarket Synergy! Burkle Closing In On Purchase Of AMI

Women's Wear Daily | Stephanie D. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Ron Burkle and American Media Inc.'s David Pecker are said to be meeting with banks to finalize the financing for Source Interlink Co., controlled by ...

Burkle's Yucaipa Plans Bid For Makers Of Twinkies, Wonder Bread

The Deal | Jamie Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters on Friday, Nov. 2, joined forces with Ronald Burkle's Yucaipa Cos. LLC and Bimbo Bakeries USA Inc. and have...

Ron Burkle Set To Gain Control Over Nation's Major Tabloids

Slate | Mickey Kaus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

What if the Clintons (through Bill's buddy Ron Burkle) were about to gain effective control over the nation's major tabloids? Seems like a big story. ...

Burkle Claims Al Gore's Current Worth $2B

Valleywag | Nicholas Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Supermarket magnate Ron Burkle recently valued Al Gore's Current TV at $2 billion, the New York Times reports. You'd think that Burkle, one of Current...

Ex-Mistress Hits Burkle Beneath The Belt

New York Post | Page Six | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Babe-chasing billionaire Ron Burkle is a "sexually inept lover" with "zero sensuality" according to a sexy blond antiques dealer who claims she faked ...

The Vanity Fair New Establishment: Who Gave, Who Didn't, and Who They Gave To

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's notoriously difficult to find media personalities who donate to political campaigns, either because they're bound by big-media constraints (like ...

Zell: I'm Not Selling L.A. Times

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Chicago real estate magnate and Tribune Co. owner Sam Zell said Tuesday he had no plans to sell the Los Angeles Times to any of the moguls who previou...

Burkle Buys Into Chinese News Firm

Forbes | Andrew Farrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ron Burkle, shut out of buying a couple of American newspapers companies earlier this year, has instead turned overseas for a media investment. Burkl...

Bill Clinton's Shady Financial Ties To Anne Hathaway's Italian Boyfriend

Wall Street Journal | JOHN R. EMSHWILLER and GABRIEL KAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

For the past six years, the road to Bill Clinton has often run through Douglas Band, a 34-year-old former White House intern who has helped manage Mr....