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Thomas B. Edsall

When Magic Backed Hillary, Did Money Buy Love?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Thomas B. Edsall and Sam Stein

Protecting Hillary: Bill Clinton Severs Business Ties With Billionaire Buddy Burkle

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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 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...

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 ...

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 ...

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....