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Road to Forever: A Conversation With Don Felder, Plus Spin Doctors' 'About a Train' Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The song "About A Train" is about to be released on the new Spin Doctors' blues-rock CD, If The River Was Whiskey. The album comes out April 30th.

Shakeup At Massive Sports Agency That Reps Tiger Woods, Roger Federer And More

The Wrap | Posted 11.30.2011 | Sports

With IMG Worldwide Chairman and CEO Ted Forstmann on his deathbed, board member Michael Ovitz has made a failed play to take over the giant sports tal...

Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden Being Built Around WTC Wreckage

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 09.26.2011 | Los Angeles

The City of Beverly Hills will soon be home to a new 9/11 Memorial Garden, thanks to a recently acquired steel artifact from the World Trade Center Si...

New Twist In Hollywood Wire-Tapping Scandal

The Wrap | Sharon Waxman & Diane Garrett | Posted 06.29.2011 | Entertainment

Former Hollywood journalist Anita Busch is pushing ahead with a lawsuit against Michael Ovitz and AT&T for damages stemming from the Anthony Pellicano...

Black Jack

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

Jack Abramoff was a movie guy. The swagger; the big dreams; the restaurants; the silver-tongued philanthropy--a "you talkin' ta me" film quote machine...

Movie Review: Waking Sleeping Beauty

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A documentary that takes you behind the curtain to show the magic being made, Waking Sleeping Beauty still manages to dazzle because of the complex, utterly human story it tells.

Vanity Fair's Coverage of the White House State Dinner: A Namedropping Guide

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

The author was obviously trying to put the 2009 dinner in context with how previous years' affairs went. But he may have gotten a bit carried away in including quite so many characters, even as afterthoughts.

Harvey Weinstein Caught On Tape: Hear The Resentment

Gawker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

CLICK THROUGH TO LISTEN Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has always resented the fact that peers made more money than him with what he deemed to be infer...

Pellicano Trial: Michael Ovitz Fingered Over Threats To Anita Busch

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

"Did Mr. Ovitz pay Mr. Pellicano money?" asked Mr. Lally, clearly certain of Mr. Ornellas' answer. "Yes. He paid via check through a law firm and also via cash," replied Agent Ornellas.

Pellicano Trial: What They Didn't Ask Michael Ovitz

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

As riveting as Michael Ovitz's testimony was last week, there was quite a bit missing. Reviewing the F.B.I.'s notes from its interviews with Mr. Ovitz, it's clear the former super agent said a lot to the F.B.I. the jury never got to hear.

Pellicano Trial: Hear Exclusive Audio Of Michael Ovitz Phone The P.I.

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

Below is exclusive audio tape from an April 2002 phone call of superagent Michael Ovitz -- once considered "the most powerful man in Hollywood" -- asking Anthony Pellicano for a secret meeting.

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.

Pellicano Trial: Michael Ovitz Testifies About How Much He Appreciated The Information He Got

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

Mr. Ovitz tried to elicit sympathy from the jury while he talked about using Mr. Pellicano to get "embarrassing information" on his enemies.

Pellicano Trial: Waiting for Ovitz and Pellicano's Testimony

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

Next up tomorrow: The government's big finish-Michael Ovitz, Anita Busch, Bernie Weinraub and a few witnesses talking about Pellicano's investigation of Sly Stallone.

Pellicano Trial: Suspicious Wives, Michael Ovitz Plans and Anthony Pellicano Hints At Testifying

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

Ms. Shafrir testified to not instructing Mr. Pellicano to wiretap and to being "shocked" when she was played an actual wiretap... The government plans to call Michael Ovitz on Tuesday or at the latest, Wednesday.

Pellicano Trial: Striking Murder, Bugging Conde Nast and Ovitz's Interview with Vanity Fair

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

There is evidence that Mr. Pellicano obtained an advance copy of a 2002 Vanity Fair article about then-client, Michael Ovitz -- in which he referred to a 'gay mafia.'

Pellicano Trial: Huge Retainers, Cheating Husbands, And More Phone Taps

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

While Mr. Pellicano was busy charging $25,000 retainers to every client--including Mr. Ovitz who asked the detective to investigate Anita Busch -- the telephone company worker was getting $250.

Pellicano Trial: Spurned Lovers, Prostitutes and Cyber Geeks

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

Mr. Pfeiffer told the courtroom that Mr. Pellicano was extremely effective against Ms. Finn. Mr. Pellicano confirmed that Ms. Finn was working as a prostitute at the time she was dating Mr. Pfeiffer.

Geffen Blasts Redstone In New "Vanity Fair," Calls "These People" A "Nightmare"

Vanity Fair | Bryan Burrough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There was a time, not long after Sumner Redstone came to Southern California four years ago, when the world must have seemed rosy and new and full of ...