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Observer Checks In with Disgraced Page Six Reporter - Posted June 18, 2014
All these years later, Jared Paul Stern maintains that this clothing venture was at the heart of his discussions with Ron Burkle about money. Not some sort of scandalous payola to ensure that the billionaire would receive favorable Page Six coverage. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Observer Checks In with Disgraced Page Six Reporter - Posted June 18, 2014
All these years later, Jared Paul Stern maintains that this clothing venture was at the heart of his discussions with Ron Burkle about money. Not some sort of scandalous payola to ensure that the billionaire would receive favorable Page Six coverage. ... [FishbowlNY]

Will Monday Night's Deadline/Soho House Bash Include a Big Announcement?* - Posted September 30, 2012
A cryptic Deadline advisory posted Saturday morning by Nikki Finke has some Hollywood trade watchers speculating... [AllTwitter]

Will Monday Night's Deadline/Soho House Bash Include a Big Announcement?* - Posted September 30, 2012
A cryptic Deadline advisory posted Saturday morning by Nikki Finke has some Hollywood trade watchers speculating... [FishbowlLA]

Report: Penske, Lasry Circling Discounted Variety Sale Price - Posted September 10, 2012
Another week, another [BLANK]-is-in-the-lead-to-buy-Variety news story. This one from a pair of reporters (the New York Post's Keith J. Kelly and Josh Kosman) who have filed several, simila... [FishbowlLA]

Report: Variety-Avenue Capital Deal is Stalled - Posted August 29, 2012
The New York Post has been doing a good job of keeping tabs on the ongoing saga of Variety’s sale. This morning, the paper suggests that ... [FishbowlLA]

Report: Variety’s New Owner is… Avenue Capital - Posted August 13, 2012
So it looks as if it's not going to be Ron Burkle after all. According to the New York Post, Variety parent Reed Elsevier has accepted a... [FishbowlLA]

Report: Ron Burkle Set to Acquire Variety - Posted July 31, 2012
As has been previously noted, there is only one bidder for Variety who has the capacity to write a check without picking up the phone. Thus, Ron Burkle was always seen as a leading contender to acquire the trade publication if he so chose. Apparently, he has. ... [FishbowlLA]

Daniel Frankel Revisits Variety Sweepstakes - Posted July 12, 2012
One of the first reporters to accurately gauge the level of interest in a purchase of Variety has a follow-up piece tonight. This time, paidContent senior writer ... [GalleyCat]

Daniel Frankel Revisits Variety Sweepstakes - Posted July 12, 2012
One of the first reporters to accurately gauge the level of interest in a purchase of Variety has a follow-up piece tonight. This time, paidContent senior writer ... [FishbowlLA]

Report: TheWrap, Penske and Ron Burkle in Hunt for Variety - Posted July 6, 2012
Ever since Daniel Frankel at PaidContent revealed that 11 entities were interested in looking at the Variety books, the race has been on among media watchers to identify authoritatively who those parties might be. ... [FishbowlLA]

Magic Johnson Expands Media Holdings - Posted January 6, 2012
Magic Johnson is turning into quite the media mogul. Nearly a year after purchasing Vibe Holdings and becoming its chairman, Johnson has teamed with ... [FishbowlLA]

Magic Johnson, Ron Burkle Invest in Vibe - Posted February 9, 2011
Magic Johnson and Ron Burkle have invested in Vibe Holdings, the parent of Vibe magazine and the Soul Train TV show. As part of the eight figure deal, Johnson will now be chairman of Vibe Holdings. By investing in Vibe... [Fishbowl NY]

Magic Johnson, Ron Burkle Invest in Vibe - Posted February 9, 2011
Magic Johnson and Ron Burkle have invested in Vibe Holdings, the parent of Vibe magazine and the Soul Train TV show. As part of the eight figure deal, Johnson will now be chairman of Vibe Holdings. By investing in Vibe... [FishbowlNY]

Magic Johnson Gets His Media Vibe On - Posted February 9, 2011
It's turning out to be a big week for sweeping, personality-driven LA media moves. Just a few days after Arianna Huffington announced the sale of The Huffington Post to AOL, former Lakers great... [FishbowlLA]

Barnes & Noble Reports 21% Increase in Total Sales for First Quarter - Posted August 24, 2010
Today Barnes & Noble reported that total sales for the last quarter were $1.4 billion--a 21 percent increase compared to the same period last year. The company also reported a "consolidated net loss" of $63 million. $9.5 million of that came from the bookseller's expensive, but ultimately victorious, ... [GalleyCat]

Judge Rules Barnes & Noble Made 'Reasonable Response' To Ron Burkle Over Stock - Posted August 12, 2010
Today Delaware Court of Chancery vice chancellor Leo. E. Strine Jr. ruled that Barnes & Noble could legally keep investor Ron Burkle from increasing his stake in company. The New Y... [GalleyCat]

Barnes & Noble Predicted to Settle Lawsuit with Ron Burkle - Posted August 12, 2010
Reports surfaced last night that bookseller Barnes & Noble will announce a settlement today in a lawsuit with stockholder Ron Burkle. Burkle had sued the bookseller, allegin... [GalleyCat]

Bill Hoffman Leaves Page Six - Posted August 11, 2009
After reporting on the newest hire at New York Post gossip column ... [Fishbowl NY]

Bill Hoffman Leaves Page Six - Posted August 11, 2009
After reporting on the newest hire at New York Post gossip column ... [FishbowlNY]

Time Inc. in Price Hike Showdown With Burkle Company - Posted January 28, 2009
Unlike, say, Conde Nast — who amidst the outcry over the closure of ... [Fishbowl NY]

Time Inc. in Price Hike Showdown With Burkle Company - Posted January 28, 2009
Unlike, say, Conde Nast — who amidst the outcry over the closure of ... [FishbowlNY]

Keep Your Friends Close and the National Enquirer Closer - Posted August 15, 2008
If Howard Wolfson is to be believed Hillary Clinton lost the nomination to Barack Obama... [Fishbowl NY]

Keep Your Friends Close and the National Enquirer Closer - Posted August 15, 2008
If Howard Wolfson is to be believed Hillary Clinton lost the nomination to Barack Obama... [FishbowlNY]

Yahoo Does the Hanging Chad, Yang Actually Not So Popular - Posted August 6, 2008
Rumors have been swirling since last week's Yahoo shareholder's meeting that the voting results from the August 1 election of its... [Fishbowl NY]

Yahoo Does the Hanging Chad, Yang Actually Not So Popular - Posted August 6, 2008
Rumors have been swirling since last week's Yahoo shareholder's meeting that the voting results from the August 1 election of its... [FishbowlNY]

Tina Daunt: Lifestyles of the Rich, Famous and Politically Active - Posted November 19, 2007
We don't like to think of Tina Daunt as a society columnist. She does so much more than just report the latest ... [FishbowlLA]

Clintons Head Back to Hollywood - Posted September 7, 2007
Hollywood is bringing out a few heavyweights to help the Hillary Clinton presidential bid - and her husband is on board as well. Steve Bing, Scott Budnick, Ron Burkle, Michael Kives, David O'Connor and Lona Williams are hosting a reception with former President Bill Clinton... [FishbowlLA]

WSJ Sale Update: Does Philly Have A Shot? - Posted June 12, 2007
Over at CNNMoney, Paul R. LaMonica is calling the sale of the Wall Street Journal the lamest bidding war ever, and we can't blame him. As previously mentioned, ... [Fishbowl NY]

WSJ Sale Update: Does Philly Have A Shot? - Posted June 12, 2007
Over at CNNMoney, Paul R. LaMonica is calling the sale of the Wall Street Journal the lamest bidding war ever, and we can't blame him. As previously mentioned, ... [FishbowlNY]

Ron Burkle Joins Union Exploring Alternatives To Rupe's WSJ Bid - Posted June 5, 2007
WSJ: Ron Burkle's investment firm Yucaipa Companies LLC and another investor have joined up with the union representing Dow Jones's employees to help come up with alternatives to News Corp.'s bid for Dow Jone... [Fishbowl NY]

Ron Burkle Joins Union Exploring Alternatives To Rupe's WSJ Bid - Posted June 5, 2007
WSJ: Ron Burkle's investment firm Yucaipa Companies LLC and another investor have joined up with the union representing Dow Jones's employees to help come up with alternatives to News Corp.'s bid for Dow Jone... [FishbowlNY]

Jared Paul Stern Wants Post Job Back - Posted May 18, 2007
Today's Page Six slammed its former scribes Jared Paul Stern and Ian Spiegelman after alleging that Stern was threatening to sue the Post and make public a four-page list of "lies and smears... [Fishbowl NY]

Jared Paul Stern Wants Post Job Back - Posted May 18, 2007
Today's Page Six slammed its former scribes Jared Paul Stern and Ian Spiegelman after alleging that Stern was threatening to sue the Post and make public a four-page list of "lies and smears... [FishbowlNY]

Primedia Sells Gun Dog, Enthusiast Mags For $1.2B To Ron Burkle-Owned Co. - Posted May 14, 2007
Breaking: Primedia, the once-powerful niche magazine publisher on Fifth Avenue, has agreed to sell its 70-plus enthusiast magazines — with names like Hot Rod Bike-Works, Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords and Practical Horseman ... [Fishbowl NY]

Primedia Sells Gun Dog, Enthusiast Mags For $1.2B To Ron Burkle-Owned Co. - Posted May 14, 2007
Breaking: Primedia, the once-powerful niche magazine publisher on Fifth Avenue, has agreed to sell its 70-plus enthusiast magazines — with names like Hot Rod Bike-Works, Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords and Practical Horseman ... [FishbowlNY]

Tribune Co. Sold To Zell For $8.2 Billion - Posted April 2, 2007
After months of negotiations that saw few bidders, the Chicago-based Tribune Co., owner of the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, announced this morning its sale to billionare Sam Zell for $8.2 billion. Zell outbid Los Angeles-based billionaires Eli Broad and Ron Burkle, upping his bid late last night. The company also plans... [Fishbowl NY]

Tribune Co. Sold To Zell For $8.2 Billion - Posted April 2, 2007
After months of negotiations that saw few bidders, the Chicago-based Tribune Co., owner of the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, announced this morning its sale to billionare Sam Zell for $8.2 billion. Zell outbid Los Angeles-based billionaires Eli Broad and Ron Burkle, upping his bid late last night. The company also plans... [FishbowlNY]

"Zell Wins Auction for Tribune" - Posted April 2, 2007
From the WSJ: Chicago investor Sam Zell has won the bidding for Tribune Co., according to a person familiar with the company's six-month old auction. Exact terms should be disclosed this morning, this person said. They include a low break-up fee, which would encourage the partnership of Eli Broad and ... [FishbowlDC]

Finally: Jared Paul Stern Sues Billionaire Ron Burkle — Bill & Hillary Too - Posted March 22, 2007
Ever since the Jared Paul Stern-Page Six-Ron Burklegate scandal — in which Burkle alleged Stern tried to extort thousands from him in exchange for favorable Page Six coverage — broke last summer, the former gossip columnist has maintained that he planned to sue the billionaire supermarket magnate. (He e... [Fishbowl NY]

Finally: Jared Paul Stern Sues Billionaire Ron Burkle — Bill & Hillary Too - Posted March 22, 2007
Ever since the Jared Paul Stern-Page Six-Ron Burklegate scandal — in which Burkle alleged Stern tried to extort thousands from him in exchange for favorable Page Six coverage — broke last summer, the former gossip columnist has maintained that he planned to sue the billionaire supermarket magnate. (He e... [FishbowlNY]

Mark Cuban To Buy Cubs? Or, Radar's Easy-To-Out Source - Posted March 1, 2007
Radar reports that Dallas Mavericks owner, blogger and YouTube player-hater Mark Cuban is set to bid some $625 million to buy the Chicago Cubs from its Tribu... [Fishbowl NY]

Mark Cuban To Buy Cubs? Or, Radar's Easy-To-Out Source - Posted March 1, 2007
Radar reports that Dallas Mavericks owner, blogger and YouTube player-hater Mark Cuban is set to bid some $625 million to buy the Chicago Cubs from its Tribu... [FishbowlNY]

Media Events: 02.13.07 - Posted February 13, 2007
Parties, panels and other notable media gatherings TUESDAY 02.13.07 WHAT: "The Ethics and Politics of Surveillance: New Information Practices & Our Private Lives" WHO: Shohini Ghosh, Associate Professor, Video and Television Production at the AJK Mass Communicatio... [Fishbowl NY]

Media Events: 02.13.07 - Posted February 13, 2007
Parties, panels and other notable media gatherings TUESDAY 02.13.07 WHAT: "The Ethics and Politics of Surveillance: New Information Practices & Our Private Lives" WHO: Shohini Ghosh, Associate Professor, Video and Television Production at the AJK Mass Communicatio... [FishbowlNY]

Another Suitor Tries to Woo LAT - Posted February 7, 2007
Another surprise bidder has entered the contest for the Tribune Co., owner of the Los Angeles Times and other local properties. Chicago real estate magnate Sam Zell has offered what the LAT calls "a complicated proposal." In t... [FishbowlLA]

Jared Paul Stern Still Planning Burkle Suit - Posted January 25, 2007
The reporter's in the clear, but is the billionaire? As FishbowlNY exclusively reported last summer [above],... [Fishbowl NY]

Jared Paul Stern Still Planning Burkle Suit - Posted January 25, 2007
The reporter's in the clear, but is the billionaire? As FishbowlNY exclusively reported last summer [above],... [FishbowlNY]

Newspaper Company Likely to Blow Deadline/Murdoch Joins the Game - Posted January 24, 2007
The fate of the Los Angeles Times' corporate parent, Tribune Co., is unclear. And it will remain that way as Trib is likely to blow its afternoon deadline for responding to a bid by two billionaires. Ron Burkle and ... [FishbowlLA]

LAT in 90 Seconds - Posted January 18, 2007
Tribune Company Get Few Bids: The battle is now officially set between the Chandler family, which once owned the Los Angeles Times and other properties, and the billionaire alliance of Ron Burkle and ... [FishbowlLA]

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