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Forbes Media Sells Majority Stake to Hong Kong Investor Group (FishbowlNY)
In the past six years, Forbes has expanded its international publishing reach from nine licensed local editions to 36. Content is now consumed in 63 countries, in 21 different languages. Friday, the company solidified its international reach with the announcement that a majority stake has been sold to a group of Asian investors. NYT / DealBook The terms were not disclosed, but the transaction values Forbes Media at $475 million, said a person close to the deal. Forbes’ new controlling shareholders will be Integrated Whale Media Investments, a group that includes the Hong Kong investor Tak Cheung Yam and Wayne Hsieh, the Singaporean co-founder of AsusTek Computer. Forbes The Forbes family will retain a significant ownership stake, will stay actively involved in Forbes Media and will work with the investor group to further increase market share of the existing Forbes Media product lines in media, digital, technology, as well as brand extensions. Upon closing, Elevation Partners will fully exit its investment in Forbes Media. Mashable In a statement, the family and its new majority owners framed the deal as a way to ensure Forbes‘ brand and journalistic operations continue to expand. “Our partners respect our brand and values, and support our longstanding mission of championing entrepreneurship and free market capitalism through quality, independent business journalism,” Steve Forbes said in a statement. Capital New York Forbes Media will remain headquartered in the U.S., and there will be no change at the top — Steve Forbes will continue as chairman and editor-in-chief, and Mike Perlis will remain CEO. The company reported that it made a profit in 2013; the company projected a revenue of $144.6 million for the year, according to a report.

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Marlon Wayans Takes a Page from Ellen’s Oscars Selfie Playbook

On Friday, one-time Howard University student Marlon Wayans stopped by campus yet again, and this time took a moment to do his own version of Ellen’s epic Oscars broadcast selfie.

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Wayans has been hitting various college campuses in tandem with his traveling promotional tour for Haunted House 2. After his session at Howard, he shared the following on Facebook:

I was so impressed by the questions, the attentiveness and the intention I seen the eyes of students HU. I’m a proud Bison. #theworldisyours

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Dateline NBC Delves Into Unsolved Murder of Newspaper Reporter’s Brother

The Rainey family, which includes former LA Times media critic James (he is now on the paper’s political desk), is heading into a second Thanksgiving with the excruciating pain of an unsolved family murder. On May 31, 2012, James’ older brother Robert, a chiropractor in west Los Angeles, was found murdered in his office by the first scheduled patient of the day.

As part of its online “Dateline Detective” feature, Dateline NBC this week is shining another light on the specifics of the crime and urging anyone who witnessed anything that morning around the Venice Blvd. location to contact the LAPD.

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LAT In 90 Seconds

40350638-24152121.jpgHuh? We’re not entirely sure, but we think Rachel Abramowitz just compared Barack Obama to a superhero, a la Hancock or The Hulk. If this makes sense to anyone, please explain it to us.

40353006-24154933.jpgLawsuit Resolved:NBC Universal has ‘amicably resolved‘ a $105-million lawsuit filed by a woman whose brother committed suicide during a taping of its controversial Dateline NBC series To Catch a Predator, both parties said today.”

40317593-24101739.jpgFandango Capitalizes on Disney’s Good Name: From Dawn Chmielewski: “Fandango Inc., the nation’s leading movie-ticketing site, on Monday acquired a similar but smaller website from Walt Disney Co. that sports an attractive address: Movies.com. Fandango hopes the acquisition of Movies.com, with its generic name, will give it broader reach for people seeking movie information online.”

Wachowski Sex Change Saga Continues

larry.jpegThe transgendered community is likely to get a big boost of awareness soon thanks to Larry Wachowski. One-half of the Wachowski brothers directing team – the inventive minds behind The Matrix trilogy – has long been rumored to be undergoing a sex change. Rated M blog confirmed that the process is still underway by posting a new pic of the helmer with some interesting tranny tidbits like Larry is now being referred to as Lana. The gender reassignment is having an effect on their credits: According to the post they will now be referred to as ‘The Wachowskis‘ rather than ‘The Wachowski Brothers.’ Further, the site says that the Matrix masterminds are likely to sit down for a sex change chat with a major press outlet (possibly Dateline NBC) but not until after their next project, Speed Racer, runs into theaters. The Warner Bros. Pictures release is scheduled to bow in May 2008.
- CHRIS GARDNER