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Posts Tagged ‘Lauren Schuker’

USC Student is Truly Putting On the Ritz

This is not the first media mention of an upside-down lifestyle led by a wealthy foreign student attending USC. Nor will it be the last.

In today’s fascinating Wall Street Journal article “Courting the Chinese Buyer,” the paper’s bi-coastal real estate and luxury reporter Lauren A. E. Schuker shares this jaw-dropping tidbit:

Di Meng, a native of Changchun who lives in Beijing, is currently attending the University of Southern California… Not keen to rent student housing, he recently paid around $800,000 for a Ritz-Carlton condo in downtown Los Angeles.

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Jay Penske Clicks Into TV Entertainment News Game

Good scoop for Wall Street Journal TV reporter Lauren Schuker. She is the first to report about a new tentacle of the Jay Penske-PMC media empire, something called Entertainment News Television (entv).

Starting this week, a roster of personalities including’s Bonnie Fuller,’s Michael Ausiello, and yes,’s Nikki Finke, will start dropping into elevators, taxicabs, and partner ION TV’s broadcast network to help deliver short entertainment news video snippets. Unlike Fuller and Ausiello, however, Finke will materialize in voiceover form only. Sorry.

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Painting the Picture of LA’s Art Boom

Recession? What recession?

That’s the overwhelming impression to be gleaned from “The L.A. Art Boom”, Wall Street Journal reporter Lauren A. E. Schuker‘s examination of the ways three-comma movers and shakers are re-framing the west coast art scene.

From the hint of art dealer Larry Gagosian‘s Oscar party next spring at a home once owned by Gary Cooper, to staggering donation amounts, to the fact that consignments from Christies’ Los Angeles have tripled in the past year, Schuker compellingly captures the very (Eli) broad flavors of a movement decades in the making. She also sources a quote that is sure to have Woody Allen rethinking his east coast arrogance.
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