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Posts Tagged ‘Roger Federer’

Report: Michael Ovitz Maneuvering Triggers IMG Board Battle

It’s rare these days to see the name Michael Ovitz headlining an entertainment news “Exclusive,” especially one that has nothing to do with a valuable painting or expansive piece of property. But there he is today, in a firecracker piece on TheWrap co-authored by Sharon Waxman and Brent Lang.

According to the article, IMG Worldwide board member Ovitz has been aiming to take over the company while chairman and CEO Ted Forstmann (pictured) battled brain cancer. The firm represents Tiger Woods, Roger Federer and many other sports world A-listers. An IMG board conference call reportedly scheduled for today was set to address the idea of “ousting” Ovitz:

According to another insider, board members Jerry Perenchio and Irving Azoffrespectively the ex-CEO of Telemundo and executive chairman of LiveNation –are leading the charge to get Ovitz booted…

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Fashion Week: Paparazzi Hope Season Serves Up Wintour/ Federer Shot

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Don’t believe the rampant rumors currently keeping harried fashion flacks up at night that Fashion Week will be light on the celebs this go-round. With Manhattan-centric — and style-obsessed shows — like ABC’s Cashmere Mafia and NBC’s Lipstick Jungle filming around town, bet on at least one Brooke Shields or Lucy Liu appearance to liven things up. Interestingly enough, according to at least one veteran photog who stakes out-the tents at Bryant Park, one of the week’s most sought-after photos of the week isn’t of any calorically-challenged celeb but of newly-minted BFFs Anna Wintour and Roger Federer. “That’s the shot every New York outlet wants,” says the lensman.

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