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Posts Tagged ‘Sumner Redstone’s’

LAT In 90 Seconds

32956433.jpgIndiana Jones: Raiders Of Spielberg’s iMac: Computers and photographs for the upcoming Indiana Jones sequel were stolen, according to DreamWorks Pictures SKG. Police have no suspects yet, but in related news, Sumner Redstone’s face has melted off.

32948715.jpgBoingBoing Bounces Into Tiny TV: The world’s second-best blog is set to go small format today. Here’s the link — not that your inbox isn’t already filled with forwards to the site from your friends.

32951642.jpgShe’s Pretty. And She Can Fart, Too: Columnist Jay A. Fernandez falls head over heels in this profile of The Heartbreak Kid co-star Malin Akerman. You know a guy’s into you when he gives you a blurb-worthy gem like, “most unselfconscious performance by an actress in a comedy in recent memory.”

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Dog Days of Sumner

sumdrum.jpgFollowing a NYT story last week about Sumner Redstone’s squabbles with his daughter Shari (and everyone else on the planet, really), the LAT hits the ol’ man with a profile that leads with the ageist and jaw-droppingly presumptuous sentence:

“In his twilight years, Sumner Redstone should be relaxed, fulfilled and enjoying the fruits of his labor.”

No doubt the man is growing increasingly cantankerous and isolated. He hasn’t spoken to his nephew or son since the two filed separate lawsuits against him over the last year. And now, he’s telling Forbes that his daughter (and once heir apparent) Shari Redstone, VP of CBS and Viacom, had “little or no contribution” to his entertainment empire.

He may be a jerk, but we still have trouble understanding why a business story would include information like this:

Redstone is showing signs of his age despite a passion for health shakes and antioxidants. Daily swims have replaced vigorous games of tennis. He shuffles feebly and no longer brags about taking Viagra.

Kinda seems like low-hanging (and somewhat shriveled) fruit.