Published November 10, 2013
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BRUNO Mars will earn $1.25 million from a Russian oligarch for singing at his daughter’s bat mitzvah.
New York-based billionaire Len Blavatnik will pay Mars $250,000 a song and has asked the star to play five songs. Continue reading ‘Bruno Mars to earn $1.5m singing at girl’s bat mitzvah’
Published November 9, 2013
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Jennifer Lawrence in the movie
FIRST we had the hit movie “The Hunger Games” – next could be the theme park.
Lionsgate Entertainment Corp. has revealed that it is looking at opening a park based on the film and book franchise. Continue reading ‘Coming soon: Hunger Games the theme park’
Published November 6, 2013
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WHO needs Las Vegas? Voters have overwhelmingly approved a bill to allow up to seven Vegas-style casinos in New York.
Supporters of the bill claim the new casinos will help revitalise struggling upstate regions and reclaim gambling dollars being lost to other states. Continue reading ‘Vegas-style casinos coming to New York’
Published October 31, 2013
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Vietnamese businessman Pham Dinh Nguyen, left, and the former Buford owner Dom Sammons, right, unveil the ‘PhinDeli Town Buford’
Vietnamese businessman Pham Dinh Nguyen admired the tiny town of Buford, Wyoming, so much he shelled out a whopping $900,000 to buy it.
The coffee importer leapt into action when he found out the town – billed as the smallest in the US with just one resident – was being auctioned off . Continue reading ‘Vietnamese businessman buys the smallest town in America’
Published October 17, 2013
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WEALTHY Americans, eager to trace their Celtic roots, have been snapping up Irish castles and stately homes at rock-bottom prices.
One of the first Americans to land himself a bargain was billionaire businessman John Malone who paid just 8 million euros for the 32,668-square-foot Humewood Castle in Kiltegan, County Wicklow. Continue reading ‘Rich Americans buy up Irish castles at rock bottom rates’
Published October 12, 2013
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ONE of Ireland’s most successful movie directors has blasted greedy Hollywood bosses for making boring big budget action films instead of quality drama.
Jim Sheridan, who directed “My Left Foot” and “In the Name of the Father” claims that all the good drama is now being made for television, instead of movies. Continue reading ‘Sheridan blasts greedy Hollywood bosses’
Published February 12, 2013
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Your next glass of Maker’s Mark will be weaker – and the boss of the company says it’s all his fault.
Chairman Emeritus Bill Samuels Jr. said he failed to foresee a worldwide surge in demand for premium bourbon when he was still in charge of the brand about six years ago. As a result, Maker’s Mark is being diluted to 42 percent alcohol by volume, from 45 percent, so more of the whiskey can be bottled to meet demand. That’s a cut from 90 proof to 84 proof.
“I was the forecaster in chief around here. … I must have been asleep at the wheel,” Samuels said.