Here’s some news you can use, so you can do better than the weather small talk.
♦ Chicago’s open space advocates are vowing to file a lawsuit to block George Lucas from building the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. Other opponent of the plan include aldermen who believe the museum should be built downtown or in one of the city’s economically disadvantaged wards
♦ Toni Preckwinkle is NOT running for mayor but Karen lewis may be considering.
♦ Billionaires have all the fun! As expected from the Allen & Co conference, News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch did put in a bid to acquire cable giant Time Warner. As reported by USA “Today, 21st Century Fox, a film and TV company controlled by Rupert Murdoch, offered to buy Time Warner last month for about $80 billion, a deal that would combine two of the largest players in the cable network business and possibly unleash a wave of consolidation among content producers.” This deal was rejected but he is still going ahead with it. This news had pre-market trading shares of Time Warner soaring 15% to $81.64. Time Warner owns HBO, Turner Broadcasting System and Warner Bros.
♦ Apple & IBM, the two former rivals, have joined forces to sell enterprises on iOS hardware and business apps backed by IBM services which will pose a likely threat/competition to Google’s enterprise business.
♦ Dwyane Wade has signed on to return to Miami Heat joining forward Chris Bosh, Mario Chalmers and forward-center Chris Andersen, and Udonis Haslem and former Chicago Bulls Luol Deng.
♦ Derek Jeter played his final All Star Game and the American League beat National league 5-3.
CELEBS & FASHION
♦ Jewelry designer to the stars Lorraine Schwartz has found what was once lost. A 10.25 carat yellow diamond ring she wore to the 2014 Golden Globes. The $250,000 ring was found and almost sold by the carpet cleaner before authorities were informed.
♦ She might be a former sex tape star but her new venture is sure to rake in more money. Kim Kardashian is rumored to make almost $85 million or 45% of net profits off her new video game iPhone app. The objective of the game is to ‘create your own aspiring celebrity and rise to fame and fortune’
♦ 61 year old actor Jeff Goldblum is engaged to his 31 year old fiancé, proving the old adage, age ain’t nothing but a numbah!
♦ Maxwell Osborne & Dao Yi Chow the duo of design house Public School(menswear) as well as Marcia Patmos of M. Patmos (womens wear) took home the the regional award of the International Woolmark Prize. The will each receive $47,000, plus the opportunity to represent the U.S. in the international final. The final will be held during London Collections: Men in January, and the women’s wear in Beijing in March. WWD reports