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3 Signs Mel Gibson Could Be Making a Comeback
Ten years after his career began to fall apart over inflammatory comments made during an arrest for drunk driving, Mel Gibson finally seems poised for a comeback. The Oscar winner's first directing effort since 2006, "Hacksaw Ridge," about a conscientious objector in World War II , is drawing
Sources: Two groups post bids in $4.1 billion range to buy UFC
Bidding to buy the UFC is drawing closer to an end, sources told ESPN on Thursday. The two bid groups, WME-IMG in conjunction with Dalian Wanda Group, and China Media Capital, had similar bids in the $4.1 billion range, sources said. Sources said that both bidding groups are still trying to
Adam Silver ranked most influential
NBA commissioner Adam Silver is the most influential person in sports business, while the clout of the NFL's Roger Goodell apparently has waned, according to an annual list published Monday by SportsBusiness Daily . It's a status not even Silver's predecessor David Stern, who retired in February,
Ari's Gold: Superagent Emanuel Wins Bid for IMG
Dominic Patten on the growing power of William Morris Endeavor's co-CEO Ari Emanuel.
IMG sold to rival William Morris
Private investment firm Forstmann Little has agreed to sell its sports, entertainment and fashion agency International Management Group to competitor William Morris Endeavor and its financial backer Silver Lake Partners. The price of Wednesday's sale was not disclosed, but one insider said the deal
Two Hollywood Mega Agencies Combine Forces, With Clients the Likes of Oprah Winfrey and Gisele Bundchen
Ari Emanuel, the man who inspired foul-mouthed superagent Ari Gold in the HBO series "Entourage," is buying IMG Worldwide, which represents the likes of Peyton Manning and Gisele Bundchen. The deal, worth a reported $2.4 billion, unites the stars of Hollywood and the sports world. Emanuel, 52, is
Funding 'Friday Night Lights' Movie via Facebook? Ari Emanuel Says Maybe
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. — Hollywood super-agent Ari Emanuel said he has some new ideas on how to use Facebook and social networks to make everyone an investor in the upcoming movie version of “Friday Light Nights.” Speaking at the All Things D conference here, Emanuel, who...
Mel Gibson Spits Another Racial Slur in Newly Released Recording
Mel Gibson Threatens Oksana Grigorieva's Nanny in Recording Heard First on 'Good Morning America'
Mel Gibson: Is His Career Over?
Publicist Howard Bragman discusses the actor's alleged rant caught on tape.
Is Mad Mel Gibson's Career Finished?
The Actor, Who Stars in New Film 'The Beaver,' Admits to Hitting Oksana Grigorieva in New Recording