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  • Cannes 2013: Leonardo DiCaprio space flight goes for $1.5 million

    Cannes 2013: Leonardo DiCaprio space flight goes for $1.5 million
    A guest at a charity auction at Cannes has paid 1.2 million euros ($1.5 million) for a trip into space with Leonardo DiCaprio. AmFAR, a nonprofit devoted to AIDS research, held the auction Thursday night at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc as part of its...
  • Piers Morgan developing drama about Fleet Street tabloids for Starz

    Piers Morgan developing drama about Fleet Street tabloids for Starz
    Art is imitating life again. CNN personality and former tabloid editor Piers Morgan is going to try his hand at producing a drama about the British tabloid business in the 1970s. Morgan has signed on as an executive producer of "Fleet Street," a drama...
  • A balanced guide to success

     A balanced guide to success
    The financial crisis fueled anger with the world's "takers" — those people who "like to get more than they give," in author Adam Grant's pithy definition. Everyone is searching for a sustainable formula for recovery that not only curbs damaging...
  • Fashion News U.K. edition: McCartney, Branson, Olympic egg cups

     
    Virgin lawyers charges copyright infringement, Stella McCartney goes cartoonish and Olympic egg cups and the like may help push merchandise sales to $1.55 billion at the 2012 Games....
  • On Location: Virgin flies high with 'Departure Date' film

     
    British tycoon Sir Richard Branson has made a career out of bucking conventions — opening a recording studio in a country estate, building an affordable, premium airline service with soft violet mood lighting and seat-back entertainment screens, and...
  • Rolling Stones' 'Exile' as feature film? Casting Mick and Keith

     
    The Rolling Stones' 'Exile on Main St.' could be made into a biopic. If so, who should be cast as Mick Jagger and Keith Richards? Times pop critic Randall Roberts offers a few ideas....
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill to help space industry in California

     
    Just minutes before the retired space shuttle Endeavour was flown over the state Capitol on its way to a Los Angeles museum, Gov. Jerry Brown announced that he signed legislation to give a boost to the commercial space-travel industry in California....
  • Richard Branson donates to Glendale shelter after Twitter challenge

     
    One tweet led to another and on Wednesday, British business magnate Sir Richard Branson agreed to donate $2,000 to Glendale's winter shelter, which has been hitting its 80-bed capacity nightly despite a bare-bones budget....
  • Same Titanic but brand-new, built from scratch, billionaire says

    Same Titanic but brand-new, built from scratch, billionaire says
    What’s more exciting than James Cameron re-releasing “Titanic” in 3-D? When an even richer man – Australia’s Clive Palmer – tries to bring the ill-fated ship to life. By building a modern replica of it. The mining...
  • Universal EMI deal heats up in Europe

    Universal EMI deal heats up in Europe
    The climate is heating up for Universal Music Group in Brussels as the company shuttles its proposal to buy EMI's recorded music business through Europe's labyrinthine antitrust approval process. The pending $1.9-billion acquisition, announced in...
  • The office guide to fashion suicide: flip-flops, shorts, hoodies

    The office guide to fashion suicide: flip-flops, shorts, hoodies
    If you're rolling into work wearing ripped jeans, strapless tops, a hoodie and flip-flops, know this: Your colleagues disapprove. The vast majority of American workers don't consider the Mark Zuckerburg fashion special to be appropriate attire for the...