The latest rumor has Chinese firm Dalian Wanda Goup is the frontrunner to purchase Todd Boehly's Billboard-THR-dcp media empire. The Fortune 500 company, led by Wang Jianlin ("China's richest man," per Reuters) and founded in 1988, is China's largest commercial property company and the world's largest movie-chain operator; it recently acquired a controlling stake...
Songwriter/artist PARTYNEXTDOOR joins Warner/Chappell chief Jon Platt and team for a photo op celebrating his contribution to the Rihanna smash Work." In a semi-related story, several establishments on Hollywood Blvd. have begun referring to us as SCHMUCKSNEXTDOOR. Seen before getting back to work work work work work are...
"You haven't seen Ron Perry anywhere, have you?" XO/Republic superstar The Weeknd asks iHeart's John Ivey during the recent iHeartMedia Music Summit. "That shifty motherfucker is following me everywhere." The two were able to remain very still until the SONGS exec was distracted by a tray of drinks.
During a recent, starry fundraiser at Chez Timberlake, Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton joins Scooter Braun and better half Yael for a sparkly, younger-demo-targeted photo op. Shortly thereafter, the Democratic hopeful promised the manager-mogul a position in her cabinet, possibly as Undersecretary of EDM. Meanwhile, in Vegas, Donald Trump and Scott Baio pounded Chivas at the Golden Nugget...
Could Ari Emanuel expand his WME/IMG empire into awards show production and print media? The New York Post is reporting that the super agent is in talks with former Guggenheim Partners honcho Todd Boehly about taking over his empire of dick clark productions and the troubled publications Hollywood Reporter and Billboard.
REVENUE CHART: SOMETHING YOU
CAN BANK ON
Tim,e to fire up those calculators. (8/25a)
Does Ari covet what Todd's dangling? (8/25a)
ALDEAN NOT PLAYING FAVORITES
He's a non-exclusive kinda dude. (8/25a)
OASIS SINGER GALLAGHER SIGNS
WITH WARNER BROS. U.K.
Notorious bad boy, on his best behavior, goes solo. (8/25a)
BRITNEY, CHANCE, ELTON TO HEADLINE APPLE FEST
London calling. (8/25a)