The latest rumor has Chinese firm Dalian Wanda Goup as 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...
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...
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.
REVENUE CHART: SOMETHING YOU
CAN BANK ON
Tim,e to fire up those calculators. (8/26a)
I.B. BAD: SEA CHANGE
The week that was will have plentiful repercussions. (8/26a)
EXCLUSIVES: YAY OR NAY? BRITISH EXECS SPEAK
In brief, they're not big fans of the practice. (8/26a)
HELP ME, WANDA
No, he's not the latest Bond villain determined to rule the world. (8/26a)