*For someone who hasn’t played basketball on an NBA court in years, Michael Jordan is far from broke.
According to Bleacher Report, the former Chicago Bull pulled in a cool $90 million in 2013 from endorsements and the continuous influence of his personal brand.
The Jordan brand still holds weight as it accounts for the majority of Jordan’s incredible paycheck comes from. Evidence of the brands influence can be found with the Air Jordan 10 “Powder Blue” sneaker, which Nike released on Feb. 22.
First-day sales of the shoe totaled $35 million. Continue reading
*Holy bat crap!
If you’ve ever did the unthinkable and wished you was Lil Wayne, today you can be thankful that you’re not.
That’s because Weezy or as the Uncle Sam refers to him, Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., owes the IRS a little over $12,155,084 in back taxes. Oh yeah, that “little over” part comes to 46 cents.
LaQuishe “Q” Wright managers the online presence of some of today’s hot young celebs.
*Now this will be news that tech-savvy fans of todays hottest celebrities can use. Talk about a “hands on” assignment!
Ever think about getting a job as your favorite celebs social media manager?
That’s what LaQuishe “Q” Wright does for a handful of young celebs that include Channing Tatum and Zac Efron to name a few.
It’s a legitimate gig.
*Whoa! This is kind of a big deal.
And speaking of deals, it seems Tyler Perry and Lionsgate are calling theirs off. The association, which dates back to 2005, has ended and will not be renewed.
With the announcement, the actor-writer-producer-director is closing the Los Angeles offices of his 34th Street Films, consolidating operations at his Atlanta headquarters. Continue reading
Contemporary jazz hitmaker releases his own wine that he blended in partnership with Reata Wines and Jamieson Ranch Vineyards.
*Los Angeles, Calif. — Chart-topping musician, producer, songwriter, wine and jazz festival founder and artistic director Brian Culbertson can add vintner to his burgeoning resume.
The recording artist behind 26 No. 1 hits and the star-studded Napa Valley Jazz Getaway is now pouring his new custom-crafted wine, “Culbertson” Pinot Noir by Reata Wines, which he personally blended with Jamieson Ranch Vineyards’ winemaker Nori Nakamura.
*On the one hand, the growing technology movement has enabled us to have lives that are much more convenient.
We can reach someone across the world at lightening speed via instant message, Skype, Face Time and the like; but let’s face it (no pun intended) on the other hand, the price we pay for these conveniences is extremely high.