Articles Posted in the Business Category

  • Robert Earl

    Making a Buca in the UK

    Famed restaurant entrepreneur Robert Earl, has added his fifth Buca di Beppo Italian eatery in the UK.

    The latest branch of the 87 strong US chain is in Elstree, famous for its intrernational film studio as well as being close to where Earl grew up in north west London.

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    David Gold interview

    From growing up in poverty in London’s East End, David Gold has proved that hard work combined with business acuman can bring success.

    David GoldThe owner of Ann Summers and West Ham United football club  talks to Leslie Bunder about his motivations, business TV shows, owning newspapers, Jewish roots and taking Ann Summers to Israel.

  • Trump loses Israeli Lawsuit

    Trump loses Israeli Lawsuit

    Real estate tycoon Donald Trump has lost his lawsuit against an Israeli developer he accused of unlawfully using his name to boost sales of a luxury property development.

    Trump demanded a share of profits in his suit, filed in May against condo builder Crescent Heights Diamond, which licensed the name Trump Plaza for a 70-storey tower it planned to erect in the Israeli capital of Tel Aviv.

  • Rivers To Become Business Apprentice

    Rivers To Become Business Apprentice

    Joan RiversComedienne Joan Rivers has been enlisted by business tycoon Donald Trump to take part in his hit US TV show The Celebrity Apprentice.

    Rivers, 75, admits she has never seen the show – a spin-off of Trump’s The Apprentice – but is keen to work under the guidance of her new mentor.

    She said: “I will be on Celebrity Apprentice… They are going to send me tapes.”

  • Porn Bosses Win Over Hendrix Sex Video

    Porn Bosses Win Over Hendrix Sex Video

    The bosses of a DVD porn company are claiming victory in their battle over the authenticity of a Jimi Hendrix sex romp, claiming the rock legend’s estate has failed to prove the star of the raunchy footage isn’t the late guitar great.

    Vivid Entertainment released Jimi Hendrix: The Sex Tape on DVD in May and company bosses were immediately challenged over the authenticity of the footage.

  • Sophocles is fired

    Sophocles is fired

    Michael SophoclesSelf-styled “good Jewish boy” Michael Sophocles has finally been given the boot from BBC1′s The Apprentice.
     
    The 25-year-old Edgware native came a cropper after losing a task in which the candidates had to make money by renting posh cars. He had escaped being fired by Sir Alan Sugar on several previous occasions.
     
    Michael’s most memorable moment in the series came during a task in which candidates had to buy a kosher chicken from a market in the Moroccan capital Marrakech.
     
    While the non-Jewish apprentices managed this successfully, Michael and his team failed to understand what kosher was and how it differed from halal.
     
    When quizzed by Sir Alan as to why he proclaims himself ‘a good Jewish boy’, Sophocles revealed he was only half-Jewish. On The Apprentice You’re Fired, DJ Trevor Nelson told Sophocles that even he “was more Jewish”.
     
    A TV insider said: “Michael was very jammy. He seemed to have thought that he could appeal to Sir Alan by saying he was Jewish, even though quite clearly he had no interest in any aspect of his Jewish background. The fact he did not even know the meaning of the word ‘L’Chaim’ and knew ‘schmuck’ said it all really.”
     
    Michael admitted during his interview in The Apprentice: You’re Fired that “it was a horrific mistake” when referring to the infamous kosher chicken incident. However he didn’t reveal anything more about his Jewish background or why he considers himself to be a good Jewish boy.

  • LA Richest Revealed

    LA Richest Revealed

    Entertainment moguls Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Sumner Redstone have been named among the 10 richest people in Los Angeles.

    Dreamworks partners Geffen and Spielberg make the Los Angeles Business Journal top 50 list at four and nine respectively, while Viacom boss Redstone’s estimated $7 billion net worth and the $8.4 billion he made in 2007 put him in second place behind investment tycoon Kirk Kerkorian.