Can CBS And Viacom Investors See Eye-To-Eye On Merger Numbers?

Sumner Redstone is accustomed to lavishly overpaying executives who work for him. But board members at CBS and Viacom may justify their compensation if they can figure out terms to unite the companies that will satisfy the mogul and his daughter, Shari — who control 80% of the votes — as well as independent shareholders.
Investors have widely disparate ideas about how much the companies are worth. That suggests any deal terms will displease some owners who might argue…


The Zutons Just Reunited For The First Time In Seven Years

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True-Crime Story ‘Selling Isobel’ Explores Dangers Faced by Actresses, Models

LONDON — Any self-respecting book on screenwriting always encourages aspiring writers to write what they know, but in the case of Sweden’s Frida Farrell that goes beyond the imagination of many. Drawing on Farrell’s own horrific true-life experiences as a young actor and model, “Selling Isobel” tells the story of Isobel, a young mother whose… Read more »