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Broadway’s ‘West Side Story’ Mess Continues as Dozens Protest Opening Night

Ivo van Hove’s West Side Story revival drew a big crowd on its opening night—of both A-listers and protesters. Amar Ramasar, who plays the Sharks leader Bernardo in the new production, faced a scandal in 2018 when he was fired from and then re-hired by the New York City Ballet after sharing sexually explicit photos of his girlfriend, Alexa Maxwell. As one protester’s sign reportedly put it, “A boy like that should not be on Broadway.”Although the night saw its share of celebrities—including Liev...
Tags: News, New York Times, Broadway, Maxwell, IAC, Times, Sharks, Ivo van Hove, Vanessa Hudgens, Waterbury, New York City Ballet, Barry Diller, Broadway Theatre, Daily Beast, Finlay, Bernardo


Expedia Chairman Barry Diller Rips His ‘Bloated’ Company as ‘All Life, No Work’

When a CEO and chief financial officer get pushed out a couple of months earlier, yes, the next earnings call with financial analysts might be unusual. But the Expedia Group fourth quarter earnings discussion on Thursday was one for the record books.
Tags: Travel, Expedia, Barry Diller, Expedia Group


What’s Behind Barry Diller’s Patient Approach to Expedia?

It increasingly looks like what we expected will happen will come true: Chairman Barry Diller is likely to make Expedia Group's acting boss Peter Kern the permanent CEO. It's very probable, too, that Diller is shopping the online agency giant to potential buyers. But who would buy?
Tags: Travel, Expedia, Diller, Barry Diller, Peter Kern, Expedia Group


Barry Diller told Expedia employees that it's not hunting for a replacement for its ousted CEO, and some insiders are worried the $16 billion company is heading for a sale (EXPE)

Expedia Chairman Barry Diller told employees last month at an all-hands meeting that the company is not searching for a new CEO. It's not immediately clear if this means that the company has already made a decision as to its leadership structure. The role has been vacant since Mark Okerstrom resigned as CEO last month over a "disagreement" with the board. Okerstrom himself was the replacement for Dara Khosrowshahi, who famously left Expedia in 2017 to lead Uber.  The company is said to be look...
Tags: Apple, Usa, Hollywood, Trends, Fox, IAC, Scott Rudin, EXPE, Expedia, Chelsea Clinton, Board, Peter, Kern, Diller, Barry Diller, Peter Kern


Salary confusion, job upheaval, and tensions with management: Hearst Magazines employees talk about why they unionized

Hearst Magazines editorial employees at big-name titles including Cosmopolitan and Esquire recently joined a throng of other media workers who are unionizing. A Hearst union would be a big win for the Writers Guild of America East, representing 24 titles. Many of the staffers said they were motivated by the gains they saw people get by unionizing at other companies.  But they also cited uncertainty around pay raises, job changes, and tough pushback by Hearst Magazines President Troy Young as r...
Tags: Trends, IAC, Young, Writers Guild of America East, Hearst, Esquire, Barry Diller, Hearst Magazines, Troy Young


It's been 1 year since Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez had their relationship leaked to the world — here's the full story of their whirlwind romance (AMZN)

One year ago, Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez were publicly outed as a couple the same day the Amazon CEO and his wife, MacKenzie, announced their divorce.   The National Enquirer had been investigating Bezos and Sanchez for months and had obtained leaked photos and texts the couple had sent, including the now-famous message where Bezos called Sanchez "alive girl."  In the 12 months since, both Bezos and Sanchez have finalized their respective divorces and have embarked on a whirlwind romance th...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Washington Post, Trends, Spain, Fox, Italy, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Diane Von Furstenberg, Goldman Sachs, IAC, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Wimbledon, Karlie Kloss


CollegeHumor laid off almost everyone because they trusted Facebook's inflated metrics

Almost 100 people working for CollegeHumor in Los Angeles and New York were let go yesterday, reports Bloomberg. The owner, Barry Diller's IAC, sold the brand to its chief creative officer. Only "five to 10 people" remain employed. CollegeHumor suffered the same fate as Funny or Die, which went through rounds of layoffs in recent years. Why did these media companies, which make good content, fail so spectacularly? Because they trusted Facebook, which wooed them to its platform with grossly exagg...
Tags: Facebook, Post, New York, News, Los Angeles, Bloomberg, IAC, Barry Diller, YouTube Facebook, Collegehumor, Adam Conover, Delete Your Facebook


IAC Sells CollegeHumor, More Than 100 Laid Off

Barry Diller’s media company IAC has sold CollegeHumor Media, whose portfolio includes comedy site CollegeHumor, Drawfee, Dorkly and relatively new streamer Dropout, which debuted in September 2018, Variety has confirmed. The move resulted in over 100 layoffs at the company. In a “twist,” chief creative officer Sam Reich announced on Twitter that IAC had agreed to transfer […]
Tags: News, IAC, Barry Diller, Collegehumor, Sam Reich, CollegeHumor Media


Jeff Bezos reportedly threw a star-studded birthday bash for his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez (AMZN)

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos threw a lavish 50th birthday party for his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, according to Page Six.  The party was reportedly attended by high-profile guests like IAC Chairman Barry Diller and designer Diane von Furstenberg, and celebrities like Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, and Timothée Chalamet.  Bezos and Sanchez began publicly dating almost exactly a year ago, in January 2019.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos threw a star-studded 50th...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Katy Perry, Italy, Diane Von Furstenberg, IAC, Louisiana, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Orlando, David Geffen, Bezos, Sánchez, AMI, Katy Perry Orlando Bloom, St Barts


Chelsea Clinton Made Millions on Boards Run by Clinton Mega-Donor

Chelsea Clinton has made millions while serving on two boards overseen by billionaire Barry Diller, a longtime Clinton family ally who donated over $800,000 to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, according to a review of records.Barron’s reported Sunday that Clinton has made more than $9 million from her shares of media-holding company IAC’s stock since 2011 due to surging evaluations. While finishing a doctorate at Oxford University, Clinton was appointed to the IAC board, on which Diller serves a...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, New Jersey, Bill Clinton, Broadway, Diane Von Furstenberg, SEC, IAC, Oxford University, Republican Party, Hillary, Chelsea Clinton, Clinton, Trump


Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is leaving the company for good. Here's how he spends his $2.7 billion fortune, from a $36.4 million penthouse to a year-long trip around the world.

Travis Kalanick, Uber's ousted founder, has announced he will leave the company's board of directors in 2020. Kalanick has sold more than $2.5 billion worth of stock in Uber since November, which is reportedly more than 90% of his stake. Travis Kalanick's net worth is $2.7 billion, according to Forbes. Kalanick keeps his personal life fairly under wraps, but he spends much of his fortune on real estate and travel. He has no clear ventures into philanthropy.  Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
Tags: Uber, New York, Saudi Arabia, China, India, Softbank, Los Angeles, Trends, Senegal, Syria, Tim Cook, Manhattan, Diane Von Furstenberg, Travis Kalanick, Kalanick, Wall Street Journal


New pitch deck from Dotdash shows how Barry Diller's IAC plans to grow its media business after spinning off Match

Barry Diller's IAC is spinning off its dating sites business Match, which will leave media properties as a bigger part of the remaining company. Those include College Humor and Dotdash, a collection of 11 service-oriented sites like Verywell, The Balance, and Lifewire. At a December 4 presentation to investors, Dotdash laid out its business case. Dotdash has been on an acquisition spree lately. Dotdash said it's one of the fastest growing publishers online, with healthy profit margins, and is ...
Tags: Trends, IAC, Hearst, Barry Diller, Nast, College Humor, Neil Vogel, Dotdash, Google Dotdash


Barry Diller makes a deal for Care.com while trying to fix Expedia

Diller spoke to Expedia employees amidst news of his purchase of Care.com and uncertainties following the CEO and CFO's departure.
Tags: Finance, Article, Expedia, FBN, Diller, Barry Diller, Fbn/markets, FOXBusiness, Fox-business/industries, Fox-business/business-leaders, Matthew McNulty, Fox-business/lifestyle/travel, 1565e32c-6ffb-55d7-8d80-6e896fdc7d41


What Barry Diller Told Anxious Expedia Workers About the Future

Expedia Group Chairman Barry Diller flew to Seattle to rally the troops. His message to all the employees around the world was, in essence, the sun will rise tomorrow at the travel giant. Impatient investors aren’t quite as sure.
Tags: Travel, Seattle, Barry Diller, Expedia Group


A new pitch deck from IAC's Dotdash shows how it plans to grow its media business after the Match spinoff

Barry Diller's IAC is spinning off its dating sites business Match, which will leave media properties as a bigger part of the remaining company. Those include College Humor and Dotdash, a collection of 11 service-oriented sites like Verywell, The Balance, and Lifewire. At a December 4 presentation to investors, Dotdash laid out its business case. Dotdash has been on an acquisition spree lately. Dotdash said it's one of the fastest growing publishers online, with healthy profit margins, and is ...
Tags: Trends, IAC, Hearst, Barry Diller, Nast, College Humor, Neil Vogel, Dotdash, Google Dotdash




Little Island floating park in NYC

New York City’s waterfront is about to get a pretty exciting makeover. A new public park is scheduled to open on the Hudson River in early 2021, along Manhattan’s West Side. At 2.4 acres, it won’t exactly be rivaling Central Park, but it will give New Yorkers some green space and much-needed respite from the concrete jungle. Designed by Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects and Heatherwick Studio, the park — called Little Island — will replace the remnants of Hudson River Park’s Pier 54, where...
Tags: Travel, NYC, New York City, Manhattan, Parks, Central Park, All, Hudson River, NYC Parks, Barry Diller, West 13th Street, Hudson River Park, Little Island, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects


Zuckerberg's stance on political ads 'weaponizes' Facebook, say hundreds of employees

In September, Facebook narrowed its policies to essentially allow political figures to publish false and misleading ads on the platform.More than 250 Facebook employees signed on to an internal company letter requesting that leadership ban false and misleading ads from political figures, among other requests.It's unclear how Facebook would impartially police political ads, especially ones that are more misleading than false. None In an internal company letter aimed at leadership, more than 2...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Social Media, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Innovation, Biden, Donald Trump, Cnbc, Zuckerberg, Trump, Diller, Barry Diller, Katie Harbath, Hunter Biden, New York Times Misinformation


Lawyers for former Tinder execs file to dismiss ‘retaliatory’ defamation lawsuit

Last week, former Tinder CEO Greg Blatt filed a defamation lawsuit against Sean Rad and Rosette Pambakian, who are part of a group of Tinder founders and former executives who accused Blatt (pictured above) of sexual harassment and assault as part of a broader suit. Now Rad and Pambakian’s attorneys have filed their own motion to dismiss the suit, arguing that it “seeks to chill protected speech through costly litigation” — in other words, that it’s the kind of lawsuit prohibited under Califo...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Lawsuit, Hollywood, Tinder, Sean Rad, California, Tech, IAC, Gawker, Match Group, Blatt, Snyder, Sean, NDA


Lawyers for former Tinder execs file to dismiss defamation lawsuit

Last week, former Tinder CEO Greg Blatt filed a defamation lawsuit against Sean Rad and Rosette Pambakian, who are part of a group of Tinder founders and former executives who accused Blatt (pictured above) of sexual harassment and assault as part of a broader suit. Now Rad and Pambakian’s attorneys have filed their own motion to dismiss the suit, arguing that it “seeks to chill protected speech through costly litigation” — in other words, that it’s the kind of lawsuit prohibited under Califo...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Mobile, Hollywood, Tinder, Sean Rad, California, IAC, Gawker, Match Group, Blatt, Snyder, Sean, NDA, Barry Diller


Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, and 21 other tech moguls who never graduated college

College students accrued more than $1 trillion in debt last year pursuing higher education. However, there are incredibly successful tech executives, such as Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, who started multi-billion-dollar companies without ever getting a college degree. Here are 23 tech founders and executives who never graduated college, but nevertheless attained massive success. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's been consistently shown that are bound to earn more t...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Florida, New York, London, Sweden, Mississippi, Microsoft, Yahoo, California, Steve Jobs, Drew Houston, Stanford, China, Boston, New York City


Time’s next-gen leaders, a Brides dis, Selena Gomez slams social media: Publisher’s Brief

Welcome to the latest edition of Ad Age Publisher’s Brief, our roundup of news from the world of content producers across digital and print. Got a tip? Send it our way. Joining us late? Here’s the previous edition. There’s a tradition in the media world that when a property changes hands, the buyer publicly says things like “We’re honored to be taking stewardship of this iconic publication” and the seller says something along the lines of “We’re pleased to have found the perfect new home for ...
Tags: New York Post, Time, Advertising, New York Times, Selena Gomez, Times, Tessa Thompson, Hearst, Kelly, Cohen, Neil, Vogel, AMI, Barry Diller, Conde, Hsu


Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is part of a family of impressive tech leaders, founders, and CEOs — here's who they are

Led by CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber filed for an initial public offering on Thursday. The IPO could be one of the biggest in years. For Khosrowshahi, being a superstar in the tech industry is a family business. Khosrowshahi's cousins, uncle and brothers all made their marks within Silicon Valley and beyond. Here's everything you need to know about Dara Khosrowshahi's impressive family. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Led by CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, ride-sharing startup Uber filed for...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Uber, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Brown University, US, Trends, Linkedin, Intel, Harvard, Canada, Jp Morgan, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, Travis Kalanick


How Netflix is eating the Academy

It’s Oscar night! Do you care? If you’re me, and/or the statistically average watcher, the answer is: a whole lot less than you used to. Last year’s viewership hit an all-time low. Whither Hollywood, which just does not dominate the cultural conversation the way it used to? Oh, at first glance it’s doing just fine — last year the total US box office hit almost $12 billion, the highest ever. But look a little deeper and the numbers are more troubling. Most of that gain is from higher ticket price...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Usa, Hollywood, Opinion, China, Disney, US, Tech, Netflix, IAC, Hastings, Google Apple, Amazon Studios, Barry Diller, Matthew Ball


Former FCC Official Attempts To Create An Aereo That The Supreme Court Won't Kill (techdirt)

If you've been following copyright issues for more than a few years, you surely remember Aereo, a company that attempted to set up a bunch of micro-TV antennas which it could then use to stream broadcast TV to paying subscribers. What was fascinating about Aereo was how it was set up in a manner that was positively insane to any technologist -- but was considered "necessary" to comply with the law, following a bunch of nonsensical copyright rulings from other companies trying to offer streaming ...
Tags: News, Fcc, Supreme Court, Cbs, Aereo, Chet Kanojia, Central Park, Mike Masnick, Ny Times, Georgetown, Barry Diller, Charlie Ergen, Goodfriend, David Goodfriend, Locast, NBC ABC Fox PBS


Locast, a Free App Streaming Network TV, Would Love to Get Sued (slashdot)

Want to watch the Super Bowl and other network TV for free? A start-up called Locast will let you, and (so far) the big broadcasters aren't trying to stop it. From a report: On the roof of a luxury building at the edge of Central Park, 585 feet above the concrete, a lawyer named David Goodfriend has attached a modest four-foot antenna that is a threat to the entire TV-industrial complex. The device is there to soak up TV signals coursing through the air -- content from NBC, ABC, Fox, PBS and CBS...
Tags: New York, News, Supreme Court, Washington, Fox, Federal Communications Commission, Aereo, Denver, Clinton, Central Park, Barry Diller, NBC CBS ABC, Goodfriend, Msmash, David Goodfriend, Locast


Barry Diller Fast Facts

View the Barry Diller Fast Facts on CNN and learn more about the life of the media mogul.
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Highgate Receives Expedia Group's 2018 EPIC Chairman Award

Earlier this month, real estate investment and hospitality management company Highgate received the prestigious 2018 EPIC Chairman Award, Expedia Group's highest global partner award. Highgate's Chief Revenue Officer Ankur Randev proudly accepted the award on behalf of Highgate from Expedia Group's Barry Diller, chairman and senior executive, Mark Okerstrom, president and chief executive officer and Melissa Maher, senior vice president, marketing and innovation."Highgate's three decades o...
Tags: Travel, Highgate, Barry Diller, Expedia Group, Melissa Maher, Mark Okerstrom, Ankur Randev


Tinder fires comms head and other employees who sued company

Tinder has fired its vice president of marketing and communications Rosette Pambakian, as well as other employees who sued Tinder’s parent company Match Group and its controlling shareholder IAC earlier this year. The Verge first broke the news of the firings. A Match Group spokesperson confirmed that a number of Tinder employees have been terminated, though they did not identify them or say how many were involved. The lawsuit was filed by Tinder co-founders Sean Rad, Justin Mateen and Jonath...
Tags: Google, TC, Apps, Tinder, Sean Rad, Tech, IAC, Match Group, Ginsberg, Josh, Greg, NDA, Barry Diller, Rad, Mandy Ginsberg, Greg Blatt


IAC's CEO says that understanding consumer-focused internet brands is keeping the company's stock flying high

IAC is a $15 billion media juggernaut that includes properties like Angi Homeservices, Match Group, and Dotdash. The company's stock has performed well in recent years because of the company's ability to play with "lots of different businesses, lots of different brands," said CEO Joey Levin. With Angie's List, IAC kept such close tabs on the company through competitor Home Advisor that eventually the two companies combined into Angi Homeservices. Facebook and Google continue to dominate digit...
Tags: Google, Trends, Indianapolis, IAC, Tom Evans, Levin, Angie, Barry Diller, Nicholas Carlson, Joey Levin, Brent Thill, Insider Inc, Angi Homeservices Match Group, Angi Homeservices Facebook, Take Angi Homeservices