CAA Book: Ron Meyer’s Gambling Debts, Mike Ovitz’s ‘Incredibly Stupid’ Deal And More ‘Powerhouse’ Revelations – Yahoo Movies (blog)

The already slow pace of another Hollywood summer could grind into even lower gear today, as industry types let the phone ring while they whip through the biggest tell-all book in recent memory. Powerhouse: The Inside Story of CAA, released Tuesday, details the birth of the super-agency, its internal struggles and, in particular, extreme behavior by…

How I faked my own death – NEWS.com.au

Very much alive and well, author Elizabeth Greenwood faked her own death. ELIZABETH Greenwood was having dinner at a cheap Vietnamese restaurant, feeling sorry for herself over $100,000 in student-loan debt and the bad life decisions it fostered. She pondered the potential consequences: A Dickensian debtors prison or a life on the lam. Or, her…

Feds Indict 46 Alleged Mobsters in Massive, Multi-State Organized Crime Bust – LawNewz

 Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York on Thursday unsealed an indictment charging 46 defendants for alleged crimes as part of a massive, multi-state organized crime network.  Prosecutors say the network stretches from Springfield, MA to southern Florida. Individuals named in the indictment are alleged to be involved with the Genovese, Gambino, Luchese, Bonanno,…