Monday, 15 July, 2013


THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: Glee star, Cory Monteith, dead of suspected drug overdose

The actor, who played the character of Finn in the TV show, was found dead at Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel.  Montieth, 31, was found at noon Saturday on the hotel’s 21st floor, Vancouver police said in a news conference. He checked into the hotel July 6, and was expected to check out Saturday. When Monteith missed his checkout time at noon, hotel staff went to his room and discovered his body.  In March, Monteith voluntarily checked himself into rehab for substance abuse. He previously checked into rehab when he was 19.

CAMPAIGN LONDON: Droga5 sells stake to William Morris Endeavor

Droga5 is selling a minority stake in the business to the talent agency William Morris Endeavor.  The financial details of the deal have not been officially disclosed but it is understood that WME will pay around $225m for a 49 per cent stake in the agency. Droga5’s management structure will not change as a result of the tie-up, which gifts the agency access to WME’s resources and relationships in the entertainment industry, as well as its portfolio of assets in technology, media and marketing.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Waiter, a pretty steak, please

At Empellón Cocina, a restaurant in New York City, diners see a not-so-gentle reminder at the top of the menu. “Empellón strongly discourages the use of cellphones, unless you’re posting food porn on Instagram. #Empellon” .  The aim is to get diners comfortable posting photos, says co-owner of the nouveau Mexican restaurant David Rodolitz, who came up with the tagline five months ago. “It’s almost like they are becoming a brand ambassador on behalf of the restaurant,” says Mr. Rodolitz.


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