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Starwood takes improved bid from Anbang

Starwood Hotel and Resorts’ deeming of the Angbang offer as a “superior” proposal could be good for consumers. (Starwood) Starwood called off a $12.2 billion buyout agreement with Marriott in favor of an offer from a group of investors led by the Chinese insurance company Anbang. The decision came after Anbang upped its offer for Starwood by nearly $370 million Friday, ...

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Hulk Hogan awarded $115 million by jury in Gawker sex tape suit

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. –  A jury awarded Hulk Hogan $115 million Friday, siding with the ex-pro wrestler in his sex tape lawsuit against Gawker Media, the Associated Press reported. The jurors reached the decision Friday evening, less than six hours after they began deliberations. The trial lasted two weeks. “We’re exceptionally happy with the verdict,” Hogan’s legal team told Fox ...

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Hulk Hogan's lawyer: Gawker had no 'common decency'

Lawyers for Hulk Hogan and the gossip site Gawker took turns presenting closing arguments to the jury on their trial’s tenth day in Pinellas County, Fla. Hogan’s lawyer slammed the site for not contacting the WWE legend ahead of publishing a clip of a sex tape featuring Hogan. But Gawker’s lawyer said the entire sex tape and lawsuit could be ...

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Iggy Azalea poses topless for mag, blasts altered images

Don’t mess with Iggy Azalea — or her curves! The “Beg for It” rapper appears topless inside the new issue of Schön! magazine, a London-based glossy, and although she says everyone on the staff was “really nice,” she’s not too happy with the final product. NEWS: Iggy Azalea Drops ‘AZILLION’ Azalea, 25, took to Twitter on Wednesday to share her ...

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Alaska Airlines passengers get $100 after flight diverted due to drunk traveler

Alaska Airlines has compensated passengers on a diverted flight. (AP) Incidents misbehaving airline passengers delaying trips are skyrocketing. But while airlines are often hesitant to punish offenders—or offer little more than an apology to inconvenienced fliers–Alaska airline this week took the rare step to shell out $16,2000 to compensate travelers.  The carrier gave each of the 162 passengers a $100 voucher ...

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Emmy-winning 'L.A. Law' actor Larry Drake dies at 66

LOS ANGELES –  Larry Drake, who earned back-to-back Emmy Awards for his sensitive portrayal of mentally challenged character Benny Stulwicz in “L.A. Law,” has died. He was 66. Drake’s body was found Thursday in his Los Angeles-area home by a friend, said Charles Edward Pogue, himself a longtime friend and collaborator of Drake’s. The cause of death was not immediately ...

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