Banks Set To Earn $143 Million In Comcast, Time Warner Cable Deal Fees
Comcast Corp's proposed $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable Inc would generate as much as $143 million in investment banking fees, providing a rare boon to Wall Street banks grappling with a dearth of large corporate takeovers. JPMorgan Chase & Co, former top Morgan Stanley banker Paul Taubman and Barclays, which together advised Comcast, would split an estimated $51 million to $68 million in advisory fees if the proposed deal goes through, according to estimates by Freeman & Co LLC.
Inside Selena Gomez's 22nd Birthday Party
It looks like Selena Gomez had quite the big birthday party in France! The "Come & Get It" singer, who turned 22 yesterday, stepped out in St. Tropez last night to celebrate her B-day with friends, including gal-pal Cara Delevingne and her hot new guy friend Tommy Chiabra. Looking hot in a blue and gold printed dress and strappy gold heels, Gomez hit up a local hot spot to party with pals. Gomez posted an Instagram photo of herself, Delevingne and two friends during the bash with the caption, "Thank you SO much for my birthday wishes -this has been the BEST birthday yet! THANK YOU!!!!"
Khloé Kardashian And Rapper Boyfriend French Montana's Romance Heats Up!
Cute couple alert! t's been a while since Khloé Kardashian started dating French Montana, and while at first there was speculation as to what was going on between the two of them, now it's very clear that the official couple is smitten with one another! And just recently, French surprised his lady with a brand new white Jeep and a beautiful ring made out of green Colombian emeralds and yellow canary diamonds for her 30th birthday! The couple was seen being extremely affectionate at Khloe's yacht party with friends and family on the Hudson River, and she was even spotted hanging out on the set of French's upcoming music video, "Don't Panic," which she also makes an appearance in.
GM Recalls 717,950 Vehicles In U.S., Not For Ignition Switches
General Motors on Wednesday announced six recalls covering 717,950 vehicles in the United States for varying reasons. None of the recalls were related to the ignition switch issues that have caused nearly 15 million recalls of GM vehicles worldwide this year. The new set of recalls brings GM's recalls worldwide this year to nearly 30 million. The largest recall is for a potentially loose bolt in power adjustable front seats for several cars from model years 2010 and 2012.
Opel Vauxhall Says Developing New Version Of Ampera Electric Car
General Motors unit Opel said it is working on a successor model to its Ampera, a battery-powered electric car which hit European showrooms in 2011. Opel, which trades under sister brand Vauxhall in Britain, said in a statement on Wednesday, "We will definitely introduce a successor product in the electric vehicle segment and continue to defend our position as an innovation leader." A new version of its Ampera will be launched between 2014 and 2018, Opel said, declining to give further details. Opel further said, "We see electric mobility as an important part of mobility and we will continue to drive down costs and deliver affordability."
Tight End Vernon Davis Arrives At Training Camp
Tight end Vernon Davis has reported to training camp with the San Francisco 49ers after sitting out the offseason program and mandatory minicamp hoping for a new contract. Teammate C.J. Spillman posted video of Davis' arrival in the locker room. The 49ers, who lost in the NFC championship game to Seattle, hold their first full practice Thursday. The 30-year-old Davis, who had 52 catches last season and matched his career high with 13 touchdowns, typically takes about a month off following the season before he starts training again full time. He said he worked out on his own, running hills in the area.
Amy Winehouse's Father Speaks With Her Spirit 'Everyday'!
Though the talented Amy Winehouse can no longer grace us with her wondrous music, the late singer is still very much alive to her father, Mitch Winehouse . In an interview with The Sun , Mitch discusses how he manages to keep his daughter's memory alive, like communicating with her from beyond the grave when he performs songs from his album, Rush of Love . Mitch feels especially connected to his daughter today–the third anniversary of Amy's death.
Astronaut Sees Israel And Gaza Rocket Fire From Space
The rapid-fire rocket exchange between Israel and Hamas on Wednesday evening was so bright it could be seen from more than 200 miles above. German astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted two images on Wednesday that he took as the International Space Station was flying over Israel and Gaza. The rocket fire and explosions crisscrossing between the two areas are visible in the photos.
The Netherlands Mourns As Bodies Of Malaysia Airlines Victims Are Returned
Today, the first victims were returned to the Netherlands and finally honored, almost a week after they were killed as Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was shot down, reportedly by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine. A Dutch military aircraft carried sixteen bodies and another plane from the Royal Australian Air Force brought the remains of 24 others to the Netherlands. After the planes touched down on the tarmac at Eindhoven Airbase, there was a moment of silence before Dutch military personnel marched in small formations to take the coffins out of the Dutch and Australian aircrafts. The U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, tweeted a picture of the scene at the airstrip:
Aviva Drescher Explains Why She Tossed Her Fake Leg At Someone On Real Housewives Of New York City
Aviva Drescher has some explaining to do. The Real Housewives of New York City cast member made her costars laugh, gasp, cry from laughing and walk away in disgust when she tossed her prosthetic leg in the season finale. She saw Teresa Giudice's table flip from Real Housewives of New Jersey and Shereè Whitfield's wig snatch from Real Housewives of Atlanta and upped the ante with her prosthetic limb.