Jeffrey Edward Epstein is an American financier and research philanthropist, registered sex offender. Epstein began his career at the investment bank Bear Stearns, before forming his own firm, J. Epstein & Co. In 2008, Epstein was convicted of soliciting an underage girl for prostitution, for which he served 13 months in "custody with work release". Meaning he was allowed to spend 16 hours a day outside of prison, he lives in the United States Virgin Islands. Epstein was born in 1953 to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York, grew up in Coney Island. Epstein's father worked for New York City's parks. After graduating from Lafayette High School in 1969, he attended classes at Cooper Union and dropped out in 1971, he attended the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, but left without receiving a degree. Epstein taught calculus and physics at the Dalton School in Manhattan from 1973 to 1975. Among his students was a son of Alan C. Greenberg, chairman of the investment bank Bear Stearns.
In 1976, Epstein started work as an options trader at Bear Stearns, where he worked in the special products division, advising high-net-worth clients on tax strategies. Proving successful in his financial career, Epstein became a partner at Bear Stearns in 1980. In 1982, Epstein founded his own financial management firm, J. Epstein & Co. managing the assets of clients with more than US$1 billion in net worth. In 1987, Les Wexner and chairman of Ohio-based The Limited chain of women's clothing stores, became a well-known client. Wexner acquired Fitch the following year. In 1992, he converted a private school in New York's Upper East Side into an enormous residence. Epstein bought that property, in the wealthiest part of Manhattan. In 1996, Epstein changed the name of his firm to the Financial Trust Company and, for tax advantages, based it on the island of St. Thomas in the U. S. Virgin Islands. In 2003, Epstein bid to acquire New York magazine. Other bidders were advertising executive Donny Deutsch, investor Nelson Peltz, media mogul and New York Daily News publisher Mortimer Zuckerman, film producer Harvey Weinstein.
They were outbid by Bruce Wasserstein, a longtime Wall Street investor, who paid $55 million. In 2004, Epstein and Zuckerman committed up to $25 million to finance Radar, a celebrity and pop culture magazine founded by Maer Roshan. Epstein and Zuckerman were equal partners in the venture. Roshan, as its editor-in-chief, retained a small ownership stake. Epstein's New York home is reputedly the largest private residence in Manhattan; the 50,000-square-foot, nine-story mansion is just off Fifth Avenue and overlooks the Frick Collection. The financier's other properties include a villa in Florida. S. Virgin Islands called Little Saint James, which includes a guest houses. In 2000, Epstein established the Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation, which funds science research and education. Prior to 2003, the foundation funded Martin Nowak's research at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. In May 2003, Epstein established the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University with a $30 million gift.
The extent of Epstein's claimed philanthropy is unknown. This foundation fails to disclose information which other charities disclose. Concerns have been raised over this lack of transparency, in 2015 the Attorney General of New York was reported to be trying to get information. In March 2005, a woman contacted Florida's Palm Beach Police Department and alleged that her 14-year-old stepdaughter had been taken to Epstein's mansion by an older girl. There she was paid $300 to strip and massage Epstein, she had undressed, but left the encounter wearing her underwear. Police began an 11-month undercover investigation of Epstein, followed by a search of his home; the Federal Bureau of Investigation became involved in the investigation. Subsequently, the police alleged that Epstein had paid several escorts to perform sexual acts on him. Interviews with five alleged victims and 17 witnesses under oath, a high school transcript and other items found in Epstein's trash and home showed that some of the girls involved were under 18.
The police search of Epstein's home found large numbers of photos of girls throughout the house, some of whom the police had interviewed in the course of their investigation. The International Business Times reported that papers filed in a 2006 lawsuit alleged that Epstein installed concealed cameras in numerous places on his property to record sexual activity with underage girls by prominent people for criminal purposes, such as blackmail. Epstein "loaned" girls to powerful people to ingratiate himself with them and to gain possible blackmail information. In 2015, evidence came to light that one of the powerful men at Epstein's mansion may have been Prince Andrew, Duke of York. A former employee told the police; the FBI received accounts from 36 girls whose allegations of molestation by Epstein included overlapping details. The investigation resulted in a 53-page federal indictment. Alexander Acosta the U. S. attorney for South Florida, agreed to a plea deal in which the government agreed to grant immunity from all federal criminal charges to Epstein, along with four co-conspirators and any unnamed “potential co-conspirators”.
The deal sealed the indictment. Epstein agreed to plead guilty to state prostitution charges, register as a sex offender, pay restit
OK! is a British weekly magazine specialising in royal and celebrity news, with lots of showbiz exclusives. Launched as a monthly, its first issue was published in April 1993. In September 2004, OK! launched in Australia as a monthly title – the magazine went weekly in October 2006. In 2005, a US version was launched, followed by an Indian edition in May 2006, a Spanish-language version in Mexico in 2006, a Bulgarian-language version in 2007 and a Spanish edition in 2008. In February 2018, Trinity Mirror has sealed a deal to buy Northern & Shell owned OK! for £184m. In 2011, American Media Inc. bought OK! USA from Northern & Shell. In 2017, former editor James Heidenry stepped down, was replaced by James Robertson; the Chief Content Editor of American Media, Dylan Howard, oversees the publication. OK! is the world's biggest celebrity lifestyle magazine, with more than 30 million readers worldwide, now appears in 20 countries. OK! is best known for its coverage of celebrity nuptials. In 2000, OK! had exclusive rights to publish photographs of the wedding of Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, but its rival Hello! magazine published pictures as well, OK! sued.
It lost it on appeal. In October 2005, three celebrity weddings took place on the same day: those of Katie Price and Peter Andre, Kate Garraway and Derek Draper, Samia Ghadie and property developer Matthew Smith. OK! Covered them all over separate issues; the biggest wedding of the three was covered over two bumper issues. The same happened for the wedding of Cheryl Cole, as well as Christina Aguilera's. OK! Devoted an issue to photos of Tony Parker and Eva Longoria's wedding. Other weddings covered by OK! are: Natasha Hamilton and Riad Erraji Kerry Katona and Mark Croft Holly Willoughby and Dan Baldwin Steven Gerrard and Alex Curran John Terry and Toni Poole Kym Marsh and Jack Ryder Melanie Brown and Jimmy Gulzar Wayne Rooney and Coleen McLoughlin Jack Tweed and Jade Goody Patsy Kensit and Jeremy Healy Kian Egan and Jodi Albert Samantha Janus and Mark Womack Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie Prince William and Kate Middleton Tom Fletcher and Giovanna Falcone Prior to Jade Goody's cancer-related death in March 2009, OK!
Sparked controversy by publishing an "Official Tribute Issue" with the front-page captions "In Loving Memory" and "1981-2009," though Goody was still alive when the issue went to press. In June 2009, OK! Ran another tribute issue, this time for Michael Jackson; the publication had paid a reported $500,000 for images of Jackson's body being retrieved after his death. The cover photo showed a deceased Jackson in a neck brace and with an oxygen mask. "It’s a photo that captures the surprise and the upset and the moment of this breaking news story," Sarah Ivens, the magazine's editorial director, said. "I hope the cover will provoke readers." In 2010, the magazine faced more criticism after running a cover story on Kourtney Kardashian's pregnancy. It published a cover photo of Kardashian holding her son and claimed to feature an exclusive interview revealing the secrets to her weight loss. Kardashian tweeted in response, "One of those weeklies got it wrong again…they didn’t have an exclusive with me.
And I gained 40 pounds while pregs, not 26 …But thanks!" She alleged that the body on the cover was not hers, that OK! had Photoshopped her face onto someone else's body. OK! came under fire again in July 2013 when it published an issue featuring Kate Middleton on the same day she left the hospital after giving birth to Prince George. The front cover of the 30 July issue advertised "Kate's Post-Baby Weight Loss Regime" and an "exclusive interview" with Middleton's trainer, who claimed that " stomach will shrink straight back" to its previous size; the story sparked backlash on Twitter when English TV presenter Katy Hill tweeted a photo of her own postpartum body and urged fellow mothers to boycott the magazine. Hill gained support from other women who believed that the story had been posted too soon after Middleton gave birth and felt that OK! was "pressuring new moms to lose the baby weight." The magazine's parent company, Northern & Shell issued an apology in a statement published in The Guardian: "Kate is one of the great beauties of our age and OK!
Readers love her. Like the rest of the world, we were moved by her radiance as she and William introduced the Prince of Cambridge to the world. We would not dream of being critical of her appearance. If, misunderstood on our cover it was not intended." OK! TV was an early-evening magazine program broadcast on Channel 5 as a brand extension of OK! Magazine, it replaced Live From Studio Five in February 2011 and was presented by Jenny Frost and Jeff Brazier, who replaced Kate Walsh and Matt Johnson in August 2011. A U. S. version of OK! TV aired from 2013 to 2016. OK! Insider is a weekly video podcast about the current issue of the magazine, it is written and presented by Layla Anna-Lee and Lizzie Cundy and produced by Simon Withington, is available on the OK! UK website. OK! Magazine
J-14 is a monthly teenage magazine marketed at preteen and teenage girls around age 11-19. It is one of the earliest teen celebrity magazines; the magazine was among the top children's magazines in the 2012 list of Forbes. J-14 was founded in 1998; the first issue of the magazine was released in January 1999. It was started by Bauer Publishing, the United States division of the German firm Bauer Verlagsgruppe; the contents of these magazines include features like teen gossip, fashion and information on celebrities that pertain to the readers. The name of the publication is a sound-alike abbreviation of its tagline "Just For Teens"; the headquarters of J-14 is in New Jersey. In April 2015, the Spanish language online edition of J-14 was launched. American Media, Inc. acquired Bauer's US children's magazines in 2018. An annual survey in 2007 by Experian Simmons Research of Fort Lauderdale, Florida found that J-14 tied Nickelodeon Magazine among American girls 8–14 for familiarity, with nearly one in three girls in that age group surveyed saying they had read or looked at the magazine.
Circulation was 217,183 copies in 2006. J-14 Official Web Site J-14 Official Spanish Web Site
Men's Journal is a monthly men's lifestyle magazine focused on outdoor recreation and comprising editorials on the outdoors, environmental issues and fitness, style and fashion, gear. It was founded in 1992 by Jann Wenner of Wenner Media, who sought to create a publication for "active, accomplished men to fuel an adventurous and discerning lifestyle". Wenner Media sold Men's Journal to American Media, Inc. in 2017. Each issue of Men's Journal is divided into 3 subsections: Notebook — encompasses the latest trends, destinations, style & design Blueprint — provides the latest science articles and expert advice on diet and exercise Gear Lab — a monthly buyer's guide of tested and approved essentials: tech and toys. Men's Journals hires professionals to examine the products; the April 2004 issue of Men's Journal with Robert Redford on the cover was carried into space on the STS-114 Space Shuttle mission. The STS-114 mission was the first mission following the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. On July 21, 2017, Greg Emmanuel was named chief content officer of Men's Journal.
As of August 2017, Men's Journal began incorporating Men's Fitness into its print edition, increasing both its page count and issue count to 12 issues annually. Men's Journal covers have included Jeremy Renner, Mark Wahlberg, Robert Downey Jr. Daniel Craig, Rafael Nadal, Jake Gyllenhall, Anderson Cooper, Jimmy Fallon, Harrison Ford, Anthony Bourdain, Liam Neeson, JJ Watt, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Official website
The New York Times
The New York Times is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership. Founded in 1851, the paper has won more than any other newspaper; the Times is ranked 17th in the world by circulation and 2nd in the U. S; the paper is owned by The New York Times Company, publicly traded and is controlled by the Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure. It has been owned by the family since 1896. G. Sulzberger, the paper's publisher, his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. the company's chairman, are the fourth and fifth generation of the family to helm the paper. Nicknamed "The Gray Lady", the Times has long been regarded within the industry as a national "newspaper of record"; the paper's motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print", appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page. Since the mid-1970s, The New York Times has expanded its layout and organization, adding special weekly sections on various topics supplementing the regular news, editorials and features.
Since 2008, the Times has been organized into the following sections: News, Editorials/Opinions-Columns/Op-Ed, New York, Sports of The Times, Science, Home and other features. On Sunday, the Times is supplemented by the Sunday Review, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine and T: The New York Times Style Magazine; the Times stayed with the broadsheet full-page set-up and an eight-column format for several years after most papers switched to six, was one of the last newspapers to adopt color photography on the front page. The New York Times was founded as the New-York Daily Times on September 18, 1851. Founded by journalist and politician Henry Jarvis Raymond and former banker George Jones, the Times was published by Raymond, Jones & Company. Early investors in the company included Edwin B. Morgan, Christopher Morgan, Edward B. Wesley. Sold for a penny, the inaugural edition attempted to address various speculations on its purpose and positions that preceded its release: We shall be Conservative, in all cases where we think Conservatism essential to the public good.
We do not believe that everything in Society is either right or wrong. In 1852, the newspaper started a western division, The Times of California, which arrived whenever a mail boat from New York docked in California. However, the effort failed. On September 14, 1857, the newspaper shortened its name to The New-York Times. On April 21, 1861, The New York Times began publishing a Sunday edition to offer daily coverage of the Civil War. One of the earliest public controversies it was involved with was the Mortara Affair, the subject of twenty editorials in the Times alone; the main office of The New York Times was attacked during the New York City Draft Riots. The riots, sparked by the beginning of drafting for the Union Army, began on July 13, 1863. On "Newspaper Row", across from City Hall, Henry Raymond stopped the rioters with Gatling guns, early machine guns, one of which he manned himself; the mob diverted, instead attacking the headquarters of abolitionist publisher Horace Greeley's New York Tribune until being forced to flee by the Brooklyn City Police, who had crossed the East River to help the Manhattan authorities.
In 1869, Henry Raymond died, George Jones took over as publisher. The newspaper's influence grew in 1870 and 1871, when it published a series of exposés on William Tweed, leader of the city's Democratic Party—popularly known as "Tammany Hall" —that led to the end of the Tweed Ring's domination of New York's City Hall. Tweed had offered The New York Times five million dollars to not publish the story. In the 1880s, The New York Times transitioned from supporting Republican Party candidates in its editorials to becoming more politically independent and analytical. In 1884, the paper supported Democrat Grover Cleveland in his first presidential campaign. While this move cost The New York Times a portion of its readership among its more progressive and Republican readers, the paper regained most of its lost ground within a few years. After George Jones died in 1891, Charles Ransom Miller and other New York Times editors raised $1 million dollars to buy the Times, printing it under the New York Times Publishing Company.
However, the newspaper was financially crippled by the Panic of 1893, by 1896, the newspaper had a circulation of less than 9,000, was losing $1,000 a day. That year, Adolph Ochs, the publisher of the Chattanooga Times, gained a controlling interest in the company for $75,000. Shortly after assuming control of the paper, Ochs coined the paper's slogan, "All The News That's Fit To Print"; the slogan has appeared in the paper since September 1896, has been printed in a box in the upper left hand corner of the front page since early 1897. The slogan was a jab at competing papers, such as Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal, which were known for a lurid and inaccurate reporting of facts and opinions, described by the end of the century as "yellow journalism". Under Ochs' guidance, aided by Carr
Us Weekly is a weekly celebrity and entertainment magazine based in New York City. Us Weekly was founded in 1977 by The New York Times Company, who sold it in 1980, it was acquired by Wenner Media in 1986, sold to American Media Inc. in 2017. Shortly afterward, former editor James Heidenry stepped down, was replaced by Jennifer Peros; the Chief Content Officer of American Media, Dylan Howard, oversees the publication. Us Weekly covers topics ranging from celebrity relationships to the latest trends in fashion and entertainment; as of 2017, its paid circulation averaged to more than 1.95 million copies weekly and total readership of more than 50 million consumers. The magazine features a different style from its original 1977–2000 format. A monthly industry news and review magazine along the lines of Premiere or Entertainment Weekly, it switched format in 2000 to its current themes of celebrity news and style; the web site Usmagazine.com was launched in fall 2006. In addition to features from the magazine, the site has a breaking celebrity news blog, exclusive photos, red carpet galleries from premieres and events, plus games, videos and polls.
Us Weekly has several signature issues each year, including the Hot Hollywood special issues, in the spring and the fall celebrating young Hollywood. Janet Jackson's June 5, 2006 Us Weekly cover holds the record for the publication's biggest selling issue in history. Launched as a fortnightly publication in 1977, Us by the New York Times Company; the magazine lost money before turning its first profit in 1980. It was sold that year by Macfadden Media, it was acquired by Jann Wenner in 1985 and is a part of Wenner Media LLC, which publishes Rolling Stone and Men’s Journal. In 1991, Us became a monthly publication. In 1999, the company announced plans to shift the Us publication schedule from monthly to weekly; the shift coincided with a change in style from industry news and reviews to a celebrity-focused news magazine. The move was a response to several market forces, including the success of Time, Inc.’s Entertainment Weekly and People magazines. Wenner expressed his intention to keep Us "celebrity-friendly" in contrast with the more gossipy character of its competitors.
He told The New York Times: "We will be nice to celebrities. A lot of my friends are in the entertainment business." The publication focuses on celebrity fashion as well as Hollywood gossip. Kelli Delaney, current New York designer for Members Only served as Fashion Director of the publication; the change took effect in March 2000. In February 2001, Wenner partnered with The Walt Disney Company. But, in August 2006, Wenner Media re-acquired Disney's 50 percent stake, making the publication once again owned and operated by Wenner Media. In July 2003, Janice Min took over as Editor in Chief with Victoria Lasdon Rose as Publisher, Michael Steele as Executive Editor. Steele took over for Min in 2009. Melanie Bromley served as the magazine's West Coast bureau chief from 2007-2012. In 2017, the publication was sold to American Media, Inc. 1977: Us founded by The New York Times Company 1980: Us acquired by Peter J. Callahan's Macfadden Group; the staff of Photoplay and TV Mirror, the merger of Photoplay, Movie Mirror, TV-Radio Mirror, is merged.1986: Us acquired by Straight Arrow Publishers, Inc. now known as Wenner Media LLC 1991: Us changes its bi-weekly frequency to become monthly March 2000: Us changes from a monthly format and goes weekly, changing its title February 2001: Us Weekly partners with The Walt Disney Company January 2006: Us Weekly increases rate base to 1.75 Million July 2006: Us Weekly launches Usmagazine.com August 2006: Wenner Media re-acquires Disney’s 50 percent stake in Us Weekly March 2017: American Media, Inc. bought US Weekly from Wenner Media LLC Just Like Us: photos of celebrities doing things everyday people do.
Inspired by a regular Sesame Street feature about animals. Who Wore It Best?: reader polls of which celebrity wore an outfit better Hot Stuff: the latest gossip from inside Hollywood The Red Carpet: the looks and styles from Hollywood’s hottest parties and premieres Hot Pics: celebrity sightings of stars around the globe Fashion Police: famous comedians cite the fashion disasters of the stars, the best “look of the week” The Record: a roster of changes in the lives of stars — births, divorces, etc. Loose Talk: quotes from the stars Us Musts: according to Us Weekly, the must-see films, TV shows and DVDs In a July 2006 Variety article, Janice Min, Us Weekly editor-in-chief, cited People for the increase in cost to publishers of celebrity photos: They are among the biggest spenders of celebrity photos in the industry.... One of the first things they did, that led to the jacking up of photo prices, was to pay $75,000 to buy pictures of Jennifer Lopez reading Us magazine, so Us Weekly couldn't buy them.
That was the watershed moment. I had never seen anything like it, but they saw a competitor come along, responded. It was a business move, a smart one. In a June 2007 New York Magazine article, Tina Brown was asked, "Do you read the tabloids?" Of course. I read everything. I adore Us Weekly. I think. I'm a big fan of magazines. From a May 2007 New York Post article profiling New York's 50 Most Powerful Women, Janice Min, 37, editor, Us magazine. With her mag's profits placed as high as $90 million a year and readership up 191 percent in the last five years, Janice is not just like us. Nonetheless, the success of Us is attributed to the mother of two's reputation as perky and well liked – as well as its addictive features like t
The National Examiner is a supermarket tabloid owned by American Media, Inc. AMI's Chief Content Officer, Dylan Howard, oversees the publication; the Examiner is the least expensive tabloid in American Media's portfolio. While its sister publications focus on more current content, the Examiner focuses on longer-standing stories featuring older celebrities. Prominently featured among the Examiner's stories are articles on daytime television. National Examiner was owned by the Globe Communications until 1999 when American Media acquired it and its sister publication Globe; the magazine was based in Boca Raton, Florida until September 10, 2015 when it moved to New York City. Like other tabloids, its contents have come under question, it has been derided for its sensationalistic writing. There is no website for the Examiner