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David Geffen's Stalker Arrested


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Earlier this year (15), Jamie Kuntz, 22, pleaded no contest to one count of misdemeanour stalking after showing up at homes belonging to the film studio magnate and record label chief.

He was sentenced to two years probation, psychological counselling, and was banned from contacting Geffen for 10 years, but Kuntz was back in police custody on Thursday (04Nov15) after he was arrested at the billionaire's home in New York City.

Police were called to the scene after they were alerted to Kuntz's presence by Geffen's security team, and he was arrested on suspicion of violating the restraining order, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.

David Geffen Gets His Nails Done At A Salon

David Geffen - Entertainment industry mogul who founded two record firms and cofounded a movie studio, David Geffen gets his nails done at a salon in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 20th August 2015

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David Geffen Gets His Nails Done In Beverly Hills

David Geffen - David Geffen gets his nails done in Beverly Hills while wearing a headphone headset - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 18th May 2015

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David Geffen To Receive Concert Hall Honour After $100 Million Donation


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Music mogul David Geffen is set to have a concert hall named after him at New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts after handing over a $100 million (£62.5 million) donation.

Lincoln Center Chair Katherine Farley reveals Avery Fisher Hall, where the New York Philharmonic plays, will be renamed David Geffen Hall in September (15).

The news emerges four months after venue executives announced plans to resell the naming rights of the art space to help cover the costs of a $500 million (£312.5 million) renovation, planned for 2019.

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David Geffen's Stalker Pleads No Contest


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A man accused of harassing David Geffen has been ordered to stay 200 yards (183 metres) away from the music mogul for the next 10 years after pleading no contest to a stalking charge.

Former U.S. football player Jamie Kuntz, 21, was arrested in October (14) and later pleaded not guilty to one felony stalking charge and five misdemeanour counts of violating a restraining order by showing up at the billionaire's two homes in California.

He pleaded no contest to one count of misdemeanour stalking in a Los Angeles court on Monday (09Feb15) and was ordered to stay at least 200 yards away from Geffen for 10 years.

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David Geffen's Alleged Stalker Held Behind Bars On New Year's Eve


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A man accused of stalking music mogul David Geffen spent New Year's Eve (31Dec14) behind bars after he was held on $150,000 (£93,750) bail.

Former college football player Jamie Kuntz appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday (31Dec14) to face a felony stalking charge and five misdemeanour counts for allegedly repeatedly violating a restraining order Geffen had obtained against the 21 year old in September (14).

He is accused of showing up at the billionaire's homes in Beverly Hills and Malibu, California in November (14), shortly after serving time for trespassing on Geffen's property earlier in the year (14).

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David Geffen Has Restraining Order Against Alleged Stalker


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David Geffen has obtained a restraining order against a former college football player accused of stalking him.

Jamie Kuntz, 20, is facing charges of stalking and harassment for allegedly contacting the music mogul between September (14) and November (14).

According to court documents obtained by Tmz.com, Geffen was granted a restraining order against Kuntz, who was arrested in October (14).

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Cher: 'I Was Crazy About David Geffen'


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Cher still has fond memories of her romance with music and movie mogul David Geffen, insisting she was "crazy about him".

The Geffen Records founder and DreamWorks Skg partner is a proud gay man now, but when Cher dated him shortly after she divorced husband Sonny Bono in 1975 they made the perfect couple.

Cher recalls, "I was crazy about him... I was just the right person for him (at that point in his life)."

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Steven Spielberg And Dreamworks Partners Donate $90 Million To Charity


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Hollywood moguls Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen have each donated $30 million (£18.75 million) to the Motion Picture & Television Fund Campaign to aid the elderly.

The DreamWorks Skg founders have made the huge handover to kick off the charity's new $350 million (£219 million) campaign.

Mptf board member and campaign co-chairman George Clooney announced the trio's donation at a press conference on Tuesday (16Oct12).

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Simon Names Who's So Vain


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Carly Simon has ended nearly 40 years of speculation by finally naming the man who inspired her hit YOU'RE SO VAIN - her target was gay record label boss David Geffen.

The song, which catapulted the singer to fame in 1972, was rumoured to be about one of her ex-boyfriends, which include Hollywood legend Warren Beatty and rocker Sir Mick Jagger, but she has persistently refused to name the man behind the track.

But Simon has now revealed who was so vain by giving fans a cryptic clue in an acoustic version of the song, which features on her upcoming album Never Been Gone.

She tells Uncut magazine, "You know what, I'm just going to tell you this. The answer is on the new version of You're So Vain, on my new record Never Been Gone. There's a little whisper and it's the answer to the puzzle."

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Dreamgirls Review


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If only they had let Bill Condon direct Chicago instead of just writing the screenplay. As Condon shows with his razzle-dazzle adaptation of the 1981 Tony-winning musical Dreamgirls, he would have been quite an improvement on Chicago director Rob Marshall -- who, before he gave us a mostly-Chinese cast for Memoirs of a Geisha, tried unconvincingly to prove that Renée Zellweger could sing and Richard Gere could dance. It didn't quite kill the movie (the material is almost indestructible), but made one wonder what it could have been with some actual professionals in the lead. Condon makes no such mistake with Dreamgirls, finding a cast with just the right mix of theatrical chops and movie star charisma. In short: If anybody's thinking of doing a film of Jelly's Last Jam, they should see what Eddie Murphy's schedule looks like.The story is just about perfect for a musical: simple enough to hang a number of tunes on, and not so complex that it requires an inordinate amount of dialogue. A quick pastiche of a number of popular R&B groups from the 1960s and '70s, the musical follows one talented Supremes-like trio of singers, the Dreams, as they get their big break doing backup for James Brown-esque screecher James "Thunder" Early and secure the services of ambitious proto-music mogul Curtis Taylor. The fortunes of some will rise, others will fall, trusts will be betrayed, and beliefs about love and friendship will be tested -- basically nothing that can't be best expressed by a soaring ballad.Dreamgirls fairly jumps out of the gate with startling impatience, doing everything possible to get the audience's attention short of having the performers actually reach out from the screen and drag people up on stage. The entire beginning -- set backstage at a Detroit talent show -- is a barrage of spotlights, flashy and coordinated outfits, and neck-breaking music-video editing; the remainder of the film lets up a little, but not much. The energetic songs come fast and quick, Condon and his brilliant cast snapping them out like there's no shortage. Fortunately, there isn't.The genius of the original musical was setting itself in such a fecund period for R&B and soul, thus providing a deep well from which to draw inspiration. It was that period starting when songs that were popular on African-American radio ("race records," as they were called) were either ignored or stolen and watered down for the white mainstream, moving into the golden era of the Motown groups and stretching up until the early stirrings of disco. Dreamgirls hits, sometimes obliquely, on a number of big historical moments from this period, such as the scene where Taylor (Jamie Foxx) comes up with the idea of payola to bribe DJs to get the girls' songs on the air. The film is hardly weighted down by history, however, as there's always another number to get to, or another fight to resolve; most of the latter being caused by Effie White (Jennifer Hudson), the loudest and most talented of the trio.Condon took a risk by casting a relative unknown (well, save for American Idol) in this key role, but it more than pays off. Cast aside by Taylor fairly early on, once the chillingly business-like producer decides she's too much trouble, Effie spends a good deal of time in exile, working on a comeback. As everyone knows, Hudson more than holds up her end in the singing department, rattling the rafters each and every time it's called for. But fortunately she's a good enough actress to keep her character likeable, admirably tough instead of annoyingly stubborn. Foxx plays things closer to the vest than he normally does, which gives his character a chilling villainy at times, but comes dangerously close to non-acting at others -- with a similarly muted turn in Miami Vice, this could mark a disturbing trend for a normally explosive performer.The biggest and most pleasant surprise, however, is Eddie Murphy as Early. When he could have fallen back on his well-tooled James Brown impression, Murphy instead mixes up a number of different performers into his act and adds his own swagger and polish, while not forgetting the painful vulnerability of a once ground-breaking artist who's terrified about being left behind (there's more than a little autobiography in this performance). It's as though a curtain has been raised from Murphy: He knew and we knew all along that he could pull off something like this, but it just took the right film to make everybody realize once again, what a star he is.With all the killer tunes and star turns (even the normally sleep-inducing Beyoncé Knowles, as the Diana Ross-like Deena Jones, knocks it out of the park) it's surprising in the end that Dreamgirls isn't a complete winner. Maybe too much ground is covered too fast, too much attention paid to flash and artifice, when more groundwork should have been laid. For some reason, even with all the powerful emotions unleashed during the film, there's a strange hollowness at the end, once all the bright lights have dimmed and echoes faded. Maybe it's too much to ask that a musical deliver knockout songs and a solidly-constructed story at the same time, as the two often work at cross purposes. More likely, we should just be happy that Hollywood has figured out how to make musicals again, even if they only come around every four years or so.His girls like to party all the time.

Reeves Ignores Gay Rumours


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Keanu Reeves is so philosophical about tabloid reports questioning his sexuality, he prefers to laugh rumours off rather than contact his lawyer. Even the lies about his "marriage" to movie boss David Geffen in 1995 couldn't rile the The Matrix actor, as he refuses to let mindless gossip affect him, PageSix.com reports. He says, "I try not to live my life by what other people say. People were gossiping about what the king and queen were doing way back when. "It's just human nature. We like talking about other people."

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