Showing posts from September 13, 2011

Priscilla Presley Announces Partnership With HStudio

HStudio is delighted to announce our partnership with Priscilla Presley in creating a sophisticated home and lifestyle collection that mixes vintage inspiration with modern accents, and Priscilla's signature style. Inspired by Priscilla's personal experiences, the collection evokes a romantic sensibility interwoven with a designer style she has cultivated over the years as a personal passion. Priscilla and HStudio will collaborate to create unique and sophisticated products including home decor, accent furniture, storage, organizational products, and more. "Priscilla Presley is an international celebrity and respected style icon. We are extremely pleased to collaborate with her to create a home collection that reflects her unique style. Her loyal following will undoubtedly be excited to see her distinctive design sense and bring Priscilla's style into their homes," said HStudio. "I am passionate about the art of design and it is my desire that everythi

Edison Pena, Chilean Miner Goes To Rehab

Edison Pena, one of the 33 rescued Chilean miners who gained worldwide attention for their 69-day ordeal trapped underground, has been admitted to a clinic to be treated for alcohol addiction. Pena, who became known after the rescue for his Elvis Presley imitations and appeared on US television with David Letterman, is "in good hands", his wife Angelica Alvarez told El Mercurio newspaper. Pena, 35, was the 12th miner to emerge in the now-famous rescue from the copper and gold mine in northern Chile after 69 days, in scenes watched by millions around the world on live television last year. He was hospitalised last year for a panic attack following the media frenzy around the miner rescue. He also went on a US tour that included a visit to Presley's Graceland mansion, a TV appearance and ran in the New York City marathon. Pena did not attend the anniversary commemoration of the mine collapse attended by President Sebastian Pinera. Source: AFT BIM: I along

EPE Pulls No Punches In Europe!

The estate of Elvis Presley is using a litigation fund to help finance a court case against Sony in one of the highest profile cases yet to make use of this section of the investment industry. Litigation funds pay part or all of a claimant’s legal fees in exchange for a slice of the damages. They have been touted as an alternative investment strategy, offering a spread of risk unrelated to the performance of financial markets or economies; but in the UK, at least, they have been struggling to grow. Litigation funds: the strategy pays a claimant’s legal fees in exchange for part of the damages The sector got a boost at the end of last month, when London-based Calunius Capital announced it would be funding litigation on behalf of Elvis Presley Enterprises in Germany. The case is against RCA Records, now part of the Sony Group, which acquired the worldwide rights to Presley’s back catalogue in 1973. According to the legal complaint, the 1973 deal gave RCA a “conspicuously disproportio