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Ex-CEO of Texas Tech Firm Admits He Was Russian Agent

Alexander Fishenko pleads guilty to illegal shipping of high-tech product to Russia

(Newser) - The ex-CEO and owner of a now-defunct Houston microelectronics company could be sentenced to more than 100 years in prison after pleading guilty yesterday to being an unregistered Russian agent, accused of illegally exporting high-tech product worth millions to his home country over a 10-year period, the Wall Street Journal ... More »

Coming Soon: Mega-Agency for Actors, Athletes

William Morris, IMG tie the knot

(Newser) - What do Oprah Winfrey and Maria Sharapova have in common? Soon, they could both be represented by the same company. Hollywood talent titan William Morris Endeavor Entertainment has reached a deal to buy the massive sports agency IMG Worldwide, the companies announced today . "IMG has incredible strategic value,"... More »

Federal Agent Killed With Own Gun by Son, 14

Myron Chisem shot in head through window of Calif. home

(Newser) - The 14-year-old son of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent has been busted in the killing of his dad in their southern California home. Myron Chisem, 42, was shot in the head with a gun fired from the backyard through the window of his family room in Carson. Chisem's... More »

Alyssa Milano Marries Agent

Nature wedding with hay bale tables and family-style food

(Newser) - Alyssa Milano and Hollywood agent David Bugliari married yesterday in a nature-themed ceremony at the groom's family estate in New Jersey, reports People. The former Who's the Boss? star, 36, wore a custom Vera Wang gown as she walked down a rose-petal strewn aisle to John Lenon's "Imagine."... More »

Ari Emanuel: Hollywood's Agent of Change

Rahm's brother set to become this century's first Hollywood mogul

(Newser) - Not only is super-agent Ari Emanuel one of the biggest players in Tinseltown, he’s changing the game, and could be the 21st century’s first Hollywood mogul, the Independent reports. The brother of President Obama’s chief of staff believes talent firms must become multi-faceted in order to survive—... More »

Palin Poised to Rake It In

Quitting lets guv 'follow the money'

(Newser) - She says media sniping drove her from her job, but in fact, “the media invented Sarah Palin,” and now's her chance to cash in on that celebrity. “Can we stop pretending that Palin is interested in anything other than her own ambition?” Kathleen Parker asks in the... More »

Brit Engaged to Agent: Tab

(Newser) - Britney Spears is engaged to be married to agent/lover Jason Trawick, Star reports. The two have been in an on-again, off-again relationship for 3 years, but sealed the deal on a recent Bahamas vacation. “He didn’t exactly get down on one knee, but Brit didn’t care,”... More »

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