Foreign Libel Courts Open for Business

cityfile · 08/21/08 11:57AM

When Americans think about reasons to visit Britain, what usually comes to mind is seeing old castles, eating scones, and drinking tea. But, for celebrities at least, there's another excellent reason: taking magazines to the cleaners! Apparently Jennifer Lopez, Harrison Ford, and Britney Spears are all indulging in "libel tourism," which was inaugurated in 2000 when London-based Russian émigré Boris Berezovsky (more here) took action against Forbes for portraying him as "a brutal thug and crook."

Barry Diller's Consigliere Buys on East 79th

cityfile · 08/06/08 09:34AM
  • Thomas J. McInerney, Barry Diller's right-hand man and IAC's chief financial officer, paid $4.8 million for a 12th floor apartment at 300 East 79th Street. The 2,664-square-foot space has four bedrooms. [Cityfile]