Hollywood makeover breathes new life into Welsh soccer club
It has been described as a “crash course in football club ownership” and the two Hollywood stars who bought a beleaguered team in English soccer's fifth tier with the lofty aim of transforming it into a global force are certainly learning on the job. “I’m watching our PLAYERS MOP THE FIELD to continue the game,” read a tweet last week from Rob McElhenney, an American actor and director who was the creator of TV show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and now makes up one half of the new ownership of Wrexham AFC. The residents of Wrexham have been rubbing their eyes in disbelief for a while.news.yahoo.com
Moet Hennessy buys 50% stake in Jay-Z's Champagne brand
Moet Hennessy is acquiring a 50% stake in the rapper and entrepreneur's Champagne brand, Armand de Brignac, in an effort to up its cool factor and expand sales. Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, said the partnership will help Armand de Brignac grow and flourish. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)Moet Hennessy is acquiring a 50% stake in rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z’s Champagne brand in an effort to up its cool factor and expand distribution. Moet Hennessy President and CEO Philippe Schaus said Armand de Brignac breaks barriers and reflects contemporary ideas of luxury, even as it supports historic Champagne-making traditions. Moet Hennessy is the wine and spirits division of luxury goods company LVMH.
Hollywood actors finalize takeover of Welsh soccer club
FILE - This Oct. 3, 2019 file photo shows Ryan Reynolds at New York Comic Con. Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are officially the new owners of Welsh soccer club Wrexham, according to a formal takeover announcement Wednesday Feb. 10, 2021, (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)WREXHAM – Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are officially the new owners of Welsh club Wrexham, the third-oldest professional team in soccer. The announcement late Tuesday was a formality because the takeover was approved in November. The new owners have big plans for Wrexham, which plays in the fifth tier of English soccer, and announced a $2.7 million equity investment. Formed in 1864, Wrexham had been a fan-owned club since 2011.
‘We're on the hunt:’ Diageo's CEO says company wants to buy more premium brands
Drinks-maker Diageo is keen to buy further premium brands after acquiring spirits firms in the U.S. and U.K. in recent months. In August, the company announced it would buy Aviation American Gin, a brand part-owned by actor Ryan Reynolds, in a deal valued at around $610 million. The acquisition strategy is driven by people drinking "better, not more," Menezes told CNBC's "Squawk Box Europe," a trend that has held steady throughout the coronavirus pandemic. But it is about finding quality brands that we can see growing well over a decade," he added. If you look at China right now where things are pretty much back to normal, you will see our businesses are performing well there, people are socializing outside the home again," Menezes told CNBC.cnbc.com
Hollywood stars complete takeover of Welsh club Wrexham
WREXHAM – Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought one of the world's oldest soccer teams on Monday and plan to document their first foray into the sport in a fly-on-the-wall TV show. In a pinch-yourself moment for success-starved fans of Welsh club Wrexham, Reynolds and McElhenney completed a $2.5 million takeover of a team that plays in the fifth tier of the English game. In a recent call with members of the club’s supporters’ trust, Reynolds and McElhenney described Wrexham as a “sleeping giant” and outlined their vision to make the team a “global force". Amazon Prime was among the first to reply to Wrexham's takeover announcement on Twitter, sending its congratulations to the actors. “The Gang Buys A North Walian Football Club,” read a tweet from Wrexham, a club from a town of about 65,000 people located near the northwest English border.
Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost marry in private ceremony
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Scarlett Johansson, left, and Colin Jost arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Meals on Wheels America announced Thursday on Instagram that Johansson and Jost married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, FIle)
Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost marry in private ceremony
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Scarlett Johansson, left, and Colin Jost arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Meals on Wheels America announced Thursday on Instagram that Johansson and Jost married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, FIle)LOS ANGELES – Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost have tied the knot a year after engagement. Meals on Wheels America announced Thursday on Instagram that Johansson and Jost married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony. This is the first marriage for the 38-year-old Jost, who is the co-anchor of “SNL's” Weekend Update.
Actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are in talks to buy a Welsh soccer club
"Deadpool" star Ryan Reynolds and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" actor Rob McElhenney are in talks to buy Welsh soccer club Wrexham A.F.C. Wrexham, which is owned by fans and is the third-oldest professional soccer club in the world, announced Wednesday that the two actors were interested in investing. It said 1,223 people, or 97.5%, of its Wrexham Supporters Trust members, had voted in favor of continuing talks with the potential investors. Reynolds and McElhenney will now "put forward their vision for Wrexham AFC and proposal for members to vote on at a second Special General Meeting." In a previous announcement, Wrexham said "two extremely well-known individuals of high net worth" hoped to buy all of the club's shares and planned to immediately invest £2 million ($2.6 million).cnbc.com
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donate $1 million to North American food banks
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have joined the growing list of celebrities who are chipping in to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Reynolds took to Twitter on Monday to announce that he and his wife are donating $1 million to food banks in North America. "Blake and I are donating $1 million to be split between FEEDING AMERICA and FOOD BANKS CANADA." Other celebrities and organizations have also made substantial donations to food banks across the country. @feedingamericahttps://t.co/Ixa3qi6u2G pic.twitter.com/wepfGL4E0N Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) March 15, 2020Basketball stars Zion Williamson and Kevin Love also made a difference in their communities.cbsnews.com
Ryan Reynolds' gin company features 'Peloton wife' in new ad
The ad from Peloton, a company known for its exercise bikes, stirred up a storm across the internet this week. In the 50-second commercial, a man gives his wife now known as the "Peloton wife" an exercise bike as a gift. Following that viral, much criticized Peloton ad, actor Ryan Reynolds' gin company has come up with a new commercial starring the very same actress at the center of the controversy. A new Aviation Gin commercial now appears to mock that ad. She stares at the camera in a lengthy, awkward silence before saying: "This gin is really smooth."cnbc.com
Star of viral Peloton commercial appears in new ad this time for gin
The actress who starred in a controversial Peloton bike ad appeared in a new ad Friday night for Aviation American Gin, seemingly drinking away her troubles. Ryan Reynolds, who owns Aviation American Gin, tweeted out the new ad, saying "Exercise bike not included." The gin ad comes days after the Peloton bike ad went viral. "A year ago, I didn't realize how much this would change me," the actress says in the Peloton ad. The latest gin ad received positive support from Peloton ad naysayers on Twitter.cbsnews.com
'Joker' becomes the highest-grossing R-rated film ever
(CNN) - "Joker," the gritty comic book film about the origins of the crazed Batman villain, has become the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time. "R-Rated box office congratulatory posts aren't like the ones you're used to," Reynolds tweeted with a photo of Phoenix's Joker dancing above names of characters from other successful R-rated films like "It" and "Ted." The film may be the highest-grossing R-rated film globally, but it still has a long way to before beating the highest-grossing R-rated film domestically. "Joker" shattered box office records when it opened earlier this month to $96 million in North America. The film won the Venice Film Festival's top prize and critics have raved about Phoenix's performance, which has led to Oscar talk.
Kate Beckinsale says she looks like Ryan Reynolds
(CNN) - Kate Beckinsale thinks she looks exactly like Ryan Reynolds. "I look exactly like Ryan Reynolds," Beckinsale told Fallon. Like, when sometimes I see a bus going by with a poster on it, I think, 'Damn, I look hot. Fallon held up a side-by-side photo of Beckinsale and Reynolds and said, "I don't really see it." Time to ask Reynolds if, when he looks in the mirror, he sees Beckinsale staring back.