FYI/TMI: NFL Players Crazy In Love With Beyoncé, Layoffs At HMV
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AEG Bidders Narrow To Three
The list of bidders for the Anschutz Company's sports and entertainment company, Anschutz Entertainment Group, has narrowed to three according to a source reported by Billboard.biz. Ron Burkle with Patrick Soon-Shiong and Goldman Sachs; Guggenheim Partners; and ColonyCapital and Qatar Sovereign Fund, are reportedly interested in purchasing the company, with a deal getting done as soon as late March. Estimates of the final sale price have run as high as $8 billion.
Layoffs At HMV
Entertainment retailer HMV has let go 190 employees across the company's head office and distribution network, according to Billboard.biz. The cuts were made by Deloitte LLP, which was appointed HMV's administrators in January. Currently, 223 of HMV's U.K. stores remain open, and layoffs in the company's in-store staff are not expected.
NFL Players Crazy In Love With Beyoncé
All the single ladies aren't the only fans of GRAMMY-winner Beyoncé. Ahead of the singer's highly anticipated Super Bowl XLVII halftime performance on Feb. 3, NFL players across the league dished out their favorite Beyoncé tracks. San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis admits to being dangerously in love with some of Beyoncé's recent hits such as "1 + 1," while Atlanta Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud preferred Destiny's Child classic, "Say My Name." "Say my name, say my name, when no one is around you," sang DeCoud. Only one question remains, will the next Super Bowl champ celebrate listening to "Love On Top" or "Bootylicious"?