Posts Tagged ‘Carl Icahn’

HSN’s Hot In Hollywood Laurie Feltheimer’s Hubby Jon of Lions Gate Gets A Nice Payday

August 1, 2011

Gorgeous Laurie Feltheimer does a clothing/accessory line for HSN called Hot In Hollywood. The idea is to mimic high-end, Beverly Hills’ looks at prices that poor slobs like us can afford.

Her husband, who we interviewed in a prior life, is Jon Feltheimer, the CEO of Lions Gate, the movie-TV studio. Feltheimer is very proud of his wife’s successful business.

Take our word for it: Laurie can afford the real Beverly Hills labels.

The Los Angeles Times reported this weekend that corporate raider Carl Icahn’s attempt to take over Lions Gates has led to a nice bonus for “Felt,” as Jon is nicknamed.

Feltheimer’s stock-based compensation soared in the company’s fiscal year ended March 31.

Icahn, known as a “dissident shareholder” (and a lot worse), increased his share of Lions Gate to more than 33 percent last June.

“It triggered a change-in-control provision in Feltheimer’s contract that granted the CEO stock worth nearly $4.8 million that immediately vested,” The Times said.

So while Feltheimer’s $1.2 million salary and $1.9 million bonus were the same as the prior fiscal year, his total comp jumped to $7.9 million from $3.6 million.

Here’s the link to the Times story: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2011/07/lions-gate-ceos-compensation-booms-thanks-to-icahn.html

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You Go Girls: HSN’s ‘Hot In Hollywood’ Laurie Feltheimer Heeds Our Advice, And Takes Jennifer Stallone For A Celebratory Dinner

October 5, 2010

People never seem to take our advice.

We gave our brother recommendations of Boston eateries when he went to Beantown to see the Yankees play that evil band, the Red Sox. He and his wife didn’t go to any of them.

We recommended, to that same brother and other friends, our favorite places and restaurants in Scottsdale (Mastro’s, The Spotted Donkey Cantina, Carlsbad Tavern), and no one went to any of them.

We suggest places for friends to buy great, inexpensive clothes, and they don’t go.

So imagine our pleasant surprise when we we tagged on Facebook Monday by none other than Laurie Feltheimer, who does the Hot in Hollywood apparel and accessory line for HSN.

HSN vendors Laurie Feltheimer (left) and Jennifer Stallone celebrating the success of The Expendables

It was a photo of Feltheimer and Jennifer Stallone, who sells her Serious Skincare line on HSN, both raising glasses of wine, in a toast.

Awhile back we suggested that Laurie, who is married to Lionsgate studio chief Jon Feltheimer, take Jennifer, who is married to Sylvester Stallone, to dinner in thanks. That’s because Sly Stallone’s action flick, “The Expendables,” gave Jon a blockbuster box office hit when he really needed one, to help fend off corporate raider Carl Icahn.

So here is what the Facebook tag said yesteday:

“Hi Linda S. Moss! Laurie and I love your blog…so fun, interesting and informative (https://homeshoppingista.wordpress.com/). Laurie took you up on your suggestion, and took Jennifer out to dinner last night to celebrate Expendables going over $100 million in box office! Excellent idea! My Best, Molly Gilles, assistant to Laurie Feltheimer.”

Thanks, Laurie and Molly, for actually taking my advice!

And congrats to all for hitting the $100 million mark on “The Expendables.”

HSN Vendors’ Six Degrees Of Separation: Jennifer’s Husband Sylvester Stallone Helps Laurie’s Spouse, Lionsgate Honcho Jon Feltheimer, Fend Off Icahn

August 18, 2010

In the HSN “family,” one vendor’s husband may have helped another vendor’s husband keep control of his company.

We’re taking about Jennifer Flavin’s husband, action movie star Sylvester Stallone, saving the bacon of Laurie Feltheimer’s husband, movie studio chief Jon Feltheimer.

Sylvester Stallone have given Lionsgate a hit with The Expendables

Flavin, as any home shopping fan knows, sells the Serious Skincare line on HSN. Laurie has an apparel and accessory line called Hot in Hollywood on HSN. Here’s the deal.

Laurie’s husband Jon, whose nickname is “Felt,” runs Lionsgate, a film and TV studio that has produced movies like the “Saw” film series, the Tyler Perry money makers, and the hot Emmy-winning TV hit drama “Mad Men.”

We interviewed Jon at Lionsgate in Santa Monica two years ago when we were working for place whose name we refuse to say, and profiled the company.

Laurie's husband Jon Feltheimer

At the Emmys that year in LA, where “Mad Men” won the award for best drama, we saw the show’s leading man Jon Hamm give Jon Feltheimer a warm embrace at the Governor’s Ball after the awards.

But that was then, when Lionsgate was the toast of the town. This is now. Lionsgate has recently had a string of dud movies. That provided an opening for corporate raider Carl Icahn, who has mounted a hostile takoever bid against Lionsgate, increasing his stake in the publicly traded company.

The battle between Jon Feltheimer, Lionsgate and pesky and persistent Icahn, who has blasted Lionsgate management for producing box-office bombs this year, has been going on for months. It’s hard to keep track of it.

Laurie's Today's Special

Wall Street analysts agreed that Lionsgate needed a blockbuster film to prove that management still knows how to create a big movie. And Flavin’s husband, Stallone, provided it in “The Expendables,” a Lionsgate film.

The action flick, which also features Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke, was No. 1 at the box office this past weekend, raking in $35 million.

Stallone’s potential rescue of “Felt” and Lionsgate may wind up one of the most important feats he’s ever performed.

Laurie should take Jennifer for a nice dinner, either on the West Coast or when they’re in St. Petersburg at the same time to appear on the Southern Channel.

Anyway, Laurie had HSN’s Today’s Special Wednesday: a ruffled military-style jacket for $50.

While we’re at it, host Bobbi Ray Carter’s eyes are looking awful wide open and slanted up, unnaturally so. We know you’ll slam us for saying this, but we think she’s had some work done.

It’s Hot In Hollywood For Jon Feltheimer, HSN Vendor Laurie’s Husband, Who Is Fending Off Hostile Takeover

March 20, 2010

Jon Feltheimer

HSN “Hot in Hollywood” vendor Laurie Feltheimer’s husband has his hands full.

Jon Feltheimer, co-chairman and CEO of the boutique movie studio Lionsgate Entertainment, is fending off a hostile takeover by Carl Icahn.

The New York Post writes Saturday that Icahn is trying to derail Lionsgate’s planned $1.5 billion bid for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Icahn owns 19 percent of Lionsgate, which not only produces movies but also TV shows, including “Mad Men.”

In a press release, Icahn said he believes Lionsgate should expand its TV and film distribution business, and not fork over mney for MGM, with its film library.

It’s ‘Hot In Hollywood’ For HSN Vendor Laurie Feltheimer’s Husband, As He Faces Hostile Bid At Lionsgate From Carl Icahn

February 17, 2010

Laurie Feltheimer does a line of clothing and accessories called Hot in Hollywood for HSN. And things are indeed getting hot in Hollywood (well, technically, Santa Monica) for her husband Jon Feltheimer, who is CEO of Lionsgate Entertainment, the indie studio that produces shows like AMC’s “Mad Men” and movies like “Precious.”

Carl Icahn — the man that some call an “activist investor” and others call a pain in the butt — has made a hostile bid to increase his stake in Lionsgate. Icahn has been breathing down Jon Feltheimer’s neck since last year, when the billionaire investor griped about the acquisitions Lionsgate was making.

Lionsgate purchased TV Guide Network, and is now in looking to buy Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Miramax Films.

We’ll spare you the boring financial details, but the bottom line is if Icahn succeeds in increaseing his Lionsgate stake to 29.9 percent, he would become its largest shareholder. As such, Ichan would be in a position to potentially oust Lionsgate’s current management or look to merge or sell the studio.

We interviewed “Felt,” as Jon Feltheimer is called, last year, and he seemed like a savvy guy. We wish him luck in his continuing saga with Icahn.

These are hot

Laurie Feltheimer, meanwhile, will be at HSN in Florida Friday with shows for her Hot in Hollywood line.

Dare we say it, but we spotted a motorcycle peep-toe bootie in gray that we really like, for $60.

Maybe Jon should send a couple of pairs of these over to Icahn.