One of America’s richest men is now its no. 2 real estate broker. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought HomeServices of America, Inc. in 2000; the company has since grown through acquisitions, including Long & Foster Cos. last year, to dominate its business sector.
Former President Obama is in negotiations with Netflix to produce a series of shows, according to ‘The New York Times.’ The shows, produced by the former first couple and highlighting inspirational stories, are evidence that the Obamas intend to remain engaged in civics.
‘Vanity Fair’ revealed it removed James Franco’s image from its Hollywood issue cover, which featured stars including Tom Hanks and Oprah, due to sexual misconduct allegations -- a highly unusual last-minute move. Franco has denied accusations of wrongdoing.
Ursula Le Guin, who pushed boundaries as a female writer in male-dominated fantasy and science fiction genres, has died at 88. The author was known for her novels including ‘The Left Hand of Darkness,’ ‘A Wizard of Earthsea,’ ‘The Tombs of Atuan’ and ‘The Farthest Shore.’