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Of Course I Bribed Chinese Officials

What’s the big freakin’ deal? Have you ever tried doing anything in China? It’s impossible if you don’t bribe. If you don’t bribe, you don’t get in the country.  (You suddenly have issues with your visa?) If you don’t bribe, you get a hotel room…

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Hollywood Is Out Of Visionaries

UPDATE:  And now we can add Bob Iger to the list below. The coward couldn’t stick it out like a real mogul would.  Real moguls don’t retire. ——– This morning, about 11:00, I had an epiphany. I was trying to think of someone in this…

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Camel Turkish Gold – Breathe In The Turkish

Good afternoon. As the writer of a wildly popular blog (I only started it to better communicate with my employees at Manka Bros.) and the fact that I am a major figure in the media world, I receive quite a few offers to endorse products….

Manka Bros. Would Like To Offer Mary Parent A Job

Good afternoon.  Moments ago, I was made aware that Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum have become the heads of MGM.  Gary, Roger and I go way back and I wish them nothing but the best (word of advice – just produce The Hobbit and James…

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Vanity Fair Can Suck It

Good evening from the Seychelles. While I wasn’t planning on contacting anyone except the bartender during my final vacation of the summer, this morning I was forwarded the 2010 Vanity Fair 100 List.  Most people consider this list to be an annual ranking of the…

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Hollywood’s Dark Lord – Harry Manka: 1886-1976

Normally, I’m too busy to talk about my father’s death (which happened on this date in 1976) but since I am at my Montauk beach house looking out at the Atlantic Ocean with a very nice bottle of Slivovitz, I have a little bit of…

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Beverly Hills High School Commencement Address

About a week ago, I gave the Commencement Address at my old high school – Beverly Hills High.  I wasn’t going to mention this because it didn’t really go as I had planned – but since the assholes at TMZ posted excerpts without my permission,…

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Lunch With Sumner Redstone and David Geffen

Good morning.  Yesterday, as I was having my monthly lunch with Sumner Redstone at the Hamburger Hamlet in Hollywood, David Geffen stopped by to say hello and asked if he could join us.  We’ve all known each other for years but it was the first…

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Manka Bros. Corporate Offsite

Good morning.  I have returned from my keynote speech in Davos with a new sense of optimism about our business.  After the global success of Avatar and the record-breaking television ratings of the Super Bowl, Old Media is back and we must quickly capture this…

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Manka Bros. Will Not Bid On MGM

Good afternoon. Last night, I called MGM CEO Mary Parent to inform her that Manka Bros. would not be bidding on MGM.  Many have speculated that Manka Bros. would be the most likely suitor of MGM (which includes the 4,000 film library) but I have…