Hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, and music industry entrepreneur Jimmy Iovine have donated a combined $70 million to create a new institute at the University of Southern California, the school announced Tuesday night.
The huge gift from the two who have been music business partners in the past will be used to create the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation.
The academy will provide a special four-year program for undergraduates whose interests span several fields from marketing to computer science to visual design and other arts.
Center’s new boss
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has tapped as its new leader a Broadway producer who has helped mount such hits as the Tony Award-winning revival of Hair and Equus with Daniel Radcliffe.
Jed Bernstein, a former advertising executive who led the trade group Broadway League from 1995 to 2006, was named Wednesday as president Reynold Levy’s successor.
Bernstein, 58, who steps down as producing director of the Bucks County Playhouse, will take over managing the Lincoln Center campus, which features such artistic gems as the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera and the New York City Ballet, beginning in January 2014.
A Chicago federal judge is scolding Donald Trump and an attorney questioning the developer-turned-TV personality to stop their verbal boxing match.
The warning came Wednesday during Trump’s second day testifying at a civil trial. He’s accused of making false promises to an investor in his Trump International Hotel & Tower in downtown Chicago.
Trump and the plaintiff’s attorney, Shelly Kulwin, repeatedly talked over each other. A visibly agitated Trump scowled, and Kulwin rolled his eyes.
After an hour, Judge Amy St. Eve told the men, This is not a boxing match.
After jurors left the room, the judge said Let’s get control of ourselves.
Among celebrity birthdays today: Actor Pierce Brosnan is 60. Actress Debra Winger is 58. Actress Mare Winningham is 54. Singer Janet Jackson is 47. Actor David Boreanaz is 44. Actress Tracey Gold is 44. Singer Rick Trevino is 42. Actress Tori Spelling is 40. Actress Megan Fox is 27.