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Hollywood Docket: "Most Interesting Man"; Dr. Luke v. Kesha; 'Goldie and Bear' Lawsuit

Hollywood Docket:
Jonathan Goldsmith, once known as "the most interesting man in the world" through his work as a brand ambassador for Dos Equis, has gotten the California Labor Commissioner to void a management agreement with Butch Klein and Jordan Lee, Inc.

The legal fight started when Klein's firm sued Goldsmith for breach of contract for failing to pay commissions after termination. According to the lawsuit, Goldsmith was making $1 million a year from his advertising work.

Goldsmith then filed a petition before the Labor Commission alleging that Jli had procured work for him as an unlicensed agent in contravention of ...
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How a Garbage Truck Driver from New York Grew Up to Become The Most Interesting Man in the World

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How a Garbage Truck Driver from New York Grew Up to Become The Most Interesting Man in the World
Jonathan Goldsmith has lived a life (almost) as interesting as the man he's best known for playing. The silver-bearded actor, 78, officially retired as The Most Interesting Man in the World this week after 10 years, with Dos Dos Equis releasing his final commercial. Though he's now consorted with presidents and movie stars, the actor's career began with a lie, when as a young man - then working as a garbage truck driver - he told the director of the classic Western TV show Gunsmoke that he could "ride horses like the wind." Except … he couldn't. "Kids that are brought up in
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How a Garbage Truck Driver from New York Grew Up to Become The Most Interesting Man in the World

  • PEOPLE.com
How a Garbage Truck Driver from New York Grew Up to Become The Most Interesting Man in the World
Jonathan Goldsmith has lived a life (almost) as interesting as the man he's best known for playing. The silver-bearded actor, 78, officially retired as The Most Interesting Man in the World this week after 10 years, with Dos Dos Equis releasing his final commercial. Though he's now consorted with presidents and movie stars, the actor's career began with a lie, when as a young man - then working as a garbage truck driver - he told the director of the classic Western TV show Gunsmoke that he could "ride horses like the wind." Except … he couldn't. "Kids that are brought up in
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

'Most Interesting Man in the World' -- Get Me Back in the Game ... After Dos Equis Exit

  • TMZ
Jonathan Goldsmith -- best known as "The Most Interesting Man in the World" until yesterday -- is staying thirsty ... for bigger, better gigs. Dos Equis announced it was retiring the famous commercial character on Wednesday, and Goldsmith tells TMZ ... he immediately got his management team on the horn to relaunch his film and TV career. Goldsmith's been with Dos Equis for 9 years, but before that he was a very successful working actor ... starring in movies
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Russell T. Davies has crossed Doctor Who with Harry Potter! (and other adventures in social networking)

What my followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ saw today: • What I want to know is, where do our World of Warcraft-playing politicians stand on this important issue? World of Warcraft cities hacked • He's the most interesting man in the galaxy! I don’t always wear a Red Shirt on Star Trek. But when I do, I survive the whole episode. [image] Text reads: I don’t always wear a Red Shirt on Star Trek. But when I do, I survive the whole episode. Seriously, Jonathan Goldsmith (The Most Interesting Man in the World) played an unnamed crewman in the episode “The Corbormite Maneuver.”
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Why The Most Interesting Man in the World Moves More Units Than Old Spice Guy

The experienced actor behind Dos Equis' viral ad campaign on popularity, influence, and saving endangered Siberian tigers.

Consider for a moment the manly purr of Old Spice spokesman Isaiah Mustafa's "Hello, Ladies" salutation. It's seduced the country social media-style: 94 million views on YouTube, 630,0000 Facebook fans, and an estimated 1 billion aggregate impressions in just one week. But wait. It appears consumers may have been too distracted by his glorious swan dives and monocle smiles to remember the actual product he was hawking. Sales of Red Zone body wash have actually declined 7% according to a report by SymphonyIRI. (Update: A spokesman for Old Spice claims Brandweek took SymphonyIRI's stat out of context. Citing Nielsen figures, the rep says Os body wash sales have actually increased 11% in the last 12 months.) And the towel-clad and deep-voiced Mustafa may have not even contributed to Old Spice's overall sales growth, which Ad Age chalks up
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