Daily Archives: February 13, 2018

Stella Parton: Country music industry ‘a bunch of Southern Baptist hypocrites’ when it comes to following up on sex abuse allegations

Stella Parton (right) spoke out against her sister Dolly Parton’s ex-publicist after he was accused of using Dolly Parton’s name in exchange for sexual favors. (Splash)  (Splash) It has been nearly four months since Nashville publicity powerhouse Kirt Webster — who represented country icons like Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers and Charlie Daniels — was accused by a former client of sexually ...

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Creditors call time on China’s HNA

THE ascent of HNA, an aviation-to-financing giant, began on six wings and a prayer. It started out as Hainan Airlines, set up on China’s southern palm-fringed island in 1993 with three planes, in a joint venture between a Buddhist businessman, Chen Feng, and the local government of Hainan. In 2000 the firm became HNA Group and, from a Buddha-shaped headquarters, ...

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