Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow has successfully purchased a Los Angeles sex shop, which she plans on turning into a prestigious nightclub, according to TMZ.
Santander's Breakthrough Summit in Leeds has rallied the UK's SMEs together, while celebrity entrepreneur Myleene Klass took to the stage to back the bank's commitment to support 5,000 companies to move overseas.
American musician Snoop Dogg is reportedly set to launch an investment fund dedicated to backing businesses looking to take advantage of a growing legal marijuana sector.
Beyonce Knowles leads global list of the top 20 celebrities with the most brand power – 14 of which are women – while only two British stars to make the cut.
As tattoos become increasingly popular, businesses must pick a stance on body art but be careful not to fall foul of discrimination.
Prime minister David Cameron and the chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, have made it clear that they will be “cracking down on tax avoidance” and seeking those who have tried to evade tax in offshore tax havens. Celebrities are by no means exempt.
Many celebrities have led the way in early involvement with apps; Uber was financially backed by Ashton Kutcher, Edward Norton was the celeb behind Crowdrise, sharing platform Mobli gained interest from Leonardo Dicaprio and Lance Armstrong, and Draw Something partnered with Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias. However, chefs, actors and musicians alike are now teaming up with app developers to come up with their own personal branded apps.
Audiences (leaving the likes of Radio 4, BBC 2 and Channel 4 out of the mix) love a famous name and a bit of sparkle so there's a huge appetite from broadcasters to grab a slice of the luvvie pie. More significantly, a celebrity spokesperson (or any third party come to that) will take the commercial sting out of a story, making it more palatable for broadcasters.