Carl Icahn

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Dish Network Gets Blockbuster For Around $230 Mil in Cash and a Pallet of Junior Mints

    ​The question "Why does Dish Network want Blockbuster?" was asked and answered late last week, though one Friend of Unfair Park suggested, "Twizzlers." Turns out, the Colorado-based Dish wanted it plenty bad -- more than Carl Icahn and the lenders who turned up to take the Renaissance Tower-based ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    And Why Does Dish Network Want Blockbuster?

    ​No, seriously, it's been a long while since we've mentioned the fate of Renaissance Tower-based Blockbuster, which has been in Chapter 11 since September and been shutting stores ever since. (Per a recent filing, the store at 6760 Abrams Road had its lease rejected effective yesterday.) But that' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    WSJ: So Much For Blockbuster's Hopes of Reorganizing Under Ch. 11. It's For Sale.

    ​Back in September, beleaguered Blockbuster finally made it official: The downtown Dallas-based company was bankrupt. Hence, the voluntary, "prepackaged" Chapter 11 filing, which the company insisted would "substantially reduce" the amount of debt it owed -- from $1.46 billion to around $125 mill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Blockbuster Bankruptcy Suit Asks: What Did Carl Icahn Know and When Did He Know It?

    ​Blockbuster's slouching toward bankruptcy was easily one of the biggest local business stories of the year; from giant to joke, how the mighty had fallen. But since its Chapter 11 filing early on the morning of September 23, there'd been little to report during its reorganization, save for a noti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Wall Street Journal: Blockbuster's Chapter 11 Filing Could Come "In Next Few Days"

    ​Today could be the day Blockbuster officially files for bankruptcy. So reports The Wall Street Journal, echoing that earlier Los Angeles Times piece that said CEO Jim Keyes had been in Hollywood at August's end briefing studio heads on the inevitable next chapter in the beleaguered Renaissance To ... More >>

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    September 17, 2010

    Carl Icahn Can't Quit You, Blockbuster

    ​Earlier this year it appeared Carl Icahn was all done with Blockbuster: The one-time major shareholder in the downtown-based video-rentalist, the guy who led the charge to oust CEO John Antioco and replace him with Jim Keyes, resigned from its board in January. Then, in March, he began dumping st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    News & Notes: The Wasteful, Print It Out and Throw It Away Edition

    Dallas likes to save rubber bands. That's according to those who responded to the America's Least Wasteful Cities survey, anyway.​Some news and notes on this thank-God-it's-Friday:I've been told that everyone loves lists. So, then, with that in mind: Mazel tov, Dallas! Last year, we came in at No. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Carl Icahn, Who Once Led the Charge to Remake Blockbuster, Closes His Account

    ​Around the time self-proclaimed shareholder activist Carl Icahn bought into Blockbuster half a decade ago, its stock was worth $10, give or take. He ultimately spent well over $300 million stocking up on shares, in large part to lead the effort that would lead to the ouster of then-CEO John Antio ... More >>

  • News

    February 26, 1998


    When Kevin Abdullah wrote a rap song for his idol MC Hammer, he thought he was getting his big break. Instead, he got screwed.

  • News

    October 10, 1996

    Don't cry for me, Amarillo

    T. Boone Pickens Jr. has lost millions, been booted out of his own company, and his wife wants a divorce. Miriam Rozen chronicles the downward spiral of the once-fearsome Learjet Cowboy.