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How to Get Entourage's Adrian Grenier to Tout Your Social Venture? Give Him Something to Believe in

At this year's Nexus Global Youth Summit, a panel of Hollywood heavyweights provided the skinny on how to get a celeb's endorsement.

Why Obama Asked Amy Poehler and Jon Bon Jovi to the White House. Hint: It's Not a SNL Sketch

For millions of young Americans who don't now have health insurance, the president is leaning on celebs to spread the word about signing up.

Report: The Fancy Getting $53 Million From American Express and Will Smith

Credit card company American Express and actor Will Smith are apparently sinking $53 million into online retail service The Fancy.

Lessons from Paula Deen: How What You Say Can Damage Your Brand

The celebrity chef's recent behavior is a prime example of how an entrepreneur can destroy their brand. Here are lessons every entrepreneur should remember.

Web Startup Puts a Digital Spin on Collecting Autographs

Athletes and fans share memories through electronic autographs.

Comedian David Koechner on Social Media as a Platform for Experimenting

Youtube and Twitter have become key ways for entertainers -- and entrepreneurs -- to experiment and get immediate feedback from their audience. Koechner talks about how he's doing this himself.

What Brands Can Learn About Social-Media Authenticity From Kobe Bryant

Ideas for how you can share your brand personality and connect with followers on sites like Facebook and Twitter.

How Jay-Z Went From Music Mogul to Sports Agent

A timeline of the life and career of Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter, who transformed himself into a $450-million brand.

3 Ways to Spark Celebrity Buzz Around Your Product

Getting your product in the hands of celebrities can boost your business, but it takes some planning. Here are three ways to help make it happen.

'Entourage' Star Adrian Grenier Starts Music Incubator

While the young actor has already co-founded or invested in several startups, this time Grenier is changing his tune. Brian Solis spoke with him about his new venture.

The $2.5M Diamond Gown and Other Randi Rahm Dresses For Celebrities

A look at the A-list stars who have chosen the custom couture designer for their red-carpet moments -- from Beyonce to Fergie.

Designer to the Stars Randi Rahm on Finding Success in the Fashion World

New York-based fashion entrepreneur on success tips for creatives, her biggest mistake and why she'll always help young designers.

The Oscars: How to Get Your Swag Inside the Celebrity Bag

If you've ever dreamed of having your product slipped into the swag bags of celebrities at the Academy Awards, we examine how it works and what it takes to showcase your brand.

Branding Lessons from the Oscars

What Anne Hathaway, Alan Arkin and other Hollywood stars can teach us about the business of branding.

How Reality TV Helped One Young Trep Jump-Start His Fledgling Brand

Ben Flajnik, star of ABC's hit show 'The Bachelor,' describes the rigors and advantages of starting up in the spotlight.

5 Ways to Land Celebrity Clients

Jason Abrams, realtor to celebrity athletes and star of the new HGTV show 'Scoring the Deal,' shares five tips for how to get (and keep) famous clients.

How Creative Thinking Can Nab a Coveted Celeb Endorsement

Targeted marketing and persistence make for a powerful combo on the endorsement front.

How Reading Rainbow's LeVar Burton Is Bringing Storytelling into the Digital Age

The actor discusses his transition into entrepreneurship and offers some key tips for young treps.

How PowerVoice Is Cashing In on Paid Tweets

PowerVoice enables social media personalities to promote brands for bucks.

How One Celeb-centric Startup is Cashing in on the Guided Travel Sector

A look at zozi's online platform that creates short adventure trips not available elsewhere.

BeachMint Carves a Retail Niche with Celebrity Appeal

How Myspace veteran Josh Berman and serial entrepreneur Diego Berdakin are using personal recommendations for exclusive merchandise by celebrity design partners.

How a Cafe Chain Rebranded With a Pro Surfer

A chain rebrands with a local focus, a surf theme and a celebrity endorsement.

Startup Aims to Make Social Media Easier for Superstars

WhoSay, an insider's social-media management tool, attracts millions in financing, even without a revenue model.

Snooki, 'Housewives' and the Reality of Celebrity Businesses

How 15 minutes of fame can lead to as many problems as opportunities.

Three Affordable Ways to Get Celebrities to Promote Your Brand

Hiring a celebrity spokesperson doesn't have to break the bank. Here are three, low-cost ways to involve celebrities in your business.

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