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Julianne Moore gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Post to Facebook Julianne Moore gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1fMpviC Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Julianne Moore gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame Cindy Clark, USA TODAY 5:31 p.m. EDT October 3, 2013 The four-time Oscar nominee’s star was unveiled on Thursday. Actress Julianne Moore poses on her just unveiled ‘star’ on Oct. 3, 2013 in Hollywood, Calif. Moore was the recipient of the 2,507th star in the category of Motion Pictures along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images) SHARE 20 CONNECT 7 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE Julianne Moore is the latest famous face to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The four-time Oscar nominee, clad in a sunny Dolce & Gabbana dress, was the recipient of the 2,507th star in the category of Motion Pictures along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The unveiling ceremony took place on Thursday, and Moore gamely got down to pose next to her star. She was in good company for the event, as her Don Jon co-star Joseph Gordon Levitt and her Carrie co-star Chloe Moretz Grace were both in attendance.

However, Kenseth might not look imposing this week just because there was a lot of cars out there with speed during practices that look like they can contend for wins. Kevin Harvick won the pole on Friday and practiced well Saturday while sporting a brand new chassis this week. Harvick is the only driver to crack into the win column other than JGR drivers on 1.5-mile tracks, as he snatched the checkers at Charlotte in May. His teammate Paul Menard also fared very well Saturday with the fastest 10-consecutive lap average during happy hour. Kyle Busch wrecked during Saturday’s early session and had to go with a back-up, which starts him from the tail end during Sunday’s race. The No. 18 could find the type of speed that helped propel them to wins at similar, but higher-banked and faster, tracks at Texas and Atlanta. They’ll figure things out during each pit stop, and in the later stages of the race, he’ll be fighting for a top-five spot and competing well. This is a big test for Busch because so far he’s had top-five finishes in the first three races of the Chase, and he looks to be a real contender to win his first Sprint Cup trophy. Part of winning a championship is dealing with adversity. Busch probably knows that better than anyone and will use this race to challenge the entire crew, including himself. Once the car is set up properly, he can let it fly and go for the win. Joey Logano didn’t do anything special in practice, and he also has never done anything spectacular at Kansas, as his 26.1 average finish will attest to. But he should be considered someone to watch and maybe take a chance on, as his odds increase upwards to 35-to-1 and higher. The reason: you simply always have to respect the car.

People with direct knowledge of his investment activities say that Rizvi, backed by Chris Sacca, a former Google executive and Twitter investor, was instrumental in attracting large private investors to the microblogging site, serving as matchmaker between the company’s founders and global financiers from Wall Street to Riyadh. Rizvi declined to comment for this article. Sacca, a longtime friend, gave him an entree into tech investing in 2011 – when Twitter was still struggling to make money. From there, Rizvi scored stakes in some of the most sought-after Internet startups, from Facebook Inc before it went public to Square and Flipboard. Rizvi’s string of tech deals came amid intense competition among hedge funds and private equity investors to secure shares in startups, highlighted by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner’s 2009 investment in Facebook. With tech companies waiting later than ever to go public, some investors believed they may miss out on the biggest gains if they wait to buy shares in public markets, when a company’s value may no longer rise exponentially. DEEP-POCKETED INVESTORS The son of an Iowa psychology professor, Rizvi has networked with rich and powerful people including Queen Noor of Jordan and Google Inc’s Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, devising financing schemes that leveraged his access to deep-pocketed investors, according to people who know Rizvi. Those who invest with Rizvi include British billionaire Richard Branson and Jeffrey Skoll, the former eBay executive and film producer, according to people with knowledge of the matter. It is not clear whether they are among the investors he brought into Twitter. Before turning his attention to the Internet, Rizvi’s deal-making focused on Hollywood. He helped Hugh Hefner take Playboy Enterprises private; bought and then sold the Hollywood film studio behind the “Twilight” series; and led the buyout of a leading talent agency, International Creative Management (ICM).