First look at Margaritaville Casino

May 30th, 2007

WLOX News has the first look at the Margaritaville Casino in Biloxi with three artists renderings.

Check them out here.

Tagged in Business Empire, In The News

M’Ville.com confirms Mohegan Sun show

May 30th, 2007

Margaritaville.com has confirmed that Jimmy will play the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT on Thursday, August 30th.

Tickets go on sale Monday, June 4th.

Tagged in Tour Dates

Warren Buffett and Jimmy aren’t related afterall

May 28th, 2007

It turns out that Jimmy Buffett and Warren Buffett aren’t related afterall. Fortune magazine has an article on the issue: “The Buffett mystery”

About two months ago Warren and Jimmy submitted DNA to 23andMe (an ancestry firm started by Google founder Sergey Brin and his wife, Anne Wojcicki.)

When the results came back a month later, Wojcicki – a 33-year-old Yale grad and former health-care industry analyst – and her associate Joanna Mountain called Warren from 23andMe’s offices, just half a mile from Google’s Mountain View, Calif., campus, and broke the news that he need not include Jimmy in his will. In fact, “I’m as closely related to you as Jimmy is,” said Mountain, the head of 23andMe’s ancestry product line and a former professor of anthropological genetics at Stanford.

As it turns out, Jimmy and Warren do have common ancestors, but you have to go back more than 10,000 years to find them. That’s before surnames, folks. “Bottom line: We’re not related,” Warren wrote to his sister Doris, the family genealogist, who opened this whole can of worms many years ago.

Read the entire article here.

Tagged in In The News, Personal/Family

Article on Buffett’s co-author Helen Bransford

May 24th, 2007

The East Hampton Star has an article on Helen Bransford, illustrator and co-author with Jimmy on his next book “Swine Not?”, due out November 27th:

“Swine Not” follows the adventures of Rumpy the pig and friends, including the pigeolantes (pigeon vigilantes) who “watch the airspace in the city, to prevent animals from falling out windows.” Like Forky, Rumpy is forced to live undercover in an apartment, only venturing outside when well disguised as a dog or when wearing her favorite pink wig.

“I was staying at Jane and Jimmy’s,” she said, referring to Mr. Buffett and his wife. “Jimmy said, ‘Let me read it, and took it on his sailboat overnight.’ The next day he told me he wanted to edit it and add layers. He got into it. Took it to a fantastic level. He likes animals.” She said it was originally meant to be a children’s book, and probably still was, although it was one that should appeal to easily amused adults.

Read the entire article here.

Tagged in Books

Buffett wins rights to several domain names

May 23rd, 2007

PR-Inside.com has an article on Buffett winning rights to domain names that are associated with him.

The National Arbitration Forum recently issued decisions on three separate domain name disputes filed by Disney, Jimmy Buffett and Angels Baseball.

On February 22, 2007, Margaritaville Enterprises, LLC, controlled by popular singer Jimmy Buffett, submitted a complaint electronically with the National Arbitration Forum asserting legal rights to the domain names BuffettUniversity.com, JBuffett.com, JimmyBuffettUniversity.com and UniversityOfBuffett.com.

Read more here.

Tagged in Business Empire, In The News