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The latest news on LL Cool J, Jack Nicklaus and Cynthia Rowley.


Boomdizzle, the online music community co-founded by LL Cool J, is developing a virtual recording studio that will let musicians in different locations record songs together in real time on the Web. "My goal is to bring together artists from all over the globe," he says...Jack Nicklaus recently debuted a line of namesake wines at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews in Scotland. "A lot of guys just want to put their name on a bottle, but everything Jack does is on the highest level," says Bill Terlato, CEO of Terlato Wines, which helped create the vintage....Skateboarding entrepreneur Rob Dyrdek has partnered with Mattel on a new line of action figures based on Wild Grinders, an animated series inspired by Dyrdek and his childhood skateboarding pals. The show will debut on Nicktoons next year. "For me, it's about building a strong property for years to come," Dyrdek says...Marc Lore and Vinit Bharara, founders of, have launched, an online store featuring items such as shampoo and soap. The biggest challenge, Lore says, has been dealing with so many products that can leak. His solution? Shrink-wrapping them to prevent spills during shipping....In other diaper news, fashion maven Cynthia Rowley has designed a new line for Pampers featuring 11 styles, including madras and ruffles. Pampers called Rowley two years ago after The New York Post's Page Six ran an item that mentioned her interest in diaper design. "I guess Procter & Gamble keeps up with the gossip columns," she says.

Last updated: Aug 24, 2010

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