May 4th, 2012
07:44 AM GMT
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Hong Kong (CNN) – The frayed relationship between Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg served as the emotional core of the 2010 movie, “The Social Network.”

As Zuckerberg stands to make billions from the Facebook IPO, where is his one-time friend, Saverin? For the past three years, Saverin has made Singapore his home.

As the Wall Street Journal reports, the 30-year-old has become a local celebrity in Singapore, where he has provided investment for a handful of companies and mentored a former Miss Singapore in her cosmetics venture. Compared to Zuckerberg’s spendthrift reputation – driving an Accura and his modest home in Palo Alto, California – Saverin owns a luxury penthouse apartment, drives a Bentley and has a reputation for running Cristal Champagne-fueled bar tabs that can climb as high as $50,000 a night.
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May 4th, 2012
07:30 AM GMT
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(CNN) – As the “Queen of Burlesque,” Dita von Teese has seduced audiences worldwide with high-class striptease – but some may know her best as the ex-Mrs. Marilyn Manson.  Now von Teese is expanding into entrepreneurship with her new fragrance.

The burlesque dancer launched her perfume in “Dita von Teese” in the UK on May 1 after launching in Berlin in October.

Von Teese says her perfume will not be for everyone – although she said her marketing people wouldn’t allow her to put an 18-and-over age restriction on the product.  “I want you to think this is the perfume for a seductress, for the wicked city woman. This is not for the girl next door,” she told CNN’s Richard Quest.
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May 4th, 2012
06:54 AM GMT
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London (CNN) – As French and Greek voters head to the polls this weekend, some property owners across the Channel will be rubbing their hands with glee.

The reason: a robust real estate market in London's most exclusive areas which have become a safe haven for eurozone investors keen to preserve family fortunes and avoid tightening tax regimes back home.

A favorite to win France's presidential elections on Sunday, Socialist Party leader Francois Hollande once quipped that he didn't like "the rich." Among his key policies: a 75% income tax band for the wealthiest citizens, which experts say will exacerbate an exodus already underway.

London is home to an estimated 300,000 French expatriates, often earning it the nickname “Paris-upon-Thames.”
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