Tag Archive | Black Card

Brody Jenner’s Entourage and the “Godfather”

“He’s the only 24-year-old kid I know who has a Black Card,” Jenner told Details in 2007.

Hills MTV show star Brody Jenner, Spencer Pratt have  close ties to Jared Najjar the third member of their entourage known as “Godfather”. Jared, heir to a real estate fortune believes in the Brody Jenner brand, now futher being built by MTVs upcoming series Bromance (where guys compete for Brody’s friendship). Brody and Spencer have an impressive list of cars including the Rolls-Royce Phantom, Bentley Turbo, and a Mercedes G55 (MSRP: $105,275), all funded by Jared Najjar. Further, Jared, invests in Brody’s brand Archangel, featuring high-end punky pieces such as a $92,000 skull-and-diamond wallet chain.

Jenner and Pratt also manage a rapper, Ya Boy, who is “blowing up on MySpace.” Neither of these endeavors is generating any real income, but they are turning Jenner and Pratt into obscenely TV-worthy entities—and this, Pratt hopes, will be the income generator. They recently sold a show about Jenner’s love life to MTV.

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Harrison Gevirtz, 16 year old Black Card Holder

Sorry Bow Wow, Harrison Gevirtz likes the Black Card Travel Benefits the best, see these interviews with him.

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Visa Black Card, The Black Card Made of Carbon Graphite

Barclay’s launches their Visa Black Card competing directly with the American Express Centurion card. The Visa Black Card which is made out of carbon graphite, and includes similar benefits to the Centurion Card such as Priority Pass. Currently “Limited to 1% of US Residents” but criteria is currently yet to be clarified (when I called 12/2).

*1% cash back on purchases or $1 = 1 points that can redeemed for travel anytime
* 24-Hour Concierge Service
* Exclusive Rewards Program
* Luxury Gifts
* Patent Pending Carbon Graphite
* Annual Fee $495

Apply for the Visa Black Card Online

Update:
Introductory 0% Balance Transfer for 6 months
Standard APR = Prime + 9.99 =  Currently 13.99%
Cash Advances = Prime + 15.99 % = Currently 19.99%

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*The Exclusivity/Limited to 1% of US Residents according to Barclay’s rests heavily on a Credit Score amongst other “personal financial information”.
If you wish to know if you fit Barclay’s criteria, e.g. limited to 1% you can Apply Online with Visa Here

For additional details, articles, reviews, hands on photos and more, go to our main Visa Black Card page.

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Residence Superieur Black Card (Membership)

Want a luxury lifestyle, but don’t want to pay for it all of the time?

Richard Nilsson, an international lifestyle designer has launched a new Black Card as part of his “Residence Superieur” club, allowing members access to luxury lifestyle residences, dining, travel, and experiences at fractional cost.

Sample card benefits include:

  • Access to Residence Superieur mansions (updated annually)
  • Access to Private Jet Service.
  • Invitations to the Residence Superieur events.
  • Access to the Residence Superieur Connoisseur Collection and shop
  • Yearly giveaways from the Connoisseur Collection
  • Access to the exclusive printed version of Superieur magazine.
  • Access to the Residence Superieur network.

All of this will cost you 200,000 euros per year.

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Centurion Concierge Site: Travel Insights

You can see where the American Express Concierge’s are sending Centurion Cardholders when they need to book a dinner, vacation, or just something fun to do!

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Here’s a link to the site TRAVEL INSIGHTS from American Express Centurion:
http://www.amexpub.com/travelinsights/flash/index.html

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Chargin’ with Kim Kardashian

Kimberly Noel Kardashian was born October 21, 1980 and is an American celebutante, socialite, model, actress, apparel retailer, and television personality. She is perhaps best known for her social life, stolen sex tape, and her role on the E! reality show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”

What’s less well-known is the fact that Kim Kardashian got a chance at fame and grew up with money earned by her father, Robert Kardashian (2/22/1944 – 9/30/2003): successful attorney who represented O. J. Simpson during part of the Simpson murder trial and was close friends with Simpson.

Kim Kardashian and her siblings denied allegations that they improperly charged more than $120,000 in charges on the Black Card used by R&B singer Brandy Norwood’s mother (verified by court documents). In an answer to the Superior Court lawsuit filed by Sonja Norwood in Los Angeles, the Kardashians “deny generally and specifically each and every allegation,” the papers say.

Norwood’s lawsuit, which also names Kardashian’s siblings Khloe, Kourtney and Robert Jr., alleges they ran up the charges in 2006 and 2007. It seeks the return of the money plus 10 percent interest.

Kim Kardashian had access to the American Express card when she worked as a stylist for Brandy in 2004 (Brandy’s brother, Ray J, also appeared in the infamous sex tape with Kim). Norwood claims Kim later passed on the card number to her siblings, who also allegedly made unauthorized charges.

Now why would Kardashian feel the need to burn money using Brandy’s AMEX when she has a Centurion Card of her own? That’s just silly.

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Damon Dash and The Tribeca Film Festival

Black Card Holder Damon “Dame” Dash was born May 3, 1971 in Harlem, New York and is an African-American label executive; the former CEO and co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records with Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Kareem “Biggs” Burke. Roc-A-Fella, specializing almost exclusively in hip-hop music, branched out with several spin-off ventures into other fields as well, notably hip-hop fashion (Rocawear Clothing) and film (Roc-A-Fella Films and, later, Dash Films).

In late 2004, Dash sold his interest in Roc-A-Fella to parent company Island Def Jam Records for $10 million, and founded the Dame Dash Music Group as a new venture with the senior record company.

Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival was founded by Robert DeNiro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff to celebrate New York City as a major filmmaking capital. Tribeca Cinemas, located at 54 Varick Street, was acquired by the Festival founders in 2003 and serves as a year-round venue for the Festival and its related activities.

The 2005 Festival, presented by American Express, took place from April 19th to May 1st in various locations throughout lower Manhattan. The 2005 Festival featured special events, outdoor concerts and screenings, a street fair, and panel discussions with noted filmmakers.

In June 2005, Dash was one of five finalists from the inaugural competition were flown to New York City where their works were screened at a VIP gathering at the Tribeca Film Center. Pennsylvania native Jon Lindgren was presented with the grand prize by author Tom Wolfe and entertainment entrepreneur Damon Dash for “Rachel’s Challenge,” a short film chronicling a behind-the-scenes battle of good vs. evil surrounding the Columbine high school shootings. Lindgren’s $50,000 pre-paid American Express card will be used to help fund his next film project.

Macromedia Flash is the exclusive video format for the Amazon Theater/Tribeca Film Festival Short-Film Competition.

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Fat Joe: Get It Poppin’

Fat Joe]
I got that black no limit American Express card
Mami you can get whatever you like
Plus I got that all-black Phantom it’s tinted on four sides
Go ‘head kiss it, they can’t see us inside

By the way, the instrumentals of the song were produced by another Black Cardholder, Scott Storch (photo below).

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Chamillionaire: Pimp Mode

[Speaking]:
[Girl:] What you mean you ain’t gonna save me? I don’t need nobody to save me.
[Chamillionaire:] Oh yeah?
[Girl:] And you talkin’ bout Pimp? P.I.M.P.?
[Chamillionaire:] In the flesh.
[Girl:] You know what that mean to me?
[Chamillionaire:] What?
[Girl:] Paper in my pocket.
[Chamillionaire:] Haha.
[Girl:] Now pull out your credit card and lets see if you can make my bank account pregnant.
[Chamillionaire:] Naw, you crazy.
[Girl:] What color is your card? Oh is it black?
[Chamillionaire:] American Express.
[Girl:] Cause if it ain’t you need to step your game up. Rookie.
[Chamillionaire:] Maaan, who you callin’ a rookie? Get up out my car.
[Girl:] Uh, I was just playin’ baby. You know I love you.
[Chamillionaire:] Yeah, alright. I hope you love to walk. Get out.

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Clipse: We Got It 4 Cheap (but not really)

Note the album art on this Clipse release, featuring a Black Card and what appears to be cocaine (no word yet on whether or not it’s pure and uncut). Is the hip-hop group playing on the ironic contrast of costly things like The Black Card and cocaine against things that are cheap? We’ll leave the guesswork to you.

From the track “What’s Up” Featuring Pharrell Williams:

“Cop the sorbet, straight from Jorge
Jack of all trades, even mastered the gourmet
Plus the price got the streets tongue in cheek
Cook it till it’s al dente, mwah, magnifique
Black Card, the era, we got it in the bag
Y’all niggas ain’t a factor like Trinidad’s jab”

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Bow Wow: I Think They Like Me (Remix)

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“I ain’t gotta act hard, I’m under 21 with a Black Card.”

For more info on Bow Wow and what he has to say about Will Smith, go to HipHopDX.com

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Diddy: Approved!

Random Black Card celebrity fact: Diddy once used his Centurion to buy 400 pink Cosmopolitans at what was formerly known as Sunset Room, Sterling Steakhouse, Sideways, but is now known as “Green Door.”

The venue, named after a 1972 porn flick, features longer lines and more gawkers on the weekends. For more of a local vibe, try a Thursday night for maximum people watching and better door policies. Men should bring a female friend in tow, given the house’s 2:1 ratio requirement for ladies to gents.

1429 Ivar Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028-4605
(323) 463-0008

+ Diddy

= 400 Cosmopolitans.

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McCain: Married into 100M and a Black Card

Check out this clip to get more details behind McCain’s wealth. Why would you go anywhere else for such information when you can find it right here?

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The Seth Tobias affair: Hedge Funds, Cocaine, Gay Bars, Death and a Lucrative Will

Seth Tobias (April 8, 1963 – September 4, 2007) was an American hedge fund manager and financial commentator who made frequent appearances on the CNBC television programs Squawk Box and Kudlow & Company. He graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in Finance.

He was the president of Circle T Partners, a company he founded in 1996 after working for five years as portfolio manager and equity trader at JRO Associate.

Tobias’ body was discovered in the swimming pool of his Florida home; the cause of death has not yet been officially disclosed. The details of his death were widely reported in The New York Times in a major article on December 4, 2007. They included accusations of drug use, bisexual dalliances with a go-go boy and gay porn star named Lexx Parker (pictured below), and murder. Tobias’ wife was a suspect for his murder and his two brothers were left as beneficiaries to his disputed will.

Jim Cramer was actually Tobias’ boss at Goldman Sachs and was quoted as saying, with true cheesy and offkey Kramer style, “I don’t know why this hasn’t ended up on CSI Miami yet.”

To go with all the scandal in Tobias’ life, the man made, and spent, millions of dollars a year. Outstanding expenses at the time of his death included $52,532 on his Black Card, and his mortgage payment for one of his homes was $35,000 a month.

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Demi Moore Changes Name for Ashton

As soon as Demi Moore became Demi Kutcher, she paid a pretty penny for some changes with the marriage. It was a long time coming before she changed her surname from Moore to Kutcher, which she is rumored to have done so to make Ashton happy. However, the change didn’t stop there. Demi also spent somewhere in the neighborhood of $350,000.00 USD on plastic surgery to get breast implants, collagen injections and liposuction on her hips, thighs and stomach. She also spent about $8,000.00 USD on a procedure to lift the sagging skin on her knees.

Perhaps all of this made Ashton happy too, but Demi didn’t stop there. She also made arrangements to become Mrs. Kutcher on her black American Express card, her passport and other official documents, but opted to keep her name from her first marriage to Freddie Moore for all her professional endeavors.

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Kendra, Holly, and Bridget: Playboy’s Girls Next Door

You never know who the next Black AMEX cardmember will be. It is no secret that Hugh Hefner’s “Girls Next Door” from the show on E! are all packing the Black Cards in their Prada bags. Hef’s three pampered girlfriends Kendra Wilkinson, Holly Madison (his girlfriend no longer as of October 2008), and Bridget Madison are regulars at the Joseph Martin Salon in Beverly Hills where they get their hair bleached to that platinum blond. But money is no problem there or anywhere else on Rodeo Drive when you have a black card.

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Lil’ Kim: 100% Frontin’

Gossip, gossip. Paolo Zampolli is founder of ID Models Management and one of the world’s premier model agents. Well, this entry isn’t about Zampolli, but rather Lil’ Kim who had the audacity to wear a diamond-studded Black AMEX around her neck with his name on it in a Nylon Magazine photo shoot.

“It’s crazy,” Zampolli said. “I have my real black card in my wallet. It’s got to be a fake. Let me take her to Cipriani’s and I’ll pay for lunch with my real one.” Lil’ Kim’s rep insisted the rapper hadn’t stolen one of Zampolli’s old cards. “Nylon’s stylist gave it to her,” she revealed. No comment from the stylist.

Of course, we know that Lil’ Kim has her own Black Card. It’s just a little weird that she would wear a fake one instead of her own. Maybe the setting of diamonds in Kim’s card would have created problems with swiping. But then, that still leaves the question, why not a fake of Kim’s own Black AMEX? There are some things the world may never know…

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

If you’re like me, when you think Olsen twins, you think more along the lines of this:

than you think along the lines of this:

But what can I say? The Olsen twins have racked up bank–over $100 million in their combined careers–and that has given them the privilege of being users of The Black Card. Sure, there has been some gossip that their Black Card got denied once because they “forgot to fill up their bank account,” but this was from an non-credible site dedicated purely to Olsen news. Black Cards don’t get denied unless you fail to pay the bill. Plus, I think it’s safe to say that Olsen news is pretty low on most people’s radar, but you have to hand it to these little girls, they’re all grown up now and ready to use their Black Cards!

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Gordon Ramsay – Good Food & Wine Show 2008

Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay shows off his black card at the Good Food & Wine Show 2008!

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DBS Black Card (American Express)

Introduced circa 2006, via American Express and DBS Bank in Hong Kong, this card seeks to capitalize on “black card branding”.The card itself requries a minimum annual income of S$48,000. Benefits most notably, include lifetime 2x point accrual rate and 4x accrual rate for “luxury spending” , American Express Travel Offices, American Express Selects (travel, leisure, dining, and shopping discounts).

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