Morning Links: Tom Crone, News Corp. Lawyer, Knows Too Much

New AOL/Moviefone editor Michael Hogan has brought Mike Ryan with him from Vanity Fair online, according to a Huffington Post press release.

Yikes. The New York Post published an article about the sex lives of characters on the long-gone Friends which was based entirely on the reporting of Awl sister site Splitsider. But then they used the headline “Raging Boehner” so we had to forgive them.

Today the WSJ chronicled the battles NOTW lawyer Tom Crone fought for News International.He’s since turned on James Murdoch (accusing him of misleading Parliament) and it’s obvious he knows everything. Oh and BSkyB will announce a $1B share buyback tomorrow, they report.

Some mopey bros are fighting over the rights to and revival of Creem magazine (Lester Bangs, Cameron Crowe, blah blah blah), according to The New York Times. They have grand plans ( “He plans not only to revitalize the magazine’s moribund online edition but also to start a record label, organize a concert series, begin a satellite radio station and produce television shows. His business plan also includes retail outlets and coffee bars, merchandising and cellphone apps. And he intends to publish a quarterly edition of the magazine, starting with about 150,000 to 200,000 copies in the fall.”) and very little apparent business savvy. What I’m saying is it’s a great read.