Morning Media Mix: Anna Wintour, the Dowager Countess of Condé Nast

Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour, sounding like Maggie Smith in Downton Abbey  wants the Met Gala to be more exclusive. And would it be so much to ask for the men to show up in white tie? “That means black tails and top hats — you might as well ask them to wear monocles and canes!” a source tells The Hollywood Reporter. But as we know from the Times, monocles are actually very on-trend. And can canes really be far behind? (The Hollywood Reporter)

Esquire and Elle swap writers and advice about the opposite gender in the May issues of the Hearst magazines. (Slate)

Michael Wolff and The Guardian parted ways. The veteran media critic’s last column for the British newspaper’s US digital edition was three weeks ago. But don’t worry: Mr. Wolff still has a weekly column in USA Today and is a regular contributor to Vanity Fair and GQ UK. Plus, there is always Twitter. (Capital New York)

“Broadcasters don’t own the airwaves,” Barry Diller argues in an Op-Ed in The Wall Street Journal, making the case for the Supreme Court to rule against The American Broadcasting Companies, and in favor of Aero (of which Mr. Diller’s IAC has a minority interest) when the court hears the case on next week. (The Wall Street Journal)

DeeDee Myers, Bill Clinton’s former press secretary, is going over to Warner Brothers as the head of communications. It’s like an Aaron Sorkin dream came true. (The New York Times)