“Oh, I beg your pardon, sorry!” Tina Brown exclaimed to The Observer at the Diane von Furstenberg show yesterday. She was looking for her seat and, for a moment, had mistaken us for an assistant. “I’m not asking you for our seat assignment!” Ms. Brown did eventually find her placement — it was in the Read More
As recently as March, Steven Rattner, the former private equity kingpin and Obama administration car czar, was having an unpleasant time with Overhaul, his book on the emergency auto rescue. “Writing books is a bear. It’s just really hard work. And he hasn’t done it before,” Mark Green, who’d talked to him about the struggle, Read More
Chairman Barry Diller took a moment this morning during his IAC earnings call to sing the praises of the iPad, calling Apple’s new reader “delightful.”
“I haven’t met a single person who has got one and doesn’t smile every time they use it,” Diller said, according to paidContent. “This is the first time Read More
America yearns for dirty details on the red-hot bold-name couple that is Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg. Today, the Post teases a von Furstenberg interview coming in Thursday’s Page Six Magazine.
What will Diane discuss?
“Barry has loved me unconditionally for 34 years.”
“I did leave him, and Read More
After ten years creating online comedy content geared toward making frat boys chuckle from their laptops, CollegeHumor co-creator and editor in chief Ricky Van Veen is graduating to a new venture at Barry Diller’s IAC. By the end of this year, he’ll transition into a position as chief executive of Notional, a CollegeHumor Read More
As announced this morning, NBC Entertainment co-chair Ben Silverman will leave his post to join Barry Diller at IAC. He’ll head up a multi-platform production company (which doesn’t have a name just yet). Jeff Gaspin, who was in charge of NBCU’s cable division (Bravo, SyFy Channel, USA Network, etc.) will replace Read More
On the evening of Monday, June 15, at 6 p.m., the High Line in Chelsea will host a big opening party to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the structure and the 10th anniversary of the the city’s efforts to revive it. It will honor benefactors like actor Edward Norton; IAC chairman Barry Diller and his Read More
Diller, Murdoch, Zucker Friend Each Other at Internet Week Soiree: An Observer photo gallery Read More
All of the city’s young digerati will be Twittering about Internet Week New York starting Monday, June 1. Expect everyone from your regular Googlers and Facebookers to College Humor’s Jake & Amir, AOL’s newly minted executive Tim Armstrong, Barry Diller, Digg’s Kevin Rose and even Al Gore out on Read More
John McCain’s 24-year-old daughter Meghan has a book deal! Sources say Hyperion has prevailed over at least three other publishers in an auction that began earlier this week, following a round of meetings during which the in-your-face young conservative and the literary agent she shares with her father, Sterling Lord Literistic president Flip Read More