Stars: They're Just Like Us
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When Jann and Jane Wenner split in 1995, the coupled stayed married, putting off the legal wrangling that would inevitably arise when they split their publishing empire. Mr. Wenner borrowed $7,500 from his own family and from the family of his wife to found Rolling Stone, and once it grew into an empire worth hundreds of millions of dollars and includes Men’s Journal and Us Weekly, it would be understandable if the vagaries of divorce just didn’t seem worth it.
Until, that is, 2011. Mr. Wenner had been living with his partner, Matt Nye, a former Calvin Klein model 19 years his junior with whom he’s raising three kids, and Ms. Wenner finally wanted out. (There was speculation that the divorce was finalized because Mr. Wenner and Mr. Nye wanted to formally marry each other, but despite the legalization of gay marriage in New York, that never came to pass.) There was a little acrimony in the divorce, including a lawsuit filed by Ms. Wenner’s Amagansett groundskeeper, but things seem to have gone as smoothly as a divorce can be expected to go and Jane Wenner got to keep the couple’s Upper West Side townhouse, at 37 West 70th Street.
Page Six reports that Wenner Media honcho and Observer gay-power-lister Jann Wenner is divorcing his longtime (and longtime estranged) wife–signaling both, speculatively, that the time is right to sell Wenner Media in order to divide Mr. Wenner’s assets, and that Mr. Wenner may be preparing to gay-marry (after a few months, we need Read More
Struggling to keep his publications profitable, Jann Wenner has again drawn from his own stable of magazines in replacing Brad Weiners, the Men’s Journal editor he fired last week.
Keith Kelly reports that Wenner has named Rolling Stone executive editor Jason Fine to replace Weiners at the outdoorsy-tinged mag, in a move Read More
New York Times media columnist David Carr says Men’s Journal editor Brad Wieners was fired by Wenner Media chairman Jann Wenner on Friday. Wieners became editor of Men’s Journal in 2005.
Carr posted about the alleged ouster on his Twitter page.
“Jann Wenner, who uses and discards editors like paper plates, Read More
Outside of a few elections here and there, the most important thing that happened to the United States of America yesterday was the release of Matt Taibbi’s Griftopia, a book-length version of his iconic Goldman-Sachs-as-vampire-squid Rolling Stone extravaganza. (The secret AIG book was big, too.) Mr. Taibbi, whom The Observer interviewed for a Read More
At the climax of this summer’s silly Wall Street sequel, Oliver Stone’s camera lingers on our young hero’s bombshell banking exposé. “The first thing you need to know,” it says, “is that it’s everywhere.” As if it weren’t already clear that Matt Taibbi’s Rolling Stone Goldman Sachs profile has been the splashiest piece of financial Read More
Rolling Stone founder, publisher and editor Jann Wenner recently sold his stake in the Upper West Side townhouse he once shared with his estranged wife, Jane Wenner, née Schindelheim.
According to city records, it appears Mr. Wenner sold his stake in the single-family dwelling at 37 West 70th Street for $4 Read More
In August 2008, the Jonas Brothers scored their first Rolling Stone cover under the cover line: “Jonas Brothers: God! Girls! Guitars.” This week, they’ve landed their second cover, standing by the cover line: “Boys to Men.” (And yes, the issue closed before news of Michael Jackson’s death broke.)
Last August, the Jonas Brothers issue sold Read More
The downstairs area of Pure Yoga on the Upper East Side, where the lifestyle expert Kathy Freston celebrated the publication of her new wellness book, The Quantum Wellness Cleanse, on Wednesday, May 6, was a collision of important Manhattan men, many of whom were friends of her husband, former Viacom CEO Tom Freston.
While the Read More