Wendi Deng Murdoch, who made Tuesday morning by slapping her husband’s assailant at the News Corporation hearings in London, hasn’t let her family legal drama affect her unduly. Last Wednesday, she attended a Cinema Society screening of the film she produced, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, with guests including Nicole Kidman (the Australian pal Read More
The Associated Press is reporting that the defamation lawsuit brought by former New York Post writer Jared Paul Stern against Ron Burkle, The New York Daily News, and Bill and Hillary Clinton has been dismissed by State Supreme Court Justice Walter Tolub. (This comes via Jim Romenesko.)
In April 2006, The Read More
Leon Neyfakh wonders who’ll replace departing Random House CEO Peter Olson. "Regardless of whom Bertelsmann CEO Hartmut Ostrowski and his 15-person supervisory board appoint to replace Mr. Olson, it is all but certain that Random House will undergo some radical changes." Plus: James Frey.
Doree Shafrir has the tale of the tape on Read More
Whether or not billionaire Ron Burkle is an investor in Radar–despite plenty of speculation–has never been fully established. Indeed, Mr. Burkle has never said he is an investor on the record.
However, in former Page Six freelance writer Jared Paul Stern’s lawsuit, filed today against Burkle, Ronald Sitrick, William Sherman, the Read More
Jared Paul Stern, a former contributor to the New York Post gossip column Page Six, is baring his teeth at his enemies.
Or his lawyer, Joe Tacopina, is.
On Jan. 23, Mr. Tacopina issued a statement saying that he’d gotten a call about his client from the U.S. Attorney’s office.
Mr. Stern was widely rumored Read More
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The Transom goes to Sundance. (As Brad Pitt.)
Jared Paul Stern: Free at last.
It’s Read More
Mike Sitrick, a spokesperson for Ron Burkle, just released a statement regarding the news that Jared Paul Stern will not be charged.
“The facts speak very clearly for themselves, as media reports on the contents of the tapes have demonstrated.
“Mr. Burkle followed the government’s instructions from the onset: From their directive that he record Read More
Jared Paul Stern has been notified that he will not be charged with a crime by the U.S. Attorney’s office.
Since last April, Mr. Stern, a former Page Six writer, has waited on word from any law enforcement office regarding allegations of extortion or blackmail due to his interactions with supermarket billionaire Ron Burkle.
Joe Read More
“You know the average Post reader is a complete cretin,” Jared Paul Stern said.
Mr. Stern, the fallen gossip columnist, has sold a nonfiction book to Touchstone Fireside, a division of Simon & Schuster.
“But we’re not writing it for them,” Mr. Stern said, of that majority of his former readers in the New York Read More
Television journalist Stone Phillips has just slashed $1 million off the asking price for his West 72nd Street penthouse, according to the New York Post. The Dateline NBC anchor is now asking $4.45 million for the apartment, listed with the Corcoran Group. And good news: there’s an Read More