On Monday, April 13, the actor Ashton Kutcher sent a message out to his fans using the microblogging tool Twitter.
“My dad always said ‘I’ll believe when I hear it from the horses mouth,’” was the message his subscribers received. “twitter is the horses mouth. no more ‘well the news said …’”
By Friday, April Read More
Peter Bart was on the phone from Los Angeles. Variety‘s longtime editor-in-chief wanted to clarify a few things about his change of position to vice president and editorial director of the Reed Elsevier-owned entertainment industry trade publication.
“It’s not a very sexy story, and that’s why I’m sort of amused by all this speculation Read More
Tentpole news in Hollywood tradeland! Longtime Variety editor named vice prexy as scribblers ask, Was he ankled as replacement tapped for topline gig?
What we meant to say was that this weekend, it was announced that Peter Bart, editor-in-chief of Variety for the last 20 years, would become vice president and editorial Read More
In the days leading up to the writers’ strike, Guild members took to blogs to blow off steam about those hard-bitten studio heads—and also, to complain about what they saw as unbalanced coverage in Variety, the paper that for many in Hollywood has been the go-to outlet for coverage of the work stoppage.
“Am Read More
If you live long enough in New York, sooner or later you learn that no matter what you’ve got—no matter what status you hold—there’s always some guy waiting to trump you. It doesn’t matter whether or not you care. Because for him, that’s entirely beside the point: He’s always got some ace in the Read More
On Saturday afternoon, Sept. 25, in a television studio in the Hunan province of China, Viacom chief executive Sumner Redstone was presented with a ceremonial Chinese sword at the end of a half-hour interview with the local Sino-version of Oprah Winfrey.
“The sword represents success and ambition,” a stylishly coiffed, Armani-clad woman told Mr. Read More
Ten years ago, a red-hot Tina Brown left Vanity Fair to become the editor of The New Yorker .
One decade and one failed magazine later , Vanity Fair wants Ms. Brown
Representatives for Ms. Brown and Vanity Fair told Off the Record
that Ms. Brown has been asked to write a Read More
Departing New York Times editor Joe Lelyveld received a surprising newsroom sendoff at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4, complete with champagne and a Dixieland band. The impromptu ceremony started off in the conference room where The Times ‘ editors meet to map out the paper’s front page. First, incoming executive editor Howell Raines made Read More
If The New York Times follows its tradition, Gail Collins will publish her first political endorsements as editor of The Times ‘ editorial page on Sunday, Sept. 9, two days before the primary. Along with her editorial board, Ms. Collins–who has been at her post for less than one month–will have a potent opportunity to Read More
Salon.com hit the ground–well, it just sort of hit the ground when it went public at last June 22. It was offered at $10.50, but by the end of the day it had fallen to $10.
The initial public offering of the Internet magazine company had long been derided by other journalists out of some Read More