CNN Snags Casey Anthony, Bags John King, USA

Low ratings-beleaguered CNN has pulled the plug on John King USA, leaving The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer to fill a marathon three hours. Mr. King will still be the top political correspondent. [NY Times] Meanwhile, a more timid side of CNN’s combative primetime host Piers Morgan was revealed in documents dating back to his stock tipping scandal in 2000. [Daily Beast] On the plus side, Mr. Morgan scored an interview with Casey Anthony. Flowers for the booker! [CNN]

Lucky magazine invented a quote from a prize winner. [Jezebel]

Time Inc. employees are holding their breath, waiting to hear from new CEO Laura Lang in the wake of a visit from Bain consultants. [WWD]

Tim O’Brien says HuffPo’s iPad-only weekly magazine, Huffington., is a “rich, Conde Nast-like experience.” [Capital NY]

And Jon Huntsman‘s daughter Abby is getting her own show on the site’s forthcoming streaming network. [Daily Intel]

SPIN magazine is in talks with BuzzMedia, home of Idolator and Stereogum. [Ad Age]

Chicago Tribune staffers opened a tab for some of the 600 employees the Newhouse family’s Advance Publications laid off in Louisiana and Alabama. [Romenesko]

What does it mean that the Wall Street Journal a) recaps Mad Men and b) doesn’t properly copy edit those recaps? [Vice Motherboard]

The New Yorker‘s enterprising online editor, Nicholas Thompson, isn’t stressing about traffic. “Success is when someone says, ‘I just feel great about coming to the website, I’m going to find things I love,’ or, ‘I haven’t read the magazine before, that’s interesting, let me subscribe.’”  The Observer, for one, feels great about Hilton Als‘s Girls recaps.  [Mashable]

Lauren Hutton is depressed because she accidentally did that thing where she reads the Economist too much. Oh, that thing. [The Cut]

Vogue Japan editor Anna Dello Russo was very nearly “fashion roadkill.” Whatever that means! [Page Six]

Diane Keaton sold a new book on aging and beauty to David Ebershoff at Random House. Bill Clegg is the lucky, lucky agent. [Publishers Marketplace] CNN Snags Casey Anthony, Bags <em>John King, USA</em>