Well thanks for letting me interrupt your work day, all you gossip monkeys, mediacrities, and members of the great unwashed. I appreciate the hits and the links and tips, too, and once you get used to it, the hate mail is actually pretty funny. Thanks to all you odd folks who wrote in, too—even you, Spiegelman. I'm…
Drudge, You're making this way too easy. It's like you're asking for it. —MG
A Gawker spy wrote to Ask.Fox demanding to know why last night's episode of the O.C. was cancelled. "Sorry, but all the networks caved in to White House pressure last night - less than 2 hours before air," came the reply. "The GREAT NEWS is - NEXT WEEK, THURS 5/5, we will air ALL-NEW 2-HOURS of THE O.C. (8-10pm…
Brian Sack's Banterist just found $7,497.75 Woody Allen left lying around and there's more where that came from. P. Diddy Daddy Diva also forgot about a stash of cash. And Marlon Brando's illegitimate children are probably already fighting over his stray $47,007.94. —MG »[banterist]
One of Jane Fonda
s ex-lawyers is plenty steamed at the actress-activist-exercise guru-aging slut-memoirist over My Life So Far, her new book (currently #15 on the amazon bestseller list).
She grossly lied when she said [her father] Henry had told her what to say when she accepted the Oscar for Klute in '72,
Conde-Nast-bred chick litterateur, SoHo House fixture, distant descendent of some Duke or another and (at least according to the nickname-loving British tabloids) "pushy socialite, upper-crust novelist, professional posh totty and designer clotheshorse" Victoria "Plum" Sykes famously used her dumping by a former fiance,… »
In honor of Hollywood harridan Nikki ("I don t kiss up to the idiots who decide which stars magazines can and can t put on their covers") Finke, we asked you to send in your best PR horror stories, hoping some of our resident New York flacks-from-Hell would catch some flack, or some hell, but noooo...half of you thought … »
Though the sequel to his revenge memoir How To Lose Friends and Alienate People doesn't come out until November, British hack and self-promoting publicity whore supreme Toby Young is already partying, dude. He's having a no-book-yet fete on June 4 at Lotus for The Sound of No Hands Clapping. —MG »
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Lloyd Grove gets to the bottom of this vicious and false Cruise-Holmes hookup rumor. Just ignore those photos on the next page, kids. —MG »
More bitchfest after this brief interruption Best Shameless Self-Promotion? Getting to unlock the page. [WWD]
In today's WWD, media machers Sara James and Jeff Bercovici poll 103 people in the industry to judge 11 events from the last 16 months because, they say, "Round numbers are so overrated." »
Former Law & Order D.A. Dianne Wiest and her 17-year-old daughter Emily went to Criminal Court yesterday to face charges that the Beekman schoolgirl and two gal-pals had jumped a male classmate and stolen his sunglasses and iPod. An order of protection was issued for the victim and the three girls were released pending … »
Ostensibly writing about Martha Stewart, Katie Couric, Michael Jackson and Radionhead s Thom Yorke in her Washington Post column yesterday, a chastened Tina Brown really seems to be speaking from the heart (she has one!) about her own recent experience. She writes with sympathy and feeling of the space human… »
Sad to say, schadenfreude fans, it's not another case of style downsizing. No, turns out CNP was struck by a bad case of conscience, and the second-rate napkins were an Earth Day special. And when the Conde snots turned their…
WWD's "Memo Pad" really cooks this morning with the tale of the napkin thief at Conde Nast.
Folio's Dylan Stableford reveals that the egregious Jayson Blair has a brand new gig writing a column for BP a magazine for people who suffer from bipolar disorder. Blair now claims the disorder, combined with "trying to accomplish my job while I was sick without letting anyone know (what) was wrong with me," led to "the …
A quote of the day from Jesse Kornbluth: "No ideas and the ability to express them—that's a journalist." —Karl Kraus (1874-1936)(—MG)
Paper Magazine wants a new Production Manager who is "energetic, detail-oriented, a multi-tasker, able to effectively manage time under pressure, deadline-oriented (a ball-buster able to crack whips when necessary to meet schedule), a problem-solver, trouble-shooter, resourceful, flexible, and a team player" At the…
Here's hoping it's a really mean girl. [e!online]
Here now, the news. Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live's head writer and "Weekend Update" co-anchor is pregnant. »
What's the biggest mistake people make with online dating?
Probably the same they make with regular dating not being cool. —Lindsay, lindsayism
What's the best way to get a blogger to go home with you?
Tempt them with some advertising. Seriously. —"Perez Hilton," Page SixSixSix
What's the best way to get a blogger to go…