Entertainment Weekly announced today that Geoff Boucher is coming to the official magazine of receptionists to join the Movies team as a senior writer. This is after the Los Angeles Times moronically let him walk out on its “Hero Complex” blog. Just one wrinkle: Boucher also is in talks with movie/TV/gaming mogul JJ Abrams. Says my source: “I wouldn’t say JJ is supporting a journalistic endeavor. But you could say the two are discussing a future collaboration.” Hey, boys and girls, can you spell s-e-l-l-o-u-t? (And, no, Deadline didn’t try to hire him…)
2ND UPDATE: ‘Hero Complex’ blogger Geoff Boucher tonight finally acknowledged he is leaving the Los Angeles Times. He said on Twitter:
@geoffboucher: Interviewed Clint Eastwood over on the Warner Bros lot today…great way to go out.
@MYGEEKTIME: ”going out”? are u leaving LA TIMES?
@geoffboucher: Yes after 21 years.