CBS News Correspondent Lara Logan Sexually Assaulted While Covering Egypt Revolution

Nellie Andreeva

In what is the most gruesome attack against an U.S. journalist in Egypt so far, CBS News is reporting that its chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan suffered “a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating” on Friday, the day … Read More »

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Why Hollywood Doesn’t Read LATimes.com

By | Tuesday December 7, 2010 @ 7:18pm PST

LAObserved.com just posted a memo from Sallie Hofmeister, the LA Times‘ incredibly mediocre Assistant Managing Editor for Arts & Entertainment. More interested in celebrity coverage than substantive beat reporting, Hofmeister exhorts her showbiz blog staff to try to have “an original … Read More »

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Ryan Reynolds Is People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ As Warner Bros Releases New Trailer For ‘Green Lantern’

People magazine will bestow just bestowed the coveted title of ”Sexiest Man Alive” on Ryan Reynolds for this year marking its 25th anniversary. Which is a marketing wet dream not just for Reynolds’ talent agency CAA and PR firm 42West but … Read More »

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UK Police Questioning Ex-Murdoch Editor

Andy Coulson, UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s communications director, was interviewed Friday by Metropolitan Police over the growing British tabloid phone-hacking scandal. Three years ago, Coulson stepped down as editor of the weekly Sunday tabloid News of the World, which … Read More »

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UPDATE: Elizabeth Guider And Andrew Wallenstein Exit The Hollywood Reporter

By and | Monday October 11, 2010 @ 11:01am PDT

UPDATE: It’s finally official: The Hollywood Reporter announced today that Elizabeth Guider is stepping down as Editor after three years at the helm of the newsroom. Guider had been told she was out almost as soon as THR parent e5 … Read More »

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HUH? Richard Johnson Exits Page Six For Hollywood And News Corp Digital Venture

By | Thursday October 7, 2010 @ 4:47am PDT

I’ve known Richard Johnson for seemingly forever. Yet I never thought he’d leave NYC or even the New York Post despite many lucrative job offers over the years. And several scandals under his watch… But the paper announced today … Read More »

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Wall Street Journal’s New Showbiz Editor

By | Wednesday September 22, 2010 @ 6:50am PDT

Wall Street Journal Editor Robert Thomson is making Los Angeles bureau changes. Most interesting to Hollywood is naming a new Bureau Chief and a new Entertainment News Editor. Edited memo follows:

“The tone of life in Hollywood is about to

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Steve McPherson Hires Pit Bull Marty Singer

I hear that Steve McPherson, who resigned as ABC Entertainment Group president this week, has asked pit bull litigator Marty Singer to specifically target The Hollywood Reporter. If you haven’t noticed, the front page of THR is increasingly resembling TMZ as a Hollywood scandal sheet now that former US magazine … Read More »

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Ric Burns Under Fire For Goldman Sachs Pic

By | Monday July 26, 2010 @ 8:47am PDT
Mike Fleming

The Wall Street Journal today raises interesting issues in revealing that documentary filmmaker Ric Burns has been quietly getting paid by Goldman Sachs to make a film about the brokerage house — with Goldman Sachs reportedly maintaining editorial control. This might well have seemed like a harmless  industrial film and … Read More »

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LA Times Follows NY Times’ Lead? New Movie Editor With No Showbiz Experience?

UPDATE: Bizarrely, LA Times entertainment chief Sallie Hofmeister didn’t bother to even mention that Julie Makinen, formerly Julie Bowles, worked at The Hollywood Reporter briefly. Very briefly.
Previous: Earlier this week, I pointed out that both the new Movie Editor and TV Editor for The New York Times have zero experience with Hollywood. (… Read More »

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Who’ll Be Next NY Times Magazine Editor?

By | Thursday June 24, 2010 @ 7:42pm PDT
Mike Fleming

It’s one of newsosaur journalism’s most coveted gigs, and always influential in terms of Hollywood coverage. mastheadNow the Grey Lady is expected to announce by next week that Gerry Marzorati will exit his post as editor of The New York Times Read More »

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Broadway Continues To Tap Hollywood

By | Wednesday June 23, 2010 @ 7:40am PDT
Mike Fleming

asm_mikemcalaryHollywood stars dominated the Tony Awards, and walked away with many of the prizes, so it’s small wonder that the infiltration of movie stars into next Broadway season continues. New York papers report today that Hugh Jackman read the title role in … Read More »

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Janice Min Takes Hollywood Reporter Reins

By | Wednesday May 26, 2010 @ 10:33am PDT
Mike Fleming

JaniceMin-784125In the most recent development at The Hollywood Reporter since e5 Global Media bought it  last December and began an overhaul, former Us Magazine editor Janice Min has been appointed editorial director. THR editor Elizabeth Guider will report to Min. Nikki … Read More »

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WGAE Supports ‘Crude’ Docu Filmmaker

By | Tuesday May 18, 2010 @ 2:12pm PDT
Mike Fleming

The Writer’s Guild East has come out on behalf of documentary director Joe Berlinger, who last week was ordered by a Federal Judge to give Chevron more than 600 hours of footage he compiled for the documentary Crude: The Real Read More »

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Docu On Jimmy Breslin & NYC Newspapers

By | Tuesday May 18, 2010 @ 2:00pm PDT
Mike Fleming

breslinUPDATE: Former PR guy Dan Klores has spent the last decade making  documentaries on New York-centric subjects. So, natch, he’ll next focus his camera on Gotham’s Jimmy Breslin. Klores will begin work in September on Breslin: The Great One, which will simultaneously chronicle … Read More »

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CANNES: Paparazzo Doc Gets Magnolia Deal

By | Monday May 17, 2010 @ 9:30am PDT
Mike Fleming

Smash His Camera movie image (1)Magnolia Pictures has bought world rights to Smash His Camera, the documentary about infamous New York City paparazzo Ron Galella. He is the pioneering yet controversial celebrity photographer who is best remembered … Read More »

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NBC Bans Hollywood Trade After Reporter Sneaks Into Upfront Rehearsal And Reveals All, Including 2010-2011 Schedule And Jokes

By | Sunday May 16, 2010 @ 9:33am PDT

eavesdroppingIt does seem that NBC always keeps fumbling. So I’m not sure which is funnier this morning: that NBC didn’t have any security keeping journalists away from its tech rehearsal at a NYC Hilton hotel. Or that The Hollywood Reporter just revealed … Read More »

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Newsweek Magazine For Sale

By | Wednesday May 5, 2010 @ 9:07am PDT

Remember the good old media days when a Newsweek magazine cover could make or break a movie? Newsweek_LogoLoNow its 51-year parent company, the Washington Post Co, has hired Allen & Co to find a buyer for the money-losing mag. Newsweek has … Read More »

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Another Fired Variety Film Critic Lands

By | Tuesday May 4, 2010 @ 12:39pm PDT

variety-xed-out.JPGFirst, Todd McCarthy lands and now Derek Elley, Variety’s former senior international critic who’s joining Film Business Asia. Elley, who was with Variety for 20 years, was fired in March along with McCarthy.

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