Forbes released its 30th annual ranking of the 400 richest Americans yesterday, and there's a 99.9 percent chance that you didn't make the list.Mayor Mike Bloomberg did, though, finishing 10th on the list with a net worth of about $25 billion.But Bloomberg isn't the only person in New York with way ... More >>
New Hollywood's apex
I hope no one gets hurt! But in the new Harper's Bazaar, designer Diane von Furstenberg assures us that she and Barry Diller are the most sizzling couple since, I don't know, Calvin and Kelly. "It was real passion and completely unexpected on his side and my side," swears Diane about their first ... More >>
Sidney Harman, the audio equipment billionaire, philanthropist and Executive Chairman of Newsweek since purchasing the struggling weekly magazine about six months ago, died on Tuesday after a brief fight with acute myeloid leukemia, his family announced today in a brief statement. He was 92. ... More >>
New Jalopnik, Gawker's Car BlogGawker, The Daily and NewsBeast, oh my. Three of the year's biggest media launches so far have landed, albeit in different stages, on or around February 1, 2011, making for some vaguely exciting times on the internet, if you're into that sort of thing. Taken tog ... More >>
This is from Confessions of A Gay Anchorman, TV personality Charles Dabney-Perez's new book: "In 2001, Barry Diller married fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, a marriage that some reported was an attempt to put to bed rumors of his homosexuality. "Though he and Ms. von Furstenberg have ... More >>
She's 'empowered'; Dan Choi's having fun; Joan Collins is showing slides
In what is a fairly shocking disclosure, Leonard Levitt's NYPD Confidential reports today that the Police Foundation has spent $400,000 on a publicist who spent most of his time flacking for Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and introducing him to celebrities and rich folks and get onto that red ... More >>
Regardless of the likely event you're like the majority of the universe and don't follow the navel-gazing meta-narrative that is media reporting, you may have come accross the fact the one of the nation's most known media columnists -- Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post -- is leaving his job ... More >>
The Times blog MediaDecoder comes with a Sunday afternoon scoop, announcing the departure of another brand-defining Newsweek veteran, as Howard Fineman has packed his bags and is moving to the internet. Fineman follows editor-in-chief Jon Meacham, big fish Fareed Zakaria, Tumblr guru Mark Coa ... More >>
Yesterday, media pundit and Vanity Fair columnist Michael Wolff embarrassed himself when he accused the famed and controversial NYU professor, writer, and scholar Tony Judt of fabricating an Op-Ed piece in the New York Times written by Judt and his 15 year-old son on the grounds that no 15 ye ... More >>
Every week, as the clock strikes midnight and Monday begins, New York magazine releases its new issue online. Because the April 26 issue is about the internet, I went to the corner magazine store and bought it, hours before it's available for free. For some reason, though counterintuitive, th ... More >>
Twenty years ago today, Rupert Murdoch's upstart network FOX aired the first-ever half-hour episode of The Simpsons, a holiday special in which a financially strained fatso dad named Homer ends up at the dogtrack, where instead of Christmas-present money, he and his son Bart walk away with their o ... More >>
As you've heard by now, Out magazine's gay power list includes two people who aren't exactly running through the streets screaming, "I'm gay!"--namely right-wing web gossip Matt Drudge and married (to a woman) power mogul Barry Diller.
LaBute's stimulating latest; Jill Hennessy in the Lymelife.
Were you wondering whether people-power could defeat the Bloomberg juggernaut? Wonder no more -- now that rich upstate meddler Tom Golisano has pledged to fight the Mayor's term-limit overthrow, it's the "Battle of the Billionaires," says WCBS. Also using the term: WNBC, the New York Times, Politics ... More >>
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