Is Tina Brown’s Bid to Helm Newsweek Really All About Her Rivalry With Arianna Huffington?


That’s what the Guardian’s Edward Helmore thinks. “They simply cannot stand each other,” a source tells him. “Arianna’s rise is deeply wounding to Tina, and the raison d’etre of the Daily Beast is to try to catch Arianna.” Frankly, it’s hard to imagine Tina giving Arianna (who is an old friend) that kind of credit, much less letting her career be motivated by any person other than Tina herself. But just the very rumor is going to make it so awkward next time we all have cocktails on David Geffen’s yacht. [Guardian UK via Business Insider]