Marty Peretz to Finally Give Up Editor-in-Chief Title at New Republic
'Just' in time!By Chris Rovzar
'Just' in time!By Chris Rovzar
That's what Howard Kurtz is tweeting.By Chris Rovzar
Well, mostly sorry.By Chris Rovzar
They're calling the new system "TNR Society."By Chris Rovzar
This is, in fact, getting "tedious."By Chris Rovzar
Jonathan Chait wonders.By Chris Rovzar
Nice to see this sort of thing happen these days.By Lane Brown
A newspaper conglomerate lays off an unbearable amount of people, a weekly folds, and a morning-radio shows sputters into silence. But hark, there's also some good in our daily roundup of media news!By Yelena Shuster
We will be lost without him.By David Edelstein
The 'Times,' 'New Republic' and 'Atlantic' take on the three candidates and their relationships with the oldest kingmaker of all.
Nope, '21' didn't get any better once 'New Republic' movie critic Christopher Orr actually saw it.
A critic strikes back against movie trailers that give the whole movie away.
LEGAL • Lawyers everywhere are crossing their fingers for a Michael Clayton Oscar win. "In 80 years, only 10 legal movies or actors playing members of the legal community have taken home gold," a columnist sighs. Awwwwww. Wait a second. We didn't do the math, but isn't that more than like, every other profession? How many people playing bloggers have won Oscars, for instance? Slickster lawyers. Always trying to trick us with their fancy talk. [Law.com] • Could John Edwards be our next attorney general? [The American] • The Sean Bell "50-shot" case is set to go to trial on Monday. [NYT]
MEDIA • The New Republic pulled back on its long-embattled "Baghdad Diarist" series, admitting they could no longer stand behind the author, an army private serving in Iraq. Meanwhile, The National Review suffered its own Middle Eastern credibility scandal and struck back in a novel way: "As one of our sources put it: 'The Arab tendency to lie and exaggerate about enemies is alive and well among pro-American Lebanese Christians as much as it is with the likes of Hamas.'" Yikes. [NYT Mixed Media/Portfolio] • Big layoffs ahead at NBC News? "There are going to be firings very soon — everybody is terrified," according to a "former network insider," who claims tens of millions in cuts will happen in the next two weeks. [Jossip] • New NBC programming honcho Ben Silverman is looking to clear up a conflict of interest and cash in on his old production company, which Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter to Rupe, is buying for around $200 million. Not bad for a guy who built his career on stealing foreign shows like The Office and Ugly Betty and then repackaging them for the U.S. [NYP]
Britney Spears changed out of her dress and into a bikini at One Little West 12th. Beyoncé is jealous of Jennifer Hudson. The New Republic is going bi-weekly but is not cutting any staff. Chelsea club BED was set to be closed for renovation, and the fatal brawl there earlier this month isn't helping matters. Ian Schrager's Chinese restaurant at the Gramercy Park Hotel is back on but will be helmed by a Japanese chef. Zac Posen kicked socialite Arden Wohl out of his Fashion Week after-party because she didn't come to his show or wear his clothes to the after-party. Paris Hilton is jealous of fellow sex-tape star Kim Kardashian.