And how many magazines got caught with Howard Dean as their coverboy? Rolling Stone, National Journal only the latest.
Put me down as naive. But I don't want to believe NBC offered to dump a critical piece on Michael Jackson and pay him a ton of bucks besides, just to get an exclusive. Bob Wright doesn't play that way.
Old pro Stu Zakim bailed out on Wenner Media to take the top PR job at American Media, which means he'll again be working with Bonnie Fuller (they collaborated on promoting Us Weekly). Zakim is now senior VP-corporate communications for David Pecker and will be "raising the profile" of all Pecker's properties including the national rollout of their redesigned Star magazine.
GQ spent $1.75 in postage to send me an invitation to a Jan. 22 promotional party celebrating its "hot winter." I got the invite on Jan. 26.
Dreesen's, the tiny East Hampton grocery store where the stars (Spielberg to Baldwin, Kathleen Turner to Martha Stewart) buy the newspapers and their doughnuts, is up for sale. Local idlers, including myself, are aghast.
Say it isn't so, Babs. Barbara Walters cutting back on her ABC on-airtime? She told the Times, "I can't remember the last time I read a trashy novel." She once read one of mine, a roman-a-clef called "Nielsen's Children," and graciously forgave me.