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Bill Higgins Ditches ‘Variety’ For the New and Improved ‘Hollywood Reporter’

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Another Variety writer is bailing ship. Anne Thompson writes on her indieWIRE blog that social scene reporter Bill Higgins has joined the staff of the ever-expanding The Hollywood Reporter.

[A]fter a decade covering the party scene for Variety, Bill Higgins has moved into the THR offices on Wilshire Boulevard as a staff writer covering parties and Hollywood philanthropy for the invigorated trade, which is doubling staff as it transitions in the next month to a newstand weekly glossy. Higgins now joins recent hires Kim Masters, Allison Hope Weiner and executive editor Owen Phillips (glossy WSJ) at Min’s daily editorial meetings. Up next: a gossip columnist.

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