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Memopad Distilled: Entertainment Weekly Edition


  • The Met just hosted a panel discussion about fashion blogs. GUests included NYT fashion critic Cathy Horyn, Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist and Diane Pernet of Zoo magazine.

  • Keith Olbermann‘s latest crusade: Going after Wal-Mart after the chain made a former employee pay nearly $500k in medical expenses back to the company after becoming brain damaged in an accident.

  • Entertainment Weekly is considering multiple proposals for a redesign.

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    Memopad Distilled: Totally Wired

  • Background info a-go-go on new Wired publisher Chris Mitchell. Because in Condé Nast land, staying at the same job for more than a year is pretty unheard of.

  • Latina magazine is getting a redesign.

  • Memopad Distilled: Achtung Edition


  • OMG, it’s the Kate Moss unauthorized biography!

  • Achtung, baby! It’s the American release of German fashion mag Achtung.

  • Eos Airlines is breaking the trend of cheap ads in their in-flight mags: Full-pagers in Eos Class are going for a cool $15,000.

  • Memopad Distilled: LeBron James Analyzing-Edition

  • More about the LeBron James Vogue cover.

  • Gossip writers talk about gossip.

  • The Atlantic has a new publisher.

  • More speculation on the <a href="new Condé Nast HQ.

  • Memopad Distilled: Shaky Edition

  • The state of magazine advertising: shaky.

  • Magazine industry honchos. They’re just like us! Well, they like movies too.

  • Memopad Distilled: Adventures In The New York Media Jungle Edition


  • Hmm… Is Jeff Bewkes staying as Time Warner’s CEO?

  • There ain’t no party like a Details party.

  • James Beard Award hijinx.

  • OMG! Stop the presses! Esquire ran a humor piece!

  • Saks Fifth Avenue embraces the new media beast.

  • India Hicks is filming a reality show for Bravo.

  • Memopad Distilled: HBO Edition

  • broke its web traffic records thanks to Jennifer Lopez‘s twin babies.

  • HBO loves tv shows set in Manhattan.

  • Memopad Distilled: This Year’s Model Edition


  • New hirings at Iview. Karl Templer is Interview‘s new creative director and Rebecca Sinn has been named as entertainment editor.

  • Will’s closure cause Page Six magazine to shut down? Says Col Allen, “No way. You wish.”

  • After falsely attributing an Irish stew recipe to Conan O’Brien, Good Housekeeping EIC Rosemary Ellis made amends by appearing on the show. O’Brien increased the stew’s Irishness 100x by adding Lucky Charms, Jameson and Guinness.

  • It’s not The Onion; it’s real life. A new modeling agency wants to ensure models “have a healthier sense of self on the runways.”

  • Acne Jeans is selling luxury paper.

  • Memopad Distilled: Doonan Gets A Sitcom


  • WWD has more info on those ASME winners.

  • Barneys creative director/media gadfly Simon Doonan is developing a BBC sitcom based on his life. Says Doonan, “It’s a low rent ‘Madame Bovary.’”

  • It’s official: Reed Elsevier has purchased French b2b publisher Cosmedias.

  • 21-year-old female golfer Taylor Leon is Brooks Brothers’ first female spokesperson.

  • Memopad Distilled: Bootleg Conan Edition


  • OMG! Scandal! Brace yourself, kids… Good Housekeeping‘s “Conan O’Brien’s St. Patrick’s Day Stew” recipe has nothing to do with the talk show host. Sez O’Brien: “They completely made it up” and they “just grabbed the most Irish fathead they could find.” He loves it, though.

  • Someone’s doing Marc Jacobs spoof ads. They’re actually kind of meh.

  • Puma has hired Scottish singer-songwriter Paulo Nutini for some ads.

  • Photographer Craig McDean will be honored by the International Center of Photography.

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