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Archives: May 2013

AMC Theatres Lend a Big Hand to African Moms, Children

Charitable giving doesn’t get much easier than this.

Starting tomorrow, June 1, and running through June 10, AMC Theatres will donate 40 cents of every movie ticket sold to The Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS. It’s part of a month-long campaign with the makers of (RED) cameras that also includes promotions at Bed Bath Beyond, FAB.com and on the equipment bags of top tennis players competing at the French Open:

Lifesaving medicine which can prevent transmission of HIV from moms to their babies can cost as little as 40 cents a day. “A huge thanks to our partners for transforming summer fun times into a smart and easy way to support the incredible work of the Global Fund,” says (RED) CEO Deborah Dugan.

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AllFacebook: Now that even credit bureaus are looking at Facebook for clues about your status, we suggest just deleting your profile altogether. That, or pay your bills on time.

GalleyCat: New Harry Potter book cover revealed! Go ahead and click the link nerds; we’re not judging. Nerds.

PRNewser: Superman eats Hardee’s burgers, but only because his stomach in indestructible.

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for The Week

Here’s a look at the FishbowlNY stories that made the most buzz this week.

1) News Corp. Debuts New Logo

2) Battle of The Weiner Headline: Post or Daily News

3) Time Inc. Names VP of Digital Sales

4) Better Ways to Spend Money Than Buying Newsweek

5) Esquire Network to Debut September 23

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Heidi Klum Nabs ‘German of the Week’

Ahead of Saturday’s “big hats”-themed 40th birthday celebration, supermodel and reality TV star Heidi Klum has received an early present from website local.de. She is their selection for “German of the Week.”

Klum has been nominated during Project Runway for a bunch of Emmys and other awards, but she’s never actually won. Perhaps this dubious honor (a dead guy won it last week) will help tip her into the winner’s circle. From local.de’s faraway, fun shout-out:

Klum lives in America, where the public largely love her. But to fall back into the arms of Germany it could be that she needs to cultivate a “nicer” outward image, newspaper Die Welt said…

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Edward Leida Departs Town & Country

Edward Leida is leaving Town & Country, after serving as its design director for the past two years. WWD reports that the award-winning Leida — who overhauled T&C, along with W, Jane and Details — doesn’t have any plans for what’s next.

Leida was the design director at W for 25 years. During his time there W was nominated by for a National Magazine Award for Excellence in Design four times. It was also nominated for the Society of Publication Designer’s Magazine of The Year in 2007.

A T&C spokesperson told WWD that Leida played a “valuable and important role” and that staffers “wish him the very best.”

Gloriously Bad Indie Drama The Room Turns Ten

At the stroke of midnight tonight, director-star Tommy Wiseau and co-star Greg Sestero will be at the first of two special weekend showings of The Room at Landmark’s Regent Theatre in Westwood. To goose the crowd and to celebrate ten years of baffling cinematic triumph.

The Room regularly screens at the Regent, but tonight and Saturday’s showing will be extra special. If you had told the movie’s earliest reviewers and fans back in 2003 that the film would become a west coast 21st century equivalent to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, they would have laughed heartily.

Just how much of a cottage industry has The Room become? Well, around the ten-and-a-half-year mark, Sestero will be releasing a book about his experiences titled The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made. He co-wrote the tome with veteran LA journalist Tom Bissell.

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Google is Largest Media Owner

Google — with media revenues of $37.9 billion — is the world’s largest media owner, according to ZenithOptimedia’s “Top 30 Global Media Owners Report.” DirecTV Group, the runner-up, wasn’t even close. It only had revenues of $27.2 billion. Pathetic. News Corporation came in at third, with $26.4 billion.

The big loser from the report — which crunches data from the 2011 financial year — was Time Warner. When the study was first conducted in 2007, Time Warner was the top dog. Now the company finds itself in sixth place, with $15.6 billion in revenues.

Here’s the top 10:

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Unlike most parenting magazines, Working Mother focuses on moms instead of kids. The service mag aims to help moms throughout a busy work day, and there are plenty of opportunities for freelancers to break in. The feature well is especially friendly, and a well tailored pitch could land your byline in one of the columns, too.

“Our readers are striving to find work-life satisfaction. They’re a driven bunch who are juggling not only work and children, but often aging parents, pets, you name it,” said editorial director Jennifer Owens. “They’re also highly social, communicating with us directly through LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.”

Think you’ve got an idea that might work for their readers? Get details on who and what to pitch in How To Pitch: Working Mother.

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News Corp. to Launch WSJ Profile, a LinkedIn Competitor

Will you accept a friend request from Rupert Murdoch? If you’re lucky, you’ll be asking yourself that when WSJ Profile, News Corp.’s LinkedIn competitor, debuts. As you can see from the picture, WSJ Profile will be almost identical to LinkedIn in what it offers. The Next Web reports that WSJ Profile is expected to launch in the next few weeks.

Lex Fenwick, CEO of Dow Jones, considers WSJ Profile a smart way to keep people glued to the Wall Street Journal. “We will be able to build a network of like-minded people around the world, into a community,” he said.

We agree that WSJ Profile is a good idea, but all we want to know is if it’s a blingee free zone or not.

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