Dodes was on maternity leave in recent months. But starting July 28, she will begin an impressive new job in New York City: partner manager for motion pictures at Twitter.
TVNewser: It’s official — Rosie O’Donnell is returning to The View. Get excited?
Social Times: Only one-fifth of Americans have tried online dating sites to meet someone special. All other single Americans have decided to “Just f*cking forget it.”
GalleyCat: George R.R. Martin is a man of few words and one hand gesture.
As we reported Wednesday, George Clooney rarely calls out the media. But when he does, be it over a 2013 item about the delayed release of Monuments Men or a 2014 item about his future wife, it’s duly noted.
With criticism of the Daily Mail continuing for a piece that has since been deleted (a Slate op-ed by Will Oremus for example is headlined “George Clooney is Right About the Daily Mail“), we wondered about the reporters caught in the middle.
The main source for the article is a “Lebanese friend of the [Alamuddin] family in London.” The byline lists as authors Hannah Roberts, a freelance journalist in Rome, and Sara Nathan, New York-geo-tagged showbiz editor-at-large for MailOnline US. Although there is no sign of an apology on either writer’s Twitter feed, Roberts has been silent there since this Clooney business broke. Nathan, at her end, has moved on to other topics like the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations.
Five eBooks were chosen to kick off “Forbidden Bookshelf,” a new, ongoing series curated for Open Road Integrated Media by Mark Crispin Miller, a professor of media studies at NYU.
The idea to highlight squelched and lapsed tomes grew out of Miller’s frustration at being unable to find certain titles for assigned course work. Speaking with blogger Kevin Gosztola, Miller has highlighted the five launch titles, which include Dan E. Moldea‘s Interference:
As Moldea summarized on Keith Olbermann’s sports program on ESPN, his book came out in 1989. He alleged that no fewer than 70 NFL games had been fixed, no fewer than 26 past and present NFL team owners had documented ties to illegal gambling or an organized crime syndicate and no fewer than 50 investigations had been killed as a result of a “sweetheart relationship.”
The New York Times has added Katie Rosman as a Sunday Styles editor and columnist. Rosman comes to the paper from The Wall Street Journal, where she had worked since 2004. She most recently served as a features reporter for the Journal’s Personal Journal section.
“I have been incredibly fortunate to work for the @WSJ for ten years,” tweeted Rosman. “It is a fantastic publication and the home of my dearest friends.”
Rosman will join the Times later this summer.
Captain’s media log [July 10, 2014; 12:30 p.m.]: The press on planet Earth has grabbed hold of Anthony Sforza‘s kooky basement tale.
The Daily Mail, the New York Post and UK’s The Mirror are likely just the beginning of this comet trail. And who can blame them? Packaged for worldwide consumption by Barcroft Media, the story of a Long Island dad’s fastidious three-year effort to erect a replica of the U.S.S. Enterprise in his expansive home’s basement has everything:
- Tons of Star Trek SEO;
- Split family feelings (his two young sons love the basement set-up; Sforza’s sister thinks he’s a little nuts);
- An out-of-this-world slide show.
Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This round we have Bloomberg Businessweek taking on Town & Country. Businessweek went with an illustration of Dov Charney in what is probably his favorite place to be. As for whether he’s allowed to be there, well, that’s debatable.
Think of this as Google Earth with a Martha Stewart twist.
As noted this morning by the Observer‘s Sage Lazzaro, Stewart shared several dozen pictures of her stunning Bedford, New York farm compound shot from the air with a DJI Phantom drone flying camera. The apparatus was recently purchased by one of her security staff, Dominic Arena.
The above shot is Photo #13. Along with the Winter house where Stewart lives and the Tenant House where her daughter stays, there is also this stable.