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Posts Tagged ‘Aly Weisman’

Business Insider Gets to the Bottom of Splash News-Princess Diana Movie Partnership

Here’s a good example of how to take “hat/tip journalism” to the next level. It comes from Aly Weisman, editor of Business Insider’s entertainment vertical.

Picking up on a brief September Hollywood Reporter item, USC grad Weisman went ahead and contacted Splash News CEO Gary Morgan. To find out exactly why the makers of 2013 biopic Diana starring Naomi Watts would partner with an entity most such productions normally work hard to keep at bay:

“Traditionally, the production company will hire an on-set photographer,” explained Morgan. “And that photographer will take pictures that they want to release over time for the production, to draw attention to it. And they will then take these pictures and give it to a PR company who will then place that picture in what they think are high traffic or important magazines or newspapers. These PR companies are usually territory-based and don’t deal with a mass audience on a day-to-day basis. They’ll deal with the top-tier, like People magazine, or Entertainment Tonight, or someone like that.”

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Maxim Opts for ‘Hot 100′ Ringer

Even though the Maxim Hot 100 issue gives the publication’s editors, yes, one hundred beautiful gals to choose from, guess what? The silhouetted figure selected to adorn the inside section cover page is not one of them.

It’s not quite on the level of the Natalie Portman-Black Swan body double scandal. Still, per an exclusive E! Online blurb by Ted Casablanca and Aly Weisman, an uncredited Maryland model wants to make sure the world knows that those James Bond opening sequence-worthy contours are hers:

“I want people to realize it’s me!” Krista Mills reveals to E! exclusively. “It seems everyone thinks it’s Rosie Huntington-Whitely! I love her but that cover shot is me. People are reporting it’s her, but it’s not.”

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