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Posts Tagged ‘Beth Kseniak’

Vanity Fair Cover Playfully Snookers Bill de Blasio

Score one for Michael M. Grynbaum. The New York Times City Hall bureau chief was the first to write about some weird truncated text adorning the red ball on the left.

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While we’re at it, score one also for both VF spokesperson Beth Kseniak and de Blasio rep Rebecca Katz. Via email, they respectively joked that this is what you get for letting Kim Kardashian guest edit a magazine’s cover lines and that the fully completed billiard ball text in fact spells out not “Bill de Blasio Sex Tape!” but rather “Bill de Blasio Spandex Cape!”

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Vanity Fair Admits It Made Oscar Season Article Disappear

Sometime between Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26, Vanity Fair made a decision that it is today deeply regretting. Perhaps the magazine’s brass figured that by making deputy editor Bruce Handy’s online op-ed about Zero Dark Thirty star Jessica Chastain quickly disappear over a weekend, the move would not be noticed.

But in what has to rank as a major embarrassment for editor Graydon Carter, Nikki Finke has caught up to the subterfuge. Hollywood initially played dumb when the journalist inquired, before New York finally fessed up:

Publicists for Sony Pictures and Chastain’s BNC flackery told me it was “not true” that VF deleted the article. But, to its credit, Vanity Fair owned up to it. Explained VF spokeswoman Beth Kseniak: “We took it down because it ran counter to what a number of people at the magazine believed.”

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