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SocialTimes: You can now download all of your tweets, all the way back to the first one. But trust us, you don’t want to see the first year or so.

FishbowlDC: GQ’s “Style Guy,” Glenn O’Brien, says “never buy anything manufactured by Donald Trump.” Trump is now demanding to see O’Brien’s birth certificate.

FishbowlLA: Oprah on OWN’s tiny bit of success  — “I’m not doing the Hula [dance] yet.” If she starts mentioning the Electric Slide, then you know things have finally taken off.

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The Drama At Brant

interview.pngThis week, there has been a flurry of news coming out of Brant Publications, the publisher of Interview magazine.

On Monday, there were reports that editorial director Glenn O’Brien had left the company. O’Brien had been appointed co-editorial director of Interview and Brant’s other publications,Art in America and The Magazine Antiques, last year when longtime editor Ingrid Sischy left the company.

Coming in to replace O’Brien is Fabien Baron, who was originally O’Brien’s co-editorial director but was in the role for a matter of months before being let go.

Of course, this whole shake-up has tongues wagging about the health of the company, with some predicting that the company might be in dire financial straits. As O’Brien told Fashion Week Daily, the publisher simply isn’t able to pay its freelancers.

Brant is now being run by Ryan Brant, a disgraced former CEO of software company Take Two, who pled guilty to stock option backdating. He was appointed by his father, Peter, after publisher Alan Katz departed a few months back.

“Months ago, I wanted to bring in a professional publisher, which might have averted this cash flow situation,” O’Brien told FWD. “Basically, it’s been rudderless [ever since Katz's departure] on the publishing side.”

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FishbowlDC: Former Portfolio staffer Matt Cooper recently got a new gig at The Atlantic but is maintaining his title as editor-at-large for TalkingPointsMemo.com.

TVNewser: Peter Doocy, a recent grad and son of Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy, is joining Fox News.

Folio: Jazz Times has ceased publication but may not be completely dead yet. According to a note on the magazine’s Web site, it “will undergo reorganization and restructuring in order to remain competitive in the current media climate.”

Daily Intel: Brant Publications‘ editorial director Glenn O’Brien has left the company. He was placed in charge of Interview, as well as Brant’s other titles, last year.

Financial Times: Thanks to three recent acquisitions, Bonnier Group has become one of the top ten largest magazine owners in the U.S., only three years after entering the market.

Final Post on Theresa Duncan Blog from Glenn O’Brien

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Writer Glenn O’Brien bids a farewell to Theresa Duncan, and her readers at her blog, The Wit of the Staircase. He also quotes the Steely Dan song that was read at her funeral, Walk Between the Raindrops:

In my dreams I can hear the sound of thunder
I can see the causeway by the big hotels
That happy day we’ll find each other on that Florida shore
You’ll open your umbrella
And we’ll walk between the raindrops back to your door…