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MediaElites.com Brings Media’s Elite Together With Holiday Spirit

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MediaElites.com’s Aaron Gell and Drew Grant, Advertising Age‘s Nat Ives and Jeff Bercovici of AOL Daily Finance

Last night’s Holiday Blowout hosted by MediaElites.com at 200 Orchard had all the ingredients for a good old new media holiday party: open bar, a feeling of good will (donate an old coat!), plenty of media types milling around and Big Buck Hunter. Sometimes reporters just need to let loose, and we’d rather they did it with a video game and a big plastic gun, because it’s just so much more fun that way.

Representing MediaElites.com (formerly ASSME) in the crowd was founder Aaron Gell and our fellow Fishbowl-er Drew Grant. We also spotted all the usual suspects, including many former FishbowlNY editors, Dylan Stableford, Rachel Sklar and Glynnis MacNicol.

We also learned that media party-goers can give as good as they drink; after asking attendees to each bring an old coat to donate, MediaElites carted away five nine garbage bags full of outerwear.

And as for Big Buck Hunter, we hear the big winner of the evening was media blogger Jeff Bercovici of AOL’s Daily Finance, who swiftly defeated Advertising Age‘s Nat Ives and publicist Shawna Seldon of the Rosen Group. Glad we sat that one out.

More pictures after the jump.

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Radar Fires Back At Page Six

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This, then this:

Dear Corynne,

We’re really sorry we couldn’t make room for you at our launch party last week. It was a small venue, and, well, you know, fire codes and all. But we can’t blame you for trying so hard to get in—it was really fun! Ask everyone you know.

Also, we’re sorry we couldn’t help you out last summer, when you asked one of us if we could get you a job here, or even some freelance work. To be honest, based on your poorly written, error-prone work at Jossip, we really didn’t think you were qualified. But things worked out for you just fine, right?

Speaking of which, we also regret that our tidbit on your clumsy favor-trading almost got you fired from Page Six before you even had a chance to start working there. Look on the bright side: At least we didn’t actually get you canned, unlike some people. Oh, and sorry we couldn’t run a more flattering photo of you with that item (or, well, this one), as you shrilly begged us to after it was posted. Funny thing—we just couldn’t find one!

Anyway, our sincerest apologies for all of the above, and thanks for not letting any of it affect your very even-handed, fair-minded reporting. We’re a little surprised Richard found it worthy of a lede, though. Weren’t there any dead celebrity sightings or Joe Francis “We Hears” you could trick out?

Love,
Radar

P.S. Nice job recognizing our photo editor Greg Garry‘s voice. Guess all that time you spent answering his phone at Budget Living really paid off, huh?

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  • Inside A Radar Editorial Meeting

    radar_edit_meeting.jpgVia Page Six:

    One clumsy editor accidentally dialed out on his cellphone during the editorial confab — and a six-minute segment of the insipid brainstorming session was captured on voice mail. On the recording, staffers at Radar are heard discussing a photo spread for an upcoming issue, with [Maer] Roshan prompting his underlings to come up with ideas to illustrate “homemade porn.”

    “It should say ‘amateur’ on the top,” suggested one helpful staffer.

    “We should definitely get models who are really hot,” said another.

    Another scribe proposed they use “all beautiful girls and just one really ugly guy.” A voice resembling that of photo director Greg Garry supported the notion of using models instead of regular people because “porn people are ugly. They are, like, really average.”

    “No, they should definitely be hot,” Roshan agreed, ordering someone to “look at Details. See what they’re doing.”

  • RADAR MAG SHORT ON DETAILS [Page Six]