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Posts Tagged ‘Jeff Rivera’

Jackie Collins Gives a Glimpse Into the A-List

With 400 million copies sold worldwide, 27 New York Times bestsellers, and nine movies and mini-series based on her work, Jackie Collins has earned the title of the ultimate Hollywood insider.

“If you have never been to Hollywood and you’re going to write this expose on Hollywood, then it’s going to be a flop because you cannot fool the public — they know,” she said in our So What Do You Do interview. “They know that when I write the book, I’m not standing outside my mansion with my nose pressed against the glass trying to get in. I’ve already seen this, done that.”

The author sat with mediabistro.com and detailed her plans to self-publish one of her biggest titles and shared tips for aspiring novelists hoping to follow her path. Check out her full interview here.

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Personal Essay Writing: Master Class

Personal Essay Writing: Master ClassStarting October 21, work with the senior editor at Marie Claire magazine to polish and publish your essay! Whitney Joiner will help you to develop your voice, narrative, and identity, draft your pitch, and decide where to market your essay. Register now!

Mediabistro’s So What Do You Do? With Hugh Hefner

Playboy’s founder, editor-in-chief and chief creative officer Hugh Hefner talks shop with Mediabistro’s Jeff Rivera over at the So What Do You Do? feature on the home page.

You’ve said Playboy is undervalued. What do you think investors have been overlooking?
Well, [the investors are] probably not impressed by the bottom line. I can’t disagree with that. I don’t think we’ve been showing a very healthy P and L here in the recent past, but I also think they don’t really recognize what lies ahead.

What do you think of the current bidding war for Playboy Enterprises, including the offer from your competitor Penthouse’s parent company FriendFinder Networks Inc.?
That’s all nonsense. That’s simply their attempt to get some press. Absolutely nothing to that — whatsoever. I am not selling my part of the company. I am buying shares.

Read the whole interview here.

Previously on FBLA:

  • Playboy Weighs Hef’s Buyout Offer

  • “Royal Pains” Reshma Shetty Proud To Break Cultural Barriers

    GalleyCat contributor Jeff Rivera has a new beat, meeting with stars around New York City to chat about their work and their lives in the city for FishbowlNY. He recently met with actress Reshma Shetty, who stars as Divya Katdare in the summer television sensation “Royal Pains,” at New York’s West African-French fusion restaurant Zereoue.

    Shetty talks about her work as an actress of Indian descent, and how her role on “Royal Pains” has given her the opportunity to show an American audience a character with a different type of ethnicity. She said working as one of the few Indian actress on television gives her “a hope for the future.”

    Related: Dine For A Cause (At Zereoue)

    MSNBC.com Acquires Hyperlocal Site|FT Plans For Micropayments|Gourmet Launches Foodie TV Show|Kurtz Poo-poos Rather’s Presidential Commission Idea

    WebNewser: MSNBC.com has acquired hyperlocal Web site EveryBlock which provides news and information “down to the neighborhood level” in 15 cities.

    New York Times: The Financial Times is relishing its pay-for-content model, now launching a plan to accept micropayments for individual articles as an alternative for readers who don’t want to pay for a whole subscription.

    Mediaweek: Starting this fall, Gourmet magazine is adding another new foodie television show to the schedule. The public television show, “Adventures with Ruth,” will be hosted by Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl and will debut October 17.

    Washington Post: Howard Kurtz says Dan Rather is wrong: a presidential commission is not necessary to save the media. “I’d rather avoid the political bloviating that would permeate any conference orchestrated by the White House,” Kurtz said. “Journalists got themselves into this mess by clinging to the past as technology threatened to pass them by. They’ll have to get themselves out of it without any assistance from the Oval Office.”

    Video: Jeff Rivera, a GalleyCat and Huffington Post contributor, interviewed “Dancing With The Stars” pro Karina Smirnoff about her new Broadway ballroom dance show and her new New York City digs.