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Which New York Times Magazine Kissing Couple is Your Favorite?

Thanks to another well conceived, well shot and exceedingly well cast New York Times Magazine interactive feature, our headline is a question we imagine many more will be asking. This particular batch of bonbons, titled “9 Kisses,” features the publication’s A-list riff on those recent viral videos of strangers meeting and kissing.

The San Francisco Chronicle zeroes in on the fact that two of the nine celebrity couples chosen for the kissing vignettes are same-sex: Rosario Dawson-Jenny Slate and Timothy Spall-David Oyelowo. Here at FishbowlNY, much like Kevin Frazier at Entertainment Tonight, the one we can’t stop watching features Steve Carell and Laura Dern.

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Sue Simmons Admits To Drinking On The Job


Sue Simmons on on LX New York with fellow guest Andy Cohen, discussing her former drinking days

Sue Simmons, the WNBC-4 anchor who gained infamy for using the F-bomb on live television almost two years before Jenny Slate, confessed last week on WNBC’s new show LX New York that in the 80′s it wasn’t unusual for her to show up to work a little bit tipsy. According to Simmons, “…that stopped in the mid ’80s, late ’80s, because I looked in the mirror before — when I was about ready to go on the air — and my eyes were red.”

When the video of Simmons cursing on air surfaced in the spring of 2008, The New York Post was quick to jump on the theory that Simmons might still be boozing behind her desk. The Post culled its interviewees from employees of the restaurants where Simmons frequented before the show, where they remarked (anonymously, of course) that Simmons wasn’t shy about her drinking habits before heading off to work at Channel 4.

That would seem to go against Simmons’ current statement that she hasn’t had a drink before work for years, and unfortunately this belated confession with alleged evidence to the contrary serves to strengthen what was originally just a gossip-based Post piece.

Full video of Simmons’ on-air swearing and apology after the jump. NSFW language, obviously.

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Speedy Publishing On The Menu

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Today’s media- bistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast focused on the biggest news in publishing today: Sarah Palin‘s upcoming memoir and Tina Brown‘s new book imprint.

Hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven discussed former Vice Presidential candidate Palin’s upcoming book Going Rouge, whose publication date was just moved up to November.

They also talked about Brown’s announcement about her joint venture with Perseus Books, Beast Books, which will give writers for her online publication The Daily Beast one to three months to churn out books that will first be put into an e-book format and then published in hard copy. What will this fast turn around mean for the publishing industry? Jason admitted that sometimes the industry’s vast infrastructure can quickly turn around books in the face of an important news event, like Michael Jackson‘s death, but Brown’s format is bound to cause a dust up among traditional publishing companies.

Also discussed: New “Saturday Night Live” actress Jenny Slate‘s f-bomb screw up.

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