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If You Work for Graydon Carter He Will Buy You Lunch

Apparently Graydon Carter treats his assistants quite well. The New York Post reports that he recently took several former attendants out to lunch for the holidays, and he often advances them within Vanity Fair. Past assistants that Carter has promoted include Punch Hutton and Aimee Bell, both Deputy Editors, David Foxley, an Assistant Editor and Dana Brown, Senior Articles Editor.

Unfortunately we don’t have many details about the luncheon, but we do know that John BrodieJon KellyMatt TrainorPatricia LansingClaire Howorth and Carter’s current right-hand man, Tony Rotunno, were in attendance.

Where did they eat? We’re thinking Guy & Gallard or maybe even Subway. Word on the street is Carter has been unable to resist the siren song of the $5 footlong ever since the deal began.

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Brits Debate Cheryl Cole Accent Factor

American TV viewers have long loved the sound of Simon Cowell‘s accented put-downs. But the British media aren’t so sure U.S. viewers might take as quickly to the Newcastle upon Tyne brogue of Cheryl Cole, hyped as a likely judge alongside Cowell this fall’s FOX’s redo of  The X Factor.

BBC reporter Jon Kelly suggests the last time a Newcastle accent this thick hit the American entertainment airwaves, it was in the form of Animals lead singer Eric Burdon. Sting and Bryan Ferry, he argues, have much milder versions of the regional twang. A fellow UK reporter offers up this perspective:

Sunday Mirror TV critic Kevin O’Sullivan, who served as a correspondent in Los Angeles for eight years, suggests that the issue is simply one of familiarity for most Americans. “Their reaction to Cheryl is not to be confused with prejudice – it’s purely logistical,” he says. “If you think of how a really extreme Glaswegian accent sounds in London, that’s what Cheryl Cole sounds like to an American.”

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