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One-Time Gawker Recapper Richard Lawson Joins Vanity Fair

Forget the recent exit of the Vanity Fair Oscar party from the Sunset Tower. The real Hollywood VF moving and shaking these days is going on in the publication’s Tinseltown editorial ranks.


As we recently reported, Katey Rich starts December 2 as digital Hollywood editor, based here in New York. When she begins her exciting new duties, she will additionally have at the west coast “bureau” helm former Gawker and The Atlantic Wire writer Richard Lawson. From today’s announcement:

“I couldn’t be more delighted that Richard is joining the team,” digital director Mike Hogan said. “Vanity Fair has always nurtured and celebrated original voices, and Richard’s is both unique and addictive — as the many people here who read him every day can attest. One of them described him as ‘H.L. Mencken if he read US Weekly,’ and I can’t really improve on that.”

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Katey Rich Headed to Vanity Fair

Katey Rich, editor-in-chief of CinemaBlend, is moving on up. After six years with the website, she will come December be trading her Brooklyn home office for the shiny Manhattan digs of, where she will oversee the Hollywood section and west coast blogger Julie Miller:



Read more Launches Ad-Free Sanctuary

The website is a perfect example of today’s online movie journalism frontier. From the Pacific Northwest confines of Vancouver, WA, editor Josh Tyler watches over staff in New York, LA, and elsewhere.

One of his east coast contributors, Katey Rich, has been given a brand new blog on the site, “Kino Katey.” But that’s not the big news. Rather, it’s the fact that Tyler has decided to offer her dedicated observations on a web page devoid of any Internet advertising. Writes Tyler:

“Kino Katey” will be the first part of Cinema Blend to roll out on the Internet completely unsupported by ads, or unsupported by anything else. We aren’t making any money off it, instead we’re paying money out in an effort to breathe life into this little section as a reward to all of you.

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