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Posts Tagged ‘Krista Smith’

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 vanityfair.com, where she will oversee the Hollywood section and west coast blogger Julie Miller:

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Condé Nast Officially Launches the Vanity Fair Video Channel

On the heels of GQ, Glamour, Vogue and Wired, Condé Nast Entertainment has today added a fifth video channel for Vanity Fair. There are four series out of the gate including @VFHollywood with Krista Smith, a Tinseltown celebrity Q&A hosted by the publication’s west coast editor.

One of the more striking aspects of Smith’s conversation with actress Diane Kruger is the backdrop. The expansive view that can be seen from Vanity Fair‘s mid-Wilshire west coast offices is impressive, a reminder that this is no Graydon-come-lately Web enterprise.

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Christopher Walken Sure Loves That Cat Video

This was an incidental point made by Krista Smith, senior west coast editor for Vanity Fair, while moderating this morning’s Social Media Week LA panel A Conversation with the Jimmy Kimmel Live! Digital Team. But it helped underscore one of the main takeaways: that it’s not always possible to anticipate which Internet videos will go viral.

Smith recalled that a recent Toronto International Film Festival hotel interview session for Seven Psychopaths began with co-star Christopher Walken making everybody watch the following video. Part of a series about a very existential cat:

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