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Life & Style To Produce 1 Issue Without the Gosselins

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The press release reads like an Onion headline, “Life & Style Weekly will be ignoring Jon and Kate Gosselin, announcing a completely GOSSELIN-FREE issue, on newsstands now.” What a weirdly evocative gimmick, sort of like the Megan Fox-ban day. With so much being said about the TLC stars and their marriage, affairs, and subsequent seasons of their show (who is suing whom, will Gosselin ever stop wearing Ed Hardy shirts, etc.), this fundamental family has become white noise in of pop culture. But producing a Gosselin-free issue of any tabloid magazine – while at the same time announcing it in bold letters on the front of the magazine – a little contradictory? You can’t produce a Gosselin-free issue without trumpeting it as such?

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Bill Hoffman Leaves Page Six

P6 masthead.pngAfter reporting on the newest hire at New York Post gossip column Page Six last week, The Wrap and Gawker noticed yesterday that longtime contributor Bill Hoffman has been taken off the column’s masthead (at left).

Hoffman joined Page Six in June 2006 from the Post‘s city desk, filling the spot vacated by Jared Paul Stern after Stern became involved in a scandal with billionaire Ron Burkle.

At the time, Stern told FishbowlNY: “Bill’s a nice guy. And he’s been writing about stupid celebrities and sparring with publicists for years.”

As for why Hoffman decided to leave his post after more than three years, one insider told Gawker, “Hoffman, who’s in his 50s, may have just outgrown caring about the celebrity detritus that made up his beat on P6.”

Last week news broke that Life & Style Weekly editor Emily Smith had been tapped to replace Paula Froelich as Page Six’s deputy editor.

Earlier: Emily Smith Leaves Life & Style For Page Six