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Best Acceptance Speech of the Week: Cindy Adams

DeadlineClubLogoThe potent combination of the Deadline Club and NYC Hall of Fame journalists continues.

A while back, we relayed the great comments Jimmy Breslin had, at age 82, regarding his induction into the Deadline Club’s revived awards ceremony. Yesterday, it was time for the Sardi’s awards luncheon and, per a report by Capital New York’s Nicole Levy, the event included this equally great zinger from one of Breslin’s esteemed fellow recipients:

Honorees were told they had only two minutes at the podium — “because some people really do have to go back to work, really do have deadlines,” former Deadline Club president Betsy Ashton told the room, teasingly…

New York Post gossip columnist Cindy Adams, the first to receive her Olympic-style medal in hand, didn’t quite know what to do with her two minutes: “Nobody has given me two minutes since my wedding night,” she said.

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An Editor’s Note That Screams Rich and Famous Synchronicity

Sometimes, media announcements juxtapose in the most hilarious ways.


Exhibit A is yesterday’s news about Nick Cannon being the somewhat unlikely host of a new Style Network version of Robin Leach‘s syndicated chestnut Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Exhibit B is the following Las Vegas Sun column topper, posted around the same time Thursday:

Editor’s Note: As Robin Leach winds down his traditional summer vacation under the Tuscan sun in Italy and heads to the east coast for a brief visit before returning to the rigors of Vegas DeLuxe, many of our Strip personalities have stepped forward in his absence to pen their own words of wisdom…

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EXCLUSIVE: Dick Clark ‘Lost’ Interview – Part 2

[Editor's Note: The following, never-before-published interview (Part 1 here) was conducted via telephone on December 23, 1993 by the late Jim Mitteager. The tape, part of a much larger collection bequeathed to Hollywood private eye Paul Barresi, was only recently discovered and graciously provided to FishbowlLA. Our thanks to Barresi for allowing us to share this great bit of nostalgia with our readers, on the anniversary of Clark's April 18, 2012 death.]

Mitteager: Has MTV impacted in a negative way on talent? There’s a lot of packaging that’s going on now that involves skills other than the ability to sing and write good songs. Is it impacting on new talent as opposed to the old days?

Clark: I wouldn’t blame it all on MTV. I’d blame it on the consolidation of the music business, between five or six nationally owned companies. You’ve got all of these big debts that they’ve got to pay. They’ve got them on a timetable, and that includes videos and personal appearances and promotions and all of that. So some new guy, it makes it very difficult to get launched. That’s the whole thing about what’s wrong with the business these days. It’s tough to break through.

Mitteager:  What would be your best advice to an aspiring artist out there that is in that pickle right now, that have no representation and has some talent?

Clark: I would try to get to one of the cities where people find talent, LA, New York, Nashville, Seattle… Get out there and showcase yourself.

Mitteager: I want to rack your brain about people that got there start on Bandstand, or with you in general and have now become award winners on the American Music Awards.

Clark: New Edition, they debuted on Bandstand.

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A Year After Full-Time Playboy Return, Jason Buhrmester Gets Promoted to Executive Editor

In Jason Buhrmester’s brief website bio, he notes the following bit of personal trivia: “I was born in Kankakee, Illinois which was once voted, “The Worst City in North America” by The Places Rated Almanac. I now live in Los Angeles.”

He sure does. An associate editor at Playboy magazine beginning in 1999, the 39-year-old Buhrmester returned to the Hef fold in 2010 as a contributing editor and, as of 2012, full-time senior editor. He has now ascended to the even-more plum (and Kankakee-distant) perch of executive editor. From today’s announcement:

In addition to interviewing celebrities including Mariah Carey, Kate Beckinsale, Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Knoxville, Danica Patrick, Fergie and Charles Barkley for Playboy’s iconic 20Q and Playboy Interview features, Jason has also brought a variety of high-profile articles to the magazine such as the April issue’s “Ghost in the Machine” (an exclusive interview with rap legend The D.O.C.) and “Dancing Off the Edge” by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh on the rise of electronic dance.

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Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj Joining American Idol

Get ready for the most dysfunctional season in American Idol history.

Country star Keith Urban and rapper/pseudo-Republican Nicki Minaj have signed on as the final judges for the Fox singing competition.  They will be  paired with R&B legend Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson to form quite the odd foursome.

Even though Urban’s compensation wasn’t revealed, Minaj reportedly signed a one-year contract for $12 million and further extending her 15 minutes of fame.

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Mariah Carey Joining American Idol

Pop singer Mariah Carey will join American Idol next season as a judge on the sinking music competition series.

“I am so excited to be joining ‘American Idol,’” Carey said during the Television Critics Association on Monday. “This kind of all just happened really quickly.”

A judge that can actually sing? (Sorry, Jennifer Lopez) What a concept for a singing show.

As for Lopez, executive producer Nigel Lythgoe is holding out hope that J-Lo could return for Season 13, per The Associated Press:

Earlier Monday, veteran “Idol” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe said there’s a slender possibility that Jennifer Lopez might return. His reasoning: Since she told “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest she was 99 percent sure she was leaving, that means there’s a 1 percent chance she won’t, Lythgoe said Monday.

That should sum up how desperate the folks over at AI are for another competent judge.

Jennifer Lopez the Latest to Quit American Idol

Guess 12 hours wasn’t enough time for American Idol to convince Jennifer Lopez to stay.

Lopez followed Steven Tyler out the door, calling into Ryan Seacrest‘s radio show on Friday to break the news.

“I honestly feel the time has come to get back to do what I do. I have put it on hold because I love Idol so much. You have a lot of other responsibilities and other things you want to do,” Lopez told Seacrest. ”We had an amazing run.” Read more

Nick Cannon Launches Pop Culture News Hub

Like BUZZMEDIA, fellow LA media company EQAL is largely all about lending an invisible hand to celebrities on the web. They’ve worked with Tori Spelling, Randy Jackson, Lauren Conrad and now, actor-singer Nick Cannon.

As of Wednesday, Mariah Carey‘s 30-year-old significant other is editor-in-chief of NickCannon.com, an official website relaunched as a content destination focused on celebrity gossip, news and interviews. FishbowlLA imagines Mr. C will be the sharer of more than one future scoop about Mrs. C.

Helping Cannon and his Ncredible team featuring co-managing editor Jamal Jimoh is EQAL’s director of content Adam Wescott, who is officially titled as managing editor of the revamped site. Also assisting from the EQAL end are company editor C.J. Arabia and vice-president of design Tom Walker. Kudos to Walker for the uncluttered retro-style, grey background layout.

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It’s Twins for 92.3 NOW Morning Host Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey

This morning on the ”Rollin’ With Nick Cannon” morning show, heard on 92.3 NOW (WXRK), Cannon told listeners that he and his wife, singer Mariah Carey, are expecting twins.

He made the announcement in the 7 a.m. hour.

While Cannon was first to tell his fans the news this morning, Carey spilled this beans during the Christmas in Washington taping on December 12. 

At the event, which airs tomorrow night on TNT, President Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama asked Carey, 40, about her pregnancy. Excited, she told them about the “double treat” coming soon.

Carey is due in the spring.

…And To All A Goodnight

The time has (finally!) come for us to wish you all Happy Holidays and take our leave. Barring any urgent, breaking news in the coming days, we’ll be back on the media beat on Monday.

And if you miss us too much, here are some things to tide you over: all our end of the year lists!

Biggest Launches Of The Year

New York Media’s Biggest Business Decisions

The Year’s Biggest Moves In Media

Stories That Captivated NY Media

Events The Media Loved This Year

Our Most Read Stories Of The Year

Timeline of Magazine Closings

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