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Posts Tagged ‘Melanie Bromley’

This Week’s Gavin Smith Scoop Belongs to E! News

In March, Melanie Bromley moved over from the position of west coast editor with Us Weekly to the ranks of E! News. One of the stories this senior news correspondent has been concentrating on is the baffling disappearance of Fox executive Gavin Smith. Yesterday, with help from colleague Baker Machado, she shared the case’s latest journalistic bombshell.

Exactly two weeks ago, LAPD detectives searched a Canoga Park home belonging to John and Chandrika Creech, carting away various items. According to Bromley and Machado’s sources, John is a previously convicted drug dealer back in jail as of yesterday while Chandrika is someone who has pursued an on, off, on extra-marital relationship with Smith:

Sources tell E! News that Smith, who has been missing since May 1 and is married with three children, had been having an affair with Chandrika.

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Us‘s Janie Min: “I don’t think magazines are in my future.”

us_weekly_min2.jpgYesterday, we learned that celebrity editor-in-chief Janice Min was stepping down from the top slot at Us Weekly. The question on everyone’s mind is: what’s next for Min?

WWD scored an interview with Min and, although they couldn’t get her to give a hint about whether she has a new gig lined up, the editor did admit she doesn’t think she’ll be staying in magazines.

“I don’t think magazines are in my future,” Min told WWD. “I would be surprised if I worked for another magazine. Us Weekly is the ultimate magazine experience. And I now have the freedom to talk to people and figure out what I’ll do next.”

WWD also has some ideas about who might be in line to replace Min, if Michael Steele, who will step into her role for the time being, takes the editor-in-chief role on only temporarily. Some names mentioned include Us‘s Los Angeles bureau chief Melanie Bromley and the magazine’s news director Lara Cohen, rival pub Life & Style‘s editor-in-chief Dan Wakeford and In Touch eic Richard Spencer; People magazine’s Peter Castro, former editor-in-chief of British OK! Nicola McCarthy and ex-Min staffer Colleen Curtis.

Anna David’s Party for Party Girl–Quite a Party, Quite a Girl

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Journo/novelist Anna David signed her book, Party Girl, at Book Soup, and her friends and fans turned out in herds.

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She writes:

The experience was quite surreal–from seeing my name on the marquee outside to having people wait in line for over an hour to have me sign books–and over way too fast. The whole night, friends were grabbing me and saying, “This is so amazing! How do you feel?” but I was just completely overwhelmed so I basically stammered incomprehensibly. By sometime the next afternoon, my anxiety had finally quelled and I could relish in how incredible the entire evening was. I was just about eight hours later than everyone else.

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