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All Things Are Relative in This Q&A with HuffPo Social Media Editor

They’re cousins. After graduating from the Missouri School of Journalism, he – Matthew Hibbard – became social media editor at the St. Louis Business Journal while she – Laura Hibbard (pictured) – headed to New York to work for Arianna Huffington.

In a fun little interview piece today in his paper, he asks her to detail the NYC social media beat. It’s safe to say Laura’s duties at The Huffington Post are a little more involved:

The main Huffington Post Twitter account publishes a new tweet every five minutes 24/7. Yes, even at 1 a.m. in the morning.

“There are people online at 1 a.m., specifically on the west coast and our international audience,” Laura said. “Plus, if our tweet gets one click, what’s the harm in that?”

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Authors Attempt to Demystify Hollywood Hiring Process

If the proof is in the pudding, then the co-authors of Hire Me, Hollywood! Your Behind-the-Scenes Guide to the Most Exciting–and Unexpected–Jobs in Show Business certainly seem to have sufficient subject matter expertise. Mark Scherzer, now based in New York, works for Reelz Channel as a writer-producer, while Keith Fenimore tools around daily for some guy named Howard Stern.

Among those interviewed for the book are Stan Lee, True Blood actor Sam Trammell, Entertainment Tonight co-host Mark Steines and Live with Regis and Kelly producer Michael Gelman. Scherzer came to LA from Montreal way back in 1991 and ahead of a book signing in his hometown this weekend, he confirmed to the Montreal Gazette that two golden rules still hold true:

Nearly everyone profiled in the book started at the bottom and worked his or her way up. Lee filled inkwells at a New York publishing house; hairstylist-to-the-stars Ryan Randall began as an unpaid intern on American Idol. But the one trait Scherzer and Fenimore’s subjects share is drive: “They all had passion. They weren’t going to dabble. They were going to do this 100 per cent,” said Scherzer.

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Gelman Laughs Off Media Speculation About Regis Replacement

Another good interview get today for TV Guide LA bureau chief Michael Schneider.

With Regis Philbin having made it official now that November 18 will be his last day on Live with Regis and Kelly, the journalist caught up with show producer Michael Gelman to get a sense of how the transition will be handled. So far, coverage of potential Regis replacements has apparently been about as prescient as the manner in which the media handled the end of the Kathie Lee Gifford era:

Despite earlier reports of frontrunners such as Ryan Seacrest, Bravo’s Andy Cohen and Kelly Ripa‘s husband, Mark Consuelos, Gelman says there’s no short list yet. “So much has already been printed, and a lot of it is laughable,” he says. “Just as when we were looking to replace Kathie Lee, everyone was throwing names out there, but no one even had Kelly’s name.”

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TV Icon Regis Philbin Retiring From ‘Live With Regis and Kelly’

Legendary TV host Regis Philbin, 79, announced his retirement this morning on ‘Live! with Regis and Kelly.’ He is expected to stay with the show until the summer.

The broadcast started locally with The Morning Show on WABC in 1983. By 1988, Disney syndicated the one-hour daily program with then co-host Kathie Lee Gifford.

“WABC is proud to be the home of ‘LIVE! with Regis and Kelly,’ and it will be difficult to say goodbye to Regis after 28 years as a member of our family,” commented Dave Davis, president and general manager, WABC. “We will miss him as a colleague and friend.  We’re fortunate, however, to have two real pros who can lead ‘LIVE’ into the future – Kelly Ripa, who has spent the last ten years developing her own amazing voice in daytime talk, and Michael Gelman, who has been with the show since its inception and is one of the best executive producers in daytime television.”

 

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Brown’s Tome Hits Stands|Wasserstein Pulls Out Of BusinessWeek Bidding|Forbes.com Tries Palm Pre App|WSJ Ready To Charge For Mobile Content|”Regis & Kelly” Producer Gelman Dishes

GalleyCat: Dan Brown‘s long-awaited novel, The Lost Symbol hit bookstores today.

BusinessWeek: New York magazine owner Bruce Wasserstein has dropped out of the running to buy BusinessWeek.

Min Online: Forbes.com launched an app for the Palm Pre.

Paid Content: News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch told attendees at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia XVIII Conference that The Wall Street Journal will soon start to charge for mobile access on the Blackberry and iPhone.

Julie Menin’s Give and Take: A four-part interview with “Live with Regis and Kelly”‘s longtime producer Michael Gelman, once the youngest producer of any national talk show. In the first part (above) Gelman says he thinks Regis Philbin will never retire. “Being the host of our show is the closest thing to retirement you can have,” he said.