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Former NY Times Film Critic Elvis Mitchell, Two Others Join Movieline

Entertainment site Movieline has announced three hires.

Most notably, the website has brought on board former New York Times critic Elvis Mitchell to serve as chief film critic. He was with the Times from 2000 to 2005.

Mitchell, who recently made headlines after being replaced in the planning stages of Roger Ebert’s new PBS movie review program, had also been a critic on NPR’s Weekend Edition.

He will be reviewing films weekly alongside Movieline’s other chief critic, Stephanie Zacharek, and staff critic, Michelle Orange. Mitchell’s duties also include conducting interviews and writing unique features for the site about popular entertainment and the film industry. 

Along with Mitchell, Movieline.com named Jen Yamato as West Coast Editor. She is the former film critic for Movies.com.  

Alonso Duralde is the site’s new DVD Editor.

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Bonnie Fuller Returns To Editor-In-Chief Spot at Celeb Web Site

bonnie.pngShe once helped celebrity magazine Us Weekly become a must-read and guided American Media, which publishes Star. Then Bonnie Fuller left the world of magazines last year to launch her own company, Bonnie Fuller Media. But now she’s put those plans on hold, returning to a role as editor-in-chief — of a Web site.

Yesterday, David Carr of The New York Times reported that Fuller had been named editor and president of HollywoodLife, a celebrity site based in Los Angeles owned by Mail.com Media Corporation.

Mail.com made a splash last month when it purchased Hollywood reporter Nikki Finke‘s Web site DeadlineHollywoodDaily.com. Carr also has a profile of Finke on today’s front page of the Times, in which he reveals that she “stands to make more than $5 million in the next eight years,” from the sale of her blog. “And her deal could go as high as $10 million,” Carr added, citing an anonymous source with knowledge of the matter.

So is Mail.com, which also owns Movieline.com and OnCars.com, finished snapping up big name media personalities, or are there more to come? And what exactly does Mail.com owner Jay Penske plan for the future of his media empire? Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

(Photo from Fuller’s Twitter page)

Get Your Resumes Ready, Nikki Finke’s Looking To Hire NY-Based Reporter

dhd.pngOur sister blog FishbowlLA has news that “infotainment” columnist Nikki Finke has sold her breaking news Web site DeadlineHollywoodDaily.com to Mail.com Media Corp. (MMC), “the digital media company that owns and operates the Mail.com portal and email service as well as a growing portfolio of lifestyle brands, including HollywoodLife.com, MovieLine.com and OnCars.com.”

But the far more interesting part of the deal’s announcement — to us in New York that is — is that Finke plans to use this acquisition to expand her organization into a bicoastal affair.

“Within the first 90 days, DHD will become bicoastal with the hiring of a New York City-based senior journalist who will report to Finke,” the company said in a press release published on DHD.

Let the speculation begin: Who will be Finke’s East coast counterpart?