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Shawn Perine Bulks Up to AMI Chief Content Director

ShawnPerineShawn Perine (pictured) published his first bodybuilding article in 1982 for his high school newspaper. He started freelancing for Flex magazine many years later, moved to Los Angeles in 2004 when he was promoted to senior writer and eventually shifted back to New York where, since 2011, he has served as editor-in-chief of Muscle & Fitness.

This month, as part of the latest shuffling of editorial ranks at AMI, Perine has ascended further. He is now chief content director for the company’s enthusiast brands Muscle & Fitness, Muscle & Fitness Hers and Flex.

“Shawn is one of the few people who has the gravitas to fill the void in the sport and industry that has existed since the passing of Joe Weider,” said AMI chairman, CEO and president David J. Pecker via statement to FishbowlNY.

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Fox, Time Warner Deliver Dueling Earnings Reports, Both Positive (NYT)
How dead is the Fox-Time Warner deal? So dead that Rupert Murdoch hopped on his company’s quarterly earnings call on Wednesday to drive home the point that his giant media company, 21st Century Fox, really is walking away. The collapse of the deal, which would have been the biggest media merger in a decade, set the stage for a day of dueling earnings reports and analyst conference calls on Wednesday, as both Fox and Time Warner sought to reassure investors that they were going to be just fine without each other. Capital New York “This is our resolute decision, which is why we formally withdrew our acquisition offer,” Murdoch said, citing Time Warner’s decision not to negotiate, the response from Fox’s board of directors, along with Fox’s stock price, which Murdoch said is “severely undervalued.” Variety Film and cable programming gains powered 21st Century Fox to strong earnings and revenue gains in the fiscal fourth quarter, despite a big decline at the Fox network from the collapse of American Idol. Fox reported revenue of $8.42 billion, a 17 percent gain over the year-ago quarter powered by stronger contributions from the film division. Operating income climbed 17 percent to $1.77 billion. THR During the regular session Wednesday, shares of 21st Century Fox rose 3 percent and another 4 percent after the closing bell. Shares of Time Warner, meantime, were crushed because of the failed merger attempt, falling 13 percent in regular trading Wednesday. HuffPost / AP Time Warner Inc. said Wednesday that its second-quarter net income rose 10 percent on strong results from its HBO and Turner properties. New York-based Time Warner, which owns TV channels like HBO and TBS as well as Warner Bros. studios, said profit increased to $850 million, or 95 cents per share, from $771 million, or 81 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.

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Muscle & Fitness Hers EIC Apologizes for Plagiarism

In lieu of a pair of recent posts credited to Mona Muresan, editor-in-chief of AMI’s Muscle & Fitness Hers, there is now only this:

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On Tuesday, Muresan took to the same website Community section where these items previously resided to offer an explanation and apology:

It has come to my attention that some of the Community posts shared under my name were taken from articles on other websites. While I’ve been traveling, I enlisted the help of a freelancer who assisted me with my social media and I didn’t know that these posts were plagiarized.

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Muscle & Fitness Hers Hires Female Bodybuilder as Editor-in-Chief

In what can only be described as a “why the hell not?” move by American Media Inc., Muscle & Fitness Hers has named Mona Muresan, a winner of seven state and national bodybuilding competitions, its new Editor-in-Chief. The New York Post reports that David Pecker, the CEO of American Media, stopped by the restaurant Mursan owns and liked her so much he decided to give her the job.

Here’s the problem: Muresan has no experience editing a magazine. But this is someone who could crush your skull with her pinky toe, you think that’s going to stop her? “I’m here to prove everyone wrong,” said Muresan.

Well okay, sure. However, this kind of sounds like a publicity stunt, doesn’t it? Even a Spokesperson for the magazine didn’t give Muresan much credit, explaining, “There are 12 professional editors there. She will be the face and the spokesperson representing the magazine.”

In other words she won’t actually be doing much, aside from benchpressing any staffer that disagrees with her.