Mohr has worked in the past as Variety‘s box office reporter and The Hollywood Reporter‘s New York bureau chief. At Page Six, he will be working with current editor Emily Smith, as well as reporters Stephanie Smith and Tara Palmeri.
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HollywoodLife confirmed Steindler’s move this afternoon. “We are privileged to welcome such a seasoned reporter to HollywoodLife.com,” Fuller said. “With terrific experience breaking celebrity news, Corynne’s addition is a significant advantage to our strong and growing editorial team.”
Full release from HollywoodLife after the jump
After reporting on the newest hire at New York Post gossip column Page Six last week, The Wrap and Gawker noticed yesterday that longtime contributor Bill Hoffman has been taken off the column’s masthead (at left).
At the time, Stern told FishbowlNY: “Bill’s a nice guy. And he’s been writing about stupid celebrities and sparring with publicists for years.”
As for why Hoffman decided to leave his post after more than three years, one insider told Gawker, “Hoffman, who’s in his 50s, may have just outgrown caring about the celebrity detritus that made up his beat on P6.”
Smith told Gawker the Page Six gig is her “dream job.”
Good luck, Emily. Drop us a line sometime.
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“Si Newhouse knows how to hold his liquor, according to Graydon Carter,” Page Six said, referring to an article published Sunday in the British pub The Observer. The item then went on to reprint Carter’s quotes about his boss: “One thing you should know about Si — he’s incapable of getting drunk,” and “We’ve double-dated.”
Those quotes sounded familiar, and so did the other ones pulled from the Observer article. The Page Six item goes on:
One former editor tells the newspaper that Newhouse “loves being surrounded by divas and egomaniacs,” recalling how when one editor called another a “[bleep]ing bitch,” Newhouse didn’t mind, responding, “Yes, but she’s our bitch.” Says the ex-editor: “He believes the best will rise and will not be shivved in the back.” Vogue editrix Anna Wintour also bows down to her boss, insisting, “Si is in control, and if you write anything different, you would be 100 percent wrong.”
After some digging, we discovered where we had heard it all before: The Observer article, written by Steve Fishman, is the same one that ran last month in New York magazine. A magazine spokeswoman tells us that writers frequently license their stories for reprinting overseas, although a standard line is usually included within the article recognizing that it was published in New York first. “We’re investigating why that was not the case in this instance,” the New York publicist said.
But if we noticed that the quotes sounded familiar, how could gossip staple Page Six miss the retread quotes? Just one day after Paula Froelich put in her two week notice and already the gossip page is flagging a bit.
Stableford left FBNY in August 2007 to return to Connecticut-based Folio where he had previously served as senior editor. We have reached out to Stableford, but haven’t heard from him yet. However, a source at Red 7 Media, which publishes Folio and the companion Web site, told FBNY that Stableford was laid off
yesterday two weeks ago along with three other people from various departments at the company. Folio is published monthly and its site reports more urgent, breaking news, to which Stableford contributed very frequently. With his well-sourced reporting and insight gone from the site, what will be left to read?
News of Stableford’s job loss was followed by a report that Page Six gossip maven Paula Froelich has resigned from her post as Richard Johnson‘s right hand woman. Froelich is presumably ditching her day job to work on bigger projects, like books. She is now a bonafide author, after her first novel, “Mercury in Retrograde,” debuted last month and quickly reached the New York Times bestseller list. And, she is rumored to have landed a deal with MTV to develop a show based on her upcoming young adult novel “Grits.”
We want to wish best of luck to these two talented, hard-working journalists. We’re sure they will both move on to bigger and better things.
Last night, we hit the ritzy party celebrating the launch of Page Six deputy editor Paula Froelich‘s first novel, “Mercury in Retrograde.” The party, hosted by Estee Lauder exec John Demsey in his sprawling Upper East Side townhouse, was filled with Froelich’s friends like Cosmopolitan editor Kate White, “Today” show host Hoda Kotb, actress Katrina Bowden from “30 Rock,” former Fishbowlers Rachel Sklar and Glynnis MacNicol and Froelich’s latest Page Six co-worker Neel Shah. We offered Paula congratulations amid the free-flowing rose and bacon and peanut butter hors d’ouevres but caught up with her today via email to get some insight on “Mercury.”
“I wrote a novel because — well, I’ve always been a good story teller and thought, if I can write the way I talk: it’ll be amazing!” she told FishbowlNY. “I just wanted to write about women in general.”
Read on for more insight on “Mercury” from the author
— DIANE CLEHANE
We’ve been spoiled by the steady stream of A-listers we’ve come to meet during our weekly Wednesday visits. So you can imagine our disappointment when we heard we missed Gabriel Byrne, who was in the dining room a week or so ago on a Tuesday. (We know more than a few folks who are obsessed with his portrayal of the tortured but tender shrink on HBO’s In Treatment.) But timing is everything, isn’t it?
There weren’t any stars of the big or small screen at Michael’s today, but the place was packed with plenty of movers and shakers to keep things interesting. I was lunching with public relations guru Tom Goodman, president and CEO of Goodman Media. Tom is one of the busiest — and nicest — guys in the business. He started his firm in 1996 after toiling in PR for CBS and ABC (where he traveled with Peter Jennings). British Airways “put us in business,” says Tom, and NBC, who tapped him to help launch MSNBC, soon followed. Tom is gearing up for a jam-packed summer promoting The World Science Festival in June (Harrison Ford is expected at the gala), Joe Torre‘s Safe at Home Foundation celebrity golf tournament at Trump National Golf Course in July and the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock with a weekend-long celebration in August at The Museum at Bethel Woods. Next month, the museum will also premiere an exhibit of photos — many never before seen — by photojournalist Gerry Deiter of John Lennon‘s and Yoko Ono‘s famous 1969 bed-in for peace. Sounds groovy…
Here’s the rundown on today’s crowd:
2. Gerry Byrne and two well-dressed gents …
3. Nicki Haskell and pals
4. Harper’s Bazaar editrix Glenda Bailey and Evelyn Lauder. I’m told that Mrs. Lauder was making her second appearance of the week at Michael’s, having hosted the First Lady of Panama for lunch yesterday.
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