TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Posts Tagged ‘Yoko Ono’

Yoko Ono to Introduce MTV’s Steve Jobs Tribute

MTV has tapped artist Yoko Ono to introduce their music tribute to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs at the second annual O Music Awards Monday night.

Ono will speak about her late husband, John Lennon, and Jobs, before the Flaming Lips take the stage to perform “Revolution.”

“Like John Lennon, the man I love deeply, Steve Jobs was a dreamer who changed the world,” Ono is expected to say during the award show at an undisclosed Los Angeles location, according to Billboard. “But of course when we lose a genius of that caliber, they are never really gone. They live on all around us, through our memories, their words, and their work. Their spirit grows in us forever to the end of the days.”

Mediabistro Course

Magazine Writing

Magazine WritingStarting September 4, learn how to get your work in top publications! You'll learn how to create captivating stories editors will want and readers will love, understand which magazines are right for your stories, craft compelling pitch letters, and more! You'll leave this class with two polished articles and corresponding pitch letters. Register now! 

Lunch: A Heaping Helping of the Usual Suspects

homepage_graphic04_large.jpg

— 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.

Read more

Sun Correction: Yoko Ono Not A Dog Eater

yoko_ono_060607.jpgToday’s most embarassing newspaper correction is from The Sun, which, as usual, shows the tabloid’s unique knack for headlines:

Our May 30 story headed “Uuurrgh! My Corgi kebab is a bit ruff” said that Yoko Ono was on a radio show and “tasted” dog meat which was being eaten by an animal rights activist. The report, which was filed to us by several leading press agencies was wholly wrong and Ms Ono did not appear or take part in the show. We sincerely apologise to Ms Ono for the offence and distress caused to her.

Both the Associated Press and TMZ reported Ono sampled dog meat on Resonance FM‘s Make Your Own Damn Music Show as well, but it must be said that TMZ’s correction is much less satisfying. For the record, the show listing for the May 29th episode does not include Ono as a guest.

‘The Situation Can’t Be Unf*cked’

arthur_mag_dead.jpgArthur magazine, the five-year-old neo-music rag found free in the entrances of the city’s hipster haunts like Other Music, is dead. The reason? A dispute between the magazine’s founding editor, Jay Babcock, and founding publisher Laris Kreslins.

Babcock has been trying to buy out Kreslins for a year. Talks broke down Thursday, and production on the magazine’s next issue (which was to have a cover article on Yoko Ono co-written by Thurston Moore) was halted.

Kreslins announced the decision yesterday on the Arthur magazine blog:

As of Friday, Feb. 23rd, Arthur Magazine is on indefinite hiatus. We at Lime Publishing, the current publisher, had been working toward transitioning operations to a new publisher since the start of the year. A breakdown this past week in negotiations for the future of the magazine led to an unfortunate and perplexing announcement that “Arthur is Dead.” This poorly-timed message was sent out, against explicit wishes of Lime Publishing, to the public before the staff, advertisers or contributors were notified.

“The magazine can’t be restarted,” Babcock told the Village Voice. “It’s a done deal. It’s dead. The situation can’t be unfucked.”