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Posts Tagged ‘Radar Online’

Gwyneth Paltrow Will Destroy You, Vanity Fair

shutterstock_122722468Want to get your A, B, or C-list client featured in Vanity Fair? According to the gossip blogs (which we would never, ever read), you might have to go through Gwyneth Paltrow first. It seems Mrs. Coldplay is pretty upset about a “take-down piece” rumored to appear in the magazine that will reveal some sort of personal blah, blah, whatever.

We’re more interested in Radar Online‘s claims that the actress has embarked on a mission to destroy the magazine’s reputation as the kind of thing that people with too much free time on their hands flip through while scheduling tours of their mansions.

(Just kidding, Graydon CarterBored to Death was a great show.)

She supposedly sent mass emails to her celebrity friends telling them to boycott the VF and convinced George Clooney to cancel his scheduled appearance on its cover. The campaign may have worked, because the story didn’t run in this month’s issue—but one of those reps that always leads us to ask “are these real people?” told Radar that:

“Too many resources have been plowed into it and too many bridges have been brined [burned?] for it to be killed”

We’d ask who does media relations for Paltrow, because there has to be a better way to combat bad publicity.

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This Can’t Really Be ‘the Meanest Publicist in Hollywood’

Today Radar Online tells us that Bryna Rifkin of ID Public Relations is supposedly the “meanest” in Tinseltown—but this video, posted by the journalist who makes the accusation, doesn’t really tell us much. Sure, you could say she was a little snippy and overprotective of client Marion Cotillard, but is this not SOP for dealing with the entertainment press?

The video made us thankful for two things: that we don’t work in celebrity PR and that we never considered majoring in theater.

The Friday Dump: Kris Humphries Thinks Lamar Odom Should Fear ‘The PR Spin Machine’

Today in Oh God, We Went There news, NBA free agent and E! Entertainment property Lamar Odom was arrested this morning for suspicion of DUI in Los Angeles after cops saw him doing that whole “driving erratically” thing. This is a terribly unfortunate story, yet despite the fact that we have never willingly watched the show that shall not be named, we almost feel like we saw it coming—and so, apparently, did Kris Humphries.

Earlier in the week, we received a totally unverifiable tip that a West Hollywood PR firm connected to that family had hired a crisis management specialist famous for rehabilitating the images of flailing celebrities, the implication being that this pro was there to either prevent or clean up a disaster.

We really don’t care, but according to yet another anonymous source who somehow found enough good will in his or her heart to contact Radar Online, Humphries wants Odom to know that the family’s “public relations spin machine” might damage his basketball career. Both men think that they used their PR connections to leak inflammatory stories to a certain gossip website (which might just happen to be TMZ).

We’re starting to think the entire city of Los Angeles and every firm within it should sue these people for defamation of character.

Oh, and a great Labor Day weekend to you, too! Make sure not to watch any Kris Jenner Show reruns.

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