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Michael Wolff Hates Everything, Volume 7,459

As anyone who follows the media beat knows, Michael Wolff pretty much hates everything, and that’s what makes him sort of fun. He’ll pan anyone and everything having to do with media, no matter who they are or how successful a company has been in the past. Nothing matters, because everything is terrible. Wolff is so grumpy that if given the chance, he’d pen a 2,500 word column on the downfall of ice cream. “The cone strategy is flawed! Sprinkles don’t resonate with today’s youth!”

The latest display of Wolff’s all world hate happened during a talk with Hearst Magazines’ president, David Carey. Here are just some of the people and companies that Wolff blasted, via Digiday:

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Matt Lauer and Joan Rivers Do Christmas in January | Catching Up With Anne Fulenwider

Lunch At MichaelsIt must have been the summer-like temperatures (well, it was above freezing) that brought out plenty of media mavens (Frank Bennack, David Carey, Jack Kliger, Nancy Berger Cardone) and a heaping helping of  talking heads (Matt Lauer, Joan Rivers, Star Jones, Dan Abrams, Bill McCuddy) at Michael’s today. January is always an interesting month at 55th and Fifth. It’s the roller-coaster ride that starts off slow with the deadly quiet of the post-holiday doldrums and peaks during the pre-award show maelstrom (Yes, the Golden Globes were last weekend, but that’s just an excuse for celebrities to get together and drink champagne, resulting in the inevitable ’What the hell were they thinking moment?’” This year, that came courtesy of the clearly astonished winner Jacqueline Bisset). Everyone, it seemed, has hit their stride and with Fashion Week and the Olympics just weeks away, the cognoscenti are getting in their power lunches before departing for the gigs that keep the lights on around town.

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Diane Clehane and Anne Fulenwider

I was joined today by Marie Claire‘s editor-in-chief Anne Fulenwider, fresh off a trip to Beverly Hills. There, she traded compliments with Golden Globe winner Robin Wright (“She was so unguarded and looked so happy with her award and new fiance Ben Foster“) and chatted with her December cover gal Julia Roberts and her husband, Danny Moder, at the magazine’s post-awards-show bash. The party was cohosted by The Weinstein Company and Netflix and attended by tons of A-listers, including Taylor Swift, Bono and Diddy (or is it Sean Combs? — we’ve given up trying to keep up with what we’re supposed to call him). “It was a amazing,” she tells me. “You had to be inside the Beverly Hilton by 4 o’clock because at 5 o’clock it goes into lockdown. I watched the awards at a viewing party at the old Trader Vic’s.” On Friday, she’s jetting off to Washington, D.C., to attend the swearing in of Cathy Russell, President Barack Obama‘s pick for the new global ambassador of women’s issues at the State Department. Lest you think Anne’s life is one glam sojourn after the next, today she tells me her commute felt like a hellish version of “trains, planes and automobiles” as she slogged her way in from Brooklyn, thanks to a gushing water-main break.

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David Carey Highlights Hearst Magazines’ 2013, Plots 2014 Path

David Carey 1-4David Carey, president of Hearst Magazines, has issued a letter to staffers highlighting 2013, and plotting a path for 2014. It’s similar to the note sent last week by Hearst Corp’s CEO, Steven Swartz. The main difference, as you might guess, is Carey’s letter speaks on the magazine side of Hearst only.

Below are some of the more interesting points in Carey’s letter. You can read it in full after the jump.

  • Food Network Magazine is now the second best selling monthly magazine, “with more than 11.6 million readers and the No. 1 share of advertising.”
  • HGTV Magazine, which debuted only a year ago, has a circulation of 1.2 million.
  • Dr. Oz’s magazine, The Good Life, launches next month. Carey described it as “lively, smart and surprising.”
  • Cosmopolitan.com had more than 20 million unique visitors in December.
  • Carey said in the second quarter of this year, a “shared user experience for both Cosmopolitan.com and ELLE.com” will launch.

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Jane Francisco Named Editor-in-Chief of Good Housekeeping

Jane Francisco has been named editor-in-chief of Good Housekeeping. Francisco comes to the magazine from Chatelaine, a women’s lifestyle magazine in Canada. Francisco had served as its editor-in-chief since 2009. Prior to that, she served as Style at Home’s editor-in-chief.

“Jane is an incredibly versatile editor, leader and branding expert, with the experience and vision to build on the lively, friendly energy of the revamped Good Housekeeping,” said Hearst Magazines president, David Carey, in a statement.

Francisco is succeeding Rosemary Ellis, who — according to a release — is leaving Hearst to “pursue new opportunities.” “We thank Rosemary for the work she has done stewarding this brand, one of the most respected in the media industry,” said Carey.

Francisco first day at Good Housekeeping is December 2.

Veranda Names New Editor

Clinton Smith has been named editor-in-chief of Veranda. Smith has been the editorial director of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles since 2008.

“Clint has devoted his career to covering style, design and decoration, and there is no one better qualified to take the helm of Veranda,” said Newell Turner, editorial director of the Hearst Design Group, in a statement. “His strong relationships with designers and manufacturers are a tremendous asset, and his passion for great design will inspire readers of every issue.”

Smith will report to Turner and David Carey, president of Hearst Magazines. He starts September 3.

Troy Young Named President of Hearst Magazines Digital Media

Troy Young has been named president of Hearst Magazines Digital Media, a new role at the company. At Hearst, Young will be responsible for all Hearst Magazines online brands. For those digital properties, he’ll be tasked with increasing revenue and developing strategies and content. Young comes to the company from Say Media, where he served as president.

“Pure-play digital companies and agencies move at warp speed, and Troy has been an integral part of that landscape since its inception,” said Hearst Magazines president, David Carey. “He’s incredibly strategic and will bring the pulse of a startup to our world-class brands, focusing on content quality, velocity and accessibility on all platforms, as well as developing our video storytelling and creating new revenue streams.”

Young’s appointment is effective May 13.

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Lucy Kaylin Named EIC of O, The Oprah Magazine

Lucy Kaylin has been named the new editor-in-chief for O, The Oprah Magazine. Kaylin most recently served as the magazine’s deputy editor; a role she held since 2009. She is succeeding Susan Casey, who is leaving O to work on book.

“Lucy brings continuity, fresh energy and big ideas to a title that is already a must-read for millions of women,” said David Carey, president of Hearst Magazines, in a statement. “She is not only a talented writer and editor, she truly embraces and embodies Oprah’s ‘Live Your Best Life’ philosophy, making her the perfect choice for this new role.”

Kaylin starts her new role May 6.

Hearst Allegedly Cuts Scott Sassa Because He Sexts

Hearst Corporation has cut ties with Scott Sassa, president of Hearst Entertainment, because of his alleged enjoyment of saucy sexts. According to The New York Post, Sassa had exchanged some NSFW texts with a stripper he met in Los Angeles. That stripper and her boyfriend then tried to blackmail Sassa, saying that they’d send the texts directly to his bosses if Sassa didn’t send some cash.

Sassa refused the demands, and bam! Frank Bennack Jr.David Carey and Michael Clinton all got a very interesting email. The Post reported that the execs called Sassa into a meeting on Tuesday and informed him he needed to resign. A source claimed that Hearst is giving Sassa a “large compensation package for him to go away for a long time.”

Hearst has already removed Sassa’s bio from the company website.

David Carey is Excited about 2013

It’s 2013, and David Carey, president of Hearst Magazines, is excited. In a memo to staffers, Carey lays out the plan for the company in the coming new year, and highlights some things that have gone right.

The memo is massive, so we pulled some notable items out. After the highlights you can read Carey’s entire letter.

  • Hearst Magazines now has an impressive 800,000 monthly digital subscribers
  • Esquire is going to announce a “bold new partnership” that “will dramatically expand the Esquire franchise”
  • HGTV Magazine continues to be a hit, and will get bumped up to 10 issues per year
  • International business grew by 50 percent in 2012
  • Cosmopolitan for LatinasDelish and ELLE Accessories are all upping their publishing frequency this year, though no specifics were given
  • Hearst Magazines International is planning an additional 12 launches this coming year

Carine Roitfeld Named Global Fashion Director for Harper’s Bazaar

Carine Roitfeld is joining Harper’s Bazaar as its global fashion director. Roitfeld currently works on a variety of projects — including her biannual CR Fashion Book — and will continue to do so.

As global fashion director, Roitfeld will work with Stephen Gan, creative director of Harper’s Bazaar, on several stories a year, starting with the March 2013 issue.

“Hearst is the world’s largest publisher of monthly magazines, and we’re always looking for powerful ideas that can play out across the globe,” said David Carey, president of Hearst Magazines, in a statement. “Carine is one of the fashion world’s most influential tastemakers and we look forward to seeing what she does with Bazaar. Her contributions will help lead the company to new heights on the creative front.”

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