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Gene Hackman Details The Spousal Connection

PursuitCoverAt age 84, Gene Hackman is happily writing away in Santa Fe. The actor-turned-painter-turned-novelist doesn’t do very many interviews, but Yahoo Entertainment features editor Richard Rushfield was lucky enough to land a recent phoner, in support of Hackman’s latest fall 2013 novel Pursuit.

Hackman explained that it takes him upwards of a year to write each book and that this process encompasses two or three professional edits. The San Bernadino, CA native also touched on the critical collaborative role played by his wife Betsy Arakawa:

“I have a little office, you might call it. It’s just a writing desk and a pretty comfortable chair. I write longhand and I go back and I go over it I don’t know how many times and I hand it to the professor and she types it up. Then we go over it a number of times and get a little bit of a critique from her and like that.”

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Tom Selleck Recalls Tom Clancy’s Magnum P.I. Intentions

Shutterstock_TomSelleckThese are the bittersweet coincidences that journalism is sometimes made of.

Yesterday, for the latest installment of his TV-side Q&A series “The 11 Big Questions,” Yahoo Entertainment features editor Richard Rushfield shared a recent conversation with Tom Selleck that encompassed projects past, present and might-have-been. In the last category, Selleck clarified that he never turned down the lead in Raiders of the Lost Ark and also made some comments that ring even louder today given the sad news of author Tom Clancy‘s passing:

“It’s been a weird progression with Magnum. Tom Clancy is a huge Magnum fan. In the early ’90s, he’d done a couple of wildly successful movie adaptations of his books. We got together, and I went to Universal, and I said ‘It’s time we could do a series of feature films.’”

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Richard Rushfield Joins Yahoo Entertainment

As BuzzFeed’s first, former and so far only LA bureau chief, Richard Rushfield saw his fair share of solid Web traffic reports. But he has now moved on to a company where those numbers are truly spectacular.

FishbowlLA tipsters inform that Rushfield joined Yahoo Entertainment a few weeks ago as features editor. Sure enough, we found what looks to be a first bylined item, dated May 30. Although we imagine much of Rushfield’s day-to-day duties will fall on the enterprise and long-lead assignment side.

Rushfield joins Yahoo Entertainment on the heels of former TMZ GM and LA Times vet Alan Citron’s arrival as business lead. The LAT genealogy also extends to Yahoo editor-in-chief Scott Robson, who worked with Rushfield at The Envelope. At this rate, we wouldn’t be surprised if Patrick Goldstein is soon announced as a Yahoo columnist.

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BuzzFeed’s LA Bureau Chief Departs

Richard Rushfield has left BuzzFeed after just five months. Rushfield, who has had a variety of roles including working with Bill Clinton, west coast editor of Gawker and entertainment editor for The Los Angeles Times’ website, helped launch BuzzFeed’s west coast bureau.

In the end, however, Rushfield told our sister site FishbowlLA, it “wasn’t the right fit.”

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EXCLUSIVE: Richard Rushfield Out at BuzzFeed

If you look at the masthead for BuzzFeed Entertainment, there’s a rather conspicuous name missing. That’s because LA bureau chief Richard Rushfield is no longer part of the operation.

“Indeed, I have parted ways from BuzzFeed,” Rushfield told FishbowlLA via email Saturday night after a long day at Anaheim’s WonderCon. “Wasn’t the right fit in the end, but I wish them all the best.”

The exit comes exactly five months after Rushfield joined BuzzFeed last fall to launch a west coast bureau. He leaves behind chief correspondent Kate Aurthur, senior film reporter Adam B. Vary, reporter Tessa Stuart, correspondent-at-large Michael Hastings and associate editors Louis Peitzman and Erin La Rosa.

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Mediaite.com Adds LA Bureau Chief

Dan Abrams, founder of the mediaite.com website network, had a lot of exciting news to share on Monday. For starters, he says he will be announcing in the next few weeks a new site to go along with the eight that already make up his group including gossipcop.com and stylite.com.

In addition, as part of some recent staff changes and promotions, Matt Wilstein is mediaite.com’s new LA bureau chief, effective January 7. Wilstein comes to the operation after launching the comedy-and-politics blog Gotcha Media in November 2008. He will among other things oversee expanded coverage of late night talk shows, just in time for Jimmy Kimmel‘s move tonight to 11:35 p.m.

Other staff changes at Abrams Media include: the addition of a pair of full-time writers to geekosystem.com (Steven Romano, Glen Tickle); the hiring of writer Colette McIntyre at thejanedough.com, where Sarah Devlin has also been promoted to the overseeing of day-to-day operations; and the addition there of regular contributor Meredith Lepore, formerly EIC of thegrindstone.com.

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Tessa Stuart Joins BuzzFeed’s New LA Bureau

LA Weekly reporter Tessa Stuart is the latest addition to the new Los Angeles Bureau at BuzzFeed. Stuart worked at the alt-weekly for less than a year, but that was long enough to make an impression on BuzzFeed’s LA bureau chief Richard Rushfield, who tells us:

Tessa Stuart has already proven herself one of the most talented, creative reporters in LA. We are thrilled to have her joining our team and covering the world of entertainment with all the relentless diligence she applied to her coverage of the San Fernando City Council madness and the shake ups at KPCC.

Stuart joins the BuzzFeed team on December 19, and will cover entertainment.

BuzzFeed LA Launch Party at Mondrian’s Skybar

FishbowlLA braved the harsh L.A. drizzle on Thursday night to hit Skybar, where BuzzFeed staffers and friends were celebrating the launch of the website’s new Los Angeles bureau. Top BuzzFeed brass was in attendance: CEO and founder Jonah Peretti, president Jon Steinberg, editor-in-chief Ben Smith, executive VP of video Ze Frank, and probably more we didn’t recognize.

We spotted Nate Silver in the crowd, as well as Julia Boorstin of CNBC, comedian Chelsea PerettiLA Times VP of Communications Nancy Sullivan and former Good magazine editor Ann Friedman, who tolerated some gushing on our behalf over her delightful Tumblr and column, #Real Talk.

But we don’t have pictures of any of these lovely people, because we forgot our camera. We only managed this one grainy cell phone picture before giving up and hitting the open bar:

That’s Ann-Marie Thomson of SYCO television, Grantland editor Emily Yoshida and BuzzFeed’s Los Angeles bureau chief Richard Rushfield being blinded by my cell phone camera.

BuzzFeed LA Wades Into Bond, Elmo

So how’s it going over at BuzzFeed’s brand new LA outpost? Well, for starters, bureau chief Richard Rushfield and chief correspondent Kate Aurthur have each earned some nice right-hand margin badges: New User, 1,000 Views, 10,000 Views.

This week, Rushfield makes the argument that Skyfall is the first true James Bond blockbuster, while Aurthur got no response (surprise!) from a TMZ rep when she tried to find out if the outlet had paid cash for some 2010 email correspondence between Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash and his now recanted accuser. Meanwhile, via Twitter, David Poland took the media to task for jumping on the TMZ bandwagon and got into it a little bit with Aurthur over her piece:

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Richard Rushfield to Head New BuzzFeed LA Bureau

BuzzFeed is expanding its reach to Hollywood with a well-stocked Los Angeles bureau. Richard Rushfield, former entertainment editor for LATimes.com and west coast editor of Gawker, will sit at the helm. Kate Aurthur, former LA Times TV editor and west coast editor of Newsweek/The Daily Beast, will serve as chief L.A. correspondent. Buzzfeed reporter Michael Hastings will serve as a correspondent-at-large.

More from The Hollywood Reporter:

Rushfield says the plan is to combine viral-ready takes on big entertainment moments with serious reporting that will rival traditional outlets. The L.A. bureau will have about 12 editorial employees and be home to BuzzFeed Video, the site’s video team focused on viral content and led by Ze Frank.

Rushfield will begin at Buzzfeed on October 29. Aurthur will join him November 5, and Hastings will begin contributing stories in early 2013.

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