Just wanted to wish everyone Happy New Year. I’ll be out of the office and offline until January 2. My New Year’s resolution, by the way, is to catch up on all the great ideas I had planned to write about in 2006 but didn’t quite get to. We’ll see how that goes.
Archive for December, 2006
Here’s a holiday story that’s sure to give you the warm fuzzies. In New York City, the CEO of a media company spent more than a quarter of a million dollars on an original, handwritten copy of Clement Clarke Moore’s classic poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” and then–in an act of wonderful Christmas cheer–read […]
The HarperCollins vs. Regan bout is clearly going to go all 15 rounds. Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg at the Wall Street Journal quotes Judith Regan’s lawer, Bert Fields, and a spokesman for News Corp., Andrew Butcher, each offering different versions of Regan’s alleged anti-Semitic statements: In the next breath, Mr. Butcher said, Ms. Regan said that literary agent […]
From the New York Times: . . . a stunned Ms. Regan was confronted by security guards who arrived with boxes and ordered her to leave . . . Judith Regan, she of the O. J. Simpson book imbroglio, has been sacked, allegedly for making anti-Semitic remarks. People who scrutinize the industry much more closely […]
Just added to the upcoming slate of celebrity prizefights: crafty veteran Kitty Kelley, a scribe who’s never pulled a punch, takes on the worldwide champeen of all media, the belle of book-dom, the Isis of image, the tsarina of talk, yessir, Oooooooooooooooprah Winfrey! In this corner, wearing a svelte black Armani suite with a taupe […]