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Judith Regan fired

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by tommyp, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. tommyp

    tommyp Member

    Her recent failures have overshadowed her past successes:


    Judith Regan Is Fired After O. J. Simpson Book
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 – Judith Regan, the firebrand editor who stirred up decade-old passions last month with her plans for a book and television interview with O. J. Simpson, was fired late Friday by HarperCollins, the publishing company that oversaw her book business.

    HarperCollins announced the dismissal, “effective immediately,” in a two-sentence news release that was issued at about 7 p.m. Eastern time. The announcement was made by Jane Friedman, president and chief executive of HarperCollins, who has long had a strained relationship with Ms. Regan.

    The Simpson book was to give an account of how he might have murdered his former wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald L. Goldman.

    The statement said that the Regan publishing program and staff will continue as part of the HarperCollins General Books Group, but it is unknown whether that group will remain in Los Angeles, where Ms. Regan moved it from New York earlier this year.

    It is also unclear whether Ms. Regan has been dismissed only from HarperCollins, or terminated entirely from the News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch’s giant media company. Over the years, Ms. Regan has gained a growing amount of sway within the company because of her ability to generate profits from books and other ventures.

    In recent years, she has helped to produce television series and specials, like “Growing Up Gotti,” a series about the children of mafia don John Gotti, which aired on the A&E cable channel. Ms. Regan served as an executive producer of the show.

    The news about Ms. Regan’s firing was announced in a news release issued by HarperCollins even before it was transmitted to Regan employees in Los Angeles. Suzanne Wickham, a spokesman for Ms. Regan in Los Angeles, said employees had not been notified of the development before a reporter called to ask to speak to Ms. Regan.

    Executives at HarperCollins and the News Corporation in New York and Los Angeles did not return phone calls seeking further comment.

    Ms Regan’s publishing imprint ReganBooks will release Mr. Simpson's book Nov. 30, with two one-hour interview segments scheduled to appear on the Fox network for the release.

    But a public outcry and criticism from the families of the victims eventually led the News Corporation to cancel the project.
  2. Jones

    Jones Active Member

    This is bad news for Mickey Mantle's imaginary sex life.
  3. Maybe bernie Kerik can give her a job.
  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Jones, I didn't know Mick's sex life was imaginary. Now Golembeck's, that's another story.
  5. Jones

    Jones Active Member

    It's Golenbock, Michael.

    Sorry, but he's a stickler for names.
  6. Since I had so much fun doing this on the Lamar Hunt thread, can I say that Mick was a dick, and now he's a dead dick.
    Thank you.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Fixed to reflect the accuracy of the author
  8. tommyp

    tommyp Member

    Then why don't we just change it to Goyimbiotch? It's a natural progression.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Fare nuph
  10. slowcenter

    slowcenter Member

    Nice editing job, here, too. "Will release Mr. Simpson's book November 30?"

    How about "was to have released?"
  11. Satchel Pooch

    Satchel Pooch Member

    Next year.
  12. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    How does someone write a story about this and not have one sentence about the Mantle book?
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