George Hodgman, former Vanity Fair editor and author of acclaimed memoir “Bettyville,” was found dead Saturday evening. Friends recall his wit, brilliance, and complex character.
Lloyd Grove is editor at large for The Daily Beast. Formerly a contributor to New York magazine and a contributing editor for Condé Nast Portfolio, he wrote a gossip column for the New York Daily News from 2003 to 2006. Prior to that, he wrote the Reliable Source column for The Washington Post, where he spent 23 years covering politics, the media, and other subjects.
He’s worked for almost every president since Reagan, and Richard Clarke’s never been less hopeful about the future. Oh wait, there’s Mayor Pete.
The Times is using an “Obits Diversity Analysis Tool,” which monitors obituary subjects' genders. The next idea is to measure color, and improve cultural representation overall.
On ‘The View,’ Meghan McCain didn’t say if she was returning to the show next season. This limbo will continue until the co-host feels that ABC has put a stop to damaging leaks.
Sources close to McCain tell The Daily Beast she feels like ‘a caged animal’ on the ABC talk show. ‘It’s getting to the point where it’s not worth the emotional toll every week.’
Andrew Stein, who advised Trump in the Wall Street Journal to choose Nikki Haley as his next VP, confirms that former Clinton pollster Mark Penn met with Trump ‘a couple of times.’