Don’t miss entertainment editor Diane Clehane’s sure-to-be-talked about report on “The Devil Wears Prada” coming next week. We already told you that Diane has the polar opposite view of the film that WWD took when they saw it. She’s predicting it’s going to be one of the biggest films of the summer — and maybe even garner a few Oscar nods. Now, read exclusive details on behind the scenes goings on from cast and crew and get Diane’s take as a former Vogue staffer on how cinema stacks up against reality.
FishbowlNY on Patrick McMullan: ‘Writer, Can You Stand Somewhere Else?’
Mediabistro.com’s fishbowlNY column reported today: “Well, someone’s had the temerity to say with a byline what others have whispered for some time: That fashion and celeb photog Patrick McMullan can be, um, difficult to work around. Diane Clehane, who has written for our parent mediabistro.com, wrote in fashion rag LookOnline.com after the CFDA awards earlier this month” (click here for the entire report on the CFDA awards by Diane)
“I know it is heresy to say anything less than glowing about Patrick McMullan but here goes: It’s not enough that he always gets the first shot — literally and figuratively — at every event. It’s a given and every reporter I know gets it and works around it. Last night, while three of us waited to talk to Heidi Klum and were trying to figure out how we also might get Janet Jackson who was coming up the stairs at the same time, McMullan bumped into me from behind. Clearly annoyed, he looked at me with distain and said, and I quote, “Writer, can you stand somewhere else?” My answer: “No, I can’t.” I’ve got a job to do too. Give me a break. Then, while other reporters were trying to talk to Terrence Howard he interrupted the 30-second interview that they had patiently waited for — and cleared with his gatekeeper — to grab the actor for a photo with Janet Jackson. Nice.” – Diane Clehane
The article goes on to report:
LookOnline editor Ernest Schmatolla says some other folk, including “major editors” agree: “In response to Diane Clehane’s article referencing Patrick McMullan and his attitude toward writers, we have received a few emails that essentially agree with Diane’s comments,” he told us today, adding for good measure: “That is the truth and I have seen it.” Patrick we haven’t met you. We’re sure you’re swell. We know you don’t need to take our photo because we’re neither fashionable nor celebrities. Kiss-kiss.