So long, Trump Magazine. Hello, Trump Life

trumpmag.jpgThe predicted financial meltdown of Premiere Publishing Group, Donald Trump’s magazine pimp, has finally arrived. And yes, the Donald is taking lemons and making the classiest editorial lemonade you’ve ever seen. I’m telling you, da best!

OK, well, maybe not. But the Bedford homeowner’s already has plans to launch his next magazine, Trump Life. And it’s sure to be better than the deformed Panache-Skymall love child that constituted its three-year-old predecessor. How could it not be at least a slight improvement? It’ll be published by Ocean Drive Media — which already puts out the quality Ocean Drive Magazine in Florida — and, as before, the Trump pub will be sold on newsstands and distributed at Trump’s various hotel, golf, and casino properties.

Most baffling of all, according to the NY Post, Ocean Drive’s Jerry Powers agreed to a five-year, $20 million “partnership deal” with Trump. Which, if I’m not mistaken, translates to about $750,000 per word for his typical editor’s letter.

Say, how much do you guys offer freelancers?

Rosie O’Donnell won’t be “Detox”-ing with Diane Sawyer (or Oprah) after all

tjndc5-5f2qol0l38859cmebjm_layout1.jpgAfter giving Oprah a big, fat umnah last week — declining to appear on her show to promote her new memoir, “Celebrity Detox” — South Nyack’s Rosie O’Donnell made an equally surprising move over the weekend: pulling the plug on her planned two-part interview with Diane Sawyer.

Rosie broke the news on her own r blog, where she wrote a lengthy free-verse missive (titled, oddly, “Ms. Winfrey,” not “Ms. Sawyer”):


i do not feel ready
to discuss or defend
the things i shared
on those 209 pages

read it urself
take away what u need
leave the rest
it is what it is

the goal always is peace
self revelation
sharing – learning – teaching
wax on wax off

for now
i decided no interviews
about celebrity detox
it is too raw

my no
has nothing 2 do with anything
but me
my need 2 find my place

oprah is a force of nature
her invitation made me cry
her kind words about the book
reinforce what we all know
2 b true about her


Her publicist, Cindi Berger, confirmed to the NY Post’s Michael Starr, “She feels people should read the book and take away from it what they will. She does not want to do any interviews.” However, despite her reluctance to talk about “Detox,” she couldn’t me more excited to talk about reprising her role as Dawn Budge on FX’s “Nip/Tuck.” She posted multiple times about the show’s upcoming debut. Truth be told, the prospect of seeing her face sewn shut on the show (as previewed on her Flickr page) kind of has me a little excited too.

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