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04.20.2014
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President Bush best summed up the peculiar juxtaposition of celebrities, reporters and political officials at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.

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Meanwhile, three other staffers have followed Garcia out of Elle: Bookings editor Claudine Ingeneri, market editor Helane Crowell and deputy art director Florence Sicard have all recently left the magazine. — S.D.S.

REAL TIME REPORTING: Vanity Fair editor in chief Graydon Carter wants to revamp the magazine's Web site to make it "a fun, funny, spunkier version of the magazine." His plan is being carried out with several additions. Vanityfair.com will include regular weekly postings of events and increase its coverage of A-list diners at the Waverly Inn to a few times a month on the restaurant's un-bylined blog. The site also will include more pithy quotes and pictures of socials in party dresses in weekly postings of parties and events. In fact, two stealth reporters — Adam Klappholz, who is assistant to managing editor Chris Garrett, and associate online editor Jessica Flint — were recently seen working the red carpet and picking up tips on covering a party from other social reporters at a Belvedere Vodka event.

But two junior reporters can't revamp the site all by themselves. Senior articles editor Michael Hogan has been named executive online editor to oversee the site. Hogan was also the executive editor on Condé Nast's new spinoff "Movies Rock," which was delivered as a supplement to Vanity Fair's December issue. Also, Hamish Robertson, most recently a multimedia consultant at GQ, has been named online design editor, and Flint was recently promoted to her online job from editorial associate at the magazine. The site has also added guest bloggers including Cindy Crawford, who opines about green issues; Jamie Johnson; Rebecca Guinness, and David Roberts. — S.D.S
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