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In a heavily scripted evening, an off-the-cuff comment stirred people up. At Tuesday's National Magazine Awards, guests at Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center were surprised to see that perennial favorite New Yorker editor in chief David Remnick

Later that evening, Winfrey told Larry King that she will stop doing her TV show when her contract runs out in four to five years. — Lisa Lockwood

Keith Blanchard, the former editor in chief of Maxim who signed up in October as Wenner Media's executive director online, has left the company. A spokesman confirmed Blanchard's departure; his last day was Tuesday. Rolling Stone chief marketing officer Gary Armstrong hired Blanchard to oversee all of the company's sites and the relaunch of Us Weekly's Web site, Blanchard also revamped Rolling Stone's Web site and was due to work on the relaunch of Men's Journal's site, but had not started. Wenner will not hire a replacement for Blanchard. Editors from both Rolling Stone and Men's Journal magazines will oversee their respective Web sites, but it is not known when or if will be relaunched.—S.D.S.

TOUGH FOR TIME: The morning after Time Inc. was shut out at the National Magazine Awards, news of the division's first-quarter performance probably didn't help those hangovers. Revenue at Time Inc. decreased $15 million from the same period a year ago, to $1 billion, and operating income before depreciation and amortization dropped $33 million, to $84 million, due to higher restructuring changes, declines at "certain domestic magazines" and non-magazine businesses including Synapse, a company that handles alternative ways of getting magazine subscriptions. Dick Parsons, chief executive officer of Time Warner, said that while he was not happy about "being down at Time Inc.," he was pleased with the progress on the digital side of the business, such as, and He reported that growth in online ad revenue more than offset declines in magazine publishing revenue. — A.W.

MORE FASHION TV: There's yet another television show about the fashion industry to clog your TiVo. "The Fashionista Diaries" will chronicle the lives of six assistants charged with putting together a fashion show and after party for Charlotte Ronson during New York Fashion Week in September. The show will chronicle the coffee-grabbing, clothes-fetching administrative duties of entry-level employees at Flirt Cosmetics, fashion public relations firm Seventh House PR and Condé Nast monthly Jane. The one-hour weekly show will air on Soapnet in July and will be produced by Disney's Buena Vista Productions. Casting for the assistants is said to begin in the next few weeks. — S.D.S.
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