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- Diane Smith Launches Beach and Lifestyle Blog
- Newspaper Association of America Reports on State of the Industry
- Louis Vuitton Heads to Iceland for Men's Ads
As recently as last week, the tobacco committee for the National Association of Attorneys General received a letter from Martin L. Holton, senior vice president and general counsel for RJR, noting he shares its concern over the ad and "will consider whether there are measures the company can take to help avoid it in the future." Apparently that wasn't enough, as more states are considering legal action. Last week, the company said it would halt all print advertising in 2008. — Amy Wicks
WHAT JOURNALISTIC ETHICS?: Forget the iron wall of publishing between advertising and editorial. At Nylon, the wall appears to be made more of, well, nylon. Marvin Scott Jarrett, Nylon's editor in chief, spoke during a roundtable for the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Tuesday, where he told more than 100 FIT students what no journalism school ever would: "I think of advertisers as investors investing in my vision, and it's hard not to take people who don't support your magazine in a different breath," he said. "I run a fashion-entertainment magazine, where it's not church and state. To me, it's one big church." — Whitney Beckett
GUCCI'S REEL MOMENT: The Gucci dynasty could be the subject of a biopic directed by Ridley Scott. A Scott representative confirmed the Oscar-nominated director has been lined up to direct and produce the film through his Scott Free Productions shingle. The film will focus on the figures behind the rise and near fall of the Italian fashion empire in the Seventies and Eighties. Much of the story will revolve around the late Maurizio Gucci, grandson of founder and saddle-maker Guccio Gucci, who battled with his cousins in and out of the courtroom to protect his 50 percent stake in the business. Scott and his partner of eight years, Italian beauty Giannina Facio, have a predilection for fashion. For 2001's "Hannibal" they turned to Roberto Cavalli, Giorgio Armani, Cerruti and Gucci to outfit stars Julianne Moore, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman and Ray Liotta.