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Newsweek's New Bidder... Anne Christensen Leaves T... Over at Glamour...

According to sources, Avenue Capital Group has submitted an offer for Newsweek.

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ON TO NEW PASTURES: Weeks after losing her bid for the top job at T: The New York Times Style Magazine to Sally Singer, Anne Christensen has resigned from her post as women’s fashion director of the Times’ style glossy. And she’s landed on her feet. In an e-mail to WWD sent during a break from styling a Vogue China shoot, Christensen said, “I’ve had a great 10 years at the Times and T magazines under 2 creative and smart editors: Amy Spindler and Stefano Tonchi. I’m very proud of the work I’ve done there and particularly proud of the upcoming Fall women’s T that I worked very hard on. Now I’m happy to move on to other adventures. I wish Sally Singer the best of luck. She has inherited a wonderful group of people at T.” As to whether those adventures will include finding a position at another magazine or focusing on her freelance styling career — which she was able to maintain while at T since she wasn’t a full-time employee — Christensen said she was keeping her options open. “I do want to explore other magazine possibilities. I like having magazine as a base — for a stylist, it gives you a real voice, and that’s important. And I have a great freelance career that I will continue, as well,” she said.

Meanwhile, with regard to Christensen’s replacement at T, a spokeswoman for the Times said there were “no personnel announcements to make at this time.” Yet rumors are swirling that Singer will be bringing a Voguette (or two) with her when she assumes control of the title next week. According to insiders, T’s new editor in chief wants to bring in a freelance fashion director-stylist and a strong full-time market director, which is likely why Meredith Melling Burke, Vogue’s oft-photographed senior market editor, is one of the names being tossed around in media circles as a possible Singer recruit.

— Nick Axelrod

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