New tabloid boss here

Bonnie Fuller's Star has a new West Coast bureau chief, Mary Ann Norbom -- she's the third in eight months, Page Six says.

"It's kind of a mess," sighed one L.A. staffer. "In the past two weeks, two people were fired, two have quit and we are down to three people in an office that is supposed to hold 10. The West Coast bureau is obviously one of the most important ones to Star, but we are understaffed." A rep for the mag said: "This week, one person did leave on their own and one didn't, but we have two people starting this week and one starting at the end of the month, including [former talent booker] Andrea Schaffer from E!"

Norbom had been the Los Angeles bureau chief of the Globe and has also worked for USA Today and “Entertainment Tonight,” Media Life says.

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