No sooner did the Hollywood Reporter gets its annual Power 100 of most important women into print than Publisher and Editor-in-chief Robert Dowling announced he is leaving at the end of the month. He will open a consulting firm, The Bob Dowling Group, with THR parent VNU Business Media as his first client. No word on a successor, even though this clearly was in the works for awhile. This means we'll have gotten new supreme editors in a period of months at the Times, Daily News, Daily Journal, Business Journal and now the Hollywood Reporter.
Oh by the way: Anne Sweeney of Disney leads the Power 100 for the second year in a row, followed by Judy McGrath of MTV, Stacey Snider of Universal Pictures, Amy Pascal of Sony and Nancy Tellem of CBS Paramount.