Judith Regan gets pink slip

creditJudith Regan, publisher of the terminated O.J. Simpson book, was abruptly fired tonight by HarperCollins. The company announced the dismissal, “effective immediately,” in a news release issued about 7 p.m. Eastern time, the New York Times says. (The Drudge Report says in a banner "exclusive" that word started to leak out during News Corp.'s Christmas party. Rupert Murdoch owns News Corp. and HarperCollins.) The projects and staff of Regan Books will be moved under the HarperCollins General Books Group, the NYT reports, "but it is unknown whether that group will remain in Los Angeles." Regan published books by Howard Stern, Rush Limbaugh and other big media sellers and this year moved her operation to Los Angeles from New York. More over at LA Biz Observed.

Look who's coming to town
Oh that Judith Regan

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