Regan's staff is waiting

And waiting... and waiting... The dozen or so members of Judith Regan's L.A.-based staff - many of them NY transplants - are sitting tight as honchos at HarperCollins (the publishing house that handles Regan's imprint) figure out to do with the office and staff. It's a good bet that the operation will be shut down. Remember, the whole idea of moving to wacky Socal was Regan's (packaging books with movies and TV shows) - and now that she's out of the picture, well, the L.A. strategy is probably close to kaput. Meanwhile, New York magazine reports that Regan's "bagel-craving staff" (that's how the mag puts it) are hoping for extra-nice severance packages. No word on when HarperCollins will announce what it plans to do.

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