One Man Controls All Acts of Celebrity Kindness

Maureen O'Connor · 12/01/10 03:28PM

Meet Trevor Neilson. His job is helping famous people "build [their] brands" by finding charitable projects for them. He's the philanthropic powerbroker behind Angelina, Ashton, Demi, Shakira, and Bono. If he ever uses his powers for evil, we're screwed.

Contracts For 'Portfolio'?

Rebecca · 03/21/08 03:06PM

WE HEAR that Portfolio is pushing its staff writers into contracts. As it stands, writers at the magazine are considered full-time and get appropriate benefits. That would change if they became independent contractors who regularly write for the magazine. [Boy would it ever!–day ed] Rumor has it that senior writers Sheelah Kolhatkar and Kevin Gray have already been talked to and the magazine is trying to get rid of office space. Jesse Eisinger probably won't get screwed because he's a real financial writer and also subject to Joanne Lipman's adoration. Update: a tipster writes in with more details, after the jump.