Nate Berkus to Induce Afternoon Naps No Longer

Seth Abramovitch · 12/12/11 08:22PM

Nate Berkus — the window-treatmenting savante crafted out of a spare Ugg boot by the Great Goddess Oprah herself — is having a bad week. Harpo and Sony TV have confirmed that The Nate Berkus Show will cease production after two snore-inducing seasons of tween bedroom renovations and dollar-store fashion shows for unfabulous women.

All the Crazy Outfits from the CFDA Awards

Brian Moylan · 06/07/11 11:19AM

Last night was the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards, which is like the Oscars of the fashion industry, except it wasn't televised, we didn't speculate about the winners for months on end, and there were even more gay men in attendance. Naturally, with anything fashion-related, there were a ton of wacky outfits. Let's look!

Angelina Jolie Thinks Your Thanksgiving Celebration Is Disgusting

Brian Moylan · 11/25/10 11:14AM

Angelina Jolie does not enjoy our colonial holiday. Lindsay Lohan is spending Thanksgiving with a bad influence. Cameron Diaz and A-Rod are back on. Billy Joel is recovering. Wesley Snipes is appealing. Thursday's gossip is making pies with its mother.

Today on Oprah: All About Nate Berkus

Emily Farris · 05/25/10 04:35PM

In light of Nate Berkus's departure from Oprah for his own show (sound familiar?) today's episode was dedicated to him. Not only is he a decor genius, he is an awesome (and handsome) human being.

cityfile · 02/01/10 03:22PM

• An estimated 25 million people tuned into last night's broadcast of the Grammy Awards on CBS, earning it its highest ratings in six years. [AP]
• Disney is looking to sell off the Miramax name and its library of 700 movies, and seven to 10 parties have reportedly expressed interest. [NYT, NYP]
• Nate Berkus's new TV show will hit WNBC beginning this fall. [THR, NYP]
Kelly Cutrone's reality show, Kell on Earth, debuts on Bravo tonight. [LAT]
• Candy Crowley is the new anchor of CNN's State of the Union. [NYT]
• is backing down in its fight over e-book prices. [Reuters]
Avatar was No. 1 at the box office for a seventh weekend in a row. The movie has now grossed more than $2 billion around the world. [NYT]

cityfile · 12/15/09 04:16PM

• Closures: Design magazine I.D. is shutting down. And while Editor & Publisher revealed last week it's folding, there's now a small chance it'll survive. [E&P]
• More bad news: The New Republic laid off some staff today. [Politico]
Diane Sawyer's farewell to GMA last week and George Stephanopoulos's debut on Monday both did okay, but neither one topped Today. [NYO, NYT]
• More TV news: CNN's ratings continue to suck; Oprah's Obama special scored big ratings; and Oprah pal Nate Berkus is getting his own show, as rumored.
Golf Digest says it has no regrets about its new Tiger Woods cover. Which is a tad convenient since it went to press before the scandal broke. [Us]
Men's Health editor Dave Zinczenko got snubbed by his bosses today. [DF]
• Paramount plans to start selling movie clips on the Web next week. [NYT]
• As for plans to create the "Hulu of magazines," it isn't going to be easy. [PC]
• The guy who stalked ESPN's Erin Andrews pleaded guilty today. [AP]
• Advertisers are totally loving Lady Gaga right now. Her "Bad Romance" video managed to squeeze in ten product placements in under five minutes. [LAT]
• Golden Globe noms were announced today. Just in case you missed it. [NYM]

cityfile · 11/17/09 04:20PM

• A big round of layoffs landed at the Associated Press today. [BI, NYT]
Budget Travel isn't shutting down, contrary to rumors. But its owner is looking to sell the magazine or find new investors, however. [AdAge]
•'s managing editor, Josh Tyrangiel, will become the editor of BusinessWeek when Bloomberg LP takes over next month. [BW, WWD]
• The NYPD raided four newspapers as part of a union corruption probe. [AP]
• Is Newsweek's new Sarah Palin cover sexist? Or just funny? [HP, Wrap]
• Because print media is booming and newspapers will be around forever, Mort Zuckerman's Daily News spent $150 million on a new printing plant. [NYT]
• A documentary about media reporters at the Times? Oh, yes, indeed. [NYO]
• Bonnie Fuller's new Web venture launched today. []
• TV: Oprah GBF Nate Berkus is getting his own daytime show; and Bob Saget will host an A&E reality series in which he'll "explore strange subcultures."
Rupert Murdoch probably isn't very popular with the blind today. [Gawker]

Polo Magnate Lists Sutton Place Manse

cityfile · 09/17/09 07:41AM

• Neil Hirsch, the man who founded Telerate (sold to Dow Jones in 1990 for $1.5 billion), co-founded the Bridgehampton Polo Club in 1995, and was once married to comedy club queen Caroline Hirsch, has put his five-story townhouse at 15 Sutton Place on the market. The 3,919-square-foot manse with patio, terrace, multiple balconies, four fireplaces, and elevator (and "enclosed by a 19th Century wrought iron gate"), is listed with Stribling for $12 million. [Cityfile, Stribling]
• Alex Roepers, the founder of Atlantic Investment Management, and his wife, Shafi, have paid "about $17.5 million" for ex-Warnaco CEO Linda Wachner's 4-acre parcel of land on Meadow Lane in Southampton. The couple is reportedly planning to use the land to build a new home, which will be designed by architect Peter Marino. [NYP]

Oval Office Makeover

cityfile · 12/11/08 03:06PM

Vanity Fair has rounded up a few suggestions on how Barack Obama could spruce up the painfully dated Oval Office when he settles in the White House next month. One piece of advice from interior designer (and Oprah fave) Nate Berkus: "Can we all agree that the president shouldn't have 15 advisers all crowded onto two yellow sofas? Let's bring in some natural linens and more handsome colors, such as beige, army green, and brown." More here. [VF]