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Ben Widdicombe Exits Gossip Industry, Leaving Gaping Aussie Void

In a "this wouldn't even be a cute April Fool's Day joke," Ben Widdicombe is leaving the gossip pages of the New York Daily News after something like a decade in the rumormongering industry. "Oh no! After four years (which is 28 in liver years) Gatecrasher has crashed its last gate for the Daily News. I hope you've had as much fun reading the column as I have had writing it, but today I am leaving to pursue my ambition of becoming the world's first plus-size hand supermodel. Wish me luck!"

Talking points:

• What will Widdicombe's next gig be? Voice-over work?

• Since his Gatecrasher column took over the daily void left by Lloyd Grove's Lowdown, will the News be looking for another daily column to run alongside Rush & Molloy? And will that honor go to the Sunday-only Full Disclosure from News gossip veteran Jo Piazza? So far, we hear that plan hasn't been made.

Comments (1)
No. 1 · hms

Iliked his column. It's his column that brought me over to the NY Daily News. I'll miss him.

Posted: Apr 28, 2008 at 9:30 am · @Reply · [Flag?]
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