1:39 pm Aug. 10, 2012
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In which the C.E.O. of the company that publishes Nikki Finke's Deadline.com is arrested for allegedly urinating on a woman's boots in the parking lot of the Nantucket Yacht Club:
Jay Penske, 33, the CEO of the digital media company PMC who owns the IndyCar racing team Dragon Racing and the web site Deadline.com, along with his brother Mark Penske, 35, were arrested just before 2 a.m. Thursday on South Beach Street.
According to a police report, the incident was reported as an assault and battery when two women approached officers on Broad Street, claiming they had been assaulted by two men, later identified as the Penske brothers.
The report claims the Penske brothers were urinating in the parking lot, and that when she confronted Jay Penske, he “turned and continued to urinate on her boots. He then proceeded to grab her arm and push her. (The woman) also states that Mark before he ran away pushed her and they both then ran to the house on Yacht Club property" the report states.
Nantucket's intrepid Inquirer & Mirror has the full story.
A representative for PMC has already pushed back on the report, telling Page Six: “These so-called ‘facts’ published by various media outlets are erroneous, and PMC has been assured that the misdemeanor charge for trespassing against Jay Penske will be resolved."
Speaking of Nikki Finke, meet the anonymous Los Angeles man behind the satirical Twitter feed that skewers the famously reclusive and pugnacious Hollywood reporter. Sample tweet: "The Columbia Journalism Review talked to me about being America's finest and most consistently ethical trade journalist."
In other news...
Fareed Zakaria is under scrutiny for possibly plagiarizing The New Yorker. [The Atlantic Wire]
David Rakoff has died. [The Atlantic Wire]
Do tablet-only magazines have a future? [Adweek]
An analysis of how CNN's blandness can benefit the struggling betwork. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Keith Kelly has more on the Du Jour launch: 110 ad pages totalling $4 million in the inaugural issue. [New York Post]
NYU Local is launching a print publication. [The New York Observer]
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