Michael Wolff’s column for the Guardian discontinued

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Michael Wolff and The Guardian have parted ways.

Capital has learned that Wolff is no longer contracted to file a weekly column for the British broadsheet's American digital edition, Guardian U.S., for which he began writing a little over two years ago. It was not clear what caused the separation.

The veteran media critic's last byline was from March 24.

"It has been a longstanding and productive relationship for which we are grateful," a Guardian U.S. spokesperson told Capital in a statement. "It's always been interesting, never dull and more often exciting. We wish him the best of luck."

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Asked if there was any specific reason for the split, the spokesperson would only say: "It's time to go our separate ways."

Reached for comment, Wolff confirmed The Guardian's statement was accurate but did not say why his column had come to an end.

With a keen eye toward revenue models and a particular passion for the Kremlinology of Rupert Murdoch and News Corp., Wolff has a reputation for being a fiery and contrarian commentator on the business of media.

He has his share of detractors: Just last week, C.J.R. writer Ryan Chittum wrote a scathing blog post on Wolff's apparent "media bloopers." Wolff fired back on Twitter with a point by point rebuttal.

Wolff, who also founded the aggregation site Newser, confirmed to Capital that he will continue his gig as a weekly media columnist for USA Today. He also writes for Vanity Fair, British GQ and other publications.