More buzzing around Black Rock: Mary Mapes, the CBS producer who was fired after Dan Rather's MemoGate, has sold her memoirs to St. Martin's Press (we're hearing the deal was for around $250k).
Meanwhile, we're hearing Josh Howard, the 60 Minutes EP who was canned in the wake of the memo debacle, is about to resign from CBS News. Granted, we also hear a constant buzzing noise, but the doctors say it's unrelated. The Mel Gibson-approved analysis: Howard was a major threat on the lawsuit front and, if he really is stepping down, we suspect he's being handsomely rewarded.
See? Fucking up the news does pay.