TV Guide Conveniently Hands Out Pink Slips

On Tuesday, it was reported that girly celeb-ish television rag Inside TV was folding so that its publisher, Gemstar, could focus on the company's "considerable core assets." Gemstar also publishes TV Guide, but apparently that mag isn't included in the core assets: we hear that the company cut 6 staffers (running the gamut in position) from the struggling television bible on the same day as the Inside TV bloodbath.

Included in the TV Guide cuts was one longtime senior editor (for whom one of us has done freelance work) who just happened to be taking a six-week personal leave, starting next week, to care for her ailing father. Timely downsizing, that.

Earlier: Inside TV, Out