We recently noted the closing of a super-exclusive nightclub called the Door, said to be a favorite playpen for super-market billionaire Ron Burkle. Though Burkle's people deny his reputed investment in the Door — just as his reps deny any involvement with the resurrection of Radar — we hear the reason the Door was shut had to do with a tiff between Burkle and club management. Supposedly, Burkle desired admission for personal media cronies, but his nightlife partners wanted to keep the venue safe as a celeb preserve. If true, this has interesting implications for Burkle's ability (or lack thereof) to allow his media properties to cover his pals, positively or otherwise, without special treatment. Developing.
Earlier: Model Bottled, Door Shuts