Oh dear. Could it be that not one but two new British tabloid editors (insert obligatory Denton joke here) are coming across the pond? Over at Rupert Murdoch's New York Post, Keith Kelly is reporting that the Daily News has been wooing Daily Mirror editor Richard Wallace for the better part of a year. We're also hearing that Rebekah Wade, editor of the Sun, Murdoch's other tab, is the heir apparent to truculent Post editor Col Allan. Of course, this could also be complete crap or a conflation of the facts—two Fleet Streeters (with the same initials—conspiracy!) headed to New York's tabbies at the very same time? Both of whom have pretty pretty hair? Not possible. Possible? You tell us.
UPDATE: According to Portfolio's Jeff Bercovici, Kelly missed the mark with his suggestion today that News editor Martin Dunn was on his way out in favor of Wallace. "I'm definitely tied in for the next couple of years, at least, and probably longer," Dunn said, citing his renewed contract. UPDATE: The Mirror's parent company, Trinity Mirror, confirms that Wallace rejected a job offer to man the News from owner Mort Zuckerman. UPDATE again: We asked uber-flack Steve Rubenstein whether there was any truth to the rumor that Allan was on his way out at the Post. "Simply not true. You are being spun," he told us. Managing editor Jesse Angelo concurs: "Puh-leeze, that is nonsense. Ridiculous on so many levels.
Your tipster is clearly smoking crack (or lamely carrying water for Martin Dunn after Keith Kelly piece today)." Drama! Intrigue! Conspiracy! Crack addicts! Spinmeistering! Ah, just another Friday at the New York Post.