The NYT also reports that Miramax bought out the two remaining years of Tina Brown's contract for an estimated $1 million. Downplaying the tension during the partnership and the negotiations to dissolve it, Miramax co-chair Harvey Weinstein said "[S]he handled herself with total class, and, surprisingly, so did I."
Just Don't Ask for Stock Options: The NYT says that SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt made private requests to lawmakers this week to raise the status of his office to "Level 1," the equivalent of a Cabinet level post, by tacking a provision onto the corporate and accounting bill currently zipping through Congress. The provision, which would also entail a 20 percent raise, was "ridiculed by Democrats" and "disowned" by the White House.
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