Bad, bad news: Radar magazine is no more. The print piece has been axed, and the online component, Radar Online — one of the smartest and very best pop culture sites out there — has been sold to some National Enquirer exec and quickly stripped of all wit, insight and savvy. (Please only click on that link once, to view the awfulness, and never visit again. Blech.) Staffers have been fired and it will reportedly be retooled in early ’09 as just another celeb news site. What the world needs now, is another gossip blog / Like I need a hole in my head.
The reason I’m reporting news that most of you well-traveled web readers already know is to ask: where are we to go now? Those of us who love pop culture and entertainment yet break out in hives when confronted with celebrity gossip…where do we turn, in the wake of Radar? It was formerly in the holy trinity of culture/entertainment sites for me, along with Vulture and Best Week Ever. Anyone have a suggestion on its replacement? Must be smart, well-written and funny. Snark allowed, in manageable doses. Help.