Orange County Register’s Mangan reassigned to celebrity gossip column

Posted on: August 27, 2010

“And so another classical-music journalist falls in the forest,” writes David Ng on Thursday’s (8/25) Los Angeles Times blog Culture Monster. “Timothy Mangan, who covers the classical-music beat for the Orange County Register as a critic and reporter, wrote on his personal blog Wednesday that the newspaper has re-assigned him to the celebrity beat. He said that beginning Sept. 13, he will be writing the ‘People’ column five days a week for the Register. In his new job, he will be covering such page-view generating notables as Lindsay Lohan, Zsa-Zsa Gabor and Mel Gibson. ‘No joke,’ he wrote. Mangan wrote that he ‘will continue to be a music critic, as time allows. How much time that will be I don’t know. I’m guessing about 50 percent, but that might be optimistic. The People column will certainly take a lot of my time and energy. So, we’ll see.’ Rebecca Allen, the Register’s deputy editor for features, said Wednesday that Mangan has not been reassigned and declined to comment further. Reached by phone, Mangan reaffirmed that he will start covering the celebrity beat in September. … Earlier this summer, the Register shut down its arts blog, for which Mangan was a major contributor.”

Posted August 27, 2010