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Sexy beast

You probably already knew this, but editorial page editors are a sexy and exciting lot:

The Los Angeles Times is supposed to report entertainment news. Now it's making the news with its own Hollywood scandal. A lot of eyebrows were raised recently when powerful entertainment mogul Brian Grazer was tapped as the first of what would be quarterly "guest editors" of the Sunday LA Times' classy Current opinion section. Well, woo-hoo. It turns out there was a romantic relationship between Andrés Martinez, the paper's editorial pages editorr who assigned the gig to Grazer, and Kelly Mullens, an exec for the Hollywood PR firm 42West which just happens to represent Grazer's production company Imagine Entertainment. I'm told that publisher David Hiller knew all about it and still didn't pull the plug -- even though the girlfriend's PR boss Allan Mayer was the person who flacked Grazer to Martinez in the first place. Now Hiller has killed this Sunday's Current that was put together by the producer rather than run a mortifying editor's note.

"Romantic relationship." Love that term.