Wednesday, June 19, 2024

NY Post Jeane MacIntosh Lifts Lady Gaga Story from this Site


It’s all in a day’s work over at the New York Post. Their Jeane MacIntosh liked my Lady Gaga story from yesterday so much, she took it. Without credit. How nice of her.

Yesterday I reported exclusively that Lady Gaga‘s Born this Way Charity spent more money on lawyers, publicists and their website than on anyone who needed charity. The information came from my personal reporting on the charity’s new filed Form 990.

The Post was so intrigued that they took the story right off this site. It’s running since early this morning on the Post’s website without any credit to

I called Jeane this morning and asked her, “How could you take someone else’s work?”

She replied, “Ask the editor, Neil Sloane.” Apparently Sloane– whom I do not know–thought this was a good idea.

I don’t think it’s a good idea at all. But it’s the Post. What can I do? Maybe send them a bill. Or file a complaint with the Newspaper Guild.

Jeane, so disappointed in you.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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