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Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Stephen Holden: Diva Among Mortals

Disclaimer: This may not be Stephen Holden.

Lloyd Grove:

Ever wonder just how powerful The New York Times is?

Apparently powerful enough to abort a screening for two dozen movie reviewers from other outlets yesterday to accommodate the tight schedule of Times critic Stephen Holden.


"There were about 25 to 30 people in the room, all of us equally bewildered," [NYDN critic Jack] Mathews told me [...]. "I said to the publicist, 'Whose fault is it?' [...] she said it was The New York Times' Stephen Holden."

Mathews continued: "I walked out and asked Holden, 'You can't wait 15 minutes?' He said, 'I can't, I have something at 2.' I said, 'Why can't you be inconvenienced instead of all these people?' He didn't answer, and I left."