HX Media Continues To Clean House

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We’re surprised HX Media has any employees left to fire. They just canned long-time expo producer, Steven Levenberg and gave four other employees the pink slip at the beginning of the year.

Now we hear that Matthew Bank has yet again sacked three more underlings: online editor Martyn Dunn, advertising director Brandon Schultz and graphic designer Christian Jensen. For those of you keeping count, that’s eight this year. So, what the hell’s going on over there? We don’t know, but it can’t be good.

What is good, however, is this week’s interview between assistant editor Mark Peikert and Wilson Cruz, in which Cruz gabs about his role opposite Debbie Deborah Gibson in the new movie, Coffee Date. We won’t give away what went down, but we will congratulate Peikert for having the best interview opener ever:

HX: I have to apologize because I’m sick and will be hacking in your ear.
Wilson Cruz: Babe, we’re gonna be hacking together, because I’m getting over a cold, too.

What a perfect addition to the rag’s Valentine’s issue – which, incidentally, also has a gift guide from another contributor, Jono.

(Note: We erroneously credited Ryan Doyle with the Cruz interview. It was actually Mark Peikert who hacked it up. Sorry, Mark. We love you.)