DON'T expect to see Gawker.com editorial assistant Heather Snodgrass crashing local media and fashion parties again any time soon. Sources told Page Six that because of her behavior at recent events, Snodgrass has been reassigned to an "internal research" project. "She did not last too long under the new watch of [Gawker managing editor] Choire Sicha," said the source, who noted the young event-hopper "would cover Team Party Crash [a regular Gawker feature] events by getting drunk, belligerent, and amorous with the guests." The insider said Snodgrass, an Australian brunette, also made a habit of declaring that she "determined who Gawker hangs out with" when discussing her job description. "Choire announced that he was taking over the scheduling of the Team Party Crash assignments, and that only the editors would be covering from now on," said one source, who added, "Heather is on to something completely new right now." Sicha referred our questions to Gawker boss Lockhart Steele, who said, "No comment." Snodgrass did not return e-mails.
Her story at WYSIWYG was funny. She seemed like a fun girl...though a little tipsy, shout-from-the-audience type. At any rate, my advice to Gawker is, if you're going to call it "Team Party Crash", then allow your intern to get a little "drunk, belligerent and amorous". It's not a party until someone's breaking bottles and kissing strangers, you know. ;)