De Niro Doesn’t Want Observer

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The potential purchase of the New York Observer by Robert De Niro and his Tribeca Film Festival group is off.

Via today’s New York Times:

The cheeky pink-papered weekly has been seeking a financial partner for months and has talked to numerous potential buyers; Tribeca Enterprises seemed the most likely to succeed and had all but signed a deal.

But both sides said yesterday that all talks were off and any hopes of a deal were over.

The paper is reportedly losing about $2 million a year.

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