Movieline‘s witty Stu VanAirsdale, a daily columnist and composer of the site’s Oscar Index charts, announced today that he’s pushing on. What happened is that either Movieline owner Jay Penske or a Penske stooge brought in N.Y. Daily News veteran Frank DiGiacamo above VanAirsdale, telling the latter that his copy would henceforth be edited by FDG, and so Stu took the hint. The fact that Movieline also dumped critic Stephanie Zacharek indicates that they’re hoping to tone down the snide urbanity and radiate more of an industry-friendly, go-go attitude.

(l.) Stu VanAirsdale; (r.) Frank Digiacamo