For some undisclosed reason Kris Tapley has walked away from his Variety gig. No, he didn’t go down with the Star Is Born ship — he just wanted to move on. But to what? The immediate question is “but he’s got a kid — why would he bail on a good gig with Variety?” I’m told it’s all cordial and no biggie. Tapley has long bemoaned the Oscar handicapping racket and has long wanted to shift into full-time screenwriting. But again, moving on to what? A father can’t quit a good job unless he has another one waiting.