Is Mark Graham (aka “Uncle Grambo”) from taking over at Defamer because Mark Lisanti is exiting? That was the rumor I’d heard and finally I have confirmation — and the answer is yes and no. It’s yet another shake-up in Nick Denton’s Gawker Media empire after Choire Sicha announced his exit from Gawker. Thankfully, Lisanti and Seth Abramovich will keep writing while Graham comes in as managing editor to beef up. I’ve always found Lisanti’s blog funny and engaging, and for a time Defamer somewhat astute observing the Industry — that is, until the website descended into a cesspool of Lindsay Lohan / Britney Spears / Paris Hilton updates. Lisanti’s claim to fame? Nicknaming CAA’s new building the “Death Star”.

2nd UPDATE: Defamer announces