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I spent eight years as Online Showbiz Editor for The Sun – Britain’s biggest newspaper – working across print, web, broadcast and mobile.

As a journalist I regularly secured exclusive stories and features throughout the paper and website, including on the front page.

A selection of my favourite cuttings are below:

Simon Rothstein's Sun Cuttings

As an editor, I ran the website’s hugely popular and influential Showbiz areas – read by more than 10million unique users – and managed the entire site when the Online Editor was away.

I was also on the editing rota for the newspaper’s award winning Bizarre column, under both Victoria Newton and Gordon Smart.

Below are a few of the spreads I was responsible for:

Simon Rothstein's Bizarre spreads

My favourite part of working at The Sun was developing new ideas and digital initiatives.

I launched our range of Podcasts for which the first guest was then-Prime Minister Tony Blair, Apps for iPhone and iPad and the hugely successful Biz Sessions, as well as working on numerous redesigns of the website.

I was also a key part of the team that won AOP, Revolution and Picture Editors’ Awards.

Sun Digital Innovations

I also helped bring wrestling to a new mainstream audience, creating and running The Sun’s hugely popular online grappling pages.

During that time I covered both the highs and lows of the business, including reports on the Chris Benoit murder/suicide that won praise from around the world.

After co-hosting TalkSPORT’s wrestling show for 18 months, I launched The Sun’s WrestleCast which won multiple awards – and for which I was named Wrestling Radio Host Of The Year.

Simon Rothstein's Wrestling Pictures

Finally this wouldn’t be the website of a former showbiz journalist without a bit of name dropping.

During my tabloid career I interviewed Mickey Rourke, Will Smith, Al Pacino, Simon Pegg, Quentin Tarantino, James Cameron, Kings Of Leon, Kasabian, The Who, Madness, Johnny Rotten, Frank Skinner, David Baddiel, Ricky Gervais, Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and many more of my heroes from the worlds of film, music, comedy and sport.

Oh – and Girls Aloud let me lay across them once too!

Simon Rothstein Celebrity Interviews

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