Here are some highlights from Friday’s edition of The New York Times:
1. Creative Artists Agency, the powerful Hollywood talent agency, is in talks with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and other private equity firms over a possible sports partnership that might blossom into something more.
2. Jonathan Karp joins Simon & Schuster as its new publisher, going from a boutique imprint, Twelve, that published no more than one book per month, to a house that pumps out 100 hardcover titles a year.
3. The Tennis Channel, which once had trouble clearing the net, is really starting to take off.
4. The New York Times will host the popular FiveThirtyEight blog on its Web site and the blog’s founder, Nate Silver, will do other work for the newspaper.
5. Paige Rense Noland, the longtime editor of Architectural Digest, will retire.