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A fishbowl farewell

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Readers, Today marks the end of my tenure as FishbowlLA editor. Thanks to everyone who read, emailed, and pointed out fair-use violations. A few final messages/questions for the Los Angeles [...]

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Ron Burkle extorted by <em>Post</em> writer?

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Los Angeles based magnate Ron Burkle– who, as we mentioned yesterday may be buying the dozen Knight Ridder papers up for sale– is the alleged victim in an FBI probe [...]

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Hollywood Enemy No. 1: France

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Look, I like France. It’s my third-favorite country in Western Europe. Whoops. I forgot Lichtenstein! Okay, fourth-favorite. But lately it seems like France is really out to get Hollywood, and [...]

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Attention gay bloggers! Event tonight

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Attention Los Angeles area gay bloggers: Is it just my imagination or is the food at The Abbey actually pretty bad? Also, there is a gathering tonight in West Hollywood [...]

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NBC tries to boost employee morale via celebrity go-karting

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Well, NBC just lost its most valuable daytime asset, and remains solidly in fourth place in prime-time, but at least the network is reaching out to its staff with morale-boosters [...]

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Burkle’s bid: $2.2 billion (!)

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LA-based Ron Burkle’s bid for the twelve Knight Ridder newspapers for sale is reported to range as high as $2.2 billion, handily beating the valuations of many Wall Street analysts, [...]

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<em>LAT</em> in 90 seconds

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– Scrapbooking: like MySpace for neo-Luddites. – Dr. Phil gets slammed in the ‘Tell’ singles column. Looking forward to the avalanche of inane pro-Dr. Phil letters. – Over at op-ed, [...]

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Coming soon: test audiences for trailers?

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The WSJ reports on new technology which will allow more specific measurement of the effectiveness of various kinds of ads, including movie trailers. One company, IMMI (rhymes with ‘gimmie,’ I [...]

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KCRW and podcasting: it’s all about the underwriters

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I’ve often wondered how KCRW’s giant podcasting initiative related to their overall fund-raising strategy. (By ‘overall fund-raising strategy,’ I mean the pledge drives in which all of Los Angeles is [...]

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McTiernan-Roven: as the ball rolls

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Nikki Finke is now claiming that she’s learned that the dispute between McTiernan and Roven which lead to the alleged wiretapping was a standard-issue industry squabble: McTiernan didn’t want Roven [...]

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Harper Lee Disses Capote

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To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee, who was played by Catherine Keener in Capote, apparently didn’t like the movie very much. From the letters column of the current New [...]

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Ann Coulter visits LA, offends everyone

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In case you don’t already dislike Ann Coulter, here’s what he had to say during her recent visit to LA– which coincided with the immigration bill protest march– according to [...]

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<em>LAT</em> in 90 seconds

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– Two days after the indictment, and still nobody has a clue as to why Pellicano was apparently bugging Charles Roven on behalf of John McTiernan. However, various embarrassing details [...]

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‘Syriana’ gets touched by a suit de law en France

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Stephanie Vergniault, a Jordan-based French writer, has sued Section Eight and Warner Bros. in French court for alleged plagiarism, claiming that ‘Syriana’ lifts entire scenes and characters from a script [...]

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Personally, I’d like to see a Jack Bauer blog

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USA Today looks at the phenomenon of blogs associated with television shows, often written in the voices of the show’s characters. So, basically it’s fan-fiction, except it’s written by the [...]