LAT in 90 Seconds

radiomerger.jpgXM and Sirius to Merge: Still, nobody listens.

sunshinelittle.jpgDumbed Down Rules: Patrick Goldstein comes to the defense of “poster boys” producers Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger, two of Little Miss Sunshine’s producers who stand to get screwed out of an Oscar because the Academy this year decided a film can only have three legitimate producers. Sunshine had five.

eastwoodjack.jpgGo Ahead, Make My Jour: French President <strongJacques Chirac inducted the Clint Eastwood into the French Legion of Honor, saying he represents “the best of Hollywood.” We don’t know if this quintessential American was just being polite, but Eastwood responded that he’d like to “become a French director.” Mon dieu!