NY Times to Reveal Embarrassing Aspects of Variety’s China Deal?

Fishbowl is hearing murmurs about something going on about Variety. But we’re a gossip blog, not a murmur blog. And we’ve found that our friends at the big V are reluctant to talk about this. If anyone who knows anything feels like sharing, at 2PM today a Fishbowl LA associate we’ll call ‘Murray’ will be waiting in a blue ’97 Camry in the parking lot of the Marie Callender’s across from the Variety offices. Tell him anything you want on background.