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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 [...]