LAT in 90 Seconds

Tickled Pink: The LAT profiles Steve Pink, who made his directorial debut with Accepted, a what-am-I-doing-with-my-life college comedy that opens Friday.

The profile makes Pink come across as warm, playful and kinda caring. Pink, who co-wrote Grosse Pointe Blank and High Fidelity, said he was surprised to land the director’s gig for his new film. Isn’t that charming?

Let’s check back with him in a few years, when he’s directed more studio pics, and see what kind of a jerk he’s become.

Buy (Pause) This (Long Pause) Car: Jon Healey’s column today (kinda) commends CBS for considering targeting commercials that air with the shows the network tosses online.

We, however, break out in hives whenever we hear either term “streaming video” or “TV commercials.” Combining them — no matter how perfectly targeted — will likely send us to the hospital.

Actress May Have Cast Herself in Role of Perjury: After actress Alison Ann Heruth pleaded guilty Monday to lying to federal agents about an investment scam involving a fake Homeland Security-based television series, she was sentenced to five years’ probation. She was ordered to pay $3.4 million in restitution. And she did an interview with the LAT in which she proclaimed her innocence.


Turns out, the federal court doesn’t take kindly to contradiction, and prosecutors are asking for a hearing in the matter before U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real in Los Angeles.