LAT in 90 Seconds

borat.jpgCages For Wives, Headaches for Copy Editors: Cutsey leads can work. They can even work in big, important papers like the LAT. But is wise to write a kind of inside joke/Borat-esque lead to a story about how pretty much nobody knows who Borat is?

barack.jpgWill He/Won’t He? The second-to-last paragraph in Tina Daunt’s latest column tells you everything you need to know about whether Barack Obama is going to run for president in 2008:

Obama says he appreciates the supports he’s been shown by Hollywood Democrats. (Obama, who was born in Hawaii to an American mother and a Kenyan father, counts Clooney and Bono as friends.)

Oh yeah. He’s running.

harvey.jpgUp In Smoke: Harvey Weinstein is going to insert anti-smoking PSAs on all DVDs that contain images of smoking. Because the world needs health advice from Harvey Weinstein.