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Ovitz Named in Lawsuit: Former LAT reporter anitabusch.jpgAnita Busch alleges Michael Ovitz worked with Anthony Pellicano to intimidate her out of investigating the entertainment business. (LA Observed notes today’s story is written by Andrew Blankstein, whose wife, Beth Laski, worked as a deputy under Busch at the Hollywood Reporter and resigned with her over a columnist controversy).

carroll.jpgA Times’ Tick-Tock: James Rainey offers a surprisingly riveting read about the last months of the John Carroll newsroom and the conversations that brought billionaires Eli Broad, Ron Burkle and David Geffen to the bidding table.

britsplit.jpgDivorce Court (Employees): This is the kind of story that usually signifies that the media’s interest in a topic is about to wane.