LAT in 90 Seconds

You’re probably still slogging through that giant special section from yesterday (The David Ulin piece was spot on, but, seriously? They let Amy Wilentz write about America’s misplaced hatred for Los Angeles?), so let us read today’s LAT for you.

Imperial County Sheriff’s Deputy Smarter Than Alan Keyes: When Sasha Baron-Cohen and crew tried to dupe the deputies in Imperial County during the filming of Borat, a department employee figured out it was a joke and ran them out of town.

hudson.jpgTake That, Simon: Jennifer Hudson could go from American Idol reject to Oscar nominee. We’re happy for her, but we shudder to think of the legitimacy this would lend that damn show.

lanegarrison.jpgTeenage Boy Dies in Lane Garrison’s SUV: In a story that begs for more details, two 15-year-old girls were injured and a 17-year-old boy was killed after the SUV they were in struck a tree. The car is registered to Prison Break’s Lane Garrison, who was also in the car at the time of the accident, but it’s not clear who was driving.