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30941113.jpgMirthala Salinas A No-Show: Unsurprisingly, the mayor’s girlfriend wasn’t gung-ho about being reassigned from her anchor position to her new Riverside reporter job. She didn’t show up to her first day of work Monday, and after a few hours her network, Telemundo, announced that she would not be returning.

102.sunset.tan.olly.051107.jpgE! To Cough Up Millions, So Producers Stop Coughing At All: In a rare move, E! has agreed to provide health insurance benefits to freelance producers who work for at least 200 consecutive days, make more than 100 previously exempt associate producers eligible for overtime pay and score everyone excellent discounts at Sunset Tan.

savourjobs.jpegExpect More Reality TV: Reporter Richard Verrier, earning his keep today, has yet another link-worthy story: the Writers Guild of America said it would ask members for authorization to call a strike if the union can’t negotiate a new three-year contract with major studios. Something tells us, Hollywood writers aren’t going to emerge victorious from this.