LAT in 90 Seconds

… though if it takes you 2 minutes even I won’t tell Claude.

Heartbreaking story on the screenwriter Eric Monte, the African American screenwriter of Cooley High whose crack addiction left him homeless.

— Shocked to discover that California isn’t busy making crappy movies nobody wants to see, the state expends its energy making Olive Oil no one in his or her right mind would want to eat.

— While us Westsiders have Enzo drivers who can’t spot telephone poles, out in the Valley they have nasty cops that issue tickets to little old ladies crossing the street. That and you have to deal with the 405? How do you do it? The story has sparked worldwide up rage, and I am crossing my fingers that Paula Weinstein is securing the film rights. She lives out there, doesn’t she?