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Richard Rushfield Joins Yahoo Entertainment - Posted June 10, 2013
As BuzzFeed's first, former and so far only LA bureau chief, Richard Rushfield saw his fair share of solid Web traffic reports. But he has now moved on to a company where those numbers are truly spectacular. ... [FishbowlLA]

EXCLUSIVE: Richard Rushfield Out at BuzzFeed - Posted March 31, 2013
If you look at the masthead for BuzzFeed Entertainment, there's a rather conspicuous name missing. That's because LA bureau chief Richard Rushfield is no longe... [AllTwitter] Adds LA Bureau Chief - Posted January 8, 2013
Dan Abrams, founder of the website network, had a lot of exciting news to share on Monday. For starter... [FishbowlLA]

Tessa Stuart Joins BuzzFeed's New LA Bureau - Posted December 3, 2012
LA Weekly reporter Tessa Stuart is the latest addition to the new Los Angeles Bureau at BuzzFeed. Stuart worked at the alt-weekly for less than a year, but that was long enough to make an impression on BuzzFeed's LA bureau chief Richard Rushfield, who tells us: Tessa Stuart has already proven herself... [FishbowlLA]

BuzzFeed LA Wades Into Bond, Elmo - Posted November 14, 2012
So how's it going over at BuzzFeed's brand new LA outpost? Well, for starters, bureau chief Richard Rushfield and chief correspondent Kate Aurthur ha... [FishbowlLA]

Richard Rushfield to Head New BuzzFeed LA Bureau - Posted October 22, 2012
BuzzFeed is expanding its reach to Hollywood with a well-stocked Los Angeles bureau. Richard Rushfield, former entertainment editor for and west coast editor of Gawker, will sit at the helm. ... [FishbowlLA]

The Native Angeleno, LA's New Website - Posted August 29, 2012
Another blog about Los Angeles launched this past month, this one from native sons Hillel Aron and Richa... [FishbowlLA]

Richard Rushfield Metes Out More Movie Theater Justice - Posted June 13, 2012
We've all been there. Some shmo' or gal Friday starts texting away on a cell phone in a movie theater, distracting from the entertainment on the big screen. It's a recurring topic of conversation at Richard Rushfield... [FishbowlLA]

Dawn Hudson Quickly Learns That No Academy Meeting is Off the Record - Posted February 23, 2012
For its final-days Oscars countdown coverage, the Hollywood Reporter scored the first official interview given by new Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences CEO ... [FishbowlLA]

Journo Remembers the Night He Pissed Off Pierce Brosnan - Posted January 24, 2012
There is always, at Richard Rushfield's blog Rushfield Babylon, the guarantee that the author will tell it like it is, or was. Be the topic Nikki Finke, network TV singing competitions or, in this case, the Sundance Film Festival. ... [FishbowlLA]

LA Times Calendar Section: The Mass Exodus - Posted March 3, 2011
Look, we're old salts when it comes to journalists changing gigs. We were there for what we call the '08-'09 blood bath. Tens of thousands of journalists laid off. It was like blogging at a morgue. Anyway, the post-Apocalypse LAT Calendar section is still losing talent. Today's exit: one of the last... [FishbowlLA]

Richard Rushfield: Idol Pundit - Posted February 4, 2011
Former LA Timer, ex-Gawker editor Richard Rushfield has turned his beat i... [FishbowlLA]

What's Going On at LAT Arts & Entertainment Section? - Posted June 25, 2010
As those who cover the newspaper industry, we don't flinch when journos lose jobs anymore. It's barely a story. Layoffs have been the norm for the past two years or more. But it seems like LAT is losing more journos in its Arts & Entertainment section than other sections. And the... [FishbowlLA]

Jonathan Alter's LA Book Party - Posted June 21, 2010
On Friday the fanboy-worthy columnist/author Jonathan Alter had a party hosted by Arianna Huffington in Brentwood for his new book, "The Promise: President Obama, Year One." Spotted in the crowd of notable LA literates were ... [FishbowlLA]

Richard Rushfield Gets a Book Deal - Posted March 5, 2010
Richard Rushfield, writer, former Gawker editor, former LAT blogger just sold his third book officially today. Its to be published by Hyperion. This tome will cover American Idol and should be out in time for the debut of the 10th season of the talent show. Rushfield tells us it's working ... [FishbowlLA]

Senator-Elect Scott Brown is Still His Daughter's Talent Manager - Posted January 25, 2010
Of course Richard Rushfield scored an interview with American Idol Season 5 semi-finalist Ayla Brown. He quite possibly has talked with most semi-finalists from all the seasons. Rushfield is just that t... [FishbowlLA]

Richard Rushfield Maps the Road to Balloon Boy - Posted December 28, 2009
Richard Rushfield formerly of LAT, formerly of Gawker, penned a piece about his time in a team of major metropolita... [FishbowlLA]

LATer Richard Rushfield Leaves Gawker - Posted December 22, 2009
Richard Rushfield, who joined Gawker in August to become the site's West Coast editor, is leaving to consult at the Digital Entertainment Corporation of America, TheWrap ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Richard Rushfield's Book Party - Posted November 9, 2009
Richard Rushfield's book party was in a swanky English pub downtown. The kind of place where the shepherd's pie is served with a baby green salad in a tangy vinaigrette. Anyway, the place was packed for the release party of Rushfield's college memoir "Don't Follow Me, I'm Lost." And yes, in keeping... [FishbowlLA]

FBLA Exclusive: Trendsetter Richard Rushfield Wants Us Not To Follow Him - Posted November 5, 2009
Richard Rushfield quit his job as an editor at LAT to be a blogger. Not just any blog but Gawker. He's the West Coast editor. But its still a blog. Lateral move? Upgrade? Downshift? He sat down with us for a little Q & A about his career move and his ... [FishbowlLA]

Richard Rushfield is the Best Idol Stalker the LAT Has Ever Had - Posted April 22, 2009
We just got an email from LAT staffer Richard Rushfield: Why isn't the fishbowl given blanket coverage of my blanket coverage, BTW. I'm being oppressed. So true. Here's all the non-stop Idol action on LAT - ... [FishbowlLA]

LAT Memo: Sallie Hofmeister to Become Assistant Managing Editor/Arts & Entertainment - Posted February 26, 2009
This is from LAT Editor Russ Stanton and it's not about slashing jobs so...we like it: From: Stanton, Russ Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 12:18 PM Subject: New Arts & Entertainment group; Sallie Hofmeister, editor Colleagues: Entertainment is Southern California's signature industry and biggest global... [FishbowlLA]

American Idol's New Judge is "Sassy." Shark Officially Jumped? - Posted August 25, 2008
Perhaps finally realizing that Paula Abdul is a train wreck we can turn away from, Fox is introducing a fourth jurist to the American Idol judge's table, Grammy-nominated songwriter ... [FishbowlLA]

American Idol: WGA Still Trying to "Represent" - Posted July 18, 2008
As the American Idol production team winds through the country for audition season, the Writers Guild of America is in hot pursuit. Having chartered a "Truth Tour" bus to shadow AI auditions, the WGA h... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted July 18, 2008
Mad Men, Getting Madder: Scott Collins adds to the uproar by TV critics and boob tube junkies who continuously berate us for not watching Mad Men. They all say we're missing something... ... [FishbowlLA]

How Far Will A Reporter Go? - Posted July 3, 2008
We shuddered a little when we read Rabbi Richard Rushfield's beautifully moving piece on "Todd Smithson... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted July 2, 2008
Rabbi Rushfield's Wistful Goodbye: Rabbi Richard Rushfield clearly had a lump in his throat as he closed out his post on the kick-off of the American Idol 53-city concert tour:... [FishbowlLA]

FBLA Exclusive: Rabbi Richard Rushfield Explains the Importance of Being Idol - Posted May 19, 2008
We don't watch American Idol (it's just not our thing), but we tune in religiously to see what Rabbi Richard Rushfield has to say about the show on During this past season, Rushfield has regaled us with sermons peppered with poetry about winning, losing, death and love. And we are smitten. So,... [FishbowlLA]

LAT Launches Hollywood Backlot - Posted May 15, 2008
From our Tip Jar: Blogging friends and comrades, Just wanted to give you a heads up that today we launched a pretty cool new mini-site called Hollywood Backlot. Check out exclusive, behind the scenes photos from upcoming films and TV shows at Hopefully Hollywood Backlot will become a we... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted May 8, 2008
We Are Officially The Only People Who Didn't Think Ang Lee's Film Sucked: This John Horn piece about the new Hulk film is one of many that accepts Lee's suckitude as a foregone conclusion. This... makes... us...... [FishbowlLA]

Rabbi Rushfield's Sermon from Below the Mount - Posted May 7, 2008
Rabbi Richard Rushfield tackles his American Idol beat from a vantage he'd never before attempted: the mosh pit. The whole story is (as always) a good read, but our favorite line has to be this: Seeing this troika take its plac... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted April 3, 2008
Where's the Rabbi? Hey! Richard Rushfield, your profile of American Idol stage manager Debbie Williams was nice and all .. but where were your dramatic flourishes? Your incredible allusions and biblical intonations? Where, in other words, is th... [FishbowlLA]

LAT Redesign - Posted January 28, 2008
We didn't think the LAT was ever going to acknowledge the redesign Spring Street sprung on us a few weeks back -- but, alas, they did. Before you click below for the press release, riddle us this: Is that not the best picture of Jennifer Lopez and Beck that has never... [FishbowlLA]

Anna David's Party for Party Girl--Quite a Party, Quite a Girl - Posted June 12, 2007
Journo/novelist Anna David signed her book, Party Girl, at Book Soup, and her friends and fans turned out in herds. She writes: The experience was quite surreal... [FishbowlLA]

The Crying Girl on American Idol: Richard Rushfield Cheers Her Up - Posted March 21, 2007
American Idol introduced the country to the crying girl. Richard Rushfield introduced himself to her, and discovers that sh... [FishbowlLA]

Golden Globe Gossip Continues: Rushfield Nails It, E! Tails It - Posted January 17, 2007
Richard Rushfield recounts his Golden Globe experience in Kudos-crasher, for the LA Times. Kudos crasher sounds like he smashes cookies, but whatever. He's the funniest writer in the paper. He overhears Donald... [FishbowlLA]