Archives: June 2009
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Geez, Norm Coleman, it’s nearly July. How much foot-dragging were you planning on doing?
The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that Democrat Al Franken be certified as the winner of the state’s long-running Senate race.
The high court rejected a legal challenge from Republican Norm Coleman, whose options for regaining the Senate seat are dwindling.
Justices said Franken is entitled to the election certificate he needs to assume office. With Franken and the usual backing of two independents, Democrats will have a big enough majority to overcome Republican filibusters.
Previously on FBLA:
It’s the perfect macabre ending to a perfectly macabre story: The rumored/threatened to be foreclosed and auctioned off amusement palace near Solvang, also known as Neverland Ranch will be used for fans to view the thin, gray shell of the former mega super icon star Michael Jackson, CNN reports.
Will there be a cover charge?
According to our sources there is conflicting info about this event. Some say the viewing is Friday, some say Thursday. Santa Barbara officials are peeved.
And we thought the trial was the weird chapter…
Fired Fox News entertainment columnist Roger Friedman filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Fox News, News Corp, 20th Century Fox and Rupert Murdoch in New York State Supreme Court Monday, the Huffington Post has learned.
In the suit, Friedman seeks $5,180,000 in damages for wrongful termination, tortious interference, and libel defamation.
Friedman was fired in April after reviewing a copy of 20th Century Fox blockbuster “Wolverine” that had leaked online, a move seen as an implicit endorsement of piracy.
Friedman, who now writes for the Hollywood Reporter, is expected to allege that the piracy incident was an excuse to fire him, and that News Corp really bowed to pressure from Scientologists, who had been seeking his dismissal over columns critical of Scientology.
Los Angeles, CA (June 29, 2009)–In a statement released today, Roberta Reardon, National President of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), praised the announcement by the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) regarding ratification by ACTRA members of a new three-year Independent Production Agreement covering performers working on Canadian film, television and new media productions:
“On behalf of the more than 70,000 members of AFTRA, I congratulate all of our brothers and sisters in ACTRA who have successfully ratified a new three- year Independent Production Agreement covering their work in Canadian film, television and new media. We’re pleased that ACTRA members were able to achieve yearly wage increases during a time of severe global economic crisis.”
Sources tell us OC Register just announced a 5% paycut company wide. We’re assuming that’s for all Freedom Communications papers.
We’ll post more information as we get it.
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