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Harrison Ford, Mary Hart at Neptune’s Net

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Right this minute, Entertainment Tonight’s Mary Hart is interviewing Harrison Ford out at Neptune’s Net. Cuz Mary is such an biker.

Michael Simmons B’Day Party Tonight

Happy Birthday, Michael Simmons!

The legendary troublemaker/writer will be celebrating tonight at Little Joy.

1477 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

The festivities commence around 8 and FBLA readers are cordially invited to toast the birthday boy. If you want to bring a gift, Mr. S reminds us that he’s “registered with several cannabis clubs” around town.

Salinas-Raz Wedding Site–Special Rates

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Mirthala Salinas and her intended, Yanni Raz, have a wedding planning site, complete with boudoir photography. Mayor Tony missed the love train to Tackyville just in time.

As the site says:

Yanni Raz Really didn’t know that his basically locking him self in “SALINAS PRISON”

Left: a weasel, waiting to rip someone’s flesh.

Katie Couric–Break-Up Girl?

Katie Couric leaving CBS? TVNewser explains what happened.

Mirthala Salinas Kinda Sorta Tells Something in LA Magazine

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Shawn Hubler, has a cover story on the sadder-but-wiser Mirthala Salinas in Los Angeles magazine. Salinas regrets the affair with the Mayor, which happened due to the stress of her mother’s death, and is now engaged to mortgage broker Yanni Raz, who’s a change from her usual brand of politically connected beaus.

Mirthala might be a charmer, but boy, is she a dull interview:

“What can I say?” Mirthala Salinas asks, smiling. “I’m a romantic.”

Hubler is observant, and just a tiny bit acid:

She wears pale lip gloss and a little mascara, which will run later when she cries.

To be honest, Cory Kennedy, whom Hubler profiled a while back, sounds like a lot more fun.

(photo by Jill Greenberg)

Cary Tennis on How NOT to Get a Writing Job

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Salon’s verbose advice columnist Cary Tennis struggles to answer a simple question:

How can I get a writing job?

He thinks newbie writers can just snag interview subjects by deception:

If there is an interview do the interview. If the interview subject asks, What publication? say you’re freelance. Don’t say the name of the publication. The subject will call people at the publication and they will say they’ve never heard of you. Then it will seem like you made something up. They don’t like that. They can be touchy. They think they’re important. So be honest: You are freelance.

Oh yeah, that’ll work. Call up Joan Walsh and try that line. Of course, the esteemed Heather Havrilesky lied to get her copy-editing job with suck.com. But that was then.

FBLA refers ingenue writers to the excellent advice offered here, right at mediabistro.com.

Re: image above. Unfortunately, the game doesn’t allow the player to negotiate kill fees, wrestle editors into submission and blast fact checkers into oblivion with a specially equipped laptop of death.

Save the Date–April 22 for All Media Party at the Palm

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Just to keep our readers up-to-date, Carmen Scheidel, our West Coast director of Education and Events tells us:

The West Hollywood office of mediabistro.com will close as of June 30. We’ll continue to run the same amount of classes, but we’re experimenting with other locations, since the city is so spread out. We want to make the classes convenient for as many people as possible, so we may offer them from Pasadena to West Hollywood in various locations.

And don’t forget the All Media party hosted by Michelle Thatcher on April 22 at

The Palm West Hollywood
9001 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069 map

RSVP here.

HQ tells us that there’s a big West Coast event planned for later in the year, as well.

And of course, Mediabistro Circus is the perfect excuse for a trip to the other coast.

Indiepixie Faith-Ann Young Profiled in Huffington Post

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Looking for more exposure while earning no money as a blogger? The Huffington Post welcomes your submissions, no matter how devoid of content.

With that in mind, Lesley M. M. Blume presents her third Woman of Style, and it’s Faith-Ann Young. Who?

A free-wheeling music reporter and photographer for Monocle, Flavorpill, MOG, and Blender, Ms. Young at once evokes a 1960s and 70s free spirit — and also the anarchism of the internet generation.

Faith-Ann is an indiepixie. Could there be a more revolting term of self-description?

Blume, who’s a decent enough YA novelist, isn’t exactly a master interviewer, but then, Faith-Ann’s not helping her out any.

Q. Talk about the relationship between today’s politics and the fashion of your peers.

A. People dress how they feel. In tandem with freedom fighters and war protesters in the 1960s, fashion transformed from bra-boosting to bra-burning.

My generation, “The Millenials,” is redefining the world as we know it.

There’s more, but why go on?

The WoS series is allegedly:

Women of Style is a serial Huffington Post feature that celebrates women of extraordinary, individualistic style that is undictated by trends.

Terminal, not serial.

(photo by Karl Jacob)

Camile Paglia on Hillary Clinton’s Girly Men

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Salon’s Camille Paglia answers one of the most pressing questions of our time:

What kind of person would go to work for a Clinton in the first place?

Chris Richard of Agora Hills wants to know why Hillary Clinton is surrounded with such beta-males. La Paglia answers:

I agree that the male staff who Hillary attracts are slick, geeky weasels or rancid, asexual cream puffs. (One of the latter, the insufferable Mark Penn, just got the heave-ho after he played Hillary for a patsy with the Colombian government.) If I were to hazard a guess, I’d say Hillary is reconstituting the toxic hierarchy of her childhood household, with her on top instead of her drill-sergeant father. All those seething beta males (as you so aptly describe them) are versions of her sad-sack brothers, who got the short end of the Rodham DNA stick.

Of course, her husband, Bill Clinton, is both a slick weasel and a rancid, sexy-as-hell cream puff. Best of both worlds.

And for seconds of fun: the Hillary Tall Tale Generator.

LA Press Club–Get Your Nominations In Today!

Los Angeles Press Club is still accepting entries to the 50th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards.
Members are given an extension to Thursday evening, April 10 at 7 PM.

Download the form here.

2008 marks a milestone in the long history of Los Angeles Press Club. We are gearing up for our 50th Awards Gala, set for Saturday, June 21st at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, emceed by Harry Shearer and dedicated to Hal Fishman.

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