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Clownfish of the Week

For Now, Ron Artest is ‘Metta World Postponed’

Or, if you prefer, “Metta World Putz.”

Just when we thought Ron-Ron’s plan to legally change his name to Metta World Peace couldn’t get any stranger, a Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner has delayed today’s hearing until September 16 because the LA Laker has some outstanding, unspecified traffic warrants. (TMZ, get on it.)

Ha ha. So instead of a boot on his front, driver-side tire, Artest gets a kick in the pants in legal absentia. (No. 15 was not in court today, only his no-comment attorney Jill Rubin.)

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Comcast Plays Hardball with E! Writers

Things are going to get ugly over at the house that Ted Harbert‘s ex-girlfriend, three sisters and Simon Cowell‘s former whipping boy built. In the wake of today’s WGA West monitored secret-ballot results, which show 46 E! writer yea’s and one nay in favor of joining the union, incoming parent company Comcast is having none of it.

Never mind that The Soup writer Greg Fideler is quoted in this afternoon’s LA Times report as saying “Comcast made a public statement saying it believes in the sanctity of a secret-ballot election, and that’s exactly what we’ve participated in. Comcast must now do its part and begin talks with the Writers Guild.”

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Clownfish of the Week: @Schwarzenegger

Halfway through the PT business day of Tuesday, November 2nd, the most unexpected thing occurred here at the Fishbowl. We were unfollowed on the Twitter end by the official account of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Two thoughts immediately crossed our mind:

1) Had his office been this timely and efficient with other political matters, The Golden State would still be golden;

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Clownfish of the Week: Valerie Latona

Yesterday, the TelePictures blog TooFab.com revealed the text of an apology email circulated to several dozen readers of Shape Magazine by editor Valerie Latona. Apparently, this group was extremely displeased with the publication’s October 2010 cover photo of LeAnn Rimes in a red bikini, along with the teaser tag ‘How Working Out Saved Me,’ a reference to her extramarital affair with CSI star Eddie Cibrian.

Wrote Latona:

Please know that our putting her on the cover was not meant to put a husband-stealer on a pedestal-but to show (through her story) how we all are human. And this woman in particular found strength in exercise in what she said was her most difficult personal moment.

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Texas Lawyer Files Continuance So He Can Watch the World Series


Dallas Lawyer Darrell Cook had to explain in writing why he had to file a continuance for a routine hearing in a lawsuit. He has to go to the World Series to see the Rangers play.

We think there is some parable here about America, baseball and lawyers. About the best and worst things about America, baseball and lawyers. Feel free to write it yourself. We’re not going to do our job either…USA USA!

ABA Journal reports:

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Clownfish of the Week: Scott Prusha

Thanks to a half-baked production error, Texas based sports memorabilia firm Panini America Inc. recently printed cards of St. Louis Cardinals pitching prospect Jordan Swagerty affixed with a translucent sticker bearing the autograph of Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson.

The mix-up was first reported by CardboardConnection.com, with writer Brett J. Lewis calling it “one of the oddest and most intriguing errors in [sports card] history.” On the other hand, those lucky enough to have purchased this upside-down, no-look component of the 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition set may soon have something worth a few flip-bucks on eBay.

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Clownfish of the Week: James S. Fell

There is now a humdinger of a correction sitting atop the online version of an October 11th Los Angeles Times article entitled Ring the Kettle Bell. School’s Back In. It reads:

FOR THE RECORD: Fitness DVD: The In-Your-Face Fitness column in the Oct. 11 Health section about a kettle bells instructional DVD by Jillian Michaels gave the wrong first name for a kettle bells instructor and misspelled the name of his company. He is Mark, not David, Cheng, and the business is Kettlebells Los Angeles, not Kettle Bells Los Angeles.

But that’s not why article author James S. Fell, a personal trainer based in Calgary, Canada (pictured), is in hot water. The bigger issue now, according to his reality TV star target Michaels, is that he got her professional credentials all wrong. Earlier this week, she told TV Guide that “I’ve never met [Fell] but it’s not him that I’m upset with, it’s the Los Angeles Times. I expect an organization like [them] to do their due diligence. It’s not hard to look into my background and discover that I have two current certifications, I have a continuing education program for trainers with AFFA, and I’ve been a trainer since I was 17-years-old.”

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