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‘El Guapo’ Delineates Top Ten Movie Journalist No-No’s

LA freelance journalist George Roush, a.k.a. “El Guapo” (pictured), has a funny slide show piece today over at Comcast’s Movies.com. The title says it all: “10 Things Movie Journalists Should Never Do.”

Having once been regulars on the Hollywod press junket circuit, we’re amazed Roush was able to whittle it down to just ten. Although it’s about as winning a proposition as trying to get celebs to make interesting acceptance speeches, we applaud such Roush sentiments as his #8 no-no, “Ask celebs about their love life”:

This one is really annoying. I understand inquiries like this from international journalists because they don’t know any better and their readership likes that sort of thing, but it’s just stupid to ask… I doubt if dating advice from Topher Grace is going to get you laid, so just stick to the topic at hand, which is the movie.

Roush makes a personal confession at one point involving the Raimi brothers, leading up to a number one transgression we are 100% in agreement with.

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