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sonsofhollywood.jpgRich People Are More Interesting Than You, Part XXVII: The sons of Rod Stewart and Aaron Spelling are working with someone Robin Abcarian dubs a “baby mogul” on a reality show about — being the sons of Rod Stewart and Aaron Spelling and a baby mogul. We predict this will be as well-watched as a fatality on the 405 — and have the same bottleneck effect on our nation’s synapses.

nyset.jpgLA is better than NY, Part XXV: In his column today, Scott Collins notes that the Big Apple wants to take a bigger bite out of our economy. He doesn’t really offer any reason why shows like CSI: NY shouldn’t film in the city. But he’s kinda snarky, and we like snark.

longform.jpgCNN Discovers People Want News: The name is ridiculous: CNN: Special Investigations Unit. And the idea is infuriating: a weekly long-form investigative news show — as if the rest of the week, news junkies are satisfied with the self-promotion and garbage that passes for information. But still, good on CNN for premiering an actual news show on Jan. 20.

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