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LAT in 90 Seconds

scaredscooby.jpgRut-Ro. LAT Creeps Us Out: The one word you don’t want to see next to a link for an obit? “Video.” But we swallowed hard and clicked the link about the death of Iwao Takamoto, the creator of Scooby-Doo. We were relieved to find it was just a poorly enunciated KTLA clip about Takamoto’s career.

cameronshot.jpgKing of the World Gets Off His Duff: James Cameron is set to film his first feature since 1997′s Titanic. It is unfortunately not Aquaman, but a sci-fi film called Avatar, which uses that kinda icky performance-capture animation technique used in Monster House and The Polar Express. Titanic turned Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet into stars. So learn these names now: Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana. You’ll probably be seeing a lot of them.

honorkillings.jpgAnd Now For Something Important: Tracy Wilkinson has one of those pieces today that remind you why anyone is in this business. She explores the topic of honor killings in Turkey — in great and sometimes gruesome detail.

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