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oy.jpgDavid Mamet Ropes A Dope: He’s a silver-tongued salesman, all right, but can David Mamet sell audiences on a heady film about Ultimate Fighting Championship that features his own rabbi? He seems to have Patrick Goldstein convinced.

ros.jpgBig Money! Big Money! How do you make a three-day old story seem fresh and new? Top it with a cute lede! Our hats are off (and our dogs are spayed) to Martin Miller for this Rosie/Price Is Right story.

ellinpreg.jpgCutesy Ledes Are Just Par For The Course Today: Exhibit B.

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