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[Update: This post has been updated after talking to J.R. Moehringer, who talked to us on a dying cell phone from his backyard as movers shuttled stuff out of his house. Which is kinda cool.]

291876.jpgResurrecting the Telephone: Columnist Dana Parsons does an admirable job defending J.R. Moehringer, saying a film based on one of his stories doesn’t tell as rich a tale as the one Moehringer actually lived/wrote. But Parsons writes the whole column without ever once calling his former colleague to find out what he thought about it.

32198225.jpgNothing’s Sacred To The Trib: KTLA’s historic digs on Sunset Boulevard is for sale by Tribune Co. The building has been around since 1919, or the beginning of time in L.A. years, and used to house Warner Bros. Studio. Now — who knows? — it could become a Quiznos.

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Say “Hulu” to YouTube’s Rival: NBC and News Corp. finally named their YouTube rival, christening it “Hulu,” because “it is short, easy to spell and rhymes with itself.” Not unlike “poo-poo.”

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