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LAT In 90 Seconds

34095714.jpgBritney Spears, Detained For Drug-Testing: Oh dear. Well, to look at the bright side, at least the LAT didn’t re-post that Britney-Madonna kiss pic.

55383475---jay_leno_writers_stike.jpgJay Leno: Scab or Not? The WGA and The Tonight Show host are at odds over whether he’s really allowed to write his own jokes … never mind that he shouldn’t be allowed — strike or no.

15404940.jpgRunning Out Of Column Ideas? We know how hard it can be to come up with a column every week, but does Joel Stein think anybody will be fooled by his latest stunt: Speaking at the L.A. City Council’s public hearing period — to denounce public hearings. We call for this column to adjourn.

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