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LAT In 90 Seconds

s-BRITNEY-GEORGE-large.jpgDid George Clooney Call The Cops on Brit? Probably not, but consider this HuffPo item when reading today’s lede: “Police were called to Britney Spears’ neighborhood after someone reported a swarm of paparazzi trespassing in the singer’s gated community.”

rootsscreen_2.jpgLAT‘s New Favorite Pub: No. Not that kind of pub. The LAT has an item about Roots, “an ambitious new online magazine that focuses on African American culture, politics and genealogy,” which launched yesterday. Owned by the Washington Post and featuring such bylines as Malcolm Gladwell, Charlayne Hunter-Gault and William Julius Wilson, we wonder if reporter David Sarno wrote up a resume and cover letter along with his blog post.

34988900.jpgWe Totally Didn’t Know That: In this story about how The Guiding Light is changing its production value, we learned where “soap operas” got their name. Kinda cool — thanks, Meg James!

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