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36028716.jpgGrand Theft Merger: It didn’t take long for the video game publishing business to start imitating the rest of the entertainment world. On Sunday, Electronic Arts Inc. launched a $2-billion takeover bid for Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., “stepping up the industry’s torrid pace of consolidation,” and the entire industry is all twittepated by indies, according to Alex Pham.

36042174-24223342.jpgWant An Oscars Wrap-Up: Neither do we, but Mary McNamara keeps it short and sweet. Plus, it’s an excuse to post Jon Stewart’s mug. We like us some Jon Stewart.

36040314-24220251.jpgDiablo Cody Timeline: For whatever reason, the LAT decides to publish a where-did-she-come-from timeline after Cody’s win for best original screenplay.

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