Heard It Through The Grapevine: We wondered if the Buddy Miles obit would mention the fact that he gave voice to those claymation California Raisins in the lede. It did.
Skywalker Ranch. With Real Nerf Herders: Reporter Geoff Boucher gets a rare look inside Skywalker Ranch. Apparently, it’s really a ranch. Our favorite paragraph: “My wife, Tracy, and our two kids, Addie and Ben, come up on my third day at Skywalker to see the place (how I could I tell my 10- and 6-year-olds: “Wait at home while I go to Skywalker Ranch”?), and they adore the library and the animal collection at the stables (which began, I’m told, when Linda Ronstadt gave Lucas a cow as a 40th birthday gift). At the firehouse, they giggle with joy at getting a ride in the sweet new $450,000 engine (painted in USC cardinal, no surprise) past the vineyard (the grapes are shipped off to Coppola’s winery, again, no surprise).”
Con-Spears-acy Theories: Did someone drug Britney Spears? We don’t know. But we have another question: Did someone on the photo desk swap out this new-standard mug of Spears for one that had her chin zit airbrushed out? We’ve seen this photo a thousand times (seriously, LAT, One Thousand Times), and this is the first time we’ve noticed said pimple. Which makes us suspicious…
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