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dead420.jpgAll Things Considered — Except This One Thing: Margaret Wappler has a funny post on The Guide about the Grateful Dead refusing to grant NPR permission to use one of their songs unless they promised to do a piece on the band on All Things Considered.

38813409.jpgDrew Barrymore Victim of Hit and Run: The actress wasn’t hurt — and she got the license plate of the person who rear-ended her car on the corner of Santa Monica and Gardener today. How much you wanna bet the perp was a pap?

38815889.jpgAnd For His Last Trick: Jay A. Fernandez’s final Scriptland column will run tomorrow with a kicker that calls for a “moratorium on some industry tropes that have grown mealy and stale.” Jay, you’re going to the Hollywood Reporter, a mere hair’s breath from Variety. Think you don’t like H’wood tropes now? You ain’t seen nothing yet.

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