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FBLA 20 Questions: Darleene Powells

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Journalist Darleene Powells, she of the three “E”s, keeps KCBS’s website news-a-licious. She blogs, she takes photographs, she’s all in love with her husband. She answered our uncannily revealing, albeit vapid, questions.

1. What newspapers do you read? It’s been a while since I regularly read a print newspaper. I, do however, get daily email summaries from the LA Times and the Daily News. I also read the Ventura County Star pages that my husband designs.

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading? Heehee. I haven’t moved my lips to reading since my Baby-Sitters Club Days.

3. Which Web sites are on your favorites–besides FBLA? I’m obsessed with local LA websites. I always read cbs2.com (of course!), LAO, Metroblogging LA and Franklin Avenue. Cute Overload, I Can Has Cheezburger?, Basic Instructions and Go Fug Yourself always make me laugh. I also like to read Luke Ford, The God Blog and Friendly Fire. I often like to see what my buddy and coworker beFrank is doing.

4. Where do you get your car washed? Um. What does that mean? What is this washing of the car?

5. Do you know your dentist’s first name? Heh. No. I hardly know his last name or the name of his practice. I think its in Calabasas?

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FBLA 20 Questions: Frank Coffey

fdc_headshot.jpg Journo/TV-film writer/novelist Frank Coffey used to just read blogs. Now he writes one. Coffey’s Venice-based parody sports website, eTrueSports.com, is “committed to taking scraps of truth and turning them into absurdist nonsense.”

Recent headlines include: Manny Ramirez Adopts Carbon Neutral Lifestyle and Woods’ Daughter Signs With Gerber.

Let’s see how well he does with our nonsense.

1. What newspapers do you read? You mean, like, newspapers made out of paper? NYT, LAT, WSJ, Variety and VenicePaper.

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading?
Wall Street Journal’s editorial page, snarling.

3. Which Web sites (aside from FBLA, of course) are on your favorites bookmark? NPR, The Daily Tube, Slate, LA Observed, G-4, Rubber Chicken Cards and, in relentless self-promotion, eTrueSports.com.

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FBLA 20 Questions: Mike Winder

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As a Communications Specialist for the J. Paul Getty Trust, Mike Winder spreads the word on activities at Getty Center and the Getty Villa. He studied creative writing at UCLA, wrote for
Alternative and Los Angeles CityBeat, and now uses those creative talents to answer our inane questions.

1. What newspapers do you read? Every morning I read the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal cover to cover. Then I go back to bed.

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading? I tend to stumble over the word “nuclear” wherever it appears in print.

3. Which websites are on your favorites bookmarks? Well, Fishbowl LA goes without saying. I also love Slashdot Games, Engadget, and LAObserved.

4. Where do you get your car washed?The Sherman Oaks Car on Ventura Blvd. It’s conveniently located near my in-law’s house.

5. Do you know your dentist’s first name? Kenneth. I just saw him last month. I’ve got a brand new filling with his name on it.

6. Do you believe newspapers are going to die? If so, when? They’ll never die. Like any living, breathing, entity, they’ll just evolve over time. Unless you believe in Intelligent Design. In that case, they’ll die when Jesus returns.

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FBLA 20 Questions with Joy A

1175612227_l.jpgPop On The Pop is much, much more fun than any of those big-boy celeb gossip sites, and here’s one reason why: Joy A (pictured here showing off her lovely eyelids). We ask Joy A our patented 20 Questions to find out what makes her “pop.” The answer? Jake Gyllenhaal, being mistaken for Brandy and a unicorn named Magical. Natch.

1. What newspapers do you read?
I don’t actually read any newspapers right now, because I’m real busy. But I do glance! Haha. I take a good glance at The LA Times, sometimes USA Today. I also visit news sites.

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading?
I think I read too fast for moving my lips simultaneously.

3. Which Web sites are on your favorites bookmark?
As far as celeb gossip goes, I’m a sucker for People’s website and TMZ. But some of my fave bloggers are Evil Beet and Seriously? OMG! WTF?.

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FBLA 20 Questions: GirlsTalkinSmack.com

kim.gifFBLA talks to the dishiest girls of online celebrity dish: GirlsTalkinSmack.com’s Kim (pictured. kinda) and Tiff, who inform us that even though they don’t get their own hands inky for the news, papers aren’t dead; satellite radio isn’t all that and Josh Holloway, apparently, both maxes and relaxes.

1. What newspapers do you read?

Kim: Newspapers? I honestly don’t really read anything made of paper, it’s SO 1999 (joking, of course). Well, I read my local newspaper (which is the Bakersfield Californian) once in a while. And I love mags like Allure, Elle, Vogue and Lucky.

Tiff: I actually read the New York Times online, and go through MSNBC’s headlines, other than that, I don’t read actual papers. I prefer television news and gossip blogs.

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading?

Kim: All of the above.

Tiff: I don’t really move my lips while I read, I think I read too fast for that.

3. Which Web sites (other than FBLA, of course) are on your favorites bookmark?

Kim: Well, my laptop got wiped out a virus a few weeks ago so I’m still in the progress of getting things back to normal. I’m always reading PoponthePop.blogspot.com , TabloidWhore.blogspot.com and PopBytes.com. They’re the real cream of the crop if you ask me; they stand out more as online magazines than blogs. Also fashion related sites like StyleBites.blogspot.com, Nitrolicious.com and MyFashionLife.com. Other than that I’m hanging out at IdolForums.com or TheFashionSpot.com, or working on my own sites because I have, like, a million of them, ya know?

Tiff: I always end up at Pink is the New Blog Livejournal, and MySpace every day.

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FBLA 20 Questions: Joel Stein

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Columnist Joel Stein kindly answered our 20 questions. If you think he’s really funny, be prepared for a disappointment. Anyone can have an off day or two. We’d blame ourselves except everyone else we asked has been funny.

1. What newspapers do you read? I get the LAT and NYT at my house every morning.

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading?
Just the stuff I wrote.

3. Which Web sites are on your favorites bookmark? Goodsearch, Wikipedia,NY Times,
LAT, IMDB, Mirriam Webster, Pandora, CNN, Defamer, ESPN,Slate, Time, Arts and Letters Daily, LAist, Outside.in, Citibank, Vangard, WGA, City National, Food Netword,Epicurious, Eating LA, Citysearch, LA Weekly, FBLA

4. Where do you get your car washed?
Rarely do. Every four months I’ll stop by some place on Gower and Santa Monica. It’s like $6.

5. Do you know your dentist’s first name? Yes. But she’s been my dentist since 1993 and lives in NY.

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