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LAT In 90 Seconds

33885041.jpgFractious Or Fictitious? There appears to be dissent among members of the Writers Guild of America, with “key members” pushing union leaders to get back to the bargaining table. But WGA officials say they haven’t received many complaints and accuse the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers of “trying to create the impression that there was a schism.”

34228653-12035139.jpgSick Puppies: Someone at Pets of Bel Air must have pissed off the wrong well-connected client. The head of the Humane Society of the United States accused the Westside pet store (favored by Britney Spears and Denise Richards) of selling puppies obtained from puppy mills. And the L.A. Animal Services shut down the shop for selling pets without a proper permit from the city and for not having veterinary records available for inspection.

twoodsbp.jpegTame Tiger: Columnist Bill Plaschke is amazed that Tiger Woods isn’t a dick.

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LAT In 90 Seconds

strike_cost_ff290.jpgSpin Doctors Go West: The publicly bruised Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers has hired a phalanx of political strategists to help turn their public image around. We’re not as seasoned as the new hired guns, but here’s a suggestion that might help the AMPTP: Grant the writers fair compensation for their work.

mzuckerb.jpegFacebook Bitten By Anti-Advertising Zombies: Users of Facebook were so outraged by the site’s new advertising system, that Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg had to personally apologize for it and tell the 57 million users they could turn it off.

philbus.jpegWell, Somebody Had To Stop Them: FBLA is not claiming credit for the non-major-injury Hollywood crash that stopped a charter bus from reaching a taping of the reprehensible Dr. Phil Show. We have an alibi — we just haven’t figured out what it is yet.

WGA 07 Strike: Women In The Line Of Fire

Kobrin-3385.jpg Local writer Sandra Kobrin writes in Women’s eNews that many of the people most screwed in this writers’ strike are women — women who are getting very little ink. Kobrin leads off with one, an aspiring writer/Warner Bros. assistant who lost her job when the studio suspended her striking boss’s 6-figure development deal:

“Thousands of other women whose names you will never know–meagerly paid assistants, secretaries, crew members and others working to support the big Hollywood players–are the first wave of collateral damage in the Writers Guild of America strike that began Nov. 5 against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.”

She goes on to remind people that these “bit players” are the backbone of the industry, and lack the $12 million strike fund that WGA picketers have.

Kobrin doesn’t come out against either side, but she does cast a much-needed light on “the pink-collar crowd” who desperately need this strike to end.