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Thomas Jane Revisits Controversial LA Times Remarks

As we reported earlier this fall, the tabloid media went to town after Hung leading man Thomas Jane made some colorful remarks in an LA Times interview about his early days in Hollywood. Even though the actor at no point said that he prostituted himself to older men, that’s what was parsed.

At the end of a new interview with TheFix.com executive editor Anna David conducted before this week’s announcement that Hung has been canceled by HBO, Jane sought to debunk that messy LA Times media trail:

“In the interviews that I did, I never said I was a prostitute. I was talking about my [early] time in Hollywood: I said that I’d had a sexually adventurous time and I was trying to relate that to how I play a prostitute on TV—trying to relate my experience to my character’s experience—and well, people heard what they wanted to hear. Things fly around.”

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Richard Rushfield’s Book Party

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Richard Rushfield‘s book party was in a swanky English pub downtown. The kind of place where the shepherd’s pie is served with a baby green salad in a tangy vinaigrette.

Anyway, the place was packed for the release party of Rushfield’s college memoir “Don’t Follow Me, I’m Lost.” And yes, in keeping with the theme of the book, we had trouble finding the place.

Pictured above is Gawker editor and author Richard Rushfield and Love Junkie author Rachel Resnick.

More photos after the break…

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Anna David’s Party for Party Girl–Quite a Party, Quite a Girl

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Journo/novelist Anna David signed her book, Party Girl, at Book Soup, and her friends and fans turned out in herds.

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She writes:

The experience was quite surreal–from seeing my name on the marquee outside to having people wait in line for over an hour to have me sign books–and over way too fast. The whole night, friends were grabbing me and saying, “This is so amazing! How do you feel?” but I was just completely overwhelmed so I basically stammered incomprehensibly. By sometime the next afternoon, my anxiety had finally quelled and I could relish in how incredible the entire evening was. I was just about eight hours later than everyone else.

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LA Times Op-Ed Advice to Lindsay Lohan–From Garlic Farmer

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The LA Times looked hither and yon to find someone, anyone who could write a strong op-ed letter to Lindsay Lohan about the hardships and joys of getting clean and sober. Someone who could relate to the pressures of fame. Someone who understand being 20, rich, sought-after, and minutely scrutinized.

Who’d they turn to?

Eric Lucas, garlic farmer. But not just any garlic farmer–one who woke up naked on his front lawn and scared the milkman. A middle-aged garlic farmer who’s been in recovery for 23 years and lives in Seattle and writes guidebooks. To be fair, his work has turned up in the paper before–in the travel section.

Anna David would have been a much, much better choice. She wrote her novel, Party Girl, after 5 years in recovery and has the consummate insider’s view of the pressures of constant media attention–she’s written for People, Premiere, Playboyall the P magazines.

Of course, a young, hot female journalist who covers the red carpet world while being in recovery herself doesn’t have the same mass appeal that a Washington State garlic farmer can command.

But FBLA bets that Miss Lohan is not going to get his message.