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422http://blogs.mediabistro.net/editor/mt.cgi#23301.jpgMorning Cup of Schadenfreude: Brought to you today by E. Scott Reckard who writes: Suggesting that Broadcom Corp. co-founder Henry Samueli deserves to go to prison, a federal judge Monday rejected a deal with prosecutors that would have given the Orange County billionaire probation for lying to regulators about his role in an alleged $2.2-billion stock-option scam.”

42242019-09080440.jpgTop That Cup Off For You? Per Michael Rothfeld: “Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who rode into power on a wave of voter angst in the first recall of a California governor, now finds himself a target for removal as his own popularity is declining. The state’s well-financed prison guards union, the California Correctional Peace Officers Assn., is bankrolling a recall effort against Schwarzenegger.”

41947744-31175650.jpgAnother Cup In the Future? We’ll see: “The first test of Sarah Palin, untethered (to the campaign or a prepared text), will come later this week when she sits down with ABC News anchor Charles Gibson for an interview in Alaska. It will air on Thursday’s evening news.”

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LAT In 90 Seconds

34871189-24183555.jpgDeborah Netburn’s Rush: The picture-book beat reporter (Deborah, e-mail us with your actual title, or we’ll be forced to keep making it up) likens Katherine Heigl to a recent sorority pledge, noting that the $30 million 27 Dresses raked in, “puts her in the same rarefied club as Reese Witherspoon, Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson, Drew Barrymore and just a few select others.”

34913614-24132050.jpgSundance Kid: Reporter David Keeps profiles Melonie Diaz, a 23-year-old you’ve never heard of who is about to blow up big: She’s starring in four films being shown at the festival RIGHT NOW.

klaileak.jpegOh, Henrys: “Federal prosecutors on Thursday identified Broadcom Corp. founders Henry T. Nicholas III and Henry Samueli as ‘unindicted potential co-conspirators‘ in an investigation into the illegal backdating of stock options.”

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broadcom.jpgBest Paragraph Of The Day Award: Goes to E. Scott Reckard and Kim Christensen, who write about troubled former Broadcom Corp. chief executive/alleged fetishist Henry T. Nicholas III:

But in a marathon interview that began Tuesday evening and stretched to 3 a.m. Wednesday, Nicholas talked enthusiastically about his eclectic interests — including his efforts to develop military vehicles that can withstand rocket-propelled grenades, his work to keep California’s three-strikes law intact, his attempt to keep his sister’s killer behind bars and his venture into the music business.

We can smell the crazy wafting right up off the page.

31590218.jpgHard Sell: Comedian Jack Oakie’s widow, Victoria, bequeathed the couple’s historic Northridge home to USC because she couldn’t bear the thought of it being torn down. To honor her dying wishes, USC is now planning to sell the house to a developer who will likely tear it down.

31562364.jpg“Cow-hide Covered Lottery Ticket”: Reporter Dylan Hernandez writes that the prospect of catching the 775th Barry Bonds home run ball has turned ordinary people into baseball fans. The ball, which would mark the occasion in which Bonds ties Hank Aaron’s home run record could be worth from $50,000 to $75,000 and record-breaking No. 756 $400,000 to $500,000.