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Team @MileyOfficial Includes Long Island Teen

Most of Amy Kaufman‘s weekend LA Times feature is about LaQuishe “Q” Wright, a Texas-based social media manager whose celebrity clientele includes Channing Tatum, Paul Walker and Zac Efron. Wright started a fan site dedicated to Tatum in 2006 and that eventually led to a personal, on-set meeting.

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But we were even more fascinated by the tail-end of Kaufman’s piece. When she ropes in another startling Twitter-fan-to-manager success story:

When [Miley] Cyrus noticed a particularly popular Twitter fan account popping up in her feed, she sent a direct message to the person behind it — Olivia Rudensky, a 17-year-old from Long Island. Soon, the high school senior was having lunch with Cyrus’ mother, Tish, sharing tips on how she should announce her new single and get it to start trending on Twitter.

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Literary Agency Owner Caren Bohrman Passes Away After Long Battle with Cancer

The close-knit LA literary agency community is in mourning today following the death over the weekend of Caren Bohrman. She was 56.

As owner of The Bohrman Agency, she brokered screenwriter deals for such major Hollywood films as the remake of The Fugitive. Her brother, David, is president of Current TV, while their father Stan was an award-winning SoCal TV newsman.

In an interview with scriptologist.com, she offered a wonderful explanation of how she came to own her boutique agency:

“I got fired from my first job as an agent after four years because they said, ‘You’re too honest. So, we can’t trust you anymore.’ [This] taught me about the lack of integrity in Hollywood. I’m very straightforward and honest. So I decided I was going to prove to these people that you can be honest and straightforward and still be very successful.”

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Gossip Cop Founder Narrowly Avoids Becoming People’s ‘Hexiest Man Alive’

First, we wrote about how People magazine embedded their 2012 “Sexiest Man Alive” issue into last night’s episode of Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23. Then, we wondered if a November 3 scoop by gossipcop.com “top cop” Michael Lewittes might hex Channing Tatum and prompt the magazine to opt for someone else. Today, with Tatum still strutting his stuff on the cover, we’re debating if mention of the actor in last night’s episode might have had something to do with the magazine’s decision to stick with the 32-year-old actor.

Lewittes’ SMA advance reveal was a huge media scoop, the latest in a long line of solidly vetted exclusives published by the three-year-old New York-based website. “We’ve had a number of scoops,” Lewittes tells FishbowlLA via telephone. “For instance, when no one even had Jennifer Lopez or Steven Tyler for American Idol, we went with it. Everyone thought we were crazy, and when it was announced a couple of weeks later, they realized we were right.”

Adding insult to injury, Gossip Cop posted the Tatum cover at 6:45 a.m. ET this morning, about an hour ahead of people.com, after grabbing a copy at a local newsstand. All in all, we’re pretty sure Lewittes’ nickname around the hallways of the  magazine is nothing close to “magic Mike.”

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Did Gossip Cop Just Scuttle Channing Tatum’s Sexy Chances?

When we recently spoke to People magazine executive editor Liz Sporkin about next week’s cross-promotion on ABC-TV for the 2012 “Sexiest Man Alive” issue, she told us that the celebrity selected and their entourage are under strict NDA orders each year not to blow the publication’s newsstand cover. And that the magazine is fully prepared to switch honorees if such a leak is confirmed.

In the wake of gossipcop.com’s Monday exclusive that Channing Tatum will be announced next week as People’s 2012 SMA, FishbowlLA can’t help but wonder if this year’s sexiest runner-up is being hustled into service. It’s hard to envision anyone at the magazine passing on the top secret info, which logically leaves the printer or a member of Tatum’s inner circle.

Gossip Cop is very good about updating their items. At press time, there is still no word from either People or the actor’s camp.

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Trade Round-Up: August 28

OWEN2.jpegIn the wake of Owen Wilson‘s hospitalization and recovery, Variety does its best to diagnose his slate of upcoming films. New Variety staffer Tatiana Siegel writes that first up, the actor was due to begin shooting a role in “Tropic Thunder” opposite Ben Stiller followed by the January start of “Marley & Me” opposite Jennifer Aniston. He’s also scheduled for promotional activities to support Wes Anderson‘s “The Dareeling Limited,” set for release Sept. 28 from Fox Searchlight.

Variety‘s Michael Fleming writes that Oliver Stone has set his sights on yet another Vietnam project by closing a deal with United Artists to finance “Pinkville.” Pic is a drama about the investigation of the 1968 My Lai massacre. He’ll direct and Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum will star. Stone’s “Born on the Fourth of July” star Tom Cruise now runs UA with partner Paula Wagner.

Jennifer Lopez is also hustling with a new project for the small-screen, teaming up with Jane Startz Prods. to develop “The Amigas Sweet 15 Club,” a half-hour comedy about five Miami teens who run their own Quinceanera party-planning biz.

Innovative Artists has been ripe with a lot of work-related gossip this year from assistant drama to a brand new lawsuit. THR reports that Innovative agents Michael McConnell and Ben Press filed suit Monday in LA demanding that they be allowed to leave the tenpercentery along with their clients due to unfair one-sided employment contracts.

Scott Baio‘s reality run on VH1 with his self-titled TV show has been extended but the new season won’t just find him “45…and Single” but instead a year older and expecting his first child. THR says the new plotline will focus on impending fatherhood following a season finale engagement with girlfriend Renee.

– CHRIS GARDNER