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How I Got That Story: Chris Lee, Kate Coe on Theresa Duncan


Chris Lee, LA Times writer and FBLA’s Kate Coe exchanged notes on their Theresa Duncan/Jeremy Blake stories.

When did you first get the story?

CL:I got it on Monday (7/23) but wrote and reported most of it Tuesday morning. Daily Calendar goes to the printer at 3:00 pm so it was a scramble.

KC: I pitched it to the Weekly the minute I learned she died.

Had the two stories always been the plan?

CL: No. I was heading down to San Diego to cover Comic-con the day the first one ran and there was no plan for a folo. But info kept on coming my way, some really hot stuff, and my editor made the decision to keep me on the story.

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Theresa Duncan on Journos: “I Talked Rings Around Them”


Anthony Ramirez of the New York Times was one in a long line of journalists who were dazzled by the late Theresa Duncan’s real intelligence, beauty and wit. He replies to Amy Alkon’s questioning why he didn’t check out Duncan’s claims to a degree from the University of Michigan, and an impressive sounding thesis (neither did Chris Lee at the LA Times). He wrote:

but a point of information: most people don’t lie to us or need to, especially in a light feature story about children’s cd-roms. if ms. duncan had seemed emotionally troubled at the time, or something else seemed amiss, we probably would have checked her resume. but there are only so many hours in the day and she wasn’t exactly running for high office.

One of the many people interviewed for the LA Weekly piece, film editor Jonathan Alberts recalled Duncan as coming back to work one day after an interview and saying

I talked rings around that guy!

More from Alberts, who was the editor of The History of Glamour below:

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LAT in 90 Seconds

10yearold.jpgKids Sue The Darndest Things: A 10-year-old director is suing his producer for creative control. And, to matters weirder, everyone in question is only one-degree away from Kevin Bacon.

thennow.jpgSchwarzenegger is Getting Fat: Proof that the media’s obsession with celeb bodies is not limited to a single gender, the LAT publishes this puzzling piece about the aging, sagging, depressed body of the Governator.

flavorofpc.jpgAnd… Scene: Please, someone kind editor somewhere, declare that Chris Lee no longer has to write anymore “flavor of Park City” stories. This is clearly exhausting the poor reporter.

LAT in 90 Seconds

crowdedhouse.jpgWill Write For Food: We get the feeling poor Chris Lee has been going to bed without supper.

parisdriving.jpgParis Gets Probation: This story appeared, um, everywhere moments after it happened Monday, but here goes: Paris Hilton pleaded no contest and was sentenced to three years probation for alcohol-related reckless driving. According to the LAT, “She … can reduce her probation by a year if she completes 40 hours of community service.” To which, we hear she said, “I already gave up sex for a year! What more can I give?”

nicegym.jpgLA Fitness: It’s not enough, anymore, to look like you live at the gym. Now your gym has to look good enough to live in.