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Posts Tagged ‘Dianne Feinstein’

Dianne Feinstein’s Husband at Center of Current TV Sale Lawsuit

An LA-based media consultant is claiming that selling Current TV to Al Jazeera was all his idea. THR Esq. has the eight-page complaint filed Tuesday in California Superior Court.

The allegations hinge on a July 23, 2012 meeting and Power Point presentation. On that summer Monday, John Terenzio claims he met with Current TV board member Richard Blum and laid out how the Qatar-based broadcaster could be a perfect fit. Blum, a billionaire, is married to California state U.S. Senator for California Dianne Feinstein.

Terenzio is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and currently listed as living in Los Angeles with his wife and three children. From his Tri American Productions (TAP Inc.) biography:

Terenzio served as the president of programming and publishing at Broadband Sports, specializing in sports content for new media and television platforms… He has created, developed and produced virtually every type of reality programming, including prime time network news, television and digital sports, and programming in the court and “talk” syndicated genres.

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Patch Columnist Mulls Prospect of ‘Senator Maria Shriver’

An opinion column published today on the San Diego area Poway Patch is not so much ahead of the game as right on top of the new mandate from Arianna Huffington to get more clicks. FishbowlLA can attest to the fact that even several months now after the Arnold Schwarzenegger scandal, news items named “Maria” continue to fly off the hit stats sheet.

In defense of Poway pundit Colleen O’Connor, a former college history professor and co-editor of a book about Eleanor Roosevelt, the idea of Maria Shriver running for Dianne Feinstein‘s seat in 2012 is intriguing grist for the Brentwood mill. In the column, O’Connor urges readers to “stay with me here” before listing a baker’s dozen of Maria trump cards, including:

- A Rolodex of Kennedy supporters (Dems) and Schwarzenegger supporters (Reps).

- Roman Catholic in a state which is home to the famous “Reagan Democrats”—aka, Catholics who are the swing bloc voters in most elections.

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Jonathan Alter’s LA Book Party

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On Friday the fanboy-worthy columnist/author Jonathan Alter had a party hosted by Arianna Huffington in Brentwood for his new book, “The Promise: President Obama, Year One.”

Spotted in the crowd of notable LA literates were Waiting for Guffman‘s Catherine O’Hara, Star Trek‘s Evan English, host of SoCal Connected Val Zavala and author Sandra Tsing Loh.

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AFTRA Supports Performance Rights Act That Will Be Introduced This Week

aftra.gifAfter years of trying to get Congress to hear the case for terrestrial radio paying royalties to artists and labels for songs they broadcast, it looks like it will happen this week.

Much to the chagrin of National Association of Broadcasters who according to Billboard, ‘has long opposed paying such royalties under the claim that radio play serves as promotion that drives music sales’.

AFTRA sent us a lovely press release that spends an entire paragraph dropping names of important people then it explains what the release is about. We posted it after the jump and after we made fun of their release writing. Enjoy!

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LAT In 90 Seconds

s15404940.jpgHello Imma. Hello Abba: Joel Stein wants us to believe that the Jews who run Hollywood all got their gigs by going to the same Jewish summer camp together — and he offers as proof a long list of names of people you’ve never heard of.

39681200.jpgIf Us Weekly Ran The Show: No offense to Johanna Neuman, who did the best she could using – you know – ethics in reporting this piece about the private meeting between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama at Sen. Dianne Feinstein‘s house, but if an Us Weekly reporter had been on the story, we’d know a helluva lot more about that meeting than the fact that the two candidates drank water and shared a laugh.

39662431-06092427.jpgWriters’ Strike Cost California $2.1 billion: According to Richard Verrier, “effects of the three-month walkout continue to ripple across the state’s economy, causing a projected net loss this year of 37,700 jobs directly and indirectly tied to the entertainment industry, according a study released Thursday by the Milken Institute.” But, then, you already knew that.