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Power Of An Alert PR Rep

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An exceptionally enterprising PR-type, Meredith Goldblatt, suggested we could capitalize on a certain NY Times story and run a piece about Variety’s “Power of Youth,” a benefit held Saturday at Universal Studios on behalf of St. Jude.

So, yeah, we’ll take the bait.

The benefit brought together the likes of Variety’s VP & Associate Publisher Brian Gott, actress Miley Cyrus, Variety’s President & Publisher Charlie Koones and actress Vanessa Hudgens (all pictured here in this shot by Jordan Strauss of WireImage.com

According to Goldblatt’s release:

The inaugural event is part of Variety’s new initiative to reach out to Hollywood’s next generation of entertainers, in the hopes of encouraging young people to become involved with humanitarian and philanthropic efforts.

And what a youngster-filled event it was: One of the highlights was a celebrity tricycle race.

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LAT in 90

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Back to the drawing board.
Disney’s returning to hand drawn animation with The Frog Princess, a musical set in New Orleans. The movie would be written and directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, who co-directed The Little Mermaid. The studio will hire more animators, too, which is great news.

Pay per post.
Some bloggers are paid to write about products and services. Shocking.

Punk’ed.
Vivienne Westwood gets a career retrospective in San Francisco, which isn’t all that fascinating, but it’s nice to see Rose Apodaca’s byeline. Brian Grazer’s making a film about Westwood.

Mogul-mad Malibu.
Larry Ellison owns a chunk of Malibu, and is planning two new restaurants while David Geffen is renovating the Malibu Beach Inn. Nothing like a reservation for gazillionaires.

Al Martinez wants everyone to just shut up about the LA Times.