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dreamsss.jpgCelebrity Splits: Claudia Eller likens the breakup of DreamWorks SKG and Viacom Inc.‘s Paramount Pictures to a divorce, saying “the only issue now is who gets custody of the children. Like custody battles anywhere, this one could get nasty.” At stake, hundreds of movie projects and employees who work for DreamWorks.

anilambani.jpgHollywood Going Bollywood? Indian movie mogul Anil Ambani is “in talks to help finance a move by DreamWorks SKG, the studio founded by Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg, to become an independent company again.”

s263720.jpgPatt Morrison Throwing Signs? Patt Morrison compares her book club to a troubled youth book club and learns that all book clubs are kinda gang-like. At least, that was our read.

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LAT In 90 Seconds — Afternoon Edition

brokenpencil.jpegWriters Guild Will Strike Monday: Yep. It’s happening. And the LAT is blogging it.

31866358.jpgWhat To Watch? Not a whole lot of anything. In another one of the paper’s kinda-annoying photo book thingies, the LAT walks TV viewers through the depressing morass that is strike TV.

33593476.jpgHe’s The Marketing Genius That Came Up With That One: The maker of BeeCeuticals, a honey-based skin-care line, is suing DreamWorks SKG and Paramount Pictures, claiming Bee Movie promotions ripped off his trademarked slogan, “Give Bees a Chance.”

LAT In 90 Seconds

32694568.jpgMore Sumner Madness: Getting sick of Hollywood’s least-lovable codger, David Geffen and Steven Spielberg will likely be splitting from Paramount Pictures, less than two years after selling DreamWorks SKG to the Viacom outfit.

32698392.jpgSAG Elections Results: Incumbent Alan Rosenberg narrowly won a second term as president of the Screen Actors Guild. 72-year-old actor Seymour Cassel won 44 percent of the vote, to Rosenberg’s 47 percent — with Cassel supporters saying the would serve the union better as it confronts contract negotiations with studios next year. Rosenberg countered that argument, by calling Cassel “a thug.” Seems it worked.

pjack.jpegAngry Hobbit One Step Closer To His Golden Ring: Lord of the Rings director/deity Peter Jackson had to be a happy halfling yesterday: New Line Cinema was hit with $125,000 in sanctions in its ongoing legal battle with the disgruntled director, who made the studio a mountain of cash — and will likely see a bit more of it coming his way.