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On His 67th Birthday, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Starts New Gig: Los Angeles Register Columnist

This is exactly the kind of creative thinking that is required to connect with today’s busy and much better-served-than-before savvy media consumers. As part of the official launch today on the west coast of daily newspaper the Los Angeles Register, columnist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar highlights his favorite LA-themed movies.

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The opening paragraph quote from Charles Baudelaire also reminds us how even more cerebral things might have been if coach Phil Jackson had guided the Showtime era Lakers. One of the most intriguing categories in Jabbar’s three-by-three list is TOP THREE FILMS ABOUT THE HOOD. This portion of the article includes:

American Me: Directed by and starring Edward James Olmos, American Me spans thirty years (from the 1950s to the 1980s) of gang life in the Latino community. The gangster life, and its influence on the community, has never been portrayed with so much dark conviction.

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Dexter Season Six Debut Already Online

This is not good. On the heels of a pirated copy of FOX’s House 2011 season premiere being leaked online, there is word today of a similar hack for Showtime’s acclaimed serial killer drama Dexter.

According to a report on TorrentFreak.com by that website’s founder Ernesto, a 502-megabyte file of the program’s scheduled October 2 Season Six debut appears to have been ripped from a promotional DVD. It is available through the peer-to-peer technology BitTorrent, which originated out of San Francisco.

Reached via email in the Netherlands, Ernesto confirmed to FishbowlLA that at press time, about 50,000 people had downloaded or were in the process of downloading the Season Six first episode. “It is impossible to take down now, unless they shut down the entire Internet,” Ernesto said.

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Dexter Producer Tantalizingly Teases Season Six

It’s hard to imagine a serial killer with a more devastating Showtime reach than the one guided to award-winning heights by John Lithgow. But according to an Entertainment Weekly Q&A by Dan Snierson with Dexter executive producer and new showrunner Scott Buck, that’s just want fans of the program should expect this fall.

Edward James Olmos (pictured) is on board as Professor Gellar, an expert in religious studies. Over the course of Season Six, he becomes a person of major interest in a new Miami crime spree. Says Buck:

They are probably the biggest crimes we’ve ever seen on this show. We’re going toward a different kind of serial killer than what we usually see. This is someone more in line with the Zodiac Killer…. He kills people with great conviction. This is probably the first serial killer we’ve had who thinks he’s in the right.

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Hispanic Bloggers Converge on Hollywood

One of the best things about Hispanicize, the second annual Hispanic PR and social media conference taking place April 6th-8th at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, is that it shines a light on the myriad of Hispanic bloggers.

For some, like Catalina Juarez, a.k.a. @CatalinainLA, the conference commute will be a short one. She has not one but two blogs: the namesake Catalina in LA, an insider’s travel view of La-la land; and Greenery in Mommyhood, which commingles family living with environmental concerns.

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