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LA Observed Celebrates Six Years

We made it to the rooftop party at the Formosa this past Friday to celebrate the six year anniversary of popular media blog LA Observed. That’s over 12,000 posts, according to LAO creator Kevin Roderick (or K-Rod, as we like to call him)(Not to his face). There were a gajillion people there, and we managed to get a few pictures-

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Alexia Tsotsis and Erin Broadley of the LA Weekly

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Pandora Young elicits a snarl from Kevin Roderick

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National Entertainment Journalism Award Winners Announced

The winners of the LA Press club’s 2nd annual National Entertainment Journalism Awards were announced at a reception Thursday night. A number of local journalists took home awards, including Patrick Goldstein of the LA Times for Best Feature in the online category, and George Pennacchio of KABC-TV for Best News Story in the television category. Ella Taylor of the LA Weekly won Best Critic in the print category for the second year in a row. The ceremony also honored Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Joe Morgenstern for his career achievements.

Surprisingly, there were no awards for Nikki Finke, who cleaned up at the ceremony last year. But maybe she took pity on the competition this time and kept herself out of the running.

A full list of the winners after the jump-

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BREAKING: Even MORE Layoffs at LA Weekly

ellataylor.jpgStaff writer and film critic Ella Taylor has been laid off from the LA Weekly.

Theater Editor and staff writer Steven Leigh Morris got bumped (promoted) to freelancer. We hear that he’s cool with that, though.

There is another person to be named – we’re waiting on conformation.

Developing…