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Fortune Names Elon Musk Businessperson of The Year

Have you ever won an award? Of course you have. Everyone has, because there are awards for every possible thing you can imagine. The amount of awards completely robs them of their meaning, but it doesn’t matter — everyone likes getting awards/honors, so organizations and companies keep giving them out. Therefore, we imagine Elon Musk is slightly excited about being named Fortune’s 2013 Businessperson of The Year.

Musk, as you probably know, is the guy behind Tesla Motors and SpaceX. He definitely deserves the honor. Cool looking cars and space tourism are important. We think.

Anyway, you can read Fortune’s take on Musk here. Below is the full list of people considered for Businessperson of the Year.

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Tom Brokaw on TIME 100 Influencer Steven Spielberg

Although this year’s print version of the TIME 100 features, for the first time, a total of five different domestic (Elon Musk, Jennifer Lawrence (pictured), Rand Paul, Jay Z, Malala Yousafzai) and two international covers (Li Na, Aamir Kahn), FishbowlLA’s favorite aspect of this must-read annual compilation remains the bylines.

This year for example, the ode to Justin Timberlake was composed by one Stevie Wonder; Timberlake returns the favor by praising Jimmy Fallon. And, for the bow-down to Steven Spielberg, the magazine enlisted Tom Brokaw:

However different their subjects, Spielberg’s productions have a common thematic DNA of humanity, so we are enlightened as well as entertained. His work on Lincoln alone was worthy of enduring acclaim, for it brought to life as no other film has this quintessential American President struggling with the greatest moral dilemma of our history.

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KCRW’s DnA Just Got a Lot Stronger

There was a distinguished visitor last night at Elon Musk‘s Santa Monica store. Ahead of the relaunch of KCRW’s monthly program DnA as a weekly podcast, host and executive producer Frances Anderton (pictured) dropped by to chat with the Tesla founder.

The additional weekly podcasts will start posting Tuesday March 26. The monthly radio show will also continue and drop into the Web rotation at each appropriate turn. From today’s announcement:

KCRW’s show exploring the world of design and architecture will grow to a weekly podcast, a lively blog and a team of design journalists, also known as “DJs,” to report on emerging design talent in LA and beyond…

“LA is admired the world over for its innovation in architecture, fashion, entertainment design and more,” says Anderton. “And, the design of our visual environment has a huge impact on how we live our lives. I’m thrilled that we will increase our coverage of, and participation in this creative community and the work that shapes our lives.”

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Jay Leno’s Garage Powers ForbesLife Relaunch

Luxury monthly insert ForbesLife is relaunching this week and is also being made available as a standalone publication on newsstands in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York for the purchase price of $6.99. Among the April 2012 rollout issue features is “Temple of Zoom,” for which reporter Hannah Elliott visited talk show host Jay Leno’s spotless Burbank garage warehouse complex.

The magazine is also available for Nook, iPad and Kindle, featuring a redesign conceived by Robert Priest and his associate Grace Lee. Other articles in the April issue include a look at the Bel Air home of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk and an account of a special private railcar train ride taken with Paul Mitchell-Patrón Tequila co-founder John Paul DeJoria.

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UCLA Grad Hosts Fourth Season of The Valley Girl Show

Even though the numbers for Jesse Draper‘s web interview program The Valley Girl Show are modest, both her audience and guest list encompass a solid chunk of Silicon Valley movers and shakers. When the UCLA acting grad’s fourth season launches in November, she will be expanding her reach to fast food restaurants and additional mobile devices via partner Mediafly.

Per a nice write-up this weekend in the San Francisco Chronicle, Draper (pictured) seeded her web show with earnings from 2007-2009 acting work on Nickleodeon’s The Naked Brothers Band. The 25-year-old daughter of venture capitalist Tim Draper (and niece of actress Polly Draper) has managed, out of a donated studio in San Mateo, to cultivate a lot of fun, goofy moments:

She ate escargot with Tesla’s Elon Musk (in honor of the just-released S Car), smashed up a TV with Justin.tv founder Justin Kan, wrapped presents with M.C. Hammer, had clean-tech VC Vinod Khosla slather her with green paint and gave Craig Newmark a lava lamp she’d bought on Craigslist. Ted Turner, Mike Tyson, Eric Schmidt and Scott McNealy have also appeared.

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