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Online Dispatches: EW, Forbes.com, Double X

megaphone.gifKeeping an eyes on some changes occurring online this week:

  • Will EW go online only? (On a side note we imagine this will be a recurring theme in 2009 media land). Gawker was speculating on rumors that the magazine, whose print circulation has plummeted this year, may move the whole operation online since their web traffic is strong. However! Turns out it was a false lead and the magazine is “full steam ahead for 2009.”
  • Forbes.com, which suffered some layoffs a few weeks back, is further embracing its online presence with a redesign of the story pages, its award-winning Video Network, stock quotes and executive tear sheets.
  • Double X, Slate‘s soon-to-be launched Web magazine for women, has tapped former Jezebel-er Jessica Grose to be their managing editor.
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Sundown on Sunset

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Evel Knievel dies at age 69.

Martin Scorsese’s newest film: La Clave Reserva

Just in time for the holidays! KOST fires Kim Amidon, after 22 years. via Franklin Ave.

Hollywood Bitchslap has an Oscar tote board up. Sasha Stone as well with better commentary but less useful visuals.

EW lists the 50 Smartest People in Hollywood, which is insane as well as inane. They can’t mean book smart, as Spielberg is notorious for never reading anything. They can’t mean career smarts, as Ben Stiller just made another stinker. So what do they mean?

Nikki Finke is now known as Sista Toldja.

Writers Balk in Talks or Talks Hit Pause Button. A little birdie told us that Variety writers are really tired of the emails accusing them of bias. Really, really tired.

Katie Holmes and a little dear and a little deer.

And Gawker has some openings.

WGA Strike 2007: Notes from Above Ground Underground

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Desperate Housewives has run out of scripts, and will shut down production today. The shows already in the can won’t last until Christmas. Marc Cherry, creator and show runner, is also on the negotiating committee of the WGA. Wonder if he regrets giving this quote:

“What sustained him in the fallow years, before his desperation inspired ABC’s 2004 hit “Desperate Housewives,” were the little green envelopes that showed up in his mailbox. Reruns of “The Golden Girls,” which got a second life on the Lifetime cable channel, brought residual checks that one year totaled $75,000…Without residuals, Cherry said, he might have been forced to “get a real job.”

EW has a diary of a non-famous writer who’s worried about having any job.

Ray Richmond got grief from a picketer at the Warner’s lot, too.

Nikki Finke’s got a compendium of news and anecdotes up (her readers were getting carpal tunnel with all that refreshing. We loved this one:

Several writers walking the line and who have kids at expensive Westside private schools discussed wearing red strike shirts when they drop off and pick up their kids as a means of sending a message to studio execs and moguls who are dropping and picking up their own kids at the same schools.

Take it to the Crossroads!

Her comenters are worried that the writers are losing the PR battle.
(photos and more from Walking the Line.)