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LAT In 90 Seconds

typewrit.jpegBest Subhead of the Day: This Patrick Goldstein story bears the subhead, A recently published history of screenwriting reveals that Hollywood’s contempt for writers goes back decades. We can’t think of a use for this book — unless a writer wants to climb up a stack of them and then kick them out from underneath his dangling body should the WGA vote to strike on Thursday.

33549453.jpgThe Factory: Reporter Ann Powers sets a beautiful scene of an animated Kanye West performing for Marc Jacobs, who is mouthing every lyric of West’s hits, while Takashi Murakami bobs his head along to the beat inside the Louis Vuitton store that opened as part of an exhibit at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. There were probably other cross-pollinating bold-face names at the opening, but Powers had our head spinning enough.

227206_ratio4x3_width152.jpegGreat. More Editors: Gannett Co. is getting a piece of the Metromix action. The Virginia-based media company is working on a joint effort with Tribune Co. to expand the entertainment sites throughout the U.S.

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LAT in 90 Seconds

mamet.jpgDavid Mamet Likes Hollywood: Never mind that Speed the Plow — his play that opens tonight at the Geffen — and his book Bambi vs. Godzilla are not exactly love letters to Tinsel Town (his book includes a passage about execs who keep films “in development,” saying, “This is the fig leaf of propriety covering, if I may, not the genitals of artistic potential but the empty space where they once lay.”), never mind all that. Mamet tells the LAT: “I love the movie business. I’m crazy about it! It’s the most fun in the world.”

how_i_wrote_that_song.jpgAd Space: It’s not anything close to a slow news day, but we were struck nonetheless by an ad on this morning’s site: LAT and BMI on Saturday are co-sponsoring a panel discussion with the likes of Cee-Lo and John Legend called “How I Wrote That Song.” We’d like a second panel discussion with the folks in marketing called, “How I Came Up With This Odd Idea.”

lostpic.jpgLost Is Back Tonight: It’s Back! It’s Back! It’s Going To Be On TV Tonight!

FBLA Gets The Stomach Flu From Carrie Fisher

wishfuldrinking.gifWe can’t be sure that the former Mrs. Paul Simon/Princess Leia is the culprit behind our involuntary Master Cleanse diet, but it’s a good bet. Seeing how the extremely witty and open-to-the-world Fisher was sniffling into her microphone and literally “leaking” (her word for the Tammy Faye effect her watery eyes were having on her mascara), it’s safe to presume that she got us violently ill.

Which means Ted Danson must be in a coma. During Fischer’s one-woman play, Wishful Drinking, at the Geffen, Fisher normally plucks a hapless man out of the audience and dances with him on stage. On Thursday, that man was Danson, who very good-naturedly donned a Princess Leia wig and allowed Fischer to grope his bottom.

Fisher quipped that, knowing her luck with men, by the end of the evening Danson would either be gay or besieged with intimacy issues.

Or drowning in his own sick.

Feel better, Ted.