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Posts Tagged ‘Gloria Allred’

Fired Houston Chronicle Reporter Sarah Tressler on ‘Coast-to-Coast Stripping Tour’

Former LA CityBeat intern Sarah Tressler is certainly making good use of her moment of fame. Fired months ago from the Houston Chronicle after being outed for moonlighting as a stripper, Tressler has teamed with super-lawyer Gloria Allred to file a wrongful termination suit against her former employer. She’s landed a book deal to publish the backlogs of her blog “Diary of an Angry Stripper.” And, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, she’s also in the midst of a “coast-to-coast stripping tour.” She’ll be at Crazy Horse III in Vegas on July 20-21 if you want to check out her act.

We’re still waiting for the tell-all memoir. Can’t see how that deal hasn’t been inked yet.

H/T The Informer

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Male Weatherman Sues CBS for Gender Discrimination

Meteorologist Kyle Hunter has over two decades of weather broadcasting experience in Southern California, but when job openings popped up at local stations KCBS and KCAL, he couldn’t land an interview. Instead, those jobs went to younger, hotter, and decidedly more female weathercasters.

Hunter is now suing CBS for age and gender discrimination.

According to the lawsuit, Hunter, “contacted a manager at KCAL to ask why he had not been considered for that position. In response, a member of KCAL management said that the stations aired a lot of sports broadcasts and catered to its many male viewers, and he said ‘You wouldn’t be the type men would want to look at.’”

The weatherbabes hired by the CBS affiliate stations are Jackie Johnson at KCBS and Evelyn Taft at KCAL. Both are easy on the eyes, and according to Hunter, less qualified than himself.

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Gloria Allred Still Figuring Out How to BCC

Yahoo’s Dylan Stableford got a funny scoop after super lawyer Gloria Allred accidentally forgot to BCC the 380 journos on her invite list to an Oscar viewing party at the Beverly Hills Hotel–on behalf of Ginger White, the woman who claims to have had a 13-year affair with Herman Cain.

First of all, what a weird fucking party to go to. Even by LA standards.

“So, did you watch the Oscars last night? The fucking French, huh?

“Yeah. What was all that yelling about? Just bring the dog up with you, tap dance a little and get the hell out of there.”

“Anyway, hung out with Herman Cain’s (alleged) mistress at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Just a doll. And she totally called Meryl Streep. The Academy owed her one.”

As far as the actual blown BCC goes, Stableford writes that at least one journo on the list wasn’t too pleased. “Dear Gloria: Thanks for sharing your entire mailing list with your entire mailing list.”

Stableford has the emails in full if you’re curious.

Whitman: ‘On November 3rd, No One’s Going to Care About Nicky Diaz’


Billionaire candidate for governor of California, Meg Whitman had a maid for nine years the candidate described as “family.” In the final stretch of the campaign where Whitman wanted to see employers fined for hiring illegal immigrants, her former housekeeper Nicky Diaz, hired media circus icon and lawyer Gloria Allred. First Whitman claimed she didn’t know Diaz was illegal and accused her of stealing her mail – a federal offense. Then a letter bringing her immigration status to the attention of her employer surfaced with Whitman’s husband’s handwriting on it. So Whitman lied and vilified her former housekeeper. She now treats Diaz like a leper in the press. Someone who she once cared about but due to her own rottenness is no longer fit to be around decent people. It’s pretty stunning to see a plutocrat in action. In the above interview with Greta Van Susteren, Whitman says, “And, you know what? On November 3rd, no one’s going to care about Nicky Diaz. But the law is the law and we live in the rule of law. It’s important.”

No one is going to care about Nicky Diaz? And by “no one” she doesn’t mean immigrants illegal or otherwise, people who’ve ever worked for a living or people who want to see the system fixed. She means no one important.

Lunch: Christiane Amanpour Draws an A-List Crowd

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— DIANE CLEHANE

On the menu at Michael’s today: a tasty stew of media mavens and moguls with a heaping helping of famous faces on the side. We could barely keep up with the goings-on in the dining room, since every other minute there was some boldface name heading to the Garden Room for CNN’s lunch to celebrate Christiane Amanpour‘s new show. We spied Gayle King, Cynthia McFadden, Joni Evans, Gloria Steinem, and Harry Evans among the scribes invited to cover the soiree. (Nice to see you, Steve Krakauer!) Our own TVNewser Kevin Allocca editor was there, too.

I was lunching today with Carrie Kania, senior vice president and publisher of It Books and Harper Perennial. It Books, HarperCollins’ hip new imprint, is tapping into the zeitgeist with a fall list brimming with of-the-moment tomes including Twitter Wit (Who knew so many people could write such witty Tweets?) and the just released I Love Your Style by the uber stylish Amanda Brooks. “I love the book because it shows how fashion evolves,” Carrie told me. I Love Your Style is full of fabulous images of timeless style icons like Jackie Kennedy, Ali McGraw and Charlotte Rampling as well as today’s trendsetters like Natalie Portman. It’s also got plenty of great ideas and tips on how to identify and develop a style that’s truly one’s own. Carrie is just as passionate about the classics on Harper Perennial’s backlist. “So many 13 and 14 year-old girls have not read The Bell Jar; I want to help them find it.” Seems like Carrie is on a mission to get everyone she can excited about publishing: she’s also teaching the New York University graduate course ‘Introduction to Publishing.’ Says Carrie of her gig that spends eights weeks focused on books and another eight on magazines: “I take the students through every step from acquisition to marketing. The mentoring I got early on was invaluable to me, and I want to help people like that. There is no better business to be in.”

Here’s the rundown on today’s crowd:

1. My good friend, public relations maven Lisa Linden (Happy Belated Birthday!) and her partner, Steven Alschuler — their firm, Linden, Alschuler & Kaplan works with plenty of Gotham’s movers and shakers in real estate, government and philanthropy, in case you didn’t know — with former senator Nick Spano and his colleague from Empire Strategic Planning, Perry Ochacher.

2. Most of the ‘Imber Gang’: Dr. Gerald Imber, Jerry Della Femina and Andy Bergman. Where were Jeff Greenfield and Michael Kramer?

3. Diane Sokolow and a formidable-looking fellow we didn’t recognize

4. Producer Bill Haber and television legend Norman Lear

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Town Hall Los Angeles Hosts Prop. 8 Debate

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Think this will get heated?

Next week Wednesday lawyers on both sides duke it out at Town Hall LA. Gloria Allred and Andy Pugno are the guest speakers. It will be moderated by USC’s Journalism Professor Judy Muller.

All event information and entire press release after the break.

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Jeff Robinov Retrospective

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Seen above, in happier times, Warner’s Alan Horn, producer Joel Silver, and in the role of Baby Bear, Jeff Robinov, president of production.

Robinov, you may recall, was quoted by Nikki Finke as saying that Warner’s was “longer doing movies with women in the lead”.

Gloria Allred called for a boycott, meaning crowds can continue to ignore the movies they weren’t seeing anyway.

Finke goes into more detail about Robinov’s response, and that of the other media. She stands by her story, but you knew that.

Jeffrey Wells has a semi-reasoned take to follow his initial reactions.

Anne Thompson writes a straight for the horse’s mouth piece on what Jeff Robinov really said or meant or didn’t mean or whatever.

Erik Davis isn’t taking any of this very seriously, but he loved Persepolis.

Karina Longworth notes that this is far from over.

Jeremy Smith wants to see Jessica Biel as a Navy SEAL. It rhymes!

Sasha Stone and her readers try to figure out what’s really going on.

FBLA bets that Warner’s will probably rush Paddington into production. Stuffed animals can’t talk back.

Bruce Cutler’s Jury Duty: Don’t even Try to Get Out of It

Super-lawyer Bruce Cutler launches Jury Duty tomorrow. Remember when he skipped Spector’s trial to tape the show?

Gloria Allred is allegedly still planning No Guts, No Gloria with Hearst, which would be her second stab at tv magic. At least a decade ago, she tried a him vs. her legal show with Gerry Spence which was produced by Susan Winston, who’s got an EP credit on Cutler’s show. Small world.

Jury Duty went head to head with Celebrity Jury last winter, and Telepictures backed down.