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Phil Jackson Holds Court at the Alex Theatre

At one point during last night’s Live Talks Los Angeles event at the Alex Theatre featuring Phil Jackson and the coach’s former locker room charge John Salley, a Lakers fan sitting directly behind FishbowlLA bellowed, “Fire Jim Buss!” Never mind that the heckle-target is A) one of the team owners and B) a likely future Jackson brother-in-law.

First and foremost, Los Angeles still loves Phil, a sentiment on full display at last night’s sold-out Glendale Q&A. The talk was part of the zen coach’s very active media tour for his new book Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success and benefited from interviewer Salley’s humorous, insider approach.

For example, Salley led off with an anecdote about being hauled into Phil’s office and learning he was being released from the Lakers. Leading him to declare a change in that summer’s plans to smoking lots of marijuana.

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dead420.jpgAll Things Considered — Except This One Thing: Margaret Wappler has a funny post on The Guide about the Grateful Dead refusing to grant NPR permission to use one of their songs unless they promised to do a piece on the band on All Things Considered.

38813409.jpgDrew Barrymore Victim of Hit and Run: The actress wasn’t hurt — and she got the license plate of the person who rear-ended her car on the corner of Santa Monica and Gardener today. How much you wanna bet the perp was a pap?

38815889.jpgAnd For His Last Trick: Jay A. Fernandez’s final Scriptland column will run tomorrow with a kicker that calls for a “moratorium on some industry tropes that have grown mealy and stale.” Jay, you’re going to the Hollywood Reporter, a mere hair’s breath from Variety. Think you don’t like H’wood tropes now? You ain’t seen nothing yet.