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LA Publicist Throws Book at Heather Mills

The name of Michele Elyzabeth Blanchard‘s Sunset Blvd. PR firm, Parapluie Inc., is French for umbrella. Highly appropriate this week as she has ¬†rained down on former client Heather Mills with a stormy set of allegations.

After meeting Mills at a charity event in Beverly Hills, Blanchard worked for Paul McCartney‘s ex from the spring of 2005 through July 2008. Along with $186,000 in unpaid PR bills, Blanchard claims Mills lied about abusive treatment at the hands of McCartney and was otherwise generally erratic. Per the publicist’s Superior Court complaint:

Blanchard (pictured, with Mills) claims she brought an offer to appear on Donald Trump‘s show Celebrity Apprentice, which Mills blew by insisting she be “guaranteed to make the final cut.” When “Mills’ request to be guaranteed the winner was denied,” she offered to be a judge instead, Blanchard says, concluding, “As usual, Mills thwarted plaintiff’s attempts to close deals due to her unreasonable demands and erratic behavior.”

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LAT In 90 Seconds

36352546-16202712.jpgLAT’s Shiny New Blog: We don’t know anything about sports. But if you do, the LAT has a blog for you. Tournament Tracker. It tracks, um, tournaments or something. We don’t know. We tried to make sense of it, but there were a lot of number and arrows and sports info, and our eyebrows caught on fire.

35068601-12200744.jpgNot Letting It Die: Chuck Philips continues his tireless pursuit of Tupac’s killer. We’re not entirely sure why.

36859014.jpgLove Can’t Buy You Money: Heather Mills turns down a $50 million settlement, hoping for a $250 million judgment and is awarded $48.6 million instead. That’s kinda ironic, but somehow we can’t work up a schandenfreude boner up for this one.

Heather Mills Has a Publicist Who Doesn’t Have a Clue

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Claire Zulkey, a mediabistro.com alum, writes Show Tracker columns in the LA Times on Dancing with the Stars. In turn, the publicist for Heather Mills wrote an email taking Zulkey to the woodshed for being mean to Mills. Michele Elyzabeth isn’t the most effective flack on the planet, as no one has replied on the LA Times website. And she tries to make it personal for Zulkey:

Your sense of humor is very disturbing. I hope for your sake that you never have to be judged by your peers.

Gee, we like that Claire’s a little twisted. And what writer isn’t judged, day in and day out? FBLA invites all readers to click on over and judge Zulkey.

Zulkey wants Joey Fatone to email her.

Leeza Gibbons: Glorious Me!

Leeza Gibbons might have gotten low scores from the Dancing With the Stars judges, but she’s got a positive attitude, thanks to a life coach and The Secret:

I want you to be willing to win and fully take it into your heart; for you to accept the assignment to be a catalyst to awaken the world. Own it. Claim it. Be used by spirit. Live this way, unattached, humbly accepting your role for humanity. And then let it go… nothing to do, nothing to get, nothing to prove, just be you. Glorious You!

She also shares what should be a very private memory of Paul McCartney singing to her belly.

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And Sir Paul’s ex, Heather Mills, the Peg Leg Bates of her generation, gets another week in which to kick up her heels.

In The Trades:

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NBC borrows from the Brits and gives America a show that intends to give teens a taste “living life on fast-forward and giving teens a wakeup call about the consequences of unplanned pregnancy.” Is NBC planning on buying babies for this purpose?

Speed Racer is even more of a go, as Warners has moved the release date up to May 9, 2008.
Larry and Andy Wachowski are writing and directing, Joel Silver is producing under his Silver Pictures banner.

Al Gore’s CurrentTV is opening in the UK, with plans for more overseas markets. When asked what his 18-year-old self would have submitted, Gore replied, “Back in those days I was protesting against the Vietnam war, I’d probably want to make something on that.”

Doc. makers Debbie Melnyk and Rick Caine turn the lens on Michael Moore in Manufacturing Dissent and even use some moves from his playbook:

Melnyk and Caine are forcibly ejected during one public event spotlighting Moore and denied access to sound recording at another.

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Regis Philbin is scheduled for heart by-pass surgery this week. If only some talk show hosts could get brain implants, things would be better.

Online gamblers are betting on Heather Mills and her leg coming off during Dancing With the Stars.

Steve Wilkos, the security guard from The Jerry Springer Show, is getting a talk show. Why? Because he’s recognizable.