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On This Night, America’s Got Foul-Mouthed 12-Year-Old Talent

One. Two. THREE blatant dick jokes. That was the gist of 12-year-old White Plains, NY Orthodox Jewish teen Josh Orlian‘s first-ever public stand-up comedy performance. And the AGT judges loved it.

Howard Stern commended Orlian for “not losing the audience,” while Howie Mandel – who could be heard most notably during the performance laughing loudly from the judges’ table – suggested that at least the teen has some good footage for this fall’s Bar Mitzvah.

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EW Welcomes New Associate Publisher, Marketing

AnnetteGalloHeadshotAnnette Gallo starts today, replacing Jackie Cuddeback, who was named associate publisher, marketing for sister publication People.

After earning a BFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design and attending Tufts University as an MFA candidate in Studio Arts, Gallo first made her mark at CondéNet. As director of ceative services, she worked mainly on branded campaigns for style.com, vogue.com and men.style.com.

Then it was on to AOL, where her titles included global sales development director and head of editorial partnerships for the Women and Lifestyle brands. Gallo was instrumentally involved in heidiklum.aol.com, Gail Simmons sponsored by Kraft, GMC Trade Secrets with Tyler Florence and a site for one of Mark Burnett’s many productions.

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Heidi Klum Nabs ‘German of the Week’

Ahead of Saturday’s “big hats”-themed 40th birthday celebration, supermodel and reality TV star Heidi Klum has received an early present from website local.de. She is their selection for “German of the Week.”

Klum has been nominated during Project Runway for a bunch of Emmys and other awards, but she’s never actually won. Perhaps this dubious honor (a dead guy won it last week) will help tip her into the winner’s circle. From local.de’s faraway, fun shout-out:

Klum lives in America, where the public largely love her. But to fall back into the arms of Germany it could be that she needs to cultivate a “nicer” outward image, newspaper Die Welt said…

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‘Citizen Hearst’: An Inside Look at the Hearst Media Empire

Ahead of its premiere at two New York City theaters next week, FishbowlNY attended a screening of Citizen Hearst Monday at the SoHo House. The documentary, directed by Academy Award nominee Leslie Iwerks and narrated by William H. Macy, celebrates the 125th anniversary of the company, interviewing current and former executives for an inside look at the company.

The documentary traces William Randolph Hearst‘s career trajectory from college-dropout publisher of the San Francisco Examiner to the founder of a media empire that boasts 51 newspapers, 300 magazines and 29 television stations. In an interview for the documentary, Dan Rather calls Hearst a “reformist journalist” who just “wanted to make a difference.”

Citizen Hearst features interviews with editors of some of the company’s top magazines, including Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Town & Country and Esquire. Several generations of Hearsts were interviewed, along with several major media personalities including Oprah Winfrey, Bob Iger, Leonard Maltin and Heidi Klum. The film also investigates how major events like the San Francisco earthquake in 1989 and the terrorist attacks of 9/11 have impacted the company.

The documentary will be shown at two NYC locations — the Chelsea Theatre and the 1st & 62nd Theatre — on March 14.

Citizen Hearst also featured an interview with the architect of the Hearst Tower in Manhattan, which MediabistroTV got a tour of last year. Watch it after the jump. Read more

DAMEmagazine.com Profiles Hollywood’s Top Celebrity Divorce Lawyer

There’s a brand new online women’s magazine in the Internet mix. It’s called DAME, was founded by publishing vet Jennifer Reitman, is aimed at the female over-30 crowd and counts as editor-in-chief Sanjiv Bhattacharya, former features editor for GQ UK.

Bhattacharya helps get it going with a snappy profile of Laura Wasser, the Century City denizen generally referred to as “Hollywood’s top celebrity divorce lawyer.” The label definitely fits:

Right now, Wasser has 35 active cases, allegedly including Laura Dern, Heidi Klum, Dennis Quaid and 80s saxophonist Kenny G (though Wasser herself won’t reveal any names). She even looks like a celebrity – the kind of lawyer that all those hot TV lawyers are based on. She’s smart, fast-talking, expensive (at up to $800 an hour) and in the words of the drooling producers at TMZ, “superfine.”

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Online Casting Service Piggybacks on Heidi Klum-Seal Woes

There is absolutely no redeeming quality to be found in today’s brief ExploreTalent.com blog post “Heidi Klum and Seal Separate.”

Normally, this wouldn’t be an issue for FishbowlLA. But after the Las Vegas based casting service posted what amounts to a straight-up E! Online rehash–with no author byline, a run-on sentence and an errant extra paragraph break thrown in for bad measure–they had the gall to put out a press release about this waste of code:

ExploreTalent.com, a premier online social-network for talented individuals in the entertainment industry, announced a new blog on their news site today, titled, “Heidi Klum and Seal Separate”…

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Heidi Klum: AOL Contributor

Because Heidi Klum is super famous, has nice hair, and doesn’t have enough money, AOL is paying her almost $1 million to contribute content to the site. Ad Age reports that she’ll also be taking in 50 percent of the ad revenue generated from the project.

But enough about the rich getting richer, just what is Klum offering readers? A slew of advice videos on everything from parenting (she’s famous, of course she’s a great mom!) to fashion.

Helping Klum out will be a stable of “experts,” people she brought along that she trusts will dole out great information. One of them is actually her children’s art teacher, which we have to admit is kind of cool.

Before you start taking in all of Klum’s advice, be warned, it does get expensive. She says the best brush on the market is one made by Mason Pearson. It costs over $100.

Heidi Klum Gets Reported ‘Seven-Figure’ Content Deal With AOL

Hey, all you AOL journos who were laid off a couple of months ago. Wanna know where your salaries went? If you said in Arianna Huffington‘s pocket, you may be partially right. But another media titan just peeled off a nice chunk too. Supermodel and Project Runway star Heidi Klum just signed a content deal with AOL worth an alleged “seven-figures,” not to mention bonus incentives which will allow her to reap up to 50% of the ad revenue generated from her efforts.

Klum will offer fashion, lifestyle and parenting advice for AOL. “The more I’ve become public,” she tells AdAge, “the more questions I would get. What is the best shampoo? What is the best comb? Why not have a place where people can speak to the horse’s mouth? They can speak to my experts.”

Her “experts” include her children’s art teacher.

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Ross Mathews Finally Makes It Into an Oscar Night Party

All these years of doing bits for Jay Leno, and Sunday, February 27th turned out to be the first time Ross Mathews finally crossed over from the red carpet into a big-time LA Oscar party.

His report from Sir Elton John‘s fundraising bash at the Pacific Design Center aired Monday and features a range of celebs including Jamie Foxx, Glee‘s Jane Lynch, Paul Rudd, American Idol judge Steven Tyler, and Modern Family‘s Eric Stonestreet. A running gag had Mathews asking each famous interviewee to donate an item to Jay’s “gift bag.”

Things took an unexpected turn for the X-rated when The Tonight Show correspondent ran into Tori Spelling. The combination of her crotchless panties and the venue’s mirrored floor actually led to some brief NBC blurring:

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Pop Culture Gridlock at LA Auto Show

At the New York Times “Wheels” blog (a.k.a. The Nuts and Bolts of Whatever Moves You), contributor Tori Tellem has a fun rundown of the VIP party events that surrounded the November 17th-18th press preview days for the Los Angeles Auto Show. It’s not entirely A-list caliber stuff, but it’s still the kind of celeb smorgasbord that few other American cities can rival.

At the Lotus end of the show floor, the unholy trifecta of Sharon Stone, Billy Baldwin and KISS member Paul Stanley helped unveil sparkling new automotive offerings. Sorry to say, but if this were a movie, it would go straight to VOD. Other celebrations were a little more high-brow.

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