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Jamie McCourt Now Supports Media Rights Auction

Monday was a big day for Frank and Jamie McCourt, as the two confirmed their divorce settlement after months of public humiliation.

As part of the settlement, Jamie McCourt received $130 million and relinquished her share of the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In addition to her big payday, Jamie McCourt now supports the proposed auction of the team’s media rights. A spokesman for Frank McCourt released the following statement Monday:

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The axiom “We’re not in Kansas anymore” applies to just about every aspect of the wretched Frank-Jamie McCourt Dodgers saga. But in the case of 25-year-old accidental journalist Josh Fisher (pictured), the exact opposite is now true.

After making his name as a subject matter expert via, the University of Kansas alum and spring 2011 University of Minnesota law school grad is getting ready to start as an associate at the downtown Kansas City offices of Bryan Cave LLP, a law firm founded three years before Major League Baseball. But he insists, in an interview with school newspaper the Daily Kansan, that he will continue to cover the McCourt saga:

“You don’t throw something like this away,” Fisher said. He will continue operating the site as long as there’s a use for it…

At the same time, covering the Dodgers is a lot of work, and Fisher will soon need to focus on his new job at the law firm. “I can’t have these people filing for bankruptcy every week,” he said. “I didn’t buy”

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LA Times Gets the Jump on Latest McCourt News

Score one for Bill Shaikin of the LA Times (pictured). He was first to report this morning that Frank and Jamie McCourt have reached a mediated settlement in their divorce dispute.

Shaikin’s item is getting picked up left, right, and center this AM by USA Today, ESPN, and many others. This is how you maintain the home plate cred of an embattled newspaper, by making sure that you can still out-hustle competing outlets to a nearby, downtown scoop.

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Judge Throws Out Frank McCourt Doc

It was a close play at Superior Court home plate. But at the end of today’s legal inning, divorcing LA Dodgers owner Frank McCourt appears to have come up short.

The losing attorney team immediately started arguing the call – no surprise there. But from our non-law school perspective, today’s pronouncement really does seem to tilt the battle over co-ownership of the MLB team back in Jamie’s favor.

Per Bloomberg News:

The marital agreement was ruled invalid, making Jamie McCourt a co-owner, according to her spokesman, Mark Fabiani. Her ex-husband’s lawyer disagreed.

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McCourt Divorce Uncovers Dodgers Paying Themselves Rent

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We thought the divorce of Jaime and Frank McCourt might turn up some fun stuff. We were right. The Dodgers pay rent $14 million to be at a stadium they own. Creative accounting? Inspired!

KTLA’s Bill Shaikin writes:

The Dodgers pay rent to Blue Land, which is not involved in stadium operations. Boies said the rental payments offered the McCourts the option of working around restrictions on receiving cash directly from team coffers.

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The McCourts Make ‘Worst Persons in the World’

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Keith Olbermann says, “The runner up, Los Angeles Dodgers owners Frank and Jamie McCourt. Revealed today in the ” LA Times,” for five years the McCourts paid a, quote, scientist and healer to think positive thoughts about their team, and transmit them for four hours a day for more than 100,000 dollars a year, while he watched on TV from his home in Boston. Vladimir Spunt was said to be able to improve the Dodger`s chances of winning by 10 to 15 percent. It sounds hilarious until you realize Spunt told the McCourts there were disconnects between their manager and general manager, so the McCourts fired the manager, and then three weeks later they fired the general manager.”

The McCourts gave dude six figures a year for that? Oh we are so in the wrong business.

Fundraiser for Poor Poor Jaime McCourt

Jamie Fund.jpgFrank Coffey sends us this gem from eTrueSports:

First Annual Jamie Fund Announced by Dodgers

Jimmy Choo Shoes Rushes To Donate

Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Greater Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce today announced the formation of THE JAMIE FUND to help raise cash or checks for current/former/future Dodger co-owner Jamie McCourt who is currently “down on her luck” according to Fund officials.

Immediate needs for Mrs. McCourt include $25,000 monthly for spa treatments, $2,500 for weekly pedicures, and $10,000 for daily household expenses, including shopping trips to Rodeo Drive.

“Rest very assured that all funds raised will go directly to Jamie McCourt,” said a lawyer for the beleaguered McCourt who requested anonymity to avoid unwanted late night phone calls from his voluble client.

“Jamie is being more than reasonable. She is just asking that her basic living needs be cared for.”

Whole piece is here.

Bel Air Graduates To Major Leagues — Gets Its First Film Festival

The swanky L.A. suburb of Bel Air will catch up to the big boys with its first film festival, running Nov. 14-19.

And because it’s a short film fest and it is Bel Air, screenings will take place in private homes with private screens and probably private guests.

“Film Fashion Night,” will kick off the festival, hosted by Genlux Magazine, with a celebration of fashion, film and art held at Lionsgate Vice Chairman and Director Mark Amin‘s exclusive private estate in Bel Air.

Screenings include Louise Dahl-Wolfe: Painting with Light, a short documentary about the famed photographer’s life and her “discovery” of actress Lauren Bacall, as well as short documentary James Gill Full Circle, an autobiographical look at American pop artist James Gill that chronicles his meteoric rise and sudden disappearance from the Hollywood scene and art world. Honorees for the evening include Anya Sarre, celebrity stylist and head fashion stylist for Entertainment Tonight, The Insider and ET on MTV; and Orian Williams, producer of the award-winning film Control and one of Variety’s “10 Producers to Watch.”

On Saturday, Nov. 15, a screening of the short documentary Carissa sponsored by Virgin Mobile and the Los Angeles Dodgers Dream Foundation, will be shown at the Motion Picture Academy Theater in Beverly Hills.

The film has won the Jury Prize in its category and six film festivals and is Executive Produced by Davis Guggenheim, Academy Award winning director of An Inconvenient Truth and Jamie McCourt, Owner & President of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Carissa Phelps and director David Sauvage. Carissa tells the story of a homeless 12-year-old in Fresno, who was forced into prostitution, but strived against all odds to eventually graduate from UCLA last year with a law degree and MBA.

For more info, check out the release below:

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