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HuffPo Writer Checks Out Peter Bogdanovich’s Latest Picture Show

On this particular day, cast and crew for Squirrels to the Nuts, Peter Bogdanovich‘s first feature directing effort in 12 years, were camped out in Washington Heights around West 175th Street. Since the production was winding down, HuffPost Entertainment reporter Mike Ryan caught sight of some more-unusual-than-usual scenes, like this one:

Cybill Shepherd is sitting in a director’s chair to my right, signing her autograph to a stack of periodicals. One is a Rolling Stone with the headline “Cybill Sizzles.” Another is an old TV Guide featuring the cast of Moonlighting. Part of me likes to think that this is just what Shepherd does in her free time, but it’s the last day of filming, so these are most likely requests from the crew.

The crux of Ryan’s piece is his failure to get much going conversationally with Bogdanovich. He notes that unlike most set visits, where a group of journalists are herded around to precise, scheduled chat sessions, he was left to his own solo devices.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Cindi Leive Walks Fashionista.com Through a September Issue

Leah Chernikoff has put together a fun breakdown about what goes into to the critical annual September issue of Glamour.

EIC Cindi Leive tells the Fashionista editorial director that work begins on the issue pretty much right after September of the previous year. Discussions to get proven cover girl Jennifer Aniston on the front of September 2013 began a little later, in January. Leive says that reality TV, social media and even things like the 2009 documentary The September Issue have all helped raise the PR profile of Month #9:

“I think the average woman, the average magazine reader understands that the September issue is a big deal,” Leive says. “The fact that people are tweeting at me, ‘Who’s going to be on the cover of your September issue?’ That level of hunger would not have existed five years ago.”

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This Week’s Fourth Line: Kevin Ryder, Brad Pitt, Sergio Garcia

The media ice has turned out to be particularly slippery this week.

On Twitter last night during Game 4 of the Kings-Sharks series, Kevin & Bean co-host Kevin Ryder posted a very unfortunate guest tweet @LAKings for which he later apologized. Brad Pitt meanwhile in the pages of the upcoming June/July issue of Esquire is doing himself no favors by once again giving the voracious celebrity news blogosphere misdirect-coverage ammo about his marriage to Jennifer Aniston.

Finally, today on ESPN Radio’s The Herd with Colin Cowherd, Golf Channel reporter Steve Sands called in from London to recount how shocked he and everyone else in the room was Tuesday when Sergio Garcia answered the reporter’s question with an offensive joke about Tiger Woods. Garcia has since apologized, twice.

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WEHOville.com Publisher Puts Himself Out There with ‘Ask a Gay’

Take my column, please. That has pretty much been the approach espoused by WEHOville.com publisher Henry “Hank” Scott with his weekly column “Ask a Gay.”

Patterned after OC Weekly editor Gustavo Arellano‘s “¡Ask a Mexican!,” Scott’s tongue-in-cheek responses to emailed questions from readers are a bold and brash attempt to connect with a major part of the WeHo constituency. Is it working? We’re not sure, but the format certainly has fun leapfrogging over usual letter-from-the-publisher boundaries. Here for example is how Scott began a recent response to a woman asking whether celebrities still need today to worry about staying in the closet:

So you’re asking me if Tom Cruise is gay? Don’t know. Haven’t slept with him. And seriously, he’s so not my type (I like ‘em edgy and have a thing for shaved heads)…

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Word of the Day: ‘Stoparazzi’

Are you familiar with the term “stoparazzi?” If so, you’re way ahead of FishbowlLA.

Thanks to a recent piece on forbes.com by Morgan Brennan about what Lalaland celebrities look for in a home, we learned that this is often a leading VIP-MLS attribute:

“The number one feature celebrities need in a house is that it’s ‘stoparazzi,’ ” says Billy Rose, president of The Agency, a Los Angeles-area luxury real estate firm he co-founded with Mauricio Umansky, husband of reality TV star Kyle Richards of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. He says it’s not uncommon to drive a house-hunting celeb around LA with paparazzi in tow. His clients tend to like homes quietly tucked behind long, gated driveways, outfitted with extensive security systems and guard houses.

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The Story Behind Celebuzz’s Great Brad Pitt-Jason Priestley Photo

Yesterday, celebuzz.com editor-in-chief Dylan Howard posted a fantastically fun picture of Brad Pitt and Jason Priestley. It was taken in January 1991, during a small apartment gathering for the Bills-Giants Super Bowl XXV. The photo captures both actors at their pre-superstardom, innocent best.

It’s incredibly refreshing in today’s day and age of celebrity journalism to come across a photo scoop that is neither salacious nor sensational. FishbowlLA liked the picture so much, we asked Howard to tell us more.

“Who even knew Pitt and Priestley were pals? Not me, at least,” he says. “The irony here is that they would go on to become two of the biggest stars of their generation, within just months of this photo being snapped. Priestley with Beverly Hills 90210, which first started rating in the summer of that year and Pitt in Thelma and Louise.”

Howard says he has known the provider of the photo personally for a long time. By sheer coincidence, the day before on Celebuzz, there were some early 1980s photos of Jennifer Aniston. All that was missing this week was a close-up of baby Angelina.

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EXCLUSIVE: Jess Cagle on the Launch of ‘The EW Interview’

It was somewhat unfortunate that all those media misinterpretations of comments made by Brad Pitt to Parade magazine about Jennifer Aniston hit the wire just a day before a September 16 announcement that the actor was the inaugural cover-story beneficiary of a new Entertainment Weekly feature called “The EW Interview.” However, FishbowlLA is pretty sure that in the long run, it is the latter conversation that will stand the test of time.

We got in touch with EW managing editor Jess Cagle via email to find out more about this intriguing new series. Although no one is yet set for a second installment, he says he hopes to share another before the year is out.

“A lot of celebrity profiles focus on a current project with a few personal details wedged in,” Cagle explains. “The EW Interview is really an in-depth discussion with a respected entertainer about his or her work–by a reporter who really knows their stuff. Along the way you get tremendous insight into the subject’s personality and life.”

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Dog Blogger Picks Up After Google Analytics

John Woestendiek writes today at Ohmidog.com that he was particularly proud of his three contributions to the site on Monday, which included a follow-up about a formerly homeless Los Angeles man and his three-legged pit bull Topaz. That is until he checked his website’s Google Analytics report for August 15.

Turns out the bulk of traffic to his site came via a celebrity keyword search that had nothing to do with any of his Monday items. And Woestendiek is none too thrilled about it all:

What drew most readers to Ohmidog! yesterday–676 of them–was a post, nearly 50 days old, about Jennifer Aniston getting her dog Norman’s name tatooed on her foot…

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Jon Peters Sexual Harassment Testimony Gets Scant Local Media Attention

It may just be the fact that this litigation is being argued in the heat of August, a notoriously vacation-happy media month. Still, it seems rather strange that at press time, only the Daily Breeze saw fit to summarize for SoCal readers the LA Superior Court testimony of a former personal assistant suing mega-producer Jon Peters for sexual harassment.

The August 12 allegations are a bigger deal beyond U.S. borders. Reuters Canada reported the story on Friday and today, the UK media is set to propagate the details thanks to a pick-up by the Daily Express and ContactMusic.com.

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How’s That Whole ‘Being Nice’ Thing Working Out, Perez?

As you may have heard, spurred on by “Savage Love” columnist Dan Savage‘s “It Gets Better” campaign–an effort to stem the tide of bullying against gay teens–gossip blogger Perez Hilton has made a very public vow to be nicer. Yes, this the same Perez Hilton who makes a living by calling celebrities bitchy names like “Maniston” (Jennifer Aniston) and posting pictures of celebs he doesn’t like with semen photoshopped on their chin.

So…how’s that whole nice working out?

So far the results seem mixed. The site’s been pretty bland today. But Hilton just couldn’t resist taking a dig at one of his favorite targets: Miley Cyrus.

The headline above is in reference to a video Hilton posted of the singer Ke$ha, entitled “Ke$ha getting served a buffet of dicks,” which shows the starlet drunk and asking a bunch of cameramen to whip out their respective junk for her inspection. Hmmm, comparing 17-year-old Cyrus with a drunk 23-year-old adult trying to get a peak at some wiener…

Just a hint Perez. If you’re really looking to become less of a bully, 17-year-old girls are probably the ones you should lay off of first.

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