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38748073.jpgDennis Farina Arrested: The former Chicago police officer-turned actor spent most of yesterday in jail before getting sprung on $35,000 bail for allegedly trying to board a plane with a .22-caliber handgun in his briefcase. Don’t worry, Dennis, with the state of air travel these days, you’ll probably still make your connecting flight.

38760666.jpgGetting A Hed: Josh Friedman has a piece today about the importance of a movie’s title to its box office success. Think the copy desk sweated the headline? We like the one they came up with: Some movie are entitled to do well. Got a better one? Leave a comment and tell us.

35641437-14171643.jpgAnd The Weird Goes On: Michael Jackson gets to keep Neverland Ranch, thanks to Colony Capital LLC, which bought Jacko’s loan.

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37444500-0ss2174509.jpgWeekend Box Office Predictions: Josh Friedman is betting on pro football.

37482089.jpgApple Beats Wal-Mart: Michelle Quinn and Dawn Chmielewski report that Apple’s iTunes store surpassed Wal-Mart as the largest music retailer in the country – a distinction it will get to enjoy until MySpace swallows it whole.

kdougii.jpgNewest Celebrity Blogger? Kirk Douglas. And, no joke, the kids love him.

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34186596.jpgSouth Central Days: Reporter John Mitchell makes much of the art-kinda-sorta-imitating-life aspect of this tale about a gang member who made a film about his violent demise. But we’re much more fascinated by the fact that the former thug, Marquis Calhoun, got an audience Frank Biondi, former head of Universal Studios and Viacom. His freshman effort isn’t breathtaking, but you might want to remember his name.

lpsheriff.jpegDeath By Internet? Reporter Maria La Ganga offers a look at what might be the first murder of someone based on his Megan’s Law listing. Michael A. Dodele, a sex offender whose profile intimated (erroneously) that he was a child molester was stabbed to death. A neighbor, a father of a young boy who had been molested in the past, is being held in connection with the killing. This might be the worst outcome of one person Googling another that we’ve ever heard.

34080634-05135554.jpg“Golden” and Gloating: Reporter Josh Friedman got to boast today about being right on Friday.

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31866358-06175018.jpgLive Girls! Nude! Nude! The LAT is clearly smitten with Diablo Cody — it’s as though no one there has ever gotten this close to a stripper before. In what we think might be the third story about her this week, the Juno scribe appears in the lede of another one of those weird Deborah Netburn picture-book things.

34140227-06165626.jpgA Lede We Liked: OK, so it kinda wrote itself, but we want to give Josh Friedman props for this lovely lede: “No one in Hollywood quite knows where The Golden Compass is pointing, though it appears to be south of blockbuster status.”

28688248-28132756.jpgGuess Sam Zell’s Getting It After All: The $8.2-billion deal to sell the Tribune Co. to Sam Zell is nearing completion. What does this mean for the state of the industry? Who knows? But apparently it’s good for Wall Street: Trib stock jumped nearly 8% at the news.

WGA 07 Strike Week 5 Name Dropping

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Quick! Call the people who make Glade and tell them you won’t buy their stinky product til the writers win.

United Hollywood has the latest response to the AMPTP proposal.

AMPTP finally hires a PR firm.They’re going to need more than air freshener.

John August, Craig Mazin, Jane Espenson, and Josh Friedman pulled the 8-11 a.m. shift at Warner Bros., gate 2/3.

Ken Levine is picketing at CBS Radford.

Alessandra Stanley notices that talk shows aren’t as timely, in her own tardy fashion.

Rachel Sklar stirs the passions of those who admire Ayn Rand.

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31866358-29180850.jpgWe Weren’t Wasting Time. We Were Doing Research: Need convincing that Deborah Netburn and Patrick Day have the easiest jobs at the paper? Read what they get paid to do.

33593006-15145426.jpgEnd In Sight? After four days of silence, the AMPTP put out a press release announcing it has offered new proposals for digital revenue. The WGA has asked for time to examine the proposals. Both sides agreed to meet again beginning Dec. 4.

34023484-29152723.jpgA Cheat-Sheet For Your Office Pool: Reporter Josh Friedman kicks off a new weekly feature that predicts weekend box office take. No word on how many shots Friedman has to take each time he’s wrong.

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The Los Angeles Times, boiled down.

Big Girl’s Blouse?
Is David Beckham just a big whiner? Or does Galaxy care more about pushing merch than winning games?

MPAA Ratings Are Your Friends
Maybe Josh Friedman never spoke to the MPAA’s publicist, but a piece on the art and wit of the movie ratings board must be a dream come true for Kori Bernards.

Dust Up Goes to the Dogs
Daniel Guss, animal advocate, takes on Bill Hemby, PetPac. First topic: spay and neuter laws.

Hilary’s Hideaway
Why is Peter Nicholas’ piece about Hilary Clintons’ archives in the Health section?

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30899936.jpgGentrification, LA-Style: Only in Los Angeles would an increasingly gentrified downtown threaten — not lower-income tenants — but movie producers who are used to filming without neighbors raising much of stink.

25801862.jpgRejoicing Rats: Ratatouille kicked Bruce Willis’s butt.

30902074.jpgA Story With Lots Of Pretty Words In It: Reporter Martin Miller has a kinda-sorta illuminating piece about how networks never declare their shows to be “cancelled.” Mostly, he says, it’s a matter of Hollywood ego. There. That was one paragraph. Somehow Miller makes the point stretch out for 22.

FBLA 20 Questions: Tammy Caplan

imdbfartman.jpgTammy Caplan is the writer/producer/director responsible for Fartman: Caught In A Tight Ass. And she admits it.

The film was chosen to be a finalist for the Howard Stern film festival but was disqualified because she used union actors. Howard’s In Demand channel, Howard TV, loved the film so much though that they ran it on Howard TV for several months. And now, in a partnership with Atom Films, Howard TV has put the film on the web so everyone can see it.

When she’s not making the world a better place through film, the witty, infinitely patient Caplan is answering our ridiculously stupid questions.

1. What newspapers do you read? I don’t really read newspapers. I get most of my news from IMDB news. If it’s not there, it’s probably not worth knowing about.

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading? None, but I do point at the words with my finger while reading them.

3. Which Web sites are on your favorites bookmark (aside from FBLA, of course)? www.atomfilms.com (great site for short films), http://hucksblog.blogspot.com/ (Really funny screenwriting blog but he hasn’t written since January! Damn that Josh Friedman!)

4. Where do you get your car washed? My car looks like crap. I let the rain wash it, but that never works very well. I’m too cheap and too lazy to go to a real car wash.

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celebjedi.jpgThe Force Is/Are Strong With This One: Good for Geoff Boucher for knowing that the plural of “Jedi” is, in fact, “Jedi.”

a35e235d-7d15-45b9-ac6f-76f32327a11c.widec.jpgWar Correspondants Watch TV, Too: So weird to see a TV review by San Diego bureau chief Tony Perry (who has most recently covered Afghanistan), even if it is a show about the Iraq War.

bopira.jpgUnlimited Sequels Ho! And Josh Friedman explains why.

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